I started off this pregnancy feeling extremely well, but that was quickly followed by the normal misery of all day sickness. With six kiddos to take care of and so many things happening in our life, I couldn't afford to be "sick" so, I graciously accepted the anti-nausea meds and for the most part, they did their job well and yes, they made me very tired (gotta take the good with the bad right?). I also had problems with severe itching...odd, but true. I itched everywhere...and I do mean EVERYWHERE!!!! I scratched till I bled...EVERYWHERE. This issue took me to the doctor on numerous occasions. Never could my doctor find a medical reason for this major issue...no infection, no nothing...just itching. I suffered with this (suffered seems like such an understatement) for 3 months! Finally, my doctor prescribed medication for me and I have been fine ever since. I fely very cheated because of my anterior placenta I couldn't feel movement from our little man until about week 20.
Starting in my second trimester, I felt like a new person. I normally love being pregnant (until month 7, when my little ones always drop and my SPD kicks in)...and finally, I had a taste of what loving being pregnant felt like. This feeling was very short lived and lasted about 2 weeks before our little one decided to make my sciatic nerve his new resting place. Luckily this problem comes and goes but it is quite excruciating when he's pressing on it. I had one gall bladder attack but have been fine since that one miserable occurance. I have always had problems with varicose veins when pregnant and this time is no different. I do wear my compression stockings more this pregnancy to try and help with the swelling in my legs.
Now, at the beginning of my third trimester, I can honestly say...all things considered....I feel pretty good. I am constantly naseaus but, I no longer rely on my anti-nausea meds to get me through the day. My sciatic nerve is killing me and my SPD has kicked in much earlier than usual this time. Still...I try so hard not to complain. I have been nesting for months and am in the final stages of having our entire house reorganized. All the things we have for the baby are set up. To some, it seems normal to prepare for him so early...for other's they question why we are setting things up so early. Well, there are two reasons for that...one is anything we put in our damp basement gets ruined by mold/mildew...and two, I am at the point where just walking and stepping over things is difficult and honestly in another few weeks I am not going to be getting around easily at all. Falcon's family is having a baby shower for us at the end of the month and our house will be done by then so that after the things from the shower are put away, there will be nothing else for us to do...except finish buying things we want/need. It is really important to me to have some time to enjoy this summer with my kids...even if it means I'm sitting around a pool not moving all day. Our lives are going to completely change this fall. We will have a new baby and two of my kids will be going off to private schools not to mention the two of them will be teenagers who don't have much desire to spend any time with the family ;) so, I just want to enjoy this "last" summer doing things together and I don't want to be too busy getting the house ready for all the new things we have in store for us.
I always have people asking about organizing things, so I will be posting pictures of all of our reorganization very soon!