It’s feeling more real.

I’m back from my Easter vacation, but I’ll write about that another time.

We went to our first appointment with the doctor on Monday and saw the baby’s heart beating!  It’s so tiny, but seeing it made this pregnancy seem more real.  I’ve also had extreme fatigue this week, which has made it feel very real.  I felt like a zombie yesterday.  Part of this fatigue is due to my very restless nights as I combat some extreme seasonal allergies without medicine.  Thankfully, I was able to sleep last night with only 4-6 interruptions, versus the 30 or so of the past few nights.

There are some ideas I had about pregnancy that have not been true for me.  You always hear that women are “glowing” when they are pregnant.  Instead, I’m having the worst acne of my life!  I’m hoping it goes away once my body adjusts to the hormone changes that are going on.  Another idea of mine was that pregnant women are always hungry and chowing down on tasty foods like ice cream.  I haven’t wanted anything rich to eat.  I really haven’t had much of an appetite for anything, actually.  Don’t worry.  I’m still eating. 

I’m still very thankful that my nausea has been manageable.  After these past few days, I’m amazed and impressed with women who work through their pregnancies.  What a challenge!

I’ll leave you with a photo of our baby from Monday’s appointment.  Hubby has dubbed the little babe “Spot!”  At least it sounds more personal than calling our baby “it.”

The baby is the oval on the bottom. The circle is the "yolk" according to our doctor.

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