I’m Back! (Well, kinda…)

Hello there.

It’s been a while, and I gotta say I’ve missed meeting up with you all here and around the blogging community.

The first trimester is finally over! (Do you hear the Hallelujah Chorus like I do?) We (finally) got in to see the Ob-Gyn last week and got our first glimpse at the little one.

English: 4D echographie. Fetus 12 weeks. Españ...

English: 4D echographie. Fetus 12 weeks. Español: Ecografía en 4D, a un feto de 12 semanas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Turns out we are about eight days farther along than we had thought, which still has us scratching our heads, but I certainly don’t mind being that much closer to the end! And of course it’s a relief to have made it beyond the point where miscarriage is a great risk. The adjusted due date is just two days before Eli’s 3rd birthday.

As I mentioned before morning sickness has been especially cruel and relentless. Over the past couple of months I’ve tried everything from Seabands (which stimulate acupressure points) to peppermint, ginger, B6 vitamins and countless other safe home remedies recommended to me but nothing did more than bring the level of suffering from a 10 down to a 9. I had wanted to make it through this pregnancy without taking any medication, but after seeing the scale dip down to 96 lbs I was more than ready to accept the anti-nausea prescription from the doctor when we saw her. And now that we’re in the 12th week, I’m finding I’m only needing it about once a day (instead of the 3 times allowable). Hopefully I soon won’t need it at all.

I am slowly regaining a bit of energy, although fatigue is still a huge issue for me. I’m looking forward to easing back into the rhythm of life. My little boy has been missing me, and I him. My husband is really ready to get back to the work of job hunting and taking on more freelance opportunities. And, oh the list of things I want need to sew! I also hope to get back in the swing of things with this blog, but it will most likely remain a bit lower on the list of priorities for a while yet. At the very least I need to get Eli’s latest letter done… It’s only now over 2 weeks late!