8th August 2016
Happy almost second trimester to us!
I swear, I have been waiting for this day for, well, weeks. Some days I felt like this day was never going to come. Now I can let out a sigh of relief. The one thing they didn’t tell me about pregnancy was the levels of anxiety and stress that accompanied it. I feel like I was constantly stressing about what to eat, if I was drinking enough, if I was sleeping enough, if everything was okay in there. I swear, I have never been such a paranoid worrywart in my whole life.
However, a lot of my worry did disappear after seeing the wee babe last week. A month between scans doesn’t sound like a lot, but it is when your symptoms are minimal. I swear, I had days when I forgot that I was pregnant. It wouldn’t be until my mother or someone made a comment to me and I’d be like oh yeah!
Whoops, sorry baby.
Not a lot happened during week thirteen. I went to the doctor to have my blood drawn for the combined screening. It was a nightmare…and it was basically my fault. Who knew that being slightly dehydrated turned your veins into dusty, nasty things? Whoops. They wanted me to go home and try another day but I said no because it was the final day for this test to be ‘valid’ (meaning: you’re supposed to have both the blood work and ultrasound done before fourteen weeks). I was really pushing it. I think it took them two or three tries (and a cup of water and a heating pad later) to finally manage to get some blood for this test.
My mother and I were also planning a trip to Dunedin and Wellington, so a lot of decision-making was happening this week. You know, mundane things like: where do we want to go, what do we want to see, where are we staying? Adult things. Because apparently having a baby automatically makes me go from ‘adult student’ to ‘adultier adult’. Who knew?
I’m also officially on semester break! Hooray! I study online, so it feels like I’m on a permanent holiday. It is nice to know that I’m not missing out on any work and I actually have time to catch up on the things I have missed…or, you know, actually have two weeks off so I can reset my brain. I didn’t know how draining it would be to work, study and blog all online, but it is hard. So hard. Some days it feels like all I do is stare at my laptop.
University is on break, the wee babe is healthy and I’m going to the South Island! What could be better?