BAA 5k 2015 - 0:37:18
Color Run 5k 2015 (un-timed)
Finish at the 50 5k 2015 - 0:34:12 (PB)
Rock 'n' Roll DC 5k 2016 - 0:38:26
BAA 5k 2016 - 0:34:47
So I mentioned that I asked for nausea medication this time around. I'm not sure why, but morning sickness hit me so much worse this time around. And even worse that last time, I couldn't just sit on the couch when I felt horrible - I had a baby to chase around.
There were nights when Tom would come home to find E half in his PJs, using me as a jungle gym while I was lying on the floor of his bedroom trying not to throw up. It wasn't sustainable. So I filled my prescription and wondered if it would change anything. And boy did it. They are magical magic pills that took away the nausea completely.
I've been here before, but a lot of things are different. I had my first doctor's appointment at 8 weeks instead of 10 this time. Two less weeks to wait to see if this was real, but less to see when we did check. The place was different too. I decided to leave my OB practice from my last pregnancy and go directly to the doctor that delivered E. There were a lot of reasons, and I went back and forth deciding for a while, but I left today pretty sure that I had made the right decision.
We went on vacation for a week recently (more on that later - I'm still sorting through so many pictures!) but it turned out to be a big week for E! We woke up the morning we were supposed to be leaving to one very grumpy baby. I finally got a peek in his mouth and it looked like there was a tiny hole in his gums. Could he finally be getting a tooth!?
Of course we had no idea, because we'd made it 14 months without one, so we weren't sure what to expect. We tried giving him some frozen teethers, but he refused. He also refused all food. And he was STARVING. That combined with a failed nap left us worried. We pulled out the Motrin and decided to just jump in the car and get to Maine. We bought all the soft food pouches we could, which he sucked down the rest of the day. The Motrin seemed to help, as did the friends we met in Maine.
...when you can have four different pregnancy announcements!?
Honestly it was lack of vision. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. So I sort of did everything? What ended up happening is different people saw different announcements at different times or places. Here's a round up of most of them.
Here's the thing about late night wake ups: you panic.
You think no one will ever sleep again.
After hoping, and praying, and second guessing, and worrying.. here we are again. Slightly different than last time, but also so much the same.
Am I experiencing symptoms so much earlier this time? Or am I just aware of what they are so I notice them earlier? Or am I just imagining them because I know what's to come? It's a weird mind game.
Let me apologize for holding this in for so long. It was never my intention... I just kept forgetting to tell people?
Maybe it's because I spend my days chasing around E that I'm too busy to think about anything else. Maybe it's because I've been so sick that even sleeping requires effort. (More on that later).
Hey Caitlin, how are you doing?
Oh great! I was driving home today, and it was only 92 outside according to my car, although it was at least 10 degrees warmer inside since the steering wheel was burning the skin off my hands. AC was on blast, and the windows were all down so I'd get the breeze. Felt nice.. right until something hit me on the side of my neck!
Sometimes life is hard.
It's hard to run around all day and use all of your energy, but not get enough nap time. It's hard to wait until bedtime when you're really tired now.
It's no secret that we love our daycare, and E especially loves it there. He learns new things all the time, and it's amazing. One weekend we noticed he had started bringing books over to us and then immediately sitting down on the ground and crossing his ankles like he's trying to sit cross legged. It's the cutest thing ever, and we definitely have circle time to thank for it.