2,198. Holy crap that is a lot of HCG. This would explain why I’m in bed by 8 p.m.
Ultrasound booked for Election Day, November 6. I see my Rheumatologist the next day, Nov. 7, so he can monitor me during the pregnancy. I am NOT excited about that appointment. Those checkups always leave me a hot mess. Luckily I have a therapy appointment the following Saturday to help me calm the heck down!
Yesterday and today I felt nauseous while drinking my decaf soy lattes, which is really sad because I live for those lattes. I still only want to eat canned vegan chili, toast and bagels but I’m forcing myself to branch out. Today I have canned lentil and vegetable soup instead. This baby is 100% mine – no one craves beans like I do.
Occasionally I feel a little cramping or pulling in my uterus that makes me smile. Never is it anything that makes me fear the worst. Just little pulls and twinges that remind me someone is there.
I’m constipated, but who am I kidding? I’m always constipated.
My nips might be a little more sensitive but nothing crazy.
I’m peeing a lot.
Otherwise? I feel shockingly good. I’m focusing one enjoying every moment of this pregnancy and being mindful of my actions and thoughts. A fearful thought is acknowledged and then let go.
I’m also striving to keep myself busy. My entire family will be coming for Thanksgiving so I decided to spruce the house up a bit. I weeded and planted some flowers. I have cut out new chair covers for our dining room chairs out of some LUSH new fabric. I can’t wait to get them put together.
Also ordered a few things for our Thanksgiving table, planned our menu and have set a few meal trials for this weekend and next. I am working on slowly deep cleaning the house. You know, the kind of cleaning where you open every drawer, empty it, clean out all the gunk and then put it all away nice and neatly? Yeah, that kind of obsessive cleaning.
I have wanted to repaint my sewing room for years now and the Professor finally caved. I’ll be painting it a delicious soft gray this weekend! Don’t worry, I use the low VOC paint and wear a ridiculous respirator and googles for my uveitis already. Baby will be all safe from any fumes. Can’t wait to have a fresh new space to sew!
I could keep rambling, but I need to try to get some work done. All this excitement has made me not super productive at work.
Before I go, though, I want to shout out to all my fellow BFPers! There are a lot right now it seems. I have been thinking of each and every one of you!