itsy @ 13 weeks

I took a blogging hiatus. It felt like I didn't have anything exciting to share, despite doing some fun things with some great friends. You can read about some of those events on Jolene's blog.

The biggest news in the Tucker world has been the conception of "Itsy". We are 13 weeks, due Valentine's Day!

We are so excited, however the excitement has come with many other pregnancy symptoms. According to the "What to Expect" book series, at the end of my third month, I may feel:

- Fatigue {check}
- Frequent urination {check}
- Nausea, with or without vomiting {check and check}
- Excess saliva {check - which I think brings on the nausea, with or without vomiting}
- Constipation {check}
- Heartburn, indigestion {rarely, thank God}
- Flatulence, bloating {check}
- Food aversions and cravings {check - if you put Asian cuisine in front of me, I'll vomit. If you put cheese or a sandwich in front of me, I'll scarf it down}
- Increasing appetite {check, but only because of the Zofran that doctor put me on to stop the vomiting}
- Breast changes {check}
- Visible veins on your abdomen, legs, etc. {no, thank God again}
- Occasional headaches {check}
- Occasional faintness or dizziness {check, but only once, which led to vomiting}
- A little more rounding of your belly {check - but I'd say more than a little}

Okay, so this list may be a little TMI, however it's the reality of pregnancy that I've experienced. Week 10 introduced us to Zofran, the miracle anti-nausea drug that has definitely taken the edge off. I still get night sickness sometimes, but I'm praying it ends soon. Many women say it ends around week 16. While my summer vacation has been mostly spent on the couch trying to keep whatever food has been in my stomach actually in my stomach, I'm thankful that each day I know our baby is growing. I have read so much about having a miscarriage, and while I did and do worry about this, I have had so many symptoms that I can't help but be thankful for feeling sick.

Rob has been beyond amazing, affirming that this is the perfect time to be venturing into parenthood. It melts my heart when he tells me how much he loves his family - me and little Itsy inside me!

I'm hoping that I'll continue to feel inspired to update my blog...we'll see...


pam said...

yay for the tuckers!! i read that what to expect book during 1/2 of my first pregnancy... i had to stop reading - i was getting too paranoid. :)

Winnie said...

Congratulations! I'm sorry to hear that you've been feeling all those symptoms, but hopefully they'll ease up soon. Super excited for you two!!

amber said...

So exciting!!! :D

Leslie said...

Awww, yay! Congratulations! I already know Itsy is going to be just fabulous. :)

Sarah said...

I was SO hoping you'd come back to discuss. Please continue!! Congrats again :)

dapotato said...

congrats again! hope you feel better soon. :)

Nanette said...

Congrats, you two/three!!! :)

That Girl said...

Congratulations! What an exciting time for you!

wan-nabe said...

this is such wonderful news - congratulations!

natalie said...

Im so happy for you!! This is so exciting Alyssa! And now you actually have a child to take to 'bring your kids to work day' instead of me ( lol ) though I'll admit that was a fun day. I look forward to reading throughout your experience

~ Jolene said...

Congratulations again! I was waiting for this update to come up on your blog! I was afraid I'd slip on mine sooner or later! I can't wait to see you with a baby bump and see you both as parents...you two are going to be AMAZING parents. That's one lucky baby. :) I love you both/three.

Auntie Leeney

Violet said...

Congratulations again! I'm so happy for you!

Lilcee said...

congrats to you and your growing family.

Zofan is the best invention ever! I remember hugging the toilet for the first 4mths. It was terrible.

I hope things get better and it will.