At 39 and after nine months of trying, we got the great news that we have been hoping for! I’m pregnant! What a relief for the family, because the night before we learned my father has lung cancer and has 6-12 months to live. What a roller-coaster of emotions! However, we were lucky, because the treatments are going well and my father is very motivated to hold his grandchild!
Concerning the first trimester, surprise! No nausea! I was tired and was often cold, really cold, shivers! I thought I had a fever, but no. Due to my age and the fact that I have type-1 diabetes, the baby is considered an at-risk pregnancy. So when I saw the heartbeat during the 9-week ultrasound, I started to cry! I was finally reassured – when you see the baby’s heartbeat around 8 or 9 weeks pregnant, there’s a 97% chance that the pregnancy will go to term. Yes!
I’m now 12 weeks and five days pregnant. My tummy is growing, but everyone keeps asking if its because I eat too many chips! Big sweaters are perfect, but my jeans don’t fit anymore. Great reason to go out and shop for pregnancy jeans! Jeggings! Very comfortable, a mix of jogging pants and sexy jeans, with a panel for my tummy. I bought them at Thyme Maternity (I hope they give me a discount!). I also bought cream for stretch marks. I am trying two – coconut cream (Walmart) and cream I got at Thyme. I will let you know the results!
This week I feel more energy. I can’t wait to feel my baby move and know the sex. I love comparing my ultrasound photos with other mothers. And we are going to start a childbirth pool! Ha! 😊
Happy pregnancy everyone!
Read the next part of Melissa’s adventure with Second Trimester – Let’s Go! (in french).
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