I’m 19 weeks pregnant with triplets, I can still hardly believe it. I’ve definitely felt very pregnant over the last week or two. My first trimester wasn’t bad, all things considered. Although I had a few days of nauseousness, I rarely got sick. My biggest ongoing symptom so far has been total exhaustion.
It’s tough not having the energy to write, stitch, quilt, etc. once I get home from my job. I always spend my mornings looking forward to everything I’m going to accomplish after working all day, but by the time dinner is over and the dogs are cuddled, I am completely wiped out. Before I was pregnant, for years, I made mental notes of everything I wanted to do to prepare for a baby, and I am so not on track. I’m still waiting on the mysterious second trimester energy boost.
Luckily I’ve almost finished one baby quilt. Hopefully it won’t take another six months for the next two!
I’ve also noticed, especially over the last few days, that I’m not moving as quickly. My legs and feet get tired after walking laughably short distances, and everything feels hugely uncomfortable. Of course, my stomach is continuing to grow bigger by the day. I’ve reached the point where I can only wear the few pieces of maternity clothes I have, even though the majority of my wardrobe was oversized to begin with (I’ve never liked tight or form-fitting tops). I can’t imagine what I’ll be squeezing into in another month. Also, people tend to move out of my way when they see me coming, which always makes me laugh.
Aside from the physical changes, I’m starting to have more frequent spells of anxiety over all of the fears and unanswered questions. Will the house be ready in time? Can we fit three cribs in the nursery? How will I manage to feed three babies? How are we going to afford anything?
I’m so fortunate for Chuck. He’s so patient and reassuring when I feel like I’m losing it.
I hope I don’t sound completely negative! I’m still so grateful and excited. There are times when I have sudden moments of clarity and think wow, this is happening. It helps that I’ve been feeling a lot of movement…it seems like kicks are right around the corner. We were able to hear all three heartbeats at my last appointment at 17 weeks. It’s still so surreal to see all of them on an ultrasound. We’re less than two weeks away from learning genders (September 27th)!
One more fun thing happened recently. One of my patterns was published in Just CrossStitch Magazine’s 2018 Christmas Ornaments edition! There are so many beautiful pieces this year. If only I could cross stitch full time.
I hope I’m able, over the next few weeks, to reflect more on the little details and moments of everything that’s happening (and the changing seasons, because I love, love fall).