Week 10

This week I went to Atlanta for a family engagement. It Was very nice seeing a lot of relatives that I hadn’t seen in years. I also got to meet a few cousins that I had never met before. As my luck would have it, I was sick the entire trip. I fluctuated between headaches and nausea. I tried to make the best of it, but it was really hard to do. To top everything off, my other cousin who is around my age was pregnant as well. She’s a month further along than me, yet my big stomach was determined to prove otherwise. I know this is my fourth child, so my gut is going to be on fleek but I still was sad. Plus she didn’t have any kind of morning sickness. That made me more sad. When I wasn’t sucking down ginger chews, I was gulping bottles of water.
And then there was the point of the trip, where I felt like that mom from the Duggars. See there were other pregnant women in my family at this trip. These women were only on their first or second child. I had one lady that begin to tell me how it would be like during this pregnancy. I had to interject and explain that this is my fourth child. Whenever people asked me what number child this was, and I said fourth, the look on their face was like I said 10. I think part of the problem was most of these people were a few years younger than me. Plus I had to explain that I started very young and my oldest was 14 years old.
All in all it was a nice trip, and I was glad I got the chance to spend time with my family. I’m simply ready for this morning sickness and these headaches to go away so I can enjoy my pregnancy.
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“Did your butt grow or is it just me?”. My kids are rude. They kept discussing how big my ass has gotten. I can’t wait until they have kids…. Payback is a biiiiiitch!!
Anyway, so these last two weeks have been eventful.  Last Friday, I got up to go to the bathroom and all this brown liquid rushed down my leg. It was a lot. I was scared. I yelled down to my husband and told him we should go to the ER. 
It was roughly 2a and hubby was only surging off of 2 hours of sleep.
We drive across the street to southern Maryland hospital and tell the person what’s wrong and they tell us to sit and wait.   I overheard another nurse say they were swamped and there would be a 4 hour wait.  One lady had her husband in there with chest pains. He had heart surgery two weeks earlier.  They told this lady she would still have to wait 4 hours.  That conversation got ugly and the registration nurse kept yelling “well if you don’t like it, you can go somewhere else!” 
I took that as a clue that I needed to get out of there. I kept envisioning me having a miscarriage in the waiting room and them making me sit in my blood for 4 hours.   That hospital is horrible.
So we left and went 30 miles north to the Hospital I’ll be delivering.  (That’s how much I hate SMH, I went even deliver there).  That place was packed and I figured I wouldn’t be seen for 3-4 hours. I didn’t see anymore blood, so I took my chances and just went home. I felt bad for dragging my sleepy husband all over town, but he was a great sport about it.
It felt like such a long weekend. I cramped the whole time. Finally Monday came and I made an  appointment with my OB.  They did a sonogram and we got to see the baby. Dancing!!! Yes this little fetus was having a party in my uterus. 
Best feeling ever. I was relieved to see activity.  
This pregnancy, I never could envision the new baby to be.  I couldn’t get excited and I didn’t know why. But the thought of losing it, changed everything.  Now I’m so excited and can’t wait to meet this little person!!!
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