Today was my first prenatal appt with my home birth midwives.
I am 11 weeks 5 days and we still have a heartbeat. Just 1 week and 2 days until we graduate from first trimester to 2nd trimester.
As we approach the last of my first pregnancy milestones, 12 weeks, the day I started spotting, the beginning of the end of Baby A, I am feeling elated that we still have a heartbeat just 2 days away from this milestone, but also wary that we are now approaching brand new territory.
Everything up to this point has been a repeat. I didn't know that Baby A had died in week 9 at the time so I made it all the way up to 12 weeks thinking everything was just hunky dory. I've literally done my first trimester twice in the last 7 months. Understandably I feel like I've been in my first trimester for a long time.
But here we are, ready to surpass 12 weeks with solid evidence that Baby B is still alive and I must admit I feel a certain amount of relief.
That all consuming worry has released it's hold and I have dared to make prenatal appts all the way through March. I won't calculate how far along in my pregnancy I may be at the end of March, but the appts have been made. We've even started to talk about the future with baby included. Not the maybe future baby but THIS baby.
I'm nowhere near needing maternity wear, you'll see on Wednesday what I've got going on is not worthy of maternity clothes just yet. And I'm also nowhere near buying furniture or decorating a nursery. When does this become crucial by the way? If I wait until like 30 weeks, which is honestly when I'm planning on it, will that be too late?
In other news, I apparently need to eat more leafy greens. Things like lettuce, kale, swiss chard, spinach, etc.
I hate salad and honestly am not a huge leafy green fan, thus the absence of them in my diet, but if I gotta do it, I gotta do it.
So, help me out ladies anyone have any delicious recipes for leafy greens?