Seems like the 2nd month dragged on! That's probably because it was the time nausea really peeked! I am so grateful that the nausea has substantially diminished during the last week. I'm now having more heart burn than nausea now, but I'll take that anyday. A Pepcid AC works well for that :-) The last few days I have been starving! Really I have to eat about every 2 hours and I have to have a good amount of protein. I'm still having lots of insomnia from around 2 to 4 am. I get up for a snack and a huge glass of water as well during that time because I'm...starving again lol. What else?
About 3.5 weeks ago I hurt my foot really bad after a 3 mile run. I was fine after my run, but the next several days my foot hurt so bad like I did more than just pull something. It was on the outside of my foot, where I have never had any issues. I had to slack off on the running for a while and also got some anti-inflammatory cream for it and finally it got better. I ran 2 miles the other day and was fine, so I'm crossing my fingers that I won't have trouble with it again. I really want to stay as active as long as I can, but at the same time I don't want to severely injure myself!
I had my monthly appointment last week and heard the baby's heartbeat on the doppler for the first time. Baby's heartbeat was in the 150s. I did not write down what Ethan's was at that time, but I'm thinking it was 160s. I go back the end of this month and then the "Big Ultrasound" should be scheduled right after! So I'm thinking in about one month we should know what baby #2 is :-) I can't wait!
I have been doing a lot of thinking about what kind of birth I want this time around and I'm seriously considering hiring a doula. I got a recommendation from my doctor, which turned out to be the same doula a friend of mine used.
Has anyone used a doula? What was your experience?