Oh boy, I’m feeling pregnant!!! Over the last week, I seriously feel like I grew a fourth child! I know the doctor keeps telling me that I’ll be getting bigger by the day, but it still amazes me. Check out this picture from a month ago. It’s next to a picture of me taken this week (I’m 17 weeks). Holy cow!!!!
With the surge in baby growth, comes a whole lot of “bleh”. Have you paid attention on the news? In addition to those nasty mountains growing out of my face (aka ZITS), is a very droopy eye. My co-anchor, Dawn, told me pregnant women have a higher risk of getting Bells Palsy… so of course that prompted a freak out session on the internet! If you don’t know what it is, google it. Not a pleasant thing to have, especially when your career relies on you being on tv!
It seems to be stemming from allergies and exhaustion because it’s slowly getting better. But, I’m sure some of you have noticed a half open eye on the news! One other awful revelation–swollen feet! I’m a shorter gal, so I’m used to wearing 4 inch heels…but I’m quickly realizing that I may be sneaking flip flops underneath the news desk for the next few months. Let’s say so long to these beautiful pumps (imagine tears rolling down my face… )
Did you catch my piece on the news with the adorable triplet family in Springfield? Amy and her trio were SOOO sweet! I spent a good hour at their house watching her interact with her 16 month old triplets. The kids were so quiet and spent much of their time checking out all of the equipment we brought. Bright lights and a big camera can make any kid become mesmerized!
Amy had some great advice for me and other first time moms. She said while it was surreal bringing three home from the hospital, keeping a routine goes a long way. She also works full time, so she gave me plenty of advice on balancing work and home. I met her through the multiples group in Springfield and I can’t say enough wonderful things about all of the ladies. From their big rummage sales, to simply answering little questions I may have, they have been a lifesaver. Becoming a parent to multiples is a difficult task, but they are making it seem like a piece of cake. And thanks to the multiples group in Decatur–I look forward to meeting those ladies too!
I’m taking off for the memorial weekend and visiting the in-laws in Nebraska. This will be my only time on a plane this year, since it’s been consumed with fertility treatments and a pregnancy. We found out genders recently, but I’ll wait until I get back to share the fun news! Any guesses??
This post was originally published on my Skry’s the Limit blog at www.wandtv.com on May 15, 2013.