I cannot WAIT to tell the parents next week. I just want to be able to talk to everyone about it. My friend E says she can already see the baby bump when I don't have a sweater on.
I'm looking forward to seeing Squishy when they do the NT scan. That is going to be an awesome pic.
My friend V did the "needle gender prediction test" over my belly today and she says I'm having a boy. The heart rate indicates a girl, being 177 bpm at 8w4d. Placenta placement also indicates a girl. I'm looking forward to when we do get to see the gender.
But I'm not wishing the pregnancy away. I want to enjoy it every single moment. And I can't wait to be able to share it with my mom and sister.
Argh! DH has made me to MAD tonight. I had a GF design some announcement cards for us to send to the families when we tell them and now, even though he knew what I was doing, he says he doesn't like them and they're "insulting" to whomever we send them to because it spells out everything. AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHH
He never wants to make a big deal about anything and doesn't seem to realise that that takes away from the excitement. And then to make things worse, in the middle of our "discussion" he just turned his back on me.
I am ACTUALLY seeing red right now. This has not happened in years. And I can't go off and do a heavy gym session to deal with it. I don't know how to calm down now. And I have to try study in this frame of mind. Not. Good.
I'm so happy! The families all know now. No need to keep quiet to them anymore. We told FIL & MIL on Friday afternoon, it was MIL's birthday and she was super pleased. Told SIL this morning and she was literally bouncing at the news. Best of all I got to tell my family all together at the same time. It worked out GREAT! My dad was supposed to be coming home much later tonight from a hunting trip so I was sad that I was going to tell my mom and sister before him. But then my mom was late in calling me on Skype and she said that as she couldn't use my dad's computer did I want to postpone. I said no, so she asked my sister if she could go round there and Skype from their house. Turns out my dad had just got home so he went with and I got to tell them all at the same time. My mom burst into tears at the news!
so I've been taking weekly Belly pics and I swear my belly is smaller at 10w than it was at 9. I'm sure it is just that I'm less bloated but it does make me feel strange to think that the "progress" I was seeing is reversing. I like seeing a bump, even if it is just bloat.
Good news, I'm not losing any more weight. I lost 4 lbs between 4/29 & 5/16 which concerned me quite a bit. I've since started having an Ensure shake here and there and I have also started eating meat again. For the last 3 days I've been stable at 137.5 lb. Now I have to make sure I don't put on too much too quickly because I am STARVING all the time.
Nausea seems to be easing somewhat. Still there all the time but not too bad. Friday was a bad night, felt so rotten but been pretty good since then.
Now if only I could hurry thru my exams (and pass them) then things will really be on the up-and-up.
I have this horrible nagging thought in my mind that the baby is dead. It seems strange, a bad sign even, that my belly isn't as big/bloated as it was last week. All my symptoms are still there but that would make sense if the Hcg levels are still high in my system.
Maybe I'm just being paranoid because we told the families yesterday.... I just can't help worry.
I can't call the doc tho because I have no other indications. I wish I had a doppler machine so that I could check on the heartbeat.
OH my hat! Yesterday was the worst day yet. I was so absolutely exhausted from the moment I woke up, and the nausea was a million times worse than it's been so far. This did NOT help me while writing my exam. And I forgot to take chewing gum with me so the whole time that I should've been concentrating on the exam questions I was fighting the urge to sprint to the bathroom and gag.
I am sleeping 7-8 hours a night now and yet by 12pm I am knackered again. I can't wait until my exams are over. This studying thing is killing me.
The last few days have been tough. I think I'm suffering from low blood sugars but I can't understand why. I'm eating regularly and fairly well I think. I'm even snacking on peanuts and raisins throughout the day. But yesterday I took the dog out for her evening walk and about 20 min into it I suddenly started shaking and my legs felt heavy and cold. Getting home was a slog.
I'm feeling all my symptoms really hard this week. The body aches are really taking strain on me which I think is exacerbating the nausea. As well as the stress from studying and having this exam hanging over my head.
So we had the NT scan yesterday morning. DH came with and I'm so glad he did. His expression was priceless when he saw Squishy wiggling and waving on the monitor! It's amazing what a difference 4 weeks makes, from blob to almost a person! We heard the heartbeat again and it was strong and steady. The tech didn't give us any measurements or anything but that doesn't bother me.
Oh man! Yesterday I had such muscle aches in the area of my diaphragm. It felt like I'd done about a million crunches or something. Had it since Sunday night. Then yesterday had some round ligament pains and now today having sciatica pains. Looks like this week is going to be a literal pain in the butt
But like I told DH, I'm not complaining about the aches and pains in the sense that I want it to all go away or fast forward to a pain free time. I'm happy to have the aches and pains as long as they don't worry me. And these don't. I think of them as growing pains. I keep imagining Squishy having a growth spurt whenever the aches show up.
I'm loving being pregnant. It's a very interesting time. It's finally starting to feel real now that the belly is here to stay. The nausea is easing and even tho I'm still tired I'm at least not exhausted.
Wow! I can't believe I'm already 14 weeks pregnant! Only 1 more week until the blood test, another week til the results, and then we can tell EVERYONE!!! I can't wait to be able to post it on FB and make semi-knowledgeable comments on my other pg friends' walls.
This last week has been an OK one. Biggest improvement in the nausea dept. But that was replaced by aches and pains. Had a very mild headache for a couple weeks now.
DH is announcing to his office today. So excited for more people to know! And then next weekend we're starting up the supper club again so C&M will get told as well. I'm going to do some online shopping now so that I can look stylish for that. I've been feeling very frumpy lately because my hair is in that awkward growing-out and needs-a-color stage. I think I will treat myself to a neaten-up before the dinner seeing as I can't do a color.