oh and coffee (decaf of course) is out the picture...its usually the thing in the morning that gets me going, the taste, the smell.....*GAG*
I ate a piece of bread this morning and have been snacking 1 at a time on pretzel sticks...that seems to be the only thing that's helping... I did get my prenatal vitamin down so hopefully B6 kicks in gear....
Ugh...why would I have ever wished for this horrible m/s
June 25th 6 weeks 3 days
So I think my body is preparing me for feedings....it seems like almost every 2 hours my morning sickness flares up if I don't eat. I woke up this morning feeling crappy, ate some toast, took my prenatal and I was good to go till I got to work...then I had all my dry cheerios I brought at about 7, was fine until 9:30 had my egg sandwich, feeling good till 1130, had a bowl of cheerios. So i'm hoping I wont start feeling gaggy and nauseas until about 1:30 or 2. again...then Dion will be here about 4 and I'll eat some crackers on the way home.
The funny thing is that whatever I eat, has to be starchy...tried to eat my carrots and cucumber yesterday...I could have thrown up just looking at them...took one bite and spit them out...maybe its in my head that I need to absorb all the access stomach acids, but whatever it is...its working.
This is only day 2 of feeling this way and I could have 6 more weeks of it...OMG!
Slept better last night, got to bed about 8:00, woke up twice but was able to fall back to sleep then got up at 4:30 to get ready. ugh
So many people here at work are talking about their pregnancies..it seems everywhere I go its all baby all the time...I can't WAIT until we can spill.
I think were telling D's parents right after our first appt on July 9th, then I'll make my sis have lunch with me the next day, I'll call my dad and tell him. Were telling friends in Hastings all together, then my mom's side of the family is having our big family reunion Sunday the 13th, so I'll tell all of them then. Perfect timing...I'll be around 9 weeks at that time but won't be able to hold it in till the 12 week mark. I think I'll try to hold out for a week or two to tell work closer to my 12 week mark...unless morning sickness makes that impossible in which case..as long as family and friends know...I'll be ok to spill the beans!
We found a couple of great strollers already..I think we'll pick one up and not register for it. We'll register for a lot of the smaller more inexpensive things and "try" to handle the bigger stuff on our own.
June 30th, 7 weeks 1 day
When oh god when will this miserable feeling end. I know women have had m/s before and they are constantly going through it but its horrible. Whoever named it morning sickness was stupid....its more appropriately called "the all day, non stop, gaggy, nauseas, dizzy, tired, throw up in your mouth sickness". Food was helping me before...but now if I don't eat I feel totally disgusting like I'm seriously going to vomit all over at any given moment and if I do eat...my nauseasness subisdes for up to 15 minutes and I feel "almost" normal again. HORRIBLE. Ok I'm done whining for the day
My only other symptom is being extremely exhausted all the time, during the day sitting at my desk it feels like I need at least a 3 hour nap each afternoon. Coming home from work, I put pj's on and head directly to bed (its also helps the nausea if I'm relaxed and laying down). I haven't worked out in days and I honestly couldn't care less, I can barely walk to the bathroom let alone spend 20 minutes on a treadmill *BARF*
I am so so soo hoping that this doesn't last for the next 6 weeks, please dear god let me get over these horrible feelings before the 1st tri is over.
I'm going to talk to my doc next weds to see any suggestions she has so far eating lemon or chewing gum is the only thing other than food that helps for again about 15 minutes.
I'm not getting up to pee during the night anymore and my boobs aren't sore...I am gettting fat but I'm sure that's not baby at all, its just because of the massive amoutn of calories ive had to eat over the last few weeks...I'm going to try not to worry over weight gain..I know women who have gained alot during pregnancy ans were still able to lose it afterwards. When I'm feeling better and fruits and veggies sound good again I will absolutely start munching on them but for now....if I can't stomach it, it does me no good.
After we tell family and friends, I'm going to tell a few close girlfriends at work ( one of them being my boss) about my pg early so that hopefully they will understand why I have been the way I have for the last several weeks.
Still super excited to start telling everyone, I went up to my mom's grave on Sunday and "told" her first...it felt right and knowing that she was the first person I got to tell, made me feel better. Its definitely going to be challenging during the pregnancy and afterwards without her guidance. I've already had so many questions I wished I could ask her, How long was she in labor with all of us, did she get m/s, things she would have done differently, stretch marks and all sorts of random questions. I do have Dion's mom and she will be a HUGE help, but its just not the same as hearing it from your own mother.
July 1st, 7 weeks 2 days
So today I'm doing something different. I'm keeping a time journal of all the time throughout the day I feel well and sick and what I do to help or thats not helping. I think i'll do it a couple days in a row to see if there are any patterns.
FYI, our first appt is 1 week and 1 day away! OMG...so exciting! I hope I get to see our lol blob and hear the heartbeat! keeping my fingers crossed
This morning I woke up feeling normal and all the way until I got to work was the same thing...it made me very nervous but early/mid morning started feeling crappy again. Here's the hour by hour play.
I'm rating my feelings on a scale of 1 to 10 1 being "kill me now, throwing up or hunched over in deathly pain, crying etc. 10 being, normal or fairly close to it. a 5 being pretty uncomfortable, unable to concentrate, almost the flu like symptoms I talked frequently before about. here we go
6:00-7:00am feeling=9 getting ready for work, ate a bagel before I left
7:00-7:30 feeling =8 driving to work, still pretty good though
7:30-9:30 feeling=6ish, eating some crackers throughout this time
10:00-feeling=8/9ish, crackers took awhile to help but apparently did
10:35 feeling=4 UGH, need to eat, had some cereal
11:00 feeling 3/4, still very bad, try chewing gum now
11:05 feeling=7/8 gum helped
11:40 feeling 6ish, sipping on ice cold water
noon feeling=5 try to eat some pretzel sticks
12:55 feeling=8, just ate lunch (ckn, rice tv dinner) feeling much better
(longest feeling good period from 12:55 to 3:00 I've had in WEEKS)
3:00 feeling=6ish, I'll try a peppermint candy, it works fairly well I'm at about a feeling=8.
July 7th (8 weeks, 1 day)
Well yesterday my morning sickness went from nausea and dizzyness all day to actually throwing up. I threw up 4 times yesterday and then first thing this morning after only a few sips of water it happened again.
One of the only benefits to throwing up?.....I actually feel better for about 30 minutes right after I do it. Its like the tiniest bit of relief.
This weekend was the worst weekend I've had since m/s first kicked in. I could barely get out of bed without the room, spinning and going dark. Food did not help the nausea as I felt constantly sick all weekend. I must have slept like 10-12 hours each day but didn't get out of bed hardly at all.
My god I can not wait until these next few weeks are over. I honestly don't know how anyone has 2 children if the experience is the same each time. Its only been 2 weeks so far but its been 2 straight weeks of absolute miserableness. I guess its good that we haven't told anyone that we are prego yet...part of my goal was that friends and family only got to experience that FUN part of my pregnancy and this is most definitely not it.
Enough complaining...I'm soo happy that our appt is this week. I hope everything is ok with our little one and I can't wait to see it or at least hear its heartbeat...i think it will put my mind at ease a bit as I've been feeling very nervous about this whole pregnancy. So many things cna go wrong in these early stages and I just want to know we have a live, healthy, strong baby in there.
2 more days!! Woot woot
Dion has continued to be SUPER about everything, he didn't care a bit that I barely got out of bed or couldn't drive anywhere with him while he was doing TONS of yardwork this weekend. He's been very helpful and supportive and is constantly telling me, he wishes he could help make me feel better. XOXOX
8 weeks, 4 days July 10th
Yesterday Dion and I went to our very first ob appt! It was such an amazing experience.
I peed in a cup, weighed in (at 138 according to the doc scale), they asked a bunch of family history questions, took my blood pressure ( 126 over 76, If I remember right) then it was off to the ultrasound room.
Got a big bag of new mom goodies, met our doctor ( Doctor Moeller) she did a vaginal exam on me and, talked alot about my mornign sickness, she said it sounded bad enough that she gave me a presciption for Zofran, which is ABSOLUTELY amazing...I can't believe I have gone through the past 2.5 weeks so sick and with 2-3 lil pills a day, I feel sick for about an hour total, MY god its sooo great! I feel like I can enjoy the pregnancy. Anyways, then we had our vaginal ultrasound ( they do vaginal ones before 12 weeks) heres the very first picture of our lil bean!
I went from my doctors office, which is Avista Womens care and I'll be delivering at Avista Adventist hospital in Louisville to get blood drawn, they did a prenatal work up and HIV ( 4 vials of blood) and then we were off.
It was an overall AMAZING day. To see our little ones heart blipping away on the screen, brought us both to tears. The most magical, overwhelming experience I've had to date.
We FINALLY got to start telling people last night, family first of course, then a TON of friends today, well finish telling peeps in person this weekend at the track and thenI'm posting it up on myspace and sending out to my long distance friends by email. OMG...this is such an amazing experience. I still can't believe it.
Oh best reaction award...definitely goes to Miss Ashli, Jess and Victoria who brought the whole restauarant to a dead silence with the eruption of OMG's and WOW's...it felt great to have friends care so much. Thanks girls! love you!
Also my Estimated Due date was changed from what I thought was February 18th to the 16th. The baby was measuring at only 7 weeks 6 days but said it was perfectly normal and probably due to ultrasound error. I'm not worried at all.
Next appointment is August 5th at 2:30...12 weeks! Woot!
8 weeks 5 days, july 11
heres my latest covered belly pic...I think I look thinner in this one that in the last...probably because I was throwing up for a few days before this one was taken.
and my latest digital..obviously you can't see any lines, but its still cool to see I'm prego...HA HA
Well we're off to Hastings this weekend for a race and then to tell my mom's side of the family our good news!
the Zofran, while not quite the miracle I originally thought...does take the edge of the morning sickness off for several hours during the day...so its been a couple of great days. Still get bouts of nausea but they usually only last 30 minutes or so and its only a couple times a day instead of constant.
July 14th, 9 weeks 1 day!
woot, according to SOME websites our embryo is now a fetus. At nine weeks! (some other websites say not until 10 weeks) whatever.
Most everyone on the face of the planet now knows were pregnant. My dad and lil Joshie doesn't know and my brother Jon also doesn't know but I will tell them, My dad probably in person and Jon the next time he calls.
We had a great weekend getting to share our news with everyone, my family was obviously very receptive, tons of congrats and hugs and tears, it was awesome!
I haven't felt really all that great today, the Zofran while usually very good, does have its lower points, I get a lot of headaches with it and sometimes, it feels like its just dulling the morning sickness. Today is one of those days, where its been a constant gaggin feeling ( even dry heaving 2 times this morning) , not really feeling horrible but not great either. very weird.
So yesterday was the first time in like 3 weeks, that I've done ANY sort of physical activity, we played wiffle ball and kick ball with the lil kids and boy oh boy do my buns and legs feel it today. I haven't been soar in quite sometime...It just tells me I need to get to feeling better and loosen up those muscles again. I'm actually looking forward to being active again, if I wasn't SO freaking exhausted all the time or sick, I would be working out.
Come on 2nd trimester.
Oh so also I looked at the Chinese gender prediction chart and it guesses a BOY for us, which Dion would be thrilled with. So we'll see! I plan on taking my at home, intelligender pee test at about 13 weeks. It may or may not be accurate but it will be something else fun for me to pee on! HA HA
9 weeks 3 days July 16th
BLAH....I really thought Zofran would be awesome...Monday, yesterday and this morning have all been horrible....like I'm not even on a prescription. Still constantly nauseas...this week its sort of moved from my stomach and it feels like the vomit is just sitting around in my esophogus and throat...waiting for the perfect time to spew...So gross I know! I really wish I would start throwing up again..at least then I get a bit of relief.
Talking with my friend Julene I started sucking on lemons again and honestly..it helps...as long as I have one in my mouth..I'm far less nauseas...all the enamal might be eaten off my teeth but I'm going to try to stick with it for a bit since the Zofran isn't really helping.
I also ordered some preggie pops...found here http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com/preggie-pops.html ...might be a crock...or they might help...either way they were cheap and its worth a shot.
I have found myself now getting up to pee at least once during the night, NEAT...my next symptom!
maybe it will replace the m/s??? HA HA
Other than that...I'm still sleeping like 10+ hours a night and feeling exhausted when I wake up...but I know all of this will pass eventually and it will all have been SO worth it!
I'm trying to add some fruits back into my diet instead of ALL carbs all the time since not even food helps me feel better anymore, I figure I should try to get some healthy things in my body too, had a delicious peach this morning...it was a bit on the sour side and almost made me feel better.
Oh come Sunday...its belly pic time again!! I'll be 10 weeks! woo hoo! For those that are already moms....when did you start to notice getting a lil rounder with a baby bump?
Same day as above
Dill pickles...may also be helping...I'm probably going to get sick of them pretty easily but like the lemons...if there is one in my mouth...I feel a bit better.
Had an egg salad sandwich today also that rocked my world...I miss sandwiches...I thought since Deli meat and tuna were basically out, I'd have to give them up but grilled cheese or egg salad....totally still good! YIPEE!