Thursday, May 24, 2012

11 weeks

Wow what a day! So I had my first prenatal appointment today and was so excited going in. Well, when it got to be the good stuff, you know listening to the baby and such, we couldn't find the heartbeat. I've heard that's normal, so I tried not to freak out. The nurse practitioner (the midwife didn't see me today) said that many times the doppler won't pick up babies until at least 12 weeks. But then, when the she checked my uterus, she told me it felt like I was only measuring 8 weeks. She commented that maybe I wasn't as far along as I thought. There was NO way that I was only 8 weeks; I've known about the pregnancy longer than that and I know exactly when I became pregnant, no doubt in my mind. The only reasonable thought for me at that point was maybe I had miscarried. I knew last week I had spotted a tiny bit, but it stopped and never came back. I also hadn't been cramping, and I threw up the past two mornings. I hadn't today, but I was nauseous slightly. Regardless, I was so close to breaking down in tears right there on the table. She said that she would set me up for an ultrasound so we could make sure everything was fine and date the pregnancy.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

10 weeks!

So far my bracelet has started working again, so thank goodness for that. I've been feeling pretty okay lately. Today I actually felt a bit like I was going to throw up. I was in the OR for my rotation, and I never imagined how HORRIBLE bone being cauterized smelled. Luckily I was able to not do that. How embarrassing would that have been? I was okay with the gore, but just that smell. Ick.

I may be crazy, but I SWEAR I can feel little movements every once in a while. Like flutters. Maybe I'm just wanting to feel them, since I know 10 weeks is early, but I started feeling Blake at 14 weeks. I guess I won't really know, but I really can feel something, and I don't believe it's just gas bubbles.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

9 weeks and dying!

Well, I'll be 10 weeks officially tomorrow, so figured I should probably hurry up and put in a blog post for week 9, since week 8 totally got skipped. Hmm, where to start.

Well, during week 8, I found out about the seaband. It's pretty amazing, when it works. It works for about a week, and then I guess it just gets stretched out and just stops. SUPER COOL. But, at least it does give me some relief without any medication, so I would say still worth it. :) And they're relatively inexpensive; $12 for a two pack at Walgreens. So, if you're battling morning sickness (or any nausea/vomiting), I do recommend this! But when it decides to not work, everything is back full force. I do mean FULL force. Yesterday was a lucky day where it decided not to work, and I threw up five times during the course of the day. It was really lots of fun, especially having to go wait tables like that from 3:30 until we closed. I really wish I could quit serving, I hate it so much, especially now. But it's a lot better money than retail, so I guess I'll just suck it up while I still can. I know I was sick with Blake, but not like this. I threw up a handful of times, but not like this.