Why do I feel so bad? If this nausea and dizziness doesn't go away soon, perhaps I should call the doctor.
Hmm. Actually, before I jump to conclusions, why don't I take a pregnancy test?
(and for the record, with Nora, I took the test just for peace of mind...essentially to assure myself that we actually had NOT gotten lucky and I was not pregnant. This time, I took the test because I felt so bad, even at 4 weeks, that I was going to call our family practitioner later that week if things didn't improve).
WELL. That was awfully quick for the positive line to show up. (and yes, it is faint, but this was two days early...in the evening. I'm amazed I got a positive result at all).
Wait. Did I really get a positive result on a pregnancy test on the day when I ate sushi for lunch and a sub sandwich full of deli meat for dinner? Fabulous.
AHH. I should probably apologize to Nora's preschool teacher for the drop off last Thursday when I was crying harder than Nora was (and then continued to cry...in the parking lot...all the way to work...and then for two more hours shut up in my office at work). Glad to know it was hormones and not a total mental breakdown.
November 7, 2012
Am I going to throw up in front my class in the middle of my lecture? Maybe. Deep breaths. Deep breaths. Are they laughing at me? Yep. Great. It is that obvious that I feel bad?
(and for the record, two of the students were laughing at me. They told me after class that they are both trained as EMTS...and they had started a pool between them and the students around them as to whether I was going to throw up or not. It WAS that obvious. I tried telling them that I thought Nora had brought home a stomach bug from preschool. We'll see how long I can keep this up).
Am I really going to bed at 8:30? Yes. Yes, I am.
November 12, 2012
Four weeks and four days. Am I really this bloated already? Good heavens. Has anyone in the history of the world started wearing maternity clothes this early? Am I really going to sit in my office with the lights off and my pants unbuttoned? Yes. Yes, I am.
November 29, 2012
Having some problems...called the doctor and had an ultrasound today.
Beanie is doing fine. Heart rate = 140 bpm.
Small subchorionic hemorrhage at the top of the uterus. No heavy lifting (including not picking up Nora); no exercise. Hope for the best. Next ultrasound on December 11, 2012.
December 3, 2012
Still having problems. Still hoping for the best.
Belly band is brought out. Finally. Sheesh. :)
Definitely feeling pregnant. Nauseated, food aversions (nothing fruity and sweet, no ginger, HURP), and tired (I
December 7 to 9, 2012
Problems got worse over the weekend. This has become so stressful. The longer this goes on, the harder this becomes. Another ultrasound on December 11. Holding our breath and praying until then.
December 11, 2012
Eight weeks and five days. Still tired, still nauseated (I tried to puke while blowing my nose, brushing my teeth, and taking a shower this morning. Lovely).
Second ultrasound. Beanie is doing well. Heart rate = 171 bpm. We were able to see tiny arm and leg buds forming. We were also able to see the tiny Beanie wiggling around a bit. :)
No ultrasound evidence of the subchorionic hemorrhage. Their best guess is that the problems over the weekend was the hemorrhage "bleeding out." Back to "routine" OB visits unless other problems arise.
January 2, 2012
11 weeks and six days. No problems for 3 weeks! Still feeling horrible. Threw up this morning (which I never did with Nora).
January 3, 2012
12 weeks. First NORMAL doctor's visit since the initial blood work. Found Beanie's heart beat right away (166 bpm). Everything looks good. All restrictions (exercise, picking up Nora, etc) are lifted. Yippee! :)