Tuesday, November 27, 2012

7 weeks = nausea and exhaustion

Well now that things are rolling along, someone flipped the switch to the nausea and the strong smells kicking in and I am not feeling good pretty much everyday.

I know that this is what we have hoped and prayed for all this time but I do not feel feel like I am not entitled to feel bad. Many women in their first trimester don't feel well and apparently I am one of them.

People have the best of intentions with happiness for me feeling badly because it means the baby is growing and the hormones are a-flowing. But when it's the 5th time in about an hour that I feel like I could throw up, that's not really comforting.

I am so excited that so many people are excited for us, there have been so many people on this journey with us from the beginning and to be able to finally say that things are going along wonderfully is truly an amazing feeling. I know our little baby (I call GW - our baby names for a boy or a girl starts with a G, so that's my nickname for the baby) will be loved from so many places. It makes us feel the love all time,

So I am going to try to keep up with these every week to see the progress of the baby and how I am feeling:

How far along? 7 weeks
Total weight gain: actually down about 3 pounds - thank you nausea
Maternity clothes? Not yet, but the bloat makes me wish I was wearing them
Stretch marks? Not any ones I didn't all ready have (haha!)
Sleep: Between getting up to go to the bathroom all the time and having nausea, sleep is interesting. Though, I am exhausted during the day and wish I could nap under my desk at school!
Best moment of the week: Sharing the picture with everyone!
Miss anything? Right now - Mexican food, a glass of wine after a day like today, and no nausea
Movement: No way, GW is too little!
Anything making you queasy or sick: Umm....EVERYTHING!!!!!! Thank goodness for Zofran to help with the nausea but I HATE the taste of Saltines
Gender prediction: Not a clue - little GW will be perfect no matter what!
Labor signs: Nope
Symptoms: Nausea, Strong smells, Emotional, Having to pee all the time
Belly button in or out? In
Wedding rings on or off? Off but just because of the bloat I feel which is apparently normal during the first trimester
Happy or moody most of the time? To quote Grey's Anatomy - "I am a hormone casserole!" it depends on the day and what's happening at the moment - I do cry for no reason
Looking forward to: The ultrasound Monday at 8 weeks 1 day and hoping we get released back to my regular OB from the specialist

1 comment:

  1. I am so excited to see all the pregnancy stuff -so amazing -but I am also sorry you are dealing with the nausea. No matter how positive a spin people try to put on it, it is still miserable. I remember that well. It helped me to never let my stomach get too empty.