Wednesday, June 19, 2013


I knew it had been a while, but I didn't realize it had been almost a month. I'm very sorry for leaving everyone hanging for so long. I'll save everyone a little suspense from the start. Everything seems to be just fine right now. I'm still a bit anxious about things, but I'm working really hard to obey doctor's orders and enjoy the ride ahead.

We went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago and everything was lovely! We saw a beautiful little sea monkey with tiny hands and feet. We heard a spectacular heartbeat at 179 which blows my mind! The doctor said the baby was measuring 8 weeks 4 days, which isn't what my dates say at all. I remember though that with Espe his dates were off according to the more sophisticated ultrasound we had at the hospital, so for now I'm sticking to my dates. I know there is a little give on the dates in early u/s anyway.

That puts us at just past 11 weeks today people!

The doctor told us at our last appointment that we could relax and enjoy this one. There were instances of people miscarrying beyond that point, but by seeing a heartbeat and a wiggly little one at 9 weeks, he was confident our odds of miscarriage were tiny. I have been clinging to that reassurance for two weeks now and I am starting to breathe a little.

I did have one incident last week where I felt just miserable sick and could not get out of bed for two days without intense heart pounding nausea. I had no energy, no appetite, and I felt like there was a lot of pressure on my bladder. I did go to the doctor, but aside from a urine check for a UTI and a lecture on dehydration, he didn't check anything. He just sat down and talked to me, reassuring me that everything was okay and again that we were in his opinion as in the clear as anyone could be.

The past couple of days, my nausea has been very minimal. I'm trying to take that as a good sign that maybe the second trimester really is on it's way and nausea will soon be a thing of the past. I still need a nap most days, or at least some down time, and I do get horribly bloated and gassy at least once a day, but I feel pretty good.

I do have a confession. People have started poking me a bit about my tummy. I had to work really hard to ignore my urge to restrict my diet the first few weeks. My appetite thank goodness was insatiable. Unfortunately, carbs are about the only thing that help with the nausea I get. My usual raw diet is horrid for gas and bloating, so I did gain quickly. It's really starting to bother me now. I can't wear any of my clothes at all. I actually went yesterday and bought some maternity clothes at a thrift store. I figured I may as well go on and invest in a few items rather than buying regular clothes I couldn't wear very long. I'm just scared I'm going to gain too much. I'm also a bit embarrassed that my belly is already starting to poke out. I could use any reassurance out there that this is okay.

I'm hoping that the nausea will ease up even more and I can return to some of my more healthy food options in the next couple of weeks. I'm also hoping to get back to working out a little. The moment I found out I was pregnant, I just stopped working out or doing anything strenuous. I was so scared and hubs was too. We agreed it would be better for us if I stopped until the second trimester. It's hot outside right now, so I think my stationary bike will be a safe option for now.

This turned out to be a bit longer than I intended. I suppose a picture would be a nice end to the day right?


Anonymous said...

Congrats ! You'll be in the second trimester soon!

Michelle said...

Yay!!! I've been checking for updates!! I'm so glad to see this today. :)

I'll add in, that I got the very bloated look very quickly this time around and had done the same thift store shopping around the same point. I was so nervous to do it because of how early it was, but comfort was much needed.
I'm almost 18 weeks, and the nausea still comes occasionally, but I do remember the improvement was around 13-14 weeks. I hope it eases up soon for you.

Arian said...

Thanks for your reassurance! I am so thankful that I found such a wonderful community of friends and support during our journey. It really helps to have people out there that understand from every angle!

Congrats Michelle on your little one too! It always makes me so happy to hear good news!