Barfy New Year

I am 11 weeks now…crazy.  I had some slight nausea, but it has decided to kick into high gear the last couple of days.  So although I went to bed at 830pm last night and didn’t have any New Years libations…I feel hung over.  Ugh.

I am definitely starting to show, way early but I guess that is normal for your second and there are two.  I still can’t believe we are having two.  We have our next scan in a week and I hope everything is fine.  Not as much heartburn so far, but boy am I nauseous.  I am hoping this subsides soon, I am way more nauseous this time around.

We just arrived home yesterday from travels to the family for Christmas.  It was a long drive, but our little one – who is almost 2! – did really well for his first road trip.  

I am really excited to find out the sex of these other fellas, but will have to wait a few more weeks for that.  Then it will all start being a little more real.  My mom is arriving in 3 weeks, and we haven’t told her we are pregnant yet.  So that will be fun.  So lots to look forward to…other than this nausea!

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Growing bean

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The scan yesterday was marvelous, the best part was that I have graduated to tummy scans! Goodbye wandy!….and all the connection and emotional anguish you held through IVF! When my FS told me we were going to do a tummy scan I just about fell over with joy! It is a milestone I will never forget, as it made it real, normal and made me feel a bit more safe in this pregnancy.

When he first brought up the view, I saw the little jellybean move! It jumped and twisted, their little arms and feet flew around….it was magical. I actually said out loud, ‘is it moving?’….which my FS said….’dancing!’.

Progress is right on target, and the FS said all is developing fine. We do the NT scan in two weeks, so we will really start seeing big changes now from scan to scan that will move to every three weeks after my next one.

I am still feeling so nauseous, the worst I have felt. I am starting to gag when I brush my teeth and am really struggling to swallow my vitamins. I am going to have to start crushing them. I am really sneezy, but my FS gave me a nose spray and that is really helping.

It is all starting to feel so real. My two besties know, but I haven’t told anyone else. I don’t think it has all sunk in yet. I am going to stick to my plan of 14 weeks. We go on vacation the day after I plan to tell everyone, so I think that will be good for us. An early babymoon!

Nausea back with a vengeance!

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I spoke too soon. I had some brief relief from the nausea between week 9-10, but earlier this week it came back in full force. I am 11 weeks today and am hanging on through the waves of extreme nausea. I thought it was bad before, but now I actually feel like vomiting. I had to take Tuesday off work…it was just too unbearable. I really hope this passes soon, as it is horrible.

On a better note, I have a scan tomorrow, so excited and nervous at the same time for that. I will post a pic tomorrow of my scan! Oh, and I am completely off the Cyclogest and Progynova…what a milestone! And the fact that I am so nauseous reassures me that my placenta is making lots of progesterone! There is an upside to everything I guess.

Carb Queen

Three more sleeps until my next scan. I am starting to get anxious, but really trying to stay positive and focus on the things I know. I am still having nausea, although it comes and goes and I am so incredibly tired. I also have this ongoing morning diarrhea. it has gotten a bit better, but I thought I was supposed to be constipated! 9 weeks, here I come!

The most surprising for me has been the change in my relationship with food. I have always been a real food addict, so being picky about food and not feeling hungry are very new concepts to me. Yesterday was DHs birthday, so we had a little dinner party with a few friends. We had some of my favourite foods…and I couldn’t eat a bite. I find eating in the evening the most challenging. I choked down a few bites of birthday cake, how depressing to refer to a glorious cake as unappealing! I am totally off meat, which is weird. I am all about toast and cereal, which I never ate before. It appears I am in some kind of sport training as i am a carbo-loading queen! I have also reduced my portion size to mere bites, so I try to eat little bits all the time. I have lost about 4 or 5 kgs… which
I had available to lose, so not a biggie, but sometimes concerns me that I am not doing enough to keep my nutrition up. So I am not sure what to do because I am just so limited in foods that I feel I can stomach. The weirdest is my indecision. I will look at some food and go, “that looks so good” then the next minute be like “I cannot eat that”. This weekend I made some scrambled eggs for DH and I and by the time I was done I couldn’t eat them.

Oh well…if these are symptoms of a healthy pregnancy, then I will take it…weirdness and all. Did I mention I can’t wait until Friday! Hee hee

My shadow

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Exhausted! That just about sums it up. I am in bed by 730 most nights and by 200 in the afternoon I am severely in need of a nap! I seem to have gotten a handle on the nausea. It is still there, but I think I have gotten used to it, and as long as I keep something in my stomach then it is bearable. I think I have eaten my weight in Marie biscuits! I am totally off meat…I just can’t do it.

My cat has become my shadow. If I am sitting, she is on me. If I am laying down, she is on me. If I go into the kitchen, she follows. When I have a shower she sits in the bathroom staring at me. She has become quite the perve. My dog does a lot if sniffing but nothing else out of the ordinary.

I thought I would be ok with a two week wait until the next scan, but I am dying to get to the next one…which is still nine sleeps away! I have some low grade anxiety, but I am really trying hard not to think negatively when there is no reason to. I have not had any bleeding (knock on wood) or anything else abnormal…so I must stay positive.

8 weeks tomorrow….

Home at 7w1d

So I am finally back home….so happy! I have been so nauseous so my appetite is gone. I am hoping it is a good sign and not just the massive amounts of progesterone and estrogen I am on.

So tomorrow is the day. I am excited but so incredibly anxious. I am trying hard to believe and know in my heart it will be ok. I will let you all know as soon as I know. Thanks for all of your encouragement, it really has helped me so much.

Four more sleeps

I am so happy to report that I have had no bleeding since last Thursday. Now I have three more sleeps until I go home (yippee!) and four more sleeps until my first scan (double yippee!).

I am starting to dream that this may all be true….someone pinch me!

As far as symptoms, my boobs are sore but not crazy sore. I am tired but not sure if it is just the long work hours. I also am having increasing nausea. My appetite is gone. I hope it doesn’t get worse than this. I also have a runny tummy every morning. But honestly….it’s manageable. I am living on toast, ginger ale and crackers.

Again….is this for real? Someone pinch me!