Before I get into the weekly stats, I want to share something.
Today is September 11. 9 years ago I was in a tiny Namibian village cursing our satellite TV, because I saw everything on CSpan. Repeatedly. It was one of the worst days of my life. Terrifying to be that far away, with no way to even get home if I needed to. Oh, what a week that was. What a day. And what a journey to today...
One year ago today, Hubby and I made our first trip to the RE for a consult. Which, because I was on CD4 actually led to b/w, u/s, etc. It was incredibly overwhelming, and we left with our head's spinning, and hope brimming. At that point we didn't have any sort of a diagnosis. Nada. 1 week later the world came crashing down with DH's NOA diagnosis, followed by 6 months of insane doctor's visits, more bad news, and a pretty severe mental breakdown. And yet, 1 year later after that appointment, against a lot of odds, we sit here 8 weeks pregnant. I can't believe the year that has led us here.
How far along: 8 weeks 0 days
Total weight gain/loss: Have not managed to get a better scale yet, so the best I can give you is that on Monday I had not gained any more weight. Holding steady (as of then) at 120, about 7 lbs over pre-treatment weight.
Maternity clothes: Actually, busted out a pair of pants today...more comfy than a belly band. Still a bit big on me, but I simply don't care. Comfort is winning. Still fine in regular shirts, though I have a pooch.
Stretch marks: way too early for those!
Sleep: As often as possible!!! Being sick this week did NOT help with the exhaustion.
Movement: way too early for that!
Cravings/Aversions: Cravings: Nothing really new this week. Aversions: Stinky odors, red meat...
Gender: at this point, we have decided not to find out...let's see if we hold steadfast to that!
Symptoms: I have some nausea and dizziness...but that could be the nasty-ass cold, too. No way to know for sure, unless directly attached to say, an odor.
What I miss: Just caffeine - only because it is soooo hard to get moving in the morning. Otherwise, fine :)
What I look forward to: Passing the first trimester :)
Moods: Again, hard to differentiate my overall moodiness from being related to hormones or being sick. Did cry a lot at cheesy mom/baby moments. And being annoyed at incorrect TTC dialogue in De.ath At A Fun.eral. I ranted about that for a while.
Milestones: This week it wasn't just Hubby hearing the heartbeat. I heard it nice and strong :)
Medical Concerns: Still working on the thyroid - Syn.throid 50 mcg daily. When speaking with the OB scheduler it sounded like they may be referring me to an endocrinologist. Sigh.
Weekly Wisdom: Keep food on hand at ALL TIMES. I get nausea worse when I am hungry. This is difficult when I'm on the phones allllll day, but I'm learning how to do it. Give up and just take the nap.
Best moment this week: The Heartbeat remains magical.
Worst moment this week: This cold is TERRIBLE and I hate it. Wah.