Saturday, September 11, 2010


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.


  1. The heartbeat is something spectacular, isn't it? Even tho I can feel the Halfling move, I miss hearing that beautiful little thumpity-thump whenever I want to (had to send the doppler back last month).

  2. So sorry that you're feeling sick! But, wonderful about the heartbeat. And, so glad that the end of this year has been so much better than the beginning of last year. Or, of course, the horrible day 9 years ago.

  3. Congrats on the 2 month milestone lovely lady you've more than earned it! Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Hearbeat....sigh. I agree it's the best thing. Hope you start feeling better!

  5. yep makes sense, an endo will want you to keep TSH under 2.0
    First Trimester: 0.24 - 2.99
    Second Trimester: .46-2.95
    Third Trimester: .43 - 2.78
    ranges vary from lab to lab but your endo will know exactly where he/she wants you.


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