Saturday, September 18, 2010



How far along: 9 weeks 0 days

Total weight gain/loss: Appointments on Mon and Tues showed me at 121 - up 1 lb.

Maternity clothes: I gained BINS of maternity clothes this week, and there were a couple pairs of "skinny" maternity pants, and they are fabulous.  Comfortable, no belly band needed.  Shirts still fit (unless they are tight in the chest normally, in which case, not so much.

Stretch marks: way too early for those!

Sleep: As often as possible!!!

Movement: way too early for that!

Cravings/Aversions: Cravings: Nothing really new this week, in fact, it's hard to find things that I DO like. 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: The usual, nausea, gas, sore BBs, and my new favorite, round ligament pain.  Oh, yeah, totally feeling that, apparently early.

What I miss: Not a thing :)

What I look forward to: Passing the first trimester :), and actually LOOKING pregnant, as opposed to just like I've put on weight.

Moods: Just overly emotional. 

Milestones: This week it wasn't just Hubby hearing the heartbeat.  I heard it nice and strong :)

Medical Concerns: Thyroid meds are doing their job...measured at 1.66 this week.  Go meds.  Started on Zofran after a trip to the ER...more on that below.
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: Got a Sno.ogle, and am now starting to sleep a bit better.  Kinda.  The baby is now a FETUS!!!!  That's kinda a big thing!

Worst moment this week: Yesterday I was at work when the nausea hit, taking phone calls.  Nothing ever comes up, so I just dry heave, but yesterday it was CONSTANT.  After an hour and a half of hitting mute so I could heave, I finally got to go on break.  I started shaking uncontrollably and nearly passed out in the caf.  Had my friends given me food as requested, I think I would have been fine, but noooo....the ambulance and trip to the ER it was.  As usual, my blood pressure is way on the low side, which I'm sure doesn't help.  After they put in a liter of fluids I felt mildly better, but only if I stayed horizontal.  Labs came back fine, but that was after fluids, so good chance I dehydrated.  I took off today to take it easy.  They said I'm supposed to get in 3L of fluids a day.  I can barely manage 2 on a day off, much less at work where bathroom breaks are hard to ocme by.  Sigh.  I don't know how it got out of hand yesterday, I snacked, I was drinking liquid, I just got really bad.  And then I kinda freaked out because it scared the shit out of me.  Luckily it means the baby is doing well.  LOL.  Trip to the ER was NOT what I wanted to start my week :(


  1. Yay to 9 weeks. Sounds like it's going good, besides the ER visit. YIKES!

  2. Chug that water and it will help. Honestly, you will probably be ok with the bathroom. I'm so happy you've hit fetus stage!

  3. Ok so I'll make it a trifecta and your first 3 comments will all be from Rachels!

    I cannot believe that you're 9 weeks already!! You'll be popping him OR her out before you know it!


  4. That trip to the ER sounds so scary. I am so glad that everything is okay. Have you thought about supplementing with Ensure while you are on the phone? I drink it when I am too busy, or not really interested in eating. It gets the calories and some basic nutrients in without too much effort. The odwalla protein drinks are good for that too. I'm sure that you'll get it all figured out!
    xoxo- foxy

  5. So sorry about the ER visit but congrats on hitting 9 weeks in the face, no wait, you know what I mean.

  6. Wow, 9 weeks already?! Congrats! Sorry to hear about the trip to the ER but so glad to hear everything's okay!

  7. So sorry you had to go to the ER! Good luck finding a way to get those fluids in!!!


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