Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Grasshopper - 7w0d


How far along: 7w0d - Grasshopper is the size of a blueberry -Baby's brain - both hemisperes! - is growing fast, generating about 100 new cells every minute.  Arms and legs are emerging as joints start to form, and a permanent set of kidney's (baby's third!) is now in place.

Total Weight Gain: No idea. I refuse to get on the scale.

Maternity clothes: Not yet, but due to bloating I am wearing more stretchy clothes than not.

Sleep: I have good meds for now, so I sleep fairly well, but the vivid pregnancy dreams have hit.

Movement: I don't expect that for 8 more weeks at least.

Cravings/Aversions: It is ALL about the bland food right now.  And if I crave something, I guarantee that obtaining said food is basically not possible.  And coffee doesn't settle very well at all.

Sex: I refuse to do the deed until we get the go ahead from the OB.  Paranoid, here.

Symptoms: ., bloating, constipation, gas, fatigue, boobs sore and growing.

What I miss: Nothing :-)

What I look forward to: OB visit and u/s for reassurance.  Movement.

Moods: Happy overall.  Having to really focus on staying calm as had to drop one of my meds right away.

Milestones: Coming out to the family and all friends!

Medical Concerns: On 3 meds, 2 of which are contraindicated for breastfeeding - those are the bipolar specific meds, and in order to breastfeed we will have to wean me off of them and hope all is well.  Not looking forward to that.

Weekly Wisdom: Gingerale and orange juice = yum.

Best moment this week: All the love from our friends upon our announcement!

It's odd...I felt nothing resembling pregnant until I tried to go off my meds.  That seemed to kick my pregnancy symptoms into high gear, so now I feel pregnant.  All the same, I will feel much better in a month or so when I hit 2nd trimester.

No belly pic.  No thank you.  I am nearly the weight I was when I had P, so starting out 40lbs heavier than last time.  No urge to show fat tummy until it's an actual bump.


  1. Holy crap batman! I miss a few weeks of the blogosphere due to computer issues and I come back to this! Congrats! Wow! (Ok, enough exclamation points)

    Sending prayers and good thoughts your way.

  2. Reading your update put a big smile on my face. I am just incredible happy for you.

  3. I am so happy for you. One day at a time mama. :)
    Hard to do this, but please try to ignore those that bring you down, it is not even worth wasting a second on people that aren't happy for you and your continued life struggles. ((HUGS))


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