Written 9/21/11 - 8w4d
How am I feeling? I actually feel great. I've had some bouts with exhaustion, but nothing horrible. Last time I was falling asleep on the couch before dinner, but now I can at least make it until Baby Girl is in bed.
The nausea hasn't been bad at all. It's definitely tapering off and I only get it when I get really hungry or really full. For instance, yesterday I had TWO large pitas with tabbouleh, feta, and tzatziki in the middle of the afternoon. I felt fine for the first hour after eating it, but then by the time we got home, I was feeling pretty rough and just needed to lay on the couch for awhile.
I still get surprised by a shooting pain in my left bo.ob sometimes, but it's nothing severe. Just surprising.
I feel like the bloat is really on now. I notice it by the end of the day, but I'm pretty confident that most people just think I'm looking fat. Still no sign of needing to move to maternity clothes--I'm in the same place I was last time in that I have some clothes that were getting too big on me when I got pregnant, so now I can just wear them for awhile. Once we've told people about the pregnancy, I'll start wearing some cuter maternity shirts, just because I can. That, and to make people realize it's baby and not fat.
My weight seems to be holding fairly steady. In the first couple of weeks I gained about 5 pounds, even though I was actually eating less. I lost 3 of those and am back to up around 2. I'm allowing myself to eat junk again, though, so I'm guessing the pounds will creep on sooner than later.
What's new? We got to see our little gummy bear last Wednesday. I was having major anxiety about not feeling pregnant, so they set me up with an ultrasound at 7 1/2 weeks instead of having to wait until 9w6d. Thank goodness! We also met our new OB and we both love her. We didn't think there was any way we'd like her as much as our old OB (who is going to be focusing on surgeries instead of delivering babies), but we really, really do. Baby's heartbeat was 168 bpm and we got to see the spine, umbilical cord, and the rest of the blob of baby that was in there. How cool. Our next appointment is at 11 1/2 weeks. I think after that appointment we'll start telling the world, but will want to tell a few close friends before then...just need to figure out how and when :)
Fun facts? I love that The Hubby is so into this pregnancy. Since he has an iPhone he has a pregnancy app that's giving him updates about the baby, so sometimes he'll randomly tell me what size the baby is now. For instance, last night he told me the baby is the size of an olive. How exciting and absolutely adorable :)
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