Monday, March 5, 2012

9 Weeks

Technically I'm 9 weeks and 3 days, but who's counting?! We were supposed to go in for an 8 week ultrasounds last week, but my work schedule was hectic so we postponed it until this week. We're having it done Wed. So Wednesday is a big day for us!!
I'm feeling fairly confident that something is going on in my uterus:
  • I am a puking champ. I dry heave/projectile vomit 1-2 times per day. Most of the day I feel like I could puke/dry heave.
  • My stomach was looking bloated around my waistline, but the 'bloat' has moved upward and my stomach is looking bigger all around. I don't know how much longer I can hide from looking pregnant.
  • I can sleep with the best of them; no matter how much I sleep, it's not enough. I can sleep 10-13 hours and still take a nap.
  • Despite my bigger stomach, I have yet to gain a single pound. In fact, I have lost weight. I have an incredibly difficult time finding anything that sounds appetizing.
All of these fascinating bullet points have to add up to something don't they?! I guess we'll find out in 2 days!!

In other news, I had two of my best friends visit from Wisconsin last week. It was fantastic to spend time with people who just 'get you.' One of my friends is an OB Nurse and she has amazing pointers!!! I'll be picking her brain a lot in the next month/year! It was great to just be me and be the pregnant lady! Of course my friends know about the pregnancy, but I'm still in the closet with most everyone else. It was lovely to speak openly and honestly about the pregnancy. I also got to give the husband a break from the PIO injections. I had my RN friend, Sarah, aka the pro at injections, give my PIO shots while she was here. Even thought I slept the entire day after they left from the exhaustion I was experiencing, it was worth it!!

We've been discussing putting the house on the market a lot. We've decided to move ahead with it. We're working on little projects to get it as perfect as possible before we list it. We checked out the competition in the area and started looking at new houses online. We have one in particular we really like and seem to stack up the others we look at against it. Just in case our house sells fast, we'll probably start looking at houses once ours goes on the market.

I have observed in the IF world, when someone makes it to the other side (aka gets pregnant) they react in one of two ways. One: they go crazy shopping for maternity clothes stat and start picking up baby items (clothes, diapers, a doppler, shoes, blankets etc) or two: they are very hesitant to believe this is actually happening and delay all things baby. I definitely am in the latter group. Although I'm thrilled every day I wake up feeling tired and every time I puke (yes I am thrilled about vomiting. It is true.), I just can't jump in yet!! I am hoping once our next ultrasound is done and it gives us good news (PLEASE GOD!) maybe I can believe. I miscarried at 8 weeks previously, so 8 weeks is looming in my head as the week to get passed. I want to be giddy and believe nothing can go wrong. I just can't make myself do it (yet).

C recently had a friend get a positive beta and I'm so happy for her!!! Wonderful news!!!

Prayers for a positive ultrasound!!


amiracleamongus said...

I was in the later group as well! I am 15 wks and JUST bought my first baby thing-a name book! I hope you feel better. I know I am 'happy' to be puking but it still does suck and after 5 weeks gets old.

MaryMargaret said...

I was pretty firmly in the latter group also, except for my doppler purchase. I just made my first "real" baby purchase last week, and I held off on maternity pants as long as possible. I can't wait to hear how your ultrasound goes- Congratulations on the 9+ week mark!

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for both of you! I've been following your blog since the beginning and it all touches so close to home. I appreciate the "shout out" as I'm sooooo excited about my recent news this week ;-). Im still in shock! Please keep me updated of how you guys are doing, I'm just a few weeks behind you. My first ultrasound is on Fri. Soooooo happy for you both!!!! Yeah!!!

Jules said...

Praying for your good ultrasound tomorrow! I totally get how that previous milestone can haunt you. I never made it past beta #2 from my first pregnancy so that is my hump to get over. Wishing you lots of lucky tomorrow!

Chelsey Luster said...

Congrats! I just started following your blog. I also see Dr. Doody and have our first IUI next cycle. Your determination is so inspiring. Praying for a textbook pregnancy for you!

Amber said...

Thank you for the wonderful comments everyone!!
Chelsey, if you need any advice or an ear to listen, let me know! Good luck to you!!