How Far Along: 12 weeks and 4 days
Meds: All taken daily – Prenatal, Omega + DHA, Vitamin D 2000mg, Vitamin B12, Probiotic, Diclectin (4 pills daily)
Baby is the size of: an apricot or a plum
Best Moment This Week: Seeing our baby bounce on the screen during our 12 week ultrasound
Total Weight Gain: +5 lbs
Maternity Clothes: Still in between sizes. I’ve been living in sweat pants, leggings and maxi skirts.
Symptoms: NAUSEA! Ughhhhhhhhh. I’m hope that I’m in that transitional “worse before it gets better” phase because the past 4 days have been horrible. I struggled with puking all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I wasn’t able to keep anything down yesterday. Easter supper does not taste as good coming back up as it did going down. I manage the nausea better if I eat more frequent, yet smaller meals. Driving = especially in my husband’s truck – does me in. I’ve started carrying a puke bowl with me.
The persistent sickness has made me not so worried about my bleed from Thursday night. I am still going to try to get in to see my OB before my scheduled appointment on Thursday if possible.
My rant of the week would be non-prego/non-infertile advice about pregnancy nausea. I really don’t want to hear “did you try this or this?” from people who have never experienced it. I also don’t like people telling me “oh well it will all be worth it in the end“. I get that. I know it will all be worth it, but it’s hard not to be grumpy when you can barely stomach soda crackers. /endrant
That being said: I welcome all advice from anyone who has experienced this before me! Rumour has it, you can increase your Diclectin dosage with Doctor permission? Is this true?
Sleep: I have more energy since stopping my progesterone. I can still sleep for 10-12 hours a night though. Still having the crazy dreams. I’ve also been using the Snoogle pillow consistently this week.
Food Cravings: Strawberries, pumpkin pie, plain chips, ice water, Mini Wheats,
Anything making you queasy or sick: Chicken, vegetables, brushing my teeth, driving,
Movement: Too early.
Stretch Marks: Nothing new.
Baby Bump: Still barely there but continuously getting harder.
Gender Prediction: BOY!
Labour Signs: Too early.
Belly Button In or Out?: Innie to start!
Wedding Rings on or off?: On.
Happy or Moody?: Moody. Being sick does not equal a happy Lindsey.
Purchases for baby: Nothing this week.
Miss Anything?: Enjoying a meal, cuddling (as the Snoogle gets in the way)
Looking forward to: My doctor’s appointment on Thursday and whenever this dreaded nausea subsides!