Friday, February 14, 2014

12 week pregnancy update

12 weeks pregnancy

How far along? 12 weeks 3 days.. Baby is the size of a plum.  (Clearly it doesn't matter to my body how big or small that babe is! Ha!)

Weight gain? The scale at the doctor's office yesterday said I am down 12 lbs but if I go by ours, it still says 16 lbs. 

Belly button? Still looks normal :) 

Wedding rings on or off? Still on and still loose

Movement? Nothing yet, too early.  I wish I could feel something! 

Maternity clothes? Pants, yes.  Some shirts too! I wore the full panel jeans with Dawson but they are so uncomfortable to me this time.  I bought some side panel jeans and I'm in love.  I also got a couple of t shirts, one in the picture above.  I feel cute again instead of frumpy. 

Symptoms? Feeling? Nausea and vomiting still going on.  I ended up back in the ER Monday night because I couldn't keep anything down.  That was awful.  I could easily pass for a drug addict between my gray complexion and all the needle pokes & bruises.  It's reached a whole new level, now when I exert myself at all I throw up and get really dizzy.  Even taking a shower is tough.  I also can no longer swallow pills. 

Mood? Feeling really down.  Probably doesn't help that I haven't been able to take my antidepressant.  

Missing? Normalcy.  Ease of getting out of the house.  Socializing.  

Looking forward to? My appointment Tuesday with the high risk OB to come up with a treatment other than zofran, Reglan, and promethegan.  I'm hoping for good news and other possibilities. 

Sleep? I have been anxious this week, feeling like a burden on my family and not the best mother or wife.  Sleep has been tough sometimes as a result.  

Exercise? No.  Just no.  Exercise = lose my breath super easily and uncontrollable gagging.  (I have a feeling this won't change anytime soon..) I did take a walk in the mall with mom and Dawson. 

Any cravings? No cravings.  I've eaten chicken sandwiches from Burger King recently.. Crunchy and salty.  Last night I was able to hold down Greek yogurt with almonds and high protein granola.  I can barely choke down decaf iced tea anymore so I have moved on to orange soda.  

Food aversions? Everything.  No joke.  Even the things I can choke down sound awful 24/7.  (I'm super hopeful this answer will change soon!!) 

It's been a rough week.. My pharmacy is not helping.  They don't seem to carry my zofran regularly and so 9 times out of 10 I go to get it filled and it takes them DAYS.. Which, when I'm only getting 10 at a time, is just not doable.  Every time I lapse on the zofran I end up in big big trouble.  My mom is actually out right now switching my prescription to another pharmacy because I have had so much trouble.  Hopefully Tuesday I will have either a new prescription for more than 10 or a prescription for something else entirely. 

My husband and my mom have been.. I just can't even say how wonderful.  Joe has taken over taking care of Dawson and he runs to get me whatever I need whenever I need it, with ZERO complaints.  He's amazing.  My mom packs her bag at the drop of a hat to come to me to help.  I can't say how thankful I am for my family right now.  This is all very hard but without them I'm not sure I could do it at all.  I love you guys! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm one week behind you! :)

    This go 'round I really haven't had too many food aversions...but I feel like I spent my entire last pregnancy in the ER. Fainting, pain of some sort, vomiting uncontrollably. I think I was sick for 36 weeks (he was born at 36 weeks). Now I've let myself get neurotic that because I'm not sick this time, something is majorly wrong. Ugh. Pregnancy.