How Iâ€™m Feeling: Well I think weâ€™ve determined that already… sick. Â As Iâ€™m typing this, I just had the worst wave of sickness yet and I did actually vomit (a few times). Â I thought I was learning how to manage it better and here we are. Â I started taking a B complex (with lots of B6) in the mornings, so I think that the mornings are better now, but around 4 pm the past few days, it comes like a ton of bricks. Â I think it might be due to the fact that Iâ€™ve been out and about around that time and itâ€™s simply too hot for me. Â The heat makes me want to die. Â With the exception of today, I think this week might be a little better than last with the all-day nausea feeling.I also have more energy this week. Â I think thatâ€™s also due to the B complex Iâ€™ve been taking, but I donâ€™t care. Â I feel like I am able to do a semi-normal amount of tasks during the day. Â I definitely donâ€™t feel back to my old self energy-wise, but a little better. Â Last week I could have slept all day everyday. Â At school, in clinic, we had our busiest day and I did fine! Â I even went to the gym on Monday night with David at like 8 pm for a quick workout.
Doctorâ€™s Appointment: Â We went to the doctor on Monday for our first ultrasound. Â We got to see the baby and hear the heartbeat. Â Obviously the baby is so small right now that it doesnâ€™t look very much like a baby, so we couldnâ€™t decipher much. Â The heart rate was very fun to hear though. Â The doctors determined the baby measured at 7 weeks 1 day, when I am technically at 8 weeks on the dot. Â I know that in their records they have me a week later than I should be due to when I ovulated. Â I ovulated on week 3 in the cycle, instead of week 2, so thatâ€™s where the calculation is off. Â Â They said that because itâ€™s only a week, they wouldnâ€™t change the due date of March 3. Â I have a strong feeling, itâ€™s going to be more like March 12 though. Â Oh well… doesnâ€™t really make that much difference.
During the ultrasound, they found a small cyst on my uterus filled with fluid. Â I panicked when they told me this because I have no history of anything like this, but they reassured me that itâ€™s very common and that they usually go away on their own. Â They are going to re-scan me in 4 weeks to make sure that itâ€™s decreasing in size. Â The doctor told me that itâ€™s not a big deal either way though.
What Iâ€™m Eating: Meat is definitely on the outs. Â I canâ€™t stand to think about it. Â I want simple carbs, such as toast with jam, waffles, pasta, and rice. Â I never eat this many carbs and I feel a little gross doing so, but Iâ€™m just trying to let my body decide what it wants within reason. Â If I totally listened to it, Iâ€™d be eating fruit snacks with donuts all day. Â Iâ€™m trying to get nutrients in without making myself sick. Â Veggies are a sticky subject. Â I try to hide them in my food because I definitely couldnâ€™t stand to eat a salad or stir-fry right now. Â When I think about eating, there is usually about 1 food item that I can think of that I could stand to eat. Â I can hardly wait until this bad phase with food is over. Â
Exercise: Iâ€™m still trying to do the same thing as last week; lower impact exercises so my heart rate doesnâ€™t go over 140 bpm. Â I am adding in some strength training and Iâ€™m going to make myself start going to yoga. Â I know that it would really do me some good, so I donâ€™t know whatâ€™s so hard about getting there. Â Well actually I do. Â The classes seem to be either at 5:30 am and I want to sleep later than than when I get to or 5 pm (when Iâ€™m usually fighting the nausea) or at night at about 7:30 when Iâ€™m way too tired to drive to the gym for yoga. Â I know Iâ€™ll get through this phase of pregnancy and any of those times will work.
P.S. Â My husband deserves husband of the year award. In all my emotional swings, weaknesses, and tiredness, heâ€™s been there for me and has taken perfect care of me. He cooks and cleans and is my nurse when I need it. Â Iâ€™m starting to feel a little guilty.