How Far Along: 9 weeks.
Baby size and random info: (thanks to Alpha Mom)
- Is about the size of a grape
- Has fingers and toes and eyelids and ears.
- External boy and girl-parts are present, but won’t be really distinguishable for another couple weeks.
Symptoms: Oh Jenna. You poor pathetic thing. The past two weeks have been horrible. Nausea is constant. In fact, I can barely get out of the house but once or twice a week. I’m confined to my home within running distance of a toilet or trash receptacle. I get hot very easily. Then I get cold. “Are we in a sauna? Geez. Turn down the AC. Do you have a coat? Here let me take off my mittens. Oh my gosh I need a cold shower. It’s too cold in here. Agh.”
I’ve been struggling to stay hydrated. My nausea doesn’t permit me to drink freely throughout the day, so I find myself terribly thirsty all the time. I actually visited the doctor for fear of dehydration yesterday. (Everything was okay, she suggested ginger ale).
Headaches and constipation. I attribute these to lack of fluids and my zofran routine. If it isn’t one evil, it’s another. Nausea or constipation. You pick. Easy choice, right?
How I’m feeling: Definitely tired and nauseated all the time. Feeling a lot more beat this pregnancy than my first. Mentally I’m doing okay. I’m excited for little one and trying to stay positive. I’m feeling very fluffy and round. I haven’t been able to workout daily like I used to because of this nausea, so I’m losing a bit of muscle. I’m thinking big picture, however, and trying to stay positive.
Week’s highlights: Sam has been home for a week. I’m terribly thankful for that. A few of my friends have helped me out tremendously when i needed them most.
Boy or Girl? No clue! We are narrowing down our list of baby names. So that’s exciting.
Cravings: None. I’m just trying to get by and survive.
Worries/Concerns: My morning sickness. It’s so seriously bad.
A few health concerns this time around to watch for and try to prevent/manage:
Excessive weight gain
Get support for breastfeeding and look into things like placenta encapsulation and postpartum depression.
Goals and to what I look forward: Finding out if baby is a gal or guy. Having my family visit for vacation. Being able to get my nausea under control and get active again.