Thursday, October 4, 2007

Let's try this again...

Apparently, I'm going to fully experience the FULL 10 months of this pregnancy. For the past 3 weeks I've been thinking I was 5 weeks pregnant. I had another (I know, I know....) ultrasound today and we can see the yolk sac now (YAY!) and I measured 5w4d, with a due date of June 1st. I am assuming I took those pregnancy test THE DAY that my levels were high enough to be detected.

Holy moly. Its going SLOWLY. Hopefully now that I *for sure* know how far along I am it'll go a little quicker. But, dang... I like the 7wk gestation a little better than 5wks... that just means more time feeling worried/scared about the pregnancy ending. UGH. Hopefully in the next couple weeks we'll hear the heartbeat at one of my "self scheduled weekly scans". I called my mom today after lunch:

mom: Hi

me: Hey, what are you up to?

mom: Oh, nothing. Just getting ready to scan a patient.

me: Ok. I was going to stop in.

mom: Oh?

me: Yeah, you know, for my weekly scan.

mom: Oh yeah, ok. I'll be ready in 15.

HAHAH. I love that my mom can do my scans for me. She said the receptionist at her office is also pregnant, as is the receptionists sister. So, they've been having her scan them often. She'll be sick of all of us bugging her to scan us every darn week.

So, whats up with my "not as far along as I assumed pregnant self":
  • I've been feeling nauseous for the past 5 days or so... threw up a few times last weekend, threw up OJ this morning (OJ has got to be the nastiest, most acidic thing to vomit. EWW)
  • Exhaustion. I feel like such a slacker mom. I'm SO tired by the time 4:00 rolls around. I could take a nap every day. Tonight, after dinner, I put on Little Bear for Porter and we laid on the floor and I took a 30 minute cat nap while he watched tv. So. Tired.
  • I feel like a bottomless pit lately... like I can keep eating and eating. But then other times I eat a few bites and thats about all I can keep down.
  • I really really love mashed potatoes. KFC, if possible. I was the same way in the very beginning of my pregnancy with Porter. Weird.
Other than that... nothing much has changed. Things seem to be going ok so far, and pregnancy thus far is tolerable (minus the migraine).


LeeAnn said...

I was SOOO tired durin gmy pregnancy. That I'd come come from work (clinicals) and nap for 2 hours everyday!!! I don't know how I'm gonna do it with a 2 year old running around?!?!?

LeeAnn said...

looks like i need to adjust your baby on my page!! haha!! Hey think of some preggo blog names for me to get ready!

heather said...

I couldn't get enough of potatoes when I was pregnant... didn't matter what form; Mashed potatoes, hashbrowns, french fries, baked, whatever. I ate them every day. I would just make a huge pot of mashed potatoes for dinner and that's it.
Wonder what it is about potatoes? Hmm... I think that's what that mom who delivered the 17 lb baby said she ate!! Haha!

Denise said...

Isn't the exhaustion like nothing you have ever experience before? When I was pregnant with Gavin I could sleep for hours & still not feel rested.

kimca01 said...

Dude, you are the only girl I know who could go backwards in pregnancy LOL Too funny. I'm just hanging in there to hear the heartbeat on the 17th, more spotting UGH.