Friday, February 21, 2014

Almost too tired to even write this post...

How far along: 11 + 2 weeks

Size of baby: Lime...although I have no idea where they come up with these comparisons.  The baby is supposedly only like 1.6 inches...and I've never seen a lime that small!

Physical symptoms: Nausea has gotten much better this week.  As long as I don't get too hungry, I'm usually ok.  Speaking of hungry...damn, I just ate a sandwich and I feel starved again.  This is starting to make me nervous, like I'm doing something wrong.  I'm also EXHAUSTED.  One day this week, I feel asleep on the couch at 7:30.  I have a really hard time making it through some days.  Also, the constipation is pretty constant.  I can't believe I keep forgetting to mention this---it has actually been going on for a couple of weeks now.

Weight gain/loss: I'm going to go with 3-4 lbs.

Maternity clothes: Still just pants.  My belly is actually looking like a bump now (a small one), which I am loving showing off.   I've started embracing the bump by wearing tighter shirts so people can see it is a bump and not a food baby.

Stretch marks: Still just on my boobies.

Sleep: I'm having trouble getting comfortable.  I've thought about getting a pregnancy pillow, but it seems like a whole lot of money to spend on something that I don't even know if I will like.

Best moment since last week: Getting to hear the baby's heartbeat.  I had my first OB appointment and he was able to find it with the doppler for the first time.  Love that sound!  Oh, and I bought my first ring sling!  Yay for babywearing :)

Movement: Way too early, but I can't wait!

Cravings/Aversions:  Still grossed out by chicken, especially leftovers.  I feel like I could eat Mexican food every day.  Seriously.  Every day.

Gender: We decided to skip the elective ultrasound, so we won't find out until about 20 weeks.  I can't wait!!

Labor signs: Way too early!

Belly button:  Innie

What I miss:  Staying up past 8 pm!

What I am looking forward to:  my next ultrasound on Monday :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Double Digits!

How far along: 10 weeks

Size of baby: kumquat

Physical symptoms: The nausea is getting better every day.  I'm still hungry a lot, but I know that is mainly my own fault.  I need to be better about eating before I get hungry because I'm starting to feel like I'm not getting enough nutrients, and that makes me nervous.  I just want my baby to be healthy!

Weight gain/loss: Still up about 3 lbs from the beginning of our IVF cycle.

Maternity clothes: Just pants.  They are still big on me, and I notice that they get pretty baggy by the end of the day...but they are better than my unbuttoned regular pants.

Stretch marks: Still just on my boobies.

Sleep: I don't get up as much throughout the night to pee, so I sleep better.  Although I have vivid, freaky dreams every night.

Best moment since last week: I finally am getting the hang of my new job, and it feels great to be busy during the day (and I will have extra money for baby stuff!)

Movement: Way too early.

Cravings/Aversions:  Still no major cravings.  Chicken is still a problem.  For some reason, I am fine if I eat it at a restaurant, but grossed out eating homemade chicken.  Weird.

Gender: Too early to tell.

Labor signs: Way too early!

Belly button:  Innie

What I miss:  Sleeping without dreams...I have some weird-ass dreams every night!

What I am looking forward to:  Our first OB appointment next week!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

9 weeks...and a new job!

So, I started a new job this week.  I had pretty much given up on finding anything since I have lived her for like 8 months now and never had any luck, and then I had to put the job hunt on hold so we could do IVF without any scheduling issues.  This opportunity came out of nowhere.  I had actually interviewed for a different job with the same company a few months ago and never heard back...but then the HR rep thought of me for this position.  Very sweet, especially considering I don't actually have any experience in this field, nor do I have a bachelor's degree, which is required.  The manager loved me though when I interviewed, and they hired me on as a temp to get around the particulars.  I went back and forth deciding whether I should take the job or not.  After all, starting a new job (that you have no experience with) can be daunting when you are already 9 weeks pregnant.  But, I really needed to get out of the house....and our checking account was getting way too low between my husband's paychecks.  So I took the job and here I am.

It's been a tough week so far.  I am still nauseous in the morning, which makes eating hard.  But if I don't eat, it gets much worse.  And I've had a hard time packing enough food to snack on throughout the day.  Thankfully, they are really cool with food being at your desk, so I have't had an issue stuffing my face all day long.  The company is great, and everyone is SUPER nice (plus I am actually meeting people, which has not happened since moving here), so hopefully things will start to click soon and I will decide to stay.  Now I just need to buy more pants that fit my fat ass!

Now for an update:

How far along: 9 weeks

Size of baby: Grape

Physical symptoms: Nausea has subsided for the most I only experience it first thing in the morning.  I'm still hungry ALL THE TIME, which wouldn't be so bad, except I started a new job and it is harder to make sure I pack enough snacks for the whole day.

Weight gain/loss: Haven't weighed myself in a couple days, but I think I'm up around 3 lbs now.  It's hard to remember what I weighed before all this started though since IVF through everything outta wack.

Maternity clothes: Yes.  I was able to wear my maternity work pants this week for the first time.  They are super comfy, but still a little big in random areas.  However, still much better than when I wear my regular pants and have to wear a long shirt to hide the fact that I can't button them.

Stretch marks: Still just on my boobies.

Sleep: Sleep is getting a little better, mainly because I am so exhausted after work that I barely make it to 8 before starting to fall asleep.

Best moment since last week: Nothing has really happened...

Movement: Way too early.

Cravings/Aversions:  Still no major cravings.  Still not a fan of chicken.

Gender: Too early to tell.

Labor signs: Way too early!

Belly button:  Innie

What I miss:  Being able to go more than an hour between meals!

What I am looking forward to:  Our first OB appointment 2 weeks from today!