6w6d

I haven’t written in a while, and due to the first item below, this post will be a bulleted list of what’s new in my world. No energy to make this post creative, sorry…

Morning Sickness:  I officially suck as a pregnant person.  Beginning last Monday, so almost a full week now, I’ve felt sick pretty much non-stop.  I’ve yet to actually throw up, but the almost constant nausea is really wearing on me.  And yes, I realize it’s only been a week.  The only times I’ve felt some relief is when I’ve been up and around, moving, walking, etc.  I feel sick as soon as I sit or lay down.  I’ve tried peppermint candies, ginger, acupressure wristbands, B6, crackers, nothing seems to help.  Sitting all day at work is hard, as is bedtime, since lying down is awful.  I’ve been trying to keep busy, stay upright, even cleaned today so I wouldn’t have to sit much, but then I just find myself exhausted.  I keep telling myself I’m lucky since I’m not actually throwing up, but a break from time to time in this nausea would be nice.  I’m trying to eat small amount every few hours so my stomach doesn’t get empty, but most things don’t sound at all interesting to me.  Any suggestions, I’m all ears.  I hear there is a new medication specifically for morning sickness, but I assume it’s only prescribed for those who can’t keep down food and drink, and so far, I have found some items I can tolerate.

7 Week Ultrasound:  It is tomorrow morning (Monday, October 13th) at 8am.  I’m both terrified and excited.  If you remember back to this post, where we learned there was no heartbeat at our 7 week ultrasound with our last pregnancy.  Needless to say, I’m very scared of a repeat.  I definitely feel different this pregnancy, lots of symptoms I wasn’t experiencing last time.  But I realize symptoms are no guarantee of a healthy baby.  Please pray for us, for a strong heartbeat tomorrow.

I’m slightly apprehensive about our appointment tomorrow for another reason…  Remember N, the awful male coworker of mine?  Remember the comments he made about racing to see who could get pregnant first?  Clearly he is beyond immature, in my opinion and has no concept for those struggling with infertility.  Anyway, their 12 week ultrasound is tomorrow morning, at 8am as well.  Please God, don’t let me see them in the waiting room, although it’s inevitable, right?  They tried all of two months and are sailing along in bliss.  Something I don’t want to see.  I just simply can’t relate to their experience and I certainly don’t want to be reminded of it tomorrow morning when I’ll be feeling super vulnerable.

Building:  Last weekend Eric and I were back in Cedar Falls to meet with two builders in an effort to narrow down our choice to one, and to decide on a lot.  I think we’ve come to a compromise on a lot, although it hasn’t been purchased yet.  It’s not all that large, although plenty big for the house we have in mind to build.  It’s pricey for its size though, probably because it is set along a pond with a fairly good view of such.  Oh, and there are few lots in Cedar Falls, so I assume most, if not all lots, are more expensive now than in the past.  As far as a builder, we still haven’t decided.  We are stuck between two that have both built a number of gorgeous custom homes in the area.  I think the hold-up at this point is getting an estimate from the second builder on a floor plan we have in mind.  And when I say in mind, we haven’t actually picked one.  Both builders know the general style we are drawn to, and I found a plan online which has many, many elements we love.  I posted pictures of this proposed floor plan under a new page named Dream Home from my main menu or you can view the pictures by clicking here.  I don’t expect us to build this exact home, but I’d really like to maybe start with this plan and make alterations as necessary.  I assume the majority of our coming weekends will be spent in Cedar Falls as both builders would like to start digging November 1st, which is quickly approaching.

Part-time:  I did have a chat with my boss in regards to me working part-time instead of full-time.  If you remember, I drafted an email to my boss…  I never ended up sending it.  She actually called me into her office the day after I posted that draft and we got on the topic of my workload.  I decided then was as good a time as any to share my concerns.  To my surprise, my boss was actually all for me going part-time.  Probably because I pointed out I can still complete all my work, in half the time, for half the pay.  Yeah, I’m that good.  Anyway, she cleared my part-time status with her boss so far, who was also all for it.  My boss’s boss is now supposedly talking to higher-ups and HR.  I kind of expected to hear something last week, but not a word yet.  Maybe this week!  I’d love to start part-time sooner rather than later, especially since my days feel so long now since I’ve felt so sick.

I definitely feel like I’m forgetting some update…  But for now, I just ask for more prayers for our ultrasound tomorrow.  I’ll update as soon as I have results.

37 thoughts on “6w6d

  1. I had horrible morning sickness and my doctor put me on promethazine. Definitely talk to your doctor about options, I’m sure there is something that can help. You shouldn’t have to suffer, you’ve been through enough already, and they won’t give you something that could harm baby. Bean burritos were my life saver 🙂 I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow.

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  2. My mom worked OB for a long time and her patients used to swear potato chips and lemonade helped with the nausea as strange as that sounds! Hopefully the nausea is a sign of a healthy pregnancy!

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  3. Good luck tomorrow, I will be sending lots of prayers your way! I had really bad morning sickness to! My doctor told me that was a good sign your hormones are where they need to be! Randy would put crackers on the night stand in the morning and I would eat a v few before I would even get out of bed, that really helped the nausea. Once I started doing that I never threw up again!

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  4. I had the same kind of nausea, and it was awful. I think it’s actually easier for those who throw up, because that provides some relief. Zofran did work wonders for me. Ask for it, even if you aren’t throwing up. It’s not worth being miserable. I didn’t take it all the time, just when I couldn’t deal. Also, lemonade helped me a lot. Nothing else did much.

    The good news is that I had the same kind of pregnancy as your first and then one like this one. The first one had the awful 7 week ultrasound, but my current pregnancy with the crazy nausea had a beautiful heartbeat. You are going to get great news tomorrow. I know it!

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  5. First, you will be in my thoughts and prayers this morning for your ultrasound. I have a good feeling this time will be different but I know the fear very well and I am sending love and calm.

    Second, at least where I live you can get a Rx for the anti-nausea medication (they use Diclectin (Pyridoxine/Doxylamine) where I live) for any level of morning sickness, whether you actually vomit or not. That medication made me tired so I could not take it at work (because it contains an anti-histamine) but most women don’t have that issue. I would ask for this as soon as you can. Suffering through nausea is stressful and stress is not good for baby or you. Don’t be shy about requiring care for you. You are baby’s home and you want that to be a calm, gentle place!

    Third, great news about the work situation! Good for you for advocating for yourself.

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  6. I never threw up either…actually, I’m in my 15th week and still feeling sick on and off though not as bad. Eat mall meals, never allowing yourself to be completely hungry. Like, eat every two hours whether you want to or not. Cold dairy and bananas made me feel slightly better. The ginger thing didn’t work at all for me, and now I hate everything that has to do with ginger. Really, you just have to get through it. Eventually I became used to it. It’s miserable, but it’s part of the process.

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