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Heartbeat! :D

Oct 06, 2011 - 6 comments
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On Tuesday we went in for another ultrasound and oh my goodness we saw the most wonderful perfect little heartbeat from our little tot!  What an amazing sight it was and I couldn't help but tear up immediately at how fortunate we are.  I just love that we have a picture of our darling now and it's so hard not to stare at it all day long :)

Just want to thank all you ladies again for your words of wisdom and encouragement while I was freaking out last week about our first ultrasound!  I don't know what I would have done without your healthy perspectives :)

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Barf. :)

Oct 03, 2011 - 2 comments
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soooo nauseous allll the timeeeeee.  not actually barfing yet though, which is ...my preference.  Also getting a very weird/bad taste in my mouth all the time no matter how much I brush.  I brushed my teeth 5 times yesterday and no real improvement. yuck.  I looked it up...sounds like it's another pretty common result from all the estrogen in my system and a salt/baking soda rinse will help to restore the pH level.  I'll be trying that today.  Hopefully it doesn't make me ralph :)

Also very emotional!  So emotional!  So much more emotional than I've ever beenwith pms.  Everything makes me cry... good.. bad... happy... sad.  Yesterday dave (DH) and I were watching a documentary on oceans, and I started crying during the segment on sea slugs. so pretty!  wahhhh hahaha :) im a mess!  

Munching on animal crackers and saltines all day helps with my tummy.  My mom, who is a doctor, recommended dry cereal because it's fortified and a bit more nutritious, so dave got me some yesterday and I'm doing pretty well on it today.  fruit has been working as well.

Tomorrow is my ultra sound again.  I'm very eager to see that heartbeat!  And just 43 more days until the 2nd trimester and hopefully the return of an appetite and a steadier tummy.

Good luck all you first trimesterers! We'll get through this together :)

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spotting and no heartbeat

Sep 27, 2011 - 12 comments
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we went for our first prenatal today. I calculate I'm 5 weeks and 6 days along, which is a bit early for a first u/s.  yesterday i had some pretty intense cramping, and then this morning i had a bit of brown spotting streaked in discharge on the tp.  I havent had any spotting until now.  Luckily it was the same day of our appointment.  My OB is wonderful.  I just love her. She did an u/s and she wasn't able to see a heartbeat.  She scheduled me for another u/s in a week and she ordered some blood work done to check my hormone levels.  

I know it's possibly too early for a hearbeat, but this in conjunction with the alarming spotting and cramping has me so worried :( im going to try to stay positive, but it's going to be hard.  

In the meantime, i've been pretty nauseous the past couple of days and exhausted.  im hoping my pregnancy symptoms, as miserable as they've been, continue this week as some reassurance.  I wonder if anyone has a similar experience with a missing heartbeat early on that turned out positively? we'll just have to wait and see i guess.

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5 weeks!

Sep 21, 2011 - 1 comments
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Yay!  But oh my goodness am I bloated.  Not the most glamorous of pregnancy symptoms...my tummy feels like it's in constant turmoil.  I was pretty queasy yesterday, but so far so good today.  I'm getting so-so sleep...waking up to potty a couple times at night, but we are going to bed at 9:30 these days (haha sooo sleeepy!) so I probably end up getting a fair amount when all is said and done.

Things are going well!  My first appointment is next Tuesday and it can't come soon enough!  I've lost about a pound, which is odd since I feel like I'm eating normally and have a good appetite.  It's probably just water weight from all the peeing.

:)

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