Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hanging in there...

Things are going okay. I still get sad at times throughout the day that the second baby didn't make it. It's definitely an adjustment in the heart and in the mind. But we are still loving on our lil' miracle and praying that he or she continues to do well!! I haven't really documented much in the last week in terms of how I'm feeling physically. But the nausea kicked in about a week and half ago, no vomiting yet (lucky I know!) but I have had moments of nausea and a day here and there of all day nausea. It sucks, but nothing I can't handle. And I'm grateful that I'm not throwing up. I have been have strange food aversions and cravings. I go from thinking nothing sounds good to eat, to everything sounds good to eat. I used to love macaroni and cheese and now I won't touch it with a ten foot pole. Just the thought of it makes me gag for some reason. I still love cheese, but just macaroni and cheese is grossing me out. Been eating a lot of fruit. I ate three oranges in a row the other night. Excessive, I know. But I couldn't help myself. And my cravings don't last long. I'll crave something and then the next day I could care less. For example, the other night (during my meat craving stage) I had to have Hamburger Helper. Now, I haven't had that since I was like 12. So I made it..ate/enjoyed it. And just looking at the leftovers and smelling it made me want to throw up! For breakfast I usually have cheerios and milk with bananas cut up in it or eggs and toast. Also consuming lots of OJ and pickles. For example, for lunch today I am heating up some frozen french fries and having pickles as a side :)

So I guess my eating habits while pregnant range from healthy to gross. But that's how I roll I guess. I've also been eating lots of yogurt. I kind of have a constant slight headache (Yes, Im getting enough fluids) and Ill have some twinges and cramps here and there that of course freak me out..but I just try to remind myself it's the baby making room!!! Shockingly, we don't have a scale at my house, so I don't really know what I weight now and what I weighed before IVF/baby. I know I gained some weight during IVF and Im sure a few pounds since but Im not going to obsess over it. Once I get to the OB and they start weighing me, Ill probably get a scale for home. I've also been sleeping a lot. I get tired during the day, and even though I can take a nap, sometimes I don't. My sleep at night is interrupted by tossing and turning and about 3 bathroom visits. So I do sleep in a bit most mornings. I'm trying not to do too much. From what I read resting is good for a SCH, so that my body can absorb it.

Last night my mom brought us over dinner and 2 baby sleepers :) It's seems so strange to have a few baby things hanging in the spare room already, but I really like it. Reminds me that this is really happening :)

Ok, pickles and french fry time...

8 comments:

Moe said...

I was so sad when I caught up on your blog yesterday and read your post. For some reason it wouldn't let me comment at the office so I didn't get a chance to say anything. I am thinking of you!! I'm glad LM is still doing great - but so sorry about the twin. Keep resting and taking it easy. Give in to those cravings. :) And enjoy a scale free lifestyle. Haha.

So glad to hear there are some baby things starting to make their way into your house!!!

A m a n d a said...

Thanks for the update. I'm glad you're still feeling well and managing to find appetizing food to eat! I'm sure those weird cravings will just get weirder :)

I'm so sorry again for your loss. Sending all my love to you and your little one xo

manymanymoons said...

I feel like I need to come over and assist you with you're cravings. I'd hate for you to eat alone. :) I'm so glad you're hanging in and taking it easy. I also love seeing that ticker creep higher and higher. :)

Good Timing said...

I could have written this post about the food and sleeping - are we the same person?! I haven't thrown up either and don't think I will - some of us are just lucky like that! Thinking about you and hope you're doing okay. xo

Josey said...

Sorry, but all I could take from this post is HOW FREAKIN DELICIOUS hamburger helper sounds right now. Headed to the store now.

Jenny said...

lol at your eating habits. I only vomited twice in my whole pregnancy but did have nausea...popsicles helped me a lot when my tummy ached(for some reason they had to be the pedialyte popsicles)...my strongest craving was for poutine (Canadian dish-french fries, cheese and a brown gravy---SOOO GOOD!)

Also I was thinking the headache depending on where it is could be sinus pressure. I started having nosebleeds almost once a week starting at 5 weeks...it also gave me headaches...tylenol is safe to take if it gets really bad...I never took any but don't know how bad yours are.

Carlia said...

i'm clearly late to the party, but CONGRATS! i'm so sorry that the second baby didn't make it. i know those conflicting emotions are tough to deal with, but i know you'll get through it. i'm so unbelievably happy for you, though. i'm so looking forward to following you through your pregnancy!

nago said...

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