Afternoon Sickness

For the last few days, I have actually felt ok (not great, but not puking) when I wake up. I am good up until right after lunch. I have been forcing myself to have some sort of breakfast and that seems to have helped.

I am starving by 11:30 and so I eat. Then it goes down hill. I am exhausted by 2pm and it’s not like I am even exerting myself. Around 3pm I start gagging. Around 5pm I am bloated as all hell and just feel like a balloon. And that is right around the time that I need to get H from school. The last thing I feel like doing is cooking or dealing with food.

So dinner and bed time is a real struggle. I have the Diclegis but I haven’t taken it yet for a few reasons. While I am gagging and feel pukey, I have only thrown up twice. I am already tired, I am scared to see how bad I feel taking Diclegis. Also, I am sure it was a terrible coincidence but a day after I took it with Olo, I miscarried.

I still have one more week until the ultrasound. Could time go any slower?!?

 

Learning Curve

I am still learning how to be pregnant.

I feel like I struggle to eat. Very little sounds good and get bored of the same stuff. The problem is if I don’t eat, I feel like crap. And little things like snacks are just an effort. I swear I don’t mean to be whiney, I just am lost on what to eat.

Since I take Synthroid, I am not supposed to eat or drink (anything besides water) for at least an hour after that. That’s not the best way to start the day. Yesterday I made the mistake of eating a big breakfast (mmm bagel with cream cheese and chocolate milk) so by the time lunch rolled around I wasn’t hungry. I forced myself to eat fruit and chips. Ok, so that’s not really healthy, but I just didn’t want anything. Anyway, it wasn’t good enough and neither were the stupid fiber one bar or yogurt I had as snacks since I ended up throwing up at the end of the day. Thankfully, I was one of the last people at work so no one was around to witness that.

After a fun filled day of work, I went home and later discovered I was bleeding/spotting. I freaked out and of course Dr. Google only provides so much comfort. There are so many sad unfair stories out about miscarriages. The spotting stopped and then started again this morning. This morning was especially fun since I puked in addition to worrying about the spotting. I called the OB’s office and was able to get an appointment.

The Dr. who saw me couldn’t find where the bleeding was coming from, but did a full scan of the babies (she kept calling them kiddos, sorta cute) and they looked fine. Both had good hbs and were measuring ok. Baby A measured exactly 10weeks with a hb of 162 and Baby B measured 9w4d with a hb of 176. I think I will create a new page for this stuff and pictures so it’s not in everyone’s faces.

Baby B is still smaller, but not anything crazy to be a red flag…yet. The Dr said we just need to keep a close eye on them. I told M Baby A is hogging all of the food.

Maybe I just have small babies? Or maybe I am not eating enough or good enough? I wonder if I can blame my thryoid? So many unknowns.

 

At least I walked out of the office knowing that today the babies look good. And a prescription for Zolfran.