Baby D Makes Three

born December 27, 2012

Bump Update: 6 Weeks

See that bump bloat? Pregnancy bloating is no joke.

How far along? 6 weeks

Baby’s size: sweet pea

Total weight gain: -.5 (I don’t really know how I lost weight. I’m attributing it to the fact that my preggo body seems to only want foods that are at least semi healthy – I haven’t wanted peanut butter m&ms, cookies, or chocolate in weeks)

Maternity clothes? Not yet, but my yoga pants are really the only comfortable pants I own now. Wish I could wear them to work.

Stretch marks? Nope

Sleep:  had some rough patches this week. I’m trying to train my body to sleep on one side in preparation for the 2nd trimester and can already tell a pregnancy body pillow will be necessary.

Best moment this week:  blood work and doctor’s urine test both confirmed pregnancy

Food cravings: oranges (I used to hate oranges so this is weird); had a grapefruit craving but it gave me major heartburn, so I think it’s now an aversion 😛

Food aversions: Greek yogurt! Eating in general wasn’t fun this week. Every time I ate, I would get a stomach ache, so it made me less excited to eat. Saltines were my friend.

Gender:  team green

Symptoms: Holy bloating batman – the bloating was bad this week.  also my boobs are gigantic and sore; Queasiness most of the time, but no throwing up yet (yay!); still exhausted – would be happy as a clam if I could go to bed at 8 pm :P; the stomach aches are probably the worst – I tend to get them anytime I eat, and again when I’m trying to get ready for bed (I did discuss this with the doctor, she said most likely my stomach was not enjoying pregnancy and would need some time to adjust); hello super sniffer (see my super sniffer post from earlier)

Belly Button in or out? Innie

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy Happy Happy although, I did notice some pretty drastic mood swings. Hubs will probably need to be treated for whiplash before the baby comes.

Looking forward to: still looking forward to telling people and our next doctor appointment which is next Tuesday.

What I miss: I could have gone for some sushi this week

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why hello there, super sniffer

did you know that everything has a smell? and that most smells are nausea inducing? me either. until yesterday. woah. I was sitting at my desk yesterday morning when I suddenly realized that I hate my favorite perfume. and that my boss suddenly seemed to be wearing way too much cologne, even though he sits a couple of cubicles away. and don’t even get me started on my coworker who eats the weird food (his eating habits have always grossed me out – but now it’s amplified). someone used a cleaning spray in their cubicle which nearly sent me running for the bathroom. and I got trapped in an elevator that was far too small, and had far too many people in it, one who seemed to be a chain smoker. luckily, I haven’t thrown up yet, but it seems to be right on the horizon.

nice to meet you morning, noon, and night sickness. I was wondering when you would appear. it seems 5 weeks and 6 days was the magic number.

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i want to TEST!

the two week wait is torture for a woman trying to conceive. TORTURE! basically, pregnancy tests can pick up the hCG hormone between 12-15 days post ovulation (on average). so you wait and you wait and you want to test the WHOLE time. because you just want to be pregnant already. and there are women out there who were able to find out 6 days after ovulation. I promised myself I wouldn’t become a psychotic pee on a stick-aholic. I wouldn’t succumb to that urge to just try and see. and here I am 11 days post ovulation and I’ve been at work for 2 hours, the whole time obsessing over if I could test tomorrow morning. yup, I’ve become that girl. the one who is not productive, and is basically insane, mumbling to myself in the hallway about tests, and timing, and basically freaking everybody out in my building (ok, so there is no mumbling, or freaking everybody out, but there is a lot of googling – because if it’s on the internet it must be true).

some of you may be thinking – what’s the big deal, just go pee on a stick, stop making yourself crazy. there are a couple of reasons hubs and I are pretty adamant about waiting to test until there is a very likely chance of the test being accurate. For one, if you test too early, it might turn up a big fat negative because the hCG isn’t strong enough to be detected. and who wants a constant let down every morning? second, there is a chance that you can get an early big fat positive (YAY) but then end up with a chemical pregnancy (early miscarriage) and who wants that kind of a let down? and last, have you seen just how expensive those babies are? I mean, we are trying to prepare financially for a baby people; we can’t be spending that kind of dough just because I want to pee on a stick every 2 minutes hours.

so I will wait. semi-patiently. if any of you have been following along with the math, today is Friday, that means if Aunt Flow hasn’t visited by Monday, I will be at 14 days past ovulation. hubs and I have the day off. it sure would be a special day if we could celebrate the start of our new life.

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