I just finished my morning bagel and cream cheese (breakfast #2) and realized that there was a ridiculous amount of cream cheese leftover. Not enough to save the container but not enough to throw it out either. So I'm doing what any pregnant person in their
Speaking of delicious, I had a sweet tea from Chick-Fil-A last night that was bomb.com. I LOVE me some sweet tea but normally forgo due to calories and the fact that it's straight sugar. Now that I'm pregnant none of that applies. And dare I say it helped with my nausea? I don't know if it was a coincidence or not but I'm planning on getting another this afternoon to see if it helps again. I'm desperate at this point.
11 1/2 weeks in and you would think this morning sickness would be getting better but it seems to have come back with a vengeance this week. Sidenote: Whoever named it "morning sickness" is cruel. I'm either sick in the evenings or all day. There is no morning about it.
Lately, I'm ok in the mornings and dying by 3pm every afternoon. From 3-6pm I feel like I'm in the twilight zone/ my own version of Groundhog day. I just repeat 3-6pm of every day over and over and over. Different day, same story: I lay on the couch and try not to puke while Luke plays "human tornado" and pulls out every single toy he owns and spreads them all over the house.
I was sick with Luke but this is a different sick and not just in severity. I'm alot more gaggy this time around. Is gaggy even a word? It is now. Like there is a constant lump in my throat and if a cough accidentally escapes my mouth, then it's all over.
I stop the Progesterone supplements on Friday (hooray 12 weeks) and I am PRAYING that it will ease my sickness a bit. (Quick science lesson: The placenta kicks in around 12 weeks and takes over Progesterone production so the supplement is no longer needed.) I have a feeling my placenta is kicking in early and the supplement is just adding EXTRA hormones at this point which is making me sicker. I'm no doctor but that theory sounds as good as any. I'm nervous to stop taking the medicine but I know I just have to trust God that this baby is safe and sound and not going anywhere anytime soon.
We had our 12 week NT ultrasound yesterday. Good news is that baby looks great and my blood tests came back negative for all the genetic diseases they screen for. She attempted to look for the gender "goods" but no such luck.
|I think baby has an arm up by his/her head which is making the neck look super weird...|
Once again, my uterus is still tipped and pointing down so the picture of baby is a bit poor quality due to the fact that they weren't able to see him/her from a regular abdomen ultrasound. I will leave it to your imagination as to how they got this picture. And for the record, this makes ultrasound #4 I've had this way.
Good news is the ultrasound tech told me it should come to the front in 2-3 weeks. It will keep growing back until it hits my spine and then it will have no place to go but out to the front. Which explains my low back pain lately. I'm not even in the 2nd trimester and I'm already having back issues. This is not looking good. Nice warm showers have been my friend at nights. Plus side is it also helps with my nausea.
In other news, I forgot to brush my teeth this morning. It is WAY too early to forget basic personal hygiene, right? But I did. #fulldisclosure
That's about all I have right now. Bagels, placentas, and nasty non-brushed teeth. I apologize in advance to those readers I'm about to lose. But I'm all about keeping it real. Silly with a side of serious. Always and forever.
Ps. It's now almost time for lunch #1! Woohoo!