When you get pregnant they say not start to really gain wait until after the first trimester and I have not which is good. Okay, maybe a pound or so depending on the day and how much water weight I have. I do know that I am experiencing some bloating that is making me look much more pregnant than I am. I know witht the second a person does show sooner but 9 weeks still seems early this seems crazy. I have heard people say that it is as a result of the body memory and its ability to remember past pregnancies. All I Know is that I start the day looking 9 weeks and end the day looking closer to twelve. I hope my 1st prenatal visit tomorrow gives me some answers and a sense that my tummy girth is normal.
Pregnancy and Weight Gain
Well since I last wrote I have started my medication for nausea and heartburn. It appears to be helping with the nausea at least but not as much for the heartburn issue. It still seems to rear its ugly head but at least things are more manageable and I can eat a lot better now. These symptoms are also added to by a heightened sensitivity to smells. Sometimes I have a fun time trying to keep my lunch down these days.
Some days I still survive on plain crackers and water until I make myself eat something real. I am also finding that foods I love are not loving me so much these days. I love chocolate. I could eat it all day long if I could but my body is saying no to chocolate during this pregnancy. I either get heartburn from it or it makes me want to hurl. TMI? well get used to the world being up in your face when you are pregnant. Everyone for the nurse at admitting to the residents that check on your progress will know every detail about you right down to your last bowl movement.
Well tomorrow is our first ultrasound to both date the pregnancy and ensure it is a viable one..... ie) in the right place. I hope that we see a nice pregnancy growing in my uterus even if we don't see a heartbeat yet as it may be to early.
Well the first ultrasound did prove to early to see much other than that the pregnancy was in the right place, yeah. It is amazing that something as simple as a pregnancy in the right place can be exciting and worth a sigh of relief.
we were then booked for a second one a week later to confirm the viability of the pregnancy. This time we saw a heart beat which to me looked strong as can be, I have also found since then that my nausea and heartburn have gotten worse. Bad enough that I talked to my doctor about medication for them and have started taking it. It seems to have helped take the edge off of these symptoms but not all of it. just hope it continues in the right direction.
Trying again can be a scary and exciting time. I am glad I focused on the exciting part after my miscarraige and had my son as a result.