SIX WEEKS TODAY!!
My mind is still not in the right place though. Part of my reason for celebrating is that if we lose the baby now, it gets to be called a “miscarriage” and not a “chemical pregnancy.”
6 weeks, 1 day
No vomiting today – apparently the chocolate pudding did the trick. I did feel queasy, with a touch of gagging, but no puking. Josh went out this morning to run a top secret errand for my Valentine’s day present and he called from Target asking what kind of laundry detergent we needed. I told him, and also asked for a soft pretzel! I’ve been craving one from there for about a week now. Hesurprised me with one – and I swear it was the best thing I’ve ever eaten.
I also took about a two hour nap today – totally caught me off guard. I fell asleep watching tv and slept for a while I guess. As soon as I woke up, I made tater tots and those were the best things I’ve ever eaten too!
Less than 48 hours now….
6 weeks, 2 days
Today was easier than I thought it would be. I had my workout and ran a few errands, which all helped. Sleeping won’t be easy tonight though, I’m sure. Chocolate pudding no longer works.
6 weeks, 3 days
POPPPY – WE SAW YOUR HEARTBEAT TODAY!!! It was the most beautiful sight in the world – you’re just this itty bitty thing, but there was your heart, just thump, thump, thumping away. It was incredible, absolutely amazing. Dr. Z. was awesome – he gave us two pictures to take home and he tried to get one of your heart actually beating for us as well. It’s the most amazing thing in the world. When the doctor left us alone, your daddy and I cried a little bit – out of just sheer joy and amazement. It’s so unreal to imagine that you are actually growing in me – that there’s this little tiny baby in me! We are just so so in love with you!
6 weeks, 5 days
Today was a really hard day. I puked four times, the only meal I could hold down was dinner. I haven’t been able to keep down a lot of liquids either, which concerns me. Hopefully this won’t continue. Sweet Josh did run out to Wendy’s at about 9:30 tonight to get me a frostie. Gah – it was the best thing I’ve ever had! It made me thirsty as well, so I drank two big glasses of water. I took another enormous nap today. I’m so glad I don’t work!
6 weeks, 6 days
I threw up twice again this morning – bleh! I decided to go out to Target, after having two frozen cookies for breakfast, and just buy anything that looked good to eat. I ended up with, frozen waffles, two cans of peaches, some sort of frozen sorbet fruit thing, ginger ale, and two boxes of jell-o. Oh, and another huge container of gatorade. I was repulsed by the twinkies and ding dongs though, go figure! I was right mad at Target though – I bribed myself to get out of the house with the reward of a fountain coke and a soft pretzel for lunch. Guess what? City water main break meant no food service. I almost cried. I bought a one serving bowl of cinnamon toast crunch instead. I hate to say, it was about the best thing I’ve ever eaten.
Came home and took another big nap. I think if I sleep after I eat, it helps me to avoid a lot of nausea. By the time Josh came home, I’d managed to get dressed and brush my hair and teeth and was trying to feel better. I just decided that I was not going to throw up anymore. I felt really ill at times, but I avoided the kitchen sink (my favorite spot to puke) and just tried not to think about it, and no more puking! Yay!
Josh asked if I wanted pasta for dinner, and when he saw my face, he knew it wasn’t what I wanted. What I wanted was a double quarter pounder with cheese from McDonalds. It was delicious 🙂