I was going to name the title of this entry mish mash, but I already have two entries named mish mash so I thought it would be redundant. I’ve got lots of random thoughts in my head so this entry may be all over the place.
Today I am 7 weeks. I am totally happy to get this far and it’s great to realize that I only have five more weeks of the first trimester. On the other hand I am nervous something is going to happen. I keep reading about people losing their babies at 9,10,11 weeks and it’s so hard reading that – I am sad for the people and I am scared that I have a chance that it will happen to me. I have my next ultrasound on friday. I am glad that I don’t have a specific marker we are looking for. That allows me to be a little less worrisome about it. I hope we can hear the heartbeat though. I’m not exactly sure when your supposed to be able to do that.
I’m doing pretty good with symptoms. I have the worst concentration after about 2pm. I do great at work in the morning, but after 2ish I’m not very useful. I feel bad about it and I’m trying to work on it, but ugh. I have had very tiny bouts of morning sickness, but usually after I eat something – usually protein I feel better. I hope I don’t jinx it, but I haven’t had a case of morning sickness that has lasted more than an hour or so and hasn’t gone away. I hope I can stay that way. I have felt teary and cranky when I get tired, but that’s about it. I feel like my stomach is a tiny bit more prominent recently, but I think it’s just because I have been more hungry lately and eating more and just getting fat and bloated.
I have been researching ob’s as I was talking about in my last entry. I looked at all the ob’s at the hospital where I work and I picked two. One was in a large office that my boss recommended and one is actually not on campus, but close by. I called the big place yesterday and immediately got a weird feeling. I had to press a bunch of buttons just to make an appointment and ended up leaving a message. I was hoping to talk to a real person even if it was just a receptionist. I started to get annoyed when they hadn’t called back 5 hours later – I mean I wasn’t asking for a doctor to call me back, all I wanted was to make an appointment. My hubby made me wait, so I waited until after lunch today and it was more than 24 hours later to say nope I’m not going there. I know I’m not due for a really long time, but jeez louise. I ended up calling the smaller place and I actually talked to a real person (yea!), but they said I have to have my first trimester screening before I can make an appointment, which is not what the nurse said at my last ultrasound but whatever. I’ll figure it out.
I think my cold is finally going away. Thank goodness. I managed to not take any cold meds the whole time so I’m proud of myself. I blew my nose so much though that the skin under my nose hurt. I think I might have given it to my hubby though. He said he had a scratchy throat and wasn’t feeling right today. Now I feel bad.
My mother keeps asking when I am going to tell my grandma about my pregnancy. I’m not 100% decided. We haven’t told anyone but immediate family yet and I am not going to tell hubby’s extended family until January. My mom keeps saying she is fine with me telling her when I am ready, but she just wants to know when. I keep telling her I’m not sure. I just wish she would quit asking. I know she wants to be able to talk to her mom about it and they will be down with her in a couple of weeks. I might tell them then, but my aunt is also down there and she doesn’t keep secrets well at all.
We did tell hubby’s sister last night. He wanted to tell her since they are coming down to celebrate christmas with us this year and everyone else (hubby’s parents and brother know) and hubby’s brother has hinted he might get us something baby related. I think it would be awkward to not tell her and then have her be like why is she getting baby stuff? She was really nice about it. I always wondered if they had fertility issues. They have been married forever, but don’t have kids, only dogs.
Ok this entry is getting long. I should probably end it soon. One more question – Do anyone of you guys have pregnancy pillows? I have been looking on amazon and thinking about buying one. I know it’s way early, but I was wondering if you guys liked them and had any opinion on them. One variety is just a long pillow and the other one is shaped more like a c or a u depending on what variety you get. I have no idea.
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