Size of baby: Peach (I think this will become my new nickname for baby!)
Symptoms: Exhausted. occasional nausea, no longer taking the medicine, just using oils as needed. Still have the mix between feeling so full, but also hungry at the same time, even hours after eating. Headaches, so many headaches. Lavender and peppermint essential oils are helping. Sensitive nose that smells practically everything. Hip and back pain, also some other joint pain- all caused by the hormone “relaxin”. Occasional abdominal pain because my insides are being pushed out the way, and frequent visits to toilet. Pain when I lay on my side. Still so much forgetfulness, I struggle with finding the right words, remembering things, and focusing- pregnancy brain is real!!
Cravings: Still Asian food. Yesterday I was craving a yummy salad! That’s good, right!?
Aversions: Chicken has been the main one still. Beans has been another one. Cooked/cooking onions is something I can’t stand. Bacon and tomato sandwiches are no longer acceptable in my house… I threw up EVERY WHERE after eating it for dinner… Literally, everywhere. I deep cleaned my bathroom at midnight, that’s a plus.
Something I miss: Baby B. getting comfortable to sleep. Laying down on my sides hurt
Weight gain: -10 pounds. I’ve lost 10 pounds since finding out I’m pregnant. Between the nausea, vomiting, and food aversions I haven’t gained. My doctor says that it’s totally fine though and I’ll make up for it in the second trimester. For now she wants me to just eat whatever I can keep down. Works for me. 🙂
Bump: Nope, but my lower abdomen where baby is is definitely firmer.
Sleep: Once I get comfortable I sleep fine. I am not having to wake up to pee as often anymore thankfully. It just takes quite sometime to get comfy.
Milestones: Baby can suck his or her thumb.
Looking forward to: getting to hear the heartbeat and not just “see” it. I got an extra ultrasound at my last appointment because the nurse couldn’t find the heartbeat with the doppler. Finding out the sex!
Maternity clothes: not really needed, but my hips are loving leggings and comfy pjs.
Movement: too soon!
Fun fact: Baby can suck his or her thumb!
Other notes: It’s so hard to know what to feel. I am deeply sad that Baby B died, I am also exceedingly thankful that Baby A is growing and thriving. Now that I am back to a singleton pregnancy, I will have fewer ultrasounds, appointments, and risks.