Sunday, November 27, 2011

A This & That Post

November 1, 2011
*The Cardinals won their 11th World Series Championship in 2011 during my 11th week of pregnancy!!!

*I got a Gatorade the other day (my saving grace so I don’t go insane drinking so much water!). The expiration date was my due date-how weird!

*I finally looked at the calendar and realized that my due date (May 13, 2012) is Mother’s Day!

*Other than being totally constipated, I'm not feeling pregnant which, of course, worries me plus add on the stress of work and I'm a hot mess. I feel like hot mess is a trend on this blog...

November 9, 2011
I barfed this morning. I'm 13 weeks and 2 days. I freaked out because according to all the reading, I'm not supposed to have morning sickness and then I ralphed. I called the doctor's office and when the lady made me feel like an idiot, I was THAT pregnant woman. No, not that one...the infertile one. I said, "I'm sorry. This is just my first time and we had to do IVF so I'm just super worried!" Yep, I pulled the IVF card. I must say, she was much nicer afterwards.

So far, we've only told my dad, sis and niece. I am telling my mom this Saturday (and hoping she doesn't cause a scene!) and we were hoping to tell DH's parents tomorrow night. However, they can't get together. Geez, it might be Thanksgiving before we tell them!

DH and I have been debating whether I'm showing or if it's just the normal pooch that I've always had. I think I've decided that I am because it's hard underneath the flab, not soft and squishy like it normally is. Before we did the FET, I lost a ton of weight and got done to a size 12 pants. When I wear 12 now, well they are super tight so I really don't wear 12s any more, I wear 14s. I have to be careful with what top or you can see the pooch. If you had no idea, you wouldn't notice but since everyone around me is super suspicious, I feel like they're all staring (I know, probably in my mind!). So I either wear 14s with baggie shirts or 16s and have droopy butt going on.

November 11, 2011
Doctor's appointment yesterday. No u/s, just Doppler. Baby Awesome sounded good with a heart rate of 160. Aside from the great news about Baby A, the other great part was that I didn't even have to take my pants off! My thyroid levels were low so they drew more blood to re-test. Waiting on results so I'll do separate post about that. Nurse practitioner that I saw gave me the okay to officially tell. It's still so surreal!


Sarah said...

Yay! I don't understand why the nurse would have given you attitude. Even if you weren't an IVF lady, you are still a first time mom. It's not like you've ever done this before. /rant

Jos said...

So cool about the Cards - My hubby is a STL native, so it was a big time deal in our house as well. :)

VERY cool due date!

Why did you think you shouldn't be puking? (just curious) Most women puke more in the first tri, but it's definitely pretty common to keep having nausea issues throughout the pregnancy (if you're one of the "lucky" ones like me). Did your books not mention that? I'm so thankful I didn't have hyperemesis gravidarum at least - that would be miserable!

No matter what, the nurse shouldn't have made you feel like an idiot though!

I had the same issue with belly bloat vs. baby bump for a long time (I was in a size 12 when I got pregnant too). You definitely stare more at your belly than anyone else though, remember that. :)

Megan said...

I puked daily from weeks 6-17. You are totally normal! The reading that told you it's NOT normal is what isn't normal! :)