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9 Weeks

Yes I know I haven’t updated in like……months…..

But things have been a little crazy. As you can tell from my title of this blog post.

So I am nine weeks pregnant. And let me tell you it is such a crazy unreal experience that I am going through. So this may be a long post because I have so much to update you all on.

Let me take you back to before I knew I was pregnant. In mid June a week before my expected period I start feeling (graphic fun stuff approaching) my breast and nipples starting to hurt and was really dizzy and light headed in the mornings. I also started feeling sick to my stomach and certain foods disgusted me. In my head I knew something was different since I am very in tune with my body. Funny thing is I didn’t get a positive pregnancy test until 5 days after my missed period. Ironically I found out the positive result on Father’s Day which I thought was pretty special…not sure my significant other felt the same way. We both thought I wasn’t going to get pregnant right away due to my health issues. But lucky us.

I scheduled a doctor appointment right away to get a confirmation-they confirmed at the time that I was 5 weeks and 3 days pregnant.

Now a lot of people don’t tell their bosses right away but in my company they make a big deal about taking time off. So I did scan in my pregnancy certification to and email, which by the way is hilarious to me that there is such a thing, and let them know that moving forward I am going to have to take off time for all appointments, so basically they can’t hassle me, because yeah the law protects me.

The next couple of days were really scary. I was at home and started spotting-(again some graphic stuff) not bright red but brown and I kinda freaked out a little bit because I have been cramping as well. I went to bed and hoped that it wasn’t going to get any worse. The next morning I went to work and the spotting continued so I told me boss that I had to leave and went to urgent care. The doctor at the urgent care facility immediately told me to go the the emergency room, which if I had insurance that was half way decent I would but I have a $350 ded and to me this wasn’t an emergency yet. So I basically refused his medical advice and he found me an OB to go to for an emergency appointment. Which I am blessed he could find one so quickly.

So I went to the doctor and has my first ultrasound. He said that everything looked fine and that it was normal to have some spotting and cramping as long as you don’t see a lot of bright red blood or clotting you are fine. He also prescribed me some progesterone gel called Citrone that you insert up your vagina once a day as a security blanket. BTW this stuff is sooooo gross and I can’t wait to get off it after I’m 12 weeks….stuff is disgusting….

The spotting stopped the very next day.

The first trimester is not very fun and I don’t have it good but it definitely could be worse. Morning sickness/all day sickness effected me. I haven’t thrown up but I have wanted to throw up all day and the fatigue is what really has been hitting me the last 7 days. At work it is just so hard to get through the day around 2 pm I feel like a zombie ¬†and just kinda start staring at my computer screen.

The positive things are bigger boobs! They look awesome! I have gone up over a whole size woo hoo. Although they hurt like a bitch-I never want to wear a bra and when you get up in the morning it’s like torture.

Other interesting symptoms that I have been going through-my skin is super itchy especially on my stomach due to the stretching have been putting lotion to hopefully ward off stretch marks. I have cramping all the time due to the uterus stretching. I crave only certain foods-mostly french fries, chicken bacon ranch pizza, bagels with cream cheese or butter, and peanut butter jelly sandwiches…..and that is really it, oh and cup of noodles and hot dogs….all of which are not healthy, thank god for prenatal vitamins. Headaches in the morning started this week and my legs feel like I ran 9 miles all the time. Oh and I smell….like a teenage boy going through puberty. Yuck.

We have told close friends and family so far, but probably around my Birthday which is Sept 3rd I will tell everyone else-I will be about 16 weeks pregnant at that time. May have to tell coworkers a little earlier because they are already suspecting and one day its just going to come out.

I am due Feb 17th-Aquarius-read up on that-and they are quite interesting eccentric signs….so that should be….fun.

Since I live in NY I do have to have my baby shower a little earlier than I would like to due to the winter storms that generally happen after November-so I will most likely have it before Thanksgiving.

I had a sono done again this Thursday and I heard the heart beat for the first time. It was 157 bpm and I know it’s an old wives tale but the higher heart rates mean its a girl. TEAM GIRL! My significant other wants a boy. I don’t care overall if it was up to me I would have a surprise baby. But he wants to know before hand because he is very planny planny.

After you hear the heart beat everyone states that you have less than 10% chance of miscarrying but I still don’t want to get my hopes up. I have another scan on the 12 week mark where there are going to look for things like down syndrome and make sure everything physiologically looks sound.

Here is a picture of my baby at 8 weeks. Little whale baby.

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I don’t have a true baby bump yet but I have gained about 4 lbs since I have have been pregnant. I’m about 119 right now. But I look like I have one because I’m so freeken bloated.

I will probably update again if something major happens in between now and my 12 week scan-I hope I start getting some relief from this first trimester crap. Come on second trimester.

Toodles

 

Erin