I should really stop saying that the nausea is fading, because this is the second time this week I have had that "OMG WHERE IS A BAG?" moment.
This pregnancy is going… better than it was a few weeks ago! The nausea is fading, which I’m so thankful for. It has been hard being sickly all the time. I’m still extremely tired and lazy feeling, although I’m trying to combat these both. It’s a losing battle. I’m 10.5 weeks along and I am excited to be close to second trimester.
I'm glad to finally be able to brush my teeth without gagging and carry a purse without saltine crackers and jolly ranchers.
I'm not complaining though, this has been a great pregnancy so far. Very textbook.
The baby is now classified as a fetus and is looking more baby-ish than alien-ish. Although this baby is only an inch long, the bloat is real. And strong. I feel so much larger now, even though the scale says I haven't gained any weight.
The other day we had a bit of a scare. I woke up, got ready, and went to the gym. Once I was there I used the restroom only to find some spotting. Although I reminded myself that this was normal, it still put me in a weird funk. I went about my day, but around 11 I started having intense, doubled over in pain, cramps. No more blood, but the intensity of these cramps are indescribable. I freaked. I text Doug and told him to call and make me an appt ASAP. I thought for sure this was it, I thought this was the end of the road.
Long dramatic story short, I made it to my MW's office. All is well. I heard the baby's heartbeat (145bpm!) and was able to see that there was no reason for concern.
Since then I've had a few more moments of spotting, but no more intense cramping.
Other than this day, my pregnancy has been ok. Although I wasn't aware that my body would be in a constant state of nausea. I feel sick most hours of he day, and when I'm not it's because I'm sucking on mints or jolly ranchers. It's an odd feeling, but it means my hormones are working and protecting our tiny alien baby. Despite the constant icky feeling, it has been amazing. It's something I didn't think I'd get to experience.