I can’t believe another week has passed since my last post. I really need to get a keyboard for my iPad because I’ve found I rarely turn on our desktop anymore but I really hate typing anything more than a couple sentences on the touchscreen.
I had a second ultrasound yesterday and it was amazing to see how much has changed in just one week! Instead of a small blob looking thing, there was a noticeable head and the heartbeat was so much easier to see. I even got to hear it beating away at 163bpm! I was measuring one day ahead at 7w4d and was told that everything looks just as it should be.
I did have a “small” cyst (will need to ask the OB about this at my next visit) on my right ovary and the u/s tech said that it was likely the ovary that released the egg. She said it was totally normal and nothing to be concerned about but while she poked around there to try and get a good look at it there was a lot of uncomfortable pressure on the right side which left me a bit freaked out afterwards. No bleeding though and I’m not really cramping but just a bit tender so I’m trying not to be too terrified.
Weight gain:Still nothing of note. I’m not too worried about this since it’s early and the baby is only the size of a blueberry, but the nurse at my high-risk OB’s office seemed a teensy bit concerned. Should I be?
Morning sickness: Nothing recognizable to me as morning sickness. I’ve been trying to figure out if this is because I never feel that great to begin with. I do have food aversions and it’s much more difficult for me to eat later in the day, but since I’ve had these issues long before getting pregnant I have no idea if this counts as morning sickness. I am worried about this somewhat because I read that as a rule of thumb, women with morning sickness are less likely to miscarry =\ I’m trying to remind myself there are plenty of women out there who were lucky enough to bypass morning sickness who still brought home healthy, happy babies!
Smell: My sense of smell has definitely gone into overdrive. Well, mainly when it comes to unnatural smells. The smell of cigarettes and any kind of chemical-y fumes are unbearable. The other day I think they cleaned the men’s bathroom which is sort of close to my desk at work and I thought I was going to pass out. I kept asking everyone else if they could smell it and most of the guys thought I was totally nuts. Also, I passed a couple (unlit) cigarettes from one coworker to another (long story) and they smelled SO strong.
Sleep:Other than the night before an ultrasound I’ve been sleeping much better. And also taking naps. And I’m still pretty tired most of the time. I’ve been having all kinds of odd dreams, a lot of them started off as nightmares but now they’ve just turned into weird dreams.
Other symptoms: Bo.obs continue to be sore but still off and on. They were feeling pretty tender for the past week but today I noticed they aren’t anymore and of course it has me freaked out. My next u/s most likely won’t be until I see my high risk OB again at 9w3d and the thought of going two weeks without one is causing all kinds of anxiety. I am seeing two OB’s for consultations at 8wks and 8w3d so maybe one of them will give me one? Please? What else…Increased cervical mucus and I’m still quite gassy but the bloating has subsided a bit. Constipation is definitely starting to rear its ugly head and so is the frequent urination thing! My skin was starting to break out a lot over the weekend but seems to be getting better today. All these things you’d think I’d be happy about (improving skin, no sore bo.obs, no morning sickness) are making me somewhat upset – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, pregnancy turns you into a masochist!
Cravings: I keep telling Paul this baby is definitely his! I’ve started craving froyo which is the only type of sweet the hubs likes. I still continue to want sour and salty more than sweets in general.