Cravings: Not a whole lot. Most foods sound okay to me now.
Aversions: Finally going away! Still don’t like carrots or broccoli. Any strong smelling vegetable, really.
Symptoms: Tender breasts, uti, bloated, acne, heat rash on back, fatigue
Oh man, what a whirlwind of a couple weeks. Morning sickness is finally starting to loosen its grip on me, which is awesome. I feel like now I can finally eat right again and go back to my healthy diet. Not much was going on for 8 weeks, which is why I didn’t write anything, but this past week has been super eventful. I caught a cold of some sort, and let me tell you how much it sucks to not be able to take any medicine. I’m usually the type that pops a couple of pills and keeps on going, but I couldn’t do that this week. I had to cancel all my lessons and take it easy. On top of that, the ensemble choir I’m in put on a theatre restaurant this week, so I had rehearsals until 10:15 or so and then had to drive the 40 minutes home. Luckily, though, last night was the last show, and I’m relieved to get my life back a bit.
I went to my midwife appointment on Friday, and we talked about some of my symptoms. I can’t remember if I wrote about it, but a few weeks back, I was getting period-like cramps that were connected to back pain. When I mentioned this to her, she said it wasn’t normal and she thought it might be a uti. So, I’ve been taking the relief medicine she suggested and drinking cranberry juice. I’ve also been upping my water intake, because I think that might have something to do with it. It scared me a bit, though, because that was 2 weeks ago, and I was thinking it was normal. And now I’m scared that it might be out of hand and we just don’t know it yet. Of course, when you look up info on having a uti when pregnant, people are like “IT COULD SPREAD TO YOUR KIDNEYS AND YOU MIGHT DIE.” Argh. I guess if it was going to do that, it would’ve done that already, though, and my symptoms would’ve gotten worse and not better.
Anyway, she also got the doppler out and tried to find the heartbeat, but since I’m still early, baby is small enough to hide and seemed to be comfortable out of the way of heartbeat. Disappointing. Ah, well, she said we could pop in in a couple of weeks and try to find it again, and I think we will do just that. I think it will make it more real to hear it for myself. When we couldn’t find it, I kept second guessing whether I’m really pregnant. Is there really a baby in there? But, I’ve had heaps of symptoms to answer “yes.” I guess there are some advantages to getting that dating ultrasound, but I do feel I’ve made a good decision in waiting until the gender scan to get an ultrasound. I’m just not too stressed about the actual due date.
Tomorrow, I’m 10 weeks, and I can hardly wait until the second trimester. Each week that goes by is another week that baby is alive and growing and another week of relief for me.
Hope you all have a great week!