Tuesday, June 30, 2009

9w 0d

I guess I should preface this a little. You might have noticed that I'm doing weekly pregnancy update posts. These posts are for my own documentation. If something sounds like whining, it's not intended to be, just documentation (and I don't really have anything to complain about anyhow).


Today is my first prenatal appointment! And another u/s! So lots of exciting stuff today as far as that is concerned, but I will save what ever info is learned from those for tomorrow.

I could feel my uterus a bit yesterday, it felt like it might have had some very mild stretching happening, and it seemed reassuring. I'm a conundrum... I'm always wanting to feel something and then when I do, I usually freak a little and just hold my breath hoping that I don't start feeling too much and that it stops soon. But yesterday felt very gentle, it didn't freak me out.

As far as the symptoms go, mostly the same from last week. I think my progesterone level is increasing. Smells are a little stronger lately and I've had just a tiny bit of nausea, but nothing bad at all. I think that wonderful pregnancy constipation is creeping up on me which I was hoping to avoid since I eat lots and lots of whole grains and beans. Apparently even vegetarians that drink 2 gallons of water a day are not immune against mild constipation. The fatigue got a little worse in the last week even though I've been sleeping pretty well. And I'm having lots of dreams lately. I don't normally dream much, and almost never remember them, but lately I've had a couple a night. Definitely the progesterone.

The worst thing that has happened so far is that I can no longer eat spicy foods :(

I know the girls that have spent the last few weeks bent over the toilet are planning a coup to find me and make me pay for that, again, I'm not complaining, just documenting. I can't really eat anything with much of a flavor right now. I had to tone down my hummus so that I can keep eating it and my beloved salsa is banished (I would eat salsa out of a jar (the whole jar) with a spoon if I could). I ate some Taco Bell the other day, big mistake. I'm keep trying to push the limits and winding up sorry later.

There was something else, but I can't seem to remember because my brain seems to have turned into a blob of useless mush.


Jill said...

I'm kind of very jealous of you right now! glad to hear you're doing well :)

Dianne said...

Aww that's the pregnancy brain setting in!!! j/k congrats!

Michelle said...

It sounds like you are doing great. Good luck at your appt today!! I've been thinking of you.
Glad things are going well :)

Celia said...

I hope the appointment was great! I am so happy for you dude.

Celia said...

Oh yeah, Trader Joes has these fruit strips made with psyillium(sp?) husks. They should help.

Hillary said...

Glad you are feeling pretty well -- I hope it stays like that for you :)


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 9 weeks! I'm glad that you have been spared terrible nausea and that everything is going well. I can't wait to hear how the appointment went!