Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Hello Old Friend

I've been pretty lax in updating, possibly because I've been in bed, sleeping by around 8:30pm each night.  To say that I am worn out is a huge understatement.  Some really good things have been happening though.  I've had two ultrasounds, both showing a little baby measuring a few days ahead and with a strong, beating heart.  I've also been able to find the heart beat a few times using my doppler.  At my first appointment with my OB I had a pap and hpv test which, thankfully, came back negative.  I'm not even really certain I knew how worried I was about facing an abnormal result until I saw the good test results.  I just need to not have a repeat of what happened after I had Maren.  

One thing that was amazing me was my lack of morning sickness.  Not that I haven't been feeling sick, but I wasn't actually getting sick.  What? Given my levels of morning sickness in all but one of my previous pregnancies this has really just been shocking to me.  I've been walking around thinking hey, maybe it's finally my turn to be one of the pregnant ladies who get to say "I never even threw up once."  Yea, I should have known that was NEVER going to happen.  Last night I was up in the  middle of the night with Maren and after taking just a few sips of water I started to feel really sick to my stomach.  It took until right before I was ready to leave for work before I had to make a run for the bathroom.  Then, I managed to go the day at work without getting sick again but once home I found out just what a mistake it was to eat a pickle spear with my lunch.  Yuck, yuck, yuck!

So, in the words of Neil Diamond, "Hello, my friend, hello."  I would say it's nice having you back morning sickness but that's not 100% true.  There is a certain familiarity and comfort in having similar pregnancies but yea, throwing up is no fun.

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