Tuesday, December 3, 2013

On the lighter side-

Ditching my pregnant after a loss brain for a moment to talk about what else is going on. Today I'm 8w5d pregnant. Yesterday I had tons of cramping and pain down below, seems my round ligament pains are already kicking in. No spotting or bleeding still, and I am clinging to that. It was scary given the timing though, as we were that far along with V when the SCH struck.

Whenever I get hungry (which I am like all the time) I get nauseous, then I get dizzy and everything sounds disgusting. Yet I'm hungry and eating makes it better? It's weird. I have a major aversion to pasta sauce right now, so no spaghetti or lasagna (which happens to be V's two favorite meals). I'm okay with salsa and pizza sauce though, since I'm actually crazing pizza and nachos. Ground turkey, a staple in our diet, sounds disgusting lately. So, anyway... finding food that doesn't make me nauseous is a challenge. I haven't had full on morning sickness, it's just the all day on/off nausea and heart burn. I almost threw up a couple times, I'll admit, but I have a really strong reflex against that. I never had morning sickness with V, it was just this persistent nausea/heartburn.

I also have really bad digestive issues from the high progesterone, but I'm trying to balance it out with Colace.

With the weight gain, which I wouldn't say is pregnancy related, none of my old pants fit me. I have some maternity pants I picked up at the thrift store, and found some "fat" pants in the attic I'd hung onto. Score! The fit, a little loose, and that works great. It'll help me get through a bit longer anyway.

My ovaries still get caught and cause pains from the cysts, but there's a huge improvement in how I've felt since the fluid in my abdomen dissipated. I feel a lot better! When the OHSS initially set in and worsened early in the pregnancy it was bad, and I definitely don't want to repeat that again. I am just very thankful mine was mild. Sometimes it hurts to clear my throat or cough while laying down, it makes the ovaries tug/twist, so I have to be careful of that, but I'm doing good.

Our next appointment is less than a week away now, which is a relief for me. While I hate having so many appointments, with my loss history I am so so paranoid of history repeating itself. I am thankful for doctors willing to coddle me.

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

Oh yeah I have to hold my pelvis when I cough because of that scar tissue mass I have on the left side. The right ovary is hurting too. I feel for you with all your issues right now. ((( Hugs ))) Hoping you can find food that doesn't make you ill.

jessiwallace said...

I am so glad that things are still going so well!! I am sure you'll feel a lot of things earlier with twins! In addition to the round ligament pain, you should feel movement earlier! :D

AnotherDreamer said...

Rebecca, thanks! It's certainly a challenge.

Jessi, depends lol. I didn't hardly feel anything until way late with V because of the anterior placenta... not sure where exactly these two implanted. I'm going to ask next time though, assuming everything looks good.

Shelby said...

I hope that all is well next week and your little ones are growing wonderfully. Congrats!

jessiwallace said...

Updaaaaate?! ;o)

AnotherDreamer said...

Jessi, lol! I just got home, give me a minute ;)

jessiwallace said...

Heheheh you know I am stalking. :) Glad the update was good!!

AnotherDreamer said...

Oh, I know LOL Thank you :)