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And all is well.

After last weeks little scare I have organised a week off work, starting today. I am going to relax and take it easy, have naps and maybe spoil myself a bit.

I ate chicken on the weekend – first time in about 7 weeks that I have had any meat! The nausea is starting to subside (or maybe I am just used to it now).

I will be 12 weeks when I go back to work so will let them all know then – should be interesting. I have decided to be open that I have done IVF (if they ask) but nothing more than that. The few people I have told have been very supportive and understanding of why I have been so low at work lately. Once they know, they are really kind about not pushing me too hard at work.

I will have to buy some maternity pants this week as I am starting to feel very bloated and think that my tummy might pop out pretty soon. Luckily I wear scrubs at work so will only need to get a few casual things to get me through the pregnancy.

I am going to start a regular walk during this week off. I live in a nice suburb with lovely footpaths – the dog will be pleased. I think I am going to have to watch my diet too, eating mainly carbs is going to have to end or I will end up gigantic. Dr H wants me to do regular exercise which I have been very good at avoiding up until now due to the heat. I live in the tropics and find the heat revolting, but it is winter now (it doesn’t really get cold) and there is no excuse to not get moving.

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I had a bit of a scare this week. Stopped using the progesterone on Tuesday and then had some spotting last night. 

Have been to see my doctor this morning and he has reassured me that all is well.  I got to see the baby again – it has arms and legs – it was moving alot and it’s heartbeat was really fast. I think it waved at me – such a relief.

I don’t go back to see Dr H again until 16 July now. He is quite happy with the way everything is going. Said he is more than happy for me to come and see him whenever I have any concerns. He said if a quick scan will reassure me then he is fine with that. At my next appointment we will schedule the amniocentesis, that will be scary.

The all-day-morning-sickness lingers on. I hope that it will come to an end soon.

I subscribed to one of those pregnancy sites that sends an email out each week. My inner drama queen thinks this might explain a few things:

If extreme mood swings leave you feeling like a drama queen this week, you’re not alone. Hormonal fluctuations are treating your emotions like a yo-yo now. One minute you feel weepy and the next you’re laughing harder than you’ve ever laughed before. Take comfort in knowing that those same volatile hormones are helping your baby grow.

 

So there may have been a few outbursts, and some tears BUT hey don’t talk to me about hormonal fluctuations – I’ve done IVF!!

A second session of acupuncture may have slightly taken the edge off the morning (all day) sickness, but it still comes in waves. I’m ok with it though cause it reminds me that the pregnancy is still going strong.

Thanks for the thoughtful responses to my last post – I would still be interested in hearing what anyone else might think.

And all is well. 

I have recently told 2 people at work that I am pregnant and the responses were both immediately positive – congratulations, wonderful news….. followed by “I didn’t know you had a partner/boyfriend”.

I didn’t really mind the question, I can understand the curiosity. But it was surprising that the question came up so quickly. I was planning on being fairly open about the IVF but it has made me feel a bit uncomfortable. I just said that I really wanted a baby so I decided to do IVF and left it at that.

I guess I don’t mind the question from people I like, but from those I don’t know so well?? I’m not sure.

I think I need to come up with some quick answers for these people.

but I’ve been sick…

This little bean is really kicking my butt. I have morning sickness all day and all night. And so, so tired.

Work has become a bit of a hassle – I am a nurse who works in an operating theatre, I have a reasonably strong stomach but lately the smells and some of the sights have left me gagging. Have been to see my acu-guy and have had one session so far, will see him again on Wednesday – he thinks he can get this nausea under control. I hope so because without telling everyone at work why, they must think I have been so slack lately.

Despite all this I am still ecstatic. As everyday passes my fears seem to be reducing. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world, I just wish I was over the 12 week point and post-amnio, then I could really relax and enjoy this ride.

I find myself constantly thinking to the future and planning and imagining what it will be like. I am looking forward so much to meeting this little person (not before January though!!).