Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Graduating with Honors and Nausea

I have had all intentions of posting over the last 8 days but my morning sickness has progressed to all day sickness and believe it or not typing of all things gives me the spins. I usually update first thing in the morning, like at 6am since sleep is not something I know very well these days. However it looks like before bed is what may work for now.

I totally jinxed myself. I felt blessed to have little nausea and vomiting at 8 weeks and then poof a big dark cloud of throw up landed on me and I have been sick sick sick ever since. I swear I have vertigo, even driving makes me queasy and I am dumb. I mean really dumb. Word retrieval problems, remembering issues. I can hardly speak English. I have decided that I may just bring it back to kindergarten and just point when trying to reference something.

Work has been tough as well. I travel a lot and I have been spending equal time in rest areas as I have in doc offices doing calls. There is an advantage here though. I work in OB sales and nurses and docs have a hidden radar, they just know when you are pregnant. I mean a doc even gave me his chair in his office, maybe because I was semi-kermit like but I will take it!. Anyway it has been rough and I have been trying really hard not to complain but I just hope and pray it is over soon. I feel like a zombie and Halloween is still three weeks away. I think.

So on a brighter note, I graduated from the IVF group. I had my last U/S with them last Wednesday. It was a bittersweet goodbye and I cried when thanking my two wonderful RE's. I just can't say enough about the care and expertise they showed. They are miracle workers and I love them. I don't ever want to see them again, but I love them nonetheless.

All looks great in the womb and heartbeat is around 150-155. Soon I will scan in the images. My husband and I meet with our HR OB group next Monday and I am super excited. I personally know two of the docs in the group through work and feel lucky to be under the care of one of the Associate Professors of OB at the University. We will actually be meeting with all 4 docs that evening and will be discussing my care going forward. I am hopeful another U/S is planned but it may be put off a week or two before some of the 1st trimester screens are done.

Last weekend we planned to head to Bar Harbor, ME but the 6 hours in the car definitely turned me off once I started feeling so sick. Instead we spent the weekend in Quechee and Woodstock, VT . We had a blast. I was able to hit up my favorite bath and soap store, Thistle and have breakfast at the to die for diner Lou's in Hanover, NH. Definitely worth the wait. We also started some Christmas shopping and hit up the local antique fairs. All in all a great weekend. This coming weekend is our 1st anniversary. I already took the cake top out of the freezer and put it in the fridge with the hopes of it defrosting by Sunday. I also put my keys in the fridge yesterday as well. I already want a piece so bad; of the cake not the metal.

Me and my first baby, Kalib, hiking in Woodstock, VT


  1. That's pretty comical! I'm sorry you are feeling so ill. Throwing up is the worst! At least you are getting some relaxtion in. Congrats on the healthy baby report so far, and Kalib is beautiful!

  2. Hope you start feeling better soon!

  3. Hi, I'm new to yur blog. I see that you are about a month ahead of me. I'll have to keep tabs on you to see what's upcoming. I just exerienced my first mild wave of nausea today. I see it's going to get worse.

    Glad to hear all is going perfectly in your pg!

  4. Kalib is so beautiful!!!! What a gorgeous picture (you, dog, nature).

    I think I'm just starting some nausea but it's not severe... and honestly, some times I wonder if it's all the green shit I take (wheat grass tablets, spirulina, intense green juices with dandelion, etc). But, I've only had my estrace this morning and I feel queasy. To be honest, I'm actually grateful that my boobs started hurting this week and that I might have morning sickness.... they're like signs to me that this is real - LOL. I tell ya, traveling the road we've traveled sure puts a different spin on things like that, eh?

    Hugs and Love to you!

  5. Congratulations on your being pregnant!!! Your Blog has been very helpful- thank you so much for sharing. BTW, Kalib is a gorgeous dog! I have an Alaskan Malamute named Maximilian. I love the northern breeds;)