I had my Doctor appointment today.
I am 9 weeks along. I love my Dr. Some may think it is weird to have a male OB, but this guy has delivered both of my babies and I just feel comfortable having had him as my OB/gyn for nearly 10 years now. It was surreal to see him again in this situation. Last thing we discussed nearly 5 years ago was what form of Birth Control I wanted to be on. I told him none, because I don't react well to my hormone levels being messed with. He told me to be sure, because nothing else is fail safe and I would end up pregnant again. I was like NAH. ha ha ha. So. He kinda gets an "I told you so" even though he didn't take advantage of it. ha.
So. Had an exam. Hopefully everything comes back ok. He said that I seem like I am a little bit farther along than 9 weeks but not much. I knew this already because my cycle is not the typical 28 day cycle. According to my cycle length I am due November 29th... only 2 day difference from December 1st... so not a big deal. On my blog I will update according to the 11/29 due date, even though my Dr. visits I will be 2 days behind that... no big, right? Two days doesn't really mean anything towards the end anyway. The baby will come when the baby is good and ready to. :)
My blood work from my last visit all came back great. I was concerned that I might be hypothyroid... he assured me I was not. My THS was 1.57... they like to see levels below 3. :) So YAY to good Thyroid function. Win.
I gained a pound... putting me at 137. BAH. Every lb I gain just makes me a little weepy. I put so much effort into losing that 27 lbs that I lost throughout the past year 1/2. Oh well. I will just have to put in the work again.
I am walking everyday like a good girl.
Ok. Symptoms. My symptoms are surprisingly not bad. I only get nausea at night as I am lying in bed trying to go to sleep, which is VERY annoying, but I don't go throughout the day feeling sick. That is a good thing. The "girls" are a bit tender but even that is subsiding a lot. I have some mild cramping, probably everything growing, shifting and moving around for the baby.
MY HIPS ARE KILLING ME! This didn't usually become a problem for me until my 3rd trimester around week 32, but dude! My joints and Hips are murder... I can't get comfortable in my bed. I am really tired a lot. Yet I can't make myself go to sleep... INSOMNIA big time.
I am not noticing any major food adversions. Some foods don't sound too appetizing, but not like pukey bad... just like meh, I'd rather eat something else. Mexican food doesn't appeal to me. Neither do Hot Dogs. AT ALL. Actually that induced a bit of a gag nausea reflex. Hot Dogs. YUCK... Moving a long. I am loving fruit juice. I had a severe apple craving last week where I had to have apple juice and asked Dave to bring home a bag of apples to make apple crisp. It was so delicious. :) ha. Today I had to get some Juicy Juice... you know how it has a distinct flavor? Yeah, that is what I was craving today.
Really, though, I have nothing to complain about. When my Dr. asked me how I was feeling...I told him "weird actually" ha. I told him I am not really nauseous except at night and it just isn't like any of my other pregnancies. I guess I am just lucking out... because I did chuck up with both Lindsey and Brendan.
Ok. So I think I am going to do a weekly update, but my appointments are every 4 weeks so May 25th will be my next REAL information update. I may even include a belly pic because I will be nearly 14 weeks.
Well. If you made it through all of that, then you really did want to keep up with my pregnancy because I just unloaded a butt ton of info. I hope you all have amazing weekends. See you here next week on Tuesday to celebrate week 10 :)