Thursday, July 28, 2011

Exhausted

Quick update. . . .

  • The Zo.fran is helping.  I take a single dose around 7:30 each morning, and it gets me through until around 3:00 in the afternoon.  I still have lots of food and smell aversions and have to eat small, frequent meals, but no more waves of nausea, and I am once again able to get in 2 liters of water a day.  Whew.
  • Yeah, (TMI) the Zo.fran did cause the expected constipation.  A single dose of peri colace cleared things up.
  • My weight has stabilized, and I'm no longer losing weight.
  • On the down side, I think the Zo.fran is causing some mild headaches.  I hadn't had a headache in weeks and have now had one each afternoon the past two days since I started taking Zo.fran.  I can live with headaches more easily than I can with nausea, though; I'm used to them.
  • My extreme fatigue is getting worse.  I wake up tired--after nine hours of sleep--and am barely able to make it through the work day.  (My billable hours are suffering.)  In the evenings, I just lounge on the couch until I go to bed at 9:00, and the last two nights I've dozed off on the couch before 9:00.  I am hoping this will improve, at least for a while, when I reach the second trimester in a few weeks.
  • I've also started getting dizzy, especially if I stand up fast.  From what I've read, it's due to changes in blood volume and blood pressure.  Weird feeling.
  • MM continues to be really excited about the babies, and he is doing his best to be a supportive husband.  (Picking up whatever I can stomach for dinner, keeping up on all the household chores himself, walking and feeding the dog.)
  • He has also started reading a few of the twin pregnancy books I bought, which is very cute.  (He rarely reads books because he doesn't have the patience.)  He now shares with me facts like "Did you know newborns have to eat at least every three hours?"  and "This says that over half of twins are born prematurely."  Um, yes, I did know that.
  • Just taking one day at a time.  So far this has been harder than I realized it would be.

12 comments:

  1. Pregnancy IS hard, especially when you feel sick and tired all the time (unfortunately mine never did get better!) I can imagine it is probably even harder when you are dealing with hormones for TWO babies! I remember when I was pregnant I was fully convinced I would NEVER do pregnancy again. Then literally the second he was born I wanted to do it all over again so badly!

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  2. I have this secret fantasy that us girls who worked so hard to become pregnant get spared and are granted blissful pregnancies, save the morning sickness for those fertiles who just needed to glance over at their husbands to get pregnant. Sadly, I know it does not work like that.
    I am so sorry you are having a rough go of it. I am hoping that things settle for you soon and that the T2 brings you some relief. Take care of yourself and those little 2 as well

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  3. I can definitely understand the extreme fatigue! I hope you start feeling better! Glad to hear your weight has stabilized.

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  4. Sleep is so very precious and there isnt any way you can get enough of it - I cannot imagine how your body feels with 2. Cannot imagine.

    I send you the pick me up power of a dozen cups of coffee....

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  5. So glad the zofran is helping, but sorry about the other not so pleasant side effects. Only a few more weeks until the beautiful T2!

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  6. Pregnancy is hard and not many people tell you that. I think it's becuase once you enter the honeymoon phase where the morning sickness and exhaustions start to ease you forget a little just how hard it was. Hope you enter the easier phase soon

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  7. Pregnancy is soooo hard. But you are doing a marvelous job. One day at a time...every day is one step closer to your babies! And its awesome!!!

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  8. Being pregnant is hard. I hope all your symptoms ease up soon.

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  9. Sorry you are feeling like crap. When I was pregnant in the spring I felt terrible and it came as such a surprise...I felt like after I worked so hard to get pregnant I would enjoy every minute of it...so not the case. Hope things get easier for you soon...

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  10. It's ok to say that pregnancy is hard! I love being a mom, but I did not enjoy being pregnant. I was scared all the time, and I threw up every month except for the 7th month. I had to take Zofran and phenegrin and Colace and tons of prunes but still was constipated the whole time. But - we got into this to be moms, not to be pregnant! That being said, I hope the symptoms ease for you soon so you can start to enjoy the ride!
    Oh - I was sleepy the whole time, too. They say you get your energy back in the 2nd trimester, but I could fall asleep sitting up the whole time.

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  11. Just stumbled across your blog. I, too, did DE IVF and am 10w3d with twins. My EDD is 2/25 so we are very close. Thanks for sharing your story!

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  12. Glad the meds are working. Stay hydrated, that will help with the headaches and dizziness.

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