- 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.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Quick update. . . .