Wednesday, August 3, 2011

10 weeks

(This post will be all about pregnancy. If you don't feel like reading about that right now, I completely understand. Hope to see you again soon.)

Total Weight Loss/Gain: Down 6.8 lbs from what I weighed the morning before our embryo transfer.

Maternity Clothes: No. My regular clothes are still fitting more loosely than they were a few weeks ago, due to the weight I've lost.  I've actually gotten comments at work (where my pregnancy is as-yet unknown to nearly everyone) that I look thinner.  Ironic.

Stretch marks: I've had stretch marks for years from growth spurts and weight gain. I don't have any new ones related to pregnancy yet.

Sleep:  I'm sleeping OK these days, not having the difficulty falling asleep I was having a couple of weeks ago.  I am still tired all the time, though.

Movement: Nope, much too early.

Cravings/Aversions: No cravings, but I have still many, many food aversions.  I often have a bad, somewhat metallic, taste in my mouth for no apparent reason, and most foods sound gross to me.  I've actually started eating things only to throw them away, VERY unlike me.

Gender: Don't know yet, too early.

Symptoms: I still have nausea when I don't take my Zo.fran and heartburn when I skip Zantac.  Beginning yesterday, I am trying to tough it out without the Zo.fran when I can because the constipation got pretty bad.  My breasts are sore/sensitive, and I have occasional mild uterine cramps.  I am extremely tired most of the time.

What I miss: Having energy. Being able to enjoy food. Feeling good.

What I look forward to: Our next ultrasound on August 9.  I hope everything is going OK in there.

Moods: Generally good, though I have been much more emotional than usual.  Friends and family usually joke that I'm "dead inside" because I rarely cry, but that's changed.  I actually cried watching a documentary about De.rek Je.ter's 3000th hit over the weekend. . . and I'm not even a Yankee fan.

Milestones: The Wonder Twins are now fetuses instead of embryos.

Medical concerns:  None, thank goodness.

Sex?: We've still only done the deed once since transfer.  MM is over his fear now, I think, but I feel too crappy and tired.  Poor guy.


  1. Sounds like things are moving right along! :)

    And that was a very thoughtful way to start off your post. Thank you for being sensitive.

    Lol @ crying at Derek Jeter's hit...

  2. Jeter documentary... Of all things! LMAO!!!!!

  3. Ha, I cried over a Nivea commercial one time during the 1st tri... Feeling movement could be about a month away for you. I started feeling it at 15 weeks, (which is early) but I've heard with twins it's very common to feel it closer to 13 and 14 weeks! It's very cool.

    Oh, and our next u/s is on the 9th too!

    So happy things are going well!

  4. Yay on being 10! Sorry about your weight loss and food aversions. You'll catch up weight-wise in the 2nd tri and can chow down with me as we try to pack on the pounds.

    Are you set with Estrace? I want to do a medicine purge/donation soon because I want to feel like a normal pregnant woman rather than an infertile!

  5. Oh, ignore that last sentence about Estrace. I momentarily confused you with Alissa from Miss Conception who is also having twins. Brain fart!!!

  6. Love it!!!! Welcome to the double digits of pg!

  7. S- Look into unison for the nausea. My RE recommended it after I decided to quit the zofran. I'm taking a half dose before bed and it is helping me get through about half the next day! It was originally developed for nausea but is now marketed in the states for sleeping!

  8. You are a quarter of the way through! Time really flies, doesn't it?

  9. One more day 'til the next ultrasound, woohoo! :) I can't wait to hear all the details!

    My mom said she had a wierd metallic taste in her mouth her entire pregnancy with my brother. So maybe there's at least one boy in there! ;)


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