- Due Date: August 13, 2019
- Baby is the size of a: Cherry (at 9 weeks)
- Total weight gain: 0 lbs
- The bump: I don’t notice much difference until nighttime, but I’m sure that’s mainly from bloat and eating dinner
- Symptoms: All-day nausea, tiredness, dry heaving (the worst thing ever)
- Food cravings: Salt
- Food aversions: Anything sweet, water (I’ve had to get creative – unsweet tea, crushed ice, etc.)
- Sleep: Good
- What I miss: Not feeling sick all day long
- Movement: Not yet
- Maternity clothes: No, but by the end of the night, I need to take off my jeans and put on something that isn’t snug around my waist
- What I’m most looking forward to: Getting over the constant nausea so life can get back to normal 🙂
- Apps I’ve used: The Bump, Ovia Pregnancy
- Products I’ve been loving: Diclegis – the best anti-nausea drug I’ve tried, really
- Books: None
- Purchases for baby: None
What’s Happening: Pregnancy Week By Week
Week 5 – We found out about baby #3 on a Saturday morning in early December. I had a few clues but wasn’t 100% sure, but after 3 positive pregnancy tests, it was safe to say we were pregnant!
Week 6 – Pregnancy symptoms struck this week! Lots of nausea, that weird bad taste in my mouth that just doesn’t go away, exhaustion…even though I’ve been through this experience two times before, I forgot how truly awful I feel early on. Definitely not complaining, though, as it’s well worth the physical struggle!
Week 7 – I spent Christmas Eve and most of Christmas Day on the sofa. I ran out of the only anti-nausea medicine that works (Diclegis) and the pharmacy was closed for the holidays so I had to wait until that Wednesday to get more! Talk about a rough couple of days.
Week 8 – Felt like I turned a little corner this week in terms of how I feel but still feeling waves of nausea. Diclegis helps tremendously, as does Zantac (side note, I never had indigestion in any previous pregnancy!). My family was visiting this week for a late Christmas celebration, so I had to spill the beans because there was no way I could pretend to feel ‘normal’ the entire time!
Week 9 – This ended up being a crazy week, as we had already planned a trip to Dallas, TX before we found out I was pregnant. I was really worried about feeling awful the entire time, but my doctor gave me a few Zofran to take on the plane, and that eased my mind (and nausea) quite a bit! I ended up feeling decent during the day, so we were able to get out and sightsee. I was on my own with the girls Monday-Wednesday, and I think I did pretty good letting them explore the city while dealing with all-day nausea, all things considered! I have to admit, I was relieved to get home and back on a normal schedule – but the first day back to school and mom life was rough…the trip exhaustion caught up with me!
Stay tuned for my next pregnancy week by week update – tackling Weeks 10-12!