Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Week 7

Bright red bleeding after a long Monday at work and late dinner. Doc confirmed placenta tear, 1 week bed rest, no work, no activities. Got a progesterone jab and twice daily doses of Duphaston. Home alone with my thoughts and the internet. Nausea, back aches and pelvic cramps starting. Horrid week.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Week 6

First ultrasound confirms a tiny gestational sac in the right place. Dream about giving birth to aliens. Note to self: No more scifi before bedtime.

Start folic acid supplements and mommy diet adjustments (aka no alcohol, no sushi or raw meat, no soft cheese. More calcium, iron and folate rich foods, Vitamins A and E, potassium):

Sweet potatoes
Cooked greens (such as kale, collards, turnip greens, and beet greens)
Winter squash
Tomatoes and tomato sauces
Red sweet pepper

Fortified ready-to-eat cereals
Fortified cooked cereals
Wheat germ
Red, unrefined rice

Cooked dry beans and peas (such as pinto beans, soybeans, white beans, lentils, kidney beans, chickpeas)
Nuts and seeds (such as sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts, peanuts, and peanut butter)
Lean beef, lamb, and pork
Shrimp, clams, oysters, and crab
Halibut, cod, rainbow trout, herring, sardines, rockfish, and yellowfin tuna

Honeydew melon
Prunes or prune juice
Oranges and orange juice
Red or pink grapefruit

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Week 5b

Early Saturday morning. Hubby mumbles in his sleep "did you take the test yet?" I do (again) and much rejoicing ensues. Called mom to wish her a very happy early birthday gift. By coincidence, we ended up visiting the very hospital where we'd like to deliver in for hubby's Lasik assessment appointment later that day. Joined their maternity tour to check things out while waiting (forever!) for him. Liked what I saw. All the women on the tour had clearly pregnant bellies and were giving "skinny" me funny looks. Haha.

Took a second pregnancy test a few days later. Silly but reassuring to see the positive result :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Week 5a

Breasts tender. Randomly cry over P!nk's Fucking Perfect to world news on TV. Slight queasiness but brush it off as after effects from that crazy Cylon coaster ride last weekend. Getting suspicious but make myself wait till the weekend before testing again to manage disappointment.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Week 4

Missed period. Alas, pregnancy test is negative. Sigh. Another month gone. At least there's the hubby's theme park birthday to look forward to this weekend.