Friday, April 29, 2011

Week 12

Midweek lunch chat proved TMI as colleagues shared about friends whose baby fetal hearts stopped beating past the first trimester. Seriously people, there are some things pregnant moms don't want to hear about -- unless necessary.

Later that week, turned down one job offer but got offered another with less travel/ operational biz and more team management/coaching. Thoughts are scattered. In quiet moments, remind self to think positive, enjoy the present, look forward to the future and trust God to take care of everything in between.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Week 11

Worst of the nausea has subsided despite the exhausting work week. Need regular meals and frequent snacks else I'll wake up hungry esp. at ungodly hours, get queasy or dizzy. Sugar cravings kicking in: Yogurt. Beans. Ice Cream! Feel like a cookie monster.

Immensely relieved it's the long Easter weekend and parents visiting next Friday. Also, hosting a friend's farewell BBQ which could turn into an outdoors board games night this Saturday. Fun.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Week 10

Best ultrasound so far: Fetus almost tripled in size. Saw tiny wriggling arms and leg stubs. Heartbeat galloping away. No visible spotting or tear left in placenta. Life is awesome. God and creation are awesome.

Busy work week ahead. Slept all weekend to stock up energy reserves.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Week 9

Raging hormones, lost appetite, dry heaving, fatigue - esp. in the evening. When will this end? Newfound RESPECT for all pregnant + working moms. Pissed at folks telling me I'm not eating enough. I'm trying, dammit!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Week 8

Embryo crown-rump length (CRL) 1cm, heartbeat 170 BPM, estimated due date (EDD) in November. Our "cashew" lives. Tear is healing. Thank God despite nausea that's almost all day and night.