Thursday, January 9, 2014
Thank god Hubs and I are still sleeping in separate rooms (since I'm awake coughing up a lung half the night) since I could seriously take down a horse right now with my gas. I'm even grossing out the dog and he sniffs butts for a good time.
I should probably start doing those lists that everyone does so you can know if my belly button is still an innie (it is), if I'm sleeping (I'm not), or if I'm having any labor signs (ummm, no) but I don't really feel like it. Instead I think I may just go the route of posting about random stuff that's going on with me. Enjoy!
Let's see: I've already shared my gaseousness with you... on top of that I'm also constipated! Hooray! I've taken to eating prunes every day now which really just taste like giant, slightly slimy raisins so I've been able to choke them down just fine. I also hear plum juice can do the trick but I haven't tried it yet.
I bought a maternity pillow tonight called a Snoogle! The name may or may not have been the deciding factor for me but it also got lots and lots of good reviews on Amazon so I'm excited to cuddle with it in approximately 3-5 business days.
I also bought a belly band so that I can continue wearing all my pants in spite of the bloat. This will cover up the fact that my pants do not actually close any longer and are being held together with hair elastics. Classy. In spite of the bloat I have actually lost weight though (probably due to the puking and limited food that I can stomach). I'm down 7 lbs to my pre-IVF/OHSS weight. I'm happy about that. Since I'm overweight as it is, supposedly I should aim for only gaining 25 lbs total with this pregnancy so it would be amazing if I could make it through 1st Tri without gaining anything. I still have about a month to go though so I guess we'll see.
Lastly, I think I am FINALLY on the mend! (That only took 3 weeks.) Today I actually showered, did laundry, did the dishes AND managed to work most of the day (from home). Over the last couple weeks I was barely able to accomplish even ONE of those things. Last night I also slept for more time than I was awake which is a huuuuuge feat, AND I only puked once today! Hoorah!