orange to avocado week update

haha, that translates to 15 1/2 weeks pregnant, 16th week depending on how you count it. I just love the fruit comparisons.

Well, after all the whiney posts I finally had 3 good days in a row last week! I accidentally fell asleep the one night without taking my meds and when I woke up the next morning I didn’t get immediately sick and had enough appetite to eat breakfast, so I decided to roll with it and skip the rest of my meds, just to test things out. The week before I tried going from 8 pills to 6 one day and was very sick the next morning, but I had noticed my appetite increasing over the weekend and my food aversions lessening. (meaning I made dinner without barfing and even ate a little of it too!)

Anyway, despite some nausea, I didn’t get sick at all that day. So I tried it the next day, didn’t get sick, and then the next day… by day 3 I couldn’t stop smiling and nearly shouting from the rooftops how good I felt. I made food, tidied things, took my kids skating, they completed school work, good times. 🙂 My head was so much clearer, I had more energy, I was hungry and actually wanting to eat at the same time- miracles! My midwife was amazed that I could stop the diclectin cold turkey like that and warned me I might need to start again, but I was feeling pretty determined to stay off.

At the midwife’s office on friday I got to hear the baby’s heartbeat for the first time. I haven’t had any actual proof this little one is alive, and by this stage had felt both my other 2 kids kicking and moving, but not this one. When the doppler picked up the heartbeat I just started bawling. I’m sure it wasn’t pretty, and it’s not really my style- but I guess I was secretly more worried than I had even realized. I’ve just been so sick, and with not much growth or movement and no ultrasounds or heartbeat heard, I guess I believed the worst.

My midwife thinks I have an anterior placenta (my other 2 were posterior), which is why I haven’t felt movement the same way. She told me where to concentrate on, and sure enough- friday night laying in bed I felt the first for sure kicks! I actually think I’ve felt some rolling and bumps before, but passed them off as digestion because of the location. My first 2 the kicks were felt towards the outside/front of my belly, now they are on the inside/back. I’m so thankful to now be able to feel this!! It makes everything seem so much more real. Praise God this little lamb is alive!!

I noticed that night (friday) I had a brand new head cold and a headache. Woke up on day 4 with the barfs and feeling worser than worse. Stomach flu. 🙁 Saddest thing is that it took me until 2pm that day to realize it was the flu and not just a return of my HG. Felt pretty similar to be honest. Anyway… by sunday afternoon I still hadn’t gotten any food and not enough fluids down, so I pulled out the bottle and reluctantly took some diclectin. I lost 7 pounds in 2 days, and am back to dehydrated, really struggling to get more fluids in today. Up to 6 diclectin per 24 hours and hoping that after I’m rehydrated I will be able to wean off again. I felt quite hungry this morning, so I am hopeful.

Anyway, that is probably a waaaaay more detailed diary of my inner workings than anyone needed, lol. But I don’t have much else happening in my life, my world is the bed and the couch these days. Fingers crossed that will change soon! The good news is that baby is alive and kicking! And I booked my 18-20 week ultrasound for before Christmas, so hopefully we will get some happy news of WHAT we are having as an early Christmas gift this year!!

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  • Reply Debbie November 19, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Are you going to tell US if you’re having a girl or a boy? Or will it be a secret? So sorry you got sick 🙁 That’s awful! …but hopefully with the virus passed you can start feeling better again?

    I had an anterior placenta with both Ruby and Jude, Olive was posterior. I didn’t really feel Ruby start kicking until about 22 weeks. I thought I could feel things, but didn’t really KNOW it was her until then. I was at the big ultrasound and the tech kept saying how active she was and saying “did you NOT feel that?!?!” I didn’t feel a thing!

    I don’t know why Christa…but I just keep thinking of your little baby as a girl. I will be so surprised if you have a boy! 😀

  • Reply Debbie November 19, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    one other thing….some of the fruit references seemed so funny to me every time I was pregnant…like… to me, most oranges are BIGGER than avocados. Yes/no? lol… I guess I get a leeeetle bit too into it.

  • Reply Christa November 20, 2013 at 12:26 am

    I will for sure share what it is when we find out! The names we will keep a secret until delivery though!

  • Reply Debbie November 20, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    That’s what we did too! secret names 🙂

  • Reply Janine November 27, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Oh my sweet friend… so glad to hear you can eat a bit more, keep more down, but sad to hear about the hiccups in feeling better! I can’t wait to see what you do for a nursery (Juno’s, Justus’, or the extra room?) because I’m sure it will be beautiful!!!!!!!

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