Afternoon ladies, hope you are all well.
Katie - as always on your u/s day, I'm hitting the refresh button every two minutes in the hope that you will just have posted with your news. Can't wait to hear about how the 'blob' looked, and whether you saw a hb. Hahaha, the heightened sense of smell! I developed all sorts of smell aversions, thankfully they are tailing off now - one which hasn't though is my ability to smell a glass of red wine at 20 paces and feel ill. Poor DH, he does like a glass of wine in the evenings and at weekends (or should I say, he used to, before I started complaining about it!)...
CT_Michele - miss you on these threads. Like Katie, I'm keeping you in my prayers that you're able to try again soon.
Karen - yay, the twins are looking good!
Riley - I'm so happy that the u/s on Friday went well and you haven't had any more bleeding. I know what you mean about it being crazy how quickly the baby grows in the first trimester - I still can't get my head around the fact that it goes from being the tiniest dot to about 2.5inches/6cm long in less than 12 weeks (or strictly speaking, 10 weeks of actual 'growing', since our pregnancy is measured from 2 weeks before ER). As you say, no wonder we feel tired/ill/hungry!
Ashley - uh oh, sounds like the m/s has arrived for you, which I guess is not surprising if you're carrying two little bundles of joy! You sound as if you have a handle on what works for you best, but for what it's worth the things which I tried to do are/were (a) start the stay by eating something in bed half an hour before you even think about getting up - some biscuits, or ask DH to make you a slice of toast, (b) try and have something to eat every 90 mins to 2 hours, difficult as it may be to face food - I would start feeling more sick if I let my stomach get empty and my blood sugar get low, so I tried to make sure I had a yoghurt, biscuit, slice of toast etc regularly (c) get as much rest and sleep as you can, including an afternoon nap if possible - again, getting tired makes it worse, (d) after a while you will work out what foods make you feel better/worse - it truly doesn't matter whether what you eat for this short period of time has a high or low nutritional value, you're babies will have the benefit of the fact that you had a balanced diet beforehand - my understanding is that when you look at diet, it's the bigger picture which is important, not a snapshot of what you eat for a period of a few weeks. You will find that your taste buds will probably change week by week, just eat and drink what your body tells you it wants or can handle. Above all, don't worry that anything you're doing/not doing is going to hurt the babies. They will take what they need from what you eat and drink, and will leave you with what is left over - believe me, they are fine, even if you feel dreadful! p.s. I also had a lot of pain/cramps on and off in weeks 8 to 12 - none of it was accompanied by bleeding though, so I think it was just things stretching and moving.
AFM, my m/s pattern has definitely changed - I feel much better during the daytime now but regardless of what I eat, how well rested I am during the day or anything else, I'm feeling sick during the evening, starting at about 6pm and getting bad by about 8pm. Hopefully, that too will pass in a while, but at the moment I'm just so grateful that I have a portion of the day when I feel more human. I even went and met a friend yesterday at the shops for a quick wander and lunch (not much buying for me now that I'm getting bigger, just a couple of tops which have room for the bump to grow into!). I can't tell you how excited I was to be able to do that, after feeling under house arrest for the last 7 weeks! How silly do I sound??
Thanks for the well wishes for the dog - I'm pleased to report she's doing well and the bandages came off on Sunday. She's a fairly good girl about not licking the wound, and it seems to be healing slowly but surely. There's a tiny area where I think the pad hasn't quite knitted back to the leg, but there's still time for that to mesh so I'm just keeping an eye on it. The hardest thing is trying to stop her racing round the garden and the house with our other dog, and watching her get upset when DH takes him out for a walk and leaves her behind! Katie, in answer to your question, I still haven't walked both dogs much yet - initially because of the m/s and now because I can't leave Joya on her own in the house while I take Flynn (she'd get distraught at being on her own without him or me, jump up at doors and probably reopen the wound). I wil soon though, once Joya is cleared to go on walks again. When I do have to handle them both, for example to take them to the vets, I put a halti on Flynn to keep him walking more calmly, then I just have to hold Joya (who pulls in excitement whether or not she's wearing a halti).
Right ladies, the sun is out (it's one of those gorgeous, crisp, spring days) so I'm going to sit outside and read a book for half an hour to stop myself hammering at the refresh button like a lunatic trying to see Katie's news. Check in with you all later...
Me 35, DH 41
TTC 4+ years
4 IUI's, BFN
#1 IVF, 04/2009, BFN
#2 FET, 07/2009, no transfer, frosties failed to thaw
#3 IVF, 12/2009, +ve HPT New Years Day!
GEORGE THOMAS ALEXANDER born 18th September 2010, 9lbs 4.5oz. Our beautiful boy.