Hi ladies, I haven't forgotten you, I'm just being kept laid low by morning sickness. I'm in total shock at how bad it is, and so thankful in a way that I lost my job last year because I honestly could not manage to go to work feeling as I do. Some days I can't even stand up without starting to vomit constantly and violently, so I've been doing a lot of lying in bed feeling pretty miserable. I've been having a slightly better today, and I've been able to keep some fluids down, which is good. Acupuncture has definitely helped, although hasn't been able to get the nausea right down, but I'm still hopeful. At least the rapid weight loss has slowed down since I started having treatment, because thanks to the acupuncture I'm able to eat little bits here and there now. Can't always keep it down though!
We went to our doctor this morning and told her that I'm pregnant. Most of the care here in the UK is organised by the midwife so I'm waiting to hear from her towards the end of next week to get things rolling. I asked about drugs to help with the m/s, and without saying it in so many words, she just made me think that I'm overreacting to it all. I only want to take pills if it's going to keep me out of the hospital, I just have a fear that I'm going to end up on a drip because of dehydration. Anyway, she gave me a prescription for some anti-sickness pills, and then when I went to get the drugs from the pharmacy next door, the pharmacist gave me a routine about how you shouldn't take drugs in the first trimester. I mean, hello, it's not like I haven't tried other things or tried to do without help! And I only want to take them on really, really bad days. So all in all, I'm feeling pretty crap today and as if everyone thinks I'm already an unfit mother.
Anyway, ignore me, I'm just feeling sorry for myself.
How is everyone else doing???
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.