Baby's size: Lentil
Next appointment: April 6th
Total weight gain: .4 lb.
Exercise: Took the dog for a long walk on Monday, but due to brown spotting, RE now has me on exercise restriction. Yesterday I felt guilty taking the stairs at work! So am using the elevator until I have four continuous days of no spotting.
Sleep: Still pretty exhausted. Have a tendency to pass out on the couch. Last night, though, Mr. Hope conked out before I did, and I actually read a few chapters before bed. It was nice!
Food cravings: Still nothing out of the ordinary - peanut butter, Cadbury Mini Eggs, black pepper popcorn. I have been thinking a lot about a Korean dish I had for the first time two weeks ago; might have to get it for lunch this weekend.
Food aversions: Anything too sweet. I am down to one bump of stevia in my decaf and tea, because two feels ridiculously sweet and even chemical-y. Mr. Hope brought home a bag of the Dark Chocolate Mini Eggs but they have MORE sugar than the Milk Chocolate ones (if you can believe it) and I can't eat them. Gross.
Symptoms: Same as last week, only with more heartburn. I have a bag of Tums in my purse now. Also the brown spotting thing started a few days ago. Likely the result of an irritated cervix but there were a couple of days when I was panicked because I was certain miscarriage was impending, even though I know spotting (especially brown) is normal. Will feel much better when that goes away!
What I'm loving: 12%. This is what the PA put our miscarriage risk at.
What I'm looking forward to: Our next ultrasound, which should confirm the heartbeat.
Best moment this week: That gorgeously high beta. Even after the ultrasound confirmed a yolk sac, it still didn't feel real enough until I heard the number and worked out the doubling time. Yay for a healthy placenta!