Baby's size: Kidney bean.
Next appointment: Prenatal counseling with OB nurse tomorrow; next appt. with RE is April 21.
Total weight gain: .8 lbs. (so, down about 2 lbs. from last week, but oddly, up about 1.2 lbs. from yesterday - was it the spaetzle we had for dinner?)
Exercise: None allowed, but I'm cleared to go back to work as of Monday! Still can't lift things, walk too much, have sex/orgasms, etc. But at least I'm off house arrest.
Sleep: Sometimes I get really tired in the middle of the day. Sometimes my body craves 8-9 hours a night. Sometimes I wake up before the alarm after 7 hours. It's all very rando.
Food cravings: Starting to have oddly specific ones. Like, I really want this eggplant dish from a local restaurant I love. Or like one night, I emailed Mr. Hope out of nowhere and said, "Do they have cake at your office? I really want some cake." (They have food parties, like, daily where he works.)
Food aversions: Sometimes the thought of a food or dish makes my stomach turn a little, but then I'm fine eating it. It's hard to explain.
Symptoms: Brown spotting has lessened considerably since I went off the Lovenox. Vivid dreams abound; the other night I dreamed I was married to James Franco. I was really disappointed because he's so weird, but then he started redoing my master bathroom and I was like, "Oh, good, I wanted someone handy!" (Sorry, honey.) Also: My super-sniffer has kicked in BIG TIME. Everything smells gross to me. The kitchen. The bathroom. A t-shirt. And, yes, I finally started to get some nausea. It's mild, but it's definitely a thing and not me imagining something because I want to feel more pregnant.
What I'm loving: The baby looks great! CRL was 13 mm today, so up 3 mm from Monday (perfect). FHR was in the 150s. Best of all, THE BLEED HAS SHRUNK! It's so small you can barely see it now.
What I'm not loving: My RE's office staff. I requested they send the OB some paperwork more than two weeks ago, filled out a form and everything, and the OB still hasn't gotten it. They close so early I couldn't even call and ask them to fax it. Will have to do that at 8 a.m. for my 9:30 a.m. counseling appointment. It's all a little stressful.
What I'm looking forward to: Making it past 9 weeks. Lately it's come up a couple of times, with a couple of different people, that even though this pregnancy seems nothing like the one I had with Nugget, we're still approaching the point at which we lost her - between weeks 8 and 9. So maybe passing that mark will help alleviate some of my anxiety. (Though, like I said, it's been a LOT better since my session with Quirky.)
Best moment this week: This is silly, but when Dr. Smiles said no exercise, no sex, and no orgasms, he said, "I'll be doing all three, in your honor." In my head, I couldn't help but think he was going to pour one out for his homie. It gave me the giggles for hours. Why is this my best moment? It was the lightest, happiest appointment I've had with him EVER. For the first time, I left feeling downright giddy. Now that's something to celebrate!