Thursday, May 21, 2015

13w0d.

(Welcome to the second trimester, y'all!)

Baby's size: Peach or pea pod (the baby is now 3" - go look at that on a ruler)

Next appointment: June 12

Total weight gain: 15 lbs. But I was up to 17 lbs. a couple of days ago, so this is improvement. I think the rebound from discontinuing the HCTZ is starting to dissipate already. Keeping fingers crossed!

Exercise: I'm not doing enough walking. The plan currently is to finish the freelance project due next week, then start meeting the BFF at the gym 2-3 nights a week. I can't do much - just walk on the treadmill at a leisurely pace - but anything should help.

Sleep: Still kind of crappy. I wake to pee 1-3 times in the middle of the night. Also, between 2:30 and 3:30 a.m., I wake up nauseated and starving. For the past four nights I've wandered into the darkened kitchen, toasted up a piece of sprouted grain bread, put a little cream cheese on it, ate it standing up, and then gone back to bed. No joke.

Food cravings: Besides my middle-of-the-night toast breaks, I've had random cravings, like the other night when I sent Mr. Hope out for pudding and animal crackers. But also I've noticed I've been eating a lot more red meat than I typically do, and a lot less chicken. The other night I made this one pot dish with ground beef and peppers and it was so good, I was walking the leftovers into co-workers' offices and telling them how good it was.

Food aversions: None.

Symptoms: My boobs are still these things I wish I could unhook from my body and put on a shelf. The heartburn has gotten more persistent; people tell me this means I'll have a hairy baby. And I'm guessing the waking up hungry thing is a symptom of something - a friend said it meant the baby was having growth spurts while I was sleeping that was causing my blood sugar to drop.

What I'm loving: NO. MORE. PIO. Took the last shot last night. It's so liberating!

What I'm not loving: That I'm still exhausted so much of the time. This may ease up now that I'm off the progesterone. But, like, yesterday was gorgeous. My plan was to come home from work, leash up the dog, and go for a long walk. But on the drive home I started to get really hungry. So when I got home, I drank two glasses of milk, ate a cheese stick, and then promptly wanted to pass out. Which I later did.

What I'm looking forward to: This isn't entirely pregnancy related, but I should be done with the freelance project before my next update. And if I get some more energy back, that means lots of free time for myself. I want to enjoy it before I lose it!

Best moment this week: When Mr. Hope and I decided that we were turning in our membership to the "One and Done" club. More on this later.

14 comments:

  1. So that means you will try again?!?

    Isn't the middle of the night hunger insane?? I often eat dinner rolls in bed at 3 am :)

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    1. It IS insane. Especially since it's the same time of night, like clockwork.

      As of right now, we're thinking yes, we'll go for a second. But we have to get out of this house and into a new one before we even think about entering another cycle.

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  2. Celebrating second trimester and stopping PIO shots!!! YAY! I'm interested to hear about your next steps too. :)

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    1. Well, Jellybean first. Obvi. Need to get through to the part where they put the little guy in my arms. But. We're definitely open to #2. Will write a post on this later.

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  3. Yay!! Second trimester!! Hope you get your energy back soon!!

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    1. Me too! Took my last progesterone capsule last night and the last PIO shot on Wed. PM. Of course, passed out on the couch before 10 p.m. even before I took the capsule, so...I suck.

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  4. Congrats on the second trimester, such an important milestone!

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    1. Thank you! I'm still terrified. I really thought I wouldn't be but stopping the progesterone had me Googling things like, "weaned off PIO miscarriage." Because the PTSD is so bad, I still think I'm going to lose this kid at every twist and turn. It's exhausting. (Also, my counselor would be SO PISSED at me for Googling.)

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  5. Hooray for the second trimester - I've learned several things from this post, most notably the heartburn-to-likelihood-of-a-hairy-baby-ratio! That's one I haven't heard before =)

    I will be sending you lots of productive vibes to get your freelance project done soon! It's so satisfying when you suddenly find yourself with free time in tandem with that sense of completion.

    (removed previous comment to edit for meaning, sorry!)

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    1. Thank you! I don't know if the heartburn = hairy kid thing is an old wives' tale or what, but I've heard it from more than three people, all of whom swear it's the truth.

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  6. Yay second trimester! My sister used to keep snacks beside her bed because she'd wake up at 2 am starving and feeling sick. My brother in law used to joke about swapping her nightstand for a mini fridge!

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    1. I've thought of doing this! Most shelf-stable snacks are carb-heavy, though I wonder if I could do dried fruit and nuts. Hmm... never thought of that before!

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