I had my first appointment with UCSD today. It wasn’t with the Midwife though it was with the floor nurse. Apparently they have implemented a new program where they require newly pregnant women to attend an intake meeting.
They are offered once a week, and last 2 hours. It is basically an intro to pregnancy and the UCSD system. If it had been my first pregnancy, I would have really appreciated it a lot more. In fact, if this was my first time around, I would think it was wonderful. However, since this isn’t my first time–it was a nice refresher course.
My first official appointment with the Midwife is next Wednesday. Hopefully at that time she will do an ultrasound to determine a more accurate due date. Since I had 2 periods in February, and the Ovulation test were negative during the 7 day test period, I don’t know the exact date of conception or what date I should use as my (un)official date.
The nurse also assured me that some temporary spotting was totally normal.
So to bore you all with more details about how awful I feel… I FEEL AWFUL. Not as bad as the first go round-but all day I feel between 50 and 65%. The thing that really gets me is the horrid taste in my mouth and the extra saliva. Yuck!
I am such a selfish baby when it comes to not feeling well. I expect to feel well, and when I don’t I sulk and feel sorry for myself and cant get over it. Yes, I am that selfish. Humph.
I also already gained a pound and my jeans are tight. I suspect that weight gain at this early stage is not ideal, but to stave off the nausea and dizziness–eating small things all the time is the only thing that helps-and can I help it that I crave burgers and fries!!! I can only comfort myself by remembering that I gained a lot of weight with Elliott, and lost it after he was born. I hope for the same luck the second time around.
Lastly, I have been having some light brown spotting for the last 24 hours. Not every time I go to the toilet, but a few times. Nothing red, no cramps. But naturally I am freaked out about it, and my web searching only yield people who have miscarried as a result. I keep telling myself that time will tell. But, that does little good for my personality type.
I was stressing over the last few weeks about not having any morning sickness. When I was pregnant with Elliott, beginning at 5 weeks I had HORRIBLE morning sickness. I would cry most days at lunch wishing I felt better. So, in its absence I was wondering if I was in fact pregnant, or if something else was wrong with me. Yes, I know that is silly but we can only compare what we know or have experienced.
Well, I am both pleased and saddened to report that pregnancy honeymoon is over. I officially have morning sickness. Yesterday I sat on the couch for the entire second half of the day moaning and complaining. And then, in a moment of weakness, requested that we eat greasy, delicious, San Diego style Mexican food from Santana’s. Mmmm
, Carne Asada Nacho’s
. Weight Gain–here I come 🙂