Saturday, May 26, 2012

*Navalgazing* Reflections at Eleven Weeks Pregnant

So, I feel slightly guilty for not doing a reflection at ten weeks, but we were away and I got sick.  I mean, really sick. 

I don't know what happened, but last Sunday I woke up with stomach pain.  At first I thought it was just nausea  I don't think I was even up for an hour before crawling back into bed.  I felt progressively worse throughout the day and threw up the little water I had been able to sip at through the day after eating one bite of baked potato at dinner.  Did I mention that we were at Jen's parents?  Yeah.  And we were supposed to leave on Sunday night.  Fortunately plans were flexible enough that we were able to delay leaving until Monday. 

The drive back was a little rough, but we made it home, at which time I collapsed onto the couch.  At some point I moved into the bed.  Jen called me off work for Tuesday and on Tuesday morning after I was in tears on the phone with my doctor's office they scheduled me in for an appointment.  They tested for a bladder infection (who knows why) but the thought seemed to be that I had got food poisoning from something I ate on Saturday.  Jen thinks it was a virus.  I don't know what to think, I'm just glad it's over.  Wednesday I stayed home again and started feeling a bit better.  Thursday I was back to work and though a little weak, okay. 

I lost any weight I had gained in the three days that I wasn't eating, but now my appetite is back and I'm sure I'm gaining again.  My biggest concern the whole time was that I would lose the baby.  Fortunately everything seems to be okay.  

Some good news is that yesterday I forgot and today I purposely skipped my afternoon dose of Diclectin and I seem to be doing okay.  Both days I took one pill earlier in the evening and one pill at bedtime.  I figure if this goes well for a while I'll wean myself back to two pills a day, then one and then hopefully soon I won't need it anymore at all! 

We had a lovely, busy Saturday today, but I think I will maybe make another post tomorrow about my love of the warm weather and our plans to go to farmer's markets every chance we get this summer! 

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

As usual, I will update later (tomorrow, probably) with a belly photo. 

P.S. I had an ophthalmologist appointment on Thursday afternoon and at the end he said he wanted to see me again in six months.  When I was booking the follow up I realized that in six months I will be just a few weeks away from my due date.  Woah.


  1. Sorry you were so sick! Glad you're feeling better now. My grandmother used to get terribly ill (vomiting) when she had bladder infections so maybe that's a common symptom and that's why they tested for it. The stomach flu has also been going around here, don't know if it's the same at your school. Glad it's over anyway!

  2. That doesn't sound fun. Wonder if it's that awful virus going around--our house go it a few weeks ago. Awful awful one.

  3. You poor thing! I'm so glad that you're feeling better. I had a similar bug a few weeks ago. I think there is a stomach bug going around because everyone I know seems to have gotten it in the last month or two.

  4. Glad to hear you are feeling better!