I am posting this early, since we are going to be out of town this weekend. So I will be 10 weeks this Friday. Its been an interesting week. It started out pretty badly, but then today I went outside and drove my car all the way to SLO for the first time in a month! I have literally been mostly flat on my back for weeks. And I still feel good after a full day of activity, so that is amazing! I finally have some energy to turn over to enjoying my pregnancy.
I'm still wearing my sea band everyday... I haven't felt good enough, for long enough to be confident in removing it quite yet. It was so amazing to wake up and feel good today, I can't say enough about it. This weekend we are going up to the Bay Area to share the news with Scott's extended family, and I was really hoping to feel good enough to go and enjoy myself, so this is a big deal.
We had a quick appointment with my doctor on Tuesday, and he did a very brief ultrasound to check on a cyst I had last time (it looks resolved) but no clear pictures of the baby, although he did do a once over and said that everything was looking great. I went and had blood drawn for some tests (cystic fibrosis, etc). I stopped having to eat at 4am, thats been a relief. I have this weird feeling... like a phantom tummy. I haven't really gained any weight. I look exactly the way I would look if I ate a high calorie diet and laid around for 3 weeks with no exercise, which is exactly what I did. So its not like I have a big ol' round tummy, but when I lean over my side to get something, I get a sharp ligament pain, like I am holding some big tummy suspended in space and my muscles don't like it. Strange. I am sleeping better at night. My skin is breaking out like crazy and my hair looks like a birds nest. I am set up for a cut tomorrow, which is another big relief. I am hoping to return to a more normalized diet now that the nausea seems to be exiting.
Scott's been bringing me cereal in bed every morning, which is amazing and has helped with the nausea. He's been amazing. Now that we are nearing the second trimester, I am getting excited about planning. I just can't wait to find out what the sex is so that I can jump on the registry! Yay! We find out in late March or early April, depending on how shy the baby is. Hope all of you are doing great!