Tuesday, March 24, 2009

10 Weeks and Counting

Yesterday was my 10 week mark. It was one of the best days I have had so far that is until dinner. I had so much energy yesterday and completely forgot that I was pregnant but when I came down from finishing up my work I started to get a little nauseous. No biggie right, just eat it will go away. This time it didn't and I immediately took one of my Reglan pills that my obgyn gave me for nausea. Those have been life savers. When you are pregnant get them for backup. I've only had to use 3 so far, but it really does take away any sickness I promise. I was already so nauseous by the time I started making dinner that the smell of the food hit me like a ton of bricks. I just knew it would be my first date with the toilet. I was determined to not let it be but then again anything would have felt better. I laid down with a cold rag and after about 30 to 45 minutes it went away. I think the pill kicked in and I was up and around eating too like nothing had happened. My first spell of vomiting was avoided! My doctor said that if I could make it through 10 weeks she thought I would be sick free. Last night when I started to get sick I was so frustrated but thank God it went away. We are leaving tomorrow for an 8 hour car trip to Michigan with some friends. I sure hope my normal car sickness doesn't mix with the pregnancy! You better believe my pills will be at my side. I weighed this morning. I've gained about 2 lbs which is ok I guess. Your supposed to gain between 2 and 4 lbs during your first 12 weeks. I just hope I don't blimp out in the next few. I need to get walking again. I tried walking a few weeks ago and it made me really sick feeling. My doctor told me to wait until after 12 weeks. She said to then try exercising again. I guess exercising can be to much for some moms during the first few weeks. Well that's been my rollacoaster ride for the past few days. It seems like there are always good and bad days. I am just ready to feel this baby and have reassurance that there is a life inside of me that my body is fighting to create just perfectly. A LIFE inside of me! No wonder you get so out of wack!

Now on to another day. We will see how it goes. Maybe if I'm brave I'll post some belly pics soon.


Jessica said...

I wanna see belly pics!!! =)

My Small World...Rachel Van Kluyve said...

Theres not much there but I feel like there is!!!!

Amber Ulmer said...

hey deary! You'll have to look back to July on my blog... I have posted belly pics almost every week since I was pregnant!
It's amazing to watch "the lil one" grow... I def miss my belly now... I still catch myself rubbing my belly like I did when Josephine was in there.
But there is nothing sweeter than holding your lil one... Im so stoked for you guys! Maybe in the next few weeks we can get together so you can meet her!
Oh... and it sounds like you might just have a mild case of the morning sickness. I only had it from week 6-8 and I never threw up.. just needed crackers and ginger ale.. oh, the REAL ginger ale is in the healthfood section of Kroger.. it actually contains ginger which calms your tummy.. that reg crap in the soda aisle doesn't contain ginger. :) I am HERE for all your help if you need any!

Stephanie Rice said...

Rachel, I found your blog link through Jessica's blog. Hope you don't mind if I read along! This is such an exciting time! :)

~ Stephanie

Amanda Marie said...

I am so excited for you!! I think about you and the pregnancy everyday! And that little peanut! I am so blessed to have you in my life!

Anonymous said...

I want to see belly pics too! I love you girlie and I'm so excited to watch you as you're on this journey!