The baby bird has been doing really well and I have my first ultrasound in a week and a half. I think I’ll feel much more relief that everything’s okay once I see him/her, The hummingbird is going along with us since it’s a late appointment and I was talking about it with her. She was mostly concerned about how loud it was going to be.
I told her we’ll hear the heartbeat but it shouldn’t be too loud. Then, after talking with her for a while, I found that her main concern was hearing the baby cry in my tummy. Lol.
I’ve been really, REALLY sick because of my constant morning sickness which is why my blog has been sparse lately. I met my ob/gyn earlier this week and she put me at ease, which is a huge change from when I was pregnant with the little bird.
One thing my doctor told me was that I have hyperemesis gravidarum (excessive morning sickness). At first it sounded like a spell from Harry Potter. She was concerned that I’ve lost too much weight in the past few weeks and basically told me to eat whatever I want to bring my weight back up. A woman’s dream, right? Except pretty much everything makes me sick or doesn’t sound appetizing at all.
Of course that would be the case. Being told you can eat WHATEVER you want when you can’t even keep anything down. The only thing I can really keep down are strawberries, blueberries, and iced tea. So, I’m sure the weight will be back up in no time. Ha!
I have an anti-nausea I’m on but it’s been doing very little. Dr. Awesome will see how I’m doing at my ultrasound check-up and go from there. I’ve been trying my hardest to eat what I can because after reading about hyperemesis gravidarum, it seems if it gets too bad, they may put you on bed rest or maybe even hospitalize you. Here’s hoping this morning sickness stops being such an asshole.
My husband and I are having a date night in Boston on Friday. The hummingbird is staying the night over at a neighbor’s which will be the first time ever. She seems excited and I’m freaking out at the thought of not being able to give her good night kisses and checking in on her before I go to bed. I know she’ll be fine though. But I am a little worried that she might not be and will want to go home the same night.
I remember a few sleepovers when I was little and got really homesick, so I had my mom pick me up. Of course with us being in Boston, that will be hard to do but cheers to all going well.
I’m trying to write more and do it more frequently again but this crappy nausea is really kicking my ass big time. I just don’t remember it being so severe when I was pregnant with the little hummingbird. I really miss writing and I’m going to start forcing myself to write anyway, no matter how bad I feel since writing has always made me feel better in the past.
And no, I promise I won’t tell you how many times I had to stop writing this little post because I’ve gotten sick. le sigh.
I keep having to tell myself this means the baby bird is growing and getting stronger every day and that it will be so worth it at the end.