No photo with this post. I've been procrastinating the post because I've been waiting to take a photo, but that's just not happening. No worries, there's really nothing to see yet aside from varying levels of bloating. The good news is that by varying levels of bloating I mean it's actually gone down some. Let me back up a bit...
A couple days after that first appointment we headed to visit family in Wisconsin. I had been feeling pretty good minus the constipation issue. I was still in need of nausea relief so I was taking Zofran, but the side effects of that were no good. I decided to give it a shot without Zofran and have now been off it for about 10 days. Throughout the day I feel good enough without it (at least to make it worth getting rid of that yucky side effect), but evenings are no fun. Evening sickness is probably better than morning sickness because I can be lazy and just go to bed. Also, I've started taking Unisom to help with that which is a sleep aide, much better to be taking that at night than in the morning. All in all I've been feeling pretty darn good, relatively speaking. I have to really make an effort to drink plenty of fluids and my appetite isn't completely normal, but I don't feel like death all day. Oh, one more fun tidbit: my gag reflex is awful. I gag on my pills, supper, yogurt, when flossing my teeth, you name it. Twice I've thrown up from gagging, not nausea, gagging.
Less than two weeks til our next appointment. I'm feeling pretty good about things, but still anxious to make sure there's still a solid heartbeat! I'm sure I'll be nervous in one way or another the whole time, but I'm hoping my mind will be at ease to know we made it to 12.5 weeks and all is well. And, bonus, that's when all of this stops being a secret. CAN'T WAIT. We have a couple get togethers/parties coming up that are going to be very tricky to hide. I can come up with excuses not to drink, but no hot tubs, no slip n slides, no water skiing/tubing and no drinking get a little obvious.
I'll do better on an 11 week photo this Friday.