Tuesday, August 30, 2005

1st Trimester: And it gets worse.....

The last couple of weeks I had a new symptom to deal with. VOMITING. All I can say is that it is disgusting and it zapps all my energy out of me whenever I puke.
It started out really mildly with me puking some of my breakfast beverage out when I gagged when brushing my teeth.... it has now escalated to me vomitting after lunch or even when I shower. That is one of the worse, vomitting when I am showering. Especially when there is nothing to vomit and all that comes out is bitter, sour acidic bile. It burns my throat.
The only consolation I have is that almost all the materials I read say that as long as I am not vomitting everything that I take in, it is normal and that it is sometimes, a good thing . It signals that the fetus is growing well. Well, the sacrifices of motherhood. Hopefully what I read about it passing around 14 weeks is also true. Well, it did say that the vomitting might peak around 11-13 weeks and it did. I think I probably started puking around 10 weeks.... ok, another 2-3 weeks to go and it'll all be better.

Friday, August 5, 2005

1st Trimester: It's a little MIRACLE!

Etienne and I saw the baby today! It's our "petit(e) lastennet"! Praise the Lord for His blessing and His miracle of life!


Bebe is 1/2" long and has a heartbeat of 153 beats per minute (or there abouts since I heard only the hundred and fifty part). Bebe is now 7 weeks and 5 days by the ultrasound measurement... just one day off my LMP date calculation. And the ultrasound technician said everything looks good.
I am feeling truly blessed and thankful to the Lord that He is blessing me and Etienne with a healthy pregnancy this time round. I have been praying lots that by His strips on the cross I will have a discomfort free pregnancy and the baby will grow healthily within me. And I have been feeling much better. Compared to just a couple of days back where I was nausea and gassy etc, I am feeling so much better now. And it's ALL HIS GLORY!
Etienne and I are really excited about being parents! Heehee.... he asked me to call him DADDY after the ultrasound. Sometimes my hubby is SO SILLY. But that's what makes me love him so much too.
Can't wait for the next ultrasound..... in about another 4 weeks!

Tuesday, August 2, 2005

1st Trimester: I feel AWFUL!

I guess this is the "joy" of being pregnant. I feel like shit! I feel nausea and gassy at the same time. I feel tired and my entire body seems to be aching from I don't know what. I just feel like sleeping through the entire first trimester if it's possible. I think the only time I don't feel awful is when I am sleeping. But before getting to bed and after waking up, it starts all over again.
And my nose! I have supersonic sense of smell! And boy oh boy does Toronto STINK! We were at the cinema on Sunday and I nearly died! Oh, the smelly feet! I could not concentrate on the movie and had to constantly distract myself with a little bite here and there and a sip of gingerale now and then. And then when we were walking home, the whole city smell of pee! And the people who were all smoking. They're killing me. Sigh. I think I should just stay at home for the next 5 weeks till this "morning sickness" and all the other yucky feelings go away. I wish.
Anyways, I guess in the meantime, I'll look forward to the ultrasound appointment we have for the coming friday. I'm excited and at the same time, a little apprehensive... I'm sure it will be a wonderful experience!