I go for my second OB appointment tomorrow and I really donâ€™t know what to expect. Some people, from what I read on the internet and talking with friends, got a second ultrasound at this checkup. Some just got measured and was told to come back in four weeks, while others went in every two weeks still. I donâ€™t really mind what frequency Iâ€™ll be at, which heâ€™s already said every 4 weeks, but Iâ€™m more concerned with just making sure the pregnancy is going okay, especially until I get out of the first trimester. Iâ€™ll be 9wks 3 days tomorrow, so only 2 weeks and 4 days to go til the 12 week mark, and maybe I wonâ€™t be so â€œup in armsâ€ about everything.
To date, I have lost 7 pounds. Iâ€™m still eating the same amount of carbs when I get to eat, and my daily averages are about what they were before my pregnancy, except they are in smaller, more frequent meals (like, every 2 to 3 hours â€“ no 4 to 6 hour breaks in between) and only about 20 carbs max. My guess is the frequency, size, and types of food is whatâ€™s causing the weight loss. (Of course, otherâ€™s canâ€™t tell the weight loss, and I really wish they could because Iâ€™ve already had some to come up and say â€œwow! Youâ€™re already showing!â€ â€“ but truth be told, thatâ€™s a roll of fat thatâ€™s always been there, I just canâ€™t â€œsuck it inâ€ anymore comfortably.)
But! If I have learned anything so far in this journey, itâ€™s this:
Waking up low will make the morning sickness worse for me.. and this is either from waking up in the morning or if I take a nap. If I wake up low, you may as well forget the good feeling I may have had that day because the sickness will be back full force. As a matter of fact, even dropping low at any given time (and not fast-low either) will make me turn green, but no where near as bad as when I wake up low.
Anything fried â€“ including, but not limited to, bacon, fried shrimp, fried pork shop, fried chicken, fried rice, fried ham â€“ will make me nauseously green. I cannot be in the kitchen while itâ€™s being cooked at all. If one good thing has come out of this pregnancy 24×7 sickness (which, btw, is becoming more of hit & miss days sickness), is the fact that I cannot handle fried foods. The one thing that the south is known for and very good at making, I cannot eat. Rather, the only thing that seems to agree with me is fresh fruit, milk, and some juices. Even sweets, to a degree, turn me green.
Preggie Pop Drops from Motherhood Maternity or Amazon work wonders if you donâ€™t want to go as far as taking an anti-nausea pill, and theyâ€™re 4g of carb each.
Dizziness isnâ€™t just blood sugar related. Yep. I have been dizzy at times, (I even saw lots of yellow stars and had to hold on to the door post at one point to keep from falling down) and I would run to check my blood sugar only to have it be in the normal range. From what I read, this is due to your body making more blood for the baby, and getting up too fast (which even normal speed is too fast sometimes) can cause dizziness. So, if youâ€™re pregnant, be careful standing up, but still be aware of your blood sugars just in case you are actually dizzy from being low.
The old wives tale of â€œthe sicker you are the better because that means the placenta and baby are forming rightâ€ is totally incorrect and really isnâ€™t comforting since my sickness is starting to work itself out of my system and the fact that some women donâ€™t have any sickness at all.