Monday, August 27, 2007

"morning" sickness

I think my "morning" sickness is in full swing now. I had a great 3 days last week where I was hungry and not nauseous! Then, of course, that ended and I've been nauseous since! It wasn't too bad at first, just a bit nauseous mostly in the afternoons. Then yesterday the nauseousness got worse.

I ended up going to the grocery store, which is probably the WORST thing to do when you are pregnant! I thought I was going to lose it a few times, but luckily I didn't. Until I got home! I felt better for like 10 min. and then nauseous again. Not fun.

I went to bed, and woke up at 2 am, which is becoming a regular thing now. I have to eat something when I wake up because my stomach just feels like a pit. So I ate some graham crackers and a little Gatorade. That too, came back up. If the throwing up gets worse, I am going to talk to my doctor about medication. My RE actually seems more concerned with morning sickness than my OB. Every time I visit the RE they ask me if I've thrown up. My OB saw me eating and was glad I was eating and told me the trick was to have something in my stomach. Well, that doesn't always work!

I have another ultrasound tomorrow and I will discuss something that's been bothering me. I guess it doesn't really matter, but it's bugging me. My OB did an abdominal ultrasound on Friday and he was looking at C, and I said, "Oh I'm pretty sure that's the small one" because that one has a funny shaped sack since it's lower then the rest. Well, he measured it and it wasn't that small! He then found B, which was hard for him to see and measured that one a week behind. So now I'm confused. I'm wondering if it is because he did an abdominal though. I know B is hard to see because it's at the top of my uterus. So I'll talk to my RE about it. I don't know why it's bugging me so much, but it is.

We also told out parents this weekend, and they are really excited! They all support us in whatever decision we make too, which is nice.


Fertilize Me said...

Oh gopod luck tomorrow at the dr's appointment. i hope you guys get some answers so that you can stop having to think so much and get some relief on that morning sickness!! good luck to you

Natalie said...

That ultrasound would leave me feeling a little unsure as well. I hope you get some answers.

Sorry about the nausea... I can relate. Blech.

I'm really glad your parents are supportive! That's great.

Karen said...

At this point, I'm surprised he did an abdominal U/S at all, because it's very hard to get accurate measurements abdominally.

As for the nausea, your OB is not reacting in what I would call an appropriate way. You are pregnant with a multiple pregnancy... you are expected to be hyper-emetic. Keeping food in your stomach doesn't help everyone with pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting. Worse... it's not like Phenergan or even Zofran are problematic in pregnancy**, so there's no good reason to withhold them. The next time you see your OB, you should ask for a script for one (or both) JUST IN CASE. You don't have to take it if you don't end up needing it, but I can almost guarantee you that you're going to need something at some point, so you may as well have it.

**I will note that I'm not a health care professional, so I have no real right to make a judgment on the safety and efficacy of medication use during pregnancy. However, my pharmacist husband was pretty adamant that there wasn't any reason I couldn't take either Phenergen or Zofran during pregnancy (and I still take Zofran daily).