7 weeks 6 days

How in the world is tomorrow 8 weeks already?? I had an ultrasound on July 3rd right at 7 weeks. The baby was measuring a day or two ahead and had a heartbeat of 148bpm. 🙂 Unfortunately, I have a pretty large subchorionic hematoma, much larger than the other ones I had with Zane and Quayd. It measured 3.3cm long and over 2cm wide. The Dr didn’t seem overly concerned though as she felt it had some signs of healing. Hopefully! They checked my progesterone again and it came back at 23.

Was super unimpressed with this zoomed out picture they gave me 😂

On June 6th I woke up at 4:30am with pretty severe pain in my right side way down deep, accompanied by cramping. I would describe it as the type of pain that a ruptured ovarian cyst causes. I considered going to the ER, the pain was that bad, but couldn’t imagine driving myself and obviously didn’t want to wake up the kids so DH could take me, so I decided to curl up in a ball and wait till morning to see what the dr would say when I called them. Naturally they had me come in and did another quick ultrasound to check the SCH. The baby was measuring right on the day and heartbeat was strong at 163. The SCH still measured 3.3cm long and ovaries were clear of cysts. The only thing they could find was either a uti or an intercystial cystitis flare as I was passing high white blood cells. Looking back, I have had this same cramping/right sided pain during flares in the past, so that made sense to me. They prescribed an antibiotic and sent me on my way with instructions to rest and of course, pelvic rest. I’m still having some pain now but it’s not as severe.

This one is better but I hate that big pool of blood around the sac. It makes me feel sad to see my baby with this ominous bleed around it. 😢

Aside from that, I feel ok. The nausea is generally manageable in the early part of the day and gets worse as the day goes on. I have been taking b6 at 25mg a few times throughout the day and unisom at bedtime and wearing my sea bands. I’ve had to take zofran only a few times and try to take only 2-4mg. This pregnancy hasn’t been nearly as sick as the last 2. I’d say more like how I felt with Levi. The most nauseating part is the horrible taste in my mouth. It’s constant except for when I’m eating, so I find myself snacking all day to escape the taste. Because of this I am already hanging out around 152lbs which is within my normal range but I was hoping I could hold off until the second trimester before adding any more pounds. I just don’t know what else to do though. I try sucking on hard candies but sometimes that makes me feel worse.

I’ve had some confusion with my milk supply dropping and then going back up. I never know if I’m going to wake up in the morning engorged and leaking or only moderately full. Throughout the day I seem to be making a normal amount again. I expected to dry up by now but I guess I’ll just keep going as long as Quayd is wanting to nurse. He’s such a boob addict and I don’t know how I’d even go about weaning him. Sometimes I give him a bottle when he wakes up in the night so I can give myself a little break. My breasts are pretty sore for the last week.

I’m definitely ready to go to bed earlier at night lately. Not only am I more tired than usual but sleep is the only escape from the nausea at night. I oftentimes wake up feeling sick and hungry throughout the night but tiredness usually outweighs those feelings and I go back to sleep. It seems that the 4-5 wakeups to pee have reduced to 2-3 this week, which is also nice. 🙂

So far, I have 2 sisters who have guessed that I’m pregnant although I only confirmed it to A because she asked point blank. I just left S with a “you’ll have to wonder” type of response. I can’t handle telling everyone yet. I just want to get a little farther. I did have to tell my mom because she babysat for my ultrasound appointment and just assumed DH was going to his dr. When we returned and she asked how his appointment went, we couldn’t lie about it. So she freaked out and thought I was hiding some grave illness from her. At that point we had to tell her. Naturally she was excited and now she’s worrying and I feel bad that she has to worry during these early weeks. So….4 people know and I’m hoping we can make it to our next ultrasound at 9 weeks before telling close family. I am really really really hoping the SCH will clear up by then or at least looks a lot better. Tru seems to be suspicious. He’s told me several times that he thinks I have a baby in my belly because it’s getting fat. He’s very observant! I definitely have some heavy duty bloating going on depending on the day and I’m just thinking, if it’s that obvious to a 6 year old, what is everyone else thinking? 😯 That coupled with the fact that I can hardly play it totally cool while feeling sick is pretty much a giveaway. I just have to hope that people keep their suspicions to themselves and don’t ask just yet. 😂

One more thing, I booked an elective gender ultrasound for August 14th. We are super looking forward to that. We were going to go ahead with the blood test this time but once again, DH just really enjoys the gender ultrasound because it’s a fun and relaxed experience where we can bond with the baby. He doesn’t get to go to many of my appointments during the pregnancy so this is one he looks forward to. 🙂

Unfortunately it’s blurry but 7 weeks 4 days. I wasn’t skinny to begin with but whoa! 😯

Dear God, thank You for this week and the manageable symptoms. Please heal the SCH and help it to fully absorb and be gone with no harm to the baby. Please don’t let me experience any spotting or bleeding. Thank You for this precious tiny person and I ask that You will continue to bless and sustain their life according to Your will. In Jesus’ name, amen.