Thursday, June 24, 2010
One year ago in my journey with infertility...and 8 week symptoms
MY AMAZING HUBBY-
Jamie has been a dream. He's taken such good care of the house and me. Even some of the things around the house I usually do he has taken over. Shoe gathering for instance. We leave our shoes everywhere and every few days I would go around and gather them. He had them stacked going up the stairs yesterday-mine on one side and his on the other. I came home yesterday and the house had been cleaned which was so nice. The kitchen really needed cleaning which he did and that meant so much. I made sure to let him know and I thanked him a few times. I just don't have a ton of energy right now and he has really put forth the effort to make up for my slacking.
Many nights Jamie cooks dinner...he made a great turkey meat loaf the other night and last night he made turkey burgers...the only problem I have is that a lot of the things we typically make for dinner make me want to gag when I smell them or even hear the word mentioned. I managed to get down some turkey meatloaf a couple of nights ago but the burps afterwards were so bad I couldn't even think of having a turkey burger the next night. Last weekend we went to lunch with J's Mom and I ordered what looked to me like the plainest thing on the menu-chicken strips and fries with gravy (not ketchup which I normally love). Totally not something I would normally order but it tasted so good that I brought the left overs home. Two hours later I opened the fridge and had to close it quickly while I bent over after smelling the chicken strips I had for lunch. I asked Jamie to put them in a zip lock because they were making the entire fridge smell. He was kind enough to do it but he said he couldn't smell anything. There goes my keen sense of smell again! I've been making a lot of plain things to eat....cheese quesadillas, grilled cheese and tomato soup, etc. I get these strong desires for certain foods. Today I was sitting at my desk minding my own business when the thought of pizza crust with red sauce came to my head. No cheese or any toppings, crust and red sauce. I was on a mission people! I had to find pizza which is hard to do downtown St. Louis for some reason. I ended up walking 3/4 mile to a pizza joint! I got there and had my debit card in hand and ordered a plain cheese pizza and their machine was down! I am not kidding I looked at the lady and said "Oh no, what do I do?" She was going to give me the pizza but I insisted I would find an ATM which I did and returned quickly. I ordered my pizza slice, half way nauseous by this time, sat down and peeled the cheese off and had the most glorious crust with red sauce I have ever tasted and walked back to work. I've been eating some fruit lately - a lot of watermelon, cantaloupe and grapes which has been a nice change from what I was eating the last couple of weeks. I can't even think of eating a vegetable right now and from what I read that is okay and even common during this time. The book I am reading said to just eat fruit instead. Thank goodness for this book because I have been feeling really guilty for neglecting my little star of the nutrients found in veggies. I love veggies normally, this is really out of character for me.
POTTY BREAKS & BED TIME-
Last night I got up to pee a total of six times! I'm not sure why I pee'd so many times...I didn't chug water before bed or anything. It's hard to fall back to sleep after getting up each time. My last trip to the bathroom was at 4:30 this morning and I just laid awake after that, finally leaving for work at 6:00. The difficult part about sleeping is juggling three pillows in bed. I have one for my head, one for between my legs and one to hold around my chest....when I want to turn over...I have to flip all of my pillows. I was researching pregnancy pillows yesterday and found one shaped like a U so you don't have to reposition pillows each time you flip over. Sounds dreamy. Check this lady out! This pillow had amazing ratings, the only complaint was that you had to have a king size bed because it's so huge! The reviews said that while the husbands barely have enough room in bed when this pillow being used they like using it too. Just waiting a few more weeks to order this puppy!
Posted by Amber C at Thursday, June 24, 2010