Friday, February 24, 2006

Don't get caught!

I noticed last night that I can feel the top of my uterus now (12w6d today), right around where my panties sit. I'm so fascinated, I just can't stop feeling it. Just have to make sure no one sees me!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

All's quiet on the western front...

Thanks so much for your reassurances, everyone! I had read in various places that one could expect any nausea to go away around the twelfth week, but never that ALL 'symptoms' go away. But it does sound like it's pretty normal for that to happen.

I also stopped taking the Prometrium suppositories last weekend. No more pantyliners, no more goop, no more sticking my finger up my... well, you know. It wasn't actually too bad, especially since I was only taking them at night time, but still, it's nice not to have to deal with it.

Another week and a half until my next DA. Getting to go every two weeks was so nice. I'm used to the two week wait. Four weeks seems to pass so much more slowly. Especially when nothing is happening!

Thursday, February 16, 2006


So I woke up this morning, and realized that I haven't had to get up to pee during the night for a few days now. And my boobs aren't sore anymore. Unless I pinch really hard. And, well, I think that would hurt regardless. So basically every "symptom" I have had has disappeared. I know that it's normal for nausea to subside around 12 weeks - is it normal for all the rest of it to go away as well? Am I being paranoid, or might my DBTs (Dead Baby Thoughts) be justified?

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Odds and ends

I have been a very bad blogger. And I owe an apology to other IF bloggers who have gotten pregnant and stopped posting - it always made me sad that so many seemed to stop posting on a regular basis. But now I understand. 1) Being pregnant is pretty boring, 2) going to bed two hours earlier each night has significantly cut into my internet time!

Not much news on the Phred front - although I did have my first OB appointment last week. I felt like such an imposter in the waiting room with all the HPW. Maybe someday I'll feel like I belong. It was a THREE HOUR appointment. And what torture! Going over my medical history yet again (all my doctors are at the same hospital, with an electronic system - you would think that the information would be automatically transferred. But no.) It also took me about half an hour to get the nurse to understand that my pregnancy should not be dated by my LMP. And they spent ages going over all the what to do and what not to do in early pregnancy - none of which was new to me - hello, people, I can read! It was worthwhile in the end though - I could hear Phred's heart on the doppler. I was surprised - I was at 10w3d, and wasn't expecting that they'd be able to hear it, but the nurse found it almost immediately. Cool.

The previous Sunday we'd had our Boston blogger gathering. It was totally fun. Really nice to meet everyone, and to just talk about stuff, knowing that while we were in different places, we all got it. We went to the Temple Bar in Cambridge, a really fun, chic place, with great food. (I highly recommend it if you're ever in the area). We sat down not too long after 11, at a perfect table - it was round so we could all converse with each other, and it was right on the end so we didn't have to worry too much about being overheard. Except by the ?cook? whom we heard sneezing (or something) behind the curtain that was on our other side. That was slightly disconcerting! The wait staff were fabulous - let us take our time ordering (I don't think we ordered 'til we'd already been there for about an hour), and then let us sit some more after we were done. T, Pixi, Amy, NCD, and her friend are all absolutely amazing women.