Status of Human Being Under Construction: 25% Complete

Yup, I am 10 weeks pregnant today. If a pregnancy is 40 weeks long, then I am 25% done with it. I can do what I just did three more times, right? . . . Right?

Of course, in reality, pregnancy lasts ~38 weeks, so I’m not really 25% done until 11 weeks + 3.5 days (because that’s really 9 weeks + 3.5 days). But, whatever. If doctors are going to insist on counting those two weeks before I got pregnant, I can, too.

My symptoms so far:

  • An occasional excess of stretchy, stringy, white (sometimes yellow-tinged) cervical mucus. It’s a bit like egg-white cervical mucus, but cloudier and not clear. It looks exactly like snot. That snot funny.
  • Fatigue. It’s been better since my doctor put me on a low dosage of levothyroxine for my sub-clinical hypothyroidism, but it’s still there.
  • Twinges, tugging sensations and (very rarely) even cramping in my abdomen or lower back.
  • I had one morning of repeat vomiting, at 7+1. My stomach was empty and it was all water and phlegm, and then it was dry heaving. Since then I’ve tried to make sure I have at least a little bit of food in my stomach at all times (even if it’s just crackers or something), and that seems to be working. I haven’t thrown up since. (The only time I threw up during DD’s pregnancy was when my stomach was empty, so I think that’s a thing with me.)
  • One morning of mild pink, barely-there spotting following very vigorous coitus. I Regret Nothing (Bear)
  • Nausea. Almost all the time. I know I won’t throw up, but I just don’t feel well and don’t feel like eating. I am hoping to God that the placenta will kick in soon and give me some relief.
  • I have no visible bump yet (I’m 6’0″; I tend to hide pregnancy well), but I can feel pressure in my abdomen when I lay on my stomach.

Hot doctor called me up yesterday, but I missed his call. His message said that I was right about my blood being Rh-negative (duh) and he wanted to talk to me about what that means. I’m very curious to hear what it is he thinks he needs to tell me, because as I understand it, I won’t need a RhoGam shot until we do an amniocentesis (~16 weeks?) or 28 weeks if we decide not to do amnio. I’m hoping I’ll get lucky and the amnio will tell me that baby is Rh-negative so that I won’t need any more shots at 28 weeks or after delivery. Anyways, there’s no reason he couldn’t wait until our appointment the first week of March (when I’ll be 11+6) to talk to me about Rh-negative blood. So why he be dialing me up?

Maybe he misses me and he wanted an excuse to hear my sexy voice. I’m gonna go with that.

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2 thoughts on “Status of Human Being Under Construction: 25% Complete

  1. Sounds like this are going swimmingly and as smoothly as they can. Congrats on being 25% done. Keep us posted on the Rh- though.

  2. He just called, and I remain clueless as to why he felt the need to call. I said, “It’s my favorite Greek doctor!” And he said, “I’m still your only Greek doctor.” I said, “Yes, but this does not diminish the fondness behind the title.” He asked how I was; I said constantly nauseous, and no, ginger (his recommendation) is not helping, though lime wedges are. He then went on to talk about having Rh- blood and how I would need a RhoGam shot at 28 weeks and after delivery, and also at amniocentesis if we do one. This I already knew; not sure why he called me to tell me that instead of waiting till our next appointment. Must be the sexy voice theory!

    I reminded him that he wanted to re-check my thyroid levels soon. He put the orders in for those tests. I asked a few more questions, then said that DH and I had talked about it and we wanted to do an amniocentesis. He said he thought we were making the right decision. Though I said I wouldn’t terminate if it was bad news; I just wanted information.

    The last thing I said was that if we do amnio, I want the sex results omitted, since I don’t want to know the baby’s sex in advance. He said he respected that and would write that all over my chart and that he was the same way. I said, “I didn’t think you had kids.” He said, “Well, I will be the same way.” Aw, so cute.

    So, my next appointment is on March 7. We’re doing a pelvic exam, pap smear, and a basic ultrasound to check the baby’s heartbeat. I don’t care how cute he is, the pelvic exam and pap smear part are still “ugh.” We’ll probably schedule the amnio for April then.

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