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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I'm down...

almost 2 lbs. I never lost weight with Quinlon. This time my appetite is hit or miss and half the time when I am hungry I can't find anything that remotely sounds good enough to not make me dry heave at the thought of actually consuming it.

I've only actually puked once due to the retched smell of our bathroom pipes wafting up through the sink drain... But all day long I feel so queasy and tired and oftentimes downright on the verge of tossing my cookies.

So this is what pregnancy is really like, eh?

I don't know how woman who have hypermesis gravidarum survive this and then have any subsequent kids. I know my situation is paradise compared to what HG mama's suffer for the whole 9 1/2 months and I am pretty miserable. My hats off to you, gals, for sure.

In happier news, I am now quite sure in my intuitive guess that this babe is a girl. So there is my official prediction... let's see if I can go 2 for 2.

12 comments:

Lisa said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling so crappy. I hope that it passes soon and you can go on to enjoy your pregnancy...

Tabatha said...

I am so sorry you are feeling like this. I felt EXACTLY like this with Tristan. I think I only got sick once but I was always sick to my stomach, never wanted to eat and lost some pounds in the first trimester. I will be 6 weeks tomorrow and this time I'm not feeling anything at all so now I am thinking that I am having a girl since I was already really sick by this time with Tristan. I guess it really is true that every pregnancy is different. I am hoping girl for you! I can only imagine all the cute things you would knit for a girl!

Sarah R said...

I lost 8 lbs. with this pregnancy--could be because I was pregnant AND breastfeeding and had no appetite. Once I started feeling better (10/11 weeks), I started gaining. Now I'm up 18 lbs, or 10 lbs if you take into consideration the initial weight loss (at my first appointment, they weighed me at my lowest weight).

And I can't wait to see if your intuition is correct! Mine was! ;)

Amanda said...

HG is a bitch. I can't even put into words how demoralizing and wretched it is...and I don't even have severe HG!

Iiri said...

hope the uckyness passes soon so you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy is the relative comfort of what is pregnancy...

and a girl huh? Ok...sounds good...

~hugs~

Emmysmom said...

hi! ive been reading your blog off and on since you were pg with Quinlon. i found you through the webmd boards, i was pg with my now 20 month old daughter at the same time, i believe they are about a month apart. i had her on feb.26 2008. i just wanted to say congrats on another BFP! im also glad to see you and your family made it to china and are thriving there! Quinlon is absolutely adorable! I love seeing the pictures you post of him, his personality just shines! I love your blog and I think youre an extremely talented writer. Congrats again and keep on blogging....

jenn said...

i'm with you on my guess! That's ~exactly~ how I was with pumpkin!
It eventually got better around 17-18 weeks- I didn't gain a pound until 20 weeks!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

I had HG with Cooper, and even though I remember almost every minute of the constant puking, he was so worth it - enough so that I did the pregnancy-thing 3 more times.

I hope you are feeling better soon. Ginger is supposed to be a big help, as is sucking on sour things (I think I consumed a case of Lemonheads in a matter of weeks.)

Emmysmom said...

wow, this may sound dumb but can you breast feed while preg??? if so thats awesome. didnt have much luck with my daughter, she was my first and i was freaking out, so the breast milk didnt seem like i was producing enough. i kept trying stubborn as i am, apparently she was as well. we made it through 6 weeks and then switched to formula, it was HARD. but, then she thrived and loved the bottle and ate more. i will bf with my next baby an think it will be easier bc ill know mpre of what to do! i was such a nervous mess with Emmy!

rocket.queen. said...

Yes, you absolutely can breastfeed while pregnant. I never actually expected to do it because we had planned on spacing our kids a bit more, but c'est la vie.

kellymom.com has a lot of good info on tandem nursing.

Emmysmom said...

that is wonderful, i wouldve given anything to have kept breastfeeding Emmy. she refused to take from my right side, so my doc told me to pump, but when i did, i didnt have much milk at all. i also had fifteen other people trying to give me conflicting advice....no bueno. i finally just said "forget it, its my baby and im gonna do this MY way", i was determined to have her take from my right side, but shes kinda stubborn, and stil would not. by then my milk supply went way down from stress and my right side barely produced anything. i finally after almost 7 weeks of this frustration, gave her formula. the nurses and docs assured me she would be fine and i knew that, but i just wanted bf. she seemed to do better with the bottle and was more content....go figure...we are talking about trying for a baby next summer, that would put the kids about 3yrs apart which sounds good to me. i dread being pregnant bc i had a misscarriage and hard preg with Emmy. have you thought of any names yet? have you told Quinlon yet?

rocket.queen. said...

We've told him, but he doesn't get it yet. Closer to 2 he might understand a bit more. We have several names we're tossing around. Haven't decided if we'll share our picks or not... Probably will, but who knows. Pregnancy after miscarriage is hard. That innocence will never be there again, but I do have to say it is a little easier to be relaxed on the 2nd round after a loss.