You know how life just gets in the way sometimes? Or sometimes you just don’t have it in you to put everything you feel into a blog post so you keep putting it off? I guess that is what you can say happened to me over the last several months…
Lots of stuff has happened since then. Melissa and I got married on October 17th, 2016 – and we are happy newlyweds! It doesn’t really feel like anything has changed though, and when people ask me – “how does it feel to be married?” – I just laugh and say no different than our normal every day life was before!
(For those of you who do not follow me on any other social media platform) We did have our Frozen Embryo Transfer in September and we transferred one frosty blastocyst embryo – and surprise! It actually worked! I am currently 13 weeks and 3 days pregnant. We used Progesterone in Oil with our FET protocol and I think that played a significant role in helping us conceive – we always say that it is the “cream of the crop” when it comes to Progesterone support. It was rough doing those injections every single day for weeks on end, but definitely worth it! I highly recommend using a heating pad and massaging the area very well if you are embarking on this endeavor in the future. At some points I thought I might develop cellulitis because the area got inflamed from doing injections so often, but we got through it. I think I am still a little numb in the area we were doing the shots, we only stopped them about two weeks ago, so I imagine it will take time to regain full feeling in that area (gluteal region).
I have been having a terrible time with morning sickness that started around 7-8 weeks (right when Melissa and I got married – I remember being sick all morning/day). I have been having a lot of trouble keeping up with the hunger that this pregnancy has produced due to my food aversions. Its like my brain doesn’t want me to eat but my baby and stomach sure do, it is a battle that I have lost more than I have won. This past Monday, I had to go to the hospital because I was throwing up all day and night. I threw up 8 times in 24 hours (most of them being lumped together) and I couldn’t keep anything down. I was vomiting bile/stomach acid and it was horrible. I was so behind on fluids so I knew that I needed to go to the hospital for mine and the baby’s sake. They gave me fluids, ran some labs, and gave me Reglan through my I.V. – but the Reglan wasn’t really helping as I threw up again in the hospital – so they ended up giving me Zofran. That morning was just terrible. I felt like crawling out of my skin, I was so hungry, I couldn’t eat, it was just a horrible feeling. Luckily they discharged me and I had an OB/GYN appointment that afternoon. They discharged me with Reglan to take 4 times daily as needed for Nausea and it has helped keep things under control since then. I have also been using Diclegis in conjunction with the Reglan. I have been trying so hard to keep up with the hunger by eating small meals, crackers, etc. They ultimately diagnosed me with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which I had an inclination would be the case. I have heard of people who suffer from that and let me tell you, it is so hard to handle! I have been constantly sick for the last 7 weeks and I feel like it is turning me into another person. I haven’t been leaving my house that much, in fact, I do as little as possible (especially due to the cold). I have no patience, my skin is horrible, my hair falls out constantly, heartburn is a bitch, fatigue of course is there, too! Gangs all here! I have lost 15 lbs in the last 7 weeks because my eating habits have changed drastically due to my food aversions. I just feel like a mess. I am hoping so badly that this will get better soon. I have had some better days since I went to the hospital, so maybe there is a chance that things will start looking up. Last time I thought that was the case, well, I went to the hospital with HG….so there’s that. I am so fortunate that Melissa is as patient with me as she is. She has been very supportive and has helped me with cooking, cleaning, WELL everything! I have been having a hard time cooking for myself, so she does it most of the time. She really does take care of me, I am one lucky gal.
My OB/GYN gave us an order to have the genetic blood test performed to see what we are having before our 20 week ultrasound. I haven’t had the test done yet, but I plan to early next week. It will take about 10 business days to get the results back. We are excited to find out what we are having. It will make decisions and planning so much easier.
I figured I would write an update because I needed to vent and I want to be able to document things throughout our pregnancy. Sorry if my post is just a nonstop rant and bitchiness. Bare with me!