Monday, July 26, 2010

New vocabulary words

It is that feeling of instant nausea as soon as I get hungry. It is the rolling feeling in my stomach whenever I look at meat in all its forms (steak, ham, pork, chicken). It is the rotten onion that my mom cut into that sent me dry heaving over the sink. It is the occasional cramp that rocks my abdomen. It is the heavy, tender feeling I have in my brea.sts when I take my b.ra off. And it is exhaustion that hits at regular intervals throughout the day.

It is all these things that remind me of the fact that I am pregnant. Even today, at exactly 7 weeks, it is as hard to believe as me winning the l.otto.

I have my first sonogram today. I am so excited and yet a little hesitant because we will (hopefully) find out exactly what is going on in there. Last night, I had a dream that there were 5 babies growing in there. We would be thrilled with just one, two....three. Just praying for more than the zero we have had for so many years.

There have been moments of anxiety. Moments when I didn't know what the cramping was (uterus stretching), moments when I didn't feel the tenderness as strong, moments when my energy level felt normal and moments when I didn't feel like I could wait one more second to have my first sonogram.

I think those moments are normal. I had to back off a little from writing my own and reading your blogs because it was just too much information. I needed to focus on me and not get wrapped up in advice from Dr.

Every pregnancy is so different. Every woman is so different.

I still can't believe I have new words in my vocabulary.

Morning sickness.




  1. The constant change of Pregnancy:) Enjoy your US today seeing your baby will be exciting:)

  2. Woot-woot! Good for you! I hope all goes well today!

    I look forward to the day when I too can learn your new vocabulary!

  3. Hi from ICLW! Wow, congratulations! It must be absolutely surreal to be pregnant after dealing with IF/TTC for so long. I can't even imagine! Wishing you have a healthy, uneventful pregnancy! :)

  4. Congratulations! I hope your sonogram went well today!

  5. Fingers crossed! Hope it went well! Keep us posted.

  6. Wow! Congratulations!! I will move your link over to the successful list! I was thinking of doing a newest crossover post again so I will have to add you on! I hope your sonogram went well!! Do update us!! ;-)
    Happy ICLW (#45 & 46)

  7. That's so exciting!!

    I often think about what if I every got pregnant with sextuplets or something.

    I mean I'd be grateful for all 6, but whoa. It amazes me that the human body can expand to hold all that in.