Thursday, March 12, 2009

Baby I Week 8: Baby Induced Anorexia

So we saw and heard our little one’s heartbeat this morning! This was the first ultrasound, and because my uterus is still behind my pelvic bone, it was an internal one to get a good reading. I warned Eric ahead of time to not become concerned if the technician pulls out something that looks like a big sex toy and puts condom on it… I’m sure he appreciated the heads up! At first the technician thought she saw two heartbeats, but then could only find one. The baby was in an odd, hard to see location so getting a good shot of the heartbeat took some time. We also heard the heartbeat, it’s beating at a healthy 164 BPM Because it was hard for them to see the baby, Eric is not fully convinced that there isn’t another one hiding in there… but I don’t think that my uterus is the best hide and seek location, no beds to hide under or closets to hide in. There is, however, a big mess of partially formed placenta all over the place. Reminded me of laundry draped all over… baby needs to clean up its womb!

I did get reprimanded for losing weight the last few weeks. I am seriously struggling to choke down more than 1500 calories a day. I am not throwing up much, once in a while here and there, but eating is SO HARD. Everything is unappealing. I go to the grocery store almost every night to try to find something that appeals to me. I usually come home with fruit, maybe soy ice cream… I came home with a melon and ginger snaps last night… all gross to me when it came to eating them. I’m going to try to get more nutrients in smoothies, Cold Stone has some good meal replacement ones. The way I see it, I may be only eating 1500 cal a day but I think compared to the average woman not really educated in nutritious foods, I am probably eating more usable, nutritious calories. Maybe I’m just justifying…

I really avoided sodium this week, because I have been so bloated. Even though I lost weight, am working out, both cardio and strength training 4 days a week, I absolutely cannot fit in my jeans. Baby and uterus are still hidden behind my pelvic bone, so my round tummy is all bloat… baby sure will have a roomy penthouse to move into as it heads upward!

I’ve been a good little prego girl and have been reading my What to Expect When You’re Expecting. It’s neat to learn why my body is doing what it’s doing. I really didn’t get why I am peeing all the time because the baby is very small, and should not be putting pressure on my bladder. Answer: my kidneys are working overtime to clear toxins from my body. Sweet…

Anyhow, I’m pretty confused about the size of my very very little one right now. The tech today said it’s the size of a grain of rice. Ok… I can accept that… but then a bunch of other online baby websites say it should be an inch now, or the size of a grape, OR the size of a cherry! No one can seem to get their story straight!

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