Monday, May 4, 2015

Week 10

My bump made a sudden and early appearance -- 10.5 weeks

I wrote this post after my week 10 OB appointment. 

I graduated from the Reproductive Endocrinology Clinic (infertility) to the regular OB clinic today! What a weird feeling to now be another one of many pregnant women. Although relatively insignificant, It feels like a meaningful milestone. 

I am really excited to work with my doctor who is someone I have known for about five years. I was really hoping to find someone hands on and approachable as I have been up to this point pretty nervous about pregnancy. it is a relief to be working with someone who I feel comfortable in asking my questions and voicing concerns. 

We discussed a few inherent risks with twins, including pre-term birth, gestational diabetes, and pre-eclampsia. Luckily, we wont have to worry about the risks associated with identical twins such as twin to twin transfusion or tangled umbilical cords. We will need to keep an extra close eye on the diabetes and blood pressure as PCOS increases my risk of diabetes and I have a family history of pre-eclampsia. I am also hoping to be the first in my immediate family to have a vaginal delivery. I know that the chance of this with twins is lower and I am certainly not setting any e
xpectations, but it would be great if we could make that happen!

We will be aiming for 35 pounds of weight gain and she told me I am allowed to eat an extra 600 calories per day, even now. I was relieved to hear this as I feel like I have been eating everything in sight lately! So far I have only gained about 2-3 pounds and although I have a bit of a stash of pregnancy clothes, I haven't had to break into the stash yet.

She also assured me I will most likely start feeling better in a few weeks as we come in to the second trimester. Yay!

Pregnancy up to this point has been harder than I anticipated. I don't know how people announce so late! I guess I just don't have much of a game face because while I think I am feeling relatively good (especially compared to some of my friends), I still feel yucky every day. I guess I'm relieved I'm not trying to hide it because I would be horrible at that!

10 week stats: 
Week 10 day 0
Weight: 147.8 lbs (office); 144.7 lbs (home)
Total Weight Gain: 2.7 lbs (down about 0.7 from last week)
Blood pressure: 132/71

fatigue (severe)
poor sleep
nausea --worse lately but still manageable
fluctuating baby bump 

Cravings: mashed potatoes (or any potato, really), macaroni and cheese


Camber said...

"Graduating" is a great feeling! I crave potatoes when I'm pregnant too, and I always thought they were a weird thing to crave. Also tuna. In fact, tuna on potatoes might be one of my favorite pregnancy foods, and one I would never even consider eating when not. Good luck moving into the 2nd trimester!

Rachel Culmer said...

I craved EVERYTHING potato during Hannah's pregnancy. French fries were the best!

Katherine said...

Oh, the fatigue is terrible, isn't it. I would fall asleep during dinner, or sometimes on the living room floor as I was taking my shoes off.

Congrats on this milestone!