Wednesday, August 22, 2012

6 weeks 4 days (by my calcs)

So I'm in the 6th week and have yet to start the dreaded nausea! Yesterday I had some slight nausea but I think it was due to my meds because today, have 0 nausea (so far). I know it's crazy for me to want nausea but right now I just don't feel like it's real yet. When I'm puking my guts up, that's when I'll feel like it's real! Oh well, I guess as long as I have no bleeding and no cramps I'm good. I'm still slightly worried that my ultrasound measured me being 5 weeks instead of 5 weeks 5 days. I'm praying when I have my next u/s next week it will have caught up or they were measuring wrong! The waiting is the worst!

Right now I am super tired, only peeing alot at night, having headaches, face is oily, had an eye infection this weekend (I think it had something to do with my autoimmune disorder, it's supposed to be part of it they say) and that went away (thank God!), and my feet hurt SOOOO terribly bad! All the docs have told me that autoimmune disorders usually go into remission during pregnancy because your immune system is weaker but so far, I've had the opposite going on. My joints in my toes are more swollen and stiff and painful than they've ever been, I feel like I'm walking on rocks all day, my ankles won't move much and hurt like crazy, and my ribs kill me at night so I have to sleep in the recliner. This is no fun at all! I go back to see my rheumatologist next week so I'm hoping she can give me some hope that maybe there's something I can take to help with the flare that won't harm the baby. But at the same time I'm so scared to take anything! Well, just gonna keep praying that this stuff really does go into remission soon, otherwise it's going to be a very long 8 months.

I'm still trying to start a new pregnancy after infertility blog that will also cover pregnancy with autoimmune and back problems. Before getting pregnant I googled for months trying to find others that were pregnant or had been through pregnancy with degenerative disc disease. My lower back and SI joints are just a total mess and I know right now I'm ok but I'm terrified of the second and especially the third trimester. I've read some horror stories like losing feeling in one leg or having to have surgery while pregnant and I'm just not looking forward to what could happen. I know I usually expect the worse so I hope this turns out that way and I do ok. So many people wonder why I haven't had surgery yet and then tried for a baby but right now, no doctor wants to do surgery on me because of my young age and the fact that pregnancy could put too much strain on fused vertebrae and cause even more problems. So my plan is I will have surgery after the baby and they can fix anything that has gotten worse during pregnancy along with the rest all at one time. It may not turn out like I want but I'm here now and there's no turning back! If I have to spend the last half of my pregnancy in a wheelchair or in bed, I will do so and it will be worth it! I am so thankful God has blessed me with the pregnancy and I truly believe He will get me through it one way or another.

So anyway, I will post when I get my new blog running for anyone that's interested. Hoping it will be more successful than this one has been lol.


  1. The waiting is so terrible! I am a nervous wreck. I feel like I can't do anything without thinking about symptoms or lack of symptoms. I Google everything to see if it is normal. Most of the time I just end up freaking myself out even more. I am hoping and praying that we can get through these next few weeks without going crazy! Hoping your next ultrasound is reassuring to you!! We need to see some healthy heartbeats!!!

  2. I found your blog while searching google for 16 dpo temperature rises and just wanted to say congratulations! I had a m/c last month and we jumped right back on the ttc wagon.

    Do you see a chiropractor or massage therapist? I love my massage therapist, she does great work. Just a thought! Maybe it would help your back. :)

    Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months!!!!