Thursday, February 19, 2009

I Have Hair Where?

My body parts they are a changing.

Last night I was telling DH how bloated I was feeling. At night I look huge. I've always been easy to swell up in the midsection, but now it is just out of control. By the time I wake up in the morning is much more presentable, but after lunch it is hard to hide the pooch. Which makes work interesting. No one knows yet. I might tell the girls I work with Monday. I am going to wait until next Friday to tell my class and their parents. I've already had some stares in my direction. (No one is saying anything because they all assume, rightly so I guess, that I'm infertile. Even though I've never discussed it with any of them.)

So last night I pull up my sweatshirt to reveal my bloated stomach and I noticed hair. That's right, a thin trail of hair from in between my boobs down to my belly button. Ewww. Part of me was disgusted, part of me was giddy. It was the first real thing I've seen that is different than anything I had before my pregnancy. I've always peed a lot, tired easily, ate a ton, had big boobs, gained weight in my midsection, and been an emotional person. Pregnancy so far had just heightened those things. To see this was a sign to me that things are going to start changing. I've noticed my hips begin to spread too. It is amazing to me. I welcome all the changes.

I realized maybe I should start taking belly shots (in the morning of course- we don't want to scare anyone). Tomorrow I'll be 12 weeks. I think that's a good place to start.

Speaking of 12 weeks, I can finally stop taking my medication after tonight. (I switched from PIO shots to prometrium at 10 weeks.) After today I will stop the suppositories, estrogen and asprin. My clinic makes everyone take them that long regardless. They don't check your hormone levels past your second beta. It's a catch all approach I guess. I hope I don't experience any ill effects from stopping them all cold turkey. I assume after 12 weeks they don't do much to help anyway because the placenta is supposed to be taking over.

I emailed my OB about the apparent second sac we saw last week. I wanted to confirm that it wouldn't affect the growing fetus. I feel like the meds I've been taking have been sustaining the empty sac and when I stop them I'll experience bleeding (which will cause me great anxiety).

She seemed to doubt that we even saw a second one because no scan had picked it up before. (Then what the hell was it? Whatever, I know what I saw.) She then went on to say that if it was, it would just be slowly absorbed by the body throughout the pregnancy and it shouldn't have a negative impact on the fetus. Let's hope.

I failed to post my 11 week pic. Probably because the quality was so bad. I will do it now. If you look closely in the upper left hand corner of the picture, you can see what I think shows the second sac. I'm sure Dr. G. would have known what is was. OBs should have more training on IF issues.

You can only see the back of the head, back and butt. The baby is being camera shy.


G said...

What a gorgeous little pic!!!!! You must be very very happy :)

Um, congrats on the hair? Yay for more symptoms anyway!!

Mandibula said...

It's nice to see I'm not the only one with the trail! You'll probably get a headache stopping the meds cold turkey, I weaned myself a bit but it didn't seem to help much.

Mimi said...

Look at your little baby. Too cool!!! So cute! I do see something that looks like a sac. Weird! You will have to show it to your ob. Congrats on the second trimester!!!


Melody said...

Probably won't happen to you! But my doc told me that the hair would go away after pg mine DIDN'T! I know, GROSS, huh! But, when you are married and your husband isn't bothered by that b/c he loves you so much, it won't matter :) I am So happy you made it to 12 weeks! that is OOBER exciting :)

Mary said...

Ahh, the first of many bizzare symptoms that I'm sure will come your way. That must be so weird to have your body change like that. I've never made it past 6 weeks, I can't wait to see how that feels:)
The little bean looks great!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy that you are at 12 wks!! This is such a big milestone! And double YAY for stopping all drugs.

Melody said...

just realized what I said to you probably didn't sound so nice. I am sorry! As I said, I"M SURE yours will go away. I had a little "tummy hair" (Gross I know) before I ever got pregnant due to my PCOS. That is what didn't go away. Yours will :)
~Love, Melody

Jill said...

Congrats on saying buh bye to the meds! And yay for 12 weeks-huge milestone!!

BTW, love the pic. :-)

Shanny said...

Awww for the pic, so cool to see your baby!!!!

And the hair, um... wow.. lol