Friday, January 16, 2009

7 weeks, 1 day: Continuing the Journey

I have tons to write, and have in fact been writing virtual blog entries in my head rather continuously. However, I've just been too nauseated to write much! And this will, thus, be a short entry. And probably not too coherent of one.

My big praise is that my insurance approved the Zofran - thank the Lord! I think it took the prayers of my entire church and assorted friends to accomplish that miracle. It is keeping me sane, though it doesn't take all the nausea away (bummer!).

I'm just trying to hold the line and keep going one day at a time. I still do not have HG, praise God, just miserable round-the-clock nausea. Thankfully, the Zofran seems to have taken care of the vomiting, which is a big relief. I'm grateful to have passed the seven-week mark, and I'm trying to stay with the present and be grateful for an easier road. After all, what I am now considering "miserable" was better known as "heavenly" last time - after all, I'm typing at a computer, right? Not huddled on the bathroom floor praying for an early death.

I wish I could speed up the time and get out of the first trimester to a time when I could actually enjoy my pregnancy. I'm really looking forward to that. But I'm also thinking, "Okay, this is the last time I'll ever be at [seven weeks, six weeks, etc.], so enjoy it." But I'm also enjoying the thought of the end of the road, too!

I'll write more coherent thoughts later, but I wanted to check in. Please continue to pray for me - that the nausea would be manageable and that it would pass quickly!

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear your so nauseated... but definitely, Praise the Lord for everyday you do NOT have HG. I just have a question... you had listed a while back a protocol- preHG & during pregnancy. Have you been following this, and if so, for how long?
    I had written several months ago- had HG, m/c at 13 weeks. I've looked up quite a bit on HG protocol.. just always curious if it actually helps anyone. I had started Wild Yam Root, Milk Thistle, & preNatals. I got frustrated when my "window of opportunity" passed and quit taking them for a couple months. Now I notice my cycle is messed up- longer, etc. So that tells me the Wild Yam Root did something at least :) maybe a good sign for me. I was always sick on the pill too (should have taken that as a clue before 1st pregnancy)- so I though helping my hormones level with the Wild Yam would be good.
    At any rate, I was just checking in to see if you found that anything protocol-wise was helping. I'm happy for you and your new house & pregnancy.

    The Lord bless you & yours!

    (I only have blogs set up for my kids... not myself, so here's my email)


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