On Barfing and Bubbles

Last Tuesday it happened, just like everyone said it would.  I woke up and it was as if someone had “flipped a switch” and the worst of the nausea was gone.  I still get waves of nausea, but the worst of it is over.  Hallelujah!  Hallelujah!  Hallelujah!   

Smells are no longer a major trigger, but showers still are, which baffles me.  Showers, before this pregnancy, used to leave me feeling clean and refreshed.  Now, they make me feel even more nauseous, to the point where I actually threw-up in the shower last night.   

Last week, I also felt, I think, wee-beastie kicking.  It felt exactly like someone “blowing bubbles on the inside,” as I have often heard it described.  I can’t be sure, though, because it is not a regular thing.  I am 15w4d, so hopefully wee-beastie will start asserting his/her presence more authoritatively in the next few weeks.

It has been one week since clinical confirmation that all is well with wee-beastie, and I am about at my limit.  I am jonesing for a doppler check or, even better, an ultrasound.  I am trying to hold out until Friday, though, as I have classes to teach and students to advise in the meanwhile.  I really want a home doppler, but I fear that I will either drive myself crazy with it or get nothing else done.           


January 21, 2008. Pregnancy #3.


  1. Farah replied:

    I am glad that you are feeling things and that the nausea switch is off! Good luck to you (and wee beastie)

  2. DD replied:

    Ahhh, the home doppler…Maybe I won’t rue the day I accepted one if I was further along, but right now it makes me nuts when I can’t find the heartbeat.

  3. Artblog replied:

    Good job for having passed that stage, in my experience its worse than childbirth! Heres to enjoying the rest of your pregnancy, until you get to the very end, then we’ll talk 😉


  4. Ashley Bass replied:

    I think a home dopper is always a good idea. I had one, sent it back, now I am ordering it again. :] I feel it is best to have when you get worried. It is better to have that comfort then to stress until your next appointment. I had one from babybeat.com. I also have a 5% off coupon code…INCD. Just in case you decide to try one out!

  5. Liz replied:

    Get the doppler if it would give you peace of mind, I promise you won’t be constantly checking it past the first couple of days.

    I’m so glad the worst of the nausea is gone!!!!

  6. babystep replied:

    OMG 15 weeks! Time is just flying, and I am so happy for you that you don’t feel as sick anymore. Yay!

  7. Sam replied:

    Congrats! The “bubbles” and the lack of nausea are both good things.

  8. Rachel replied:

    Yay! Sounds like somebody needs to take you out to a fancy dinner. 😉

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