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.