Thursday, September 27, 2007

Where did it all go?

So our morning started out with a little bit of a scare. S has had a few pretty good days as far as symptoms go. Yesterday, we passed the 8-week mark. Today starts week 9 (don't quote me on this because I can't seem to wrap my head around what week we are in or what week we are).

S woke up this morning realizing that for the first time in a week she hasn't had to get up in the middle of the night to eat to keep nausea at bay. Alarmed by the sudden decrease in symptoms she started to analyze all remaining and previous symptoms. Here is the low-down:

Breasts:
Then - Painfully sensitive
Now - Slightly tender

Nausea:
Then - Constant
Now - Only every 60-90 min with dramatic decrease in intensity>

Fatigue:
Then - Like hitting a brick wall
Now - A little tired

Appetite:
Then - Nothing sounds good
Now - Can stomach just about everything (aside from what I am eating)

This sent S into a bit of a panic (especially after Dr. Google said a decrease in morning symptoms could be a sign of miscarriage), which in turn sent me into a little tizzy. I called the NPs office, as we don't really have an OB or Midwife (the MBC is closed till 1 pm on Thursdays). The triage nurse's response to me giving the list of changes was priceless.

Nurse: "That is great!”
Me: "Um, I said she HAD morning sickness and symptoms and now they are disappearing."
Nurse: "Yeah, that is good. Her body is getting used to being pregnant."
Me: " but we are only 8 weeks."
Nurse: "Yeah, some people see improvement during weeks 8 and 10. She will have some more bad days though."
Me: "So we should stop freaking out?"
Nurse: "Yes, we only worry if she has cramping and/or bleeding."
Me: "Phew, I'll call her now and tell her."

I call S and tell her the above story. She cries out of relief.

So there you have it, our first major panic about the pregnancy.

What this has done though is convince us to keep our original appointment with the OB for Oct. 5. Since the MBC seems to be closed and/or not able to make our first appointment we would like to see our other option. Not that this means we will not stay with the MBC (we assume they become more accessible after the first appointment considering they will likely give us a contact number for after hour concerns). So there you have it, we may go back to medical. The good thing is we may be able to see the NP and office staff while we are at the OB's office (same office really). We haven't seen them since we got pregnant. We may even be able to see the tot on Oct. 5 (see we aren't anti-ultrasound).

10 comments:

*G* said...

Glad S is feeling better!

Seeing the tot next week would be exciting! The only reason we got to have an ultrasound at 8 weeks was because our RE needed viable pregnancy "proof" before he transferred us to our regular OB.

eek said...

So sorry to hear you've had a tough day, but glad to hear the the phone conversation provided happy info and helped you both! We're thinking of you and sending peaceful and heartfelt thoughts your way!

K J and the kids said...

That's tough.
I did that with my twins. I called in a panic and was crying. I was certain I would miscarry again.
By the time the nurses GOT in to the office...and called me back...my boobs started hurting, my stomach was getting sick...all of it came back :)

I hope she feels like shit real real soon :)

e. said...

i started feeling a lot better at 8 weeks. i still had my bad days and anytime i took a nap i'd wake up sick...which sucked because i was still soooooo tired.

but i too was scared when the symptoms went away. glad you have a great nurse!

Alissa said...

I'm so glad everything is ok! Sending good thoughts your way.

Kim said...

Scarey!

Glad all is ok!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you had a resource that was confirming and calming. Good luck to you and the tiny tot...blessings to the three of you. Dad

MaMaMia said...

Hang in there. You can almost make yourself crazy worrying about symptoms! Sounds like things are going to be ok :)

Holly said...

I think we spent the entire pregnancy questioning every symptom and lack of symptoms as well. It's so scary that you have no control over anything!
It's glad everything is well!

sandra said...

Oh, dear -- it's almost the opposite of hypochondria...but not really (as in, worrying when you feel well). Glad it's all okay!