So I'm going to try and do a baby update each week...we'll see how that goes. I don't have any belly pictures yet b/c there's not much of a belly yet. It's hard to tell what's baby belly and what's just bloating from all the havoc baby wreaks on my digestion. Everyone's been asking me how I've felt so here's the basics:
Weeks 6 and 7 were pretty queasy. No actual throwing up (so it could have been much worse), but fairly queasy all the time. Usually if I kept something in my stomach I was okay, but that didn't always work. Oh, and I was tired ALL THE TIME. I couldn't seem to get enough sleep. The Friday of Week 7 I fell asleep at my desk for 20 minutes (oops!)...thankfully, there were only 2 other people in the office and I don't think they noticed! If they did, they were nice enough to let me sleep. :)
The greatest story so far though has been from that same Friday. We had a meeting at work from 11-12. I normally eat before noon, so right before the meeting I ate a Fiber One bar to hold me over until lunch. It wasn't enough. I was so hungry by 11:30 that by the time the meeting was over my only thought was getting food in my stomach. So off I went to McDonald's (haven't eaten there in almost a year probably) and ordered myself some chicken nuggets. 12 to be exact. I ate them all. And was still hungry. So then I ate a McChicken Sandwich (which is basically just chicken and lettuce). And then I ate 3 Tums. And then my tummy hurt for the rest of the night...no more McDonald's.
Week 8 though hasn't been as rough on the tummy. I can survive on juice until I can make myself breakfast. Unless Michael is home - he makes way better breakfast than me. My favorite is a whole wheat english muffin sandwich with an egg and cheddar cheese. I have still been having a lot of headaches but I think they might be sinus related...it's that time of year.
Today is the start of week 9...we'll see if Baby Payne has anything different in store for us this week!