I had a little scare this week--some light spotting Thursday night that resulted in an early, unscheduled ultrasound on Friday morning. The doctor said everything looked ok and confirmed the presence of a heartbeat. Such relief. I have a regular checkup and scheduled ultrasound this coming Friday and was assured that at this stage, the embryo grows so quickly that even one week will make a difference in terms of what we can see on the screen. This experience only confirmed it's best not to share too much until the first trimester is complete!
Really fatigued and only the last few days, rather queasy. I don't feel like eating much and when I do have an appetite, I can hardly stand the idea of vegetables. I'm too tired to prep them and the thought of eating them...well, makes me not want to eat at all. I'd been feeling a lot of guilt about this. I wanted to be "perfect" from day 1 in my pregnancy, of course, and drink tons of water and eat tons of vegetables and fruits and have this balanced exercise regimen...and my all-or-nothing thinking is creating misery yet again. I'm ready to chuck it to the curb and be realistic: eating a serving of fresh vegetables most days--perhaps in a salad, or a veggie frittata, or whatever--is better than nothing. It's fine. Fruit is easier to get down right now and do I really have to hate myself for not eating vegetables at every meal?
I've been taking walks and when this fatigue lets up a bit, I will slowly expand into other activities. I really wasn't anticipating this level of fatigue! Also, for some illogical reason, I didn't expect sore breasts or cramping to be an issue for me because they never have been before with my menstrual cycle. And now I'm uncomfortable due to both, every day. Not to sound too whiny; I'm actually happy! But looking forward to things getting a bit easier in the second trimester, like everyone promises they will.