Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Another Week

I am managing to get a better handle on the fear and worry, although it won't go away completely. Today I am 8 weeks! Only 2 weeks ago I had an ultrasound, but it seems like it was months ago. Two weeks from today I get another one. It seems like it's an eternity away.

Heartburn has made an appearance in the last few days, mostly at night. I have always had an iron stomach, so this is new to me. I can take the discomfort, but not being able to sleep is what's really getting to me. I've done all of the usual things, like sleeping propped up, avoiding acidic/spicy foods, but it still comes around. Tums don't even touch it. Any remedies you may have are very welcome!

In the meantime, I am finished with the summer semester this week and I am so glad. The class, which I thought would be interesting, has really turned out to me a pain in the ass. I took it online to give me some more flexibility and to avoid driving on campus twice a week, but it is frustrating. I really resent paying grad school tuition for something that amounts to busy work. The end of the week can't come soon enough.

Congrats to Shelby! That is really great news. Life is going to get very exciting for you. :)


Chris said...

A combination of Tums (must be the
Smooth Disolve variety) and McDonald's milkshakes have been my saving grace. I'm sure other milkshakes will work fine but I've only experimented with McD's :-)

The heartburn hits me harder when I go too long between eating so I've also stocked up on Whole Grain Saltines. They're manna from Heaven.

Hope you're feeling better soon and the next 2 weeks FLY!

Caro said...

One of my friends drank bottles and bottles of gaviscon. You can buy it over the counter in the UK but her doctor gave it to her on prescription (pregnant women get free prescriptions or at least they used to). Don't know if it's available in the US but I'm sure it will come up on a google search.

ultimatejourney said...

Wow, 8 weeks already! Are you finding that time is going by really slowly too? I feel like the baby's arrival is still a lifetime away.

Sorry I don't have any recommendations on the heartburn, but I'm happy to hear that things are moving along and you're a little less scared and worried.

Courtney said...

Congratulations on gracefully making your way to the 8 week mark! I can't wait to hear about (and see!) your next ultrasound pictures.

hopeful to hateful in 28 days said...

I don't have my next ultrasound until next Thursday and I am so worried that because I haven't had one in 3 weeks that something will suddenly be wrong. What are we going to do after 11-12 weeks when they won't do another u/s until 20-something weeks?!?!?

It's too bad we don't live closer to each other. I would totally go in on an u/s machine with you :)

butterflyanla said...

Congratulations on hitting the 8 week mark. Glad that you are less scared. Hope the heart burn goes away. My grandmother would say that all that heart burn means your baby will have hair :)