Things have been going pretty well in the last week. I’m experiencing a new symptom, and I can’t quite figure out what it is.
Yesterday at work I thought I was feeling short of breath. Then I noticed it was more of a strange sensation in my esophagus, and that it seems to happen right after I eat. So now I’m wondering if it’s the beginning of pregnancy indigestion. Which I’m hoping is not the case. My best friend couldn’t eat anything in her 2nd and 3rd trimesters without getting raging heartburn, and I was never envious. So I’m kinda hoping it’s me being out of breath. I know that something with increased blood volume and less red blood cells = less oxygen = out of breath? I think. My science might be off but I’m pretty sure I’ve read something along those lines.
In the last week or so I’ve realized that while I can still squeeze into my black work pants for awhile longer, my jeans are useless. And since I want to maybe leave the house this weekend, I needed to take action. Driving home from work I always see a “Destination Maternity” store, so today I figured, fuck it, it’s time!!! I tried on a really expensive pair of dark skinny jeans, a really cheap pair, and some yoga pants. I bought the cheap jeans, the yoga pants, and 5 pairs of undies. Oh my G** I’m in love with these jeans. I afraid I might be done with regular jeans forever. At 10 weeks is it normal to need maternity pants? I don’t have a pronounced bump, but I have gained about 6 lbs (ugh) from all my snacking. It also doesn’t help that my jeans barely fit when I wasn’t pregnant. I wonder what’s the average time for people to make the switch?
Last but not least, it just wouldn’t be a really fun week in my pregnancy without a little red spotting to get my heart and mind racing. I had a tiny bit today, the first blood of any kind since my big scare at 7 weeks. It happened while I was in the bathroom at work, and when I went to wipe, I saw some red on the toilet paper, all mixed in with my Endometrin (YES I’m still on that shit). After 1-2 wipes, it was really just pink tinged medicine, and then nothing. Right now I have slightly beige tinged medicine leakage/discharge, which I’m not too worried about.
But of course, I called the doctor. He called me back about 2 hours later and our conversation was as follows:
“De____. It’s Dr. W_____. I’m not worried about the spotting, but I’m going to order an ultrasound just to check on things. OK? Someone will call you to schedule.” Click.
Mmmk! I’m fine with that. I love me some ultrasounds. Of course I always get a little nervous, but I’m hopeful that everything is just fine in there. I’m going in tomorrow at 8 AM. I reeeeally hope the bleed is smaller, and that it’s starting to look like a human baby this week!