Week 10

Today marks the beginning of week 10. It is nice to finally be in the double digits, and a little closer to the end of the first trimester. Since I have to count the rest of this week, there are three weeks to go until I will be in the second trimester. I am still incredibly tired, and feeling pretty crappy. There have been a couple times I have thrown up despite the Zofran, so I really hope the effectiveness isn’t beginning to wear off. That is one reason I am very ready to be out of the first trimester… hoping the yuckiness goes away and I get that supposed burst of energy that comes in the second trimester.

Yesterday I felt terrible all day. Queasy, and no energy at all. Sean really wanted me to go with him to exchange the Orbit stroller we had bought though. Since we traded for a larger car, it meant we didn’t have to be stuck with the Orbit anymore. I am so glad to be rid of it, I did not want to get those looks from people that know what the damned thing costs, nor did I really want to push around such a strange looking stroller. And it was really too damned expensive. For all the money we had already spent on it, we still needed to spend more for extra car seat bases ($225 each!) and a bassinet ($299!) for it. I really didn’t like it.

So despite feeling like poop, I sucked it up and went to Cary with him to exchange the Orbit for a less expensive and more normal-looking stroller and car seat combo. I spent the whole time just feeling weak and queasy. I was glad we already knew which stroller we were trading to, but I couldn’t bring myself to really care much about the car seat. I didn’t even feel like picking the things up off the (tallish) shelf to play with them. I made Sean pull them down. I just chose the one that was easiest for me to carry and then told Sean it was my vote but I really didn’t care which one he chose. I just wanted to go home.

We got lucky with the stroller purchase. They only had the display model in stock. Since it was recently built and looked fine we decided to get that instead of ordering one, and it saved us 10%. And we also had a 20% off coupon for the car seat. It is still really too early to be buying this stuff, but the original stroller system purchase was because Sean felt guilty about the girl standing outside in the cold to see what fit in the Mini… and since we were returning it we figured we might as well get a new one. It will just sit in the guest room/future nursery for the next 7 months.

On the way home I got sick, but it was on an empty stomach. Getting sick on an empty stomach sucks, and afterwards I hurt a lot. Guess I strained something, but it is better now. That was really my problem at the store I think, I was lacking food. I guess I am still not accustomed to this having to eat frequently thing. Today I have been keeping food in my stomach and haven’t gotten sick at all, but I still feel pretty queasy. It is still a struggle to eat though, because I don’t have much of an appetite. I just force myself to eat food because I know I should.