A quick hello and update...
I saw Deb today for my 28 week appointment. We went over my test results and all looked great. Last week my bp, when I was supine, had been around 85/55 - or something like that - which I'm sure was not helping with the dizziness. While I've been feeling pretty fatigued again, and quite lightheaded, even with rest, I have been feeling better for the break from work. Today my sitting BP was 110/70 - perfectly normal.
And yet I still have been feeling those symptoms.... with no sign of anemia, or anything else, for that matter, we talked about what could be contributing to the extreme fatigue. Whilst I have a bit of a lupus rash on my face, I don't think what I'm experiencing are lupus related things, and since no underlying factors showed up in the blood work then we talked about how my diet might be contributing to these symptoms.
I didn't gain any weight this past two weeks (just 12 pounds to date), even though the poppet was measuring perfectly. But the sickness, nausea, and food aversions have been terrible, and I've even been taking zofran twice a day - instead of the once that I was getting by on. How can I be 7 months pregnant and still suffering with this dreaded sickness? This past couple of weeks have been especially bad, though. I am often hungry but have zero appetite, and it's not just a lack of appetite, I feel like heaving when I think about what I should eat. Foods that are fine one minute are undoable the next... and I feel as though I am fast running out of options. I will be honest and say this is pretty miserable.
I find it easier to eat food that's prepared by others - and since Rich is a terrible cook I only ever eat food prepared by others when we're out. I have even been going through restaurants, too!! I was regularly at Panera the first few weeks of pregnancy but developed a strong aversion to soup. After a few months i managed to go back and was eating their salad... until I was extremely sick after I ate it in Florida. So, Panera is out. I was also regularly eating at Whole Foods... and, alas, that's out, too. I am a little worried that I won't find anything soon.
Recent new aversions: oats, oatbran, etc., most cereals, veggie slices, some salad, some protein powders, veggie burgers (that was new of last night), potatoes, most grains...
Jeepers, there are very few things that I can even consider.
Things that I can still eat with little trouble:
oranges, apples, melon, usually toast (helps to eat it in a restaurant!), some brands of soy milk, tomato sandwiches, chocolate covered raisins, bananas, one type of Luna bar, grapes, sometimes soy yogurt with raspberries, blueberries...
Please please please let these aversions magically disappear when the poppet arrives. I used to salivate over my favourite red pepper hummus and pita and now the idea of them is nauseating.
Still... despite all this, everything is great with the boy (though did I mention that I STILL refer to the poppet as a girl!!?). Deb, thankfully, thought it would be okay to skip the glucose test for now given that my blood levels last week showed my level to be around 72.... I don't think I'd have stood a chance of keeping orange gunk down!
I would love it if anyone has any ideas about things to eat... and if someone wants to cook for me, well, that would be lovely too :)