Hi ladies! I guess I will sneak cautiously back in here. Still not sure if I should be getting excited about this pregnancy or running for cover, but here goes. I'm 7 weeks along now. I've had four HCG draws and two good u/s, and so far things look good. The u/s this week showed an on-track little peanut with a good heartrate. So we know it is not an ectopic pregnancy, which is a big relief.
I still have 4.5 weeks to go before we cross my second loss milestone, but I'm trying to take it one day at a time. I have to wait three weeks at this point until my next OB appointment, so I'm focusing on getting to that landmark now.
SSBride--I'm also a big eater in the first tri. I don't have big morning sickness, but I get slightly queasy if my stomach is empty. I focus on doing small meals and lots of healthy snacks. So instead of bringing one big thing to eat for lunch at work, I'll bring several smaller things that I can space out through the day: 1 or 2 pieces of fruit, a yogurt cup, a soup cup, a salty snack. I still gained 3 stubborn pounds during my first trip through the first trimester... I know you're not supposed to gain weight that early, but it's hard not to eat due to the queasiness. Not like I was filling up on junk either. (I also started at a reasonable-for-my-body BMI of 21).
My skin is nothing wonderful, but actually behaves better during pregnancy than while TTC (the hormonal wildness of my pg losses really screwed up my complexion also). I find hormonal treatments most effective for clearing my skin, and obviously can't go on BCPs now, so my dermatologist told me to "come back and see her after I had my baby". Which as it turns out, is a bit of a long road. She offered to prescribe some topical treatments, but she didn't think they would really do much, so I haven't bothered even filling the scripts. I figure why take extra meds, if the doc prescribing them doesn't even think they will be effective.
medfordcc--I'm thinking of you as you go through this waiting period. Hope you are doing okay.