I think I need to write something even if I have nothing real to report, its a compulsion. Anyway, I'm hanging in there, just have to have faith and patiently wait till November 10th, when my first u/s will be. I'll be 6w5d at that point.
As for now,I have heartburn and heartburn-induced (if such a thing is possible) nausea. I was taking Tums (had to look hard to find the white ones) then I realized they have crazy stuff like mineral oil and talc in there- why the #$#%# does the industry feel compelled to put crap in everything it makes? Now, if things get worse, I'll have to find some source of heartburn relief and I have feeling I'll find something objectionable in everything I look.
There is also the bizarre sleeping habits- my usual bedtime is about 1 am (I kid you not), and my slap-the-snooze-button ritual starts at 7.45 am and goes on for about half an hour. Now I'm in bed by 10 pm and wide awake by 7 am, its utterly shocking.
I pray for cramps, which I take as a sign of the uterus stretching and accommodating itself for the little one, but I have not had much of that lately. Again, this is where the faith bit kicks in.
As far the doctor front goes, I now have a reproductive endocrinologist, a perinatologist and a regular endocrinologist ...a bit exhausting to think about. Have my first consult with the endo today, and we'll be talking about whether I am skating on the edge of thyrotoxicity or not.
Update about thyroid : I met a very junior endocrinologist (= easier to bully, and I'm definitely the bullying kind of patient, the kind that tries to make their doctor order all sorts of tests they think they need). She (and the older un bully-able doctor she bought in later) pronounced my super-low TSH (0.4) and total T4 (10.5) absolutely perfect for pregnancy. I'll be retested on a regular basis but right now they think everything is dandy.
On another note- scientists really do make the most exasperating patients.. I know somebody else who has this rare and undiagnosable condition resulting in a pretty scary potassium deficiency, he actually sequences his own genome and makes powerpoint presentations to take in to his poor doctors. Compared to that, I'm probably not so bad.
Congrats again to the newly pregnant S and HopefulCC, and I'm keeping Mo in my thoughts- looks like things are going well!