Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sixteen Weeks

Fetus at sixteen weeks

Baby Labrador is now between 4 and 5 inches long, and he or she weighs anywhere from 3 to 5 ounces. This precious cargo continues to make me sick. I'm still dealing with nausea and these painful headaches. I've spent the last few days at my parents' with Buffy. They are taking good care of both of us. I'm hopeful that I'll have my referral to the neurologist by Monday, and that I can get an appointment this coming week. I suspect my problem might be occipital neuralgia, and I think it was brought on by all the vomiting. Of course, my medical degree is from Google, so I may be wrong.

I can tell you that it's really hard to be disabled, even to a slight degree, after being healthy for most of my life. On Thanksgiving, I did go to my sister's, but after eating I crawled into her bed and slept for about four hours. I was miserable. Tonight, I should be at a wedding with Michael's side of the family, but I'm just not well enough to leave the house. I miss having the freedom to do the things I enjoy doing.


  1. 16 wks! Where has the time gone?!

    I do hope the neurologist has more answers than questions and that there will be a treatment that brings you some measure of relief.

    I can tell you, from my 5 mos + 1 wk of complete flat-on-my-back bed rest, that pregnancy is finite and eventually baby Labrador will join you outside the womb and hopefully your body will return to its familiar, healthy state soon thereafter.

  2. I hope you don't have hyperemesis gravida, which will mean you'll be like this until you deliver. A friend of mine did this four times!!! But each baby was worth it, she said, afterward, but she truly suffered the entire pregnancy. I hope you are able to get some relief! I'm super glad you don't have to worry about work right now.

  3. Hoping that you get your referral soon!

  4. AMAZING, amazing, amazing u/s photos!!

    Praying for some relief and that you'll feel better soon so you can enjoy this pregnancy!


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