6 weeks: symptom spotting

As far as I know, I’m still pregnant. I haven’t tested in more than a week, continue to take my meds, and hope for the best. I was able to arrange a scan at the local hospital, saving us a whole day of travel, but it’s still just over a week away (Friday the 13th–eek!). At the moment, my most pronounced symptom is fatigue, followed, somewhat inconsistently, by frequent trips to the bathroom. Needing to pee in the middle of the night was my very first symptom with my first pregnancy, even before a positive test. That has not been the case this time. I also haven’t had a trace of nausea, which is consistent with my previous pregnancy. I was spoiled last time with weekly scans from six to ten weeks, which I definitely won’t get this time, so I have to find some other way to ease my anxiety about the goings-on inside my uterus. It helps that I have a busy girl to keep up with, so I have less down time to obsess.

Side note: These progesterone pessaries are wreaking havoc on our sex life (which hasn’t been great since Missy was born, anyway). It’s not just the…ahem, goo, but everything in my nether regions is just a bit off. Poor Hubby claims I’m glowing and beautiful, and I just keep him at arm’s length and tell him to keep his hands to himself. If all goes well next Friday, he may be looking at a long six weeks until I can stop these things.

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4 thoughts on “6 weeks: symptom spotting

  1. Yay for a local ultrasound, that’s great! Boo for pessaries, they are seriously irritating. I honestly preferred the shots, but Pea HATED giving them to me, so when I was allowed to switch to the pessaries, we switched. Ugh.
    Though, they do increase your chance of developing a yeast infection, what with all the foreign bodies poked up in there. So if things seem off in a … itchy? or yeasty? way, consider it might not just be the progesterone.

    • Thanks, Cristy! I won’t know exactly how well things are going until next week, but so far nothing particularly bad has happened, so I’m calling that a win.

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