Originally Posted by camprunner
I had my first appointment with my midwife today. I'm 9 weeks 2 days by LMP but I'm not real confident in those calculations. Anyway, they were not able to detect a heartbeat yet
but did make an appointment for three weeks from now. I have a tilted uterus or so I was told at my last pap and that could possibly be why we aren't hearing it so early. The midwives didn't seem concerned so I'm going to try not to worry too....this is the longest twelve weeks I've ever had I think.
They did say they believe my stomach acid is actually low instead of high (body over compensating) and that I need to eat more fermented and pickled stuff so I'll try that. I did have some chili today with no ill effects.
Ive been eating alot of Bubbies Sauerkraut the last few days. I highly recommend trying it if you havent. It's naturally fermented, no preservatives. Hope the diet changes help and you feel better. If you get a chance at listening via doppler again, for about 10 minutes before, lay on your back with your butt up on a few pillows. It will bring your uterus forward and up and you might have better luck with the doppler.
Im glad you are feeling better. I need to start walking again, but Ive just spent the last few days of feeling better trying to catch up on my housework and do some cooking. I have no energy for exercise. I gained 4 lbs super quick in the beginning when I was eating constantly to appease the nausea gods. I started weighing daily again at that point. I just dont want to gain alot in the first tri, Im technically overweight to begin with.I
made the BEST dinner tonite. It actually hit the spot. I hate it lately when I cook and am finally done and it just doesnt hit the spot at all. Im so happy. DD, who is a pain in the butt picky eater ate a whole bowl and my husband said it was the best thing he had eaten in a month. HAH. Our bar is really low right now. We have ate out ALOT recently. I really hate eating out because it's always crap food and they cook it so unhealthfully even when we try to get healthy options. I did a lowfat cheddar sauce, egg noodles, peas and chicken/quorn all mixed together, because a casserole was all I could think about after the dorito talk
I even got to sneak some nutritional yeast in the cheddar sauce for extra vitamins and some pureed steamed squash. It came together quick and we have dinner for tomorrow too. Score. I feel like this whole morning sickness/ first trimester thing is really on the downswing.