Instead, I was down to a half a pound below my pre-IVF weight. And that's right after eating, so I'm probably at least a half pound lighter than that.
I checked again today, after breakfast, and I was still down.
Ordinarily, I would be happy... but instead I'm concerned. I don't feel especially smaller. My thighs might be slightly less "fluffy" than right after my week of camping/no exercise, but not significantly. I'm not sick. I'm not having food aversions. I guess my portions are slightly smaller than pre-pregnancy but I've added in a mid-morning snack.
So naturally, my response is to freak out and assume that "something bad" has happened.
It's especially weird because my stomach looked much bigger, suddenly, two days ago. And now it's a bit smaller again.
I finally called my anxious and nearly cried when explaining my fears. She was very reassuring, said this is common, and offered to send me for an extra ultrasound. I gratefully accepted. My nuchal scan is only eight days away.... but eight whole days is a very long time to wait when you're an anxious gal like me.
So I have an appointment tomorrow.
I had some issues with weight gain in my first pregnancy. I think I gained only about three pounds in the first 20 weeks, and then didn't gain again until almost 30 weeks? The baby was growing fine but I got sent for an extra ultrasound just in case. At that point I could feel her kick and my belly was growing steadily so I wasn't particularly worried. But early pregnancy is harder, when you don't have many clues as to what is going on inside. I can't complain about not having nausea but there is some reassurance to having it.
My sister pointed out that even medical scales (which I used both at work and at the RE's office) can vary. I'm not sure that's true -- I calibrated the one at my office and I hope the one at the RE's office was calibrated -- but it's certainly possible, and that's reassuring.
|I think I do look smaller here. This is early in the day, versus at night for the others.|