Eight weeks. Wow!
How I'm feeling:
-Brief, quick, random moments of mild nausea (barely any, really)
-Still peeing A LOT
-Face breaking out like I'm a teenager
-Starting to get a bit constipated
-The sore breasts have really gone down over the past week
-Tingling sensation in my cervix
-Backache, muscle spasms
-A bit moody
-Bloating after meals
-Thrilled, with moments of worry interspersed
My latest worry came from an "incident" that happened last night. Let's call it the "Grocery Bag Incident". I went down to the grocery store a couple of blocks away last night to pick up something for dinner. While I was there, I found a bunch of other things I wanted, and threw them into the buggy, not thinking about the fact that I'd have to carry all this stuff home.
When I went and checked out, I panicked as the cashier loaded up all the bags. I panicked again when I realized I forgot my cell phone and couldn't call D to come down and help me carry them. Stupidly, very stupidly, I struggled with ALL the bags by myself and took them back to our condo. I am a terrible guesser of weight, but I am thinking the bags weighed a total of 25 pounds or so - divided between both arms. They really felt too heavy for what I should be safely lifting.
When I got home, D immediately scolded me for not being more careful. As if I didn't feel guilty enough. He yelled and yelled about how irresponsible I was being and how I have to think about the baby, etc. I got mad right back at him because I already felt bad enough, I was already beating myself up about it, I certainly didn't need his help to feel terrible. The whole thing escalated into a big stupid fight and consequently, I had horrible dreams all last night.
This morning, when I woke up, I immediately got the urge to get a fetal doppler. Now, understandably, this could be a dangerous little toy for a freaker-outer like me. I can easily envision myself abusing a fetal doppler - and worrying about silly stuff like "the heartbeat is 2 beats slower today than yesterday", etc. D and I are currently in tense negotiations about whether we should get one or not. He doesn't think so. But I want one. I think it would be grand to have reassurance at the touch of a button.
WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?? SHOULD WE GET A FETAL DOPPLER OR NO? OPINIONS APPRECIATED!!