Tuesday, December 23, 2008
We had our first ultrasound and checkup yesterday and all is good. We are measuring exactly where we should be and the heartbeat was good! They confirmed our due date of July 28th. They found a cyst on my left ovary but said that is normal. I guess sometimes the ovary that ovulates develops a cyst afterwards and that it actually helps early in the pregnancy to cut down your miscarriage chances. Dr. Gomez said that it was larger than he would prefer but that he didn't think it was something to worry about. It was just so exciting to see confirmation that I really am pregnant. And it just steals your breath away when you hear the heartbeat. Chad was just so excited ... asking questions and everything. The baby was upside down but we saw the buds for both legs and arms and at one point we saw the baby move and wave to us. The lab tech showed us the bloodflow and that was all good and we could see the heart beating in one of the shots. We had a really good view of the yolk sac and the cord. Afterwards I asked Chad what he initially thought when he saw the cord and he replied "that's my boy!" But the lab tech pointed out the cord and Chad got a little deflated. We'll have to wait until about week 20 for him to know that for sure! I go back in 4 weeks on January 19th for my next checkup. I'll keep you posted! As far as how I'm feeling ... it comes and goes. I'm on promethazine to help with the sickness and it has been a real life saver. I'm trying to take it only when I feel bad and Dr. Gomez said that weeks 7 through 9 are the worst and that by week 14 it should all pass. So we'll see.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
So the morning sickness has kicked in ... ugh! I'm still trying to get a schedule figured out to help ease the nausea. I found that when I get to feeling hungry that's when I feel the worst. I'm working on eating small meals throughout the day and that does help some. Chad bought me Preggie Pop Drops and they seem to help a little too. The worst part for me is just feeling like I constantly have a brick sitting in my stomach. I feel really bloated and have to leave my pants unbuttoned now. It hurts my stomach more when my waistband is pushing on my belly. I don't really have any cravings yet but food doesn't sound good at all to me either! I've always been sensitive to smells but I have noticed that smells are bothering me more now too. I really just want to curl up and sleep ... that's about it. Chad has been absolutely wonderful! He always gets me something when I ask and he asks me questions all the time about how I am feeling. Not just if I am okay or not but actually "how" I feel. He's great and I feel so bad for him cause I know I am a pain when I am sick!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Well here's a little update. I go from feeling yucky to feeling just fine and I've had a headache for the past 3 days now. I'm trying to tough it out because I don't know what I can and can't take for my headache. Someone told me Tylenol but of course I don't own Tylenol. I've been going to bed pretty early but I've also been getting up really early. So I'm feeling kind of worn down but it's hard to tell what's pregnancy related and what's just a result from the crappy weather we've been having lately! We made our first trip to Babies R Us to see how much things were going to cost so we could start budgeting. It was a little overwhelming but it was fun to feel all the soft blankets and see all the cribs and stuff. When we got back home we cleared out everything in the room we will convert into the nursery. I know most people wait a while before they do their nursery but I think we're concerned about how our animals will take it. For example, our dog Dakota is such a good dog. She's only had 3 accidents in the house (the first when she was a puppy and the other 2 when she was sick) but as we are moving out the bed from the front room to the back room, she just walks right in front of us and squats to pee! I couldn't believe it! So I think we are both hoping that if we slowly work on the nursery and get it set up early in the pregnancy then it won't be too much of a shock to them. We'll see.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Chad and I took another pregnancy test last night just in case. It was still positive! When I called the doctor they said I could come in for confirmation or I could just schedule my 8-week checkup. I went ahead and scheduled that for Monday, December 22nd at 10:30. They will do a 8-week ultrasound and some other tests then I'll meet with Dr. Gomez at 11:00. Their office is at Clarian West which is only a 15 minute drive from our house! We're not sure what to expect for this first appointment (since this is our first child and all) but I'm pretty anxious. We called all the grandparents last night to give them the good news and gave the parents the go ahead to spread the word as well. So far I feel pretty good. No sickness really. I get kind of yucky feeling when I eat but it passes and the cramping I've had since Monday has stopped today. No cravings or anything like that ... well that's not entirely true. I have been wanting to eat a lot more cottage cheese than I normally would. Other than that we are just really excited! Thank you everyone for the kind words and for all the prayers. We really appreciate it! A few priceless Chad moments:
- I went to grab a Reese's Peanut Butter cup and Chad said "Just because your pregnant doesn't mean you get to eat chocolate all the time." Right after that he followed up with some comment about how it wouldn't hurt for me to do some excercising as well.
- Chad: "When are you going to start rubbing lotion on your belly to help with stretch marks?" Ok - I'm 4 weeks ... I think I have a little time.
- Chad has been calling the baby "Brownie"
- Yesterday he kissed me, then my belly good-bye before he went to work