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!