Tuesday, April 21, 2009

26 Week Follow-Up

So everything looks good. The doctor doesn't think it was constipation causing the discomfort but she said to stay on the stool softener through the pregnancy as it will help in the long run. Basically the doctor said I am all baby. My uterus is really small so any movement Colton makes I am going to feel and since he moves so much my uterus is getting irritated which is causing the pains. It's not Braxton-Hicks contractions just Colton moving around! So all is good and we go back in 2 weeks (May 5th) for our glucose test.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

This may fall under the "Too Much Information" category

I think you all can tell by now just how much I love my husband. He has been amazing during my pregnancy. He is always helping me (fixing dinner, doing the laundry, putting up with me wanting to redo and redecorate everything, looking up symptoms for me, buying me Cherry Mr. Misty Floats from Dairy Queen ... you name it and he has been there to help.) Well I tease him a lot about how he does not wake up during the night. I can get up a million times, turn the tv on, eat a snack, whatever and he doesn't wake up. The only time he really wakes up is if Dakota jumps off the bed or if he hears her walking around (I guess out of fear of having to clean up poop in the house). So anyways, on Tuesday night I couldn't sleep so I got up and tried all the couches and ended up coming back to bed. The next morning I was telling Chad about it and he didn't even realize I had left. Then last night I got up to go to the bathroom (thank you Dr. Castillo for prescriping a stool softenener) and when I got back, Chad rolled over and grabbed my hand and said "you go poopy?" It's really disturbing to say but that moment meant so much to me! I love you Chadlee!

Craving Play-Doh?!?

So I thought the other day that my craving for cheese dunked in mustard was odd ... well today I was watching the Today Show and they were talking about Play-Doh. I went into the kitchen to cut up an apple and I swear I smelled Play-Doh ... and man I really wanted to eat some! How gross! I think this tops cheese in mustard!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

25 Week Checkup

So I haven't been feeling well the past couple of days and I've been having these "spells" when I feel really bad and then get really freaked out almost like a panic attack. I also feel this discomfort sometimes (kind of like Colton is rolling) and then my chest tightens, my throat closes up, and my face gets real flushed. I was concerned so I called the doctor (cause hey I pay them enough already right?) and they said to come in today for my checkup and to go over what I've been going through. I talked to Dr. Castillo and she thinks that it could be panick attacks or it may just be constipation. Yay! She explained to me about how everything is all scrunched up now because the baby is pushing everything up. She gave me a stool softener and I am supposed to see her in a week to see if this helps at all. I don't think she's right but she did say that if you get hemorrhoids early in your pregnancy then it can really be a difficult situation. It's more common when you are closer to being term or during labor. I told her I'd try this but I still think it's something else. She did notice that while I was there I got real flushed all of a sudden and I told her I was having some cramping pain along with having a "hot flash" and that my hands were really sweating. She wasn't quite sure what was going on. So we'll revisit this next week I guess. Sorry if that was too much information but it's what happened at the visit. As for the standard checkup, everything was good. I'm measuring at 25 cm which is perfect (25 weeks equals 25 centimeters). The heartbeat was strong at 147 bmp but she did say (just like all the other doctors) that he doesn't stay still long enough to get an accurate reading. Colton is always kicking (and kicking strong) so as long as they can tell there is a heartbeat then my mind is at ease. The only bad thing about the visit (other than the discomfort and having to come in early) was that I gained more weight than desired this month (so I'm a little bummed about that) but as long as Colton's healthy then I guess one bad month is okay. I'm going to blame the weight gain on all the good food from Easter! So I'll update you next week on what the doctor says. I'm sure she's trying to rule out the normal stuff but I still feel like it's something other than being stopped up.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

6 Months ~ Check out the pic on the right!

I've been up and down all week ... one minute I'm happy. The next I'm crying uncontrollably. One minute I can't eat a thing, I have heartburn, or I'm "vurping" ... the next I can't seem to eat enough food. It's funny how much your body changes from day to day but it's neat to see the changes
Couple quick notes I wanted to make:
  • Yesterday I told Chad my stomach was really itching so I asked him if he knew what that meant (you know cause he's the what to expect when you are expecting guru). He said "that someone's thinking about you". I stopped what I was doing and just looked at him and smiled. I knew he was wrong but I sure liked his answer better!
  • Bubba (my boss) and Steve (our weld instructor) were in my office and they were asking if Colton was behaving today. I said yeah but that I am ready for this all to be over with. Bubba said that I had atleast 14 more weeks and to just wait until June when it's really hot. Steve said to just wait until I could balance a bowl on my belly and not use a TV tray. Then Bubba looked at Steve and said "what are you talking about? I can do that now." I told them I could always count on them to make me feel better.