Friday, April 29, 2011

13 Weeks & NT Scan Results! (04/29/11)

Yay! As of today I'm 13 weeks. That means 3 more days until I'm officially out of the first trimester!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: + 4 lbs. I thought I'd be losing considering all the throwing up I've been doing. I'm doing something right.
Maternity Clothes: I've purchased 1 pair of shorts, 1 pair of jeans and 2 pairs of capris so far. I can still manage to squeeze into my pants with out buttoning them and wearing my BeBand. However, I'll more than likely be moving into maternity pants pretty darn soon.
Stretch Marks: None yet. Hopefully it'll stay that way.
Sleep: I toss and turn at night struggling to get comfortable. I also wake up at 4 every morning to pee. Other than that I'd say I sleep ok.
Best Moment This Week: Getting my great NT Scan results and listening to the heart beat!
Movement: None yet. I can't wait to feel those first flutters.
Food Cravings: None really. Still trying to get passed that M/S stage. I'm sure once that is over with the cravings will come.
Gender: Still unknown. At my NT Scan the U/S tech guessed girl. We shall see!
Labor Signs: None.
Belly button in or out: In.
Wedding ring on/off: Off. I woke up so swollen this morning that I took it off in fear of it getting stuck on my finger.
Milestones: Another week down and another successful heartbeat.
What I miss: Being able to eat with out gagging.
What I am looking forward to: The anatomy scan!
Next appointment: My next OBGYN check-up appointment is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25th. I still need to schedule our anatomy scan appointment.

I got a phone call from my OBGYN's office yesterday afternoon on NT Scan results. They all came back negative...the U/S and the blood test! Woohoo! My OBGYN told me that the chances of my having a baby with an abnormality is 1 in 10,000. Wow! I couldn't be happier with my results. Now I'm just waiting on my austism carrier results. I have my fingers crossed that those come back negative as well. Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Never Ending Growing Boobs (04/28/11)

I went bra shopping last weekend because my 34B bras just weren't cutting it anymore. They were spilling out over the sides of my bra and my nipples kept popping out. I bought 2 36D bras and they're already getting tight and spilling out. I'm glad I only bought 2 because it looks like I'll be moving on up to DD's very soon. At this rate I'll have HUGE boobs by the end of my pregnancy... oh such a wonderful thing to look forward to. *rolls eyes*

As far as symptoms I'm just feeling nauseous, tired as heck, nauseous, sore nipples and did I meantion nauseous? I'm so over the throwing up daily thing. I was so mean to DH last night and I felt really bad. He was just trying to take care of me and make me feel better but it did nothing but make me snap at him. God bless his soul.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

NT Scan (04/27/11)

So on April 22nd I had my NT Scan, which is a non-invasive 2-part (U/S and bloodwork) test to see if your baby has down syndrom or any other abnormalities. I met DH there because we both worked half days that day since I had to go get blood work after the NT Scan. I was really nervous about the test so I was a nervous wreck in that waiting room waiting for my name to be called. I was mostly afraid of the baby not having a heart beat. They called my name and my heart sunk. She told me to lay on the table and pull my pants down slightly so she can perform the U/S. I did a quick scan of the room while I pulled my pants down slightly. I saw a monitor hanging on the wall, cabinets everywhere, the large U/S machine, several chairs for family members, etc. She squirt that jelly on my belly and got started as I stared at that monitor. I saw the heart beat flickering right away! She let me hear the heart beat while the baby was doing back flips in my belly. I glanced over at DH and the look on his face was totally priceless as he watched our LO on that monitor with pride and joy. She got measurements of the neck and said everything looked good. She was trying to get more specific measurements but of course my little touble maker wasn't cooperating. The U/S tech had me fake coughing and switching to my sides and still nothing. At one point it looked like the baby was saluting to Daddy. He was in uniform because he's in the US Air Force. We both had a giggle when we saw that.

She asked me if I'd like to know the sex of the baby and said "YES!" She said if she had to guess it was be a girl. A girl?! I was 99.9% positive it's a boy. I guess we'll find out for sure on June 20th! Weather it's a girl or a boy I'm happy with either as long as it's healthy.

We were then asked to go to the blood work lab in that office to get my blood work part of the test done. They do one of those finger prick tests and squeeze blood out onto some paper. My finger is still tender and it's been 5 days. I know, I'm such a wuss. How on earth am I going to be able to handle labor?

We then were sent off to an office by my house to get more blood work done. My brother has autism so my genetic counselor wanted me to get tested to see if I was a carrier for autism, especially since carriers are mostly in females from what I was informed.

I have a check-up appointment with my OBGYN tomorrow so hopefully we'll hear results from both tests if everything came back normal. I'm a bit nervous and on edge but like I've said in previous posts God wouldn't throw anything at me that I couldn't handle.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Cramping & Pains (04/20/11)

First and foremost happy birthday, Mom! I know you look at my blog daily to see if I wrote a post so there's a special shout out to you. If I turn out to be half Mom you are I'd be happy. I love you!

I didn't get much rest last night. I kept waking up with cramps and a very low pelvic pain. I'm sure it's just my uterus stretching and my hips getting wider but I plan on calling my doctor on my lunch break. I'm sure everything is fine I just want that piece of mind.

It is only Wednesday and my NT Scan is on Friday. I'm so nervous about that stupid test that it's hard to describe. I'm sure things will work out find. The genetic counselor said I shouldn't have any problems considering we're both young and DH and I are perfectly healthy (minus me having asthma). She didn't seem worried at all. I think I'm more nervous about the baby not having a heat beat and having a missed miscarriage. DH will be with me because he wants to be at every appointment including just getting my blood drawn appointments. I just have to keep reminding myself that my chance of miscarrying is only 5% now because I've already seen the heart beat.

Today I'm pregnant and I love my baby.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Can't Catch A Break (04/19/11)

I was just on the phone with my Mom and Dad lastnight talking about how great I felt. I was telling them that my symptoms are pretty much gone I just felt tired...I didn't even have an episode of dry heaving! Well that lasted real long because I'm having a rough morning. I threw up as soon as I got out of bed and had a yogurt because normally that helps settle my stomach. Notice I said normally? Well I got to work and settled in and wouldn't you know I threw up in my garbage can mid conversation with someone at work. He says "Oh my goodness! Are you alright?" "Yeah, I'm pregnant." as I wipe the left over throw up off my chin. Attractive, right? "I didn't know you were pregnant. Congratulations!" I'm really beginning to think this baby hates me.

Friday, April 15, 2011

11 Weeks! (04/15/11)

Today makes me 11 weeks along. The baby is about the size of a lime, 1.6" long and weighs .25 oz! I can't believe I'm 11 weeks aready. That means only 2 weeks and 3 days until I'm officially out of the 1st trimester! It seems like just yesterday I just got home from work and showed DH that digital HPT that read "Pregnant". Hopefully the rest of this pregnancy will fly by. I doubt that will happen once I hit the 3rd trimester though. Only one can hope!

So today I'm taking a long lunch from work and going for my NT scan consultation then I go in for the actual scan next Friday. I'm not going to lie I'm so nervous about that test for a few reasons. One, if the baby actually does have a risk of down syndrome or some other chromosomal abnormalities as well as major heart problems will DH and I be able to handle that? We will not terminate the baby if he/she does but will DH and I be able to handle any life changing abnormalities like that? I have to trust in God that he will not bless us with something we can't handle. I still can't help but be nervous about this test. Two, last week I blogged about not being able to keep anything down and went in to the doctors office for a quick check up and U/S to make sure the baby was ok. Well, it took awhile for the OBGYN to find the heart beat. What if I go to this U/S next week and there wont be a heart beat? I must admit my heart will crumble and I'll cry for days. They say your chances of a M/C goes down to 5% after seeing the heart beat for the first time but what if I fall into that 5%? Yes, that is a very small chance and the odds are against you but you just can't help but worry.

"Today I'm pregnant and I love my baby."

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rough Mornings (04/12/11)

You know it's going to be a rough day when your day starts off with a rough morning. I woke up at 5:45 as usual to get ready for work. I did my hair, brushed my teeth and got dressed. I headed to the kitchen for some breakfast. I decided to have a banana nut muffin warmed up with a little butter and a glass of cranberry juice. I sat down and ate about half the muffin and drank about half the glass of cranberry juice. I started to dry heave. I quickly ran upstairs to the bathroom cupping my mouth because I knew I was about the throw up. Guess what...I threw up twice in my hand cupped to my mouth added with a mouthfull of throw up - unable to make it to the bathroom. I got to the toilet and bent over as I threw up all over the toilet and floor. I cleaned up and rinsed my mouth out. I threw up all over my outfit so I had to change. I packed a baggie of dry cheerios and was on my way.

Just when I thought my morning couldn't get any worse I almost was involved in a 3 car accident. Two cars ahead of me were tailgating each other and the car in front of them slammed on the breaks. The two cars ahead of me collided bumper to bumper. I saw that happen and all within .5 seconds I slammed on my breaks realizing I wasn't going to stop with out rear ending the car in front of me because my brakes locked. I quickly check my blind spot and swerve into the next lane. I had to pull into the gas station in that area for a few minutes to calm my nerves. The car that was originally behind me did the same thing and swerved avoiding being the third car.

Today can only get better from here on out. Atleast I get out of work at 12:30 today. I plan on getting a pedicure and taking a nap. Have a great day everyone!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Blech! (04/08/11)

Today I feel like garbage. I threw up as soon as I got out of bed this morning. I took a Zofran pill and had a yogurt and half of a plain Eggo waffle with nothing on it. I still feel like I'm going to throw up at any given moment. So much for thinking that M/S was on it's way out. Ugh! I hope I don't get a re-run of last weekend...throwing everything up including water.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Count Down! (04/07/11)

Tomorrow I will be 10 weeks. Double digits! Woohoo! I absolutely can-not-freakin'-wait to find out the sex, start a registry and getting ready for that LO to join us as a family of three. I can't wait to give birth to that beautiful healthy precious baby and hold him/her in my arms and share our first timeless moment together. There's exactly 211 days left!

Last night I had the worst headache. After a good nights sleep I woke up this morning feeling great - no more headache. I know that headaches are a side effect from Zofran so I'm wondering if that's why I got it. I also know that headaches are a symptom of pregnancy so it's really hard to say what caused it. I also had some cramping last night but that's from my uterus stretching. Who woulda thought that your uterus stretching would be so painful? I treated myself to a bowl of vanilla ice cream, fresh strawberries and hot fudge on top. It was absolutely delicious! I'm kind of looking forward to another bowl tonight!

As of right now I feel perfectly fine. No MS, sore boobs, fatigue, backache, cramps or anything. I'm going to take advantage of it while I can. I wonder if this is a sign of M/S disappearing? That would be absolutely wonderful!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Oh Zofran How I Love Thee (04/06/11)

Let me just say that I freakin' love Zofran. Before I'd get nauseous just thinking about food and actually throw up every time I tried eating. Now I can take one of those suckers and take comfort in knowing that I can actually eat with minimal or no gagging/throwing up at all so far. Yay! I must admit though, while I was eating some McDonalds for lunch (don't judge) my co-worker was talking about a party she's planning and all the foods she was going to make. I was fighting a few gags.

Last night I had chinese food/sweet and sour chicken with vegetable fried rice for dinner and it stayed down. If I attempted to eat that with out Zofran it's over Johnny. I would have lost it right at the dinner table. Attractive, right?

I was watching America's Funniest Home Videos last night with DH and they showed a clip of a bride and groom making their way to the back of the church after being pronounced husband and wife. She was gagging on the way back down the aisle and she leaned over in the pews and threw up. I couldn't help but wonder if it was her nerves that were getting the best of her or if it was because she was pregnant and her M/S kicked in. Either way, sometimes I still feel like throwing up at any given moment like that poor bride did regardless of where I am! I really don't want to depend on these pills. I guess we'll take things a day at a time.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Off To The Doctors - UPDATE (04/05/11)

So I posted yesterday that I couldn't keep anything down including water for the past 2 or 3 days. I called my OBGYN and they suggested that I go in ASAP and depending on if I'm dehydrated or not I may have to go to the hospital and be put on IV's.

I went in at 10:30 and met DH there. They made me PIAC to do some testing, weighed me (lost 3 pounds), took my blood pressure, did a quick exam and a quick U/S. The baby looked good and the little heart beat was flickering away! Before I left the office my results came back normal (as in not dehyrated so no hospital). My OBGYN told me to worry about keeping hydrated and not worry about the food as much yet. He told me to eat ice chips, drink lemon or ginger tea, eat push pops/popsicles, drink small sips of water at a time, juices, suck on lemons, etc. I was also given a script for Zofran (an anti-nausea pill). I tried Zofran last night with lunch and dinner and it works! Hooray! The only side effect is extreme drowsiness. I'd rather be drowsy than feel like I have to throw up on everyone who crossed my path.

"Today I'm pregnant and I love my baby."

Monday, April 4, 2011

Off To The Doctors (04/04/11)

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was miserable. All I did was sleep and throw up. Literally. Everything I ate or drank including water comes right back up. This morning I had a few bites of plain toast and water. I just threw that up. I called my OBGYN office and they told me to go in ASAP. I'm meeting DH at the Doctor's office at 10:30. The receptionist told me the Doctor has to look at me and may send me to the hospital to be put on IVs to get me hydrated again. Awesome!

If one more person tells me this whole M/S thing is mind over matter I have no problem ripping their tongues out and sewing it to their foreheads. Wouldn't that be a sight? I'd give my left arm to have an appetite again. Or even to eat saltines and drink water with out throwing it up. I would like to think it's mind over matter but it really isn't.