I'm trying this for the first time (writing in a online journal that is). This is my second pregnanacy-but the first one was 7 1/2 years ago. I'm already 10 weeks-ha! already seems like forever already.
Let me try to start from the beginning.
My DH and I met at work in 2000. We started dating, followed by a practice run for a year and got married this April 2004. We started looking to buy a house and I went of BCP at the same time. Figuring both would take a while. BAM! We closed on a house and a week later I found out I was pregnant.
I started feeling that hangover feeling a week before AF was to come. I knew something was up right away. Took the test and called my DH-It is! It's true I knew it. "What?" he asked. "Look!" I showed him the stick. He quickly grabbed it from me and studied it. "Do you pee on this?" Ha never mind the 2 pink lines!
We were so happy we did it, but that quickly changed to that feeling I remembered so well! I hope everything will be ok with the baby. Oh yeah that constant worrying that the baby is ok. I had forgot about that. That feeling combined with the feeling of total sickness. That all over sickness. That feeling you get right before you're gonna get sick only its ALL THE TIME! I would wake up in the morning knowing I had a 45 minute commute, get my 7 1/2 year old up and ready for school, and a full day of work ahead of me. YUCK!! I don't like this. I remembered. Only this time I had a 7 year old to think about.
The days seemed to drag. The weeks aren't going by fast enough. What only 7 weeks??
Then on the 9th week my body changed. My pants were already too tight. What the heck? This didn't happen until I was well into my 3rd month the first time. What the heck is going on?? Was God playing a cruel joke on my because I waited until I was 35 to have this one? Now not only did I feel totally yucky in the morning, I had to deal with finding something to wear and be comfortable in for 15 hours!
Oh I'm so Tired! I do remember one thing from my first. Things change IT DOES GET BETTER! Please 2nd timester come! Rescue me from this.
So ten weeks and counting. I've already had 2 U/S which I did not have with my first. Boy have things changed. I never got to see my bean that small before. At least my mind is at ease and I even saw the heart beating away at only 8 weeks. I had to wait till 12 to know I everything was moving along with my first.
M/S is getting a little better (at least it comes and goes away for a while)-but I do feel like I could sleep for 5 days straight!
I knew I wouldn't be good at adding to this very often.
Well I'm 12 1/2 weeks now. My m/s has come back a bit and it's real depressing. Some days I don't even want to get out of bed. I dread trying to be productive at work when trying not to be sick. I wan't wait to feel better. The only time I feel ok is when I sleep, workout or find something good to eat that makes me feel good. Problem is it's something different every time so it's hit or miss.
I can't wait to have my u/s but I guess I will. Looks like it won't happen until about Christmas. At least there's a good chance then (since I'll be 20 weeks) that we can find out the sex before Christmas.
I also found out that I have Hypothyroid so the doctor put me on some med. to contol this. Appartently the med. will make me feel much better (not as tired or rundown) after I'm on it for 6 weeks.
We heard the hearbeat last week. My DH went to his first prenatal appointment he was so excited and can't wait till Christmas and the U/S. bye for now.
My 16 week appointment. I had to bring my son with me since I had to go right after I picked him up from school. I always feel a little tense when I bring him with me, but he is such a good boy. He was excited too. So the doctor comes in and finds the heartbeat right away. It's so reassuring when you hear that sound. My son lit up. He had never heard anything like that. The appointment was very quick. I decided at that point that I would go ahead and have an amnio. I'm not sure why we dedcided, I think it's just that I really want to make sure I do everything I can for my baby.
After the appointment we scheduled the amnio and level II U/S for December 2nd. (last Thursday)
It couldn't come quick enough. I was SO anxious the night before. I woke up at 4am just waiting for the appointment.
We drove to the appointment and I was so quiet. I could't wait till this day was over.
The first part of the appointment was sort of an educational meeting with the genetic counsler who went over our risks with having a baby with a genetic birth defect as well as going over exactly what will happen in the procedure.
We had to wait 3 hours before our Level II U/S and amnio. That was the longest wait ever!!
Finanlly it was our turn. We were quickly taken to the U/S room where the tech had me lay in the chair while she turned off the lights. They measure everything! But it was so great to see how much bigger the baby was. He was moving all over the place! The U/S took about 40 minutes.
We wanted to know if it was a boy or girl, but the cord was between his legs. The doctor came in and moved the chair down so she could get a better angle. She thought about 90% sure that it is a boy. We were so excited! But that quickly changed as she had the nurses get me ready for the amnio. Actually I think they did a very good job. It was quick, and didn't hurt as much as I thought. I closed my eyes so I didn't see the needle or the U/S screen when the amnio was being done.
The thing I was not prepared for was how I would feel after the amnio was done. I had weird cramping at the injection site as well as a world wind of emotions. I was releived and worried all at the same moment. It was a very envasive procedure and I didn't know I would feel this way. I felt that I had decided to do something that was so risky to the baby. After having the procedure done, I would say that unless a blood test came back with a higher risk for a baby that had a birth defect, I would NEVER have this procedure done again.
Its been a week now. The cramping is totally over (it lasted for a few days) and I feel for the most part in good spirits.
I can feel the baby move every day now which is so exciting.
We shoud get the amnio results at the latest the week before Christmas.