July 17 2010
I found out I was pregnant on June 14th. My last period was on May 20th. I got a positive test before my period was even due. I have been hesitant to start a journal for this pregnancy since I had a miscarriage in December. I am very excited to be pregnant again but of course I am nervous.
I called and made an appointment to see the doctor when I found out. He wanted to see me earlier this time just to make sure things were looking good. I went in on July 2nd in the afternoon. My weight was 145lbs but I had just come back from vacation. We the doctor did the u/s everything looked good. I was measuring 2 days behind but he was not concerned about that. You could already see the heartbeat at 6 weeks. I made the next appt for 8 weeks.
When I went in for my 8 week appt they did all the normal history question, peed in a cup and took blood. The u/s looked great again. The baby was measuring 1 day ahead this time. It was crazy to see how much the baby had grown in 2 weeks. I have been feeling sick and crappy the last 2 weeks. I have not threw up but just felt like it. It has been a new feeling since I was never sick with Katie. My next appt is 12 weeks. I hope and pray everything will be fine then.
So after lunch today I went to the bathroom and when I wiped there was some blood. I freaked out of course. I called the doctor and left a message for the nurse. She called back about 15 minutes later and asked some questions and I made an appt to have a u/s at 4:30. Fred got off of work early and we went in. They did an u/s and everything was great. The baby measured right on and there was a heartbeat. The doctor thinks the bleeding is most likely from sex. We had sex last night. I have not had anymore bleeding since. He told me to take it easy and rest a lot the next few days. No sex or exercise the next few weeks. I started the m/c at 9 weeks and 1 day last time and I am now 8 weeks and 5 day so I just was so nervous. I was so thankful to see that little flickering heartbeat.
Thankfully I have not had anymore bleeding. I am still so nervous about everything.
So I ordered a doppler and it came a few days later. I has taken me a few days but I finally found the heartbeat. I think I had been having the probe up to far on my belly. I found the heartbeat very low. Its such a great sound. I am glad that I bought it, very reassuring.
I went for my 12 week appt this morning. Everything looked good. All my vitals were good and the doctor found the heartbeat pretty fast. My weight was 141 pounds. I can start to exercise and everything again which I am happy about. I have been feeling so crappy that I have not wanted to anyways though. I have not been sick just not feeling well at all. Also I have developed an aversion to chicken, it just grosses me out. I feel like all I have been eating is salads and stuff. I have not been eating very much per meal either. I have also been so tired.
I have been feeling much better the last few weeks, so glad to be over that first trimester stuff. I go back to the doctor on the 10th.
I went for my 16 week appt this morning. It went well. My blood pressure was good. I weighed in at 142 pounds. Only gained one pound which surprises me cause my appetite has been fine. He didn't seem concerned, he said atleast I have not lost any weight. I also have to go ahead and go a one hour glucose test in 2 weeks. If it is good then I will do another one at 28 weeks. So I go back in 2 weeks for the glucose test and the gender ultrasound. I can't wait.
Over the last week I have been feeling movement. At first I was just feeling little tickles but now it is movement. This baby is so low, I am feeling the movement where I wear my pants. It is not able to be felt from the outside yet but I am sure it will be soon. We go on Friday for our big u/s. I am getting anxious to find out what we are having.
I have been feeling not so good lately too. I still can't seem to eat very much at each meal. My belly is poking out for sure now though. Not enough to wear maternity stuff but getting close.
It's a girl. I am kind of shocked since this pregnancy has been so different. We are all excited about having sisters. I think it is going to be great. Everything looked good during the u/s, the baby was moving all around. I also did my glucose test today.
So the doctor office just called and I failed my one hour glucose test. I told them I really don't want to do the 3 hour test because I know I will fail that one too. The doctor was fine with that. I have to start watching my diet and checking my blood sugars. I am alright with it but it just stinks.