I havent really written much, because nothing has really changed. Im not getting cramps or anything, today I do feel alittle crampy, very mininal. I cant believe Im almost 8 weeks, Im so excited for my first appt tomorow I hope I get an ultrasound. Im totally exhausted and need to sleep like right now. My sister gave me alot of maternity clothes on saturday, which is great that I dont need to live in pain because my pants dont fit. I end up buying some pants that were on sale at jcpenny. I hope to tell my parents this weekend when I get my ultrasound.
Well my first appt didnt go as well as planned, a matter a fact there was no first appt. the stupid ***** excuse my language never schedualed me in. she took down all my information and never put me in for an appt a matter of fact my doctor wasnt even schedualed to work.
so I get there and I dont see on the board if Dr. Smith is up or down. and its says Doctors out today and her name was there, I went upstairs and asked the lady where Dr. Smith's office is because I have an appt. She said you couldnt have one she isnt here today. My eyes weld up in tears and I just wanted to cry. I said how could that be. She checked the whole system and I wasnt even in it. The lady never bother to put me in. she said Dr. Smith is the only one that does the late appt all the other doctors leave at 4 and my appt was 1hr and 1/2 long.
so now the next appt they had available was Oct 19 which is 3 weeks from now at 2:45 in Mattapoisett I'll be 11 weeks when I get seen. They have better get me an ultrasound then, or I will have a fit.
Last edited by angelover02740; 10-06-2007 at 08:57 PM.
Today was the day that i finally told my family. It was finally a relief to get it off my chest and I dont have to be walking around sucking in my stomach. Since I had no appt on thursday and no chance of getting an ultrasound. I decided to buy this giagantic chocolate chip cookie and have them put Congradulations Vavo and Vavo. So here I am heading to my parents house with my sister. I get out of the car and my mom see this cookie and says "Its not my birthday" and I said I know. She reads the cookie and her all 2 of my aunts outside all start screaming and jumping up and down. It was quite amusing. My poor grandmother is inside thinking something is wrong. My poor father was at work at this point. Remind you my sister is 5 1/2 months pregnant herself. So when my father comes home, I show him the cookie and he is staring at it with this blank face all confused. so I said do you understand what the words are saying and he says "Well why are you giving me this your sister hasnt had the baby yet" we all start laughing and say duh Im pregnant, so he starts laughing and gives me a hug and kiss. Im so pleased that everything turned out great. I got a better reaction then I even suspected.
wow I guess I havent written in a while, I guess its because I reallly havent had anything much go on in my life except that I finally broke the news to my family a week ago. My areola have started to get darker for a whole week now. My gagging I have to say has gotten worse, I gag all the time, I went to the supermarket and the smell of the soap aisle made me want to gag. The smell of the seafood aisle made me want to gag. I tried to clean the garbage can this morning and I had a gag feast. Its horrible, I hate it. But I would rather gag then be puking.
Last edited by angelover02740; 10-06-2007 at 09:12 PM.
So, I really havent had much, I havent seen the doctor yet. I still keep on gaging on things that dont appeal to my sense of smell. Just yesterday, I gagged on heating up pork chops for angel. it was horrible. It smelled so bad to me. I have been eating more meats. Sleeping has been ok. I still wake up numerous times to toss and turn. I have been taking these new prenatals called Precare premier, So far so good I guess. I feel alittle nausea in the morning but it goes away after I eat cereal. My appetite hasnt been so haywire. I dont really eat a second snack at night after dinner.
I went for my first appt today, I was so scared, not knowing what to expect. Everything went wonderful. I get to my appt and she has me check my weight which was 141 I dont know how the hell its that much but whatever. My blood pressure was 108/64 she asked me about the screening tests if I wanted them. I said the only one I will do will be Cystic Fibrosis. Me and angel would have to have it for the baby to have it. So next we go into our room and she has me pee in a cup and bring it to the lab. I get changed into my gown and wait for the Dr. Dr. Smith comes in and she feels my stomach and asks me how I have been feeling if any nausea or vomiting, bleeding or cramps. She now does a pap exam. and told me if I bleed a little its normal. She then checks my uterus to make sure its growing and she said that it is enlarged. At this point she now uses the doppler to check for a heartbeat. The heartbeat was 170 First she started on my left side and I was getting nervous because we couldnt hear anything. Next she goes to my right and there s/he was. I was so happy, angel was happy. She then said for me to get dressed and asked if I was taking any prenatals, I had showed her the ones I was taking. She told me to go into the lab and bloodwork done. They were testing me for HIV, Cystic Fibrosis, STD and the regular pregnancy bloodwork I needed.
The lady took 5 vials of blood. I made an appt for my ultrasound on Oct 30 at 3:00p.m in Mattapoisett. and my 4 week appt is on Nov 14 at 3:20 in New Bedford.
Last edited by angelover02740; 11-29-2007 at 10:34 AM.
Today I went in for my first ultrasound, how exciting. Me and angel got there and went into the room right away. The nurse was very nice. She starting putting the rod on my stomach and the baby was showing right under my belly button. She looked around my uterus and started taking pictures. I was good at naming what I was seeing. I got everything right, on his/her eyes and heart. We heard the heartbeat. it was 157 this time. she measured his body and head, Im 12w4d but he is measuring at 13w4d. Not sure if Im wrong on the dates or I really conceived on the 10th of august. She doesnt know if the doctor is goin to change my duedate to May 2nd or leave it May 9th. She took some voomed in pics of his side view and one pic of his frontal view. How amazing. So I tell the nurse he doesnt move much so she kept the rod still and you can see his head move side to side. so cute. She tried to get me a 3-d of his face, but the placenta was in the way and all she could get was his/her forehead.
But a great appointment!!!
So this morning me and Dh DTD and I noticed when I got to work that I was spotting. Nothing major, no red or any cramping, so I really wasnt worried, Of course I tell DH and he freaks out and says he isnt doing it anymore, I told him in not worried, its like peachy in color and no cramps, it lasted half the day. so all weekend I have been feeling almost like spasms in the bottom of my belly, I think Im feeling the baby. it happens about 4 times a day and mostly when Im laying down.
I have been getting slight headaches for the past 2 days. I wake up with them. I havent felt the baby today, maybe he/she is just resting or maybe those feelings I was having werent even the baby, who knows.
Last edited by angelover02740; 11-29-2007 at 10:35 AM.
So, I guess it wasnt the baby I was feeling, because I really havent felt it since that Monday. must of been gas.
I went to my 2nd appt today I pee'd in a cup, took my blood pressure which was 118/72 she said it was good, I weighed myself. 142. Which I was in shock that I have only gained 1 pd in 4 weeks, but Im not complaining. The nurse said today was a belly check.
The dr. Smith comes in and said the blood work looks great. Asked if I had any questions. Then heard the heartbeat which was 150 and she said it was perfect. She gave me a prescription for my prenatal pills. Had me scheduale my next appt for the BIG u/s and my 4 week appt
So Im doing it on the same day Dec 12 at 3:00. Im very excited and I cant wait to find out if its a boy or a girl.
I guess it was the baby moving, today I felt it for almost 45 mins and its the same feeling I was feeling before, Its really low under the belly button where the baby would be so I know it cant be gas. I was having some cramps this morning around 10 ish and I think it was gas or I was hungry after I ate an apple I was fine.
Last edited by angelover02740; 12-03-2007 at 03:34 PM.
I went today for my gender ultrasound and my 3rd OB appt. everything went wonderful. I was kind of nervous going in. dont know why but I guess I was worried he wouldnt show. We get into the room and we got the same tech as last night her name is Steph, she is amazing. She is so nice and patient she makes the experience much better. Steph said I have an anterior placenta, which means that my placenta is in the front kind of a cushion for the baby so that is one reason why I havent felt the baby move much. He was everywhere, I couldnt believe how much he was moving. He enjoyed spending his time facing my spine. At the moment he is breech (head up feet down). she said his spine looks great all the way down. He is measuring a week more again so the doctor decided to change my due date to May 2nd.
My BP was 104/68 which was good and I gained 5 pds so now I weigh 147. I guess thats not bad since Im suppose to gain 4 pds in a month. The baby's hb was 145, she actually had a hard time finding it because he was moving so much. The tech took some really great pictures one 4-d and 2 side and 1 frontal. he is weight 10 oz.
I asked her to check my sinuses due to my sinus pressure and she said that Im clear the relieve the sinus pressure I should take sudefed and keep using my humidifer. So that was about it, from there I made my next 4 week appt which is Jan 9, 2008 (angel's birthday)
Well its christmas day and I guess I could say I have had an ok Christmas eve. My hormones have been haywire and its becoming unbearable. Anyways so I take my shower this morning so I can get ready to go to my parents house for lunch and I shave my private area. Of course I cant really see anymore since my stomach is now in the way. I have noticed that Im feeling a little weird down there. Something just doesnt seem right. So with all my might I look and notice that Im completely swollen everywhere, my clit, lips etc. I immediately start freaking out. I call DH to take a look and hope he tells me its my imagination. He said nope its swollen. I start crying and start feeling like a freak. I call my sister which is 38 weeks and asked her if she had ever experience this before and she said no but now since she is soon to deliver has been swelling internally. She recommends me to call the doctor on call and see what they have to say. So I do.
The doctor says its totally normal, its extra blood flow. He said if one side was more swollen then another then he would recommend me to come in the next day and get checked. So probably around 3 I check it out and the swelling seem to have gone down. But at night time I have noticed that Im really swollen internally to. I was to preoccupied about the external part, I forgot to check the internal part.
The next day I call the doctor hoping to be seen just to get relief that nothing was wrong. and they insisted that everything was fine. That they would see me at my next appt on the 9th of January. The swelling has gone away, comes here and there, I have noticed it comes when Im hot, after a shower or sleeping all night.
Last edited by angelover02740; 12-31-2007 at 01:40 PM.
I have been on vacation all week due to christmas vacation. I think I have cried more on my vacation at home then my whole pregnancy. I cry and cry and cry. The little things are just setting me off. I have a 3 bedroom apartment, which one room is the computer room which soon will be the baby's room, and the other room is our spare bedroom/storage room. My landlord has now allowed us to take a spot in the basement to use as storage. So I bought a lock for the door and I plan to start throwing everything we dont need in this room.
My apartment is by all means very clean, but very much cluttered. I cant stand it. I look around and everything looks like ****. I wanted to deep clean my carpets, but now with one more day of vacation it doesnt look like this is happening. I got rid of my husband clutter bills and shred all of them. Which he hasnt even noticed that its been clean. because now he has made it look like it was before with the more **** he put everywhere. I have cleaned every single day of my vacation and it still looks cluttered. I feel like a maid, not even a wife or a soon to be mother. He has been working and I understand that, but gee come on, its not that hard to keep the house clean especially if I have busted my *** while pregnant to make it presentable. I refuse to have my parents or friends at my house, because I feel so embarrased by the clutter. he thinks everything looks fine, but this is coming from a guy that lived with his mom that never cleaned for months or picked up any clutter.
We always had our parents house clutter free. If you havent touched it in 2 years then get rid of it. Now with the section of the basement to us Im hoping that this house wont be as clutter. Everyday he comes home from work he has his dinner ready for him to eat. He has not even once made me breakfast this whole week. He goes to bed at 3 or 4 am. because he is to busy playing his video games and then sleeps all morning, until its time for work. Its driving me crazy, If Im like this now and I have only had one week vacation what am I going to do on maternity leave for 3 months.
He asks me why Im crying and I tell him its pointless to talk about it, because everytime I tell him how I feel its just turns into a big fight because he just doesnt get it.
I know the hormones arent helping but I feel completely drained. If I was to leave the house like it is, it doesnt effect him, because he is use to living like that when he lived with his mom.
I feel so depressed this week and I honestly cant wait to get back to work. How sad does that sound. I should be thrilled to be home on vacation but I feel like this vacation has been nothing but a nightmare.
He expects me to praise him just because I had to tell him one time to wash the dishes before he went to work. But I never got praised for cleaning the computer room, or the house or anything else I have done this week.
Today was my OB appt, everything looked good. my BP was 120/60 I gained 4 pds, which makes me at 151 She gave me the orange drink for my next appt to do the Glucose test. I went into the appt and she checked the baby's heartbeat which was between 145-150, It sounded different than usual more like a heartbeat than a swishing sound. I asked her why it sounded like that and she said its probably because the blood from the placenta was making the swishing sound and now you hear the heartbeat itself. So maybe my anterior placenta moved. She didnt get the results from the ultrasound so she is getting it faxed tomorrow and will call me tomorrow to confirm the results.
so my next appt is Feb 11 at 4:00.
Last edited by angelover02740; 01-09-2008 at 11:03 PM.
So today, as Im sitting here are work, I have noticed the little one has been kicking me harder than usual. so I decided to look down at my belly and I could actually see the kicks from my shirt. Of course it didnt hurt but I thought it was the coolest thing that now we can feel him on the outside.
This morning he was kicking me away. DH was sleeping so I went and lifted up his shirt and pressed my belly on his back and he said he could feel it. I then placed his hand on my belly and he felt the baby kick his hand, it was so nice to have DH actually feel the baby, we did our registry yesterday and I'm thrilled that is one thing down and god knows how many more!
I went in for my 28 week appt. I had a GD Test to take and an iron test. I drank the orange drink. which wasnt that bad, it tasted like an orange frozen popiscle. I went and got bloodpressure taken which was 108/64 and I gained 3 pds so now Im at 154pds. The doctor touched my stomach and said everything looks on track. Check the baby's heartbeat which was 145 nice and strong. She told me about the iron that the baby could be taking it so he will check. I have been tired lately so Im not surprised.
I waited a 1/2 hr and got my finger pricked and my GD test was 119 which I passed with flying colors but my iron was a tad low, normal is 12 and Im 11. so now I have to take iron supplements and get checked in 2 weeks.
I now see the doctor every 2 weeks and have my appts booked until april.
Last edited by angelover02740; 02-12-2008 at 04:37 PM.
2-27-08 (30w OB appt) + 3-12-08 (32w OB appt) +3-17-08
Today I went in for my 30 week appt, which now they are every 2 weeks. My blood pressure was 118/70 a little higher than usual but she said anything 140/80 is to high. so not that bad. I gained 2 pds in the 2 weeks, which makes me now 156. Baby's heartbeat was 145 and she pressed in my stomach and said everything is right on track. The dr. said the baby likes to move alot, she was having a hard time getting the heartbeat. I asked her about my legs getting purplish while at work and she just talked about the circulations and its not a concern.
I asked her if I was suppose to re-check my iron since it was low the last time. It was 11.9 2 weeks ago and now its 11.8 they want me to be at 12, I dont understand how it can go lower if Im taking the iron pills. So I'll get re-check again next 2 weeks.
Well this appointment went well. I actually lost 1 pd from last time. which only gave me a gain of 1 pd this month. my blood pressure was 116/60 and the doctor went to feel for the baby and as of right now his head is down and his butt is up from what she can feel with her hands, she wants my doctor to scheudale a ultrasound to make sure, if not then we need to talk about flipping the baby over my hand or considering a c-section. my dr was at a delivery so I had midwife. Really nice lady. my legs were a little swollen which I already knew.
Im excited that I might get another ultrasound, so i can see my little squirt before he comes.
Now that the time is getting closer, Im feeling a little different, Im seeing that Im losing more and more energy everyday. Now Im feeling Isaiah pretty low in my pelvis. the heartburn is back and stronger than ever. I havent been waking up in the middle of the night to pee. My appetite is not that great, I seem to get full super fast. he has now discovered my ribs. since I turned 33 weeks. Its quite painful until he moves out of the way. No stretch marks on my belly yet. going clothes shopping is becoming extrememly difficult. I hate everything I put on and I feel like a huge cow.
I went to my childbirth class on saturday and me and angel had a great time. He actually enjoyed himself. the room is pretty much all set ready to go, just waiting for my baby shower next weekend to get the rest of the stuff that I need.
Im nervous and excited about having this baby, I want him to come but then Im so scared because when he is here he is here for good. My sister came to help me clean my house yesterday because its becoming a little difficult to do much and it takes me all day. The back ache is for the birds, Im starting to get some mild cramping at least 4 times a day. Like my period is coming.
My little man flipped head down on March 6th, I was 31w5d, I felt him flip and the doctor said he is head down at the moment.
Last edited by angelover02740; 03-17-2008 at 03:46 PM.