Karen and Angel's 1st Joy

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Karen and Angel's 1st Joy

Angel and I have been married since June 23, 2007 and have been together for 9 1/2 yrs. We decided to start trying right after we got married. so starting in July we didnt time it and did not conceive but in August I had taken my temp and charted while also using Preseed and OPK.

I took a pregnancy test yesterday and it has confirmed Im pregnant Smile

If the calculations are correct. I ovulated on August 16 day 14 and conceived on August 17.

angel and I are very happy he has already spilled the beans to his side before I even knew I was pregnant. he said he just knew it was positive.

So today I am 4 weeks!!!!

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Symptoms:

I noticed on Saturday August 25 I had a hard time sleeping on my back and my stomach. No pain but just uncomfortable,

On Monday August, 27 I think Im had implantation bleeding. I started to feel really crampy out of no where and ran to the bathroom thinking AF was coming and I noticed really light pink spotting. cramps continued all night

Tuesday August 28 cramping all day now no more spotting.

Wednesday August 29 my temp spiked up and at that moment I felt like I really could be prengant. That night I took a HPT and it came out + Smile

Thursday August 30 The cramping is mild comes and goes, but comes when I tend to eat. Stretch to much seems to bother me, and Im loving fruit right now.

I have been feeling kind of tired, but no nausea at all. no sore breast

I have an appt with the doctor tomorrow for blood work to confirm Im pregnant.

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8-31-07

4w

Today I had gone to the doctor to get blood work done to confirm the pregnancy and see how much HCG I was. I went to 99 rest. last night and had been burping every since. I think I must of burped like 70 times. Sad

This morning I woke up still burping and had gone to work and had a english muffin with butter on it. Not long from then I had the worst heart burn. I ate a banana a little later hoping it would go away, but I didnt seem to help.

Cramping a little on and off throughout the day, The doctor will be calling me on Tuesday to go over my results from the blood work.

I have to call the OBGYN to make an appt. to be seen so I can have my first prenatal appt.

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9-1-07

4w1d

Today was a good day, no food cravings or tiredness, my breasts are starting to feel tender to the touch.

I had some mild cramping around 4ish but that is about it today, Thank god no nausea, lets keep that away for the next 9 months. Smile

Almost all night I have been feeling cramping, in my lower part of my stomach under my belly

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9-2-07

4w2d

So this morning, I woke up with cramps, that I had mostly all night. If Im laying down watching TV or relaxing I feel fine, but as soon as I get up and start walking around i start to feel crampy, Im not sure if this is normal, mostly everyone says cramping is normal, maybe I just have a lot of gas or maybe its my body stretching when I stand up, who knows.

I dont tend to eat much during the day, but at night I feel like I need to stuff my face and dont feel satisfied, nothing seems to fill me.

I didnt sleep well last night, I kept waking up with cramps. I think I must of been up like 3 times. Hopefully tonight will be a better one.

My MIL says when she was pregnant she felt cramping everyday for the first 3 months. Sad

My DH has been very supportive and has brought my cellphone when he goes out and tells me to call him if Im hungry and he'll come right home. he has been rubbing my belly when I feel crampy. Smile I love him dearly .

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9-3-07

4w3d

I've had a really good day today. I woke up this morning around 9:30 with some cramping. Had some breakfast. Since today is labor day, I have been really lazy didnt want to do anything but just watch tv and relax, I went to the store and saw some maternity clothes that was like 40% off , was so tempted to buy it, but I think its still way to late so I said forget it and let.

Usually the cramping starts at night, but i havent felt much of it, which is nice but scary at the same time. No m/s yet. I eat but never seem to feel satisfied. Im wondering if anyone else is feeling like this.

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9-4-07

4w4d

Last night, I didnt feel to good, I wasnt tired but it was already 11 and I knew I had to go to work the next morning, I kept waking up with cramps during the night.

This morning, I woke up and was super hungry, which kind of made me feel nausea. I got to work and gulped a cup of water, that made me even more hungry. I had 2 pieces of toast with butter and another glass of water, that didnt even fill me. Sad So I made myself a cup of oatmeal. If anything will it will be the oatmeal. Now remind you this was around 10. I have lunch at 11:45.

At noon I eat a chicken salad sandwich with a glass of water. Now its 1:15 and Im starving. Sad I cant wait to have my orange which wont fill me up. I didnt feel much cramping today, but its starts at night anyways. Im a little tired but I think its because Im bored at work today. I am still waiting for the doctor to call me regarding my blood work that I took on friday

I called the OBGYN and made my first appt. for Sept 27 at 3:30. Smile

So I get home from work and of course Im hungry, I eat a Taco while I'm waiting for dinner to finish. I eat dinner around 6 and then at 9:30 I get a horrible craving for pizza so I send angel out to get me pizza LOL

Cramping again around 2a.m

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9-5-07

4w5d

This morning, I decided to eat breakfast before I went to work so I wouldnt have the same thing happen to me like yesterday with being so darn hungry. It has worked, I eat about every 3 hours, but I went to the grocery store and bought some fruit to much on when Im hungry so Im not eating all junk. Still no call from the doctor. Sad I have tried to call and its busy.

Finally the doctor calls me around 2:30 to tell me the test came out positive, I asked her what my HCG level was and she said that they didnt take that kind of bloodwork, just to see if I was pregnant. So now I have to wait until my first appt on the 27th to get that information

I had a lot of cramping when I got home from work, since it is my first and never miscarried, I have no idea how much cramping is to much cramping, I know today it felt stronger than before. so I went to take a nap hoping it to go away. But when I woke up it was hurting again. I feel the cramping is like I need to use the bathroom, but I still think it may just be all in my head. I'll have to ask the doctor when I go.

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9-6-07

4w6d

Well today I hit 5 weeks. Smile hooray I had a really good day today, the cramping was very minimal, I could barely feel it. Hopefully my uterous will take a chill for a little while. My appetite has been ok, not to hungry. Im very tired today. Which isnt something I've felt, or didnt allow myself to feel since when I get home from work, I have stuff to do and dont have time for a nap.

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9-7-07

5w

Last night, I was waken by cramps, I didnt want to get up and use the bathroom and was hoping it would go away, about 45 mins or what felt like 45 mins I said forget it and got up to use the bathroom. I felt much better after and fell asleep. I have not felt any M/S, but have been feeling extremely tired for the past 2 days. Or it could just be I'm not sleeping very well at night. Today I could just fall asleep at my desk. I cant wait until my first appt. so I can see if this is all normal. Which it must be. I had thee worst day with cramping. On and off all day. I came home from work and took a nice nap until almost 6ish.

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9-8-07

5w1d

I had a very lovely day today, we went up to Connecticut with the family for a cookout. I have a really nice night, I have realized that sleeping on my stomach has caused my cramps during the night. I have tried very hard to force myself during the night not to lay on my stomach. I can still lay on my back without getting cramps but the stomach forget it. So I didnt wake up once with cramps. Smile

I have very minimal cramps today maybe just a handful and I think I got them more because I was feeling hungry. I took naps in the car and we came home super late. I love it when I told my MIL that I didnt want anyone to know other than the immediate family that we have already told and she was the first to blurt out yesterday that I was pregnant.

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9-9-07

5w2d

I had no energy to do anything this morning, I woke up around 10:30 which is something that hasnt happened since I found out I was pregnant. My appetite has diminished, really dont care about eating as much. I feel extra bloated. The cramps were very mild today....

So the trick at night is I cant sleep on my stomach thats when I get the cramps during the night. So for the past couple of nights I have had a great night sleep. I was more emotional today than I have been.

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9-10-07

5w3d

This morning I feel like pure ass. I woke up this morning to get ready for work, had my bowl of cereal and I start to feel very gassy. So im like great, I have to go to work and be gassy. but then I feel my stomach start to feel like I might just be having the runs. Which Im like what the hell I have been nothing but constipated at home and now on my way to work want to have the runs, knowing I wont use the bathroom. So one of the ladies told me to go downstairs at a more private bathroom where only like 2 people use. Of course because Im constipated I only had about a handful, I feel a little bit better, but my stomach still feels a little sour. I think It will be the day I vomit for the first time, Im trying to eat a nutrigrain bar and a glass of orange juice but its just not sitting well. I honestly cant wait to go home and be in the comfort of my own home.

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9-11-07

5w4d

Today I stayed home from work, I still wasnt feeling all that great and didnt feel like being there. I went to be at 8:30 last night from just being exhausted and up all night here and there. I woke up this morning and had some breakfast. Im feeling much better. I havent experience very much cramping. But my breasts are super tender it almost feels like rocks when I lay down. I weighed myself yesterday and i swear I think I've gained like 2 more pounds. I hope it was because I felt stupid bloated. Let me check again. its down 1 pd. from yesterday. I think I weighed 130 before pregnancy and now Im 134. I think 4 pds is to much for almost 6 weeks pregnant. Sad I have no m/s so its not causing me to lose any weight. Im hungry all the time, but I try to eat healthy

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9-12-07

5W5D

I woke up this morning not feeling all that great. I felt like I did Monday except without the runs. I ate my bowl of cereal and headed to work. my stomach was just upset for most of the day. Im wondering if the m/s is starting. if it is, its all day. So I decided to go get some sour candies to see if that helped. I bought Icebreaker drops. It was really good and now the nausea is gone. Im not to fond of the after taste it leaves in my mouth, but its better than feeling like shit. I have barely felt any cramps, probably because the m/s take it away LOL I didnt sleep well last night, kept waking up and tossing and turning. but of course DH sleeps like a rock

I was hungry so I grabbed some grapes, and those didnt sit well in my stomach. I felt like I needed to puke. I get home and i tried to puke but all I got was pure acid. I did feel better. I have to say the m/s has started Sad

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9-13-07

5w6d

Yep, m/s has arrived, I thought I was in the clear. I woke up this morning and I went to get a plastic bag from the cabinet and the bread smelled so nasty to me, I started to gag. This starts the nausea. I get to work and go use the bathroom, The bathroom smelled to be like a woman's crotch. Again I start to gag. I have heartburn. I took 2 tums, hopefully this helps. I was so hungry at lunch but then halfway I got super full and couldnt finish my lunch

No cramps, I dont think I have felt one yet. I guess it switched between the cramps to the nausea, Im not sure which one I would prefer.

Im going out to dinner tonight so I will see how well I do.
I went out to olive garden yum yum and I ate my soup and a breadstick and barely ate the fett alfredo. the other day my appetite was like a horse now, Im getting full really quick.

It was really weird, when I got to my friends house her dog came right up to me and started to smell my stomach my friend looked at me and asked me if I was pregnant, It so weird how these dogs sense these things.

At night Im not feeling sick I was extremely tired so I went to bed at 9:30

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9-14-07 + 9-15-07

6w

This morning, I tried very hard not to gag because of course this is what starts the nausea for the rest of the day. I had a hard time sleeping last night, getting up and tossing and turning, just couldnt get comfortable. No nausea today as of yet, I've ate breakfast and now a snack so I dont get super hunger and get nausea. keeping my fingers crossed.

6w1d

Today I went with my mom to babies R Us to get my sister her baby shower gift. I had at a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. Halfway through shopping I was getting so hungry I felt myself start shaking. Like my sugar level was really low. So my mom asked me if I wanted to have lunch and I said yes, but it wasnt until we were almost home which was another 40 mins. Sad I was getting so nausea from being so hungry. DH husband pissed me off. I asked him to vacuum the house 5 days ago and he didnt so today I take the vaccuum and do it myself. Now that im doing it he wanted to stop what he was doing to do it. Im allset, Im not going to nag either you do it or I'll do it myself. Hopefully it doesnt do any harm to the baby with the heavyness.

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9-16-07 + 9-17-07

6W2D

I have been feeling really good, Im mean not super but nothing bad. I woke up had breakfast and went to visit my family. I tried to go maternity shopping but it just didnt work, I couldnt find anything I like or that seemed to fit right, so I left with nothing. Super tired at night ready to go to bed at 9, I dont really take naps during the day so by 9 im ready to sleep. I kept tossing and turning. I just couldnt get comfortable. I had spagetti, which I guess didnt work well with my stomach, I was in the bathroom. Sad

6w3d
Wow I just realized im almost going to be 7 weeks soon, gee is the time flying by. I woke up this morning and had a nice bowl of cereal. I started to get hungry around 9:30 so I had a cup of orange juice and a nutrigrain bar. I almost wish I didnt drink the juice because I feel like Im getting heartburn from the acid. Here goes some tums. No nausea today Yahoo

I dreamed that I was having a boy!! My first dream was me in the hospital, I dont remember pushing. all I remember was me in the hosptial and the doctor puts the baby on my chest, he was crying and I said its ok mommy's here. and he stopped crying and look up at me. Then another part of my dream. my son was maybe a couple of weeks old, I was feeding him and then I put him to sleep while we were at my grandmother's old apartment.

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9-18-07 + 9-19-07

6w4d

I had a regular day, nothing to really elaborate on. I am anxious about going to the doctor just because I want to make sure everything is ok, I dont feel any symptoms except my tender breast in the morning, but the cramping is gone, the nausea is gone. It just worries me that something is wrong. One more week I cant wait.

6w5d
Nothing much today, except the fact I feel super tired. Its 1:00p.m. and I could just clonk, maybe its because I couldnt sleep well last night, even thought I only got up once to pee rather than 2 times.

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9-21-07 + 9-23-07

7w

Well today, I feel really tired, which is odd because I slept really well last night. I went to bed late since michelle was over but slept like a baby. I feel a little cramp today barely noticable and a little yesterday to. I have some back pain today. I have gain 1 inch on my stomach, I measured it yesterday Sad I feel like Im carrying really high. My belly feel hard. no m/s thank god. unless Im hungry and then I get nausea.

7w2d

Last night I had such gas pains in my stomach around 3:30 in the morning, TMI but I kept farting all night long. I end up waking this morning with diahrea. I have noticed last night that my areolas are getting darker. almost like a black color. Kind of ugly looking. I went to a wedding last night and DH's cousin was there and come to find out she apparently knows Im pregnant. so now MIL has spread the news to the whole family. gee thanks for busting my moment. I guess someone has to take away my spot light, who better than my MIL :banghead: It must be very hard to keep a secret. I havent even told my parents yet and she is blabbing away. I cant stand it sometimes.

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9-26-07 + 9-27-07

7w5d

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.

7w6d

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.

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9-29-07 + 10-6-07

8w1d

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.

9w1d

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.

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9w6d

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.

11w

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. Smile 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.

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10-30-07 (1st ultrasound)+ 11-5-07 + 11-6-07

12w4d

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!!!

13W3D

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.

13w4d

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.

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11-14-07 (2nd OB appt) + 12-3-07

14w5d

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.

17W3D

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.

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12-12-07 (gender ultrasound) + 12-25-07

19w5d

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)

21w4d

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.

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12-31-07 (totally emotional) + 1-9-08 (OB appt)

22w3d

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 shit. 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 shit 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 ass 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.

23w5d

Today was my OB appt, everything looked good. my BP was 120/60 I gained 4 pds, which makes me at 151 Sad 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.

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Joined: 07/10/07
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1-10-08 (baby kicks) + 1-12-08 (DH feels it) + 2-11-08 (28 week

23w6d

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.

24w1d

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!

28w3d
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.

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Joined: 07/10/07
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2-27-08 (30w OB appt) + 3-12-08 (32w OB appt) +3-17-08

30w5d

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.

32w5d
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.

33w3d
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. Smile 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. Smile 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.

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