OK, here's a copy of how my trip went:
Saturday: I fly fine while not pregnant, while pregnant it is HORRIBLE I was begging DH to get bus tickets for the way home. I was nauseas came very close to using the bags they give you, my ears were popping horribly I was in such pain! I tried chewing gum but had to stop because the gum was making me sick. On the cruise ship that night I was worn out from being up early and being so miserable, was still feeling sick could barely hear anything so we went to bed kind of early.
Sunday: Full day at sea. It was windy, a bit cool for where we were, and the waters were VERY choppy. The boat rocked a lot, I discovered that I get MOTION sickness. Spent a lot of that day in my cabin, in fact so much time that inbetween naps tears and praying for solid ground I read the ENTIRE book "The DaVinci Code". Didn't even go to dinner that night, stayed in bed and watched TV (We had satellite, watched Grey's Anatomy which did not help my mood!)
Monday: We arrived in Grand Cayman. Our tour was cancelled because it was raining, and it rained all day. We got to do a few things but not a whole lot because of the rain. I was happy to be on solid ground. Saw some hurricane damage, which was interesting to see first hand. That night on the boat wasn't nearly as bad, had a great time actually. They had a Haunted house set up, which was fun, just partied a bit while I was feeling good
Tuesday: Jamaica! SOO Much fun there! Climbed Dunn River Falls, which was great! Got to go snorkeling before that, gorgeous! I took pics with an underwater camera, can't wait for them to get developed. Unfortuately I used up all the film before we got to the falls, but we bought a DVD of the climb. Coming home from the falls, the sail boat we were on went a bit fast on some choppy water, and I ended up sick again. I went straigth to the ship while DH went to Margaritaville. Boat was rocky again, but out of sheer determination I had fun that night too, went to a show played in the casino and went to a deck party, all of which was very fun.
Wensday: Full day at sea. A bit rocky but the sun was shining, it was nice and hot and I got to go swimming, which made me happy (I love to swim!) We spent a few hours at the pool, napped a bit, went to shopping on ship (last day sale, woohoo!) and went to the Casino again (DH won $100, yay!) We went to a show that night and stayed up too late for being up early the next morning.
Thursday: They told us we would begin to leave the ship at 7:30 at the earliest (I think its called debarktion or deembarkition, something like that). So we're sitting there having a nice breakfast just before 7, and they announce they're starting right now! So I didn't get to finish my food, which made me mad (hello preggo lady and food!) But I was happy to be off the ship and on solid ground. Finally made it home, miserable on the plane again but I took comfort knowing that I won't have to fly again for a long time. I was so excited to see the kids. Andrew spent the night telling us everything Grandma did that he didn't like (how dare she not toast his cheese sandwhich!) Hannah was excited to show us how far she is on potty training (Only 1 or 2 accidents a day, yay!)
In all, we had a good time, but I think I'm done with cruises! DH and I want to go back to Jamaica on vacation in a few years, we had the best time there. Of course, if I ever get a free cruise again, I might change my mind...
Ok, so some other stuff going on:
Rita had the baby Oct 28th! I got to see the baby before I left, I was so happy! Beautiful little gir, 21 inches, I can't remember the exact pounds right now, born at 10:20am I think... yay!
15 weeks today!
I had a prenatal appointment Friday. BP was good, measuring right where I should be, h/b was easy to find. My dr is having me do 2 u/s to check cervical length. Had me freaked out that something was wrong even though she didn't do an internal check at this appointment. I found some literature that said I am at a higher risk for preterm labor after my miscarriage, so that makes sense. I'm not too worried, my dr used a tent to soften up my cervix to prevent damage before doing the d&c, so I think I'll be fine. First u/s is Nov 29th, second one is January 3rd. Having two chances is making it really hard to stick to keeping it a surprise! I can't wait for the 29th, just because I get to see my little bean again Last time I saw the baby it was still just a blob, so this will be fun! Yay!
My uterus is getting big, if my bladder is full and I'm laying down, I can feel it so easily. H/b is getting easier to find. I've been throwing up a lot. Took a bite of bacon yesterday, ended up in the bathroom. On my way out the door to work today, detour to the bathroom... when exactly is the honeymoon of the 2nd trimester going to start??? On top of that, I had a migraine all weekend, and still have a bit of a headache today I'm also still peeing a LOT, my uterus is growing but hasn't moved up yet, so my bladder doesn't have much room. All in all though, I'm just happy to BE pregnant. I find myself smiling at odd moments just thinking about it. I love it when I'm standing there and can just feel my uterus. I just love being pregnant
Oh, and one more thing, I'm outgrowing my pants! I weighed myself this morning, turns out I've lost 3 lbs (I'm guessing from the frequent toilet trips) but my pants are getting tight. I tried on a pair that fit me 2 weeks ago, I couldn't get them buttoned up. Not sure if its from my hips spreading or from baby sticking out in my tummy. I can't wait to wear some maternity pants! They're so comfy, I just have to get some that I can wear at this stage, my old ones are all too big still.
Finally got some maternity pants, so much better I also got a belly belt, which I'm using today, to extend my regular pants. I love this thing, I'm actually comfortable! Still haven't really gained any weight, but today I LOOK pg, which is exciting, to me anyhow.
I want to feel this baby move! For sure, not this "is it gas or baby" thing. I know the baby is hiding somewhere in the back from the way things go when I listen to the h/b (harder to find/hear, have to go from the side not the top). I figure thats why I'm not feeling it, but sheesh! Maybe if I lay on my stomach the baby will move around a bit. I want to feel kicks!
I have been a bit sad lately. With my m/c my edd was Dec 1st. Even though I'm pregnant now, it's still hard, knowing that I should be ready to pop right now, or even holding my precious baby in my arms. I miss that baby I lost, it seems like right now I miss that baby more than ever, now that it would be time for me to get ready to bring that baby home.
On a brighter happier side, I've been able to feel movement! Not a whole lot, but I've felt a good few thumps. Last night was my favorite. I was laying in bed, trying to sleep, and felt a good thump toward my right side. I moved my hand over it, and the baby kicked hard enough for me to feel it with my hand! I wasn't expecting that. After a few more kicks it quieted down, then I felt some more kicks toward my middle. No more after that, I think the baby was just trying to get comfortable. When I woke up this morning and listened to the h/b, the baby was on my left side, so it must have moved around some more. Now I feel it doing little flips, I'm having so much fun with this! I just love feeling my baby move, I just love this baby SO freaking much!
I've been in a lot of pain the past week, baby is hanging out really low, making my sciatic nerve act up. I'm getting frequent headaches too, gotta talk to dr about that tomorrow.
DH and I have decided to find out the sex at my u/s tomorrow, for a number of reasons, it just makes more sense. And I got the feeling he was only agreeing NOT to find out to appease me, but he really wanted to know.
I am SO excited about tomorrow. I can't wait to see the baby. I'm a little nervous too. I did my quad test a few weeks ago, I know if the results had come back bad I'd have gotten a call by now, but I'm still nervous. Mostly excited though
I miss Rita. I don't get to talk to her much right now, between my phone messing up all the time, work, and the fact that after work I am just tired of talking on the phone. I was supposed to go see her and Bree on Friday but Andrew came home from daycare sick, I'm glad I didn't go before Andrew came home, because I could have given something to Bree. I want Rita to have as much time off with Bree as she can get, but I can't wait for her to come back to work.
I miss talking to Stephanie too. We've both had such busy lives lately, we don't get to talk much. For awhile there I was really leaning on her, I came to rely on her so much, and even though I'm in a much happier place now, I still miss talking to her.
To sum all this up, I get to see my baby tomorrow
Ok, here's my lazy copy and paste of what I wrote about my u/s..
Ok ladies, you remember my big dilemma on to find out or not. Well we decided to find out what we're having and.........
Baby was so busy playing with my bladder we didnt' get a single shot of that area. The u/s tech said it was too early anyhow. The u/s went GREAT though. My cervix is perfect, no worries there right now. Baby was SO active, moving all around. Spent the whole time kicking my bladder, which I've been saying its been doing for weeks but now I have PROOF. Baby rolled on its side for us, then stretched its leg all the way up as far as it could, then rolled back. We got 2 face shots, a really good leg shot, and an arm shot, it was just so darn cute! My first 2 didn't move much during their u/s so watching the baby play was new for me. DH says it has a big nose, the meanie. I could feel some movement during the u/s, what was funny was that while punching and kicking, I didn't feel anything, but I felt it nice and good when it rolled. Yet it always rolled in a way that we couldn't see what I wanted! All my coworkers mistook the umbilical cord in the pic for boy parts, but I remember the pic and know that it is WAY to far up for that. So we have to wait and see!
I do have a low lying placenta, not over my cervix though. I'm not worried about it, chances are it will move up over the next few weeks. My dr said we won't worry about it until 28 weeks, if its still low then we'll have to talk about the implications of it.
My dr isn't too concerned about me losing weight right now, she said baby is fine, (Forgot to say 9oz), at this point its just a sign that momma is miserable Its not a trend she wants to continue though, she gave me a prescription for nausea to use when I have my headaches. It will help settle my stomach but also make me sleepy, which can be a good thing when you have a headache, helps to sleep it off. Hopefully that will help.
My next u/s is Jan 3rd at 9:40am, with my dr appointment at 10:10am, so hopefully then baby will be in a little bit better of a position!
(Will post u/s pics and belly shots tomorrow, I finally have BABY belly )
ETA: In that big novel of mine I forgot, BP is normal and quad test came back all good too
WOW, today I feel all sorts of movement! All sorts of rolling, punching, kicking. I love it!
I hate this day. I hate it I hate it I hate it. Today would have been my original due date with the baby I miscarried. I want today to be over. I keep trying to do things to distract myself and ignore it, not working too great.
I gained 1 lb back! Still under prepregnancy weight but hey, its something
DS commented that my belly is getting bigger and bigger. I think he's waiting for it to get as big as Ritas was, its going to be awhile for that. (I hope!)
I've finally got u/s pics online:
And my babies:
19 weeks today. I've been feeling a good amount of movement, fun It was cute last night, I was listening with my doppler, baby does NOT like it. He/she ran from the dr when she used it, was doing the same thing last night. I was chasing him/her around and suddenly he/she gave up and just started kicking and/or punching AT the doppler. It was so cute and I could feel it so strong! The baby was still mad and kicking and punching after I stopped so I had DH put his hand on my belly. He moved his hand and as soon as he did the baby kicked! I told him he missed it and he put his hand back, finally the baby kicked his hand! DH felt it, he said baby was MAD about the doppler. Baby will be happy to know I am sending it back this month. My billing starts over on the 22nd, so to be safe I'm going to send it back around the 15th or so.
Thats about it for now!