Well, I've known that I am pg for 15 days now! It seems like forever!! I'm still trying to patiently wait for more reassuring news at our next u/s - which is one week away. I stopped at the lab today, to look at the u/s photos from the last visit. I tried to see if there were 2 or not. I did see 2 black photos in some of the pictures, but it is impossible to know for sure. I'm really surprised they let me see them.
We have been having rain the past 2 days, accumulating over 9 inches!!!! Lots of flooding, and I'm worried it will be too wet to start our fence this Saturday. I'm looking forward to spending a week off with Mark, I hope we get some sunny weather. We went to John Bowman's funeral today, so sad, he was only 46 years old. I don't know how Heather will handle the stress and grief. I can't imagine losing my Dad right now.
Sara went into labor last night!!!!!!!!!!! She is 3 wks early! Unfotunately, she is having some trouble with hypertension and low platelet counts. She will not be able to have an epidural or ISN due to the platelets, so is trying to labor with only nubain. At about 2:00pm she was 5cm. I can't wait, and I so hope everything goes OK for both mom and baby. I'm so excited to visit.
So far with me, everything is going well. No spotting, just some discomfort at night in my back. I exercised today and yesterday, I'm really proud of myself. I'm thinking that my situps will really help with my back pain. I am continuing to pray that my baby is safe inside me, growing each day perfectly.
This morning I went to visit Sara and Tony at the hospital! They had a beautiful baby boy, 7 lbs, 1 oz, born last night at 5:59pm. They named him Max Anthony. Her labor went well, but she has a rare form of preeclampsia which will prevent her from coming home until Sunday. Luckily, she went into the hospital before she had any complications like seizures. The lucky duck got to deliver 3 wks early! And other than being sleepy from the medication, both mom and baby are doing great. Being in the hospital made me so nervous. I so want a child of my own, and I'm so fearful of losing another child. I really pray that everything will be OK.
We did start the fence yesterday. It was quite warm and not a cloud in the sky. The heavy rains made our back yard like a swamp though, and the clay was so sticky, we each had 20 lb shoes with clay stuck all over. It was pretty grueling work. We worked from 8:30 to 3 and put up 6 panels and 7 posts. 22 more posts to go!!!! OH MY!!!!! Today I am burnt, and tired, I feel hung over w/o having a drop to drink! I even feel a bit nauseous, but maybe that's the pg, who knows? Mark and I went to visit Sara and Tony last night. Mark held Max, and they are doing really well. Her platelet count still hasn't come back up, so they might not get to come home even today. No working on the fence today. Mark has a double header baseball game in Cleveland, and I think I may try to get out on the pontoon with Mom and Dad. I'm almost to 6 wks. I keep hoping and praying that everything is OK.
Today JoAnn Seibel and Mom are coming over to see the house with the finished basement, and then we are going out to lunch. Mark will be playing basketball at noon, so he won't be able to join us. This afternoon, Haley gets a much needed haircut at 1, and we need to purchase the remaining cement to finish the fence. We are half done, and stopped pretty early yesterday because Scott needed to go play softball and we ran out of cement. I am hoping we can finish it today, assuming it doesn't rain this evening.
Two gals on the February board have m/c already. This early stage of pg is so risky, and so so sad when things go wrong. I feel a little better making it to 6 wks 1 day, and I know my O date is right since I temped and used a fertility monitor. I have cut off Mark from bd'ing until the u/s. I just don't want to take any chances, and I know how devastated Mark would feel if I started spotting after. I figure better safe than sorry, and it's just a couple more days. Please Lord, protect my little one(s), continue to help them grow perfect in every way.
One more day until the big u/s!!!!!!!!! I am real excited, and I'm praying everything goes well. Haley's haircut looks real cute, and we finished almost all of the fence last night! We left the gate section out so our landscaper will have room to get the bobcat in the back yard. We didn't get done until about 9:45, and then rushed to Cold Stone for ice cream after we had showered. It tasted wonderful.
As for symptoms: My bbs are quite big, with plenty of veins. I get queasy if I don't eat, and I'm hungry often, but trying not to eat a ton. A couple of days ago I weighed myself and I was up to 146! Sucky! Still no spotting, some back ache at night, but maybe a bit better since I've been working out. With doing the fence the past 3 days, I haven't been working out, but now that we are done I will start again. My body is soooooo sore and tired from the fence. Also, I continue to have a stuffy nose.
We were hoping to go out to the lake today, but of course the sun is not shining. Maybe we will be able to tomorrow after the u/s. Please Lord, let everything be perfect, let this baby grow inside me perfectly.
The U/S yesterday went great! There is one baby, with a good heartbeat of 124 bpm. The baby is measuring perfectly for a Feb 8 due date. I spoke with Dr. Goerish this morning, and she said everything looks great. My 1st Dr. app is July 9th, I'll almost be 10 wks. I'm still worried, but I'm feeling much more confident now that there's a heartbeat. Today I've been feeling kind of nauseous all day, hopefully it's just today.
Well, everything seems to be going well. Yesterday morning on the drive to my EdD, I almost got sick, but managed to keep it down. I have been fighting off waves of nausea, but so far not too bad. My biggest concern is my weight gain, already 4-5 lbs and my pants are getting tight!
I'm hoping that settles down soon, I think I'm going to move the scale out of the bedroom, I'm too obsessive about it. My bbs are also HUGE! Sitting all day in tiny desks for my classes really sucks, but over half of the 1st week is done, and so far no out of class assignments. I've been making a few meals, even lasagna. I've been watching what I eat, so I'm really hoping I don't gain a ton of weight, but not much else I can do. I guess I'll just worry about it after I've delivered.
I can't believe I finally made it to 9 wks! This is the only pg out of all 4 where I haven't had any spotting! YEAH! I'm feeling pretty nauseous, particularly if I don't have something in my stomach. I don't really think I'm eating any more than I used to, but my weight today was 149. That's 7 lbs!! I've decided there is not much I can do. Now that my EdD classes are over, and I finished all my assignments for my online Bemidji class, I hope to start exercising again. My appointment is in 2 days, a small part of me still wonders if it is twins. I'm guessing I'll get an u/s since it will probably be too early to hear the baby with the doppler. Especially since I have a tipped uterus. We'll see if my uterus is measuring large. I get heartburn pretty bad t/o the day. Either I'm hungry, or feel stuffed and am burping up my last meal. I've grown out of my capris that I bought for the summer, oh well. Now I'm starting to worry about the health of this baby. I pray that everything will be OK.
My first pg appointment went great, despite the long wait because Dr. Goerish had to do an emergency c-section. My uterus is still tipped, so she did an U/S. Everything looks great so far, measuring 2 days larger than my due date, so I guess anytime btwn Feb 6-8th could be it. During the u/s, we could see the baby moving its arms, it was so neat. The heartbeat was 179, which is the exact same as Ben's was at this stage. She said that heartbeat is perfect, which makes me happy, but knowing that everything looked great for Ben, and then wasn't still makes me so nervous. She said my level II u/s will be btwn 18-20 wks, and she recommended I do the triple screen blood test, to rule out genetic abnormalities. She didn't recommend an amnio, I guess they only recommend that if the other tests show up problems. Both Mark and I aren't sure if we would have an amnio, the risks scare us both. And we won't abort, so the test would only be for our own preparation.
Rachel was here for several days, we took her up to the MegaMall yesterday. Mark and Rachel went on the new ride at the park in the mall, Timber twister or something of the sort. I'm feeling a little blue today, and not sure why. Maybe I'm just sad that our week off from work is over. Benjamin's birthday is right around the corner. I wonder what he would be like, what it would be like to hold him, to hear him say Momma or Dada.
My stomach is hurting pretty much all the time. I have bad heartburn, combined with achiness and fullness, and yet at times I'm hungry too. Not comfortable that's for sure. My next appointment is August 9th, I'll be 14 wks then. Maybe by then I'll be feeling a little bit better, as I'll be in the 2nd trimester.