Hello, Im jen and six weeks pregnant. My husband, Jeff is absolutely thrilled to pieces. We found out the day after his birthday. Its been an interesting pregnancy so far. We were on fertility drugs to help us concieve and now im on progesterone to help maintain this pregnancy. Ive noticed a few things so far, like nausea, gas and rolling hunger. Ive noticed i cant eat bananas or greasy foods but i can eat bread and ice cream. We nicknamed our little one timbit, because he/she is so small. We have our first ultrasound July 18th, so ill post more when I know more.
Turns out, we are further along than we thought. We are due the end of February and we are just over 9 weeks!!! The ultrasound went quite well-doctor said everything looked good and is referring us to our ob-gyn at Mount Sinai!! So excited!! We're telling our parents next weekend, which is so exciting because we dont know what their reactions will be. Ill post more after next weekend.
Sorry I havent updated in so long-We've had three ultrasounds now and have moved back to my hometown to be closer to family. We are just past the 5 month marker and literally counting down the weeks until we are a family of three. The baby is doing well, this one is a real mover and shaker-loves to rotate from side to side and especially seems to love sitting right under my belly button. No unusual cravings to speak of, their more spur of the moment things. Next appointment is the end of the month and then we're in the home stretch. We're registered for Prenatal classes starting in November and we've arranged a tour of the hospital. We wont pre-register until January-no point in jumping the gun. Thats all for now.
As we now draw up on the 30 week marker, i find myself feeling very nervous. The baby is growing strong and healthy and is always very very active. I have no doubt that he/she will be born healthy. I guess im just nervous about the pregnancy ending and mother hood beginning. Ive just gotten used to being pregnant, even with the muscle cramps, weird cravings and kicks all day and night. I think having the baby will be bittersweet-it will be bitter because the pregnancy is over and the new challenge of motherhood has begun. It will be sweet to finally hold my little "timbit" in my arms and actually see if its a boy or a girl. We finished our prenatal classes last night-boy was that weird. I am glad we took them but i have never met a more unfriendly bunch of people in my life. Now as the countdown begins, I find myself also worrying about the nursery, the car seat, all the things we have on the registry that are not dissappearing or being checked off. I think we will have to buy the travel system ourselves, because its a month's wait to get the car seat inspected and we definitely cant put it off until February. I have a sneaky suspicion that this kid may be a January baby. only time will tell.
Okay, I broke down last night. I have to admit I am scared and nervous and feeling very unprepared as we enter the home stretch of this pregnancy. I worry that this baby might come early, I worry that we wont have the nursery done in time, I worry that something might go wrong between now and the delivery. I know I should be strong right now because I know the baby is extremely active, reminds of me the energizer bunny, just keeps going and going and going. But I worry about long term things that are heridiatery, like ADHD, diabetes, thyroid trouble, dyslexia and obesity. Its a very scary thing to think about a little one who isnt even born yet and worry about their future, their health, their life. I think sometimes, I should just take a deep breath and take it one day at a time, just keep trusting that God knows what He is doing and everything is going to be alright. One day at a time. . .
Once again, i find myself overwhelmed with worries. All this stupid dental work I have to get done is costing an arm and a leg. Of course, we have no dental or medical insurance, so I can only get it done in pieces. So we just paid a dentist for an examination, in which he decided to take XRAYS after I specifically insisted he not because I am pregnant. In turn, he told me I should work out more to lose weight and insisted that fillings I had done last year werent done right and needed to be redone. I am so not going back to him but now I have to pay for that examination and xrays, plus still pay for the emergency dentist who did a temporary fix on my teeth and still turn around and pay for the stupid reevaluation of my teeth in the new year. I can only hope and pray this lawsuit pays off soon, because otherwise we are going to be so screwed!! dh reminded me today that both his jobs will be cutting his hours back in the new year and im thinking oh $hit, what are we going to do? we got a lot of bills and Im thinking, yeah, here we go, he works days, I work nights again, same $hit different day. What i wouldnt give for him to have a full time job that pays well and I could work somewhere part time, maybe two or three evenings a week and then I could devote majority of my time to raising baby. I dont like the idea of hiring a nanny or paying for a daycare, because I might as well stay home then. I dont know whats going to happen but im so worried now.
Today seems to be a better day. We are going to take it one day at a time. I sleep a bit better at night now-I put a pillow between my legs, seems to help take the strain off my hips. The baby has been extremely active, even at night, which again, makes me wonder about adhd in the long run. I count my blessings daily and pray that this kid waits until at least 37 weeks. My bh arent too bad or too frequent as of yet, but I watch them carefully. I go see the dr. on monday, so I will discuss some stuff with him again. They are calling for a major snow storm today and of course, dh works out in the countryside, so i can only hope that he can make it home tonight.
31 weeks today-how scary is that? I called today to set up a preadmission appointment but they are closed until monday. This baby is so active-i cant believe how fast this pregnancy has gone by. We still dont have the nursery completed and I still am feeling nervous about being mom. I guess it comes with the territory.
I had my 31 week checkup yesterday-doc measured and used the portable ultrasound to check the baby. Everything is good, baby is almost 5 pounds, head down and facing my back. Baby hasnt dropped yet but its still early and I can wait. Baby must have been happy last night, because that is the best sleep I have had in ages. Doesnt help that I have a bad head cold but this kid is extremely resilient.
Well, I made it through the holidays with no problem. Sleep now there is a problem. Im getting maybe 2-3 hours at a time. The baby is extremely active at night, which makes me wonder if i dont have a night hawk on my hands. I like it being very active, lets me know the baby is okay. It was funny last night-I just sat there watching the bump go up to my ribs and down to my belly button about 3-4 times in a row. This kid means the world to me and Im so grateful to have come this far, I can patiently await the day I can finally hold my son or daughter.