December 10, 2009
6 weeks 6 days
Well, I am home from my appointment and am so happy with my doctor. I'm so happy that I made the switch to go this clinic. He came in and we talked a little bit about symptoms. He asked if I was tired (check), tender boobs (check), and nauseated (check). I said that it was on and off and that I wish it were more constant and he said it sounds like I'm doing just fine. That they are all good pregnancy symptoms. He also moved my due date, which I knew he would. According to him I'm due 7/30. I hope you don't mind if I stay here on the August board.
He then brought up the u/s. He mentioned that with the past year that I've had he wanted to offer me some reassurance as soon as possible. He said that the u/s tech was gone today, so we would schedule it for ASAP to give me some peace of mind. I love it!! I go in Monday at 3 for the u/s. He said he wants to check to make sure there isn't more than one in there because I "felt" 7-8 weeks pregnant. At this point, I don't care how many are in there, as long as there is a healthy beating heart in there!!
(TMI) I also mentioned some itching that I've had in my womanly parts. I've been dealing with this itching on and off for 7 YEARS!! No one could tell me what was wrong and so I mentioned it today because it's been itching so bad that I start bleeding. He started asking me some questions and sure enough, he knew what it was. He sent me home with a prescription :yahoo: The only stinky thing is that it is something that I will have to deal with on and off for the rest of my life :(
Overall it was a great appointment. I even got the newest copy of WTE. Now I can't wait for Monday to get here.
December 12, 2009
7 weeks 1 day
I cannot wait for Monday to get here. All morning I've had this pain in my abdomen and it's really freaking me out. It's constant and won't go away. I also haven't felt sick yet today, and usually after I eat something I feel sick. I can't help but think the worst! It's crazy how emotions can be all over the place. Thursday I was so happy, so confident, and now I'm scared and not sure what to think. I know I can't change the outcome, but am hoping and praying that I get to keep this baby.
I've got things to do this weekend that will hopefully keep me occupied, but I know Monday I will be a wreck. Today we are heading over to my sister's and we'll be letting the kids make letters to Santa and dough ornaments for the Grandparents. I've also got to do some laundry. My washer is being funny. I think it might be alright, but I'd rather be safe than sorry, so we're going to do some laundry while we're there too.
Thankfully my morning is pretty open on Monday, so I'll just have to suffer through a Math class and Reading class before I can head out the door. I'll be so nervous on my way there. I already am. I've been trying to decide if I want to look at the u/s or not. I'm so scared of what I'm going to see, but if I don't look I'll be angry with myself. I just want to hear the heartbeat...please!
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Well, I've had a little nauseus this evening, but still nothing constant. I know every pregnancy is different, so I need to keep reminding myself of that. I just am so worried. I am counting down the hours...41 to go! I'm just going to keep thinking my positive thoughts and telling Cam that s/he needs to stay put and I'll see him/her in 7 months :)
December 13, 2009
7 weeks 2 days
Ugh!! That is the second night in a row that I've had the most disguisting dream ever!! I'm not even going to go into detail because when I have it, I nearly vomit in my sleep, and I don't feel like throwing up this morning! I know the hormones make us have crazy dreams, but seriousy...this one is just nuts! The other night I had a dream with Michael Myers in it (from Halloween). Not sure how that one came about...I haven't watched the movie in months!! I did get a good idea from the dream though :) In my dream I had a really neat tattoo for my kids. It was each of their birth month flowers and above those were 4 little butterlies...3 of them were filled in with their birthstone color and the fourth one was white (lost in April) with a halo above her head. I think I might actually get that tattoo! I really liked it.
I'm getting ready to go to work at The Buckle. I'd rather stay home all day, but it's not an option. It should be busy today so I'm hoping time goes by quickly. I hate when it's slow! I also need it to be busy to make more money so I can pay off some of these bills. DH and I decided after Christmas all of our p/t money is going in his savings and each month we'll make a huge payment towards one of our bills. Hopefully we'll be able to get a few of them paid off before summer and then I'll be done at the Buckle. I want to enjoy my summer with just the girls before the baby comes, so we'll see what happens. Alright, I better get my butt in the shower!
December 14, 2009
7 weeks 3 days
Back from my u/s.....
And here's my peanut
I was so scared, but the u/s tech was really nice. She wouldn't let me see the screen at first because she wanted to get all of her measurements done and out of the way, but as soon as she started she said, "Oh there's one baby, and it's heart is beating." I was so relieved!! After she took all her measurements, so turned it so I could see the screen. I asked how big he measured and she said either 7w2d or 7w3d depending on the angle. I also asked about the heartbeat. I was hoping to hear it but she said it was 150 bpm. I think that's good, so I'm trying to relax!
December 18, 2009
Good golly I'm super bloated!! I feel huge. My sister made the comment the other day that I won't be able to keep this a secret for much longer. We'll see. I'm sitting here typing this and I have some sharp pains in my belly. I am trying not to worry, but can't help it. I've been pretty nauseus all day, so that's a good thing.
I'm waiting for a doppler to show up and hopefully that will give me some reassurance. I am starting to feel nervous again that this pregnancy won't make it. Ugh!!
December 19, 2009
8 weeks 1 day
Ugh!! I feel like poop today! I've been nauseus all day...and I don't know that it's even the right word. I know it's m/s though because I remember feeling this exact way with the girls. Nothing sounds good and even though I eat, I'm never satisfied.
I attempted to go to WalMart this morning with your sisters. What a nightmare! They both were so cranky. It was embarrasing!! I was able to get a few last minute gifts and the stuff to make the girls' shirts. They turned out cute although Lauryn put her hand in some of the paint and got spots on the bottom of her shirt. Nerd!! Here's what they look like:
Not sure if they'll wear them tomorrow or wait and wear them for just my grandma and your great-grandparents on Christmas Day. I'll have to ask Daddy what he wants to do.
Here's my belly at 8 weeks:
It's getting harder to keep you a secret :P I'm hoping to hold out a few more weeks, but this m/s and the baby bump is going to make it tough!
We had company this afternoon and it was nice to see friends. We told "Aunt" Christie and "Uncle" Josh you were on your way. I think they were happy for us, but they are trying to make Sophie a big sister so I think they were a little sad too! I hope they get their little baby bean soon! Alright, off to give the girlies a bath. They stink :lol:
December 23, 2009
8 weeks 5 days
I am lossing my mind!! I am baby-sitting your cousins and all of the kids are going crazy!! I blame it on the weather. We are supposed to be getting a HUGE storm. I hope we don't, but I've been checking on the weather, and it's not looking too good :( I hope we are able to make it to Grandma and Grandpa's on Friday for Christmas.
Yesterday I hardly felt sick at all. I don't know if it was because I was so stressed out at school or what, but I didn't feel sick at all. I really freaked myself out by the end of the day, but I'm not feeling to hot today, so I'm hoping your doing fine in there and growing like you should! I recieved a doppler in the mail from a really nice lady named Andrea. She found her LOs hb at 8.5 weeks, which is where Mommy is at today. I'm wondering if I should try it, or if it will just make my anxiety even worse. I might try it with the mindframe that I may not hear it. I really hope I can though. I want to tell the girls but I'm waiting to share your hb with them first!
I'm pretty much ready for Christmas. All of the presents are bought, and most of them are wrapped. Your cousin, Haley, was over yesterday and upwrapped several gifts. Little turd!! I'm going to make Daddy wrap them tonight. I've wrapped everything else. I think he can handle a few gifts. Alright, I better go make these crazy kiddos lunch, so they can nap and then we're making cookies for Santa :)
December 24, 2009
8 weeks 6 days
I think I heard Cam's heartbeat this morning. I have been so worried the last few days because I haven't felt as sick as I have been, so I prayed last night and asked God to send me some kind of sign to let me know whether this LO was going to be ok or not. I woke up this morning and decided to try out the doppler, and I think I heard the heartbeat. It was right under my c-section scar, so I dont' think it was mine, and the hb bounced around from 110-138. I am a little concerened because that is so much lower than I'm used to. The girls' hbs were always in the 150s, so this is new. I'm just so thankful that I heard it :D What a wonderful Christmas gift!!
I even let your sisters listen and explained to them that you are their little brother or sister and Addison asked if she could hear you cry :lol: I told her you were still in my belly and she understood because our friend Jenn just had a baby. I think she's excited though once she figured it out! I think we're going to tell family tonight, so I'm glad I heard the hb!!
December 25, 2009
Merry Christmas!! I can't believe another Christmas has come and gone. Your sisters are enjoying all of their new surprises, but at the same time, they're driving Mommy nuts! They have not grasped the concet of sharing! We went to Daddy's side of the family last night and told everyone about your arrival. They are all excited, but of course, most of them made the comment that you had better be a boy. That really upset me. I want you to be healthy, first and foremost. Gender is not important to me or Daddy. You are what you will be and we're happy with that!
We were supposed to go to my side of the family today but Mother Nature had other plans. We're in the middle of a terrible winter storm. It's been snowing nonstop since 3 PM yesterday. Ugh! Daddy is outside shoveling right now, but they're not recommending travel for anyone and we decided it would be best to stay home today and try to go tomorrow. We are going to go back to Daddy's side tonight if we can make it there. We'll see!
My m/s seems to be fading and I'm still having these sharp pains in my side. I don't know what to think but am trying to remain optimistic. I will call the doctor on Monday if I'm still concerned, but am hoping that all is well with you!! I can't wait until you're here with us next Christmas!!
December 31, 2009
9 weeks 6 days
I had another OB appointment yesterday and was kind of nervous. My m/s has faded some and I was starting to think the worst. The visit was with the nurse practicioner and she asked how I'd been feeling. I told her that I felt fine although my m/s had really subsided over the past week, so she decided to try to find your hb. She tried for a good minute or so, and said it was still really early. She left the room for a minute and came back and told me to grab my things. She ended up getting me in for an u/s to check the hb...I was nervous, but the tech said everything looked good. The HB was 163 bpm...nice and strong! She turned the screen so I could see you and you actually look like a little baby this time!! I am just happy that everything is ok...I'm hoping I can start to relax now...
Daddy has also decided that Camryn will just not do for a little girl, so we have decided that if you are our 3rd little princess, your name will be Hayden Anne. If you're our 1st boy, you will still be Cameron Keith. I started looking at baby things yesterday and I cannot wait to start buying things for you!!