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    Default Out Of Difficulties Grows Miracles! (pg edition!)

    Hello!

    I am Amber (26) and after 45 very long cycles I finally get to start posting over here, in my very own pregnancy journal! Yay! I have a very long TTC journal here so if you are ever bored and wondered what I went through to get here you can check it out.

    Today I am 10 weeks 5 days pregnant. So far I've already had some struggles. Weeks 4-7 I had several episodes of spotting. Everything from brown to bright red. it has been scary and has won me 4 u/s and thankfully everything with my LO is going just fine. At week 6 my morning sickness kicked in. After TTC for so long I aways told myself when I got pg I wouldn't mind any of the symptoms because it ment that I got to be pregnant and they were worth it. NOw I still think they are worth it, but after non-stop puking for the last month I am singing the same song- just a different tune. I've lost 6 lbs and counting. I have a Rx for Zofran and so far that has been a HUGE help but I run out of them soon and can't refill until April 17th. I'm hoping by then it's no longer an issue.

    I am at work right now, so I can't write too much. I work nights on a Mom/baby unit. Usually I am the nursery nurse. So I know my way around a newborn! That will be very handy for me later!

    Alright- back to work! I just wanted to get this up and going!


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    13 weeks 2 Days
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    Wow! I have been doing a crappy job keeping up with this. Mostly it is because I have been feeling so crummy. I ran out of my Zofran at the same time my m/s decided to kick it up a notch. I had 3 days where everything that crossed my lips came back up within 5 minutes. It was awful! Dh was threatning to rat me out to my OB, who was threatening to admit me for Hyperemesis. I already spend enough of my time at the hospital. The last thing I want is to be sleeping at work too. My OB really wanted me to take Zofran, which my insurance company really didn't want to give me. They finally refused to cover any more (stingy bastards!) so I switched to Phenergen. Which works just about as well as the Zofran, not much! I think I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with out the meds anyways. I don't want to jinx myself but the last 2 days I have only thrown up 2-3 times instead of the 10-12 I was doing. I am down another pound though, bringing my total to -7 lbs.

    Besides all that baby is doing well. At my last appt we didn't get another u/s (boo!) which really dissapointed DH since he missed the last one where I got to see the little arms moving around but we did get to hear the heart beat for the first time! That was pretty cool. I fully expected to be bawling my eyes out, I think Heather (my OB) expected me too as well but it still all seems so surreal that all I could do is lay there and listen.

    I still don't know when this all will seem real. Right now I am sitting in the nursery at work, holding this super cute little blond newborn who only stops crying if he is being cuddled and I keep looking at him thinking I actually get to bring one of these home too! Crazy! How incredible that right now at this very moment I'm making a whole other person! Seriously, that is just the craziest thing I could ever imagain! I do this for a living and I still can't wrap my mind around it!!
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    14 weeks!! In the 2nd Trimester!

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    Yay! I've made it to 14 weeks. It feels so nice to be in the 2nd tri now! Not only because I am feeling a TON better, but because the risk of m/c is now down to less than 1%!

    We got a dopple this weekend so every free second I have I lay back and listen to my baby's heart beat! It is such a beautiful thing! For some reason it feels so much more magical to be listening to it at home with my DH instead of being stressed and worried in the OB office. We called both of our parents and let them listen to it over the phone. My Dad was the only one who answered and he was so thrilled! For my mom and DH's parents we left a message playing it. My Mom called back right away in tears. The in-laws, on the other hand still haven't called back. I have a lot of trouble understanding my MIL- but that is a whole other story for another day. Today I am just going to enjoy being in the 2nd Tri!

    To celebrate the 2nd Tri DH and I went to Babies R' Us to look around and get ideas for bedding so we can paint the nursery. I LOVE to paint so I'm excited to get it going. I knew I wanted to get gender neutral bedding even though we will be finding out the sex so hopefully, if we are blessed with more children we can reuse it. I wasn't expecting to find anything that I loved, but amazingly enough we did! DH even picked out our crib! I was so excited that he was taking part in the furnitue picking, usually he just leaves that to me. I am too nervous to invest in the full bedding set and furniture so soon but we did walk out of the store with our first baby purchase in hand, a crib sheet so we could pick out color swatchs for paint!

    Here is our new sheet!


    Here is the crib set. I just love it!!!



    And here is the crib DH picked out!



    I love it because it's not too babyish and it can grow with our child, or just convert to a guest room bed later. We will prolly wait another month or 2 before getting the crib. The bedding I might buy sooner because I worry once I'm ready to buy it might not be around. It was a fun day!
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    I learned a very valuable lesson last night. Do Not Switch Pretnatals!

    The PNV's I've been on are DuetDHA. It's what my RE thinks are the best. they are very pricey (60$ per Rx) but they are "the best" so DH and I figured while I am pg I will take those and then once the baby is out and I'm BFing I will switch to something cheaper.

    At my appt my OB gave me lots of samples for other PNV's. I didn't plan on taking them since mine are so good and don't cause me any problems. But then I heard people raving about PrenateDHA, which happened to be one of my samples so I figured I would take those inbetween my normal PNV's to help with some of the cost. BIG MISTAKE! 20 minutes after taking them (with food) I could feel my stomach churning. It had been a few days since i puked and I did not want to pick it back up so I laid down an tried to will it away. No luck! Everything I ate that day (and I think a boot and maybe a sink too) came back up. Violently. It was so awful! I was puking so hard I was peeing a little too. The smell of my vomit made me puke even more! I must have looked so lovely! I'm so glad DH went out of town for business so he didn't see me like that!

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    Default 14 Weeks 2 Days

    Blah...... I am whiney today. Feel free not to read this, all I'm gonna go is moan and list my complaints.

    -My DH is coming home tonight, but I have to leave for work before he gets home so I won't see him for another 24 hours.
    -My head HURTS!
    -I am so sleepy but I can't nap because I need to get in the shower and go to work.
    -Today it was almost 80 degrees and I had to sleep through most of it (stupid working nights).
    -I have tomorrow off and it's supposed to snow 4 inchs.
    -I Don't want to go to work.
    -I'm gonna miss The Biggest Loser tonight.
    -I am so thirsty but drinking makes me sick.
    -I'm having a little cramping, which I am writing off as my uterus growing, but it's still freaking me out.
    -I Realy don't want to go to work tonight.
    -My libary books are due back soon, if not already overdue and I haven't read them because I have been so sick.
    -Did I say I REALLY don't want to go to work?!
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    Default 14 Weeks 4 Days

    Well, my m/s found me again. Darn it! Just when I thought I was in the clear. This morning I threw up twice after my breakfast and then I went to the barn to take care of the horses and I was getting so nauseas, hot and dizzy that I had to sit down for a bit while I was cleaning stalls.

    I jsut ate lunch and can feel my stomach churning in protest. I really hope it stays down. The bright side is today I can fill my Zofran. It won't be ready until 4, but hopefully that will help during the days and I can use the Phenergan at night since it knocks you out anyways.

    Other then that everything is going just fine!

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    Default 14 weeks 6 days

    A BIG for Zofran! And a BIG for Burger King! Without the two of you I would be a green, crying, puking mess on the bathroom floor!

    It's funny because before I was pg I never ate anything that was salty. No chips, no fries, no nothing greasy or sodium filled. I was all about the sweets! Today I just realized that it is reversed. I had to make my DH stop on his way home to get me Burger King before work and then I had to have one of the other nurses cover for me so I could go get more! I am loving cheeseburgers with extra onions, fries and fountain cokes. Three things I normally don't even like to smell.

    Today I am also very aware of my uterus. Expecially when I lay down. I can feel a defined Bump. I can't see it, but I can feel it. It's pretty exciting! I can't wait until I get bigger and can feel the baby moving!

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    Default 15 weeks 3 Days

    Dear Burger King,

    I thought you were my friend, but you have betrayed me. My poor sensitive pregnant tummy would turn 246 with everything except your lovely cheeseburgers with extra onions, no pickles and a delicious thirst quenching fountain coke. But now all that has changed. What happened? Where did we go wrong? If it was something I said, I am truly and deeply sorry.

    I used to think you flame broiled my nausea into submission but now I've learn I can no longer 'Have It My way.' I am willing to give you one more chance if you're willing. Please be kind.

    Sincerely,
    A miserable morning sick Momma-to-be.

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    So, I was laying in bed the other day feeling my belly when I noticed it is lop-sidded! I have a severly bicronated (V shaped) uterus and the baby is on my left side of my uterus, but I wasn't expecting to have my belly grow crooked! Surely, I thought, I was imagaining it. So I called in my DH and asked him to be the judge and he says "Huh, how funny. It is slanted." Hopefully I even out. I kept dreaming of being 8 months pg with 1/2 my belly full of baby and the other half still flat.

    I tried to take a picture. I can totally see the unevenness of my belly. Hopefully the pic shows it too. Looking at my feet (that look dirty because of my black Uggs that tint my tootsies) it looks like I am laying crooked, but I swear I'm not! Also, Ignore my Yorkie. He had bladder surgeries that left him with a drip so we have to diaper him. Poor Guy!



    I also took my weekly belly pic. I can't really see a difference unless I am laying on my back, but I figured I would post them here anyways. DH says with clothes covering my belly I look like I could be pg. I think I just look fat. Hopefully in the next few weeks it starts to look more like baby. Although, last night we went out with some friends and we were playing shuffel board. The guys were really drunk and told the waitress "Don't give that pregnant girl any more liquor no matter now nicely she asks for it." I was already drinking water while everyone else was drinking beer and she still said, as I was standing next to my very thin friend at the far end of the shuffel board table "Which one is pregnant?" That made my day that I must not look that tubby!


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    Default 16 weeks 4 Days

    Not too much new to report. I went to the OB today. It was a super fast appt. They did a blood, pressure, weight, the Quad screen and a quick doppler to listen to babys heart beat. I think we were in and out in 10 minutes! It was FAST! Dh was a bit dissapointed it went so quickly, but I would rather have uneventful appts then evenful ones. He did like listening to the heart beat though. While we were dopplering the baby kicked twice, so he also really enjoyed that!

    Today I have been struggling with morning sickness again. Its one of those days where everything I ate has come back up. I even had to have DH pull over a few time while we were driving so I could puke. No fun!

    Other then that everything is going well!

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