Well, I got really dehydrated again from throwing up so much so I had to get more IV fluids. They set it up where I could get it all done at home this time so that I didn't have to go to the hospital. I had a huge bag of fluids run for 24 hours, but I was still dehydrated. We ran another bag last night. i am waiting for the nurse to call today and tell me what's next. They were working with my insurance to see if I could get a Zofran pump that would pump Zofran into me all the time. I am hoping that gets approved and it will do the trick. While I don't have the IV hooked up now, I still have the line in my hand. We have to flush it out with Saline and Hepron to keep it good in case I need more fluids. However, this site is getting sore, so I think they will have to run a new line next time. One of these days I know this sickness will end. I am so ready for that time to get here. I will be 13 weeks tomorrow, so I think I should be getting closer to the end of morning sickness. (I hope). My parents are coming in for the weekend, so I am praying that I will feel at least half way decent and not be throwing up the whole time they are here. I can't wait to see them. They will be here in about 5 hours. YEA!
It's been a long time since I posted, but I have not been well. I spent 3 more days in the hospital and then about another week and a half on IV fluids. They tried everything, but nothing would make me stop throwing up. I was still throwing up several times a day in the hospital. They just sent me home because there was nothing else left to try. I had a Zofran pump in my stomach, Reglan in my IV fluids, and they were giving me shots of Phenergan in the hospital as well. Even with all 3 going, I was puking. That pump was really starting to hurt my stomach (I got bruised from it), so I decided to take it out. I stopped all of the medication. I figured there was no point in taking all of that if I was going to be throwing up all the time anyway. I seem to be doing a little better now. I'm still throwing up 1-2 times a day, but overall I feel a little better and I'm able to keep some food and liquids down. That's a big improvement. I am hoping that it will just get a little better every day and then in a couple of weeks it will be gone. I pray that I am not sick the whole time. The doctor took me off of the IV fluids (which I am so grateful for). I ran out of veins, so if I needed more fluids I would have to go to the hospital and have them put in a special IV that ran through my arm vein all the way into my chest. We really don't like the idea of that! I know that it will be worth all of this in the end. I already love our baby so much. I go back to the doctor in 2 weeks to see if I am gaining any weight. That's what the doctor wants me to focus on right now. I am still down about 10 pounds from when I first got pregnant. My belly is starting to really come out now. I had to buy some maternity shirts. I have a couple pairs of shorts and a pair of jeans that I can wear. That should get me through the rest of the summer. I am so ready for Fall to get here. We go in 4 weeks for the ultrasound. I am so excited to get to see our little one. We are going to find out the sex so we can get started on the nursery and everything. Right now I am just really looking forward to that. Well, I guess that's about it for now. I'll try to update sooner next time!
I am 16 weeks along today. Only 24 more weeks to go! I am doing much better with my morning sickness. While I still don't feel 100%, I have gone 4 days already in a row without throwing up. I believe the worst part is finally over. I am able to eat again. I have been slowly working up to eating like normal. I think I am about there. I have an appointment on Tuesday to see if I am finally gaining some of my weight back, and I'm sure I am. The doctor will be so pleased. On the 16th I have an appointment for the ultrasound. I can hardly wait. I just hope little baby doesn't have its legs crossed where we can't see. We really are anxious to find out the sex and start working on the nursery. Since I have been feeling a little better I have been cleaning the house. I am deep cleaning each room, so I only get one room done a day, but I'll get it back like I had it before soon enough. I guess I am going through a little bit of a nesting phase now too. I want everything to be perfect before the baby gets here so I am making a list for each room after I clean it. I want everything looking like new. Mark is going to have plenty to keep him busy the next 23 weekends. We are going to make the nursery in what is now our computer room. We need to find a new desk that will fit downstairs and pack up the closet and 3 huge bookcases filled with books. I'm still not sure where we are going to put everything, but we'll figure something out. Mark wants to paint and maybe put in new carpet in the nursery. I am finally starting to look pregnant. I don't think a strange would be able to tell. They would probably just think I have a big belly, but people who know me can tell. I have to wear big clothes or maternity clothes now. We found a bunch of maternity shirts on clearance at JC Penney, so I have several shirts I can wear now. Once it gets cold I'll have to buy a few more things. I am so anxious for the fall to get here. It is nearly September, so it shouldn't seem like too long before it starts to cool off. I believe time will fly once October gets here.
Last night we went a tour of the hospital. It seems really nice. They have huge rooms for labor/delivery. They have CD players, TV/VCR, a big bathroom with a shower, reclining chairs, and a rocking chair. A couple of hours after the baby is born, they move you to another room where you stay until released. We got to see the nursery and a bunch of tiny little babies in there. They were so cute! I actually started to feel really nervous last night. All of the sudden I thought, "Whoa! I am taking a tour of the hospital because I am going to have a baby in a few months!" We got a list of classes they offer, so we will sign up for a few of those in the future.
I keep having baby dreams. Most of them are scary, though because I am not prepared. I think it is because we still haven't done anything like start on the nursery. Last night I dreamed that I had the baby, but I fell asleep before I delivered. I didn't wake up until the next day and I remember any pushing or anything. I didn't know if I had a boy or a girl, even. It turned out to be a girl, and since I was asleep, Mark just named her without asking me what I wanted to name her. It was really strange.
I wish I knew already the sex of this little one. Sometimes I feel like it is a boy, and sometimes I feel like it is a girl, so that's no help! Either way, we will be so excited.
We were having the Ultrasound on Tuesday, but unfortunately Mark has to go out of town for work. He should be back Tuesday night, so I got the appointment moved to one day later, on Wednesday. I am hoping that the little one doesn't have his/her legs crossed, so we can get a good view.
I also wish we could somehow know what day the baby is going to get here. Mark's mom and my mom both want to be here when it actually happens, of course, and I want them to be here a couple of days before. They are coming from so far away, and it is difficult to know when they should come so that they don't miss it. I'm not sure what the plan is for the dads. Both of them have to be at work, so I guess they will come once I go into labor or something. Oh well, we still have at least 20 weeks to figure all of that out. I am just starting to worry about everything.
We got to do the ultrasound last week and it was absolutely amazing! It looks like we are having a baby boy. We are just so excited. (Of course, we would be happy either way.)It was so cool to see his little hands moving and his little heart beating. I wish I could have an ultrasound at every appointment. Mark has watched the video about 10 times now. He is so proud! We went shopping over the weekend and bought a ton of cute little boy clothes. It was so much fun! I can finally feel the baby moving. I love it! He was really moving in church on Sunday when the choir was singing. The music was pretty loud, so I guess he could hear it and he was dancing or something. So, it looks like everything is going just fine with the pregnancy. We couldn't ask for more than that!
It's been a long time since I made an entry here. Our little boy is growing as he should and is very active. I love to feel him move around in there. Last night I put the remote control on my belly so we could watch it move around as he kicked. It was funny to see that!
I went to the doctor today for my glucose test and I ended up being there for nearly 3 hours. I didn't know what was going on for a while there. I drank the sweet drink they gave me and then I saw the doctor. She talked to me for a few minutes and measured my belly a couple of times. She said I was on the fence on the measurements, so she told me I was going to get an ultrasound. I went back to the waiting room until the ultrasound technician called me. Once I got in that room, I was told I needed to go back to the lab so they could draw blood for the sugar test. Then I went back to the u/s room and had the u/s done. I was sad that Mark wasn't there because I knew he wouldn't want to miss that, but I didn't know it was going to happen, so there was nothing I could do about that. The technician did all the measurements and said everything looked good. She got me a nice face shot of the little boy, and I asked her to get one for me from between his legs because I knew his daddy would like to see that. I went back to the waiting room and waited for a really long time. Luckily there were some other women in there due around the same time as me, so we passed the time by talking about that. They finally called me back and told me that everything was just perfect with the ultrasound and that the baby was measuring at 28 weeks and 2 days, which is exactly where I am! My iron level was low last time I went, but it has increased some. I am supposed to continue to take my vitamins, iron pills, and eat iron rich foods. Unfortunately, I failed the glucose test, so I will have to go back on Friday for the 3 hour test. Hopefully I will pass that one. I have had enough problems through this pregnancy. I really don't want to add gestational diabetes to it!
I have still been getting sick, but luckily not as bad as before. I will still have some bad days where I throw up 5 or 6 times, but mostly it's just once a day and sometimes not at all. I finally started gaining weight. I could hardly believe it when I got on the scale today and had gained 8 pounds since last month! WOW! I think a little of it is water retention, but it was nice to see some progress in that area anyway. I had to take my ring off last night because I started to swell a bit. I feel weird not wearing it, but it's just a couple more months until this will all be over.
We are flying Mark's dad in next week to stay for two weeks to help do some projects around the house. We have a lot to get done still and it's going slow since I can't really help much. So, he is going to come in and help Mark get all kinds of things finished up. That makes me feel better about having things ready in time.
Well, it is almost 2004. So much has been going on lately, but I have been so bad about journaling. I have had a lot of vaginal pressure starting a few weeks ago. My doctor did a fFN test on me to determine the possibility of going into labor within two weeks. The test came back negative, so that was good. She said that she doesn't mind if the baby comes anytime after 34 weeks, which will be this Saturday. Although I want our baby to stay in as long as he can to get big and healthy, I would not be dissappointed at all if he decided to come early. I am just feeling so miserable now. My back has been hurting so bad the past couple of days and I'm just always uncomfortable. My morning sickness has gotten worse lately as well. I am ready to feel "normal" again. I still don't think that my stomach is huge, but it is big enough to make things very difficult for me. It is so hard to bend over to put on my socks or pick something up. I'm tired a lot and I get a lot of Braxton Hicks contractions. I also feel more uncomfortable when the baby starts stretching in there. He's been getting the hiccups every night lately too. I am just so excited for him to be here. I cannot wait to hold him and kiss him. It still doesn't seem real sometimes that we are having a baby. Last Saturday I thought that my water may have broken or sprung a little leak. We ended up having to go to labor and delivery for me to be tested. We were there for about 5 hours. Although it turned out to be nothing, it was a good experience for us. We got to see how it would be going to the hospital in the middle of the night, where to go at the hospital, where to park, what the labor and delivery rooms are really like, and how it feels to be hooked up the the monitors. I think that when the real thing happens we will be a little calmer knowing what to do. Mark is just so excited about getting to meet his little boy soon. He thinks that he will be here sometime around the middle of January. (My mom is predicting he will deliver on my birhtday- the 24th). I just don't know. I had always figured he would be late, but since he has been head down for a while and is really low, I am thinking he may just come early after all. We'll just have to wait and see. We really need to pick a name soon, too!
I am so tired of throwing up! (Just did again) This has been the longest 8 months of my life. I have such a fear that after the baby comes I will still get sick all the time. I just pray that once he's here I'll finally feel good again. Hopefully I won't always have a bad taste in my mouth, foods will taste the way they used to for me, and I won't feel queasy all the time. The thing is that I know it is all worth it. I want so badly to meet this baby boy. My doctor said on Monday that she would love to see me go to 36 weeks and then deliver anytime after that. That would be wonderful to me if he came earlier than February. As soon as he is healthy enough to enter this world, I want him to be here with us. The anticipation is killing us. We are just preparing like crazy. We're planning everything that we need to do before leaving the house when I go into labor and planning what to do when we get to the hospital. We just can't wait! I think we finally decided on a name. We are not telling anybody until he is born. That was my idea to keep it a secret, but now I kind of wish I hadn't thought of that because I want to talk to people about it now. But, there are 2 names we like and we just have to decide which one we want to be the first name and which to be the middle name. Well, hopefully he'll come soon and I won't have to keep it a secret for too long!