Rita's Pregnancy Journal
I think I am still early to be starting a pregnancy journal. I am 6wks2days today. But today, we saw the heartbeat of our little baby!! That is something we have never been able to see before (after 3 losses) and DH and I are thrilled!!
I do have a bleed behind my placenta, and that makes me nervous, but my dr told me that it is very common and should not give us a problem. He did schedule another u/s for 3 weeks to check on the bleed and see how everything is doing.
Other than that, I am deep in the midst of m/s... I am going to try Unisom for the first time tonight. Hopefully that will give me some relief.
Okay, so I took half a tablet of Unisom last night, and I don't really feel like it helped. I still threw up my lunch.
And after eating a snack, I am sitting here queasy as ever... But I think I will keep taking it for a few more days. I really don't want to go to prescription medicine.
Other than that, I am just looking forward to Thanksgiving. Even though it will be hard not to tell everybody we are pregnant!
I started the Unisom on Friday for the m/s. I think it is helping a little bit. I only throw occasionally now. Before, I threw up EVERYTHING. Now I feel like I am getting some nourishment.
We were shopping this weekend and we saw these baby bibs at Target that said "I love Grandma" and "I Love Grandpa"... I told DH I wanted to get them for Christmas to give to his parents. I think he liked the idea, but he put them back on the shelf and asked if we could just wait a couple more weeks. He is still really nervous.
I have decided that this pregnancy is going well! I can't help but be optimistic, especially after seeing the hb!!
But, I know I will be nervous before our 9 wk u/s. So, after that, I am going back and getting those bibs!!
We had a great Thanksgiving. We went to MI, stayed with DH's parents, but also visited with my mom and sister. I even went shopping with my mom and sister on Black Friday. DH's mom guessed that I was pregnant when I didn't have any wine with dinner. But DH told her we weren't telling people, and as far as I know, she didn't tell anybody else.
This week will be my eighth week!! I talked to DH today, and we are both anxiously awaiting our next u/s. I think once we see our baby with a heartbeat (again!) and moving around, it will start to seem like we will make it! He is very nervous still. Everytime I go to the bathroom, he asks if everything is "ok". And he called me at work today to ask how I was feeling... That is the first time EVER that he has just called to check in on me!! He hates talking on the phone.
Well, next Friday we will have our next u/s. But, I want to make an appt with my primary OB, I want to get a prescription for a doppler so I can start hearing my baby's hb.
I got the best news last night! A friend of mine, who has been going through infertility treatments is finally pg!! I am so excited for her, and we are only 4 weeks apart. She didn't tell me exactly, but I think she will be due in early August.
I am just hoping and praying that they don't have any problems with the pregnancy. They have had such a hard time gettting pg, I would hate for them to go through any more struggles.
My mom is having her mastectomy today. It will be a 12 hour surgery, but two of my sisters are with her. I am praying that everything goes okay.
Well, it has been a rough 24 hours. My mom went through surgery yesterday, and the dr's said everything went okay. But when she went into recovery last night, she was not breathing well. They put her on oxygen, but she still was not breathing often enough. The original plan was for my older sister to stay the night in her room with her, but because of the breathing problems, they kept her in recovery overnight.
Then my sister called me at 5am. My mom was rushed back into surgery last night. She had reconstructive breast surgery where they took a flap of skin from her stomach and created a "new" breast out of it. Well, there was a bleed under the flap of skin, so they took her back into surgery to fix it. She was in surgery until 9am this morning. The flap failed. So now she is flat on one side. The dr said that there was no other option, and that the flap was no longer getting blood, and it would cause infection to leave it on.
My two sisters were very upset. They felt like this was a huge failure. But when my sister called me this morning and told me the news, she said "Mom's flap failed.".... I heard "Mom flat-lined". I was in the car and the heater was running. My heart stopped, and when she clarified what she meant, I was so relieved. But, in my mind, this is okay. She has been in surgery for the last 24 hours almost, and I am more worried about her health than if her boob is okay or not. But my sisters have been up all night, and they are both very tired. So they are going to go into recovery, talk to her, help her understand what happened.
This is terrifying. I just want my mom to be able to heal and recover. I can't imagine losing her right now.
I talked to my mom last night, she was very groggy, but it was good to hear her. I will try and call her this afternoon, hopefully she will be more alert.
On the pregnancy front, I am going shopping this weekend and getting some maternity clothes. I already have two pairs of maternity pants, but everything else is getting really tight. And, my work pants are all tailored, and they just don't fit anymore.
Also, I am going to my friends house for a holiday party. She is the one who just got pregnant by IUI, and I am so excited for her! So I am going to make some yummy mulled apple cider for her and I and everybody else can have adult beverages.
I am 9 weeks today!! And I moved up a flower in my ticker!!
I talked with my mom the other night. She is out of the hospital, staying at my sisters. She sounded really good, I think she is just relaxing and taking it easy.
I am on pins and needles waiting for tomorrow. I just hope the u/s works out okay, and the baby is still there, still growing on schedule. DH and I are both so attached to this baby, and we keep getting more and more comfortable with the idea that we are actually going to have a baby.
The other night in bed, he told me he was so excited about the idea of starting a family with me! He is such a wonderful person. I am the luckiest girl in the world to be married to my best friend. And we seem to get stronger every year we are together.