Sunday, March 30, 2008

Wow, I can't believe I'm almost 18 weeks already

It's been a while since I've updated everyone. Nausea is getting better, I only actually vomit a few times a week. It seems like if its not one thing, it's the other though. I threw out my back last week, as in it hurts to stand for more than 2 minutes at a time. My doctor said this could last the whole pregnancy because it sounds like my uterus is irritating my back. He is sending me to an OMT (osteopathic manipulative therapist). My first appointment is on Wednesday, I'm really hoping that things get better with my back quick. I feel crippled when I wake up in the morning and it lasts throughout the work day. Work is being less than sensitive about my issues, so that makes it even harder. Adam finally convinced me to take a couple of days off to myself and not go to work.
It seems as if the weeks are going by pretty quickly, at almost 18 weeks, I'm still not showing much. I have a very long body and obviously the baby is sitting on my back, so I'm not carrying out front yet. It's kinda nice to still be able to wear a lot of my pre pregnancy clothes still, there aren't many stores around here that sell maternity, actually there aren't any withing a 15 mile radius, so it's a trip to Augusta or Bangor if I really want them.
I had my 17 week appointment last week. The doctor didn't say much except that the heartbeat sounds great, and couldn't be any better. I could tell that he did have sympathy for me and my back since he has had back issues before. He said if I were 34 weeks he would be putting me on bed rest, but since there is a chance that it could get better that we should wait and see while seeing this specialist.
So I have to say that I have the best husband in the world, and I know that I repeat this many many times, but really, what husband would clean up vomit because his wife couldn't stop throwing up while trying to pick it up herself? He makes me sit down while he does stuff for me, he cleans, rubs my back and is always trying to make me feel better.
Someday I will pay him back by having his child ;)
We find out the sex on April 22nd!! Early birthday present for me!! I can't wait to start shopping. What is even better is that we just got a TJMaxx that is opening April 13th, so a lot of my shopping will be done there! I may or may not update before then!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

14 Week Appointment Today:)

I had my 14 week appointment today and we heard the baby on the doppler at 150 BPM:) The midwife said that the baby sounded very healthy and that I'm officially out of the first trimester!!! YAY:)

Other than that, I had my annual physical at this appointment, which wasn't so fun. Pap smear, mammogram, yada yada. I guess it's routine for early in your pregnancy.

The midwife told me in regards to my throwing up and nausea that I needed to up my dosage of Zofran (which doesn't seem to be working so far) and taking unisom and vitamin B-6 together. So I'm going to try that at night first to see how sleepy and useless it makes me. Who would've thought of taking a sleep aid for morning sickness?

I also have that nasty virus that is going around and you guessed it, I can't take anything except Robitussen PE which does not do anything except leave a bad burning sensation in your chest and throat after you throw it up.

Alright, the venting is over. Like I told the midwife today, I just want to enjoy my pregnancy and I feel like I'm doing more complaining than anything when I should just be grateful that Adam and I got here. Please don't take all this information as complaining, if you are a loyal reader, you know Adam and I are anything but ungrateful. I'm just hoping that the nausea ends soon cause that would solve a lot of problems.

Adam has been such a trooper through all of this whining. He rubs my back (when I let him) as I'm dry heaving over the toilet, opens doors for me and takes my arm when it's icy out and he thinks I'm going to fall. I love him to death. He's going to be such a good daddy:) He talks to Exit (what we affectionately call the baby until we find out what it is) and tells him/her to stop making mommy sick. I wish he/she would listen. HAHAH.

Until next time...

Sunday, March 2, 2008

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

Hello All! I just wanted everyone to know that March is endo awareness month! This is something I take very seriously since being diagnosed about a year and a half ago. Awareness on this subject is crucial to research that is done. The more people who know about endometriosis, the more we can get the word out and support researchers.

Please, as a friend or family member, do your part to support and educate people about endometriosis. Wear a yellow ribbon and explain to people what it means. If you are confused as to what endometriosis is, read up on it at Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women and if we can find a cure or a cause, it could be so many less.