Thursday, October 29, 2009

new belly pic

In one wk I get my next ultrasound :>

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

17th week appointment today

I had my 17th wk appt today.

I am up 8 lbs total. DR is not concerned even though that puts me at 280.

I was told that I have "perfect pee."

He did want me to watch my blood pressure because it was up a bit. Although he took it right after he had me climb up on the table so I expected it to be up a bit. *rolls eyes*

I go for my next ultrasound Nov 5th.

My SO and I got to hear the heartbeat via the Doppler and the baby is down at the lower right side of my torso (in the fattiest area which is also where I have the least sensation since my emerg C-section in 2002).

Heartrate was 130 at this one, during my 13 wk ultrasound it was 165 (but the baby was moving like crazy during that). I asked if something was wrong and he said that the baby was likely at rest and that 130 was a good heartrate.

DR said if I don't have warning signs that there is something wrong then the baby is fine and I need to stop worrying so much.

re: H1N1 - I do not have a choice about getting it because I have a mild allergy to eggs so I am ineligible to have that shot (or the regular flu shot).

They did *not* have my maternal blood screening results back yet (re: risk for Down's etc...) so I have to call back on Monday a.m.

And I think that was everything.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I'm such a nervous nellie

So yesterday I noticed that my baby bump was not sitting as high as it was and since it was lower (more in my fatty areas) that it was not feeling as firm either.

Let the google searches ensue.

I couldn't find anything that said this was a bad thing, and I've not had any cramping or bleeding but I noticed that when I went to bed last night, I didn't feel the baby as much.

In general, I've been able to feel the baby when I am in bed at night, that's when the baby moves -- or at least when I notice (s)he moving.

I'm thinking this is because the baby has re-positioned into just an area where I have more padding.


I go in next wk for some blood work and have a longer appointment with my DR on the 28th.

I have the pre-birth clinic appt at the hospital on Nov 6th at 11 a.m. and my OBGYN appt on Dec 6th at 9 a.m. sharp.

I wonder when I get to have my next ultrasound? I really hope that we can be reassured that our baby is healthy and I'd LOVE to find out what my baby is.

A he or a she.

I keep wanting to say "she" but I've always wanted a girl.

When I was pregnant with the little man, I didn't know what I was having but, apparently, despite my desire for a girl (and many predictions saying girl) I would use the term "he" when I wasn't paying attention to what I am saying.

No one has commented on if I've called the baby a she or a he at this point so I still don't know.

Little Man said today, out of the blue, "maybe you'll have the baby on March 25th."

I asked why that day and he replied, "I don't know."

So Torin's vote in the baby pool is - March 25th and male

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The lay of the land

So, I feel like I am trying to get the lay of the land, so to speak. Because it's been a long time since I've been 14 wks pregnant.

The last time was when I was carrying my Little Man who was born in the summer of 2002.

At night, when I lay down in the quiet, I can feel that internal fluttering. As if being not quite tickled from the inside of my flesh. The awesome strangeness of it.

I felt it when I was 15 wks carrying Little Man but I started feeling it last week with this one.

I've read that when you are over-weight that one doesn't always notice but I think that specific sensation is one that a mother never forgets.

I have to go back to my DR on Oct 28th. A week prior to that, I need to go in and see the nurse and have the pre-screening bloodwork done.

After all, I will be 37 in less than a week and I am overweight. Hell, let's not play around, I am medically classified as "obese."

So there are worries.

And yet, I feel in my heart that my baby is going to be fine as long as we make it all the way through the pregnancy.

I feel I have received "signs" from my late parents - letting me know that this pregnancy is going to work out.

And even though financially we are a MESS - with T. not working and me working PT - I just feel like it is all going to work out for the best somehow.

My aches and pains worry me, but that's just because I think we need to get past a minimum of 26 wks for a baby to survive premature birth. Once I get to 26 wks, I imagine I will worry far less than I do now.

I made a post on my main blog mentioning twinges and aches in my lower abdominal area since I don't remember that from when I was pregnant with Little Man... luckily my neice had her 2nd child almost 10 months ago so pregnancy is far more recent for her than for me so I can just bug her when I need to ;>

Thursday, October 1, 2009

time line

M/C of surprise pregnancy starting June 10, 2009.

I was told to wait 3 cycles before TTC, that I might still experience pregnancy-like symptoms for awhile and that my period could take a couple of months to come back.

I did have a transvaginal U/S on June 15th (I think) which confirmed everything had been expelled.

I had some odd spotting in mid-July but no period.

Because I am older (37) and my birth Mom and grandmother started perimenopause in their 30s I began to wonder if that was happening to me.

Sept 24th I had a craving for a McD's caramel sundae. And I hadn't eaten one since my pregnancy with my son (born July 13, 2002).

Sept 25th - positive home pregnancy test & positive urine test at DRs office.

Sept 28th - transvaginal U/S to date my pregnancy. 13 wks and 1 day.

So we got pregnant about 2 wks after our m/c AND we were using condoms!