Being pregnant isn’t easy.

May 28, 2012 at 10:08 am (Intro)

Being pregnant is a challenge!  I told my Hubs this morning that I’m really not enjoying this right now.  When I sleep on my back, my back is sore. If I sleep on my front, my breasts hurt and I wake up nauseaus.  I slept on my right side and my right hand was numb. I’m only 9 weeks!  I’ve got approximately 29 more to go.  I’m always tired, and pretty much every time I brush my teeth I throw up. I prick my finger to check my blood sugar at least 4 times a day, give myself shots twice a day, take oral meds twice a day, and a progesterone suppository twice a day.  Plus I work full time at a job that has me on my feet the entire day (minus lunch).  I know that this is worth it and I know that this is what I want, but it’s getting pretty hard right now.

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Update

May 21, 2012 at 9:34 pm (Intro)

Hubs and I had our first meeting with the perinatal doctor today.  This was the doctor who last year told us that our pregnancy was not viable and a week later prescribed the medication necessary for my body to finish the started miscarriage.  Even though we had already passed the point of where we miscarried last summer, this was the last big hurdle for us to pass before I felt that everything was truly okay.

We had a bit of a wait (what else is new?) but that was okay.  After doing vitals, they asked for a urine sample… oops, I’ve definitely got to start drinking more water before these appointments!  When the doc got into see me he started with an ultrasound, the part we were most concerned about…and everything looked wonderful!  The baby was measuring right on target and everything looked great.  They did notice a second cycst, this one on my right ovary but it’s not as big as the one on my left and neither are worrisome to him right now. 

There were a few concerns over my fasting sugars so we’re going to up some of my nighttime medicatinons and see if that helps.  If this doesn’t help by Thursday, we’ll consider something else, but hopefully that won’t be a concern. 

We were so excited about everything looking good last week that we bought Baby his first teddy bear last night.  For some reason I feel like this one is a boy, but I guess we won’t know for a while. 

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Pregnancy Scare #1

May 11, 2012 at 9:51 am (Intro)

Last summer we miscarried around 7 1/2 weeks, after finding out that Ducky had stopped growing at 6 1/2 weeks.  We went from a heartbeat, to a slowed heartbeat, to no heartbeat.  And when we saw there was no heartbeat left, we went ahead with an induced miscarriage with pills.

On Sunday (6 weeks even) I stopped feeling any morning sickness at all, not even queasy.  I was slowly getting my energy back, being less tired.  By Tuesday morning, my breasts were not tender at all.  And I’d been having some cramping.  Needless to say, I was getting a wee bit worried.  My insurance has a 24 hour nurses line, so Wednesday night I gave them a call.  The nurse talked through things with me and told me that with my history and the timing, she’d strongly recommend me seeing a doc and getting an ultrasound right away.  She was able to schedule me with a new doc the next morning (9 hours after the call I was in seeing a doc).

After several questions, she checked to see if she could see any blood at all in the vagina. None! (very good news!).  Then she did the ultrasound.  Everything looked good.  Snoopy (baby’s nickname) was measuring at 6w3d but it’s hard to get a super accurate measurement this early, so it’s okay that it was off by a day.  Also, we got to see the heartbeat. The doc said that she wished she had a crystal ball so that she could tell us that everything was going to be okay, but that it all looked good for now.  She did request some blood work to check my progesterone levels and later called me to tell me that they were lower than she wanted and so prescribed pills to be inserted twice a day until we hit 12 weeks.  I can do that. We’ll do follow up bloodwork on Monday to make sure my progesterone levels are rising.

I won’t feel completely comfortable until we have our next appointment at 7w5d and they do another ultrasound to make sure all is okay, but I’m feeling better.

It was a scary few days, not helped by the fact that Hubs is sick (it’s been a week!) and we both have allergies making us miserable. Plus work is pushing me pretty hard right now.  But that’s all okay, because I’m growing a baby, one that we’ll meet around Christmas who will make this all worth it.

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So it has been a while…

May 5, 2012 at 11:53 pm (Intro)

I’ve been avoiding the blogs lately because I’ve had something to say but had to tell a few people in real life first…..

Hubs and I are pregnant!

We’re 6 weeks pregnant and aren’t so good at keeping secrets, so I’ve gone off the webs since I’ve a reader or two who actually know us in real life.  We’ve told our families, and tomorrow we’ll get to tell our friends at church.  I kow that after our miscarriage last year, we probably ought to be more cautious, but we love the people around us and know that if the worst were to happen again, we’d have support from them.  These were the people who gathered around us and prayed as we cried, friends who are just as close as family.  We had seven cycles of trying to time things right, of praying, hoping, peeing on a stick and being disappointed one month after another.  And now we get to stop all of that.

Our due date is December 30, but we’ve already been warned that we should expect to induce 1-2 weeks early since I am high risk (diabetic). It’s going to be an adventure folks!

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