Monday, April 7, 2008

2nd Dr Appt. Update

I'm back from my dr appt.

**Heard baby's heartbeat, in the 160s.

**My BP was a little high, its never been high before, but for now we attributed it to stress over the gallbladder issue.

**She said my gall bladder didnt look real good, but there were no stones so we are going to wait until after the baby comes and then do further tests. I prefer that. She said if it gets really bad we'll just tough it out and treat me for the pain. Then about 12 weeks post-partum she'll order some new tests, they are nuclear so we cant do them now anyway.

**I have lost 2 lbs. But I think my belly is bigger, I have new stretch marks ( I had a bunch before due to rapid weight gain after I stopped BC Pills due to PCOS).

**Next time I'll have my blood work done, then schedule my big ultrasound, the one we get done 4D and have a DVD of it and fine out if its Isaac or Elizabeth in there!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

2nd Trimester Here I Come!

I made it! All the way through the first trimester. Well technically that mark comes in a day or two (I'll be 12 weeks tomorrow) but I better blog now while I have time to and actually remember the thoughts in my head! I thought this would be a good time to update everyone on my pregnancy....things have been going good for the most part. I haven't (and hope I don't) had a lick of morning sickness. Very few food aversions. I crave stuff a lot, but I did that not pregnant...right now I want Shock Tarts...I haven't had them since high school and they sound yummy for some reason.

I have had some other troubles going on, semi-pregnancy related. It seems like I might have developed a gall bladder problem. I spent about a week and a half having "attacks" of the worst pain of my life. I'm talking double over, throwing up, walking the halls (because lying down and sitting makes it worse) bawling and begging God to make it stop. Tylenol, the pregnancy safe pain reliever, had no effect. And they usually occurred only at night, making for a VERY tired pregnant lady. Thanks to some faithful prayer warriors the pain stopped. I did have a gall bladder ultrasound yesterday, I still don't know the official results, the radiologist had to "read" them. The techs were muttering something about "sludge" and "some small stones". Not sure what that all means, doesn't sound overly great to me. The doctor said if it is my gall bladder there is possibility of surgery, which worries me since I'm a big baby and worried about my baby. But I'm trying not to stress about it. God gave me this little one and He'll take care of him/her and me. This is my miracle baby, the child I thought I'd never have.

Even with a mommy in pain, baby seemed to be doing fine. Last week his/her heartbeat was 186bpm and s/he was jumping around in there like a Mexican Jumping Bean. I still haven't felt it, can't wait for that moment! Still in my regular clothes, though the "fat pants" are not as loose as they used to be! Pajama pants are my friend after 5 and on the weekends. I do feel like I've been doing a ton of situps! And if I press in just the right spot things feel "different."

This has been an amazing experience so far and its only getting better. Can't wait to enjoy two more trimesters then get to hold my little one. I do probably need to get busy on the baby's room, I have so much to do! I cant wait to find out what we are having. We have our names picked for boy or girl. Unless we change our minds that is! But we are pretty set on Isaac Terry or Elizabeth Ann.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Pregnant lady needed cookies. However, I had no chocolate chips, but I DID have a bag of dark chocolate Hershey's Kisses in the freezer. Still good, but hubby dear wouldnt eat them because they had the funny look that old chocolate has. So...I chopped them up, they didnt chop as neatly as I expected, they almost grated themselves, but it made for wonderful cookies with specks of chocolate all throughout! YUMMY YUMMY! I froze them and am only baking a batch at a time so we will have yummy hot cookies whenever we feel like it!