Monday, February 25, 2008
Thank you for all the supportive comments and prayers- I'm feeling a lot better now, and haven't heard a peep from baby- a good thing for sure ! I head back to the doctor next week Wednesday, I'm anxious to hear how things are and begin the one month countdown to find out what we're having!
Here's my lastest preggo question: I am a stomach sleeper- and I read in my pregnancy book I could start to hurt the uterus by laying on my stomach at night. I know I will eventually be forced to turn to my side when my belly starts to bulge- but am I really putting my baby at risk right now ? (I'm asking because I tried to sleep on my side last night and had a horrible time!)
Friday, February 22, 2008
I went to the bathroom around 11am to find that I was bleeding. Bleeding. The worse possible thing I can think of to see when you are 14.5 weeks pregnant.
Remember, I teach high school, so having a freak attack at school was not going to happen. Needless to say, I was more scared in that Teacher's Lounge bathroom then I've ever felt in my whole life. As soon as I could, I gathered myself enough to walk upstairs to get my husband from class (he also teaches at the school). The second my husband stepped into the hall, I completely broke down again. We walked to the side doors and I called our doctor's office. The nurse asked me all sorts of questions about if we had intercourse in the past 2 days (no) the color of the blood (dark) the amount of blood (medium) and made an appointment for me with another doctor in the office at 1:45, because of course my OB is off on Thursdays.
Kris and I left school anyway and went for a drive
#1 to pass the time
#2 to try and relax and think positive.
We got to the doctor's office about 20 minutes early, but were shuffled right in- thank God! The doc did an ultrasound (on the smallest ultrasound machine known to mankind) and praise God, we saw a heart beat and a wigglin little baby!!!!! It was the best image I have ever seen. Better then the first ultrasound, better then hearing the heartbeat. Knowing my little baby was safe and sound in my belly was the greatest gift I could ask for on my birthday.
Turns out I may have a low-lying placenta; which means my placenta could be touching or covering my cervix. The placenta could possibly (they never know for sure it seems) be trying to separate itself as my uterus grows, causing the slight bleeding. When I have my 20 week ultrasound in April, they will check for sure and we will go from there.
Best news: the baby is and will remain totally fine, regardless of the placenta position
Worst case scenario: I have to take it easy for the remainder of the pregnancy (no lifting, hitting ground balls to my softball team, vacuuming, etc) and I would have to have a C section at 36 weeks.
Today is a brighter day, and the whole experience made me oh so thankful of what an awesome man I married. He loves me and our baby so much, it's beyond words. I am so blessed to have him...
However, I would appreciate any prayers you wanna throw up there for me and my little bug-a-boo!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Remember, I'm a Spanish teacher at a high school. Well, right now I have a student teacher- so I am currently teaching 1st period, and my student teacher then takes over to teach the remaining periods (she lets the pro show her how its done- hahaha)
Ok, so I'm teaching 1st period this morning and I am at the overhead projector when I begin to feel like I'm going to faint- like the black clouds are coming in and I'm seeing stars. Not wanting to act like a fool in front of a classroom of 15 year olds, I sit down in the nearest desk and keep talking. When the feeling does not pass, I calmly head to my desk and take a drink of water and eat a hershey kiss, thinking perhaps I have low blood sugar, even though I ate a significant breakfast this morning.
After taking my drink and eating my kiss, I head back up to the board: that's when I know this could get ugly. I walk back to my desk where my student teacher is seated, and ask her to take over while I step out to get some fresh air ( I teach in a portable so you can walk outside just opening the door). When I get outside it gets really bad. I'm not sure what to do at this point because I can't sit down or I'll get a frozen butt (North Idaho still has snow everywhere!) . At this point, I begin to feel nausious, and I know I'm going to blow chunks. So, with the little vision that I have remaining that the evil black stars has not stolen from me, I briskly walk to the side of the portable and throw up my decaf tea, bagel, and cream cheese. Sorry if this is grossing you out, imagine how I felt! The whole time I'm throwing up and praying for no students to come waltzing out of the building to see Mrs. Knowles tossing her cookies... thankfully those prayers were answered.
After throwing up, I"m happy to notice my fainting spell has passed, and calmly walk inside to the office and call my doctor's office. The explanation I got was that I have increased blood flow because of the baby in my belly, and we're aren't sure why I threw up, could be morning sickness but who knows. Great, thanks. I feel so much better now.
I love this little baby and love that I'm pregnant, but I just want my body back- so I can know what's going on for crying out loud!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The rules are to link the person who sent this to you and leave a comment on their blog so their readers can visit yours. Post the rules on your blog. Share 7 strange/wierd facts about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, linking their blog. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
** My life is not that random, so please stop reading if you are hoping to be educated... you can keep reading if you want to be mundanely entertained.
- I really hate bananas or anything banana flavored. I have never liked them, even as a baby.
- I was engaged when I was 20 years old- for 3 months. SOOO Glad that didn't work out.
- I am horrible at math, and (embarassingly) bad at counting!
- I am an optomisitic person, and very honest. I don't think I care enough about other people's complaints- I don't ever think anything is that bad. I don't know if this is a good thing, or a fault.
- I looove celebrity gossip- but am not really into drama in real life, particularly, my life. I think that is why my hubster married me- he isn't into drama either. Save the drama for your mama
- I fiercely love my family. The only thing that brings me to tears just to think about it is how much I love my mom, dad, brother, and KK.
- I have this weird habit of checking out other people's hands. Like a hand fetish. I can remember what all of hte people in my life's hands and fingernails look like. I think it might be tied to the fact that I have chewed my fingernails since I was 4 years old (which I deture from with the aid of acrylic fingernails) and totally hate. I also obsess over keeping lotion on my own hands at all times. Now that's a weird/random fact for ya.
** I apologize for the spelling errors... *&^% spell check won't work!!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Everything went absolutely perfect at our 3 month appointment today! It was amazing- watching that little baby kick and move its little arms around. It was like the baby was waving at momma and daddy- "I'm here!" It made me really really feel, for the first time, that I am carrying a real, live baby in my tummy. I got home and cried like I was a baby to my mom; I am so happy and blessed for this little gift.
And... the other best part of the appointment- I have only gained 2 lbs!! I was expecting at least 10! Whew!!! Now I can relax and let loose! haha- just kidding, but what a relief!
Ok- I've got to go thank God for my life!
Monday, February 4, 2008
Nearing the end of her first three months, the Lilliputian inside you is now fully formed. She's still tiny, though -- at about 2.5" she's the length of an iPod Nano. Her job for the next six months is to strengthen all the systems the two of you have worked so hard to set in place. Brain configuration is nearly complete as her synapses start forming. The pituitary gland is starting to produce hormones: growth hormone, prolactin and more. Her heart is hard at work, pumping several quarts of blood through her body every day!
In addition, her kidneys are developed enough to start filtering liquid -- which means she's getting a head start on those dirty diapers. Her urine will actually become part of the amniotic fluid. She's starting to look more human now as well: her eyes have moved closer together on her face and her ears are nearing their final resting places on the sides of her head.All this development means she can now respond to external stimulation -- she may squint at a bright light, open and close her mouth or give you a show of jazz hands.
And one more thing: the genitalia have finally developed their distinguishing characteristics, so chances are good that at your next ultrasound appointment, you could find out what you are having!
It is hard to believe we are at 3 months tomorrow.. already! This pregnancy is going fast-and slooow- at the same time. I am starting to feel more connection to this baby- I find myself rubbing my tummy all the time :) I cannot wait to be a mommy! We go to the doc on Wednesday for our 12 week exam/ultrasounds, I can't wait!
We also decided we will find out what sex the baby is. At first I was apprehensive and wanted the anticipation of the surprise, but KK really wants to find out for nursery preparations, so I relented. Now, I am so anxious to see what we're having- because I have no motherly-instinct feeling one way or the other!
My hope? A healthy, happy baby come August!