Saturday, February 25, 2012


The big anatomy scan is coming up. Unfortunately, we booked the appointment right after the start of the new year, so it has been on my mind for a while. As our appointment gets closer, time seems to go even slower. I think I have spent more time online on "birth boards" this time around than the last. Originally I wanted to see if other people were as sick as I was and how they were managing. Now it just seems to fuel my anxiety as I read about some of the things that have gone awry with the health of the mother or the baby.

I have to remember that I am doing the best that I can to take care of myself and the little uterine passenger. I have to keep reminding myself that I have done this once already and that somehow I did manage to bring a beautiful healthy person into this world. I hope and pray that I am able to do it again.

18 weeks tomorrow.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Weeks 14 and 15

Progress is slow. Time is even slower, I feel like I have been pregnant forever already and we have not even reached the half way mark yet.

  • At the appointment last week with my midwife, their scale showed I gained 4 pounds. I was nervous about gaining 4 lbs in two weeks but she said its fine since I am still just trying to gain back all that was.
  • Tapering the IV hydration. Down to just half a liter a day
  • Also trying to taper the IV zofran, with the goal of getting this thing out of my arm
  • Spending time with Madison again during the day so Greg can work
  • Some creative energy is returning as well
  • Was able to make it out of the house and to my sister in law's baby shower all by myself
  • Still many food aversions and smell sensitivities
  • Heartburn
  • Finding a comfortable position for resting/sleeping
  • Drinking water throughout the day
  • Shortness of breath ( already?!?!)
  • Round ligament pain
  • Low energy on a good day, down right exhausted most of the time
Random other things:
  • Realized that the next time I see Madison's pediatrician for a well child check, I will have another baby with me
  • Really want to be somewhere warm so I can swim. The idea of gym pool sounds repulsive to me right now (when the warm weather comes they take the roof off which makes it more bearable)