Thursday, July 23, 2009

13 weeks

We are plugging right along. Last Wednesday I felt like I was on my death bed and sat in bed crying, more like bawling, for 1 hour straight to Colin until I was interrupted by lots and LOTS of throw-up. After that I felt SO much better. And gradually over this past week I have felt an improvement. It isn't huge but I am feeling better and for that I couldn't be more grateful! I still don't love or enjoy food but I can eat more and tolerate things much better. I also took Jonas on a walk yesterday and had energy to go to the gym (even if I was only on the precor for 20 mins at very low resistance). Thanks to my friend Mel for the good advice about gradual improvement, its really true.

I am happier this week about life in general, its amazing how feeling better can change your attitude. I am pretty sure Colin is a happier man too since I haven't complained as much. And although he hasn't gotten a lot of home cooked meals in a while he hasn't complained one bit, good man.

2 weeks until our next visit with the doctor. We can't wait to hear the babies heartbeat.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

12 weeks

Wahoo! I made it through the 1st trimester! I am hoping that any day now I will wake up and feel hungry, enjoy food, be un-nauseous, not feel like I have the flu 24/7, have energy to walk my dog AND go to a class at the gym AND cook dinner, be able to open the fridge without holding my breath so I don't inhale the stench (even though to Colin it doesn't stink) and have the motivation to shower and get dressed (out of my pjs) EVERYDAY. Am I asking too much?

There is this cool website that compares the size of your baby to produce at Baby Center. I am not sure how scientifically accurate it is but its fun regardless. This week our baby is the size of a lime! I sure feel like he/she is bigger than that considering I have constant pressure on my bladder and have to use the potty all the time, even in the middle of the night (at least x2). So cute though. It was only a few weeks ago our baby was the size of a poppy seed. They really do grow fast, what a miracle it is!

I tried to listen to our babies heartbeat last night with my stethoscope. I got really excited when I heard a heartbeat and ran to Colin saying "Come here, come here, I can hear the babies heartbeat". After listening closely again I began to think that it sure sounds slow for our babies heartbeat and realized I was hearing mine! Oops! I guess we can't hear it with a stethoscope until at least 20 weeks! It was pretty funny.

What have been your experiences with taking Unisom and B6 to help fight nausea? I think it has worked a little but makes me way to sleepy all day long so I stopped taking it to see what happens. I am just curious how its worked for others.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

night shift and a pregnant woman

On Tuesday night I had to work a night shift, 7am-7pm. I had to buck up and do it since it is the only night shift I have to work all month and I hadn't worked one for a whole month prior. It was hard, very, very hard but I made it through somehow. As soon as I got home on Wed. morning I crashed unitl 1pm. I felt awful, ate some lunch and a little while later was throwing up (first real throw-up since being prego). Needless to say I didn't eat much the rest of the day. Finally at 10pm I ate some ckn flavored Top Ramen- managed to keep it down.

Last night I slept 12 hours, woke up today, ate brunch, then went back to sleep for 3 hours! Isn't that insane? It's now 4 pm and I have only been awake 2 hours today with no motivation to do anything so I thought I'd blog about it. I haven't slept that much in my whole life! I don't think they should make pregnant women work night shifts - its just cruel!

I just have to say that Colin and I are so thrilled to become parents. Colin kisses my tummy all the time and talks to our little one. I look at all the beautiful babies around me and am awed at how they started and what they became. I already long to hold our little one (he/she is as big as a lime). All of the pregnancy woes are worth it for sure. I am just really grateful!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I just noticed that Colin posted (pretending it was me) our baby's first dvd! Its just below my sleepy post. Its so cute to see his/her little hands and feet wiggling around! I can't help but smile every time I watch it!

Monday, July 6, 2009

You thought he was sleepy!

Oh so sleepy! Seriously I don't know why I never knew that pregnant women got so sick, so nauseated and so sleepy! Either no one has ever told me or I just was never listening. I need a nap everyday (don't get ones on the day I work but still NEED one). And as soon as my head hits the pillow I am out for a good 2 hours. I used to hate naps pre-prego life, thank goodness for them now. And even with sleeping in until 9 or 10 am and taking a long afternoon siesta I am ready for bed by 9:30 pm.

My poor husband works all day and comes home to a sick, sleepy wife. Had it not been for my mom staying with us these last 3 weeks he would have had no dinner at all, no folded laundry, no watered plants, no cleaned house, you get the idea. So glad my mom has been here, will be sad when she leaves. My post-mom-staying-with-me plan is to stock up on quick and easy meals (any ideas are welcome), and clean one room each day of the week, except the kitchen will get cleaned mostly everyday (probably by Colin).

Our next dr.'s visit isn't until Aug. 5th and I don't even get an ultrasound that time, so sad. We are still working on getting our dvd posted, sorry its taken longer than originally anticipated. Thanks for all the tips, advice and support.

Friday, July 3, 2009

A little dancing

We tried to get this video to match with some music, unfortuately the file type it was saved as is not readable by blogger. Colin is looking into a way to get the music on the video, but in the meantime we wanted to get this up and posted for your viewing pleasure.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

10 weeks and...

no more shots! Wahoo! Tuesday was my last progesterone shot! I am so glad to be done with those. I think they exaggerated all of my pregnancy symptoms so hopefully the nausea, dizziness and exhaustion will ease up a little. Plus my bottom can finally heal from all the bruises and I will actually be able to lay on whatever side I want at night! ahhh!

On July 1st (yesterday) at exactly 10 weeks we went in for our first OB visit. Our IVF dr. still wanted us to see the multiples dr. at least once to see how everything was looking and to make sure baby A would not be in any danger. As it turns out he was not concerned at all. He was a great dr and answered all of our questions and concerns. Best of all he is keeping us as patients and told us he is not limited to multiples. So we are excited because we have heard only rave reviews about him. We also got to see our little one on ultrasound. It was so cute to see his/her little hands and feet wiggling around. We got it on dvd and I keep watching it over and over. Its just so cute to see him/her swimming around! And we saw the heartbeat really well. Ahhhh! Our baby is an inch long! Incredible! Thank goodness for those moments because it really makes all the nausea, exhaustion and overall yucko feelings worth it!

So I know its early but my mom convinced me to get some maternity pants and shirts and you know, I am so glad I did. My belly is already bigger and my regular clothes are all tight around the tummy. Those clothes are just comfortable. I think its a combination of all the IVF meds that made my ovaries huge and take longer to come down to normal size once pregnant, carrying 3 for 2 months and bloating. How about you? When did you start showing?

As soon as Colin gets home tonight we'll post the dvd of our little swimmer.