Thursday, December 30, 2010
Due to weather/traveling problems I didn't end up having my appointment last week. Bummer. So no ultrasound. I have another appointment scheduled for the third, but I'm not sure if I'll be getting an ultrasound or not since my 18 week ultrasound is only a few weeks after that. Oh well. I'm sure everything is fine. I'm 14 1/2 weeks. Yay! Finally into my second trimester! I also think that maybe I am starting to show a wee bit. My sister said I had a pokemon belly. I'm hardly sick at all, pretty much never and I am also pretty hungry. I spent the past week in Utah with my wonderful family for Christmas and ate tons! I came home sure that I had put on some pounds, but no. What?? It must be hiding somewhere. The baby is eating it all. That is about it. I am feeling good and enjoying the easiest, most comfortable time of pregnancy. :)
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Apparently your first trimester isn't over until you are 13 or 14 weeks. Hmm, who knew? So I still have a week or two to go. That's fine, I wasn't planning on telling anyone yet anyway. I'm waiting for that ultrasound! I'm feeling pretty good. Morning sickness is almost gone. Some days I still get it, but its so minor I can almost ignore it or eat over it. Food aversions are also on their way out too! YAY!! So far this pregnancy has been lots easier in the morning sickness dept. Although, I've had different symptoms with this one that I never had or didn't have til the end with Tyler. Like heartburn/indigestion. I'm already eating tums. I also have a DISGUSTING taste in my mouth pretty much 24/7 and no amount of tooth brushing, Listerine rinsing, gum chewing, or mint sucking helps it. My other oh so lovely symptom is bloating. Every evening I probably add several inches to my waistline that is not baby, as it is mysteriously gone when I wake up the next day. Makes me feel cool to be "showing" already, although its a come and go belly, but hey. And last but not least, round ligament stretchy pain. I find it odd that the stretchy pain gets worse with subsequent pregnancies. You'd think, or at least I think, that since I'm already stretched out thanks to Tyler it would hurt less.... right? Apparently, according to my best friend, Google, I'm wrong. You get worse round ligament pains with each pregnancy. All in all I'm feeling pretty good. I would take these symptoms over morning sickness any day! Aside from the evening time bloat, I'm still not showing at all. I can still button my pants and everything. All the little baby websites say for sure I'm noticing some thickening in my waist. Well, actually no I'm not, but I maintain that I did all my thickening and widening with Tyler so I don't have to go through that again (as it never unthickened or unwidened). So now I'm just waiting for the baby to pop out. Makes sense right? Well, I'm getting very anxious for my ultrasound in a week and a half! By then I should be able to make out a real looking baby. Hopefully my doctor gives me a little longer than 30 seconds to see things this time :) I'll just ask him. He's a nice guy I'm sure he'll go for it. So I'll update more then!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I'm 10 weeks today and I remember last time that felt like a HUGE milestone. The double digits! This time around it just feels like another week, obviously a good week, because I'm grateful I'm still pregnant and everything is going well, but another week nonetheless. I have to say this pregnancy has been easier than Tyler's. I know I wasn't saying that a few weeks ago, but I am pretty much done feeling sick, as long as I eat! Yay! And I have felt pretty good for the past few weeks. I am sooooo grateful for that! Night times are still the worst time of day, but it's not too bad. I decided life would be good if we had dinner in the morning and breakfast at night ;) Although, I still can't eat anything I cook - it's got to be something about being around or smelling the food for so long before it's actually ready to eat. I'm still exactly the same size and weight I was before so I won't be showing any faster this time around either. All in all things are good.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Happy Birthday to Tyler! Lucky boy got to go to the doctors with mommy on his birthday. But he did get to see his little baby bro or sis. There it is. Baby #2 in all its bloblike glory! (It's on the right in the black hole). It was a rather fast ultrasound. Probably lasted a total of 2 minutes. The doctor said, "See baby? See heartbeat? Alright, we measure and done." I was still trying to see the heart, but I think I found the flicker.
He measured the baby at 8 weeks 3 days, which would put me 2 days later than the estimated due date. But, he said he was going quickly so his measurement could be off a little and to keep the due date where it's at for now. Thank goodness, I don't want to add more time - even if it is just 2 days. The best news of all, well aside from having a healthy baby, is that I do get another ultrasound! He said he would do another one in 5-6 weeks to check growth. YAY!!! By then, hopefully the picture will look more like a baby and less like a blob. So I get an ultrasound again on Dec. 22 at about 13-14 weeks. And then the 18 week one on Jan. 25! Yay for ultrasounds! Yay for healthy babies!
Monday, November 8, 2010
I called the doctor today to make my appointment. They scheduled two. One this Thursday, the 11th, for the blood and paper work and then one next Thursday, the 18th, (Tyler's birthday) to meet the doctor. And guess what? I get an ultrasound that day!!! Yay!! Kaiser gives you one ultrasound between 8-12 weeks and then one around 18 weeks. So this is my one and only for awhile. I will be 8.5 weeks by then. I guess we'll see how accurate the due date is. I kind of wish they gave you another one at 12 or 13 weeks or something - just to get you out in the clear after the first trimester is over, but at least I get one soon!! Yay yay yay!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
You know you're pregnant when The Incredibles makes you cry. It's just such a heart warming family story you know? That's not as bad as The Office making me cry - not just cry, but sob. I don't even remember what it was that set me off, but whatever it was - yikes. The worst so far, Barney. Yep, I cried at Barney. Seriously, what is wrong with me? I don't remember being this emotional with Tyler, maybe a little here and there, but not like now. Its not that I'm sad. It just comes out of no where for no apparent reason. Just BAM tears.
In other news, I do feel sick. Not literally puke sick thank heavens, just yucky sick. I know it could be so so so much worse and I try very hard not to complain in front of my friends who do puke constantly while they're pregnant. Brave, selfless women that they are. I can still eat - some things, and do much better when someone else cooks - just like last time. I generally wake up feeling pretty normal as long as I eat, by 12-1 I feel a little yucky, then usually by 3 I'm sick for the rest of the night til I fall asleep. I'm just glad I get a break in there. Its heaven to wake up feeling decent.
In all honesty, aside from the emotional trauma that I put myself through daily, this pregnancy is pretty much the same as Tyler's so far. If I were a superstitious woman, I would say that this is a another boy, since they are so much alike. But, I'm not. If anything, I bet its a girl just because I think its a boy. Just like Tyler was a boy after I was SURE he was a girl.
I haven't called the doctor yet and got scolded by a friend for putting it off. I've heard that Kaiser doesn't give you an ultrasound til 12 weeks, so I guess I feel like its pretty much pointless to go in super early when all they'll say is, "well see you in 6 weeks - hope everything is fine. Guess we'll find out later." But, I've decided to call on Monday and set up my appt anyway. Maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised and they'll give me one earlier. Fingers crossed! I could always ask. The worst they could say is no.
And that's that. My 7 week update!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I'm 5 weeks today and that is pretty much all I have to report. I still feel relatively unpregnant. My only obvious symptom being burping. I'm quite the burper nowadays. For a couple days there I would have some mild nausea or that really hungry feeling. Sometimes it would be so fleeting I almost wondered if it was my mind playing tricks on me. I haven't had those feelings for a couple days though. I'm trying not to read too much into that. Pretty much I feel the same as always.
I haven't called the doctor yet. I think I will wait until I'm at least 6 weeks or more. With Tyler they allowed me an extra ultrasound and blood test to assure me that everything was fine. I kind of doubt they will be so obliging this time after having a perfectly normal and healthy previous pregnancy. So going this early is pretty much pointless. I wonder what the schedule is normally. When do they do the first ultrasound? Guess I'll find out.
So there you have it. My update at 5 weeks. Not too exciting, but I'm still excited for this new life!
Monday, October 18, 2010
I'm pregnant! It is a surprise pregnancy, but we're still excited and happy! The tentative due date, according to the Baby Center's due date calculator, is June 25th or 26th. Yay! A June baby! I always thought June would be a good time to have a baby. I'm only a little over 4 weeks so I'm hardly feeling pregnant - and that is fine with me. We'll see what the next few weeks bring. Tyler will be 19 months old when this baby is born. Not bad. I was aiming for about 2 years apart, that's close enough.
I am so excited for this baby! Now that I know all the fun, and not so fun, parts of pregnancy I am excited to see what this one brings. I'm excited for all the little milestones and excited to be able to share it with Tyler. I wonder what he will think when I'm big and fat! I told him this morning that he was going to be a big brother. He was way more interested in his breakfast. haha! I can't believe I'm going to have 2 kids!
Well, off we go on our new adventure! Hopefully this time I'll be better about updating.