Monday, November 29, 2010

Dr. Apt and Thanksgiving and My Birthday, Oh My!!!!!!

I was totally MIA all week last week from blogging so I'm here with an update.

I will start with our Dr. Apt as it was last Monday. I had lost 5 lbs since my last visit. Mr. Lopez didn't get to attend this one with me because he had his own doctors apt so my cousin went with me instead. It was a great appointment. The baby was moving and trying to turn over and it even waved at me! I'm not even kidding! It did! Here are some pics I took of the ultrasound. Sorry quality isn't so good.


Belly pic at 12 weeks

This year Mr. Lopez and I hosted our first thanksgiving ever! I totally forgot to take pics of all the yummy food and decorations so I'm sorry! We had about 20 people in attendance including my family, Joey's family and my foster family. I was smart and had everyone bring a dish and all I had to do was cook the ham and make a pie! It was such a success but boy was I tired after it was all said and done.

Saturday was my 26th birthday and it was such a great day! Mr. Lopez woke me up with a card and then went to buy me an outfit to wear for the day. When we got back home there were flowers waiting for me from Joey! Let me just tell you this was very special because Mr. Lopez doesn't believe in giving flowers since they just die and in 7 1/2 years since we've been together I've never received any. Then that afternoon we went to see the new Harry Potter with my foster family and it was a great movie! Really you must see it! Then we went to dinner and then we headed to Joey's grandmothers where they had a cake for me and I blew out all 26 candles in one blow! Oh yeah I'm a good blower! LMAO!

So needless to say I had one busy week for this pregnant momma and I think I'm paying for it now. Yesterday and today I've been really sick and just feel horrible! Hopefully that doesn't last much longer now that I'm done with my first trimester!

I  hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pregnancy: Week 11

My Body

Our baby is over 1 1/2 inches long and about the size of a fig and is almost fully formed. Even though I already had a tummy before getting pregnant I am definitely starting to show.

My Symptoms

My nausea has been horrible but I feel like my vomiting has gotten a little better. I didn't upchuck at all this weekend but of course it was back this morning :(

I'm still waking up throughout the night from tossing and turning from side to side. Once I get comfortable and am sleeping good my side becomes numb and i have to turn over. Its also hard to sleep when my tummy stays upset all the time.

My Weight

Starting Weight: 163 lbs.
Last Week: 161lbs
This Week: 159 lbs.

My weight keeps fluncuating with all the vomiting I'm doing.

Next Doctors Visit

We have our next doctors visit next Monday.

What I'm looking forward to
My first trimester being over and hopefully by week 14 my nausea will have magically disappeared.

We are hosting our first thanksgiving at our home this year and I'm praying that I am feeling good.

My 26th birthday is next Saturday and the family is going to see Harry Potter which I'm very excited about. This will be my first time doing something since about week 6 when I started feeling like crap. So I'm hoping I'm having a good day that day.

Taking a picture of the growing belly this weekend!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Pregnancy: Week 10

I am so sorry that I have been MIA for the past two weeks! I feel so bad :( I just still haven't been feeling well and pretty much all I do if I'm not at work is lay on the couch or in my bed. My life is pretty boring and miserable at the moment so I apologize. Hopefully just a few more weeks of feeling like this and I will be back to normal.

My Body

Our baby is now the size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long, crown to bottom — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, and has now completed the most critical portion of its development. The baby is now swallowing fluid and kicking up a storm. Vital organs — including  kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver (now making red blood cells in place of the disappearing yolk sac) — are in place and starting to function.Tiny nails are forming on fingers and toes (no more webbing) and peach-fuzz hair is beginning to grow on tender skin.

My Symptoms

So nothing has really changed. I am taking a new nausea prescription every 4 hours and truthfully I don't like it as much as the Zofran. It isn't as easy on my tummy and it makes me very drowsy. It also works sometime and other times it doesn't. I have been vomiting at least once a day sometimes twice at different times during the day.

On Saturday I was driving back from a store with Mr. Lopez and I threw up while I was driving! Luckily I had put a plastic container in the car in case that happened but who has actually thrown up while driving down the freeway? It was crazy! Then yesterday I had my first meltdown! I have so many emotions going on of feeling miserably sick to feeling guilty for missing work, feeling guilty for complaining all the time and being sick, feeling bad that I'm not all positive and happy! So many damn emotions! I just want to feel better and myself again!!!!!!!!!!! Is that too much to ask for?

My Weight

Starting Weight: 163 lbs.
Last Week: I didn't weigh myself
This Week: 161 lbs.

Second Doctor's Visit

So we had our second OB appointment on Monday and everything continues to look good. The baby's heartbeat was 168 this time. So still strong which is a good sign. At this appointment we had to decide whether we wanted the first trimester screening test to test what our percentage is for having a baby with down syndrome. We had decided we were going to do it and made our appointment to find out that the Genetics place doesn't have a contract with our Insurance company or something and so we would have to pay close to $300 for the ultrasound. Because we can't afford that we had to cancel our appointment. I'm not too worried about it as they say the older you are the higher chance you have and since I'm only 25 I think and pray that our baby will be fine and if not we will just have to deal with it when it happens.

I did receive my blood work for our last visit and everything looks good except I have a stupid bladder infection! So I'm taking an antibiotic for that right now. We have another appointment in 2 more weeks which by the way kinda worries me that the doctor keeps making our appointments for every 2 weeks instead of once a month. She did say in the beginning we will have more ultrasounds than the normal person because she doesn't like to be surprised but I'm hoping after we pass the first trimester mark it will go to once a month. Taking work off every two weeks is a pain in the butt!

Thanks for sticking with me through all this and hopefully soon I'll feel better to post more!