Friday, April 29, 2011

12 weeks today!

Always a good milestone to reach in every pregnancy. Been listening to the heartbeat via our doppler every few days and it is still going strong. I guess I need to start taking belly shots. I have gotten really lazy when it comes to pics. Also time to start looking at baby stuff.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Flood

This week has been so exhausting in so many ways. I think I have hit a new form of exhaustion. It doesn't help that it has been raining since last Friday. It went pretty much non stop for a few days there and on Tuesday the area had one of its worst floods on record. I had an appointment with a nurse at 12:30. It lasted not even an hour and when I left the road I took there was already flooded over. I almost got stuck in Farmington picking up Ryker from his daycare. I ended up leaving in time but soon the road out closed. Most of it was cleared up over night, but it continues to rain off and on leaving the creeks and rivers extremely high. Tomorrow the sun is supposed to finally come out we shall see. I just want to hibernate.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Decision has been made!

We are going with the home birth and Midwife. I feel relief which is a good sign.

On a slightly different topic, I have been able to find the baby's heartbeat pretty regularly with our at home doppler (same ones they use at Doctors office). Been consistently high in the 170's and 180's. Oh, and my nausea is starting to lessen a bit!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Decision, decisions...

Steven and I are debating whether or not to do a home birth with a midwife vs. hospital birth. As most might remember Ryker arrived at lightning speed. We barely made it to the hospital in time and a nurse caught him. From start to finish labor and delivery was less than 1.5 hours long. I pushed once maybe twice. They call it a precipitous labor. Although rare, I can once again blame my Mother's genes as she too had fast labors with us. The Doctors of coarse don't really like fast births that they can't take credit for so they would like to induce come time. I don't want to be induced as I had one with Gage for medical reasons and it was a horrible experience. I have been seeing my Doctor at Parkhill that I love which is the one that basically saved Ryker and found out why I was miscarrying before him (due to low progesterone). She put me on progesterone and he was saved. This one too I was placed on it and there is a chance this one too might have been lost. So I am extremely thankful for her and love when she sees me. However, at Parkhill you have to see all their Doctors and you don't know which one will deliver you. I don't like that. I also don't like the waiting for each appointment. Yesterday we went in to see nurse and financial person and it took almost 2 hours, mostly just the waiting. You might actually speak with someone for 5 or 10 minutes if you are lucky. They also have an extremely high c-section rate of 60%. That is astounding to me. So we went and had a consultation with Jennifer Creel, LM from Birthroot Midwifery today. She is also one of our league sponsors which is what even gave me the idea. Anyways, we of coarse loved her and it sounds so ideal. Especially the part about not being forced to have an IV or lay down on a bed. So now we are just weighing our options. No one ever wants to make the wrong decision but I am hoping God steps in and gives us guidance on this.

On a OT side note... I will be finished reading the Bible tonight. I am proud to say I read it all the way straight through in chronological order of events (not the order of the books).Thinking about reading it again in maybe a different version. This one was the NIV.

Thursday, April 07, 2011

I miss...

Food. The smell of it, the taste of it, and the general sense of satiation. Yes I eat, but the joy hasn't been there in at least 5 weeks. I find most things that sound semi good prove to me later they were not. But there is hope, there are still a few items that haven't turned on me...

1. Bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit from McDonalds. Sadly breakfast is only served before 10:30.
2. Ice tea, sweetened with Splenda. Have to limit this as the caffeine makes me cranky. Have I mentioned that the thought of coffee makes me gag!
3. Broccoli cheese soup from Subway. Although have only had it twice mid day which is the nice part of the day. If I were to eat it for dinner it would more than likely not stay.

And that is it. Some I have continued to eat even though they don't stay because when they do come up they are gentle. Some are not. Those who are not are not eaten again. My meds work somewhat in the morning but not a lick at night. I didn't take one today and felt no different. They stop me up crazy so I am thinking of not dealing with them. I keep telling myself the end of the trimester is soon and hopefully this will go with it. If it doesn't I may have to be committed as this will drive me insane.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

8 week ultrasound

Had it on Monday, just now posting this. For those curious, no, I don't normally get 2 ultrasounds in a row but the last one the Doctor saw some old blood and wanted to see if it shrunk. It didn't really but I am not having any bleeding or other issues so she told me not to worry about it. So I am not. She did say the baby looks really good. I was surprised that one of these pics showed the face really good.