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Yesterday I had my first appointment with my OB office. (Up until now I’ve been seeing my RE) The appointment went well. We started with a dating ultrasound (abdominal yay!!) that changed my due date again to the 26th of March. So we’ve had 28th, 29th, and now 26th. To keep it easy, I’m sticking to my ovulation due date for my updates. (28th) The baby looked happy and was kicking and moving around with a heartbeat of 183! It’s so cute!!! I could even see the toes! It has toes…. I’m in love. 

 

We talked about my likelihood of another c-section. Because of what my placenta “told them” last time, (calcified too much, infection) if we get to 37 weeks and baby is showing signs of wanting out, we deliver. They plan to do twice weekly NST’s again and once weekly ultrasound starting later on (I think I started at 32 weeks with Truett). If I get induced, my cervix has to be ready because they can only use Pitocin. No Cervadil for me because it increases the chance of my scar opening. So I would probably only get a natural birth if I go into labor on my own and most likely it would have to be a little early. Before 39 weeks for sure. I’m ok with all that. Of course we will try for a vaginal delivery but only if it is safe for baby and me. The good thing is, c-section is known territory for me now. I know (kind of) what to expect. 

 

So, I had no internal exams or ultrasound or anything internal for almost 2 weeks so when I woke up in the night spotting, I was frustrated to say the least. We have nothing to blame it on but the possibly that Lovenox and Asprin is making my already very vascular pregnant self bleed. I hate any bleeding in pregnancy. I hate it with a passion. It is scary even if you have a good, non scary reason. (Like such a reason exists!) The weird thing is that I had spotting at almost this exact point in pregnancy with Truett. I’m hoping that this is just my body’s “normal” and that it doesn’t mean anything bad. I called the nurse today to let them know and they reviewed my ultrasound from yesterday but they didn’t see anything in my uterus to indicate bleeding so that means that it is hopefully not uterine related. To play it safe, I’m taking it easy today. I did doppler the baby today and heard a cute little heartbeat. Thank You God!

 

I also took Truett to the Dr the other day because he got two bug bites (spider?) that weren’t healing and were in fact getting bigger. I forgot to take pictures. You can’t imagine how much of a stupid, first time mom I felt taking him to the Dr for bug bites! But, as it turns out the bites had apparently become infected with Impetigo and that is why they were enlarging, oozing and starting to bleed when days earlier they had been itty bitty. He is now wearing an ointment 3 times a day on the bites and already they look almost better. Not an idiot after all! Well… maybe sometimes.

 

And now, time for this.

 

How far along? 9 weeks 4 days 
How big is the baby? I actually didn’t get a measurement from the tech. I thought she would print it out on a picture. I thought I saw 2+cm on the screen at one point but I really have no idea. It looks nice and fat. 🙂
Total weight gain/loss? I think still -4. 
Maternity clothes? No need yet.
Sleep? I keep dreaming about spiders. Like a really enormous spider. It’s cause of Tru’s bug bites. Poor little guy. 
Best moment this week? Seeing our sweet little baby squirming around on the ultrasound. 🙂
Symptoms? 

  • I was SO tired last week but this week is better.
  • Last week I had days that I was SOOOO sick. The last 3 days I felt slightly better. Today was bad again but not as bad as last week. So, I think I’m probably starting to outgrow morning sickness anyways.
  • Spotting. 😦
  • Constipation, but not so much the inability to go as just not having the urge. I’m taking Colace now and Metamucil. 

Food cravings? NOTHING.
Food aversions? EVERYTHING.
Milestones? Having my first OB appointment.
Bump? I still need to post a picture!

 

 

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Hi Mommy! I have toes! 🙂

 

Dear God, thank You so much for a good appointment yesterday and a good ultrasound. I am so amazed at seeing the life You have put inside me. I love this precious baby You have given me to carry. I pray that You will keep all spotting and bleeding away during this pregnancy. Please sustain the life of this baby according to Your will. I pray that You will help it to live and grow and be well and strong and healthy. In Jesus’ holy and precious name, amen. 

 
 

 

 

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      Wow! The last few days have been yucky. It all started with some spotting. That was scary enough! Then I freaked out because I was almost sure the Dr had told me I was 0- blood type. So I would need rhogam right? Well, yes I would except that I remembered wrong… I’m actually 0+. The Dr’s office called me yesterday on the weekend to let me know I did not need the shot. There are all kinds of speculations as to the origination of the spotting…. I no sooner got done having that drama than I came down with a UTI and had to go to the Urgent Care because my back hurt and I was passing blood. As always. Really, what’s new? I’ve done this whole UTI/kidney infection thing literally more times than I can remember. I’m forever passing blood. (I know you all wanted to hear about that!) 😉 So I’m on an antibiotic (keflex) and hopefully I’ll be rid of this infection soon.
     My morning sickness has kicked up a notch and its been hard to drink, eat, move… I promise I’m not complaining. I longed to be pregnant for years and I will gladly take all the nausea it happens to give me. The symptoms are actually not too bad in my case since I’m not working and its ok if I wake up and lay on the couch till my nausea lets up enough to eat breakfast. (Usually by 1pm).
        Ive been thinking I should add my 2 cents on PIO since I’ve been on it for almost 8 weeks. I love it. Yes, I know that sounds odd but I did crinone with my first IVF and can you say discusting? I also took prometium many years ago and it made me very dizzy. If you have to take progesterone, PIO is the way to go. Your butt will hurt on PIO a little but who needs a butt anyways? I’m no doc but these are my butt-saving tips.
·Do yourself a favor and DON’T ice before. I never have iced because my goal is to melt the PIO into the muscle not leave a frozen lump in there. The shot is suprising not that bad for such a daunting needle. I loved the 25gauge 1 1/2″ needles I was using but I haven’t been able to get them except for the first 2 weeks. I now use 23gauge and they’re pretty good.
·I use a microwave gel pack afterwards sometimes to warm the oil in my Southern Cheeks. I don’t always but it does help.
·Massaging afterwards is good. Wait a few minutes though or it will make it bleed worse.
·If you can have someone else do it, that’s nice.
·Insert needle very fast. You almost don’t feel it. That or my butt is numb.
·Inject s l o w l y. Ever so slowly.
This is what works for me. Your tushy may be different. 😉
      As for Lovenox? You tell me. I have the worst time with that shot. I guess you grit your teeth and try to remember to breath. And never show anyone your tummy. You will hear gasps.
      I still love my doppler. At first I could usually find the baby in 30 seconds. Now it swims away and its hard to find. I think it doesn’t like the doppler. Sorry baby! Mommy loves to hear you!
       God, thank you for my baby and please make my body a safe place for this baby now and through the months ahead. Please help me carry this baby to full term and healthy! In Jesus name, amen.

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