Friday, January 22, 2010

9 weeks (and 5 days)

I am almost 10 weeks along now, and the throwing up finally set in a few days ago.  I was kind of shocked when it happened the first time since its already pretty late in the first trimester.  I thought everyone started that much earlier than this.  I figured I would get away with just feeling sick sometimes.  The throwing up hasn't been bad, just once each day in the morning.  I hope it doesn't last long though.  I don't like it at all.  I know I should take it as "a good sign", but I still hate it.  It could always be worse though.

We are headed off to Miami tomorrow to begin our cruise.  It will be my first plane flight since our trip to LA before I knew I was pregnant.  My doctor didn't really want me to fly earlier because things were fragile and we weren't sure how it would all turn out.  She said a plane flight will not cause a miscarriage and I am on the blood thinners anyway, so a clot is not a concern.  I am hoping that I feel ok while on the ship as well.  I think things will be fine.  I usually don't feel too bad, and there will be plenty of different things for me to eat, so I think it will be fine.  I'm really looking forward to the trip.  It will definitely be a nice distraction and the weather will be wonderful!  My next appointment is on the Tuesday after we get back.  I will be just over 11 weeks by then.  Hopefully things continue to go well and I will have another picture to share.  Darren will finally be able to come with me on this next one, so I'm looking forward to that.  It will be good for him to actually see the ultrasound and not another picture.  It really is a whole lot different when you actually see and hear a heartbeat.  Plus, at 11 weeks we should start seeing a lot of actual movement too, so that will be exciting. :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Me and my hard headed wife

Not a whole lot for me to post as I am not the one infested with a energy sucker (for those reading this blog for the first time....I am VERY with it).

Kelli is an incredibly intelligent hard headed woman. She is very set in her ways when it comes to a lot of things. For example she had stomach pain for a few days. I told her to try Tums. She refused. After a fews days she finally tried one. more pain. Silly woman.

Biology is cruel. Pregnancy causes the breast to get bigger which is great. Of course Biology also causes them to be painful. This is like giving a kid an awesome new toy....but then saying "Don't you dare touch this toy!". Damn Biology.

We have our first energy sucker carrier. A very nice Captain I fly with gave us a Peg-Preggo car seat that is practically brand new. This is a very fancy (and expensive listing for $275 at seat. Apparently it’s part of a modular system. I’ve flown with this Captain a few times and told him all about Kelli and I. About a year ago Kelli was flying back from Amarillo and this Captain was flying the flight. When he heard she was on board he called her up to the cockpit and of course asked how someone so intelligent could be married to me (in a joking way). I asked myself the same thing and am thankful each time the garage door opens meaning I still live here.

Way back when the site was started I discussed getting a "family friendly" vehicle. I currently drive a 2008 Mazda5. Though we have no kids now, it's still a great alternative to a SUV.

My Mazda5 can swallow large items (brought a 52 inch LCD TV home...IN THE BOX!), hold 6 passengers (though 2 of them must be short/kids), has averaged 26.5 MPG since new and is fun to drive. If it had another 30 horsepower it would be perfect. The sliding doors are awesome. Who knows....maybe I will keep it when the lease is up March 2011.

No family "needs" an SUV unless you really do go off in the woods every month or two a huge boat. There are so many parents with ONE kid who have a huge SUV. I don't get it. One family member of mine wants a new vehicle with 3 rows of seats....but she only has two kids. Why?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

8 weeks (and 2 days)

Things are going great! I can stop the panic for a day or two now. My doctor says that everything looks perfect so far and she is ecstatic that our plan is working so well. She contacted the high risk OB who told her she is "overtreating" me with the Lovenox. Its a good thing I have such a great doctor! She said there is no way she would do anything differently than what we are currently doing. I am still going for a consultation with the high risk OB though, just to see if there is anything else we should be doing. That appointment will be at 12 weeks, but I will have another ultrasound with my doctor at 11 weeks.  I don't think I could stand going a month without knowing.  3 weeks is going to be hard enough, but we are going on our cruise in 2 weeks, so I won't be here for an appointment.  I think I can make it 3 weeks without total panic, but we'll see.  So far so good!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

7 weeks (and 2 days)

I am just over 7 weeks pregnant now and feeling like crap. I guess thats a good thing. Previously I had just been really tired and achy, but on Saturday that changed. I started feeling sick. I haven't thrown up at all, and I don't know if I would call it nauseous, but I am constantly feeling just yuck. My stomach never seems to settle whether I'm full or hungry. I can't complain though. Symptoms mean things are going well, right? I am being cautiously optimistic about things. My next ultrasound is a week from today. Hopefully good things continue. I will probably start actually posting these blogs if things look good then. My book says if the fetus looks good at 8 weeks the miscarriage rate drops to 3%. I will feel much more comfortable when I have a 97% chance of a successful pregnancy. Of course, I don't know if I will ever be totally comfortable with everything. We'll see.