Archive for July, 2012

16w 3d– Amnio

Posted in Emotions, Genetic Screening, Pregnant with tags , , , , , on July 17, 2012 by Me

Amnio is tomorrow… or I guess later today. I’m starting to get really nervous about it, and worried that something bad is going to happen to the Spawn. I mean, I know that logically the strongest odds are that everything will be ok, but I can’t help the pregnant paranoia, ya know?

Ugh. I’m hoping that I can sleep tonight. And I’m hoping that I don’t have horrific dreams about terrible things happening to the Spawn…

I’ll post more in the next couple of days, I’m sure. For now, I just wanted to get this off my chest.

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So dizzy!

Posted in Pregnancy Symptoms, Pregnant with tags , , , on July 5, 2012 by Me

Can someone please tell me how I’m suppose to get anything done when my head is spinning like I’m drunk all the time? For the last two days, the only time my head stops spinning is when I’m laying down. I’m getting at least my 3 liters of fluid in, so I don’t know what’s up. I really wish I had a home blood-pressure monitor, so I could see if that’s what this is (although I suspect that it is, since I’ve been running so low). This seriously feels like I’ve been drinking *almost* too much.

I don’t know if it’s because I’m a wimp, or because this is a first pregnancy and I just don’t have any perspective, but I’m so tired of feeling melodramatic and non-functional!! I feel like I should just be able to push through these symptoms, but it just doesn’t work. I’m really scared that I’m going to pass out in the middle of giving a massage, which would be so NOT professional, or that it will happen somewhere in public, raising alarms and 911 calls… *sigh* The good news is that I haven’t fainted yet, but I’ve come very close to it once, and not quite as close a couple of times. Even as I’m sitting here typing this after dinner, I’m spin spin spinning. I swear my body only wants to be horizontal. It’s dumb and frustrating. (and it’s my blog so I’ll pout if I want to, lol)

Someone please stop the spinning, because I need to get off :p

14w2d– New Doctor!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 2, 2012 by Me

Today I got to meet my new OB, Dr. Michaels… and she was WONDERFUL! She took her time with me, explained what to expect with the pregnancy, what the timeline looks like between now and delivery, and was just a generally compassionate, fabulous human being. The only downside was the 1-hour wait time, but given the quality of customer service in the office, and the care that I received, it’s totally worth it to me. I’ll just bring a book 🙂

She was not surprised that Dr. Wrightson told me that I needed to lose weight, but she also certainly didn’t agree with him. She actually gave me the range of 25-35lbs as acceptable weight gain (the specialist would like it to be closer to 15-20lbs). I had so much anxiety going into this appointment, that I was completely beside myself because I had gained another 2 pounds (bringing my total weight gain to 4 pounds). I’m hoping I can stop obsessing about every pound now and just focus on the bigger picture and eating healthy.

Blood pressure was back where it should be, if a little low– 91/62, which explains why I’ve been so dizzy lately. Basically I need to make sure that I’m drinking 3 liters a day of water to help keep the second number above 60. I also need to always keep in mind to move slowly when getting up, so that I don’t pass out.

The Spawn was ALL over the place today during the ultrasound, so once again, no great pictures, lol! I can’t wait until I can get a 3-D scan done. The heart rate was strong and right on target. Dr. Michaels didn’t necessarily think that we needed to do the amnio, but she also didn’t try to talk us out of it, which was comforting. Dr. Vo (the specialist) has a miscarriage rate of less than 1/1000, which also helped my confidence levels.

Next appointment is with the specialist on the 17th for the amnio (and then we’ll know the sex too!), and then back with Dr. Michaels on the 25th to go over all of the blood work from the first doctor and do the next check up.