Thursday, October 29, 2009

Isn't it ironic??

I'm finally having a normal, healthy pregnancy and it just happens to be in the middle of the H1N1 flu pandemic. Really! REALLY? Come on now.

It's like I've been put through so many tests. Babies 1-4 were just warm ups to see if I could make it through a pandemic pregannt and unscathed. Just my luck.

I said to a friend today, "one day we'll look back on this and barely remember it."

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Another personal milestone

I'm 16 weeks pregnant today. Guess what that means? I've surpassed the 4 miscarriages!

Movements are still sporadic. Somedays I hardly notice any, others I feel the strongest ones I've felt yet. They range from low to belly button to my left hip.

I'm feeling a definate presence in my lower left belly.

The heartburn is starting to increase and I have to be careful about what I choose for my bedtime snack.

Thankfully bathroom trips are down to 1-2 a night. But, not so thankfully, constipation is becoming an occasional issue.

Next appt is my u/s on Nov. 12.

Monday, October 19, 2009

2 appointments

I saw my Perinatologist this morning. He said I had a 'cheshire cat grin' and it was nice to see me looking so happy. I was expecting to have a huge weight gain and was pleased that it was only 3.5 lbs in 4 weeks, bringing me up to 13.5 so far, yikes!

Heartbeat sounded great. Fundal height is 15cm and the top of my uterus is right at my belly button now. Blood pressure was good. He did say the cervical swab he took at 11wks when I was bleeding, came back positive for Group B strep.

Then I saw the midwife tonight. We chatted a bunch about H1N1 vaccination. Went over my medical history. Had a listen to the HB again. 165BPM. She said what could be a roadblock in a homebirth for me would be my previous D&Cs, but since she, herself, had a homebirth after caesarean, she's an advocate for it. We would look at that further down the road. We talked about my diet, how I'm feeling, etc. She also reccomended I look into a Post Partum Doula since I have few friends and no family here.

U/S is 24 days and counting!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

14wks


14wks
Originally uploaded by sew_crafty_girl75
Today I am 14wks and 1 day.

I feel sad as I light a candle and remember the 4 babies I lost but at the same time, happy about the Jellybean in my belly. It's a bittersweet thing.

Friday, October 9, 2009

It's already keeping me up at night!

Last night was a rough night with hubby not feeling well and being up every hour. So that meant I was up quite often too.

At 2am my belly was sooo achey. I guess baby is growing lots right now because the belly aches have been increasing. So from 2am until about 3:30am I layed in bed, feeding baby peanut butter ritz crackers and feeling it squirm around. It even gave me a good little kick at one point. Ritz weren't satisfying baby so I had to get up and feed it some yogurt and finally I was able to fall back asleep.

I think we need to give baby a nickname. I can't keep calling baby "It".

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Is that movement I feel?

I've been feeling squirms and rolling sensations for a few days now and today I felt my first firm "TAP TAP", down low. It brought an instant smile to my face.

I'm hoping that over the next fews days I'll feel this with an increasing frequency which will give me a little more peace of mind.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pinch me, I'm dreaming

I decided to call up the midwives for a quick check today.

Baby kept swimming from the doppler and kicking it! 160BPM. Midwife said I can come in anytime I need to hear it.

The possibilities for this baby are getting more and more real as the weeks pass by.

In 2 weeks I see my Peri and Midwife and today I booked my 18wk u/s in November! It's only 5wks away!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Joy with a twinge of sadness

While I've felt the happiest and most positive in recent pregnancies these last couple of weeks, it's tinged with a bit of sadness. As I walked down the hospital corridors to the parking lot, after my u/s, I remembered our last baby that died around this time and how the baby I'm carrying now would resemble that little baby we said goodbye to too soon, back in March.

I'm trying to decide on whether I just keep the faith and wait the 3 weeks until my 15wk appt, or if I call up the midwives for a doppler check between now and then. Our last 2 pregnancies ended at 15wks.