I'm so excited I do not even know what to say. I can not believe this is happening to me and I am so grateful! This is my page to share.
June 10 2008
Well, My husband and I have been waiting for the "right time" and that just never seemed like it was going to happen. I spent the first few years of my marriage helping my husband with his son from a previous relationship and there was a lot of, well let me just say "drama"
along the way. I knew I wanted to have a child but his being in the middle of a big fight for custody with an unstable ex-girlfriend for over 2 years really just wasn't the time for me to enjoy being pregnant. That has been settled for over a year now and although there is still lots of "mama drama" at least our schedule has settled down and in December I went off of birth control and we started well, I'm not sure trying is the best way to describe it be we stopped trying NOT to get pregnant!
In April we talked more seriously and actually planned a relaxing weekend and started paying attention to when we should be "trying" to consolidate our efforts. Then a little over a week ago I was late for my cycle by a week, was feeling sick with sore boobs and decided to test. I had been late the month before so I was nervous that it was either great news or my cycle was about to start being irregular and it was going to be even harder to predict when I'd ovulate and geez was I already starting to worry. Lucky I did nothave to torture myself for too long, because the test was positive. Now all of the calculators tell me I'm almost 7 weeks and that I am due January 29, 2009. I guess this will be confirmed later by doctor? I go for my first doctor appointment on this Friday....
Friday, June 13th
My first appointment, which was basicly a consultation and a blood sucking feast. They took 6 tubes of blood! I had my head turned while she was taking the blood, (I'm not a total whimp, but it really is easier not to watch for me) and when she was done and I looked over, it just came out, I was like, "Is all of that mine?!" She just laughed and said yes. My next appointment is June 23rd, I think that one will have a little more "action" because there will be the first ultrasound. Oh and a pap, how fun, always look forward to THAT!
Monday, June 23rd
WOW is all I can say right now. Wegot to see our little miracle today. And see and hear the hearbeat. And confirm my due date as January 27, 2009, the day after my birthday!
Thursday, July 24th
Second ultrasound. Heart BPM 153. Could not tell gender yet. Little one was very active, kept putting hands to face and stretching and resting and turning on side and back.
Monday, July 28th
And to further add to the "is it a boy or girl?" question, here is a fun test.....
Wednesday, August 27th
What a nice birthday gift for my husband, baby is growing fine, development is right on track, and we are having a BOY! I am so thrilled!! And my first It's a boy congrats from my BG girl, D~
Monday, September 1st
I'm finally realizing what I have been feeling for the last week is actual movement. I'm so excited to feel my baby boy moving around!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Iíve been missing in action for several weeks now. Iíve missed all of my BG mamas very much and been thinking of you all, and here is my BOOK to catch everyone up who cares to know what has been up with meÖ.
The week before my baby shower, which was December 7th and yes I have pictures that I will post in the next day or soÖ.I started getting carpal tunnel syndrome. I work on the computer a ton (and that is besides my addiction to BG!) but have never had that problem in the past. Doctor said it is not uncommon side effect of pregnancy and since mine has gone so well, I figured I was sort of due! However, it got pretty bad, so bad that I am now wearing braces to bed each night. When I swell it is the worst, I actually wake up with claws in the morning, where my fingers are bent and I CAN NOT open them. Try making a claw with your hand, now try to wash your face or wipe your ass. Not fun. Sorry, that has been my reality for the last few weeks! LOL The last 2 days have been heaven because for some reason my swelling has gone down some and my hands are not claws, but just sore and tingles. I start physical therapy for this next week.
Now on a different note of what has been going on with me, the day before Thanksgiving I did my 1 hour glucose test, well, my doctor has sort of the no news is good news policy, so since I never heard anything, I didnít worry. I will NEVER make that mistake again!
On December 15th, my job told me I was being dropped from full time to 10 hours a week and my benefits would be dropped since that puts me at part time. Of course, I could pay COBRA to keep my benefits, since it is my 9th month of pregnancy, I do not have much choice but to do this. That is IF I can scrape up an extra $750 the same month that my mortgage goes up $400 per month! UGGGG! Or I will be going to check into Medicaid this week alsoÖ.
Then the same week I found out about losing my insurance and basically getting laid off of work, I go in for a regular OB check up and they start asking my about my 3 hour glucose test. I tell the nurse that I never did a 3 hour, just the 1 hour, which I didnít get a call about, and they just act funny and change the subject and I forgot to ask more about it, but planned on calling the office back, but before I got a chance, I got a call from the office that same afternoon telling me that I failed the 1 hour test and that I needed to pick up a prescription for the 3 hour test and special instructions for this. They tried to blame it on the lab, but I donít believe them because of the way the rest of it went. But I did go to a different lab, just in case. Of course, this was 2 days before everyone was disappearing for the Christmas holiday and by the time I was able to get scheduled with the lab for the 3 hour test it was December 29th. I was so stressed over this and over what if Iíve been walking around with GD for weeks and not knowing it and hurting my baby. I eat pretty well, but still, it is not the same as following a GD diet. Of course right about then, I start seeing all of my family that I have not seen for a while and they are telling me how HUGE I am, which makes me even more upset because I am already worried about the baby and him getting too big (a risk with GD)! (I am NOT HUGE, at least I donít think so, I am measuring perfect belly measurements and have gained about 28 pounds.) I started the closest thing to a GD diet that I could from my own research just in case and started counting my carbs and being VERY careful as soon as I found out that I failed my 1 hour test. (Except in the 3 days before the test because they had a specific diet for you to follow for 3 days before the 3 hour test.)
Well, I asked the lab when my office would have the results and they said the very next day, so since I have learned my lesson, the very next day I was calling my doctor for the results and on December 30th, I found out that I passed the 3 hour test with no problems! Since then my stress level is so much lower. I still am upset about losing my health benefits and my job, but knowing there is less risk to my baby is the most important thing to me.
So here it is, Saturday, January 3, 2009 and I am counting my blessings and typing like mad to try to catch up with all of you, sitting here with braces on BOTH hands! LOL, This I MUST take a picture of! I have 24 days left or whatever my baby D decides. I have a few things to finish up for him, but his room is pretty much done. (Pictures to come soon, I promise!) I am reading a wonderful book called Birth Skills by Juju Sundin that is really calming some of my fears of the big day. Overall, I am just trying to enjoy each moment I have him here so close to me, even the sleepless ones! LOL
Friday, January 23rd, 2009
Still waiting for baby Daniel to make a move. Doc says if nothing happens by my due date on Tuesday, then we will schedule an induction for around 41 1/2 weeks. I hope he isn't stubborn on us!
Oh and one of the best BG mama's around, Jen made me my first siggy today, I LOVE it, take a look....