Tuesday, November 22, 2011

My sweet baby is a survivor.

On Friday was my official 13 weeks. Also my official first day of my (drum roll please...) SECOND TRIMESTER! YAY!!!! To me, the 2nd tri meant: no more nausea, no more psycho roller coaster of emotions, no more fatigue, etc.

I WAS WRONG. Well so far anyways.

On Friday, I was sicker than a dog. I was nauseated, had an awful migraine, dizzy, tired, need I go on? I decided to take a bath because they normally did the trick for my headaches. Within 10 minutes of soaking, I got this urge that I was going to get sick. Needless to say, I did, and it was the sickest I've gotten so far. NOT MY IDEA OF A FRIDAY NIGHT. After taking tylenol, drinking juice, and going to bed, I was hopeful the next day was going to knock this one out of the park..


On Saturday, I woke up feeling good. Not nauseated at all, no sign of a headache..I was hopeful. I was sitting in the recliner visiting with my family. (in Arkansas to be more specific, 6 hours from Wichita Falls) I get the usual need to go tinkle. Yay overactive bladder!! ;) I go to the restroom and to my dismay I have started spotting/bleeding. Devastated doesn't even begin to describe.. I scream for my mom. She comes in along with my Mammaw and sees why I'm so hysterical. My uncle rushes my mom and I to the ER, after I changed into jeans of course.. and there the waiting game begin. I had a million thoughts running through my head. I decided not to call Kyle or any family until I knew for sure what was going on. I was trying to hope for the best but my tears and emotions had me at my worst. I just kept praying "God, Don't let this be it. I haven't done anything wrong. I love this baby. Please let everything be okay." With a tear-drenched face, they got us back into the ER, and I swear anytime someone walked through the door to talk to me I started bawling again. They were the nicest people, and kept telling me everything was going to be okay, that blood does not always mean miscarriage and that they are going to figure out what's going on. Of course I appreciated the sweet words, but until I saw my angel and that heartbeat, no words could console.

They did an exam to find the bleeding, and thought it might be a bacterial infection. They took viles of blood to run various tests. Then finally they took me back to the ultrasound room. My nurse informed me she had never seen 2 uteruses before and that she was excited to see what it looked like. Glad I could be of some entertainment for the evening..still all I cared about was my baby. She found the baby, heart beating strong. 168 bpm (It's slowing down from the previous sono's but still fast!!) So then I was relieved. She poked and proded and looked around and took boocoos of pictures, then back my ER room. The Dr. came in and told me that it wasn't an infection, but I had a UTI which most likely causing the spotting. They said the bleeding had stopped wherever it had come from. So got a prescription, and they sent us on our way with an order to take it very easy while I'm on my meds.


So I didn't have the greatest start to my 2nd trimester, but now that I know everything is okay I just thank the good Lord daily for such a miracle baby, and keep pressing on and preparing to be a mommy in 6 months. YAY!

While I'm having to lay in bed and take it easy, my wonderful pastor's wife Pam taught me how to cross-stitch and got me the stuff to make my first bib for the baby. I'm so thankful and excited.

What I am feeling:
I have energy out the wazoo! I am still really shaky, which the doctor said could be blood sugar. My belly bump is becoming more defined. Only symptoms really are headaches. Oh, I have found my first preggo craving!! I can't get enough apples! (Glad it's a healthy craving)

Baby this week:
Our little prince(ss) is the size of a peach right now. He/she is somewhere around 2.9 inches long and weighs about .81 ounces. Growing like crazy! At the ultrasound in the ER, it was amazing to see how much the baby has grown just in 2 weeks! Everything is progressing so fast!

Baby bump at exactly 13 weeks. It's growing!

The first 3 months of a mommy in preparation

I have enjoyed being pregnant so far, despite the morning sickness. I have a feeling I'm going to enjoy my 2nd trimester even more. ;) Here is a recap of my first 3 months:

How we found out:
We found out we were pregnant at about 5 weeks, so early on. I was student teaching, and my teacher I was with told me that I needed to take a pregnancy test. I was late, but I assumed it was stress from all of the work from teaching and school. I finally gave in and let her convince me, and I took a test that night before my bath. I wasn't going to look until after my bath because I was use to the negative again and again on those let-down sticks. Well as I was walking by the the counter, it caught my eye.. Two very dark pink lines were there. PREGNANT. I called my mom, texted Kristy and told her she was right, and waited for Kyle's parents to come so we could tell them. I put the pregnancy test in a little gift bag and gave it to Vicki (my mother-in-law). Of course everyone was excited. Then we just had to wait for the official yes from the doctor. Got that the next day, so then we knew this was for real. Let the praying begin for a healthy successful pregnancy.

How I felt:
Weeks 5-7: TIRED, TIRED, TIRED. I didn't have any nausea, just could barely keep my eyes open all day while teaching.

Weeks 8-11: Nausea set in. I was nauseous sun up to sun down every day it seemed. I did not actually get sick but maybe 5 random times. Can't stand the thought or smell or taste of pasta (except ramen noodles and chinese). No specific cravings, but definite on what I didn't want. Normally I'm not an opinionated person when it comes to food..that is until pregnancy. I had a hard time going to the restroom. TMI, I know, but it's fact, and definitely not any fun. Which leads me to my next symptom...cramping. I have been cramping since day 1. Nothing severe but definitely considered a cramp. I believe this is due to the unable to use the restroom part. Around week 11 I started noticing my baby bump. It was getting harder and would stay looking bloated all the time. Prior I would bloat after eating but it would go down, especially overnight. Not anymore, so obviously an early show-er. My face has been breaking out more, mostly the left side. Normally I don't break out except the occasional blemish. My hair remains oily, no matter how often I wash it. No fun. Lastly, awful mood swings. I could go from crazy happy to crying because I'm just so ugly in .2 seconds. Poor husband. He's a trooper.

Week 12: Nausea is a lot less. It is now being replaced with migraine headaches. :( Also very dizzy. I am not near as tired anymore, which leads me to having trouble sleeping. My hormones seem to be balancing because I'm not experiencing as many mood swings. YAY!

  • Got our first ultrasound on October 20th. Heart rate: 178. FAST! Girl? ;)
  • Found out I was born with 2 fully-formed uteruses. I'm an original :). Shouldn't affect pregnancy: possible pre-term labor, breech baby, which in my head means possible c-section.
  • November 8th we got our second sono. It was amazing to see our little prince(ss) dancing and swimming around in there shaking its' little booty. Kept those legs crossed at the ankles the whole time. Heart rate: 176. STILL FAST! ;)
Here is our first sonogram!
8 wks 6 days! Our little nugget!

Here is our 11wk 4 day sonogram! Look at those chicken legs!
It is amazing to me how you can already see the nose and mouth!! SO SWEET


Here we are expecting our first little angel. I wanted to keep a blog of the things that happen throughout the pregnancy so that one day I look back and see the details and special key points in this process. Since Kyle and I had been trying for a little while to get pregnant, this baby is very special to us. We are due May 25, 2012. As you can tell I'm starting this 3 months late, but better late than never in my opinion. It's such an amazing journey and it still leaves me in awe that the Creator of the Universe is allowing me the opportunity to carry this baby into the world. I can't believe I'm going to be a mommy!!! All my dreams as a little girl, teenager, and adult are coming true and it is such an exciting new time in our lives. So here we go.....