Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Worried about the Swine flu.

We have 2 people in our church that have the swine flu. Yikes! The swine flu is especially dangerous to pregnant women. So... I think I'll be missing church until they are clear of the flu. My Mom really is worried about me. She thinks it's best for me to stay away from group activities and crowded places.
Basically... she wants me to stay in a bubble. =) I don't mind. I will do anything for this baby! Now when people come to our house they have to leave their shoes outside and wash their hands. The more dangerous part is that my 3rd trimester will be in the heart of Flu season... yikes! I'm not worried or freaking out or losing sleep over this. I am just taking precautions to keep my baby safe. Marvin is being great about all this. Is anyone else concerned?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

13 Weeks!

What a great feeling! Everyday that goes by the more relaxed I become. I'm still feeling the nausea, but I can tell it's getting better. The fatigue is still kicking my butt. If I don't take a nap in the middle of the day I get cranky very easily. Poor Marvin! He's a champ though, he knows it's those pregnancy hormones. I really am blessed with an amazing husband!
Last night Marvin, his brothers, and their Dad went camping. So me, the wives, and our good friend Kari got together here at our house and had a sleepover. We watched a chick flick and talked until 2:30am! That's going to mess up my nap schedule =). It was great to spend time with my sisters and for the boys to have some time together.
Not much going on this week. Marvin has his summer finals and a couple weeks of a break before the fall term begins. He works so hard and never complains! I love this guy of mine!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

12 weeks and 5 days! I heard the heartbeat!

I just got back from the OB. I heard the heartbeat! I was so nervous. I guess it's all psychological. I associate the OB's office with my miscarriage in February. I get so nervous and tense that my blood pressure goes up (it's usually around 100/70.) The doctor put the doppler on my tummy and right away we could hear the heartbeat! Woo Hoo! I feel so much more relaxed now. He didn't tell me the rate of the heartbeat. He was using a doppler that didn't have the numbers on it. Mental note... make sure they have one with numbers next time. He said it sounded very good and very strong. Good enough for me. =) Next appointment is August 20th. Can't wait! =)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

12 weeks today!

We'll so far we've made it to 12 weeks. We are very excited. Next Saturday we will officially be in the 2nd trimester. I hope the next 6 months fly by. I can't wait to be a Mommy!
I'm still tired and nauseous. It is better, but if any food is very fragrant I make a face. The nausea is much more manageable then it was before. I hope as the next weeks go by that the fatigue and nausea will slowly disappear. Like I always say... it's totally worth it!
Marvin got me a prenatal baby heart monitor for my birthday. It says you can start hearing your baby move and hear the heartbeat at 21 weeks. Of course we opened it up and tried it right away. We heard some noises, but we weren't sure what they were. I'll pay attention at my next appointment so I will know what the heartbeat sounds like.
My next appointment is this Thursday. We will be able to hear the heartbeat! =)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

10 weeks and 4 days today!

I'm feeling pretty good. Still nauseous all day, but it varies from mild- severe. I'm still super tired too. I feel my uterus getting bigger. I have my next appointment on the 23rd. They will listen to the heartbeat and measure my tummy. I can't wait to hear that heartbeat again! I hope my all day sickness will slowly disappear as I move into the 2nd trimester. I miss cooking and having energy. =) But it's all worth it for a healthy baby! =)