Friday, September 24, 2010

Second Doctor's Visit: The Recap

So I had my second visit last night. Not too much new to report. They did another sonogram, which I will scan and post later. I basically just asked Dr. Generelli some questions and she asked me some, to make sure everything was going ok. I told her how I've been so nauseous and tired lately.

She basically told me pregnancy sucks the first trimester (due to said nausea and fatigue), it's GREAT the second trimester, and it's backing to sucking again the last three months because you are big and uncomfortable and just ready to deliver.

Greeeeaaat!! At least I will have a few enjoyable months to look forward to lol. I am glad the second trimester will be around the holidays so I can enjoy all the goodness that goes with Thanksgiving and Christmas and not be throwing it all up! It's the little things in life.

I go back in another two weeks. After that I will go once a month until I am 28 weeks (which will be around February. At that point I will be going every week until the due date.

Another few months and we can find out the sex. I am hoping we are able to. Dr. Generelli said sex is not one of the things they HAVE to look for, i.e., if they can't tell, if the baby is positioned in such a way that they can't see, well...then oh well for us. I am hoping that is not the case because I am dying to know if it will be a William or a Wilma. (JK -- we will not name the baby Wilma if it a girl).

Also -- in between my bouts of nausea, I've had crazy cravings for fast food. Pizza, fried rice, McDonalds, 5 Guys. Even WHEN I'm nauseous, it seems to be the only thing that can settle my stomach. How weird is that. This baby is gonna make me fat!! My inner Weight Watcher cringes at the thought of all these empty calories!! But at least I am eating I guess!

Ok friends, that's all for now...stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

First Post

Creative title, huh? I'm going to start this blog and see how long it lasts. I tend to start things with great intentions and then somehow let them fall by the wayside. I'm hoping this topic will be different ;)

So it has been about 8 weeks now since we found out I was pregnant. I first found out with a home pregnancy test (actually, three home pregnancy tests) -- and didn't truly believe the results until the bloodwork came back from the doctor. Even THEN, even when I had my first appointment scheduled with the OBGYN, I kept thinking "maybe the blood test came back wrong. Maybe the homes tests were false positives." Don't get me wrong -- not that I was unhappy or didn't WANT this...sure it was a huge shock....but I just didn't believe it was really real.

My first doctor's appointment was 2 weeks ago now, Thursday, September 9th. At that point I was only about 6 weeks along and they were able to do a sonogram. At that point it was no bigger than a blueberry. We were also able to see the heartbeat. We couldn't hear it just yet, but you could see the pulsating on the monitor.

That's when it started to feel real. That, and the constant nauseau I've been experiencing for the past 3 weeks. And the food aversions!! The mere THOUGHT of certain foods (asparagus, raw chicken cutlets, cooked chicken cutlets...) makes me want to toss my cookies. I haven't cooked dinner in 3 weeks because just being near certain foods is too much to take. Luckily Billy has been really great, fending for himself and making me food when I can stomach it. Even helping out around the apartment since most of my free time these days consists of throwing up or resting. I'm very lucky to have him :)

So who did we tell so far....mainly family and close friends. Still want to wait another few weeks before we tell EVERYONE and make it official. I'm not superstitious about the "waiting to tell people" but only a few more weeks so why not.

And YES, we will find out the sex when it's time. I don't even like the fact that I have to wait another 3 months, I can't imagine having to wait til May! I have a strong feeling of what it is, call it a mother's intuition lol, but I don't want to say anything until we know for sure.

So I think that basically sums it up for now. I have another doctor's appointment this Thursday (9/23) so we'll see what new developments I find out.

Til then!