I AM ON CLOUD 9!!
First off, I had forgotten to take my usual 2 vitamin gummies on the 17th and that was not good. I didn’t realize how much the vitamins kept me from being slammed with usual “pregnancy symptoms”. I forgot on the 17th and went to bed. I woke up at 4:30AM and had to pee… so went to do that and felt the empty-stomach nausea but thought I’d just try to go back to sleep. Well, laid back down and my head started to hurt badly pretty fast and I still felt nauseous. I tossed and tossed. My head was just getting worse so I finally decided to get up and go sip on some juice. Oooh gosh.. by the time I go to the kitchen and had taken a few sips I felt the sensation in my stomach that I knew meant I was gonna be sick- there’s just no avoiding that lol and it also sucked because there wasn’t really anything in my stomach of course. I was wide awake after that and my head was still hurting badly so I drank some juice, took Tylenol, and sat on the couch for a bit. It was already after 5:30AM and Brad usually wakes me at 6:05AM so I stayed up and got usual routine going a few minutes earlier. Got Katie off to school and Brad had just left for work and I decided to *try* eating breakfast, even though it didn’t really seem all that good to me. I ate a handful of bites and was on my 2nd bite of waffle when I got sick again. Uggggh. Luckily, I felt better and was able to eat the rest of breakfast. Sheeeesh! After all that I was more than ready for a nap so I took a nice bath and laid down for a couple hours since Brad would be home about 12:30PM to get ready for our baby appointment!! EEE!! I woke up at 11:30AM and took those important gummy vitamins lol then called Mom for a little before I went to fix lunch. Brad came home, I ate lunch, and he took a little nap before he ate a bit of lunch too. We eventually got everything together (my snack, vitamins, water, Katie’s snack for after school, etc) then went to pick up my Aunt and drop her off over at our apartments cause she was staying at my cousin’s apartment then getting Katie from the bus when it was time.
Our trip to the specialty hospital was way shorter than we thought! Appointment was at 3PM and we got there at 2:15PM so I checked in, paid co-pay, then we went up a floor to sit in the waiting room. I didn’t mind waiting a bit since we were early but then… 2:50pm, 3PM, 3:15PM, 3:20PM.. still waiting. I thought man, when will our name be called lol. Finally we get called and the sweet nurse Sharon apologized for being late with our appointment but reassured us that they were gonna take good care of us. Got vitals and I lost a pound! Went to our nice little room and we were gonna see our tiny babe on a big screen mounted on the wall!!! So awesome! That little babe of ours was jumping around in there lol we saw the legs stretch out many times and saw those arms moving around too. So cuuuuute!! Nurse looked at everything with the babe and took the various pictures for measurements, including trying to predict the sex! Looking highly like a little BOY with the “angle of the dangle” theory LOL. We saw the little baby nub many, many times too. Brad said he thought he saw it pretty quickly when we started the ultrasound hahah. Eventually the nurse noticed that my bladder had filled up so she told me to go ahead to the restroom before the Doc came in to talk and look at the baby again too. I went to pee and the awesome nurse had printed out 4 ultrasound pics for us!!! Front of face, profile with the “nub” lol, back view of baby, and the arms/hands!!! <3 Nurse left and Doc took about 10 min to come in but he was soooo awesome too. We got to see our wiggly baby some more and he said baby does seem to be leaning towards looking like a BOY (he said about 80% sure) just as the nurse had said – measurements are great for all areas of baby and my due date is February 27th 2017! Baby measured 12w2d and I went by 12w3d so just a day difference! I was good at predicting when we conceived. I will indeed be getting the progesterone shots to help me carry longer and we went over a few other things! I got a vial of blood taken for the genetic testing for Down’s Syndrome and etc then we were out of there! It started clouding over on the way home and traffic was pretty backed up so took us almost an hour to get home. It was pretty stormy/dark by the time we got near home so Brad said he was gonna drive home then I could go drive over to Mom’s to tell them about my appointment and pick up Katie. It started raining just as I was about to get to Moms but told them about everything and showed the pictures then eventually came home, fixed Katie’s dinner, and eventually mine. Someone from church had called me earlier so I called her back and had such a wonderful conversation!!! She’s a life coach so she shares a passion for health like myself and she also has struggled with many health issues and wants to pay me to come motivate her a few days a week to exercise!! AHHHHHHHHHHH, just what I was hoping for!
Also, really proud of Katie because Monday-Wednesday of this week was not so good for her behavior wise at school, but she turned it around yesterday and I got a message from her teacher while we were in the waiting room at the hospital saying that Katie had a much better day! I went to bed last night and Brad said he had trouble waking me this morning and I was sleeping sooooo good lol. I’ve felt great since I woke up this morning, even less nausea- thank goodness. Probably gonna lay down for my morning nap in a bit. Looking forward to this evening to go grocery shopping with my babe and then the weekend!! Next baby appointment (with my usual Doc that I’ve seen already) is TUESDAY!!!! Would be awesome to see the bitty one again but if not I’m content with everything from yesterday <3 and I should start the shots in about a month. Brad started taking meds to help with his overall depression and has said he has been feeling better since they gave him the recent mood stabilizer so I’m happy for him! I want ice cream! Might spend some extra money to eat at Whole Foods tonight… that sounds delicious. Lol. Hope everyone has an awesome weekend <3