5.31.2010

22 wonderful weeks!

So I made it past 22 weeks. I'll be 23 weeks on Friday. So I've been having appoimtments every 2 weeks now instead of every week. My blood pressure is staying pretty much under control, as long as I take it easy, get plenty of rest and fit some walks in, lol, some. We're still mulling over names, it's so frustrating, our child will be nameless I'm sure, lol. I've been on sick leave since April 14th and have yet to recieve a penny from it. It takes sooo long! It shouldn't take this long but the company I worked for never ever sent me and ROE and refuse to call me back, typical. But I did everything I need to do, now just waniting for a call from them. I try not to stress over it because it's just gonna give me a headache and land me in the hospital, which we don't want. I'm still wearing my regular clothes, but now unbuttoned, lol. My jeans are tighter but still bearable. I guess being a big girl isn't so bad afterall :) The less I have to spend on maternity clothes, the better. So I have an appointment again next week, I'm sure all will be fine again. xo -C

5.18.2010

We're having a.......

BOY!
Yep, we're having a boy. so exciting, but I would have been just as equally excited either way. We had our 20 week ultrasound on May 12, last wednesday. Baby would not stay still. The tech. had a hard time getting the pictures she needed, she said he was very active. It was so amazing to see him moving around in there and kicking my bladder. Then on Friday, May 14th I felt him kick for the first time. It really is a feeling like no other, and he loves to kick my bladder. I was sitting listening to Country music and he kicked several times when an upbeat song came on. It was awesome. I can feel my stomach getting harder and it's exciting for Ken too 'cause at least he can feel the difference since I still don't look preggo. I lost a total of 7 pounds so far, but the baby is growing so no worries. I do get tired easily and went for a walk too far the other day and strained the muscle between my pelvic bone, it's very painful and if I don't take it easy and let it get better I'll have to wear a brace. Hopefully it heals soon.
So, people keep asking if there are any names yet. Ken really likes Casey. I'm not sure. I find it harder to pick a boys name, than a girls. I don't want anything too common, but nothing far out there either. I like Delko. Not sure if we will have one or 2 middle names. We also like initials, ie: RJ, JT, JR, CJ
Any suggestions??
Oh and Good news! My blood pressure is gone down! They even took me off one pill. So I'm only taking one a day now. All is well!

5.08.2010

19 Happy Weeks :)

So today is 19 weeks. Time is creeping up there. I still don't look prego, but I am off work indefinitely. I ended up having to stay in the hospital overnight 2 weeks ago. I went in for my regular appointment and my blood pressure was very high. So they kept me in. I was so upset, I hate the hospital. But my bp went down after just a couple hours there. I got out the next day. It seems to be doing well now. It's been normal the past 2 weeks and the headaches are gone. But just to be safe the Dr. took me off work until the baby is born, so now I am on sick leave. It's nice not having to get up and out the door in the morning, but sometimes I'm still up 6:30 eating froot loops and watching cartoons. lol. Or peanut butter crackers seem to be my morning craving now. We have our 20 week scan next wednesday, not sure if we're gonna find out or not what we're having. Ken wants to know, but I don't. Then again, I do. We will see when that time comes. I just hate having to go back to the hospital so often. I was there for a regular appointment every Wednesday (usually it's once a month at this point, but I'm once a week). Had to go back yesterday for more blood work, this time for an early glucose test, then again today for a 24 hour urine catch (this is the second one). It just gets frustrating. I have to go back again next Wednesday morning for a regular appointment then wait until 4pm for my ultrasound. I think I'm frustrated because one doctor is telling me one thing, then another one tells me something different. I guess I’ll just have to relax and let things take it’s course. No movement yet!