Wednesday, September 30, 2009

My Doctors Appointment

So I've had this cold for 13 days now. It started as the normal cold with the sore throat and runny nose and then about 3 days later it seemed to have gone away. Then it came back 2 days after that but even worse....and then by Sunday it felt like it might be on its way out!!!! Oh but not so much - on Monday I got that cough.... You know the one that starts out hard and gives you a headache cause you cough so hard...but then Tuesday it turned into the one that starts to break things up inside the chest and you cant stop coughing!!!!

I figured I better try and go to the doctor...and Jack wanted me to get checked out in case since the baby. So today I felt slightly better but was able to get an appointment to get checked out by my primary care.

He was really nice - he was someone new...he did say that unfortunately its so much harder to fight a cold when your pregnant and that this could come and go for the last 5 months - fucking really (sorry for the language)? I don't think, actually I know, I cant live like this for the next 5 months.

He said everything sounded fine but my pulse was higher than it should be...he said it could be because I'm sick but he was still he told me that he wanted me to get blood work so he could check my white blood count and to make sure that I am hydrated enough.

I also told him that I needed to get the flu shot and he said they had some there and I could get it done right away. He sent me on my way and I went to the desk and was able to get the flu shot in 2, he is where the issues OB had told me to make sure to tell them I need the one that is Thermosal Free..NOW - did I remember to ask that? Of course NOT!!!! But they did know I was 5 months pregnant!!!

So, Jack called me like 5 minutes ago and said did you make sure it was Thermosal free? I almost died!!! I didn't!!!!!!! So I hung up with them and called and the women who answered the phone put me on hold and asked the nurse. She said the nurse checked my chart and I got the pre-filled syringe that is Thermosal Free....Now, I am so thankful - BUT - what if they just said that? Can they do that - or would they not give out the incorrect info in case cause they could be sued? Cause right about now, I'm freaking!!!! I didn't even want the shot and now look what I did? What kind of mother am I????

Monday, September 28, 2009

20 week appointment

Last week we had the anatomy scan which went very well!

Today we had the ususal 20 week appointment....

Urine - great
Blood Pressure - great
Weight Gain - another 4lbs (not bad)
Weight Gain total for 5 months pregnant - 8lbs.... Im guessing that is good? Oh and I will say yesterday I decided to try on my skinny jeans!!!!

Guess What?

THEY FIT!!! Well, let me clarify..they fit in the legs and the butt and just would nto button - but...Im cook with that - they fit over the 2 most important things that I dont want to change - my legs and ass! hahahah

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Anatomy Scan

Today was our 20 week anatomy scan...even though we know we are already having a girl we needed to do the routine check on the heart chambers and brain etc...She is looking great!

4 chambers of the heart, 2 sides of the brain, all the right bones in all the right places. She is perfect and she is still a girl! hahah

Here are some pictures of her from 13 weeks and (today) 20 weeks which I just finally figured out how to fix the scanner for!!!

This was Nola at our 13 week when we did the CVS. When she put the doppler on me she was upside down...Jack is convinced she was praying that I would be okay because I was so nervous.

13 weeks at CVS appointment

20 week appointment today

This is Nola in a 3D picture with her hands to her face. I thought she might be sucking her thumb because when she showed her on the regular u/s it showed her mouth making a sucking motion

This is her cute bum that shows she is out little girl, Nola

I am doing great and feeling great and feeling her kick more and more each day. Its the funniest thing that makes me giggle cause it tickles. I have to say I never thought that I would ever be here. I have faith that she will be okay and enter this world just the way she is supposed to. is 2 pictures of me on the cruise at about 18 weeks - I still look the same now but its wierd to have a little belly.

Me on our balcony overlooking Bermuda

Me in the lobby of the cruise ship

Thanks for stopping by. I have another appointment on Monday...I cant wait to see if I gained anymore weight other than 4lbs 3 weeks ago. Some of my stuff still fits buttoned below the belly but well see :-)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Hi Everyone!
I really don't have much to report, just felt bad because I hadn't posted in so long! We went on our last trip last week before Nola is born! We did a cruise to Bermuda out of Boston so I would not have to fly anywhere! It was a really great cruise and it was hot as hell in Bermuda! I have to say - everyone always told me that sitting in the sun is different when you are pregnant but I was not sure I believed them or was not sure that would apply to me since I am a sun worshiper....HOWEVER, I could not last longer than an hour it was soo fricken hot!!!! I had to sit in the shade most of the time!hahaha something I am definitely not usto to! I still managed to get a tan but it was tougher than normal!

It was smooth sailing except for the last day at sea on the way home. I know the Atlantic is rough, I have taken this cruise before BUT, OMG, I have NEVER been sea sick ever until last Thursday when I threw up 3 times...apparently pregnancy and rocky boats don't mix hahah!

We are now home until she is born - have to finally get her room cleared out because it is currently our spare bedroom! I have finally finished registering and ordered the baby shower invitations! The only thing I cant seem to decide on (I'm a horrible decision maker!) is bedding - the ones I like are $300 or more and the others that are more inexpensive I like but cant make a decision. Do I just order it and let it come and if I don't like it return it? UGH!!!!

This is the crib and changing table I decided on....I know they are old fashioned but I love it!!!!

Besides that - I have decided on nothing - except all the clothes that I keep buying her! I cant help it!!! Girls clothes are too cute! Tell the retailers to stop making such adorable clothes and I will stop spending!!! hahahah