Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bad Week

Last week was really hard on me. I went to the appointment on Wednesday and then wasn't able to keep anything down on Thursday. On Friday, Ben called home and was worried about how I was doing. He made me promise to call and get a same day appointment at the OB clinic.

I really was not doing well, I had been sleeping on the couch through the day and fighting to keep down water, so I called my friend Katherine and asked her to come help me. She called the OB clinic, but they were closed for the holiday weekend, so she called around and was told to take me to the Emergency Room. We dropped Lauren with Katherine's sister in law and went to the base. I only had to wait about an hour to be taken back and seen by a nurse. They took my vitals and started an IV. The doctor came in to talk to me and he prescribed Zofran for my morning sickness. It doesn't make me drowsy, so that makes it better than the Phenergan I took when I was pregnant with Lauren. They pushed Zofran through my IV then had me wait for it to kick in. I then had to eat some crackers and juice, and when I didn't throw that up, they got me ready to go. The whole trip, from the time we walked into the waiting room until I was done and had picked up my prescription at the pharmacy was about 4 hours.

It made a huge difference. I haven't thrown up since, though I do still get a queasy feeling. That just means I'm hungry, and once I eat I feel better. I've been back up and catching up on everything I had let slide when I wasn't feeling well. Hopefully I'll take some new pictures to post soon.

Lauren is doing great. She is stringing together small sentences now. She's been really good especially the last week when I wasn't as attentive as I'd have liked to have been.

Rachelle bought plane tickets to come visit in June, and I'm really excited to have her here. I haven't planned anything, I just want to get in some good hanging out time.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

First Appointment

Today was my first prenatal appointment. Didn't learn anything new. I basically just went in and filled out paperwork. They gave me a bunch of pamphlets to take home along with my pregnancy calendar/workbook. Then I went down to the lab to have blood drawn, and then I went to talk to a nutritionist. Everything took a little over an hour. I go back on June 16th for a real appointment and I'll have an ultrasound then. Now I'm just tired and I need a nap.

Congratulations to Rachelle! Her graduation is today. Yay for new teachers!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Morning Sickness

Thanks to everyone who has emailed me. I'm sorry I haven't emailed back. I am in the early stages of morning sickness and it's been hard. I don't know that it's any better this time than it was with Lauren, but I think I know how to manage it better. I eat even when I don't feel like it and even when nothing sounds good, and for the most part that holds it off, but sometimes no matter what I do I end up throwing up. Oh well.

My first prenatal appointment is on Wednesday. It should be about an hour long, and I don't remember what it will entail, plus this is a different base and a different hospital and doctor, so they could do things a lot differently. I'm hoping we'll get an early ultrasound, or at least that I'll find out when I'm going to have one. I'm sure they'll change my due date, they changed it with Lauren by about two weeks. Right now I think it's December 28th, but we'll see what it is after I go in.

Lauren is doing really well. She just talks and talks all the time. And she's really funny. Thankfully she still naps, so we both take a nap in the middle of the day to rest up for the evening.

Not much else is new here. I've barely been leaving the house for the past week or so. It gets a little boring, but that's ok. My friends have been stopping by to check in on me and make sure the trash gets out to the curb and the lawn is mowed. I'm just trying to stay mellow for the next 6 weeks or so until I feel like eating again. It's very exciting, but this is definitely the hardest part of the pregnancy for me. Come on, second trimester!! :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My Birthday

Saturday was a lot of fun. My friends Katherine and Katrina planned an evening out. They took care of the babysitter and we went out to see a movie and then out to dinner. It was a really nice day and a great way to spend my birthday.

Ben is settled back in and passed his PC checkride and exam. He said it's been really hot lately and they've had a lot of dust storms. He's on a night rotation now. At least it means we are both going to bed around the same time and we usually have more time to get on the computer and chat or talk on the phone.

I emailed out info about the new troop T-shirts. If you didn't get it or need more info about it, let me know and I'll get it to you. The orders are due May 15. These shirts aren't girly, so anyone who didn't want a girly shirt but did want one can order these.

Lauren is responding well to the Zyrtec. Almost immediately her nose stopped running. She's still had a bit of a cough, but less and less every day. I think it will take a little longer for that to go away, but if it doesn't go away soon, I'll make another appointment for her to get that checked out.

She sings all the time. Today we called her Aunt Sarah and Lauren serenaded her with the chorus to "Hey There, Delilah" and "Sweet Caroline". I've been trying to capture it on video, but of course she clams up when I pull out the camera. I will keep trying, though.

And, I'm happy to say my resolution to read 12 books this year is coming along great. We're five months into the year and I've read 7 books so far. I've got a couple to read sitting here, but I haven't decided which one will be next.
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