Monday, December 21, 2009

almost Christmas

Well, it's almost Christmas and I'm approaching the end of my first trimester.  I feel about the same as I have for the last month or so - mostly ok.  I'm still taking more naps than normal, and am usually ready for bed pretty early.  My stomach is still sort of upset a lot, but seems to settle down some if I have something in it.  I'm actually getting a bit tired of eating so much.  Oh well.  I can't really complain; on the whole I feel pretty lucky.
I went to the dentist today and they said that my teeth and gums seem good.  Apparently when one is pregnant hormones can sometimes cause more gum problems.
That reminds me of a quote I read a long time ago.  I don't remember the exact words, but it was basically saying that when it comes to medicine/health issues there should actually be three sexes - women, men, and pregnant women.  I just can't wait until all my internal organs get squished and shifted around to make room for the glicklet!
We visited Kyle Schlabach and Jessica Baldanzi and their new son, Thomas, yesterday.  Both of us held him for a while as he slept.  It was good to be reminded of the end result of this process.  And, for the record, he is an absolutely adorable baby.
Craig is so supportive, it's wonderful.  Today he made vegetable soup for lunch.  It was yummy.  I've included a picture of him taking a photograph since I don't have one of him cooking.  =)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

1st prenatal appt

Well, we had our first prenatal appointment on Monday.  Everything went very well - things seemed normal/appropriate, apparently.  The Certified Nurse Midwife we met changed our due date to July 7 from July 3.  They did the normal 1st visit exam stuff, drew some blood, etc.  They have a lab right there in the office, which is great since they'll have to monitor my thyroid levels pretty closely.
The most exciting thing was hearing the baby's heartbeat!  The midwife warned us that we probably wouldn't be able to hear anything since I was just 9 weeks along, but after a couple tries we heard it!  It was just over 150 bpm.  It's so hard to believe that something the size of an olive has a heartbeat that we could detect and amplify.  All of a sudden the pregnancy seemed so much more real...
Post-note: Found out this afternoon that thyroid levels are low.  Moving up to 125 micrograms from 112.  I find it kind of amusing since I think Dad said they just changed him to 125 from 150...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Keeping up with the Joneses

...or in this case, the husband.  I figured that if Craig is doing a fatherhood blog, I could do a motherhood one.  Or rather, at this stage in the proceedings, a "wow, I'm pregnant, it hasn't really sunk in even though we've known for a couple of weeks now" blog. 

I'm about 7 1/2 weeks right now, on day 53, with 227 days to go until the due date of July 03, 2010, since I'm sure the baby will come RIGHT ON SCHEDULE.  That's the way it works, right?

I've been feeling really good, on the whole.  I haven't had bad morning sickness at all - I've tried to make sure my stomach never gets really empty, which I think helps during the day.  I've had a few moments where I've felt queasy and thought that if it kept getting worse I would probably have to throw up, but it's always gotten better instead.  Yay!  I figure it's fair, since I've spent the last how many years unable to eat early breakfast, with the thought of food turning my stomach first thing in the morning. 

We went to our family doctor a couple of weeks ago to confirm the pregnancy and get recommendations for an obstetrician, since our family doctor does not work in that area.  We have our first appointment at Fairhaven Obstetrics on November 30th.  We're interested in using their Birth Center instead of the hospital, so we'll be learning more about that option as well as doing all the normal first visit stuff.

Craig has been very sweet and supportive.  Luckily, he hasn't had to deal with wild mood swings or anything like that yet.  Here's hoping it stays that way.