Wednesday, December 10, 2014
So I had my day of doctors today. First the regular ob who said everything looked good, then my blood work (yuck) then I killed some time shopping, then the high risk doctor. The care protocol for this baby is going to be pretty similar to that of Nate. Lots of ultrasounds, lots of non-stress tests (which have to be the most boring tests in the world!)
The high risk doctor was awful. In the beginning of the appointment, he asked if this was my first pregnancy. I said no, it was my 3rd. That I had lost our 2nd baby. He didn't comment, just wrote it down. Ok fine. Towards the end of the appointment, he says, "the seizure disorder isn't what puts you at risk for a loss. It's your BMI."
I managed to get out of the office and to the elevator before I dissolved into tears. I cried most of the way home. What a horrible thing to say to a woman who has already told you she's lost a baby, and is already pregnant. Yes, being overweight & obese puts you in the high risk category, but I'm already pregnant. It's not like I can do anything about it now! And to frame it that way, after I've already I told you I lost a baby this year! Nothing like blaming a woman for the loss of her baby. That ripped that wound wide open again. I have never been so upset with a doctor, and given how I feel about most doctors, that says quite a bit.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Well, today did not go as planned. Plans with my husband's grandma fell through, and my mom had already made other plans. We were supposed to go to the Thanksgiving day parade, except my husband got sick last night & woke up feeling lousy. So now he's crashed on the couch. :(
But I do have a lot to be thankful for. For one thing, today is the first day of the 2nd trimester! While that doesn't mean that nothing can go wrong, chances are very good now that the baby will be okay. :D
I've been feeling decent, not alot of morning sickness, just tired and forever hungry. Today the baby must have shifted something cause it's hard to get a good deep breath.
Routine wise, today's not much different from most days. I miss the celebrations when I was growing up. My grandma cooked, and there were about 20 of us! It was awesome! Now, not everyone talks anymore, and we're pretty scattered. I miss it. Well, I guess we do our own thing with Nate. It's hard though, when I long for the type of celebrations we had, especially since I have no way to recreate them.
What are you all doing? What does your feast look like?
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I forget how tired and emotionally worn out I get when I'm pregnant. I've been looking after Nate, and working on my etsy shop, and doing some web work. I'm just a weepy, sleepy mess. And it's so COLD outside! with the windchill it's like -8. Ugh.
I feel like I'm letting my son down, but I just can't keep up. Thank goodness I have help! My food has been pretty good today, except the fruit loops for breakfast. which I have determined I don't like anymore. Ick.
I miss bellydancing. But I can't get to my class on my own, and the 2 people who used to take me don't go anymore. Too bad. I should look and see if there's a class closer.
Friday, November 14, 2014
I haven't been blogging regularly, so I thought I'd write. I realized, from looking back at the blogs from when I was pregnant with Nate, I focused ALOT more on food. So I definitely want to change that.
On that note:
I have SUCKED on the fruit & veggie front lately. Today, I've had 1 serving of veggies. That's it. I haven't had supper yet, so I'll be sure to have something with that.
Water - I've done very well. I have 8 glasses today, and did yesterday as well. :D
High on fat, slightly low on protein. These are probably due to more packaged foods - Mac & cheese for lunch, and a Jimmy Dean's sausage thingy for breakfast. Tasty, but not so healthy.
We're heading to mom's for the weekend. Which will be it's usual difficult visit. Made even more so by the fact that I'm pregnant. Which means I'm eating even MORE than the "too much" she thinks I should be eating anyway.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
It was awesome. I had originally set my goal for this to be the first 5k I entirely ran. However, between a sore foot, and getting pregnant again, I didn't train much. Oh well. I ended up in the walk section, that took a different route. At first I was really disappointed about this. But I jogged some at the beginning and end, and did a brisk walk the rest of the way. I kept worrying I'd be last in line, but there were a few places I could look back and see a long stream of people behind me. I finished about the middle of the pack. It was great. There were some people who took shortcuts and, it felt so good to not need to!
We had quite a morning getting there! My husband, Nate and I planned on taking the train, but I misread the schedule, so we missed the train. Back to the house. My father in law offered to drive us. Into the car we piled. Nate still hadn't eaten, so Chris tried to give him breakfast. It all came up. So we had to stop and clean him off, and we decided it would be better if he went back with Dad to rest. I had a bunch of stuff with me, and, hadn't planned to use a gear check, so we ended up taking the empty stroller to carry my stuff!! We missed having Nate with us.
It was quite an adventure! All told, I walked 6.75 miles before noon. We got home, and I was so done!!
I had a blast, and hopefully next year I will reach my goal and run the whole thing. I'll have 4 mo after the baby is born to train, so that's doable I think.
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