Jun 24, 2011
Week 12 has been an adventure. At the beginning of the week we went to Fiesta Texas and Sea World. We had a wonderful time! No, I did not ride any roller coasters. My friend Lori came with me to Fiesta Texas and we did a few things together while everyone else was riding the rides. We spent most of the day in the water park because it was so hot. I pretty much stayed in the lazy river the whole time. I did get a very nice tan.
The next day we went Sea World and I was able to do a lot more. The girls fed the dolphins and I petted one. We watched all the shows, which were awesome. The one thing I love about Sea World is they have an all day dining pass, and it is completely worth it. We ate our fair share of food. Most of the stores had cups of fresh fruit, and I would grab a cup at every chance I had. We did not stay in the water as long at Sea World. For the most part the day was really nice, so we only swam during the hottest part of the day. The one thing I enjoyed was the penguin exhibit. While Mark and the girls rode the roller coasters, I sat in the air conditioned penguin exhibit and watched the penguins swim. We were all tired after our two full days.
Now to yesterday, June 23, 2011, we had a rough day. I thought we were going to lose the baby. I was heading out to lunch and stop by the bathroom. I noticed I was having bright red spotting. I immediately freaked out! I ran back to my office (our poor admin, I scared her half to death) and called Dr. Rister. It was close to lunch time and I knew the office closes at 12:00. I asked for the nurse; however, she was on vacation. I told the person on the phone what was going on and I start crying. She put me on hold and was able to get Dr. Rister on the phone. Dr. Rister told me since I was not having cramping that it sounds like everything is okay, but he wanted me to come in immediately for an ultrasound. I was so worried that I pushed myself too hard over the last few days (going to Fiesta Texas and Sea World).
Mom was in town and I called her to meet me at the doctor’s office, along with Mark. We had the ultrasound and the baby was alive and well. We saw the baby waving at us and moving around. We heard the heartbeat again and everything was perfect. Mom, Mark and I were all crying. Dr. Rister thinks I had some blood vessel that broke from the baby growing. We were all relieved the baby was okay and nothing was wrong, Thank God!! My boss told me to take the rest of the day off, and I was glad. After I calm down, I felt like all my energy was zapped from me. Dr. Rister thought it was a good idea for me to go home and rest. Again, Thank God that everything is okay.
Jun 14, 2011
Today’s appointment was completely amazing! We were so excited to see the baby again. The baby was very active and looked like baby was waving at us. It was wonderful to see the baby move so much. I was worried for a while, because I could not see the heartbeat. Then I saw the heartbeat and the doctor apologized for not showing me right away. Then the most amazing thing happened, the doctor flipped a switch and we heard the heartbeat. I was so surprised because I did not expect to hear the heartbeat this soon. It was completely amazing. Everything is going so well that Dr. Rister said, well I guess I am going to start treating you like a regular patient. I do not go back again for a month. We are just excited everything is going well.
Jun 13, 2011
10 weeks has been the roughs week so far. Last week I felt awful, and I do not think I have ever felt this way before. I cannot describe the tiredness I felt. I also had a lot of morning sickness and did not feel like eating. I do not post last week because I felt too bed. On Thursday, my eyes were stinging so bad I had to lie down in my office during lunch. I am surprise I made it through work each day. You know it is bad when your co-workers tell you that you do not look good.
For some reason people do not understand when I say I feel bad I really mean I feel bad. It bothered me that people kept pressuring me to do things or making me feel guilt for not participating in events. Like my mom said, my baby is number one I need to do what is best for baby. Mom even came over and cook for my Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Thank goodness for mom. I am just glad this week is starting out better.
I have my next doctor’s appointment tomorrow. After this appointment I will have month to month appointments, until I get closer to the end of my pregnancy. My doctor said tomorrow will count as my actual first appointment and it is going to be long. I am not sure what all they are going to do, but I guess I will find out. I am just excited I get to see the baby again tomorrow.