January 27, 2011

First Trimester Re-cap

Well, I don’t know how but I made it through my first trimester. Here’s a quick review:

November: We have something to be thankful for – We’re Pregnant! Only cravings were the week we found out and I craved chili cheese anything and my Mom’s lasagna. Thanksgiving came & went.

December: An early Christmas present – We’re having twins! I had some fatigue no morning sickness & no major cravings.Christmas came & went. I told my wonderful hubsy that I thought I was the happiest I’d ever been.

January:  This is where everything went downhill. On January 1st, we found my great aunt collapsed in her house due to an intracranial bleed. We spent the next 3 weeks dealing/arguing with doctors, the hospital, nursing homes & each other. It was an extremely stressful 3 weeks. My fatigue became worse and my emotions were almost unbearable.

Also, in the midst of those 3 weeks, we had our first OB appointment where the ultrasound tech saw something that was concerning with one of the babies. After a referral, one agonizing week later we saw a specialist who gave the all clear with both babies. And, to top it all off, my blood work came back and my thyroid was completely & totally out of whack….which would have contributed to the fatigue & emotional state. I seriously look back and am amazed that I didn’t have a nervous breakdown, seriously. It was ONLY by the grace of God that I managed to get through.

So that was the first trimester. Now that the babies are doing well and my aunt is being moved to a memory care facility this weekend, I’m hoping the second trimester goes a little smoother.

Anxiously Waiting

January 26, 2011

Things People Should Tell You

So today I went to my 2nd OB appointment. The 1st appointment I just saw the NP and basically just got an ultrasound & did all the blood work (will post about that later). Anyway, I had to do the typical pee in a cup then went to the exam room. After a few minutes the nurse came in, opened my chart and then we had the following conversation:

Nurse: Did you eat something sweet before your appointment today?

Me: I had a candy bar.

Nurse: Well, your urine test tattled on you. Your glucose level is 2000.

Me:  Is that bad?

Nurse: It’s pretty high, that must have been some candy bar.

Me: Um….it was a King Size Watchamacallit.

We had a good chuckle about it and then she left. Then my doctor came in and we had a similar conversation. So, I managed to freak out the doctor’s office today.

Why did no one tell me this is why you have to pee in a cup?!

Next time I’ll make sure I hold off on the sweets before my appointment.

Anxiously Waiting

January 10, 2011

Insomnia

It’s 5:15am. I’ve been awake since 3:30. Before that I was awake from 1-1:30. I figure I’ve had about 3.5 hours of sleep yet here I am wide awake, drinking a glass of chocolate milk (yes, it’s a craving) and blogging. I have a bit of indigestion (hence the chocolate milk) and just couldn’t get comfortable so I just decided to get up. I’m sure I’ll be regretting this decision later today when I’m sitting at work, at a desk, for 7 hours.

Normally, I just lay in bed and pray over the babies. In the last week I’ve been praying for my great Aunt Lydia for healing & recovery from her stroke. Then if I’m still awake when hubsy gets up at 5:30, I play a little Bejeweled on my phone. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. The bad thing is that when I am able to go back to sleep, it’s so close to time for me to get up & get ready for work that I sleep right through my alarm and wake up when it shuts off after an hour. And of course, that’s usually when I’m sleeping the best.

It’s a little frustrating but I just look at it as God preparing me for what’s to come in about 6 months.

Anxiously Waiting

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