Tuesday, April 29, 2008

OB visit today...

I met another doctor in the practice today and liked him a lot. We talked about my history a bit as well as what's going on with me now. He mentioned how pleased he was with taking my GD seriously (how could I not?)...my weight was the same as my visit last month (still down 15 pounds since getting pregnant).

Then we talked about my swelling. He said that for now, because it's on both sides and it doesn't include my face, that it's normal. However, he talked about how GD and high BP could be associated with each other, so he wants me to be careful and aware of the swelling and how it progresses.

He also discussed the strong possibility of bedrest at some point, as well as "meeting your daughter early". Yikes.

All in all, everything is fine right now, and A is doing great. He wants me to go back to their office in 2 weeks for more monitoring (they took blood today) and this way I'll also be on a schedule where someone is seeing me every 2 weeks, between my OB practice and my high risk doctor.

Keep us in your thoughts that everything continues to go well...

Monday, April 28, 2008

Kicking up a storm!

Well it's official...we've got a wild one in there! :) A has been very active the past few days. I love it. I can't believe I'm finally able to take part in this wonderful miracle. I'm already sad about possibly never being pregnant again and having this be the only time I can experience all of this :(

Back to the OB tomorrow...we'll see what they have to say about my swelling. Hopefully it isn't a big deal and everything else will be ok. Wish us luck!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My ankles are gone :(

Well, I knew it was just a matter of time since I'm prone to swelling (happened a lot while I was on all my infertility meds)...I've been swollen all along but now it's really kicked in. Even my hands have started. I don't think I'll be wearing my engagement ring for a while now...

I had a bit of a scare yesterday because it had gotten REALLY bad, much worse than the previous days. I called my OB office and they ordered me off my feet for the day, and to drink a ton of water and stay away from salt. I'm looking better this morning, but that's usually par for the course after being asleep for 8 hours. Still, I don't think there's reason to be alarmed...I'll call their office in a little while and hopefully this can be dealt with next week at my next appointment.

As long as they give me the go-ahead, I'll be leaving later this morning for a little getaway with my mom, sister and nieces. We'll be down at our shore house for a few days. It'll be nice to relax in a different atmosphere...I'm starting to get bored with my house.

Other than that, everything is great, aside from being a little uncomfortable. We bought new front porch furniture this weekend and it's perfect for relaxing outside with my morning cup of decaf or later in the day/night. I'm looking forward to using it more as the weather gets warmer. I love our porch!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

More great news!

We had our Level II ultrasound today, and everything looks GREAT!! A is measuring right on target...and all of the parts seem to be where they should be :)

We were a little bummed that we couldn't video tape it, and the pics we got are pretty blurry, but it didn't matter...it was still really exciting and more importantly, a relief that all is well.

It truly amazes me how they can see so much, and be able to identify what everything is! I see the tech typing in the word "diaphragm" and I'm like, REALLY? How can you tell...it just looks like a big blob! LOL

She had her legs crossed the whole time, which Daddy was very happy about...already this poor guy is worried about A and her teenage years. MEN!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A nice, restful week

Frank got some time off so we did a "Jersey Shore" tour of sorts...Cape May, AC, and a few stops inbetween. Our plans changed a little since the weather didn't cooperate :( Still, we had a nice time, had some amazing spa treatments, good meals, and most of all, RELAXED.

Here's a pic of me and Annabella at the Borgata...it was her fourth trip there already. Think she'll like to gamble like Mommy and Daddy? LOL

Sunday, April 6, 2008

More creamed spinach, please...

I still can't get over how ravenous I am at certain times. I think back to the first trimester, when I could barely STEP INTO the kitchen, let alone eat...and now it's quite the opposite. I'll take it :)

A bunch of us went out to dinner for a friend's 40th last night. We went to a great steakhouse, which is perfect for my diet, and between 16 of us probably ordered about half the menu. Yeah, it was hard to pass on the mashed potatoes and many, many desserts (forget about the 30 bottles of wine, dirty martinis WITH BLEU CHEESE OLIVES!! and other liqueurs being enjoyed by everyone else) but I certainly had my fair share of the rest of what was there.

I swear, if my diet weren't restricted, I probably would've gained 25 pounds by now, as opposed to losing 15.

A few people last night who I haven't seen in a while asked what my cravings have been...I said, "Pretty much anything I'm not allowed to eat! See that chocolate lava cake I just passed over? That creme brulee over there? Yeah, that would be it...". So much for being unlike just about every other pregnant woman, who has the urge for an ice cream sundae and sends the hubby out at midnight :(

The miracle inside me is well worth all the sacrifices. Just remember, for those of you visiting me in the hospital when A comes...pizza and DQ blizzards...LOL

It was a fun night out with the crew...we got home around 2am and I was EXHAUSTED...so much so that I slept until 10am today! Talk about paradise! I haven't done that in ages :)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

I can't resist!

This kid's already got a better wardrobe than me! It's so hard to step away from the adorable baby girl clothes and accessories...am I going to go broke before she even gets here?

And I'm not the only one. I was with Grandma today and she was doing a pretty bang-up job herself with her credit card :)

I went to visit a friend yesterday who just had her baby girl last week. OMG, I couldn't stop saying how beautiful she was. Long eyelashes, perfect skin, beautiful eyes...she is gorgeous! I held her for a while and at one point thought to myself, WOW, this is the way it will be in about 5 months...with MY baby.

And I can't wait :)