Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Due Date!!!! and Ikea!

I saw my doctor for my first appoinment and to hear the heartbeat. A hearbeat was not picked up on the doppler and she assured me this was normal that sometimes even at 11 weeks it is hard to pick up. She thought I was 11 weeks and 2 days along. Well, between 12 weeks and 13 weeks 6 days there is a special scan you can have done. I plan on having this scan and they were scheduling it for next week. Well, as the ultrasound tech is scheduling it I mentioned to her I was afraid my due date was off and that my insurance wouldn't cover a second scan if the first one ended up being a bust. She decided that I should have an ultrasound to date the pregnancy. Sure enough I was completely right and I was only 7 weeks and 4 days along. My new due date is April 4, 2009!!

It was so amazing seeing our little jelly bean! It looks like me! I really feel like it is for real now that I have seen it. I also saw and heard the heartbeat! The heart rate of our little jelly bean was 150 beats per minute.

On another note I'm out of town for work today and tomorrow. Nobody at work knows I'm pregnant yet and I'm keeping it that way for about 4 more weeks until I'm out of the 1st Trimester. Anyways, Ikea had so many cute baby things and I had to refrain from purchasing anything because nobody at work knows. I called Jeff an told him he would be taking me to Ikea in Michigan sometime to check out the fun baby stuff.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pregnancy = Lots of Peeing

If you know me, you know that I pee all the time when I'm not pregnant. Since becoming pregnant I pee twice as much. You are supposed to drink 8 glasses of water per day during pregnancy and I have to get all mine in prior to 4 p.m. because if I don't I will not sleep and be up all night peeing every 30 minutes. Before getting pregnant I'd get up at least 1 time per night to pee, now I'm up like 3 or 4 times per night peeing. Could this be the reason I have a sudden lack of sleep???

I can't imagine what my peeing will be like when I'm 20 weeks pregnant, 30 weeks pregnant or 40 weeks pregnant. I'll probably be begging for a catheter or a bed pan!!

The other thing that scares me is that I read somewhere that for an ultrasound you have to go with a full bladder, I pity the technician because I'll probably pee on her.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

78% of Pregnant Women Suffer from Insomnia

I had no idea that 78% of pregnant women suffer from insomnia and of course I would happen to fall into that percentage. I feel as though I'm stuck in my own sleepless/pregnant hell. Now I know that it will probably get worse as the pregnancy goes on and triple as bad after the baby is born. If I could only have a vodka tonic to help me sleep.

I woke up two days ago looking as if I had been on a month long meth binge. My left eye was very puffy, I had a new wrinkle under it and both my eyes were bloodshot. I was the face of complete hotness.

This is yet another thing they do not teach you in sex ed.