Wednesday, August 20, 2014

14.5 weeks

I must document everything about this pregnancy before I forget. So If this stuff bores you, please skip this post. 
 I had very little symptoms with this pregnancy up until almost 7 weeks. Except for a bitter taste in my mouth (before I found out I was pregnant) restless legs at night (@ 3-4 weeks) Two baby dreams before I got my positive pregnancy test (both girls) Went in at 6 weeks and 3-4 days because I was alarmed due to the fact that I had no symptoms (which has always been an indication of miscarriage for me)
 In a healthy pregnancy I usually get sick around six weeks on the dot. and the sac was measuring at only 5 weeks, They questioned if my dates were right, and I am 100% sure they are. They didn't think the pregnancy was going well, nor would it progress. They scheduled me in for another ultrasound 1 week later to confirm miscarriage and I went back in feeling a bit more symptoms but the pessimist in me was not hopeful. This time the baby and sac were bigger, and there was a heartbeat!! but  They found that the Baby is measuring a bit small (like Piper did) and the sac did not look good. She told me that when this happens it usually indicates a chromosomal abnormality and the body often times rids itself of the baby. She also said that she has seen it go both ways, and I could continue to carry the baby with possible abnormalities or  with nothing wrong. She was not optimistic, nor was I. They had me go in for multiple blood tests, and my levels were rising properly. My first test was 990 and my second 14,500. My progesterone was low @ 12.5 and I have been on supplements ever since.  Again they wanted to see me 1 week later

In between the appointments We went on vacation to Crescent city for the 4th of July. I was in the throws of morning sickness, and suffering from low energy like expected, but while for a little less than 48 hours I actually felt great. It was so strange. This threw me into a depression, because I link feeling normal to loss of a baby. I was sure It was all over. We went home and I started feeling less well again, and I chalked it up to the progesterone I was currently on. Went in for my appointment Monday afternoon, and was pleasantly surprised to find that the baby was alive, and the sac had miraculously healed it's self . Everything looked normal! I was beyond grateful and thrilled and shocked and although I know I am not out of the woods I feel optimistic and excited to be bringing baby number three into our lives!

This pregnancy has been by far the mildest. I have had waves of morning sickness but only enough to throw up once at 12 weeks and 6 days. Mostly just a sea sick feeling. With the Other two I felt much worse. I have been tired off and on just the same as the girls. I feel like this time it has been less intense, With Chloe I was at a level 5-6 sick and Piper was about a level 6-7. This baby has been more of a 3-4 . 
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All about my 14th Week of Pregnancy :

How far along today: 14 weeks, 5 days
The baby is the size of a: An orange
The baby is working on:  This week's big developments: Your baby can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and possibly suck her thumb! Thanks to brain impulses, her facial muscles are getting a workout as her tiny features form one expression after another. Her kidneys are producing urine, which he releases into the amniotic fluid around her — a process she'll keep up until birth. She can grasp, too, and if you're having an ultrasound now, you may even catch her sucking her thumb.
Gender: A BABY GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maternity clothes: With Piper I only had 2 pairs of of maternity jeans, This time I got a little excited to wear maternity (and look cute!) and did a bunch of shopping for maternity clothes that aren't tents. I wanted to have some fitted dresses this time, and a friend of mine sent me a list of her favorite maternity shops on Etsy.. Needless to say I bought enough to last me through a few more pregnancies although I won't be pregnant that many more times. Right now I can still fit into my regular jeans.
Stretch marks: Nope.
Belly button in or out: In(ish)
Sleep: Insomnia at first, but now it's not too bad.. and NO heartburn with this pregnancy!! That's a first!
Best moments this week: I started to feel better yay!!
Worst moment this week: The combo of Flights/ No sleep and not feeling well. 
Movement: I cannot feel it yet, but I saw wiggling at my last appointment and I loved it!
Cravings: Potatoes, like the other two, Sugar aversions just like Piper.
Queasy or sick: Queasiness is still around I am still pretty finicky with what I think my stomach can handle at any given moment. I haven't done well with Veggies.. just like with Chloe.  I can barely handle the process of changing diapers right now.. We have put cloth diapering on a hold for now..
Looking forward to: Movement!! i feel so much more relaxed when I can feel the baby move. I also am looking forward to the nausea going away.

1 comment:

  1. I am sorry that things started out rough. Glad to hear baby is well! Hope you start feeling good soon! Congratulations!