o hai internetz.

24 12 2008

So it’s been a while.  What can I say.  I work in retail and it’s the holidays.  Lucky me.

I am completely exhausted after working seven days in a row.  It’s sad that Christmas almost feels like just a day off.  Ugh.

I saw The Midwife last week… and I am in love with her.  You know… in a You Are Totally Cool Enough To Deliver My Baby way.  I really did not think that I would stick with a midwife, but she is extremely friendly and put me at ease.  Hey, she made me laugh WHILST IN STIRRUPS.  She is amazing in my book.

Anyway, I am now on methyldopa for my blood pressure (which was amazingly low the day I saw her).  I’m not feeling much better yet.  I’m not getting dizzy quite as often, but it still happens.  My heart isn’t racing quite as much either.  She gave me six different prenatal vitamin samples and a BUTTLOAD of information and magazines and crap.  I love free stuff.  Haha.

Found out from one of the nurses yesterday that I have a bladder infection… which explains a lot.  I’ve been in a lot of pain the last few days.  Tylenol is worthless, I tell you!

I need a good night’s sleep.  And then perhaps a nap.

Merry Christmas.


medication and whatnot

17 12 2008

I feel like I’ve either levelled out over the last couple days.  Either that, or I’m just getting used to this pregnancy thing.  😀

I saw my nurse practicioner on Tuesday.  She had me come in to see her because I had been on atenolol (blood pressure), citalopram (antianxiety/antidepressant), and trazodone (to help me sleep) when I found out I was pregnant.  We both knew that I was going to have to discontinue everything during the pregnancy.  I was glad to go see her, because I have been horribly dizzy since getting off my medication.  She let me know that she doesn’t prescribe blood pressure medication for pregnant women, and that I needed to see my OBGYN ASAP.  I told her that I had already made an appointment for January 5th.  She pulled some strings to get me in with another OBGYN (a midwife, actually) tomorrow evening, because she said that it’s considered a high risk pregnancy.  I’ve been told to watch my sodium intake (which I do anyway, to keep my blood pressure down) and to “take it easy”.  The term “high risk” seriously freaks me out.  I’ve done a lot of crying about it.  I’m trying not to worry about it too much until tomorrow night.

In completely unrelated news, the First Baby turned five years old today.  He has grown up so fast…

Dirty bowls are depressing.

13 12 2008

I cried over the dishes this morning.  I mean, freakin’ bawled.  I was very tired, and the kitchen was a mess, and I was all upset because no one would help me.

In two words, HORMONES SUCK.

Also, my sense of smell is ridiculous.  Everything smells terrible.  I am so nauseous most of the time.  Blegh.

The big news

12 12 2008

Yesterday, December 11th, I found out that I am pregnant with my second child.

This is a pregnancy blog.  Hooray!

The big changes.

12 12 2008

I realize that I am only in week 5 of pregnancy, but LET ME TELL YOU.  I have symptoms.  I guess I just know my body really well.

  • My boobs are sore.
  • I’m nauseous occasionally.
  • Certain things don’t taste the same.
  • I have wicked heartburn at night.
  • I am very, very tired.  ALL OF THE TIME.
  • I have to pee.  ALL OF THE TIME.

I don’t remember having this many symptoms with my first pregnancy.  I remember being tired early on… but that’s about it.  Lovely.

Either way, I am incredibly excited about the months to come.  I just need to sit back and realize that I have 36+ weeks to go, and I need to chill out and stop worrying about everything!