Wednesday, March 28, 2012

12 Wk U/S

Yesterday I went in for the big 12 week check-up and the OB decided to do yet another U/S just to check the lil one out...once again S/He is perfect, slightly alien-like but I guess u will have that at this point. Looking forward to having a less-stressful 2nd trimester, but short of secluding myself on my own happy island somewhere I doubt that will happen. It is however already a lot better not having to take those darn shots every day, and immediately after stopping them I noticed that my energy levels definately increased 3 fold. OK, OK here is a pic...

Hands up eyes and mouth open!! Kinda cool and creepy at same time :-) I gotta say I love this new OB mostly because she loves her little U/S machine, so we will prob be seeing him/her again at my 15 wk appt...
In other news, Went to court on Monday with the hopes of finding out that the little girls would be heading home with their parents by the middle of my 3rd Trimester at latest...only to find out that that most likely won't happen. So I am sad for them because they really do miss their parents and scared about not knowing what will have to happen if for some reason it becomes too much for me or I have to be put on long bedrest/hosp stays etc...gonna talk to the caseworker today to see about having someone else certified as a kinship/foster, just in case.

Well since I am a horrible updater, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter now because I will probably forget with all the holiday madness and travel that usually comes with family holidays!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

10 wks :)

10 wks today!!! WHoooo Hoooo. You know what that means?? NO MORE PIO!!! Actually I am really worried about not using them anymore, and I actually even called the RE's office today just to be sure they were 100% positive that this was when I should stop and that they were sure that I didn't need to wean off or have a blood test first...they chuckled at me and assured me that it is really fine to just stop any time now. I felt better after talking to the lady there though because she told me that from 8-10 wks is really just a safeguard and is not really needed. From what their studies are showing they are soon going to lower the recommended time for PIO altogether.
Oh yeah...I had a great and relaxing weekend away from home! D&J even surprised me with some new shirts and a bumper sticker...they love to spoil me :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

9 wks

Well another week has flown by on me, which means that D&J's baby is now at a little over 9 wks gestation. I checked out the baby growth ticker today and happened to notice that the lil lad/lassie is now growing nails on it's newly formed digits!! Pretty cool! Of course this also means just a few more days of the PIO injections left to go and as much as I am looking forward to being done with those, I have a feeling I will be a nervous wreck when it actually comes to discontinuing them. It just seems wrong that after so many wks of being an essential requirement that they can just be stopped cold turkey.?? I do have trust in the RE tho so I'm sure they know what they are talking about.

In other news, I woke up this morning with a migraine and a toothache. I am hoping that the migraine is causing the tooth pain and not vise verse because I still have a good 3+ wks left of this 1st trimester and I know that most dentists won't do any non-emergency dental work until the 2nd trimester. Being someone who refuses to take even a Tylenol for pain unless nearing death this could be a long couple wks. I am getting a much needed escape from my normal life this wkend. Leaving tomorrow on a 3 day long trip with the kids to my sisters and also to IP's will hopefully do some good for my insane anxiety and moodiness.