Friday, July 11, 2008

11 Week Check-up

Our 11-week appointment went really well. Baby is good and Dr. Joseph talked to me about the migraines. He said that Baby is fine even though I don't feel well and told me to take the medicine the hospital gave me as soon as I need it. We got to listen to Baby's heart beat with the Doppler. That little heart beat is so fast and I still love to listen to it. They drew a bunch of blood to check all the things that the State makes doctors check and that was about it. It was a pretty quick and easy appointment. I can't wait until we get to do another sonogram... those are my favorite!

I really love my doctor, the nurses, and the hospital!!!


Hmmm... I was pretty prepared for "morning sickness," but I never knew headaches and migraines were a part of this deal. I've been getting these for weeks now. I've talked to my doctor and the nurses about this several times and they say it's just from all the hormones. I've also heard this means it's a girl... we'll see. Some people experience this and others don't. I haven't been able to do much, because my head always hurts so bad. This is where I get to brag on Chris. :) He is amazing! He checks on me throughout the day and as soon as he gets home he takes care of me.

Now, I'll admit I don't have the highest pain tolerance, but these migraines can get really bad. Last Sunday one started and by Monday afternoon it was just getting worse. I had been calling my mom and Chris all day letting them know that it wasn't getting better. My doctor called in a prescription for me to take that would stop the nausea and hopefully make me fall asleep. It did, but then when I woke up it was even worse. Now, this is how we know it's bad... the season finale of the Bachelorette was on and I couldn't even watch it! (That's how I rate my pain scale.) So Chris drove me to Allen Presby where my mom and my friend, Ashley, met us. My doctor said earlier that day that if it still didn't get better, I could go get a shot. We got there at about 9:45. Finally, they gave me the shot and it was almost instant... I finally felt better. We left there at about 3:30 am! I'm not sure about everyone else, but to me it was soooo worth the wait. They also gave me a different prescription for the pain that I can take before the headaches turn into migraines.

Now that I felt better, I was hungry. So, my mom, Ashley, and I went on an adventure to Waffle House. If you've ever been to a Waffle House at 3:30 in the morning, you'll understand why this was an adventure. We ate quickly and made it out safely...

Shopping, Shopping, Shopping!

Last weekend, Lori took me shopping so that I would stop stressing about not having things to wear. I feel like this is an awkward stage in pregnancy... most of my clothes still fit, but they are starting to be uncomfortable. I don't think I look pregnant, but I definitely feel like I'm getting bigger. We found some cute things that have lots of room to grow in! Thank goodness that the "flowy and long" shirts are in style right now.

Last night, my mom took me shopping, too. I got a few more things that should last til baby gets here. I really love Target's maternity section! They have lots of cute stuff!

Thanks Lori and Mom for the new stuff!!!