Monday, May 30, 2011
Since I found out that I was pregnant, I have been in serious denial. I have taken at least 10 pregnancy tests. I took off work for an appointment the doctor on May 12, 2011. This appointment with the doctor was scheduled for I got pregnant. I had my first ultrasound which showed me to be 6 weeks and 4 days. With that being said, Sunday’s are the weekly pregnancy milestones. My progesterone levels were 47.1 which are considered excellent. According to the doctor, the baby had a good strong heartbeat and he felt continuing to take the Glucophage will be very beneficial to me and the baby. At the end of the day, I know that this is going to be worth every agonizing moment, but I am so tired of having diarrhea everyday because of the meds. I have not had any morning sickness, but I dry heave now more than ever before. I came very close to morning sickness one morning due to a co-worker cooking something at the office that smelled like something I cannot describe that lingered all day. I have had a lot of heartburn and indigestion which I have never experienced in my entire life. I asked the doctor was it too early for this and he said no because my body has to get used to the hormones. I’ll go to the clinic for the next two weeks then I will be released back to my Ob/Gyn. I’m very glad in a sense because this has been very expensive. As of right now (May 15, 2011) I have been dealing with a toothache. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest, this toothache has been a 1010! I won’t stop hurting and I simply don’t understand because I have had a root canal along with crown on the tooth. As stated by my pregnancy books, dental pain is associated with pregnancy and nothing can be done in the first trimester. Can we say I have been crying like a baby and could easily burst into tears as I type. Nothing works! I just want to get the tooth pulled and I have never had a tooth pulled because I was always afraid, but it doesn’t even matter because I want/need some relief. I’m grateful that my tooth decided to ache over the weekend and I pray that it does not do it while I’m at work because I will cry…..
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I found out that I was pregnant on April 25, 2011 and it was such an exciting moment! Here’s how it all went down. I went to the doctor for blood work at 9:00. A few hours later, I kept calling the patient voicemail for my lab results and there were no messages. Finally at 1:37 pm, I received a call from a nurse on my cell phone, and it did not ring, it went straight to voicemail. That was so frustrating. So I called back and left a message for a nurse to call me back and the message clearly stated “all calls received after 2:00 will be returned the following day”. So after that I just said well I guess I’ll know my results tomorrow. At approximately 4:00pm I gave in and took two pregnancy tests. One of the tests was a cheap strip test and the other was a test from Dollar Tree. Both tests were negative. Afterwards I decided to lie down and watch tv. At 5:05pm, the home phone rang and it was the doctor’s office. I answered and the nurse asked for me. I think that I blacked out during some of the conversation. She said “your progesterone levels were very high” and she named something else “indicating that you are pregnant”. My heart was beating so fast and I calmly said “are you serious, OMG I’m going to put you on speakerphone so that my husband can hear you”. She said it again with husband listening. He instantly started doing the ugly cry. I would have been boo-hooing but I was too shocked to do anything. I was instructed to continue progesterone suppositories twice daily along with prenatal vitamins, and Glucophage. I was also instructed to make an appointment for next week for lab work and an ultrasound. After I call ended with the nurse, I dug the pregnancy tests out of the trash can and the strip test had two lines indicating pregnancy and the Dollar Tree test was inconclusive. We hugged, and hugged some more and then talked about when and who we would tell first. We called my parents and then we told his mother and sister via skype. I am so surprised that DH’s mom did not think something strange was up because we were determined to get her on skype. DH told them by holding a $1.00 book up to the screen that I purchased from the thrift store titled “So You’re Going to Be a Dad”. They screamed and we laughed.