Monday, November 27, 2006

10w 2d or now my teeth give out

My body has a way of getting even with me. I am so worried about every lower abdominal twinge and trickling feelings that I just ignored a sore jaw Friday. Saturday I found the Anbesol and started applying it regularly. Sunday I was grateful that they have now ok'd ibuprofen for the first 6 months of pregnancy.
Of course, my quarterly cleaning appt is tomorrow but I could NOT wait another day for some help. Went to see Dr Paul, my dentist/comedian today. Apparently a root canal I had done in Hawaii some 12-14 years ago is not completely root free and I have some sort of infection below the tooth. Loverly.
I never did like that dentist, didn't feel comfortable in his professionalism. Having moved so much in my life; I have seen lots of different dentists. There are only 2 who I really felt weren't doing a good job. Or maybe a couple more that I never went back to, but only 2 who did any substantive work on my pearly whites. (after 27 years of smoking and 25 years of heavy coffe/cola consumption, perhaps ivories would be a better choice of words).
This is not the first time my teeth have started acting up in the 1st trimester. I'll save you the boring stories but I will offer some hard-learned advice - NEVER, EVER, EVER go for a dental cleaning in your 8th month of pregnancy!! Ouchie!
I had a nice thanksgiving overall. I must admit that I let the teeth and preg worries take over and I was rather snappish to both da Kane and my dear son. I will have to make it up to them. 4 days straight of a 3 yr old is a bit much unless you're some kind of early childhood education saint!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Worth 1,000 Words?

My darling son was NOT posed like this. This was his natural inclination. Should this concern me? Or let me know he appears to be hetero?
Edited to add that I think he was trying to take her hand. Of course I'm not sure, but he doesn't grab at my breasts or anyone else's that I know of.

Monday, November 20, 2006

9w 2d - moving right along

Only 18 days to go til the next ultrasound - big screening to see how bebe is doing. Actually seems like a very long time since the last u/s was 7 days ago. I worry with every twinge. It's awful in a way.
I'm in a pumpkin pie contest today. I made a lower sugar pie yesterday and only made one! When da Kane complained, I mentioned that he doesn't even like pump.pie and he said it smelled good so he wanted a piece. Oh I see, you eat one piece and then I have 7 slices of my favorite pie hanging around the house? And it won't still be good in 4 or 5 days, so I still have to make one fresh on Wed or Thurs.
Sugars are "ok". Could still be a little lower in the am. I am up to 8 units of Humulin N at dinner time and today's fasting was still 93. They want it below 90 while I am preggers. Easy enough to do if I would stick to my eating plan!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Another Dr's Appt - 8wks 2 days

All is well. I was SO happy to see the heartbeat again. Baby measures right on for timing. Now if we could just skip ahead 5 or 6 weeks and be out of the first trimester!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Great Trip, now nerves 7 5/7th weeks

We had a wonderful trip to NM. Great to see my Aunt & Uncle, I haven't seen them in 3 years. Both my brothers and sis-in-law came up for lunch on Sat. We had a nice lunch then went to a park for a couple hours. Lots of good green chile, but I don't know if I will EVER again find a smothered breakfast burrito with green sauce like Clark's in Alamogordo used to make. Oh, I miss the green sauce of Southern NM!
Lots of nausea in odd moments, which I take to be a WONDERFUL sign. I haven't actually thrown up (sorry, tmi) but I never did with DS either.
I should be over the moon about the heartbeat. In the past 5 pregnancies in 4 years, only twice has there been a heartbeat at 6 weeks. Once was my son, the other was the trisomy 21 (down syndrome) baby who passed at 17 weeks. So I feel like I'm still looking at 50/50 odds of a healthy full-term baby. And that's perhaps optimistic since I am 4 years older than the first loss, 3 yrs older than when my son was born.
December 7th is my next appointment with the Obstetrics specialist and I can have the CVS test at that time. It slightly increases the risk of miscarriage but we had that test with DS and all was well. Optimistically speaking, I should know by December 12th if this baby is genetically ok. That's only 4 weeks from Monday. So why can't I just relax?
Today I have an appt with the nutritionist and I'm hoping she can get me fired up. I really fell off the wagon on the NM trip, and I really need to be as healthy as possible for this baby.
I am keeping my therapy sessions too. I don't know how we can afford all these co-pays. 4x therapy a month, 1x nutritionist, 1x Obstetrician, 1x my regular ob/gyn, 1x my endocrinologist. And I think I'm forgetting somebody! Whatever happened to 1 doctor for EVERYTHING??
I really need to get some work done today. But I would like to leave you with this thought. Why are all the eggs we don't use while we're on the pill wasted? Why can't they be stored up and used in our 40's? I was on the pill for about 10 years, so that's 120 eggs! I only need ONE good egg!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Houston, We have a heart beat

Hard to believe, but the fetus is 0.62 cm (1/5 inch) long and ALREADY has a heartbeat! So far so good.
Off to Albuquerque with the travel trailer for a long weekend, be back Tuesday for the election. PLEASE let sanity prevail this time and let's throw those republicans OUT! I considered myself a republican for a long time, but face it, we need to shake Washington up! Is this the country you thought it was as a child?
Blood sugar was 84 at bedtime, so I drank a cup of warm milk to keep from going low overnight with the Humulin N I am taking now. So this morning, it was 107! Doctor would like it below 90 since I'm preggers, so I guess I didn't need the milk? Isn't there a happy medium SOMEWHERE? This balancing act is kinda tricky with the additional hormones doing god knows what.