Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Quick update!

Okay so I am 14 weeks 2 days today and just started my PIO shots back up.  I will be heading to the lab sometime this week to get my progesterone levels redrawn.  I feel more reassured (basically from everyone's comments) that everything should be okay even though I've been off PIO for about 2 1/2 weeks!  (Yikes!)

My nausea is all gone...thank you second trimester!  And thank you God for letting me get this far in my pregnancy.  Every day is just amazing to me that I am here, right in this spot in my life, pregnant....again.  What a blessing, and I literally say a big "thank you" to our Lord every day for this privilege.

Of course it's hard/impossible to know if things are going okay in there at this point.  And I've been wavering on whether to buy a fetal heart doppler (found used ones for as cheap as $50 on craigslist, but I'm still too frugal to pay that!)...but I kept thinking any time now I could possibly start to feel some movement since this is not my first baby.  And the last two days I feel almost totally sure that I have felt the baby move!  No kicks.. it feels more like a rolling or turning inside.  It seems so early, but I remember going to the OBGYN for an appointment while I was pregnant with Mary Grace at 12 weeks and the nurse asked if I had felt any movement yet, and I said, "seriously?" and she said it was possible!  So I guess it can really start this early!

Feeling some movement is enough to give me a bit of peace of mind.  My next OBGYN appointment is on the 15th and it really is just a week and a half away now.  October is so busy for us...there is something going on every weekend, and so far we've been really busy during the weekdays as well, so I'm hoping the time will fly by to the 15th!

Oh and my crazy not-being-to-empty-my-bladder problem due to my stubborn uterus has finally resolved itself...haven't had any trouble in over a week!!  Which is a huge praise!  I guess it makes sense that my uterus has finally found it's correct position as my belly is starting to poke out a little bit more....so yay! :)  I'll take another belly shot hopefully this Sunday at 15 weeks.

This has turned into a longer update than I intended! :)  But I did take the plunge and check out a "new baby on the way" book from the library for Isabel...you know...trying to work her into the reality that we hope plays out come April.  We got the Berenstain Bears and the New Baby...and to my surprise it is her favorite library book of the week.   She has asked to read it every day during lunch since we've had it! 

14 comments:

Holly Rutchik said...

I am just a few weeks behind you (1st pregnancy since a loss) and have been offering up all my worries and fears for you. I am so happy to hear things are well. I never know how stressful this would be. You lead the way with faith and grace and I could never thank you enough for this gift!

Megan said...

Things sound like they are going so well! Praise God! I'll be excited to hear about your upcoming appointment! Praying for you!

Sew said...

I felt the baby at 11.5 weeks....I know people probably think I'm crazy....It was early in the morning, real early....I woke up and was trying to get back to sleep....Can you lay down flat on the ground? :) I bet you could feel it....

Amie said...

SO happy to read this update! Glad thingas are going so well. I'm sure you ARE feeling that baby! I felt all the babies after #1 by 12 weeks. Keeping you in my prayers!!

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

I felt my babies by 14 weeks... I bet you are feeling your little one! Praise GOD!!

House of Collinsworth said...

I started feeling our baby move this weekend too! ;o) So thankful you are doing well and can't wait to hear about your appointment on the 15th. The docs are pretty sure we are having a girl (we saw 3 little white lines!)

Jo Shabo said...

I am 13 weeks at the moment- very close to you- yay!
For baby #2 and now for this one (baby #3) I could feel the baby moving around 11-12 weeks and I know that probably most don't think I could but I promise- I did! :)
I love your blog- it's nice to read other Catholic mommy blogs! :) So nice to "meet" you- we have a similar journey- both our babies due early next year- yippee!!

Second Chances said...

Sooo excited to hear that you are doing well and baby is kicking away! I felt baby #2 move at 13 weeks, so definitely possible. Enjoy!!! Praise God!

Meredith said...

Great news! thanks for the update! I was HUGE at 15 weeks w/ Hannah, so i'm dying to see your belly pic! :)

Mom with a Heart for God said...

Thanks for the update! Praise God!

Karen said...

So glad things are going well for you!

I wouldn't stress too much about the PIO. I'm actually doing better since I got switched to orals (having allergic reactions to PIO). Weird I know, but for some reason the orals are working better. I was worried about how low my levels were and then all of a sudden the jumped to 35.1 at 15 weeks. Still low but at least I'm out of the 20's!

I felt sweet pea move at 13 weeks. My doctor thought I was crazy but I know that's what it was and have been feeling it like crazy ever since (16 weeks now). I read that it could be just the way the baby is positioned. Maybe your little one is more towards your back.

Praise Good for good updates!!!

My Chocolate Heart said...

Oh my goodness! Now I know why the Lord told me I needed to visit you today. Been awhile and I've missed the wonderful news that you're pregnant! Yippeee!!!!! Praise Jesus and Mary and Joseph! I couldn't be more thrilled for you, Angela. I'm smiling with you.

My Chocolate Heart said...

A question: where do I get this Audrey Assad song? I love it.

MeghanT said...

Yay! I haven't visited your blog for quite a while and just saw that you are pregnant! Praise God! I have been praying for you and He has answered! I'm so happy for you all! Congratulations!

I felt my daughter move at 11 weeks even though everyone I told thought I was crazy. It is a soft gentle movement, so it sounds like you may have felt this little one! I know that can be a reassuring feeling after all you have been through. I can't wait to hear about this journey you are finally on! Trust in God and He will carry you through this pregnancy. May His peace be with you!