Tuesday, October 20, 2009

One Appt Completed; The Other Rescheduled

Today we were supposed to go to both the OB and to Choices to have a "fun" sonogram done. Yesterday, I received a call from my doctor's office moving our appointment from 1:25 to 4:45 because of an emergency surgery. Then today when we were just walking into the clinic for our appointment, they called to say the doctor had been called away again, so now our appointment is a week from Thursday at 4:45. Hopefully she will not get called away again or there may at least be a PA available to see me. It was funny when the receptionist was rescheduling the appointment. She seemed concerned that it was going to be over a week past the original appointment date. She kept reminding me to give the office a call if I have any complications.

Fortunately, we were able to get in at Choices for our sonogram. The baby did a good job of performing for us at the beginning. The little one was doing quite a few jumps off of the wall that separates the uterus from the bladder. My bladder was quite full by the time we made it back to the room, so some of the images were a little hard to see, so the sonographer had me empty my bladder and the images were much clearer. It was exciting to see the little one's hands and feet and umbilical cord and all the other cool images. The sonographer tried to capture some 4D images, but most of them did not want to cooperate. We did get one that shows a pretty good profile of the baby.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

So far, so good

Thank you for all your prayers. At this point I have not come down with any flu-like symptoms, so I am hoping it is safe to say that we dodged the bullet this time. Thankfully, Matt has stayed healthy too.

After we heard about Kynslie's diagnosis, we did some research on H1n1 and learned that the last out break was in 1976. Knowing that, it is possible that we are both immune to the swine flu. Of course, it is difficult to say that for certain.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Prayer Request

We found out yesterday that my little sister, Kynslie, has H1N1. This, of course, comes after we spent Sunday afternoon with Kynslie and Taylor. Right now I have been feeling tired and a little nauseous, but that could just be from the pregnancy. I've likely already been exposed to the flu, but I would like prayer that I would not develop any more flu symptoms.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Ten and 1/2 Weeks

Ten and 1/2 weeks and all still is going well. I have not had any more spotting since three weeks ago and I am very happy about that. Right now my biggest concern is not contracting the flu since I am surrounded by so many potential carriers on a daily basis. I don't like to be too paranoid about issues like the flu because typically I do not contract the flu. I figure that I will go ahead and get the flu shots this year (and I think that I am leaning toward getting both of them and trusting God that all will be well).

Thankfully, my weight gain has appeared to be on track. I have only gained about a pound and a half if my scale at home is correct. I find it amazing because I have definitely been eating more since I become pregnant. Of course, before I got pregnant, I was not eating as much since I was still trying to lose some weight. I still need to work on eating more vegetables, but consuming more calcium is getting easier.

My next appointment is on the 20th. The appointment is in the afternoon, and in the morning we are going to have a sonogram done at Choices Medical Clinic (my mother-in-law volunteers at the clinic and has arranged for them to do some training sonograms on me).