Regurgitation... yuck! I am no longer forcibly vomiting, yay! But, after eating I am constantly being revisited by my food in a milder manner. It is constantly climbing my throat and at the slightest burb, back in my mouth. It goes on for hours. So far I have not been able to follow the advice given to keep reflux at a minimum. They say eat small meals, but I have been starving for months. Now that I can eat without throwing up I have a hard time stopping before I am fully satisfied.
Now that I am eating my belly is becoming noticably bigger. I haven't felt it lately, but for a while there I could feel pain in my belly button from the stretching. I had a hernia repair right around there when I started high school, which didn't go so successful, so I have a lot of scar tissue that is protesting the transition to prego tummy.
My husband and I are getting very excited to find out the sex of our child! Shouldn't be long now.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Just got finished with my nurse's house visit and guess what, I gained 4 pounds since our last visit a little over two weeks ago. She says that finally puts me in the acceptable range! Probably the only time I will ever celebrate weight gain and I will enjoy it while I can. Wahoo!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I have been feeling pretty good for the last couple days and have had a good appetite. Up to this point I haven't gained any weight (although it may look like it). I'm pretty sure that if I have more days like these last couple that will change pretty soon. Which is probably a good thing and will make my nurse happy, but I still dread it. I guess I hadn't mentioned my nurse till just now so I will explain that. As part of a program called Nurse/Family Partnership, I have a nurse named Marianne who comes out to my house every week and teaches me stuff (sometimes not even pertaining to pregnancy). She also weighs me and takes my blood pressure. It is free, so I figured "why not?". Sometimes we have some interesting conversation, but sometimes she is just boring and I wish she would hurry up, finish and leave. Fortunately, she says she is going to come every other week now instead of every week. She will continue to come once I have the baby and make sure that we are bonding well. She is also a certified lactation consultant so she can help me if I am having problems with that.
These past couple weeks Brady has been doing his Ob/Gyn rotation, which has been interesting to hear about. He has been a lot more interested in our pregnancy lately and we have been learning some things together when he is home. It is a busy profession, so he is called in a lot. Women are having babies all the time! Some people have wondered, since he is studying to be a doctor, if he is going to help deliver our baby. I don't think that he will. I would rather him fully take on the role of husband and labor partner and stay by my head. Plus, on a gross personal note, I don't want him to have to avoid the mental picture of my huge torn and bleeding vagina later on.
I am exciting that he is getting more exciting. We are getting pretty anxious to see what this baby is going to turn out to be. He is hoping for a girl. I always said I wanted all boys, but now I find that I don't mind either way. A girl would be just fine with me. I think that we will find out what it is at the beginning of December. So, not too much longer. What do you think that I am having?