Saturday, February 28, 2009

The Nusery - Before

Dan and I got some new shelves from Home Depot and finally cleared out the random crap from the nursery. I took some before pictures. It's hard to get good shots of a room without like a fish-eye lens but I just took some pics while turning around in a circle so I'll put them all here and look at them in a row. I also put a close up of the ugly wallpaper.
Wow, it is really hard to put pictures in this, I hope this worked ok!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Second Betas

I'm doing good with this daily update thing, huh?
Anyway, I ran my betas again yesterday and the number was 318. Quite good doubling from 64, 3 days ago. I will run another beta next Thursday and hopefully stop there, it's kind of nervewracking and I will have my OB appointment soon and I imagine they'll run one too. I feel a bit better now although there isn't any real reason to worry other than my own fear and paranoia. The miscarriage dreams certainately aren't helping! I had a couple "BFP dreams" before I got my positive test but the night before that positive I had a dream that I was bleeding, and last night I had another bleeding dream. I still check the TP every time I go. I hope I can calm down, but I have a feeling I'll always have a baseline of worry...comes with the territory when you've lost a baby before. My preg symptoms so far are mainly the sore boobs and fatigue. If I don't stay hydrated I get bad heartburn so I'm trying to stay on top of that. I'm also hungry all the time so I'm trying to eat healthy so I don't gain too much weight.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rough Night

I'm going to take a break from the pregnancy talk right now to talk about last night. My husband, Dan is a Type I diabetic. He usually takes really good care of himself, in typical meticulous engineer fashion. Last night I stayed up late (as I tend to do) and didn't get into bed until around 2:45am. As I got under the covers, my leg brushed against Dan's and it was soaked. When his blood sugar gets too low he tends to break out in a cold sweat, which is good because it's a great indication that there is a problem. I turned on the light in the bathroom so it wouldn't be too bright and I got him a small glass of juice. That usually does the trick and he comes around. He was really out of it last night though and even after the juice he was still just barely conscious of what was going on around him (he keep staring at the clock like he couldn't read it). I decided to turn on the bedroom light at this point and grab his diabetes supplies and another glass of juice. I have never taken his blood sugar before and it took me about 5 minutes to figure out his lancet (at least I knew how to use the glucometer). I took his blood sugar and it was 29 (which is critically low). I gave him the other glass of juice and in about 5 minutes he started to come around and be able to speak and think again. He decided to get up and get a bowl of cereal and I changed the sheets (since they were drenched with sweat). After changing into fresh jammies he went back to bed, finally acting like himself again.
This stuff really scares me. The last time I got pregnant Dan got some kind of virus and was in the hospital with a 104 degree temperature. It's like when I get pregnant he gets less healthy. It's been a while since the last hypoglycemic incedent and it's never been this bad so it was really scary. I did finally fall asleep by around 4am so it's a good thing I work second shift and could sleep in today. I hope stress doesn't cause miscarriages...I'm doing my best to settle down right now.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Good stuff

I took what will be my last urine preg test this morning. I have never gotten a BFP on a digital so I had to do it
ah, that's good stuff! It came up in less than a minute too!
Yesterday I made my first OB appointment. It will be March 9th...less than 2 weeks away! I'm hoping I'll be able to talk him into giving me an ultrasound, but we'll just have to see.
I told my bible study class I was pregnant today and that was awesome. They have been praying really hard for me so I wanted to let them know pretty much as soon as I did. I also told my mom, because, well she's my mom! I will keep praying my butt off for this baby and giving the glory to God because He has made all this possible!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I have a blog!

I am going to really try to have a blog. I have titled it "Ramblings of a Yammer Queen". My "writing style" if you can call it that is kind of free flowing blah blah blah so if you want to read it, it's totally up to you ;) When I was a kid my dad used to call me the "Yammer Queen" because even in my conversations I can have a tendency to talk too much!

Anyway, the whole purpose of this blog is a way for me to record my thoughts, feelings, milestones and whatnot because, as of yesterday


I hope you can see the it really looks light in this picture! I work in a lab so I ran my hCGs last night and my first number was...
I'm so happy. This is really happening!!! I figured I better start a blog so I can document how I feel about this pregnancy and hopefully childbirth and raising my baby.
Right now I'm still having a hard time wrapping my mind around the fact that I'm pregnant. I took another test this morning that (of course) was positive. I also called my GP and am working on getting an appointment with an OB. This will be a wild journey and now anyone who reads this is along for the ride :-)