Friday, June 26, 2009

Sickness Update with Dr Appointment I'm sure most of you know...I am still very sick. Vomiting is just NO FUN! So it had been 3 weeks since I had vomited, but Wednesday night I had another episode. I thought "Great, it's back." But a few hours later...when DH got sick too...I knew it wasn't regular morning sickness.

On a side note...I have to say how HILARIOUS my DH was being sick. I threw up the second I took my last bite of dinner. I got up to pee and thought "Hmm...I dont feel so good..." and the rest is history. DH jumped up and ran to the bathroom to hold my hair :) What a sweetie. When I was finally done I just thought somehow my body didn't want that food. We had Captain D's, which is really I chalked it up to that. But then about 4 hours after eating my DH got sick too!!! He was sooooo pitiful! When I finished throwing up, I didnt necessarily feel "bad." In fact, I felt better after throwing up. DH was the EXACT OPPOSITE. lol. When he was finished he climbed in the bed with his "oooooh" "uuuuuuugh." LOL! Then the next thing I know he's talking about calling in to work!!! I was like "What?!?!" I have thrown up so many times being pregnant and have been forced to "bounce back." Now poor hubby gets sick and he's going to call in! And sure enough...he did!

Since I thought we both must have a bug I called the next day to make a doctor's appointment before I went to work. My appointment was at 10 and I have to work by 12. I called to tell them that I was right about having a fever the day before (I had a 101 degree temp at work the day before) and I may be late because I was going to the doctor. Well I went to the doctor and she let us hear the heart beat! :) 149 bpm. Our little one also kicked the doppler! yay! But anyway...she said I definitely have a virus! But I can't take anything but Tylenol for the fever! So that was that...she also said not to go to work that day and that generally if you are sick you should not work for 24 hours. So if I throw up again, I probably shouldn't work Friday either.

Well...on the way home I was struggling. DH still did not want food...but being pregnant and sick is very weird. You're sick and dont want food, but your stomach is growling and starving! So DH stopped and got me some food and I ate it when I got was SO GOOD! I called work again to let them know I wouldn't be in that day. DH and I just sat around all day. But lo and behold, after I woke up from a nice 3 hour nap...I felt WORSE! omg....and what happens?? I threw up again! It completely snuck up on me! I was laying down...had a headache...coughed and covered my mouth and there it was! I jumped up and leaned over the trash can! I dropped my cell phone right in it! (LOLOLOLOL) and my hand was covered! My sweet DH felt SO bad! I hardly had anything left in me! I was throwing up pure liquid acid. It was probably the WORST sickness experience I have had. The acid taste and acid reflux stayed the rest of the day up until bedtime and Tums were just not helping. I ended up finally eating some soup at the end of the day that my sweet hubbs got for me. I munched on crackers the rest of the evening to try to curve the hunger pains.

So I had to call in to work again today. They couldnt get me a sub. That means they're understaffed today. Thats NOT good...and I know I'm going to be blamed. But I cant help it. Being sick (and pregnant!) is really hard...and we're not suppose to work if we have a fever anyway because if a parent noticed that a staff member was sick and wanted to get us in trouble...they could. So I'm just sitting here dreading going back to work on Monday...I'm still feeling icky today...but I haven't thrown up yet. DH only threw up the once. That second time really hit me hard. DH actually started feeling sorry for me after that instead of feeling like we were both sick :) I love him!

The good news that came out of all this is that we got to hear the heart beat again and I got to meet a VERY SWEET new doctor. I may just stick with her! I didnt feel rushed with her at all...and she was the on-call doctor! My appointment was last minute! She was very nice! She took the time to show me where my uterus is up to now and where I could probably feel the baby the most. My uterus is up to my belly button now! Our little one is way down there...if I press where my belly starts to curve back in (where I'm all squishy! lol) I could feel a little bump! It was SO cool! So anywho...she also asked about my lower back pain (that Ive had for 2 years now) and she up and took me to the schedule lady to start looking for a physical therapist! It's been a week since my last appointment and apparently it hadnt even been taken to the schedule lady! She even suggested a PT that she loves and wants me to see her if at all possible! So I should be getting a call soon about scheduling these appointments! All in all...even though it was a last minute appointment...I felt so much more comfortable with this doctor! I think she's a keeper! :)

So today I am officially 17 weeks pregnant! I have exactly 2 weeks before our next appointment and BIG gender U/S! I can't believe how big my belly is getting. At my last appointment it looked like I had gained 4 pounds...and then yesterday it looked like I have only gained 2. I think it changes with the clothes I'm wearing and stuff like that. I'm going more by my scale at home and it looks like I've gained 2-3. I wear the same night gown when I weigh and at about the same time each week.

I'll add a belly pic when I actually get enough energy to get dressed and take one! :)


B MoM said...

ugh, sickness, no fun! =( Glad you got to hear your little one's heartbeat. I'm guessing you're having a boy based on the low heartbeats. =)

Brooke said...

You have a award on my blog!