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Apr 11, 2012 - 0 comments
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So today when I went in to my appointment to talk about my prenatal vitamin I ended up get a pap smear with the whole physical exam. Glad I got that out the of the way. It was REALLY uncomfortable and at times hurt :( but they said they only do the pap and stuff once. So I was relieved to hear that. Appearently my blood type is B and negative something (I forgot lol) which means that I have to get a shot later on during pregnancy. They also want to send me to a geneticist because my grandma has lupus arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis also pierre roban  syndrome is genetic on my moms side. As well as loose joints. Plus I have tmj in my jaw so I guess I have to mention that when I go into labor. At this point I'm not a high risk pregnancy but they want to do a couple more tests (I also forgot what those are lol) to check for problems. I know for sure one of them is the gestational diabetes blood test. Anyways now I have an ultrasound scheduled for this friday HOORAY :) and then I get to keep the 25th appointment that was going to be my first u/s but I dont know if they'll cancel or change that. And then I have an appointment on may 5th I think for the other tests. I can't wait until friday! :)

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Starting to lose hope

Apr 07, 2012 - 3 comments

I was really hopeful that my boyfriend's grandma would quit smoking but she hasn't. I mean she did quit for a whole week but then some stupid family member bought her more cigarettes so then she picked it up again. Then once she finished that pack I thought she'd stop but then she found a pack in me and my boyfriend's room that we bought for her a while ago and now shes smoking that! I'm starting to feel like shes never going to quit. And its really frustrating. I tried talking to her today about the horrible health effects that it has on her body and me and my baby's. But she refuses to listen. She's started coughing lately and simply thinks that shes sick and while she very well might be sick. I think there is a much greater chance of it being from smoking. Both of my grandparents my mom and her boyfriend smoked. And they would all cough after they smoked. Especially one of my grandmas who smoked almost her whole life. Even though she stopped smoking a long time ago she still has horrible smokers cough as a result of the damage that smoking did to her body. I tried telling my boyfriend's grandma that her smoking could cause me to miscarry but all she said to me was well I've had eight kids and none of them died and they're all fine. She doesn't get it! She doesn't understand that just because HER kids turned out fine doesn't mean that mine will. Especially since I was already exposed to smoking a lot as a little kid and I have asthma and has bronchitis and pneumonia and earaches as a result of secondhand smoke. It REALLY irritates me that just because her kids turned out "fine" supposedly means that mine will be just "fine" too?

Patience

Apr 05, 2012 - 4 comments
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I had another prenatal appointment on tuesday and they took my blood and a urine sample. I've never had my blood drawn before and plus I don't really like needles. So I was really nervous. The needle going in didn't really hurt but it staying in hurt. It started to feel like my vein was being squeezed almost like a muscle cramp. It was really uncomfortable. I trusted that she did it right but then when I took my bandage off later I saw that where the needle was put in wasn't even in my vein! My vein was clearly on the right of where she put in the needle. And now I have an unsightly bruise where she drew my blood. Is that normal? Are you supposed to get bruises from a blood draw? Anyways. They scheduled me for my first ultrasound in three weeks :) When I'm 10weeks along. It seems like such a long time to wait so I'm really hoping that time will go by fast. And that I'll be patient during the wait. But I just want to see our baby and know that he/she is ok. Don't they know that this is torture?! I don't even know if the baby is ok. But since they drew my blood I'm sure they'd call if the hcg levels were low or something. So I'm finding comfort in that. I just can't wait to hear our little one's heartbeat :) I'm eagerly waiting for our 10week mark :)

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New Journey

Mar 20, 2012 - 0 comments

Alright. So I found out that I'm pregnant this last sunday. I figured out that I was pregnant or becoming pregnant while my boyfriends grandpa was still alive. I wish that I could've been able to tell him the good news before he passed. I know that all he wanted was to see his grandkids but unfortunately he passed before I even knew I was pregnant. But I'm sure that hes up in heaven and knows that I'm pregnant now. Its just not the same though but its ok. I'm so happy and excited and nervous to be pregnant. This baby is SUCH a blessing :) our glimmer of hope in hard times. I'm so curious to see if we're expecting one baby or multiples. I don't know of any of my family having multiples except for my dad's mom who had twins my uncles. Maybe she had more twins or maybe there is more family of mine that have had twins but none that I know of. Either way I just want our baby to be healthy and well. I'm so thankful for this gift God has given us. I pray that God will help me be the mother he wants me to be. I'm two days away from being 5weeks according to this site and three days away according to my pregnancy app on my phone. I just really hope that my boyfriends family reacts ok and doesn't try to cause problems and create drama. I'm really hoping and praying that they'll just be happy and supportive. That would be beyond amazing. :)