Saturday, February 20, 2016

Baby #2 Overview Weeks Seven, Eight, and Nine

Week 7:

This time during my first pregnancy I was researching birth centers and mid-wives. Experts say if your pregnancy is going well with no problems or risks, then there is no reason to have to deliver at a hospital. No doubt hospitals freak me out, but I'm so glad I delivered Gavin at a hospital. Right after delivering Gavin, I had uterine atony and hemorrhaged so bad I passed out. I almost needed a blood transfusion. Just because the pregnancy is going smoothly and perfectly doesn't mean the delivery will be just as smooth. I love my doctor and all the nurses who helped me. I'm glad I ended up delivering at a hospital and I am doing it all over again!

The Baby: 

Is the size of a BLUEBERRY! This week our baby's brain is developing. The face is also becoming more defined. Tiny arms, legs, hands, and feet are beginning to bud.

Mommy's Health: This week I started having those crazy pregnancy dreams. I had these dreams during my first pregnancy too. It's always the same, Tommy walks out on our marriage. He either left me for someone else or just moves back to his parent's home and ignores all my phone calls and text messages. They feel so real and I wake up in a panic. I sometimes wake him up and ask him if this really happened. In the beginning he would say, "I love you, that would never ever happen." Now he just rolls over and says, "Babe, stop." I can't help it!! These dreams usually last a week and then go away until the third trimester, hopefully. 

Other than that everything is the same, nauseous, tired, headaches, and gassy. I'm also still on cloud nine, I love being pregnant. 

WEEK 8: I have my first doctor's appointment for this pregnancy next week. I'm so excited! I've been feeling bloated, especially after I eat and it doesn't go away for hours!! It's so uncomfortable.

The baby: is the size of a raspberry! This week our baby's ears, eyelids, fingers, and toes are developing. The baby now has wrists and elbows that can flex.

Mommy's Health: This week has been awful. I'm sick with a cold. Last time I was pregnant and sick, it lasted a month!! I don't take anything (unless it gets really bad). Nothing else is really new. I still get headaches throughout the day, nauseous, and fatigue. My appetite is coming back! Veggies still upset my stomach, but I eat them anyway. 

WEEK 9: Well this was an interesting week. On Tuesday morning I felt a little out of it. I was light headed and had a couple hot flashes before leaving for work. I always eat something small to settle my stomach right after I get up. Once I made it to work I ate my breakfast. I had a bagel with cream cheese and about 3 cups of water. I was still feeling hot and light headed when my students walked in. I was introducing their writing assignment, when I started to feel extremely dizzy. I told my paras that I had to go to the bathroom. I was on my way to the bathroom to splash some cold water on my face when I started seeing black spots. I walked past the bathrooms and decided to go right to the nurse. She's the only one who knows I'm pregnant and I know I can trust her. As I started walking down the hall the dots started to disappear and then everything went black. I felt the doors along the wall to try to figure out which door was the office that lead to the nurse. I guessed right and almost fell stumbling into the office. I said, "I can't see anything." One of the secretaries grabbed my arm and yelled for the nurse who quickly ran over to grab my other arm. After that I blacked out for a couple of minutes and woke up on the nurses bed. She was taking my blood pressure and told me it was a low. She gave me orange juice to drink and called the vice principal to tell her I needed to go home. She arranged for a teacher to drive me home. I already had my baby appointment tomorrow with my gyno and ended up taking the day off. After I got home, the teacher took Tommy back to the school to drive my car back home. The teachers told the students Gavin wasn't feeling good and that I had to go home to take care of him. 

The next day I went to my doctor. I told her about what happened yesterday and she said it was probably from low blood pressure. I already have low blood pressure and now more blood is being pumped to the baby. She asked if I ate anything and I told her what ate. She told me to drink more water because my body is dehydrated after not drinking anything all night while I'm sleeping

I just love my doctor! She was going to give me a pap smear and check up, and an internal ultrasound, but I told her I didn't feel comfortable stirring anything around in there since I was only 9 weeks and scared to miscarry again. She said no problem and said she would try an external ultrasound. She was able to find the baby! We saw the heartbeat and placenta! My doctor said everything looks good and healthy. The baby is measuring 9 weeks 3 days!

The baby: is the size of a grape! This week our baby's tail disappears and the hands and feet are looking less like paddles and have formed fingers and toes. The eyes are fully developed. He/she is not an official fetus yet.

Mommy's Health: The horrible pregnancy dreams stopped for now (yay!). I still feel dizzy every morning. I get dressed, then have to sit down, I put my make-up on,then I have to lay down, I drink orange juice and eat every morning. I drink as much water as I can, but it's hard. I feel sick to my stomach in the morning. Hopefully this will go away soon. It's scary!