So You're Pregnant! Feeling Like Crap?


I am thrilled to be pregnant, amazed and blessed to be doing it without the help of fertility doctors this time around.

When I was pregnant with Landon I was tired in the beginning and at the end but that was it! This time is a whole different story! I am tired, yes, (I feel like Rip Van Winkle!), but I am also having low level nausea A LOT! Makes it hard to eat when you're hungry! Yes, I am still hungry just nauseous! I can hardly cook dinner, and when hubby does I have to leave the room, but them I have no problem eating it!!! WEIRD!

I also am breaking out like a teenager (hello hormones it's me, the Mrs.)
This is annoying because I never have skin problems!


I am a high risk pregnancy for sure. I am 38, and with all that happened with Landons arm, they are NOT taking any chances. My joke to everyone about this pregnancy and what my doctor is doing for me, is this: She went to the Olympics (Landon's birth) and did not medal. This time (baby #2), she is getting the GOLD! She was less excited about me getting pregnant on my own and more concerned with getting me on all the preventive medicine she had always been planning when I told her we were going to try for another baby. Here's the protocol she has me on:

3 mgs Folic Acid
Prenantal vitamin
baby aspirin
2 pills of progesterone
2 pills of steroids
and
I do a shot every day of Lovenox, a blood thinner


Yeah. A shot. It sucks. I have figured out a way to make it not hurt though. Most times I can do it with relatively no pain. The blood thinner does not cross the placenta, it's for me. Turns out Landon and I had clots on both sides of the placenta and the doctor wants to be safe. I was worried about having a blood thinner and being pregnant, but doc says they give a blood thinner to people who miscarry a lot. So far so good.

The steroids are to make sure I don't get all clotty as well. They still say what happened to Landon was a lightening striking event, but they are not taking any chances!

I have to say it's taken some of my worry away to see how much everyone else is on top of this pregnancy!

So, tired, nauseous, zitty and sick of shots. Pretty. Poor hubby, he also has to deal with my "mood". I'll talk about that tomorrow!

29 comments:

Always Organizing said...

You are a trooper!!! Hang in there Mrs, all of these sacrifices are going to pay off in the form of a healthy, happy baby!

Lauren said...

Hang in there! I am sure it is a relief that your doctor is doing so much to help you and the baby stay healthy during pregnancy.

I hope you have a nice week!

Polly said...

I am 42 and so tired of the emphasis on my "advanced maternal age." It's my 7th pregnancy, 5th baby ( 2 miscarriages and a vanished twin).

The sickness is probably a good sign for you. Something that I liked to sip on was the fizzy Vit. C powders, a couple of brands are Emergen-C and Fizz. I also have been drinking a green drink, like Kyo-Green. I'm about 14 weeks now - the sickness is gone and the appetite is back ( Rut-Ro!) Wishing you a healthy baby.

magnolia mama said...

You are a trooper. I was VERY sick during both of my pregnancies but a zofran a day cured my ailments.

pinkpolkadotaa said...

It's all such a pain. However, it's good to know it's all worth it in the end.

ilovepink said...

It will all be over before you know it!!! Just keep focusing on the great cause it is for!!!!

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

Hugs to you!!!! Hang in there. I had 2 HORRIBLE pregnancies. I pray that this is just the 1st trimester "ickiness" for you and that in a few weeks this will be a dream pregnancy!

Clare said...

It sounds like the doctors are looking out for you and the baby in EVERY possible way. I am sure that each day must be so tough, with all of the medicine and not feeling well. I had a lot of low level nausea too. I tried eating small snacks, almost all of the time, and it seemed to help a lot. If I got too hungry I felt worse!

Sending you bloggy hugs!!

Anonymous said...

Oh OFM, I am dying to tell you congratulations but I cannot log in to google or blogger! I hope you allow anonymous posts - anyway, I'm so sorry you're having to deal with it but hopefully it means the baby AND you will be healthy and all will go fine. I'm sending you huge hugs and good vibes. Best wishes - I know this is something you've really been wanting!!

Momx2

Midwest Prep said...

You KNOW I am so so excited for you! What a fantastic burst of luck! I am so glad they are taking such good care of you and hope that you take care of yourself as well!!!! So excited to go along on this journey with you!!!---especially since you have been so supportive of all of the rest of us!

Jesslee said...

Sorry you feel so bad, but it will all be worth it! Wishing you the best and hope you feel better!

Feener said...

ugh sorry bout all the meds and the sickness. i was terribly sick with both and honestly i don't think i could do it again, it was too hard to feel nauseas all the time for 6 months.

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

Wow, Sweetie, you got a lot going on! Just breathe and take one thing at a time. You are the only MOM to LANDON....he needs you! Rest as much and as often as you can. Please don't extend yourself and try to do too much! This sweet new baby needs you to slow down, as well as Landon & your hubby!
Love you....

Hillcrest Acres said...

It's all worth it and all the things you went through will be completely forgotten once you hold your new little one for the first time. Hope your morning sickness doesn't last to long. I remember during one of my pregnancies,not even being able to go into a grocery store for awhile because it made me gag!

Pink Flamingo said...

I am so happy to her your exciting news! I wish you only the best. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers! Hang in there through all the ups and downs of pregnancy, as you already know, it is SO worth it in the end. Sending you big ((hugs)) and a dozen congrats!

All the best-
PF

Kate said...

The first tri and the last are the worst! Lemonade (or even smelling anything lemony/limey) helped quite a bit with my nausea. Hope it is short lived for you & that the rest of the pregnancy is UNEVENTFUL and smooth sailing!

Claire said...

I was off on Friday - no computer all wknd and just checking up on you and find out you are pregnant!!! I am so excited for you - and now will be praying more for all of you!!! Happy Day!!!

Etiquettely Correct said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so awesome!

Surf Girl said...

I'm so sorry you're feeling bad. I was nauseous every day during the first trimester. My magic trick was Jolly Rancher candy...I used to buy two of the Sam's Club size bags at a time. I hope you feel better soon! (it sounds like they are taking super good care of you!)

Mags said...

I wish you the best as well. It's great that your doctor(s) are being so pro-active. I was lucky to have some great doctors for my 3 living angels. I also did a similar course of treatment that you are doing now. Hang in there!!!

Jennifer said...

I hope you start to feel better. My first pregnancy was fun, and my second was miserable!!

Kricket said...

I'm so sorry your feeling bad, but I"m soooooo happy for you.

I started updating my blog, so drop by when you feel like it. Again, congrats!!

prepinparadise said...

So sorry to hear of all your meds! Try to take things one day at a time, right? I know....easy for me to say! Did I tell you that I will also have to be placed on blood-thinning injections when I conceive? (IF I ever conceive!). Heparin, not Lovenox. I have a huge deductible on my insurance and Lovenox would cost me about $1700 a month!! I am going to a Maternal-Fetal Specialist in a few weeks for a consult on the recent dx.

Kiki said...

Bless your heart....sending you lots of {{HUGS}} today!!! Take care and I'll be praying for you to be feeling better soon!!!

Mrs. K said...

i hate to tell you this BUT i will! :) I had never, EVER had a zit. NEVER. Until I got pregnant with my daughter...and I felt the same way you do and my biggest craving were strawberries the first month and everything else repulsed me. Even chocolate. Can you imagine that horrible feeling!?

Lori said...

Oh yucky! It is wonderful that you're pregnant and I will keep you in my prayers for a healthy and safe pregnancy! I had that annoying mild nausea where I couldn't stand strong odors, foods, etc. I do hope you start to feel much better soon!!
After 4 years....CONGRATULATIONS!! :)

Her Shabbyness: Sweet 'n Southern said...

I'm sorry you're having a rough time, but, I am so excited for you! Glad that your doctors are taking good care of you and Baby #2! Hang in there!

Europafox said...

I am so happy for you!!!!! Congratulations! Everything will settle - you'll feel brill after about 5 months - fab hair, skin, loads of energy - hang on in there!!!

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations!!