Thursday, April 24, 2008

On Being Pregnant....Again

I was pretty excited to sit down and right this great post about how every pregnancy is different and that this time around, I was not feeling sick. At all. With Ella, I had morning sickness all day long for the entire pregnancy. It was awful. Then early this morning, around 3:00 AM, I awoke with extreme nausea and got "morning sick". It still is not as bad as with Ella, but I have time. And this time I am prepared. This time I know about Zofran and I intend to use it!

I also switched OBs this time around for a multitude of reasons. One reason is that with Ella the docs did not even tell me about the nausea medication even though I lost 15 pounds between 6 and 10 weeks along. Now, I realize I am not wasting away here, but nausea and the results of such for months on end is not fun. So far so good with the new OB.

Because I had a C-Section with Ella, I have to have one with this baby. There too many medical/legal issues with VBACs and most docs in Las Vegas will not do them. But that's OK with me. The baby is due in early December and we can schedule a C-Section up to 10 days prior to the due date. But if my blood pressure sky rockets like it did with Ella, we are probably looking at a late November birth.

It took us almost a year of "not trying but not preventing" with Ella. I expected it to take as long this time. Yeah, it didn't! While this was a bit earlier than we expected, we are looking forward to another Christmastime baby. It is very possible this baby could be born on Sarah's birthday of December 4th, but we are hoping to avoid that! Unless, of course, she wants to share her birthday, but who does that voluntarily?!?!

Thirty-four weeks, probably less, to go. I am hoping to enjoy the ride more this time!

3 Thoughts From Others:

Grandma said...

We are certainly adding to our prayer list....NO SICKNESS FOR CAMMIE!! It remains on our list for Stephanie and she has done sooo well this time. Tired? Yes..but keeping up with little ones can make on tired...pregnant or not! Glad to hear you'll try Zofran...I know it's very expensive (I had it after chemo), but worth every $$$. We are so excited and praying for a "fun" pregnancy! it's so much easier on us "moms/grandmas" too!

Karin said...

Oh, Matt could tell you all about the anti-puke pills. I'll have him give you a call.

ErinOrtlund said...

Nausea--yuck. I hope the medicine works for you!

I was interested in a VBAC (and I had a doctor pushing me toward that option!) but in the end, given the delivery situation here, I felt more comfortable with a repeat c-section. It was nice knowing what to expect. Hope all goes well!

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