I’m in the middle of week 5 of school.
It’s going well. I’m expecting to be finished the end of this year or at the very latest the first term of next. I really, really like it so far and can’t wait to get into their Master’s Program. A licensed therapist one day – I hold onto that thought when balancing all of this gets a bit much.
I’m 8 weeks pregnant.
So far – morning sickness has been reasonable. Some days it’s worse than others (today is one), but it’s shocking to me that I am this far and can manage most days. I remember with Bella I’d have to pull over to the side of the road to throw up on my way to work. With the twins – well – with the twins I just wanted to die. I was so sick with them. And with Kaden – I just took the meds from 6 weeks on. I’d hoped it wouldn’t be as bad but I once I started throwing up, I couldn’t stop.
My doctor prescribed me Diclegis and I’m iffy on taking anything that I don’t absolutely need to survive, so right now it’s not a priority.
So I’m eating small meals as often as I can, trying all those home remedies that never worked a tiny bit with any other time. It does help – and I am so thankful for that. Trying to do this with Bella at home and appointments was always so miserable for me. I’m almost afraid to talk about it too much for fear tomorrow I’ll wake up and be back to not being able to function.
Other things are different too. My current doctors have given me a choice on getting a cerclage. The high risk department head came in to see us at my last appointment and said that she sees no need to do another as nothing happened last time, or with the twins for that matter. My water broke, yes, but a cerclage wouldn’t prevent that, and a week of me not going into labor with them meant my body wasn’t ready anyway. She presented me with both sides and a choice, which was really nice since my last MFM told me this time around she was placing a cerclage in regardless.
That operation was really hard on me – my whole pregnancy. It was what caused my hip pain to start – and that’s never gone away. 2 years. Unless they feel I need one, I don’t think I will get it done.
I will, however, be opting for progesterone shots as those were tremendously beneficial during Kaden’s pregnancy for preterm contractions.
And no Lovenox!! Yay! I have the form of MTHFR that isn’t life threatening – so it’s not that beneficial to me to have the shots done daily. Thank goodness for skipping bruised legs and stomach and stabbing myself every night.
I feel really comfortable with my doctors and their care. They’re going to be working with the doctors in Dallas as well, and the HHV-6 Foundation. While I’m nervous about having to be in the same hospital as where I had the twins O_o I also feel like this time I can’t imagine allowing myself to be treated like that again. Not for a minute.
I jokingly told Sam, “I wonder if they pull up my file and an alert pops up, ‘PATIENT IS A BLOGGER. WILL CAUSE RUCKUS.'”
We have another dating ultrasound next week – many of those this time around as well.
I have so much to write on, but these past few weeks I’ve just been SO tired and on and off nauseated that my motivation to do so is low. I’ve been writing for my other sites and then when I have a free moment, I usually spend it studying or falling asleep.
Thank you for all the well wishes and congratulations for us. We really are excited – cautiously, but I feel that’s totally within our right to be. And we grant others that same feeling as well. Every reason to hope for a healthy little one this time around.