April 2010


How far along? 16 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: -17 pounds
Maternity clothes? Pants only
Stretch marks? none
Sleep: Is sort of difficult with a PICC line in but I get a decent amount each night.
Best moment this week: Keeping down a frosty
Movement: not yet
Food cravings: breakfast burritos still
Gender: we should know in two more weeks!
Labor Signs:none
What I miss: not being nauseous
What I am looking forward to: Being able to feel the baby move

Update: We are pretty much at status quo here. Still sick, still off of work, still bored, baby’s heartbeat sounds great! I did get a new home nurse today who was super helpful and gave Chris and I a list of foods I can try eating to up my calorie and protein intake without eating meat or drinking milk on its own. She is sending out the dietitian to work with me next week because she doesn’t think the doctor should be shrugging off my still 10% weight loss as much as he is. Any weight I have gained in the past two weeks we are sure is from my body and the baby and not from the maybe 500 calories I keep down a day. Also, I was told I need to lower my expectations on feeling better soon…this will stop at 20 weeks…only 4 more weeks to go…

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Don’t even ask why Damien is an option…Chris keeps telling me he is going to name our boy Diablo, Damien, or Sylar just to screw with me on a daily basis.

How far along? 15 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: -18 pounds
Maternity clothes? Pants only
Stretch marks? none
Sleep: Is sort of difficult with a PICC line in but I get a decent amount each night.
Best moment this week: Having my mom come down for the day
Movement: not yet
Food cravings: my first craving was a breakfast burrito from McDonalds
Gender: still don’t know!
Labor Signs:none
What I miss: not being nauseous
What I am looking forward to: Being able to feel the baby move

Updates:
Sorry for no update last week! My OB(old one) tried me on two new meds that didn’t work and I ended up extremely sick last week. I lost five more pounds last week and should have gone to the hospital but I was so depressed about the situation I couldn’t bring myself to go. It wasn’t pretty and the OB eventually stopped trying new things and just put me back on the meds I was originally on. On to this week…

Hyperemesis is still kicking my ass so there is not much new on that front. I do have a new OB who is much more compassionate about my situation but unfortunately there is not much else that can be done at this point. There are a few other stronger meds we could try but all are above a category C so I would rather be at home on the couch taking safe meds then try to function more taking something unsafe. I have been able to keep some food down so chances are I won’t need to be fed through the PICC line which is a plus. So I am just here on the couch for at least another two weeks at which point I go back for a check up with the new doc.

I actually feel well enough today to get on the computer and update everyone. This week wasn’t a great one in relation to my hyperemesis. My OB first started me out on Zofran IV which didn’t work and then moved me to Anzemet which really did not work. I was violently ill on the Anzemet and at this point she told me there was nothing further she could do for me since she has never had Zofran fail. Ugh, so bring on massive amounts of tears and the loss of another good 2 to 3 pounds in a week. Some more bullshit ensued with getting my records with that OB but the good news is that I am seeing a new one on Wednesday. For now I am just back on Reglan which is what I was on in the first place. I do feel like I am getting back to “normal” as in normal on Reglan but I am having a lot of trouble sleeping since my stomach hurts so bad. At first I was worried about being off of work but I have pretty much given in to the fact that I will most likely be off until this resolves at 20ish weeks. So for now, still sick and now down 20 pounds:( Although I did manage to keep down 2 bowls of soup and some toast today. I just hope this new doc has some new meds for me to try that will really help, at least help enough so I don’t lose anymore and can sleep.

Is finally over, I am probably going to go nutso by next Monday if I can’t find something productive to do with my time. This is sort of difficult though since I can’t really lift anything and let’s face it when you are hooked up to an IV all you can really do is hit the bathroom, couch, and bed. This weekend didn’t go great, the IV zofran doesn’t help as much as they thought it would so I was still getting sick quite a lot this weekend. I called the doc today and said they were going to change it but then I never heard back from them so I guess I will have to call and bug them in the morning. I also called the home health company to get a cadd pump so I can be more mobile with my IV but I was told they can’t come and give me that until Friday. I think it has to do with the insurance and having to be on the gravity infusion and out of work for x amount of days before you can get the pump. So that’s that in a nutshell.

I had to have a PICC line put in today for my hyperemisis since I am 13 weeks and there is no let up in site. Let’s back up and start with my first appointment at the OB as a regular pregnant woman…it went great. I got to hear our little one’s heartbeat and my uterus is measuring right on track at 13/14 weeks, no wonder I am starting to show! Then she sent me to get a PICC line since my reglan/phenegran regimen is clearly not working.

That turned into a frigging six fucking hour ordeal of me sitting, more sitting, sitting with my mom, getting the picc line in, more sitting, and then finally going home with no home health infusion set up. My OB was clearly on top of that! So I am home with the PICC line in, but no fluids or IV meds to pump into it. They are supposed to be calling me tomorrow and then I am to take off next week to get used to it/stabilize myself. So a)my time is shot and b)we will no longer be able to go to Myrtle Beach which is not the end of the world. This leads me to fucking c) before the budget cuts STD started at 21 calender days but now it starts at 60. What, 60 fucking days? Well who gives a shit if I have nothing since I am not going to get paid for at least a month anyway. Thank god we live in the house we do and that we can get by but I guess since I didn’t realize the rule change it threw me for a loop.

So basically I want to punch something. Hopefully once I sleep I won’t feel so crappy about the whole situation(the picc line and being off of work, I am over the STD already:)