On the baby front.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I forgot to mention that when we went in on Sept 26th, the ultrasound tech found 2 areas of blood in my uterus. After sharing with my nurse, who conferred with my doctor, I was told to "take it easy." Now I'm not the most active person in the world, but I honestly think that my "take it easy" has to be more than some people accomplish in a week . . . so I needed those three obscure words broken down. And apparentyly they mean I can't do anything, specifically lift, run or play soccer.

I played 4 games, prior to the ultrasound that banished me from physical movement, knowing that I was pregnant and it was a bit like coming back from my ACL surgery: scary, hesitant, uncomfortable. Of course that was after "the foul," that knocked me and my cocky attitude right on my butt. I can still envision the development of play and the instant that douche plowed me into the ground. My heart literally stopped as I felt my body make contact with the unyielding field. I later heard from a friend who was watching the game with Tony that she thought he was going to take the field and go after the guy. She was so confused why Tony lost his temper over something so insignificant (I'm known to be a little rough). Unfortunately, I played my last game without even knowing it. It will honestly be more difficult for me to go without soccer than giving up alcohol.

Still not sick, still no cravings, but still a raging hormonal basket case who can't decide in one moment whether I'm annoyed or in love with my husband. However, yesterday seeing him stride up to me with Noodles Mac n Cheese, diet coke and utensils in hand, I don't think I've ever found him more irresistable. Sidenote: I've never had the mac n cheese but had some terrible stomach problems, which I apparently thought could only be solved by greasy carbs and I was right! It was phenomenal!

I just realized that I never posted our 8-9 week ultrasound pictures!
Some upcoming dates:

Oct 28th - Follow up ultrasound to evaluate blood areas, hopefully I'll be given the green light to be active again!
Oct 31st - First appt with Dr. Should be fun. Maybe?
Dec 12th - Ultrasound appt set to make sure baby has all necessary organs/limbs . . . and to determine the sex!

17 comments:

Chelsie said...

For you sanity, I hope you get the green light to do stuff soon! I could not imagine being told I couldn't do any of the things I love.

and so cute about Tony wanting to go out there and pummel the guy and your friend not knowing why!

Andrea said...

I know it stinks..but take it easy girl..you'll have plenty of years ahead of you chasing after kids and such!

Meredith said...

I'm praying for you Leah! I know how difficult it can be to really "take it easy". Just remember that it will be worth it!

kari said...

Thanks so much for the update, don't forget I'm living vicariously through you for a while ;). I know it'll be hard to take it easy for a while, but it will be so worth it in the end. I'm praying for you.

Dunc said...

yay for updates on the baby front!

ka1t_lyn said...

I love the baby updates!

AJ said...

Carbs are heaven. Aside from McDonalds, they are the other fix for icky feelings.

Baby Bless is a little peanut :) I don't think I knew you were going to find out the sex, did I? Anyway, super cool. Dec. 12 will be here before you know it.

Girl, I know it's hard for you not to be active right now, but at least one of us is. I'm hoping in the next week or so I'll have the energy and motivation to get back to the gym.

Sarah said...

I'm glad to hear that you aren't having any morning sickness! :) I'm sure it's not easy for you to not be really active, but just take it easy for a while... have a good weekend!

Ashley said...

Carbs....amazing.

Had McDonald's today and it was literally like a gourmet steak to me.

I'm sure you'll be ok to be active again soon....let's be optimistic!

Sonogram...adorable!

Finding out the sex really helped me bond with Evy. She isn't anonymous anymore! How exciting :o)

Erin said...

Sending good active vibes your way. All the "stuff" that pops up can be scary, at least your doctors are on top of it.

Karen said...

Your u/s pics is so cute!!! Take it easy, I am sure everything will work it's way out for your next appointment.

Freckles Chick said...

I can imagine how difficult it is for someone so active! And hey, you're carrying life for 9 mo.--I think you get a waiver for being hormonal and all over the place emotionally, hon!

Hmmmm, I'm totally hormonal & biotchy to the Hubs & craving carbs--and I'm not even preggers, LOL.

Awwww, the little bean's first picture. Can't wait to see more.

Kristal said...

Ohhh, being limited on activity sucks. Hopefully you'll get the clear soon. And I love the u/s pics!

Kristal said...

Oh, BTW...still waiting on belly pics.

Sea-Squared said...

Awww, look at the lil peanut!!! How exciting! I'm sorry you need to take it easy, but it's for the best. Put your feet up and enjoy a nice bowl of cookie dough ice cream :P

Lindsey said...

Thanks for the updates! Love it! So excited for you!

Chelsea and Brian said...

I'm sure it's hard, but defintiely take it easy!! I'm thinking of you.. keep us posted on the follow-up appointment!

Oh and I think I could practically see Tony's face as this was happening! Poor guy was probably scared to death! haha

 

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