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Lolo1176's Pregnancy

My Due Date: March 17, 2016
I have given birth!
Age: 44 years old
Location: Racine, WI, United States

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8 weeks 1 day!
By Lolo1176 » Posted Aug. 7, 2015 11:42am - 286 views - 3 comments

Wow! I can't believe I have made it through 2 months and now at the 3 month mark!

Today is Friday. On Monday we had our first ever ultrasound. I got choked up the moment the doctor put that wand up inside me because I saw the LO right away. And then the doctor said right away he has already seen the heartbeat. After that I started to get teary eyed. This is finally happening. We are officially having one baby and the heartbeat was 155 bpm.

We have been at this for almost 2 1/2 years and I prayed and prayed and prayed to be here...to have my own child. One I can call my own flesh and blood. Don't get me wrong, I do love my stepkids more than I thought possible. There's just something different about going through the experience yourself and this is something I have always wanted to experience.

I do look forward to getting to the 2nd Trimester. These past couple of weeks have been exhausting. I have been sleeping about 10-12 hrs every night. Unless I have to be up early for work or doctors appt...but even then I am at least sleeping 8hrs. But I feel like I can't function very well if I don't get at least 10 hrs a night. I have been peeing a lot. My boobs hurt but mostly it's my nipples, sometimes they feel like they are on fire! I get these pinches around my gut or lower abdomen. And at times the constipation has been terrible. My low back and hips are sore and even my shoulders hurt at times. I have also been nauseous, but the doctor has put me on Diclegis to hopefully control that nausea.

However a couple nights ago I had a rough night. Terrible constipation which led to diarrhea. The cramps associated with it definitely worried me. I was worried I was having another miscarriage. But there was never any spotting of any kind so I am guessing it was bowel movement pain. While I was sitting there I also had my first bought of morning sickness...have to admit it surprised me since I was on the medication. Haven't had any morning sickness since...hopefully it's just a one time deal. But there I was sitting on the potty with my head in the garbage can having it come out of both ends. :( It was definitely a rough night. After sending a message to my doctor and getting a reply that she feels that it is all normal and the baby if fine made me feel better. And hearing that some of the ladies on here have been going through the same thing...Even though I feel bad that they had to go through it too...made me feel better that I am not alone. The next day I was exhausted but today I am feeling much better...with the exception of a couple normal aches and pains of pregnancy and still feeling very slightly nauseous. I can see why women struggle during the 1st Trimester.

This weekend starting tonight we are sharing the news with the family. I am looking forward to it! Even though I am also nervous. The only reason I am nervous is because I am worried we are going to share the news and then I am some how jinxing it. But at this point we are far enough along that if we do lose it, it is going to be harder to hide the pain from my step kids and family members than it was when we lost the other 2 at the 5w mark. And the doctor gave us pretty good odds since the heartbeat was so strong, he said the odds of us losing this one is 1 out of 20. I know that might not sound like a lot, but it is. It's better than it was for us in the beginning. Besides, I miss calling up my mom to talk about stuff and I have been avoiding calling so that I wouldn't slip up. I refused to share the news until after the first u/s.

Wish me luck this weekend!!!


Comments for this Journal Entry

Comment from MalPal85 » Posted Aug. 7, 2015 2:29pm
Glad baby is well! Good luck!

Comment from thomasanddawnxoxo » Posted Aug. 7, 2015 12:23pm
Hoping for a healthy and uneventful pregnancy for u and ur family!

Comment from Basia30 » Posted Aug. 7, 2015 12:04pm
Good luck this weekend :) I am glad baby is doing so good :D

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