My Pregnancy Journal with Samara

December 13, 2004

I was 3cm and 50%! She stripped my membranes and I had contractions all night. If you want to know more, you'll have to read the birth story! Yay!


December 6, 2004

I haven't progressed any. Oh well. Everyone freaked out when I told them I hadn't pre-registerd for the hospital yet. LOL I guess I was supposed to during my pneumonia month...and so it got overlooked. It took 2 1/2 hours! I was very very mad by the time I left. I've got 2 weeks left. I'm so ready!


November 22, 2004

I had my GBS test today. It came back normal. I am 2 cm and Samara is at -1. Ack! No wonder I have tons of pressure down there!


November 8, 2004

Had my appt. It was uneventful. The best kind. :-)


October 23, 2004

Went to the ER. I just couldn't move. I have 2 dislocated ribs and still have bronchitis. Later that night, I lunged for Shelby and they popped back into place. They STILL hurt but are bearable. Dr said they'll continue to pop in and out until I deliver. I can't do the compress or anti-inflamatories and that's the only therapy.


October 22, 2004

I had a huge pain in my side. I couldn't lift my arm, breathe or cough without crying. So, my OB did a chest xray and a kidney u/s. She said nothing was wrong.


October 13, 2004

Meds are working! Yay! Now I just have to rest (yeah right).


October 11, 2004

Went back to my normal dr for a checkup. My pneumonia has moved into both lungs. He switched my meds and said if I'm not better in 2 days I have to be admitted to the hospital.


October 7, 2004

Went to my OB. She said my lungs sounded good to her. I left bawling.


October 6, 2004

Today I went to my normal dr because I had a cold forever. Well, it's not a cold, it's pneumonia.


September 24, 2004

Today I had my 27 week appointment. I took and passed my glucose test. I'm up to my personal weight limit. So, I guess I'll cut down on the donuts on Saturday. Hehehe.... I go back in 2 weeks. Wow, down to 2 week appointments already.


August 27, 2004

Today I had my 23 week appointment. I had the dr check me since I've been having contractions that make me cry. Everything was all fine in there, so I guess I need to stop being such a baby! My thyroid is still ok, thank goodness, since they've alreay upped my meds 3 times. Next time I get to take the glucose test! Ewww!


August 5, 2004

Ultrasound day!!!
It's another GIRL!!!


July 7, 2004

Today I had my 15 week appt. There was a hole in the pee cup, so she didn't get to check it LOL. BP and heartbeat were great. I told her I've been having nightmares about the baby being deformed, so she let me get a quickie ultrasound. We didn't get to see the peepee though. I'll get my BIG ultrasound next month's visit.


July 1, 2004

Wanna hear Baby's heartbeat? Baby kept kicking the doppler. That's what the loud thud is every few seconds.


June 9, 2004

Second dr appt. Pee was fine. Heatrbeat was beautiful. I've gained 2 pounds.  The woozies are getting better but now the headaches are getting worse.


June 5, 2004

I found the heartbeat today with the doppler I rented from  It was so darn wonderful!  It seems so real now. 


May 12, 2004

Today I had my first dr appointment.  Before I got ready to go, I thought I'd try on my maternity clothes, just for kicks.  I just about died when I went from a "fat" person to a "pregnant" person!!  My doctor was super wonderful!  I really like her.  She even gave me a sneak u/s.  Of course there wasn't much to see but that WONDERFUL heart thumping away. Here is my verson of the u/s pic. There was an itty bitty bean in an olympic size swimming pool. Even the dr commented on all the fluid. She said they don't worry this early though. They took 17 gallons of blood for my big ol' prenatal workup but luckily I had good shooting veins today. It was an awesome appt! :)   


April 26, 2004

Today I found out I'm pregnant again. Shock shock shock. I have been working my bum off to get that nice flat tummy. *sigh*  LOL Anywhoo, my due date is December 28th. 

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