Monday, March 27, 2006

an updating

I tried to post a picture last week and it told me bogger couldn't do it....arg.
So I gave up.
I was pretty busy with visiting here and there, with family; so that's all of my excuses for being away so long.

Friday, I had my follow up with my GP Dr and it went well.
He said that I am doing a good job. He likes the changes I have made.
And he even said that he thought my dietician planned a diet for me before she met me and never adjusted for my own individuality.
I don't have to see him again for a while, unless I need to. So that is another blessing.
When pregnant I think you have too many appointments already, but when adding seeing a DR frequently and the dentist appts I need to make and then there's life in general...... it seems to me to be too many.
But here I am complaining about 2 DR appts a month when so many with different "conditions" have several more as normal. My Mom is a diabetic and she has several Dr appts every month and my Mother in Love has a friend with weekly Dr appts and tests! :( really sad to me.

As you see I still can ramble well.
We are almost 17 weeks.
"Your baby, now about in its 15th week of development, measures about 4.4 to 4.8 inches from crown to rump and has doubled in weight in the last two weeks to about 3.5 ounces. Fat begins to form, helping your baby's heat production and metabolism. The lungs are beginning to exhale amniotic fluid, and the circulatory and urinary systems are working. Hair on head, eyebrows and eyelashes is filling in." ~

Still I feel no movements, at least none that are unmistakable. I think I am feeling baby on occasions, but I did think that last time I had felt some movements, when it turned out we had miscarried, lost the baby, 2 weeks prior. Once again, it is a normal thing for many women at this stage of pregnancy to not feel or to be uncertain if they do or do not. I just have 3 children I felt by now, so I had hoped to be there again. I think it would ease some of the apprehension to be able to feel movement on a regular basis; knowing me, then I may start to wonder how regular a basis it must be to be a good indication everything is fine. I'll feel better when we deliver. I think.

Ok school awaits us.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Second OBGYN appt.

I have been kinda busy with kiddos, house and drs! So I have posted a little less often.... but as I look around, I'm not the only one!

Yesterday I had my second OB appt. at 14 weeks, 4 (or 5) days.
I gained weight, a good thing for us!
All of my tests are normal and fine.

When the nurse practitioner (whom I got to see yesterday in leiu of a DR) came in I asked, a little shakily, if we could do the dopplar for the heart beat first.
She hesitated asking if anything was wrong, but as I started to explain that this was the appt. at almost the same week number when we found out everything was NOT fine last time, she stopped me in mid sentence saying, "We'll do it right now."
The heart beat was audible and at 158 beats per minute.... that's good for babies.
I was relieved, but am still apprehensive. I don't want to "feel safe". I don't think I'll allow myself that comfort yet.

Typically, for my other pregnancies, I have started feeling the baby move around 14 to 16 weeks, and we don't feel baby yet. **This is rather early by most standards. Most women don't expect to feel movements until 20 weeks.** I am not concerned as of yet, of coarse, I think I will feel a little easier once we feel movement tho.

I am still, quite thankfully, not sick... at least not as is my norm.
And so far I am still able to lift my kids as necessary and do house work, something that usually ceases during my pregnancies! :S

I mentioned the diet to the nurse practitioner yesterday, saying that I was put on a diet, but have taken myself off!!! And that is basically where we're at! I am watching my intakes and monitoring my blood sugar and so far so good. She told me the only thing I need to do is eat every couple of hours and monitor my sugar intake. Nothing more. I like her! ;) (Really, I actually do!)

Pap Smear aside, it was a great appt. ;)
My next one in 4 weeks we will have our ultrasound.
Baby allowing we will be able to tell just whom we have in there!
Then we start the name picking, but that's another post. ;)

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Proud momma

My little Ysabella is 6 and a half years old. Her sister Moriah will turn 4 tomorrow. We had purchased presents, and Ysa helped pick them, but she decided she wanted to get something else for her sister.... something from only her.

I had to check to make sure no other family member had used the idea and talk over yet another toy for Mo with Daddy, but we decided it would be fine.
Then to my surprise, my 6 year old insisted on spending her own money. "I want it to be from me." she said. I said, "It can be from you even if daddy and mommy use their money." But this would be no good to her. Even tho I explained it would take all of the money she had in her wallet, she still wanted to buy it by herself for her little sister.
So after church on Sunday we went to Wal*Mart and she and daddy went in to buy it.

They found a few "little" other things too that daddy wanted to get, and Ysa started to get nervous that she wouldn't have enough for the "big" thing marked at $16.40 something. SO she proposed to daddy that she purchase the "little" things and daddy buy the "big" thing. That poor kid, she bought the "little" things to the tune of $17 something. (She paid $10 on a gift card and daddy picked up the rest w/o her knowing it) And when daddy checked out the "big" thing, he only paid $5!!!

We have decided to put $5 back on her card since what she wanted to get was only $5 and she spent $10 buying stuff that daddy was getting.
But I am no less proud that she has the desire to get for others at the expense of not getting anything for herself with that same money! **Sniffle sniffle**

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Ok, I'm ticked!

So I have been calculating half the day away, and found out that my first day on this diet I only got in 1506 calories! I was amazed that I wasn't in worse shape that day!
So I decided to calculate the diet using the ammounts and times and the calories on my list sheet of acceptable foods and substitutes. I used cows milk calculations even tho she wants me on soy and used the medium fat meat/substitute calorie intake, since that's what she used.
(I normally eat from the very lean to lean categories. This makes a calorie difference from Medium fat at 75 cals. to lean at 55 to very lean at 35.)
I was dumbfounded that the diet gives me less than 1800 a day (1755 to be exact) and I was trying to get her up to 2000 which she agreed to! And she acted like the things she added would bring it up enough. (* Editors note: Reworking the math brought up the cals. to 2055., but figuring in the lean meat difference it is a minimum of 1615.)
No wonder I feel half starved!
I haven't calculated all the days yet, but I am sure they are too low!
My OBGYN wants my calories at between 2200 - 2400 daily. I have call into my GP about the diet to see what he thinks. But for now I think this thing is canned!

Don't get me wrong I am not going to binge on high sugar foods or anything. But I think I'll eat what I want and continue my detailed diet logging of what, when and how I feel.
I "cheated" today and ate a serving of fruit for breakfast, and ya know what? I felt better this morning than I have since going on this silly diet!

So it probably has to do with hormones that I am so ticked that the calories are so low or maybe it's got something to do with the worry of starving me and baby to death! But I am pretty ticked and don't know if I can trust this dietician!