Monday, June 30, 2008

Looking back at Week 8

A week with definite ups-and-downs, to say the least! The week did not start with a bang, as Sunday & Monday I continued to feel pretty yucky. The great news was that on Tuesday I actually felt pretty good! Good enough to go out to dinner with my sweet husband at P.F. Chang's--it was wonderful. Believe it or not, I was feeling good enough for Chris and me to take Humphrey out on a walk.

Thursday was a bit of a downer. . . I had some spotting (boys you might want to skip this part), so I called my doctor. And I must say, I feel completely confident in our doctor--they had me immediately connected to the nurse, and an appt. at 2pm. Now, most pregnancy books warn you of such things happening and say that it's more than likely nothing. They even give you warnings of miscarriage, of which I had none. You might think this would have calmed my fears. Wrong. When it's you and your baby, all those things just don't seem to matter too much! Well, that's the long-winded way to say that Chris met me at the doctor's office, they did a quick ultrasound to make sure everything was alright and our little jellybean's heartbeat was still galloping along at 170bpm. Whew!

As everyone has heard this story has asked, what causes such things, I'll go ahead and answer. Basicaly, no one really knows. Some bleeding happens in 1 in 3 pregnancies. The technical guess of the doctor was that a small blood vessel that was in the process of attaching to the placenta was 'leaking.' Whatever, I say. The important thing is that it has stopped. Doctor says not to worry, so I am doing my best to follow orders.

Since then, I continue to have roving bouts of nausea, continued exhaustion, and all of it is very exciting! While not always comfortable, all the symptoms are welcomed if they lead to a healthy baby at the end.

Alright, enough mushy-gushy stuff. Time to send my sweet husband out to get me a Blizzard. . . One of those things that I saw on tv and couldn't wait to have. . . He's so good to me!

4 comments:

Trisha said...

Glad you're feeling better....no spotting and all. Blizzards will make all better I'm sure :-)

Kevin & Grace said...

I spotted with Chris and like you said, everything went alright. Keep your positive outlook and have a blizzard for me!! So glad you're alright. I'm proud of you Chris for being the supportive husband you are!! Love you both.........

The Garrett's said...

How scary Courtney. I'm glad everything is okay. I had a scare like that too. Enjoy sending Chris out for those late night treats that just can't wait! :)

Elizabeth Wheeler McConaghy said...

Scary scary! i'm glad to hear that everything is okay and hope everything continues to go well! Congrats to you and your husband!