I was graciously welcomed into my second trimester last week by my new friend, the flu. I started feeling bad Monday night and spent most of the night coughing. Because I'm not one to miss work, I went in the next day only to leave after lunch. Everyone kept telling me I looked awful, and I felt awful, so I went home. I had 100.4 temp when I got home, so I called my Mom and crawled in bed. It's been a long time since I felt that bad. Luckily Mom stayed with me the next few days to make me eat and drink and take my Tylenol. I didn't help that I couldn't breathe at all through my nose, so I had to use a humidifier at night. Mom brought me soup, fruit, magazines, and everything I needed to try and make me feel better. Don't know what I would have done if she wasn't able to come over and help. Ben likes to take care of me, but he doesn't have the "mom" touch. I'll be 50 years old and will still call my mom when I'm sick. I was finally able to go back to work yesterday and had so many people tell me that I had lost too much weight. Well, I was really sick! I'm not worried though. I'll gain it all back when we go to Naples in a week and a half. Nanny makes the best cinnamon toast for breakfast, and we'll eat ice cream with homemade chocolate sauce after dinner every night. I can't wait to go to Naples. It will be a much needed vacation.
In other news, I finished my Master's classes on Monday (had to write a paper with the flu)! I present my (unfinished) Practicum project the middle of March. So, I'm working to get it done the next few weeks. I will be completely finished with my MSN March 30! It has been a long, hard, frustrating road, and I won't know what to do when I don't have to be on the computer every day. Ben thinks the laptop is permanently attached to me.
I go back to the doctor next Thursday and will schedule my ultrasound that day. We'll know pretty soon whether we'll have an Elliotte Lynn or Robinson William in the house! I can't wait!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Today I had my 12 week check up with my OB Dr. Haney. Mom went with me since Ben had to work. I wanted someone there in case something wasn't right. Everything is looking good. I've lost 2 pounds which is fine with me. Probably due to the constant nausea and a diet of lots of cereal. I celebrated by having a cheeseburger and fries when I took mom to lunch at J. Alexander's for her birthday. We got to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time. It was faint but strong. That was very reassuring since there's not much evidence of a baby except the nausea. I do have a little pooch, but it just looks like belly fat right now. I go back to the doctor in 4 more weeks and get my next ultrasound in 8 weeks when we can find out if we're having a boy or a girl. So far, the consensus seems to be a boy, but I don't have any feelings one way or the other.
This week the baby is a plum.