My Pregnancy Care Update

 

I am making a post regarding my pregnancy care in order to document what I’ve gone through because I believe that in the future, this will be a good journal for me to look back to when my kids are already grown-ups. I hope you don’t mind. :)

 

I am starting my second trimester now as I enter the 13th week of my pregnancy. As much as I look forward to leaving the morning sickness and the first trimester blues behind, I can feel that they’re still here to linger for a while. I still am suffering from heartburn, minor headaches, and unpleasant appetite. I am just thankful that the husband and Ate Triz are very considerate and helpful.

 

Last Wednesday, I had my 12th week OB-GYN appointment and it was awesome to finally meet my new doctor, Dr. L. Jamison. She is wonderful and I am glad I’ve chosen her!

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St. Michael's Hospital where I go

As for all the vital signs I was checked on, everything was normal and my blood pressure is just okay, although the systolic is a bit elevated. I’ve had a pelvic exam and a pap test and we got to listen to the baby’s heartbeat for the first time. It was amazing and wonderful! Ate Triz was ecstatic because the Doctor let her turned the fetal monitor on and off and she couldn’t get enough of the fact that she was able to help the doctor making us hear the baby’s sign of life– the 160 beats per minute heartbeat!

 

I shouted about such experience at Facebook right after we got home to share the good news to our family and friends and it is awesome to have everybody around us so happy for us. Indeed, babies are a precious blessing!

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Motherly joy!

I went for a lab test for gonorrhea and chlamydia which are a requirement here in the state of Wisconsin and yes, those needle pokes are sure not fun, especially that 3 vials of blood were drawn from my arm; nevertheless, I am all for it because I know everything is for my own sake and the baby’s.

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NOT Fun, I know!

I was also ordered for a 24-hour-urine collection to test my Creatinine and Protein level. It was my first time to do such test and it was rough. I realized that every state varies in its health laws and policies because with my experience with Triz, I didn’t have to go through this.

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The urine collection kit

Well, yesterday morning, my OB-GYN’s clinic called me to tell me the results of all the tests that I underwent last week and the good news is, everything is normal and negative. That means I don’t have anything to worry about as long as my health status continues to stay this way. Thank you, Lord!

 

Tomorrow, I will be back to see my Doctor for an early ultrasound she scheduled for me for the dating. Nope, no gender determination yet until between 16 to 20 weeks along; just for the dating. Dr. Jamison said she needs to do an ultrasound because my uterus has somewhat shrink (LOL) and she wants to validate the due date that my period gives. That having said, tomorrow’s appointment makes me excited again, because I know that we’ll get to see the baby in the sonogram machine, even though we won’t know the gender yet.

 

In all this, I am very grateful to God for keeping me and my family intact, healthy, and happy. We can’t wait for summer, but we’re taking our time! :)

 

My 36th entry for the 366 Blog Photo Challenge

24 comments

  1. Adin b says:

    It’s good to hear everything’s okay with your pregnancy, you and the baby. I miss being pregnant eventhough I just gave birth 3 months ago. I enjoyed both of my pregnancies and I miss my kids in the tummy. It’s crazy, but it’s true! hehehe… Good luck! Visiting. Congratulations, by the way!

  2. Bless says:

    That is good to hear that everything is normal. With my pregnancy cel, everything was kind of the same because I go to a military hospital. They have the same standard of care. I am excited for you guys to know the gender of the baby puhon!

  3. gie says:

    oh that’s the part that I don’t like about pregnancy – never ending tests! If not for the baby, I would have gladly skipped them all. lol :) visiting from the challenge :)

  4. awww! you are almost half-way Mommy Rcel, great job…always be careful, cannot wait to see your bundle of joy. I know taas ba amo suspense pero d na kahuwat heheh. Visiting from #38 of BPC, hope that you can return the visit too.

  5. seny says:

    glad to hear that you and baby is doing good! I am guessing that you are having a GIRL! :-) I remember those days nkaka miss lol tc! let me know as soon as you will find out what the result is.. exctied for you! thanks for visiting my blog~

  6. Chie says:

    Korek gwaps…if i’ll get pregnant in the future (hopefully) i’ll definitely create a journal of my pregnancy pud. The needle part sure wasn’t fun. pwede kong wala nalang na? hehehehe. Pero agwanta mother kay it’s for you and the baby’s sake. Tawon perte na jud ka excited sa imong gamay nga dalaga nga tawgon og “Ate”. Stay healthy gwaps!

  7. emzkie says:

    congrats again cel! i hope its a baby boy. =) and thanks for sharing your moments.

    about sa akong Vcard. ang akong bana man pud naga bayad sa among mga bills tanan. mao ng he have lots of bills to pay for the rest of his life kay naay tig shopping sa iyang cc.. hehe mas funny pa dyud ang sulod

  8. Leah H. says:

    The lab part is not fun at all. I am with you Mommy:)

    Visiting for # 38 BPC!

  9. buntis diay ka gurl, congrats! I am sure you and your husband are both excited. Mine is up too.

  10. Shydub says:

    ahhhh the joy anf excitement of pregnancy. ganahan ko sa life ug buntis ky lahi ra jd ang feeling ba nga naa bitaw nga naa life sa imung tiyan. pero i dont want to get prego ky two is tooo much alread as in way too much a handful to handle hehehe

    apil jd si triz sa pregnancy experience ni mommy sa. she will be a loving and sweet big sissy to little baby. maayo paka cel ky maayo mo remember ug names, sus di mn ko ka remeber usahay sa akong doctor apil nurse hehehe. next ana xray na. excited na. labi na ug boy, but i have a feeling nga girl na siguro cel ky blooming ka and you eat a bunch sd feeling ra na hehehehe

    Visiting from 366 BPC

    xoxo
    http://www.impulsiveshopper.net

  11. emzkie says:

    naa napud ko dri cel for WW.

    ara akong entries
    Little Creek and
    Cat House

  12. Dhemz says:

    Amen! how exciting ba kau sa pregnancy stage ba…daghan kau appointments…ehehehe! awwww, I saw the ultrasound..my gosh…makahilak man sad ta ug tan-aw…I’m wishing it’s a boy….ehehhehe!

    late visit Cel.

  13. raya says:

    wow, congrats cel! oh, where was I when you posted that status on fb? how come I did not press “like”? hahah.. that is so exciting, blogging about this journey! thanks for the visit, cel! here for bpc!

  14. Avs says:

    Naks…Ate na jud ang tawag kay Triz…likey2! Mao jud cel, gimingaw na jud kog mangga sa sidewalk, bahalag unsa pa ng sanitation diha. mao man nay lami di ba? hahah ug ang flavor of the road jud. Karon kay sosyal naman ui, kay naa namay radio ang flavor of the road unya puro naman nestle ug magnolia ang baligya. Ibalik ang mamang sorbetero!

    Btw, excited na ko sa imong baby ui. Grabe jud. Nus a man ka magpa baby shower?

    Ang crea ug protein level required jud diri noh, kay naa koy kaila, normal sya sa first baby, then after the 2nd baby they found out nitaas ang protein level nya. Nice jud pud naay annual PE for everything. Can’t wait for that second blessing of yours!

  15. KM says:

    Good that all your tests are normal. God bless on your pregnancy, Rcel. May you have a safe pregnancy all throughout delivery ;) Infanticipating much? :)

    Visiting you back for WW.

  16. Jhengpot says:

    Oh…I miss my baby :(

  17. Leah H. says:

    Balik ko Mommy Rcel for WW!

    Hope you can stop by:)

  18. amiable amy says:

    Glad to know that everything works just fine… looking forward to see the first photo of your budle of joy :-) time flies fast

  19. Getting pregnant in the US is really sure is a new experience!

    Visiting from Project 366 Blog Photo Challenge – Day 38. Thanks for joining!!!

  20. Returning the visit from Wednesday Whites Mommy Rcel, mao diay na ang ihi na special delivery hehehe.

  21. Lainy says:

    I am very excited to see the baby, Sis. Wala pa gani kagawas, gusto na nako makit-an, LOL! I am glad that everything is well with all the tests you have to go through.

    May you have a safe pregnancy and normal delivery!

    God bless you more and more!

  22. cheerful says:

    no worries about sharing things like this, i wish i knew blogging back then, i probably did the same! and yes, good to hear that everything’s ok at your end. :) i’m excited for you and hope to hear more! thanks pala sa pagbisita, sorry was late coming back. have a great week. :)

  23. raya says:

    take care, cel! you guys should be very excited by now, especially the little ate!
    Thanks for joining Wednesday Whites… sorry for the late visit. Visiting also from my entry, http://www.ourhomeandhaven.info/our-little-sick-boy/

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