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!
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!
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.
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.
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