Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pregnancy update

Wow, a lot can happen in only a couple weeks of finding out we're pregnant. Last week I had ANOTHER doctors appt to get some more blood test results. I found out that my thyroid is now UNDER active, awesome. If you don't remember, I used to have an overactive thyroid after having the twins and then it went back to normal over a year ago, and now it's under active. So this can be dangerous for the baby's development, so they have me on some pills for that. By the way the pills have to be taken an hour before eating breakfast, so I instantly feel sick in the mornings with having an empty stomach for an hour! Oh and it's 2 hours if i'm going to eat dairy. So I don't eat dairy obviously. He also wanted to talk to me about my iron and how it keeps dropping, i'm not the best at taking iron pills for those who have taken them before understand. But this time he was worried being pregnant and having it keep going down. So he said if it keeps dropping i'll have to get a blood transfusion. I'm on a huge load of iron now. I have to get my blood done once a month for the thyroid to see how my levels are. That appointment was crappy and that day was hard. I'm not one to stress until I have too, but I was stressed, overwhelmed, and worried. Within one week, I found out I was pregnant, have hypothyroidism, which could affect the baby, and might have to get a blood transfusion. That's a lot to take in in a week! I was pretty much a mess that day.

I was also starting to feel SO tired lately, so I was completely worn out. Now I know why i'm exhausted 24/7! I could sleep all day and still feel tired. I have no hope with all those problems, they all cause exhaustion. PLUS i'm now on Diclectin which also makes me super tired. I had a 10 and 1/2 hour sleep on Sunday night and still had a good nap that day, and could have went to bed at like 6pm. Dustin has been amazing. Seriously. He was finished work on Thursday so since then I have done nothing and he has been doing everything. I haven't been throwing up, but just feeling sick enough to have to lay down a lot. I'm waiting for either this Diclectin to work or for it to get worse, because my last two pregnancies I got REALLY sick around 8 weeks. I'm praying that doesn't happen. I feel so guilty, and feel like i'm such a bad mom and wife and there is nothing I can do about it. I'm insanely blessed having a husband like Dustin. He gets up with the kids in the morning gets them breakfast and lets me sleep. He leaves for school around 8 (I think) ha, i'm usually still sleeping when he leaves, and then luckily my girls just watch a movie or play until I get enough energy to get out of bed. He cleans, cooks, does laundry, puts them to bed, all the jobs of both parents into one. Makes me realize how much work being a parent is though! I sure love him and I can tell how much he cares that I feel miserable and wants me to feel better again. He is great.

I hate being high maintenance and needy, so it's been really hard on me that way too. I just want this next month or two to fly by so I can feel normal again. The thyroid meds take a couple weeks to kick in, and the iron I think takes a couple months for it to effect your levels, and Diclectin, who knows. But the exhaustion from pregnancy doesn't help either. I have everything going against me for having energy!! Oh and the moodiness, I SO remember it with my other two pregnancies and it's already started. Poor Dustin. I get annoyed so easily, and it's weird because I feel so different but i'm not doing anything! We watched Backup Plan last night, and in it he asks his pregnant girlfriend "are you still in there?" and she says "yes i'm still here". That's exactly how I feel!!!! Like i'm miserable, whiny, tired, annoyed, and sick but somewhere in here I think it's me.

I feel so bad for the girls, but I do sit on the floor a lot and just play with them to give them some attention. I feel like I already have to give up all my attention to them and i'm barely pregnant! I know it'll get better, and this is the hard part, but I want it to be over now. I'm ready to just feel fatter and that's it.

As my family always says, "this too shall pass," and it will. In the meantime, i'll just lay on the couch a lot, ok? Sounds good to me.

We are hoping to go south this weekend. Britt needs to have her baby because we planned the shower for Saturday! ha. If not it'll be pushed to next weekend. It would be nice for this weekend instead so Dustin wouldn't have to miss any school, but we'll just wait and see! I'll have to take all my maternity clothes back that I let her borrow, and she's lending me all her clothes too. I love having sisters!

Well that's all the whining for now. By the way, I still don't think i'm pregnant, even with all this going on. I still haven't wrapped my mind around it. Last 2 times, I was into reading up on what's happening with the baby, what I should and shouldn't be doing, I knew everything. My whole mindset was on pregnancy. This time, not so much, I think it'll hit when my stomach starts growing maybe? The constant reminders of wanting to puke help though!



12 comments:

The Harker Family said...

So sorry to hear about all those issues with this pregnancy! Oh I remember all too clearly the exhaustion and the nausea...which is why I'm too chicken to get pregnant again just yet! Ha! The docs will take good care of you, so no worries! Just get as much rest as you can now to get your strength up! Too bad you don't live here anymore as I would be over helping you out! But in 9 months you will be thrilled to hold your new little one and it will be all worth it!

Jeff and Brit said...

It'll all be worth it Min! ahha I heard that how many times during my pregnancy! But it's true! hang in there! love you! xoxo

grannyjean said...

Mindy..you are such a granddaughter to be proud of, such a wonderful mom and wife and I love you a whole lot...Your dad was a oops on birthcontrol so I know the shock, and when I was preg with #4, I remember the effort everyday to do EVERYTHING that I thought I should. Your doing all the right things so be proud of yourself, you deserve it... love granny

Amie said...

Aw you poor thing, being so tired!!! I hope it gets only better for you!! Love you!

kyleandtaryn said...

I am so excited for you! I'm hoping that you don't feel as sick with this pregnancy and that you get some energy back, that's crazy! Good luck with everything Min!

the fellers said...

oh mindy, I am so sorry...the iron could be what is making you sick. When I am pregnant they tell me to go off of prenatal vitamins, because the iron is high and makes you nauseous, then this time I started to get so weak to the point where I couldnt stand to brush my hair (And this was like 3 weeks ago, not that the beginning really sick time), but anyway, they thought I was anemic, so they put me on iron, and it made it so much worse, so I just try to eat A LOT of iron rich foods....I wish you didnt have to take iron pills, maybe this made you feel worse, I hope not, I was just trying to say I understand how you feel! I am sorry it has been so hard already, it will get better, and I have to keep reminding myself, it will all be over in less then 9 months, that is what got me to keep going at the beginning when it was so dang hard! Good thing kids are so resilient and can handle just playing by themselves and it is a great day when they get to watch a movie all day long! Good luck, wish I was there to help! THANK heavens for good Husbands, I dont know what i would do without mine either!

Carrie said...

That sucks you've been having such a hard time lately! Sorry :( But at least you know you are going to have a SUPER cute kid and it'll be worth it ;)

Alison said...

I feel for you Mindy!! Pregnancy is so rough, especially when you have to deal with extra health issues. I had a rough pregnancy with Silver and had to go to the hospital several times because of complications. I hope it gets better but in the meantime feel free to complain all you want and don't feel bad! I totally understand!

Meagan M said...

Wow! I can't even imagine. I'm soooo exhausted when I'm pregnant - so I know it's worse! I just can't even fathom it! Good luck! It will eventually get better!

Kaylee said...

I think i told you congrats but can't remember now? Answer to your question about where my kids have disappeared to.... i'm too busy with pictures to blog about my life... ha. one day after this busy season is over...

kelsey said...

whine all you want. oh, it's all a little too fresh for me right now!!! but then it's over--- done. a tiny, awesome, perfect baby will soon be in your arms.

Brandon and Kristy said...

3 words..HOLY CRAP! AND YAY!!! hehe. so awesome and im so excited for you. your such a great mommy.. you need another one to adore you! xoxo lots of love!

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