It is hard having such a gorgeous family :)

It is hard having such a gorgeous family :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The worlds itchiest rash ever...

So a few weeks ago Keri, Kelly, and I made a voyage down to Mesquite, Nevada for some fun in the sun. The thing I forgot to calculate into our trip was how freaking HOT Nevada is. It was unbareably hot!! It was a fun getaway for a few days though.

Well a few days after we got back I started developing a rash. It seemed harmless at first. A few areas under my arms were red and itchy. Well the next day the rash had spread all over my body and soon was uncontrollably itchy. Naturally I looked it up online and I read that woman do get a bad rash during pregnancy but usually its in their third trimester and I was only 11 weeks and still in my first trimester. So after being miserable for a few days, to include packing around a fork to scratch my rash with, I decided to go into the doctor. He looked at it and concluded it was indeed just the pregnancy rash and to continue with the benedryl.

Well six days into the benedryl my rash was as bad as ever. I was starting to feel so depressed because my whole day revolved around itching myself to death and feeling miserable. Well I called my OBGYN and as luck would have it... he was out of town!! The nurse said to go back to the doctor and tell them the benedryl wasn't working.

So I drag my mom to the IHC... the AC is out naturally at the IHC so not only am I itchy, I'm sweating too... oh and the wait was 2 hours. Seriously!! We finally go back and the doctor examines me and tells me, its not the pregnancy rash but a STAPH INFECTION!!!! Then he asks me if I've been in a hot tub lately. I'm all no, I'm pregnant so I can't .....and then it hit me...

I hadn't been in a hot tub ..but I had been in a swimming pool... in Mesquite!!! Terrible! Suddenly that getaway wasn't so fantastic!! So he has put me on a high dose antibotic and I'm praying this thing goes away soon! So next time anyone is in Mesquite... STAY AWAY FROM THE POOL ;)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The baby's heartbeat!

On July 3rd I had my very first baby doctor appointment. I think that sounds better than saying OBGYN. My mom wanted to go with us and of course Keri met us there. We waited in that waiting room and I started to get really nervous. My mom asked why I was so nervous because this was suppose to be a happy visit but man I felt my heart racing and started to get sweaty palms. It was just still a weird thought for me to think I was actually pregnant.

Well we waited and waited, Keri cracked a few nerdy jokes, and we waited some more. I was thinking, was it really wise to keep a pregnant lady waiting? Especially one that was as hungry as me?!?! I swear I need to eat every half hour!! Wait make that every ten minutes ;)

So he finaaaaaaaaally called me back. Now the next part I need to complain about. When you get pregnant you already feel as big as a whale due to your hormones, do we really need to add insult to injury and put a pregnant lady on A SCALE? I mean who really wants to know how much they weight especially when you already feel as big as a house?!? I closed my eyes so I couldn't see but I'm sure it wasn't pretty.

So we get back into the room and I have to change so I'm wearing this little napkin thingy (yeah like that is making me more comfortable) and he comes in and gets straight to work. He did my very first ultrasound!!! Man was that exciting and weird at the same time. I mean I know this is weird but I still doubted I was pregnant, even though I knew I was. So boy was it a big moment to actually see the tinsy outline of the baby!!!! You could even see its little heart beat flickering!! I actually have a tinsy person growing inside of me! I can't describe how weird but awesome that is!!

He gave me my official due date for February 12th so it looks like I'll have having a little Valentines baby!! :)

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