Friday, October 30, 2009

Life keeps trucking along

Things have pretty much been status quo since my last post. I am now 10weeks and 2days along in my pregnancy, and still playing the role of pukey the clown...sigh. I've been sleeping alot lately too. I don't sleep more than about 3 hours at a time so it feels like I'm in a perpetual state of napping; which isn't necessarily all that bad. Naps should be mandatory in my opinion anyways so it's all good.

I've been eating tons healthier which helps me feel better too. Who knew? Fruit and frozen fruit are about the only things that seem appealing these days, so I'm just going with it. Eat what I can, when I can, that seems to be the mantra for the first trimester.

My husband has been out of town working for the last 2 weeks and finally gets home tonight. Life is so much easier when he's on his 2 weeks's nice to not have to take care of EVERYTHING all by myself. Our 14 yr old son has decided that school and telling the truth are for the birds, which makes our home life less than relaxing. It's been a battle every night just to find out what is for homework and get it done. So far today we've been through about 15 million lies before getting down to the truth, by contacting his teacher directly. Can you say STRESS? and what does stress equal? fibro pain! yikes....the trials and tribulations of everyday life lol.

So life just keeps on trucking along, and all in all my health is in a pretty ok spot right now (crossing fingers, toes, arms, and legs now). It's all in the perspective that one keeps, how simple yet so profound. So here's me pregnant, with a hormone raging teen, and


Friday, October 16, 2009

OK so it's been forever....

I know it's been forever since I've blogged...but just kind of gets in the way sometimes.

The cool news is that we are pregnant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very excited I'm 8 weeks and 3 days as of this post. The not so fun news is that I've spent the last 2.5 weeks puking my guts out. I'm trying to keep a positive perspective that that means the baby is healthy and growing, but puking gets old. There's nothing I hate more in the world, not that I know too many people that like it...but you know what I mean.

We found out super early, Like 2 weeks in, so I've been adjusting my meds, which has been a crazy adventure in and of itself. When I first found out that I was pregnant, my family doctor told me to stop my tramodol completely. Horrible, let me repeat horrible idea to go from 4-6 pills a day for the last 5 years down to nothing. I went through MAJOR withdrawal, it was ugly. So with the help of my O.B. doc and my family doc they have me down to 3 a day. Which by no means takes care of my pain, but I'm still able to function. Anything less and I'm a mess, i don't sleep, eat, think, function in any viable way. I also cut out my restless leg meds (mirapex) which makes sleeping challenging at the best of times. But it will all be worth it in the end....but it will be a long journey to make it to the end of May 2010.

I'm super jazzed and really haven't noticed that my fibro has been any better/worse than normal while being pregnant...granted it's still early. I'll be 40 in 3 weeks so I'm already high risk so I suspect at some point I'll end up on bed rest too. I'm trying to prepare myself for the worst and hope for the best. Only time will tell.

I've realized more than ever, how grateful I am for the amazing support of my husband...he has been soooo cool at trying to help me whatever I need. I'm not sure what I'd do without him. He went back to work this morning so it will be 2 weeks with just me and my son, and I have to admit I'm kinda nervous. Not that I can't do it, but it's really nice to have that extra support around. Although my son was awesome today at the grocery store...he new I was really nauseous and he helped with everything that he could...I guess he takes after his dad :)

This is my first pregnancy, my "son" is actually my I'll just have to ride the wave and go wherever my body and hormones take me...but so far...things are good.

I'll keep you posted