Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Barnes Baby #2 Update

So, I called my OB office and had an appointment scheduled for the 27th for pregnancy confirmation, a quick (gag) exam and a reminder of all the dos and donts of pregnancy. Yesterday morning I threw up about 6 times before 9am so I called and asked if there was anything that could be done now. One of my friends Angela (hooty hoot chi omega) is an amazing doctor and she recommended a couple Rx to me that should help me out with the constant well, you know. My dr office said they could get me in that morning and do a quick appointment to confirm the pregnancy and get me a script. score!

So, it's really feeling real now since I'm having doctor appointments. Anyone who has been pregnant can tell you that you feel like you spend your entire life in appointments-peeing on this, taking blood for that, having yourself weighed-and then staring off into space so that you don't see the result! Anyway, yesterday I went in, had my exam, was reminded of things I should and shouldn't be doing, told to gain 25lbs (eek) and given my flu shot. I also walked out with a couple scripts for my "severe morning sickness" and was very happy about that. We talked about having another c-section and I asked about them tying my tubes while they are in there. I think that's the route we're going to take...they'll be there anyway, right? They scheduled an ultrasound for next week and I'm still keeping my appointment for the 27th. Let the overscheduling begin!!

As of today I am officially 7 weeks and 1 day along...that gives us a due date of June 1st. It seems so far away, but I know it will just fly by like with Connor.

I'm excited about chronicling this baby to be on this blog. When I was pregnant with Connor I didn't really delve into doctor appointments on his baby blog because I felt like it was "his" and not really mine. Crazy. This time, I'll over share. So, I apologize in advance for that!! I'll still do the annoying posting of ultrasound pictures where no one can make out the nose, hands, etc. but will pretend like they can. I'll still be posting plenty of other stuff as well. We aren't private about names so I'm sure that will be discussed at lenght.

Another random thing about this pregnancy--I'm really going to strive to wear heels during the entire thing. We'll see. With Connor, I switched to flats about two seconds after the positive test result and stayed kinda sloppy the entire time. My bad. Hopefully, my miracle drugs will help me feel human this time around and I'll feel up to brushing my hair-everyday :)

Is it horrible that there is a part of me that is bummed that if the drugs work, I won't be losing 15lbs my first Tri like I did with Connor? Yes, that's bad. But I'm not going to erase it. Full disclosure folks.

Speaking of names, our girl name has been picked out for years. Caitlyn Grace. Boys...not so much. It was horrible trying to come up with a name we liked the first time around, so this is next to impossible. I'm open to suggestions, assuming you are open to being shot down.

8 comments:

Carly said...

Yay! Baby blog :) Glad you're getting that nausea under control. And no, you shouldn't feel bad about wanting to lose that 15lbs, but maybe we can save it for after the baby comes? You know, you can still come to the gym with me even during pregnancy...may help you feel better.

Love Caitlyn Grace...but I'm stickin' with Carlos and Consuela :)

Katy said...

Let the oversharing begin!

If we're stickin' with C names, my vote is Clark, no wait... Chuck, no wait... Carl. Yes! Carl it is.

Karen said...

I love oversharing! My hubby and I are thinking about starting the baby making process soon (eek) so it'll be nice to hear from someone that's been there. Hope the nausea gets better!

Ern said...

are you only doing C names? why?

Lindsay said...

erin, i'd love a boy C name but i'm not die-hard about it. it's a stupid story about a christmas stocking...remind me sometime and I'll tell you. and then you'll laugh at me.

JILLC said...

Bring on the baby blogging! I will live vicariously...

Kelsey said...

I love the oversharing! It's really interesting to hear about your pregnancy from a truly introspective perspective - especially the 2nd time around, when you have a point of reference for all this stuff that's going on. Can't wait to read more. xo

Tiffany said...

ahh i LOVE talking about baby names. anytime you wanna throw some ideas off of me, let me know! caitlyn grace is amazing. i'm a huge fan of C or K names (no particular reason- i just think they're super cute). i actually have a spreadsheet of baby names that i've had going for the past several years (yes, i know i'm crazy). my boy name is Carter. but that may be a tad too similar to connor for you...