In Case You Haven't Heard...
If you follow me on social media, like you should, you already know this but...we're pregnant! Baby Barstow is due June 24, 2014 (obviously) and we are oh so excited. We weren't exactly trying but we also weren't not trying...so I guess we were trying in reality and we just feel so blessed to be given this gift. We found out two weeks ago and the only reason that I even took a test was because my period was three days late, otherwise I wouldn't have known until probably around now. The day I got the positive test I made an appointment for that evening with my family doctor to go over the medications that I am/was on to make sure that there are safe for baby. If you've
, you know that I struggle from severe anxiety and have been on medications for some time and always thought that I would have to go off them when I got pregnant. My doctor said that the medications that I am/was on are considered "Class C" drugs and therefore if they are necessary to functioning properly, you can stay on them during pregnancy. I was on two "Class C" medications so we decided that I should go off Seroquel and stay on Zoloft and so far I feel pretty good. And best of all, I know that I am doing what is best for me and baby.
Anyways, sorry I am very rambly at the moment, as of today I am seven weeks pregnant. I have just chosen my OB and am hoping to make an appointment for sometime next week for an ultra sound and first prenatal appointment. As for symptoms I do feel blessed because I have not puked once. Not even once. I do have insane fatigue and have to take naps every single day and there are some days where I just can't get out of bed because I am so tired. Although I've had to vomiting I have been crazy nauseous and have some pretty bad food aversions (no poultry or meat of any kind, or fresh veggies, or fruit, or sandwich bread). Oh, and food smells just started to bother me like half way through last week. So obviously with all of my aversions and the fatigue, I just have not felt up to doing any type of baking or cooking (which is sad because it's my favorite) so we have literally just been eating frozen stouffer's dinners, frozen pizza, waffles (with just butter for me!), or bagels loaded with cream cheese. Over the weekend I did start sort of forcing myself to eat some more foods and I just keep telling myself that I've gone this long without puking so the chances of my puking are very low. Some other symptoms I have include: gas, bloating, insomnia, frequent urination, mood swings, diarrhea, acne, dry skin, and indigestion.
And I want to give a huge shoutout to my husband, Seth, who has been an amazing support to me. I've been so tired that I can't even switch the laundry so Seth has been doing everything and not even letting me try to clean or do the dishes or anything. I am so thankful for an understanding husband who just lets me sleep since I don't have energy to do anything. I married a great guy! Thank you again Sethy, I'm so glad you picked me! I'm so blessed!
So there's all that for you folks. Starting next week I will begin posting profile belly photos, fun!, and giving you all sorts of pregnancy info like
does and I'll post ultra sound pics as we get them done and just keep you all up to date with everything in general. And I'll probably only post photos every other week or if it's a milestone week...don't want to annoy you guys, and it's more fun/dramatic to watch baby/my belly grow if it's only every once in awhile. But make sure you follow me on
if you want more constant updates of the baby and all the fun stuff we have planned to prepare for baby!
I hope you all are as excited as us! I know there's a bazillion other pregnant ladies out there so comment below if you're preggers too and tell me when your due date is!
Abby (and Baby Barstow)