Monday, November 09, 2009

I've had 20 whole weeks I could have been updating and didn't...

I've been on bedrest for what seems like ages, and I could have been blogging and updating and just haven't. It's sad....  So here is my giant update and we'll see how much better one might get at updating.
I don't even think anyone follows me any how lol..

So you ask why have I had 20 whole weeks to be updating and haven't? Well I've been on modified bedrest for 20 whole weeks and have another oh 5ish weeks left to go.

Why have I been on bedrest you ask? Hyperemesis Gravidarum

 What is that? It is extreme, persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy that may lead to dehydration, weight loss, lightheadedness and fainting.

Small, frequent meals and eating dry foods such as crackers may help relieve uncomplicated nausea.
You should drink plenty of fluids. Increase fluids during the times of the day when you feel the least nauseated. Seltzer or other sparkling waters may be helpful.

Vitamin B6 (no more than 100mg daily) has been shown to decrease the nausea in early pregnancy.

Medication to prevent nausea is reserved for cases where vomiting is persistent and severe enough to present potential risks to you and your unborn baby. In severe cases, you may be admitted to the hospital, where fluids will be given to you through an IV.

so I was put on a medication pump to give me medicine 24/7. I haven't gained an oz...I've lost 35lbs , passed out in the shower, and at the dr's office...have multiple ultrasounds(which is always fun) and in general felt like crud for the past 20 weeks.

Luckily my weight loss and sickness hasn't seemed to hurt the baby one bit, he's growing, thriving and getting huge =o) oh yeah, I said he didn't I? yes we are having another boy and we are so excited.

He will be here around the 16th via repeat c-section. I am excited to get him here safely and start to feel better and somewhat normal...
well that's the short of my update..maybe I'll be better, probly not but life goes on =o)