Well, Ray has a cold and I have been avoiding him like the plague! During pregnancy, it is a no-no to take many medications. Especially during the first trimester. I had a cold when I was pregnant with Shan. I was about 6 months along at that time. The doctor told me I could take this cough medicine…but it didn’t do the job. It was supposedly safe for use during pregnancy, but it wasn’t as good Nyquil that’s for sure!
I received my Preggie Pops and have already started using them. I really don’t get too nauseous. Only very slightly, but the pops seems to work great. I am hoping (praying) that I don’t get “full blown” morning sickness. yech!
I have offically started my 4th week of pregnancy (according to my pregnancy journal). Which means the doctor will tell me I am 6 weeks along. Confused? Me too. It is a bit confusing, but let me give my brief explanation. Most likely you become pregnant during ovulation, which happens (usually) 2 weeks (or halfway between) your menstrual cycle. Doctors, however go by the date of the first day of your last menstrual cycle, which usually adds 2 weeks to it. huh? I know. Therefore, you will really only be 38 weeks pregnant, although the doctor will tell you 40 weeks. And just to confuse you more. 40 weeks is really 10 months of pregnancy. So you are pregnant for 9 full months (meaning you complete that last month). Click the links in the paragraph to get a better explantion. Hey…I ain’t no doctor, man! : 0 )
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Well, this is my first entry in my pregnancy journal. I haven’t been to the doctor yet, but I did take a pregnancy test. The EPT test. And you know how accurate those are! That’s the same test I took when I was pregnant with Shan and Shae. Why did I take the test? Well, I was supposed to get my period on Friday (the 19th), it came, but was only a few drops. Well, it usually starts light, so no big deal right? Wrong! The next day it was totally gone. Now that is not normal. My cycle is usually 5-6 days. So, Ray got me a test and well…it was positive. I have calculated my due date as June 26-28, 2002. I am pretty excited about it. I can’t believe my third child! I have already started looking around the house to see what things I still have and what things I need. The symptoms I have now are frequent urination & hunger. Ray says it’s all in my mind. But I think I had it before, but I just didn’t make the connection, you know. I have hunger cramps now. ha! I was hungry a lot with Shan. A whole lot! Even early on. I would get up at 3am and make a bowl of cereal or cream of wheat. My pregnancy guide said being hungry this early on is a possibility, so…it’s not all in my head. : P
ahhh…i forgot to mention that today is SM’s third bday. oh my baby is growing up. in the daylight hours of today we will probably have cake and a couple gifts, a couple visits from family, but saturday is going to be her day. we will have lunch at a restaurant, hit the science center, maybe dz (discovery zone), the toy store and mall (clothes). we were going to have a party, but i think she will have more fun going somewhere since she’s a “kick it girl”. she loves to be out. and some days she can be so anti-social, so it probably would not have been a great idea to have the party.