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Sunday, April 18, 2010

A weekend like no other

We have just moved in this area 5 months ago and naturally we have yet to find medical practitioners that may help us with our future health needs. Jeff and I were very frustrated as we've spent almost an hour on the phone trying to get a hold of either a general practice doctor or an OB-GYN. Most of them don't accept new patients. We belong in a small county so there was never really a whole lot of options to begin with. It was really frustrating for both of us especially to Jeff since he was the one that diligently went through every physician's name and clinic in the phone book. I had to excuse myself and lay down in bed because after like an hour of sitting with him, waiting for somebody to finally make an appointment with us, I felt nauseous and light-headed again. When it looked like he's not making any progress, he finally decided to give our insurance company a call and ask for some doctor recommendations. The insurance guy gave us a bunch of numbers to call and thankfully a certain Dr. John Elders will see me on Friday.

Nothing has changed since I last blogged about my condition. If there's anything, the symptoms I've been feeling were getting more pronounced each day over the weekend. I'm grateful I didn't have to go through it alone since it's hubby's day off. I threw up big time this morning. Sorry guys if I gross you out. I didn't make it to the bathroom. I made a mess on the kitchen floor. Hubby had to mop it clean for me since I'm practically useless after that. I pity hubby for doing all the housework this weekend. I just can't do anything without feeling dizzy, light-headed and nauseous. So I spent most of the time in bed, either napping or reading a book. I just get up to eat which is at least every 2-3 hours. I find that eating 6 small meals works on my favor. I don't have the appetite really but I at least try to eat a little bit as I noticed it helps tone down my nausea problem.

If there was any doubt in our minds about my condition, after what I've been through over the weekend, I think we're both now convinced that I am not feeling myself lately and that it's got everything to do with my being pregnant. So besides just wanting to get a confirmation from a doctor, I'm now more interested on knowing from him which pre-natal vitamins is good for me and probably some advise on what's safe to eat and to avoid. I've been reading a lot about pregnancy on the internet but I believe it's still best to get it from a health practitioner. I know the first trimester is critical and I can't help but worry about it. Gosh, I even had nightmares about it. I just hope and pray that everything is going to be okay and we're going to get through this until the end of the line. It will be another struggle for me tomorrow since hubby has to go back to work. But he bought me a lot of healthy foods to snack on and I'll just have to call him anytime at work if I need him to go home or something. I hope tomorrow will go on smoothly though. I'm fine with a little discomfort but what scares me really is when I feel like I'm going to faint which happens to me quite a few times for the past week. I didn't realize being an expectant mom can be this hard. But we want to have a baby. We've prayed for this and now that God is giving me that chance, I don't see the reason to complain.

15 replies:

meretrisha said...

hi net. don't worry, kaya mo yan, definitely.

LODS said...

hahaha, i know it's not funny jenn but ana gyud ning buntis ta. Its different for each women but I guess mura ka ug ako nga magsige ug suka.. the only thing to avoid big time when pregnant is shell fish and fish labi na ang high content of mercury nga mga isda. Who is this doctor seeing you?an OB or general practitioner?if its an Ob that great nga naka appointment dayon mo.. Paet diri sa US uy kay by appointment gyud.and ug daghan patients dli na mo dawat ug new ones.

I'm sure you will be fine jenn and Jeff understands. Dli lalim ang mag buntis uy, it will come to pass and after the frist tri you will enjoy pregnancy even more.

A.M.I.N.A said...

HI Jen, congrats!Enjoy every moment of it....esp. the pampering from hubby!

Twerlyn said...

Hi Jenn, I hope oi na didto ka na belong sa easy pregnancy. Kay lisod jud i-carry kay labad man.
Ayaw kaon ug parat2x kay maka biri2x na,dayon kung gusto ka mag breastmilk na daghan gatas, shell(clamp) ug higop sa sabaw while buntis and after panganak. suot ug stockings kanang tight kung gusto ka na dili mugawas ang imong varicose sa legs..and ang importante na dili makalimtan aron sexy gihapon,hehe! a week or two after giving birth gamit ka ug girdle aron ma flat ug balik ang tiyan ug dili tiyanan inig magka edad na. =)

Kato first pregnancy ko labad cge ko lingin ulo ug suka,ug sensitive ang pang amoy nako..dili severe kaya ra..pero second pregnancy very easy,murag hindi lang ko buntis kay wala ko gibati, except tong kabuwanan ko na kay naipit akong viens sa singit dili ko kalakaw for two weeks,sakit ilakaw.

goodluck sa imong pagbuntis Jenn.. buntis jud ka. as in.tc

scott and vikki said...

as someone who moves a lot due to husbands job i know how hard it is to get in a drs office let alone to get a good one. we always read reviews online. Everything will work out :) get some rest mommy to be :) i hope you feel better soon. i ate saltines in the morning with my son that helped me.

Bchai said...

I think you'll definitely need plenty of rest, and try not to stress yourself over anything. There are a few things that the doc will go over, as to what you can or can't eat, so make sure you follow your doc's advice. Prenatal pills are a must, and they'll give you the extra vitamins you & your child need.

As for your nauseousness, I think you should probably keep some crackers handy or munch on some plain toast. Or try a bland broth with a little bit of ginger in it. :)

Keep us updated too!

Dhemz said...

oh my...welcome to motherhood life...agoy, ako atong buntis ko mura kog mabuang sa sige ug suka....lain akong paminaw permi....maau nuon kay dko parehas nimo malipong...agoy, kalouy nimo kung ikaw ra usa makuyapan...agoy palayo...ehehehe!

excited ko for you pretty jenn....thanks to God! you are now preggy....:)

bingkee said...

I'm not a mother and haven't gotten to a complete pregnancy so I really have nothing valuable to say. All I can say, from what I 've heard, that those pains and the exhaustion of pregnancy are nothing compared to the joys of being a mother.

Congrats once again!

inday_adin said...

Good Luck ate Jhen! Things will be fine. Ask lang jud ka sa doctor everything you want to know. About sa kadto prenatal vitamins I left a message on your YM about the name and the doctor's contact number. That is you want to use that vitamins! :) Keep safe! Ask nimo sa doctor what to do with your fainting kay ana jud na basta magpregnant.. the doctor will tell you what to do.:)

This is my new blog by the way. Hope to see you there! :) Thanks.

Michelle said...

wow, that's hard! ang akoa lahi sad kay wala man ko suka2 pero there were times nga maglisod ko ginhawa nya mora ko kakuyapon. ang akong bestfriend at that time is ang BOOST nga energy drink. mao nay gi suggest sa ako practitioner para ma ok ako sugar level ug naa sad sya protein which pregnant women needs. ask sa imo OB unya diha ug tambal para sa nausea. welcome to motherhood and always remember, it will pass. good luck jenn! :)

""rare*jonRez"" said...

Jenn, i do understand what you're going trhough jud. guess wha, i have the same exact experience with my Triz. mao bitaw nga traumatized pa kaayo ko to go for another pregnancy. hahaha. maka-relate jud kaayo ko sa imohang gi-antus karon jenn. complain bitaw ko sauna nganong ing-ani man ka-lisud. unsa nalang tong mga nabuntis nga walay bana masangpit diba? anyhow, i made it and i'm sure you will, too! mo-agi lang na jenn, wait till you approach your second trimester. mobalik na imong gana sa kaon ana ug feeling good na dayon ka taman magpanikad na si baby! hehehe...

take care lang always and eat apples if you ever suffer from heartburn! worked for me!

Jenn said...

thank you girls for all the advises and comments. i feel better knowing that i am not the only one that experience this unexplained feeling of fatigue and nausea. i don't think i'm a severe case though. i only vomit once so far. the nausea and light-headedness are manageable as long as i take naps and eat frequently. yes, right now i have crackers and water on my bedside all the time. i try to eat fruits with my meals too. i am not taking any pre-natal vitamins yet though. i'll wait until i see the doctor on Friday. if he won't suggest anything, then i'll get the same pre-natal vitamins that adin had used. again thanks so much for all the inputs, tips, advises and suggestions. i appreciate it so much. it's my first time and sure it gets overwhelming but i need information so i'll be able to do this right.

Scotty's Princess said...

Take it easy, Jenn. With Jeff by your side, I am sure everything will be alright.

Keep smiling! :-)

Cacai M. said...

Hello Jenn, congratulations to you and your hubby! Wow.. magka-baby na diay mo.. woohoo! That's a celebration.. Tc always.. ~hugs&kisses~

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Hazelicious929 said...

That would be good news Jenn if ever you are pregnant. Dont worry, you will surpass all the morning sickness (feeling buros pud hahaha) Take care of yourself Jenn. Let us know about the good news

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