Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Week 11 Update

February 7th, 2016.

Well, last week was one of the worst weeks ever for me personally. Nym's spirits improved as the week went on, which made it very difficult to keep her calm when we took her out for potty time. She just wanted to jump and run everywhere. I don't blame her. Dogs are meant to run, not stay cooped up inside :( The vet told us on Monday that she definitely needed surgery ASAP.

On Wednesday afternoon, I got into a car accident on 95 with the kids. The panic that went through my brain when that lady decided to merge onto the highway... right into the side of the car... I can't even describe it to you. A car accident is literally my worst nightmare come true, and when I say LITERALLY, I mean it. I have had a recurring nightmare about getting into an accident since I was five years old. I've never been in one... until this happened. Thank god the kids were not hurt at all. No ambulances or hospital visits needed. My little buddy cried for maybe two seconds, probably from the shock of us going "AHH!", and my girl honestly kept me cracking up instead of freaking out. She thought the whole thing was HILARIOUS. Luckily, the other driver pulled over right behind me and profusely apologized. It was truly the scariest experience of my life, and I'm sure for their parents' lives, too. I can't imagine getting a phone call like the one I had to give. I obviously feel terrible, even though I know it wasn't my fault. I just keep thinking about how much worse it could have been. I have had some difficulty getting in to cars since it happened, but I haven't had a full-blown panic attack. Hopefully, it stays that way.

Moral of the story: Don't drive in south Florida during rush hour. It might be less crowded than NJ, but the drivers are WAY worse.

Needless to say, I was very, very worried that the accident caused some harm to my little human. I felt fine, so I just went home and tried to chill. Every little cramp made me freak out, but I had no bleeding, so I figured I would just wait to see how things went at my appointment on Friday.

SO, Friday rolled around, and we took Nym in for surgery in the morning. They said they would call when they started and finished, later in the afternoon, so I didn't spend all day worrying. But I still hate leaving her there without us. I am always afraid she will think we abandoned her, like her first family did. Later that day, they told us she did great in surgery. We picked her up yesterday morning, and she was pretty tired and in pain, but ecstatic to see us! This morning, she has been moving around a bit more and being cuddly as ever :) We've had a hard time giving her medicine though, which is BULLSHIT, because she'll eat six socks whole, but not swallow some pills?!

We headed straight over to the doctor after the vet on Friday, where I was told everything appeared to be fine with my little chicken! They even found the heartbeat, after about a minute of baby playing hide and seek with the doppler. It's around 160-170. I also got SEVEN viles of blood extracted from my tiny baby veins with a pediatric needle. In about a week, we should have the results of the genetic testing, which will tell us if baby is high or low risk for chromosomal abnormalities, as well as give us the gender. EEEEEEEEE!!!! I obviously hope the baby is healthy, but I am really excited to know if it's a boy or a girl.

If you are interested in a bump update, here it is.

How far along? 11 weeks.
Total weight gain: -2 more lbs. :( She said not to worry. She said she lost 10 lbs. with both of her pregnancies, and that I'd catch up during the second trimester when I feel better. I hope so.
Maternity clothes? None yet. I think I just look slightly bloated. I'll start taking weekly pictures next week.
Stretch marks? None yet, but my belly button is starting to get really itchy. I'm still using the belly butter, regular lotion, and now baby oil as well.
Sleep: Horrible this week, understandably. Still napping a ton and having crazy dreams.
Best moment this week: Not dying in a car crash? Nym surviving the surgery? I'm trying really hard to find a good thing about this week...
Miss anything? Food. Everything sounds good, until I think about putting it in my mouth. Then I want to throw up.
Movement: Nope
Food cravings: I really wanted water ice the other night, so I went and bought some Luigi's Italian Ice. Remember that stuff?! So that was random. But not really any super strong cravings, no.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Still pretty much everything :(
Gender: We will know soon!
Labor signs: No
Symptoms: Sore boobs and sickness are getting slightly better I think, but I still feel nauseous every day. Headaches, exhaustion, acne.
Belly button in or out? Innie 4 eva
Wedding rings on or off? On
Happy or moody most of the time: Well this week, I'd say fucking miserable.
Looking forward to: Getting the genetic testing results, and the next ultrasound! And visitors coming soon, and Nymmy getting her staples out in two weeks :)

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