I forgot to post my 18 week baby bump.
Before you ask...yes, there is only one in there. ;)
Here is a recap of what has been going on...
I still have not gained any weight! I know, it is crazy. I look huge, but no weight has been gained. My doctor and I have a goal of gaining no more than 20 lbs this pregnancy, so no weight gain right now is fine with her.
A lot of the no weight gain is because I follow my diabetic diet fairly close. I eat a lot of fruit, very little red meat, and I am starting to like veggies again. ;) I mostly drink water, so that helps as well. I would be lying if I told you I didn't cave into my Dr. Pepper addiction a couple times a week. I do. However, I do not keep the stuff in the house. If I want a Dr. Pepper I have to go to the gas station and spend the outrageous price for a 20oz bottle. Due to these guidelines I have implemented on myself, I only have a Dr. Pepper 1-2 times a week. I have given up all caffeine except for that.
At my 16 week appointment (I was really 16 weeks 6 days!) I got to hear the heartbeat for the first time. All other times they could not find it with the doppler. It was really hard to find and I couldn't really hear it. I have also not been feeling the baby move AT ALL. My doctor confirmed that I have placenta previa.
I'm not happy about it, but I have hope that everything will work out. My doctors are keeping a close eye on me and I have been taking it easy. I still have not gained my energy back, so sleeping is no problem for me!
Before getting pregnant I was on Prilosec. Once I found out I was pregnant I stopped taking everything. I then started taking Tums and Zantac. They did NOTHING for me. I was so miserable. My doctor wanted me back on Prilosec and gave me permission to start taking it again. Oh my! I am a new person! I am been eating oranges like crazy because I have missed them so much. I have not had a single episode of heartburn in over a week and that is a blessing.
My nausea is worse, so I am taking Zofran everyday. It works, but not in the mornings when I am rushing to the bathroom the minute I wake up. I am either going to be one of these 'lucky' women who has morning sickness until 20 weeks, or the entire pregnancy. Who knows with me! I have to get up so many times in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, so that makes me nauseous and I end up getting sick then as well.
I have been experiencing A LOT of low back pain. Massage just isn't cutting it, so I will be making a chiropractor appointment soon.
I think that is about it for right now. Nothing too exciting has been going on. I will feel better after I can start feeling this baby move! I go in for my anatomy scan December 21st, so we will hopefully find out the gender! I also have to do my 1 hour glucose test that day. Since I am so high risk for diabetes and I failed my hemoglobin a1c, I get to do the GD test at 20 weeks. :/
Any guesses on the gender? Next time I update will be after my anatomy scan. :)