It is the best time of the year! I love the holidays! Today (technically tomorrow still for me) is Thanksgiving and believe me I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Just to name a few: I am thankful for my family, my friends, my job, and my home. I am thankful for my awesome husband who is there with me through everything, good and bad. I am thankful for the oppertunity to try and have another baby as well. There is a lot more but that covers most of it. I am glad that we have a holiday to sort of reflect on those things that we are truley thankful for.
We had a doctors appointment today. She called me a few days ago and bumped my appointment up a few days because they found another infection:( bummer! At least I got started on the antibiotic and hopefully that will clear it up. I also have to start back on my antiviral medication for my hand. My arm has been giving me trouble for a couple of days and because that is usually how it starts she said we should get rid of it before it gets worse. Luckily the medication is safe to take while you are pregnant so I already have a prescription ready to go. On the up side, the baby is so healthy and growing and moving! It is so amazing to watch:) When we had the ultrasound (yea the one that was suppose to tell us boy or girl) the little one was moving soooo much! I have never seen that before in an ultrasound which I thought was weird because I have had so many. Most of the time the baby was sleeping so not a lot of movement. Not this time he/she couldn't hold still:) It is weird how, when they are still this small you can't feel it but when you see how much they are moving its hard to believe that you wouldn't be able to feel it. Another amazing thing is how much bigger the baby is than the last ultrasound. It has only been a week or two and the baby looks double its size! You can see facial features and make out the arms and legs!
I did get to tell my doctor today about my progress on smoking which made me feel good:) She was very happy to hear that I have done so well. So to fill all of you in, I started REALLY trying to quit on the 8th of this month. Since then I have smoked a couple of times. They were just a couple of drags and it was probably every 3 to 4 days that I would break down. Right now I have been 100% smoke free since the 17th of November! That is an entire 7 days people! For me this is amazing. I really didn't think I could do it. I plan to stick with it. My doctor said something funny to me, she said that she quit smoking by promising herself that she would smoke again when she was 80 years old:) She said at that point if you don't die of smoking it will be of old age or something else anyways. I guess whatever works for people. Another friend of mine always use to say "don't say you are quitting, just say that you are stopping for a couple of years" It is kindof soothing to think that I could smoke again someday. I know for some of you that may sound silly but it works! That doesn't mean that I will pick it back up but if it can help me through this moment in time I will use it.
Another positive note from my appointment is I gained a pound. YAY! hehe its nice to be able to say that and not feel bad that I am gaining weight. This just means that my tummy is finally starting to function normally again. Now I just have to be careful to not gain too much weight. I really want to do some water aerobics but I don't want to do it by myself. I don't know anyone else who is prego that could go with me. I do, however have a class through WIC next month where I might just meet someone who is prego and maybe someone who would want to do that as well. My dad always told me that swimming was one of the best excercises:) I always believed him just never really acted on it. Now because of being high risk and not really being able to workout, swimming is my best option. It would help me stay active without putting too much strain on me or the baby. If anyone knows anyone that wants to do this with me, let me know. There are a couple places in town that offer prenatal water aerobics. The last time I was pregnant in the middle of the summer I bought a maternity swim suit too. I got it at a great price from ebay. It actually came with 2 swimsuites so I have an extra if someone needs one.
I went into the maternity store the other day to try and find one of those belly belts. You know the band that you use to hold your pants up without buttoning them? Yea so I bought one because I can't button up my work pants anymore. The problem is that it doesn't really hold my pants up. I guess it does better than without anything but I am still constantly pulling up my pants and readjusting the band. Maybe its because my belly is not really that big. It might work better once I am a little farther along I guess. We will see. I hope so considering I spent almost $20 on it. I did see a lot of cute clothes in there. It could be really dangerous for me to spend too much time in there. It would be silly to have cuter maternity clothes than regular clothes but even more silly to buy regular clothes at this point. I believe I have enough sweatshirts and T-shirts to get through but I really think I am going to have to break down and buy maternity pants. Although those sweaters they had were SOOOOO cute!
Ok I think I have blabbed quite enough for today:) I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! In the words of Adam Sandler: "Turkey lurky doo and turkey lurky dot, I eat that turkey and I take a nap!" Love you all!