Tuesday, October 4, 2011

This Weekend plus Monday (and Doctor Visit #5)

This weekend was quite adventurous.  We had a lot going on, and some things going on that we wish wouldn't have gone on, but all worked out in the end.  Here is a run down:

Saturday morning I walked in the Mutual Ground walk.  It went great.  There was a wonderful turnout, a lot of money was raised for a good cause, and we all got a little exercise and a very tasty hot dog at the end.  However, this turned out to be a little too much exercise for pregnant Kristina, as it seems to have led to spotting.  This occurred after we had already headed out to Indiana for a wedding.  I called the office, but they were already closed for the day, so I talked to the on call doctor, Dr. Patel (a very nice woman and who I think will become my doctor after mine retires).  Since the spotting had resolved itself in about 4 hours and was not anything crazy (nothing like what I had at 10 weeks), she told me just to take it easy and call my doctor, Dr. Rao, on Monday to see if she wanted to see me Monday instead of my regularly scheduled appointment on Friday.  I asked her about the wedding, and she said I could go, just no dancing.

So we headed out to Shane and Trisha's wedding.  It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony at an arboretum followed by a great reception.  I followed the rules and did not dance.  Chris had a great time visiting with his IU friends (maaaaaaybe a little too much fun...I'll leave it at that).  We followed up the reception with a trip to Denny's, where Chris insisted on going to get some fried cheese meal (we saw like 6 commercials for it before the wedding).  Once it was time to order, he only got an english muffin.  Really?

Here are some pictures that I stole from others -- thanks Dustin and Britt :)  I actually brought my camera this time, but left it at the hotel.

Chris and Dustin

Me, Liz (her eggo is preggo, too, but she's due anytime now) and Brittany

The next morning, we joined friends for breakfast before heading home.  It was really great to see so many people that we don't get to see very often.  We didn't really do much the rest of Sunday except watch the Bears game, which was nice.

I stayed home from work Monday morning in case the doctor wanted to see me.  Chris stayed home with me just in case we ended up getting an ultrasound.  He didn't want to miss finding out what the baby is :)  She did want to see me, but I couldn't get in until 1, so I just stayed home from work all day.  My Aunt Cathy and Uncle Andy are in town, so we had lunch with them and my sister before I went to the doctor.

The appointment went well.  She checked me out and everything looks fine.  We heard the baby's heartbeat again, at 150 beats.  She also measured my uterus (how much do you love hearing about my internal organs -- I could so go into more detail, but that would embarrass Chris, so I will refrain).  The general rule is one centimeter per week you are along.  I will be 19 weeks tomorrow, so that would mean 19 cm.  I am at 21 :)  I may have a big baby in there, although the chart I looked at after said +/- 2 cm, so I'm still technically measuring on track.  We'll see where I am in a month.

They also gave me a flu shot.  I've never had a flu shot before, and I didn't really want one, but it was probably smart since I take public transportation every day.  The nurse made me feel good, though, when she told me I had no fat in my arm :)  I didn't realize that shortly after you get the shot, you can develop flu-like symptoms.  Super fun.  I did NOT sleep well -- I was achy and had the chills and a not so nice headache all night.  Luckily, I am feeling better this morning, so the effects are short lived.

Overall, things are going well.  Aside from my two bleeding episodes (which in retrospect were quite minor), I would say this pregnancy has been fairly easy.  I'm not overly emotional, I'm not having any crazy cravings yet or demanding things from Chris.  I am feeling the baby already, which is so exciting.  I just can't wait for Chris to be able to feel it, too.  And can I mention again, I freaking love maternity clothes.


  1. So no finding out the gender?!?!?

  2. Nope, we have to wait for our regularly scheduled ultrasound on the 14th, much to Chris' dismay