Our Pregnancy Journal

A website dedicated to our first pregnancy...by Hollie (and Tim).

Friday, March 11, 2005

20 Week Ultrasound

Today we had our 20 week ultrasound. I was so excited all day and couldn't wait until our 3:30 appointment. Tim took the day off so he could come too. The technician took me in first to do some measurements of the baby and amniotic sac. She was so quiet during her work that it made me a bit nervous...finally she went and got Tim so we could both have a look. She turned the monitor so we could see - and there before us was Our Little Peanut. It moved around so much - the moment I saw him/her my eyes filled with tears - it was so amazing to see the baby inside me. We got a very good look at him/her - When the technician zoomed in on the face, the baby's arms shot up and it looked as though it were waving at us. It made everything seem so real now. It was a truly amazing experience.

Monday, March 07, 2005

More Pains????

Starting through the night on Saturday I started having sharp pains on my right side. Sunday, they weren't as bad throughout the day but in the evening they got much worse - everytime I stood up, I got shooting pains through my right side - enough to leave me in tears. They seemed to get better again but when I woke up Monday morning - they were excruciating. I called the TeleHealth line again - she said that becasue the pain was so severe I should go to the ER as it may be one of my organs on the right side causing the disomfort. So Tim and I headed to Joseph Bran and spent 4 1/2 hours waiting for my blood and urine test results. Finally, they told me that it was my gallbladder causing the pain. It is common during pregnancy for the gallbladder to create thicker mucous which causes the pain as it is passing through. The DR. prescribed Tylenol 3's which seemed to help for the rest of the day - By Tuesday morning, the pains were replaced by a bit of discomfort but overall I felt 100% better.