A lot has happened since I last posted.
We were out of town for 10 days. And without internet access.
We made a detour to California to drop off our son off at the grandparents before heading to Mexico for a company paid trip. CA was absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed it thoroughly, visiting with families and sight seeing, eating as much delicious food as our tummies allowed. When we came back after 5 days in Mexico, our son only wanted his father and didn’t want to have anything to do with me until the next day. He didn’t let me hold him or kiss him. It was quite difficult for me and I don’t think I want to leave him again in the future, even for one day. He must have been angry with us and didn’t quite understand why we left him. He started crying when he saw us packing the suit cases and getting ready to come home. He thought we were leaving him again.
The grandparents enjoyed spending time with him tremendously, of course. They were just delighted, especially since he just learned how to say grandpa and grandma.
Mexico on the other hand surprised me on some levels. Neither of us have ever been to Mexico before. The town we were visiting was very touristy with mostly Americans or Europeans. There were many peddlers hanging around, a lot of them were children under 3 years old. It was rather sad. Tourism is the #1 income for this city, and everything costs an arm and a leg! I don’t think we would have gone there ourselves if it weren’t a paid trip. We got some sun and great food. The seafood was fabulous. Oh yea, saw a few whales while whale watching.
We found our driveway to be under 4-6 inches of snow when we arrived home. I didn’t think that was funny. Luckily hubby is the one who always shovels the snow. We were all glad to be home again, even though it is so freakin’ cold.
I had a checkup on Feb 17th. Heard the heartbeat. It was wonderful! The doctor estimated it was 170bpm, just a tad faster than our son’s (150-160bpm). It was a beautiful sound indeed. Our 1.5 year-old son was with us and when he heard the swooshing sounds of the heartbeat, he made some giggling sounds. Apparently he thought it was pretty cute. We are both very relieved but still feel cautious. No bleeding or spotting for almost 3 weeks now. Maybe the hematoma is gone for good? I hope so.
Remember that (first ever!) yeast infection I had in November? Well, it’s still here. Yea. I’ve had mild intermittent symptoms. Supposedly YI can cause pre-term labor, I suppose that’s when the pregnancy is further along?! In any case, I’ve been given 2 Class C* prescriptions
to treat it. One of the pamphlets says the med has been found to cause vertebrae deformities in mice when used during the first trimester, and the other says not enough data has been collected regarding usage during pregnancy. I’ve been holding out on using them. This coming week is 14wks. Maybe it’ll be safe to use then?!
But I’ve been using another Class C medication for my other illness since before getting pregnant (yes, I’m a very sick woman who uses a lot of drugs). It worries me on what the consequences are on the baby.
Oh, and I’ve vomited once or twice, but nothing compared to when pregnant with our son. My belly is starting to show slightly to the stranger’s eyes, and trips to the bathroom is maintaining its high frequency. So I’m assuming everything is going the right direction. The
next checkup is in a couple of weeks.
On the job front, I still have not made a decision yet. But it looks more and more likely that I will stay home for now. It just doesn’t make much sense to look, work for a few months and then quit because paying childcare for 2 will cost too much to be worth it. But we’ll see if things change in this regard.
* Too lazy to google now, but I believe Class C medication means the benefits of taking it may outweigh the risks during a pregnancy.