Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Upcoming NT ultrasound and Fostering....

I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow for my NT ultrasound and belly check. I'm always very anxious when I have ultrasounds. It's great to take a peak at Baby K, but it also makes me very uneasy until I see that all is well in the womb. I'm not so much worried that my child will be at risk for genetic abnormalties. I know that it wouldn't matter to me either way. I'm already in love with him/her.

My last ultrasound was 3 weeks ago, because my wonderful doctor wanted for me to have peace of mind. Since then, I have had 3 migraines. I have always had a history of migraines, but they have really became more frequent the last few weeks. I was hurting so bad that I finally broke down and called the doc to see if there was anything at all I could do. I was assured that Ty.lenol is safe, so I've had to lean on that medicine for relief.

Before then, I was suffering through them as I begged God for mercy on my aching head. I would lock myself in a dark room, put an ice pack on my head, and will myself to go to sleep. Some would take days to go away, but finally they would pass.

The last few headaches, I have trusted my doctor's advice and taking Ty.lenol as sparingly as possible. I haven't taken more than 2000mg (4 tablets) per migraine. It does help to relieve some of the pain/pressure. But now, I am so paranoid that I didn't just fight through them and wait them out. I am still one week away from my 2nd trimester. Should I have waited?

Lastly, tonight is our home study for our fostering classes. K and I have spoken in great detail about our intentions of fostering. This is something we are still very interested in pursuing. However, I don't feel comfortable taking in a child until after I have delivered. I am still a high risk pregnancy even after I pass the 1st trimester. Medically speaking, I just think the stress could be harmful to me and the baby. We still want to finish what we have started and become licensed. Honestly, I don't want to start over next year with the training and certifications. On the other hand, I don't know how our agency will feel about us postponing a placement until early next spring either?

I am really nervouse about tomorrow and tonight. If you have a prayer to spare for us today and tomorrow morning, I would be so appreciative.

I will update tomorrow after my appointments.

10 comments:

Bryant Family said...

Hey Elaine! I had some pretty horrible headaches during the first and second trimester and used Tylenol now and then to help relieve the pain. I don't think you need to worry about Tylenol at all! You and your little one continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

I Believe in Miracles said...

Elaine -- I'm praying for you. For all of it - migraines to go away, U/S apt, and foster classes. As you reminded me, God is in control. I'm hoping that everything will go beautifully and your nervousness will go away.
**BIG HUGS**

WISHING...HOPING...and PRAYING said...

so glad to get an update from you. i will definitely say a prayer for your upcoming u/s and fostering class. both very exciting though! as for the tylenol...NO WORRIES! i had sooo many headaches w/ my first son cooper and felt like i had to take tylenol everyday just to survive. i have never heard anything bad about it. you just may be having a boy. i have read that often when the "boy parts" are forming between 10-13 weeks women tend to get headaches. i had them w/ this pregnancy too around that time and it turned out to be another boy. can't wait to hear the good news tomorrow!

Searching said...

You def have my prayers. Tylenol is a safe med, so don't stress over it. I hope the migraines ease up for you. Can't wait to hear how the appt went.

In Search of Morning Sickness said...

You know, we loved the NT scan. We hadn't seen the baby since 7 weeks and it was just a bean then. When we saw it on the u/s at 13 weeks we were amazed to see the form of a REAL baby moving around on the screen. I blogged about it. So I hope you can be reassured with seeing that!

I didn't think I was worried either, but then I found myself delaying calling for the results, not ready to hear bad news. That's normal.

Alex and Jill said...

I'm praying for those headaches to go away and stay gone, girl.

Praying all goes well at your appointment...you're so close to being in your 2nd-tri!! I'm excited about that. :)

*LOVES*

Joy said...

Don't worry about the Tylenol! Pregnant women take it all the time. I even know pregnant women who took narcotics for pain throughout their pregnancies. They, also, felt very guilty but their pain was intolerable.

And their babies? Perfectly healthy!!! I'm a leader on a pregnancy forum so I see and hear a lot. Rest easy!

Charnรจ said...

thinking of you
xxx

Mindy said...

Praying for you and looking forward to hearing how things all went!

gracechild said...

Good luck & praying for you. I definitely support postponing the fostering until baby's here & you guys have settled into a rhythm (says she who has no experience with what she's talking about)