Sunday, October 25, 2009

Busy as can be

We'll we've officially been through part of the busiest weekend that we will have for a while. It started Thursday when Michael's sister, Rebecca and her family came down from Des Moines. I thought they were coming on Friday and they were here on Thursday, which was a pleasant surprise. So we got to hang out with them a little bit on Thursday.
Friday night we celebrated my father-in-law's birthday, a week early since Becca's family was here. Saturday was homecoming for NWMSU. So we tailgated and then went to the game, which went into overtime!!! Thank goodness NW won! :) Saturday evening we went to the Elk's Lodge so that everyone could just hang out. The boys ended up playing several games of pool. I think that they all had a good time. Today, we'll go over sometime to Michael's parents house to say goodbye to Becca's family and I have to work on getting everything ready for school conferences. I'm exhausted from all of the excited from the weekend. Hopefully today will go well and I'll get everything finished and then have the afternoon or evening to just rest! Hope everyone else had a great weekend!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

First Doctor's Appointment

Friday was my first "real" doctor's appointment with my regular doctor!!!
Before I tell you about that I need to tell you why my husband wasn't able to make it to my appointment. About a month and a half ago or two months ago Michael's friends asked him to go on a fishing trip down south. I had to talk Michael into going. This trip was scheduled for the weekend following Michael's maintenance conference in Springfield. So Michael was scheduled to be gone Tuesday through Sunday! Of course this is all before I knew that I was pregnant and got my first doctor's appointment scheduled from the Friday that he was going to be gone.
Since Michael was gone my mom offered to come to my appointment. At first I said no but after a highly emotional week (can't help it because of my hormones) I decided that I wanted her to come. So Friday mom and I went in and we got to see the baby's heartbeat. My doctor said that the baby was developing exactly like it should. I was soooo excited to hear that the baby was developing correctly. I was so relieved to hear that. I was so worried that she was going to say that something was wrong with the baby. They also gave me my official due date - June 10, 2010. My mom totally called Michael to aggravate him that she got to see the heartbeat and he hadn't. :)
We go back on October 30th for another appointment. After that we should be going once a month! I'm just sooo excited that everything is going well!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

More pregnancy information...

I'm sure everyone wants some more information about my pregnancy so I thought I'd put it on here. Like I said my hCG on Wednesday (Sept. 30th) was 58 and Friday (10/2) it was 168. I went in Monday to get more blood work done. They went ahead and did the full blood panel for pregnancy. I got my results on Tuesday for my hCG... it almost quadrupled! As of Monday my hCG was 647. I'm amazed at how high it is. I'm so glad it's going up like it should! Also, I continue to have several symptoms. I am nauseous, dizzy sometimes, a little bit of heartburn, dry heaving, horrible headache (hormonal), and so much more. Hopefully these symptoms keep up because that will mean the baby is developing well. Ohhhh and I'm TOTALLY exhausted! I'm so ready for bed by 8:30 anymore!
Well, I'm going to grade some papers before I fall asleep!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Might as well put this on here...

I figured I should go ahead and put the good news on the blog considering that a lot of friends and family already know. Michael and I are going to be parents (hopefully, if all goes well). I am pregnant. It is still really early on in the pregnancy. We're really hoping that everything turns out okay with this one. We would like to ask for prayers for a healthy baby and a full term pregnancy. My hcg level last Wednesday was 58 and by Friday it was 168. The numbers are supposed to double, if not triple, within 48 hours. From 58 to 168 is a rise of 2.89. So we're taking this as a good sign. I have also had some other symptoms: heartburn, nausea, and throwing up. Unfortunately, I threw up in the La Bonita parking lot last Friday evening in front of some old St. Greg's students. I had to explain that I was pregnant because I didn't want them to think I was drunk coming out of La Bo's.
I'll keep everyone updated as we get more information.
Hopefully "Baby Casteel" is going to be strong and healthy!