I am exactly 12 weeks along today! I have been feeling a lot better these last 10 days or so. In the beginning when I very first confirmed my pregnancy, I was SO SICK! Will and I agreed that this has been the worst one for sickness so far. I was literally nauseated every minute of the waking day. I couldn't eat and even worse, drinking water was enough to put me over the edge! I initially wasn't taking vitamins (I know, I know) because they typically make me sick when I do take them, so I wasn't about to make the nausea worse.
Well, about a month ago, I decided to try some different brands and flavors of enhanced water. This was on a Saturday evening and I woke up the next day, Sunday, feeling better than I had in weeks. In fact, I didn't really feel sick at all and then I began to panic! I thought OH NO! Those mild cramps I had in the night were just the beginning. I totally thought I was going to mis-carry again. By church time, though, the nausea had begun to set in again and the cramps had subsided, so I was somewhat relieved. Long story short....the more of the enhanced water I drank, the better I felt and the easier it was for me to eat. So I surmised that part of my problem was probably dehydration. Then, that following week, I called my "old" OB (Dr. Oh) and asked them to phone in a prenatal vit. prescrip. Once I started taking the vitamins (at night), I started feeling TONS better!
I had my first OB visit with my new dr (Dr. Goh) on the 27th of Feb. He is A~W~E~S~O~M~E!!! I am SO mad that I didn't find him before with my last pregnancy. I had such a horrible experience with all 4 (that's right FOUR) of my doctors in Tatum's pregnancy, that I was ready to give up on the island medical system. Anyway, he was totally interested in my birthing history, he asked a ton of detailed questions. He listened and answered all my questions and concerns with genuine sincerity. He is so GOOD! (FYI: since we are moving in June, my plan is to go back to Dr. Fox in Vancouver. I went to her in my pregnancy with Asia. I love her, too, she is GREAT!)
I am due September 24th and I have my first scheduled ultrasound on the 25th of this month. I guess they offer an early ultrasound now to look at the neck and head to earlier determine birth defects. It is optional, but for me personally, I know that I would never terminate a pregnancy over a birth defect, but I want to be able to prepare myself and my family well before the baby arrives.
We will be able to find out the gender sometime in May, just before we move from here!!