Hyperemesis… Take 3.

I finally got my doctor to take me seriously today.  I stood up for myself, conveyed that I am so sick right now, on the max doses of what I am taking, imagine how I’d be if we took it all away?  He agreed and admitted that it’s beyond his area of expertise to treat hyperemesis.  I can respect that – after all, he’s a family doctor, not an obstetrician.  And even most obstetricians don’t know what to do for HG.

That said, he offered me a solution.  Finally.  I have a referral to the OB that treated me when I was pg with the boys.  Not sure how long until I can see him – could be 2-3 agonizing weeks – but relief is in sight.  I hope. Continue reading »


I didn’t want to leave everyone hanging – but I feel like hell right now, so this update will be brief.

I had another ultrasound today to ease my worries after the spotting and cramping. The baby looks great, measuring right on track with a heartbeat of 172 now. There were no signs of any problems or anything to indicate where the spotting might be coming from. The spotting continues and I’m starting to think it’s a side effect of constipation. *embarrassed* Continue reading »

Sorry you’re so sick…

… is what the doctor said to me today.  And I wanted to punch him square in the jaw and tell him I was sorry his jaw hurt.

My doctor is on vacation his week, and while we were also on vacation, I started having some spotting.  I called today after we got home to check to see if it meant I needed a Rhogham shot, and they had me come in.

I saw a doctor who is not my primary, and he did an exam and said everything looked fine, the spotting wasn’t from the cervix so there was no need for Rhogham at this time… he offered an ultrasound for my peace of mind, but I declined based on his observation and feeling everything was fine. Continue reading »


Well, things are going downhill faster than I had anticipated or hoped.  Most people who know me know that I suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) through both of my previous pregnancies.  With Calista, it started at 6 weeks and was undiagnosed/unrecognized.  I ended up in the hospital, severely dehydrated with a migraine and unable to even keep water down.  I was scared and sick but I pushed through.  It lasted until I was about 20 weeks pregnant and then, thankfully, subsided.

With the boys, I was sick at 4 weeks and by 13 weeks had a PICC line in my arm, allowing me to take Zofran intravenously as well as hydration.  I had the PICC line until 28 weeks when I was by no means “better”, but well enough (and tired enough of the PICC line) to have it removed.  The boys were born just three weeks later. Continue reading »

Finding Out

It’s hard for me to blog knowing I can’t publish them right now, as we’ve not told many people we are expecting again.  But I want to document things while they are fresh in my mind, so I will blog and save them until a time that I can share them with the world.

A few weeks ago, my period was due.  And then I realized I was a little late.  I checked my handy iPhone app (Period Tracker Deluxe, in case you’re interested) and it said I was two days late.

It’s happened before and I have been a few days late…  besides, I don’t know that anyone has a perfect cycle of the same length every time. Continue reading »

Happy surprises

Sometimes, life takes you places you never thought you would go.

This past year has been an amazing year.  Aside from my hearing loss – which has worsened and scares me greatly – we have had nothing but love, laughter and good health.  Every day, I am amazed by my beautiful family; I have an adoring husband and my darling children who all love me very much.  I started an amazing new job in December 2011.  We moved a couple of years ago and I love our home and our neighborhood.  Everything is just perfect. Continue reading »