17 weeks

I got the results back from the ultrasound done on my heart.  It’s normal!  The blood is pumping the way it should, there are no blockages or disease.  I am still waiting on the results from my heart monitor that I had to wear, but so far, it seems like the palpitations I’m experiencing are harmless.

Aaron and Faith’s cold has gotten worse.  We had to take Faith to the emergency room this week because she was having such horrible coughing fits it was affecting her asthma.  Remember when I mentioned in a previous post that I took her to the pediatrician when she just began getting this cold?  That was 3 weeks ago!  And NOW this cold decides to get WORSE instead of better!  What in the world kind of cold is this?  A cold should start with a sore throat, runny nose and cough.  Last a few days and then start going away.  Instead this cold has stuck around for weeks.  In the beginning it is tolerable.  Then, BAM it hits you like a ton of bricks weeks later!  Instead of getting better, we just get worse!  I’ve had the flu and pneumonia that lasted shorter than this!  Only 2 weeks.

Faith was in the emergency room for a few hours.  They put her on prednisone and gave her a breathing treatment.  Poor girl was so exhausted.  Her breathing was shallow and fast.  She wouldn’t take a deep breath for me when I tried to give her the inhaler.  So I had to take her to the hospital because her breathing was so strained and there was nothing I could do.  Once she had her breathing treatment in the emergency room, her breathing slowed and she relaxed and fell asleep.  She was so tired.  She now has her own nebulizer for home use so I’ve been giving her breathing treatments at home.  It’s been helping a lot, and the prednisone has greatly helped reduce the inflammation in her lungs.  She is getting better.   Aaron had to go back to the CVS minute clinic to get another prescriptions for antibiotics because his painful cough has gotten worse.  He is also having horrible coughing fits.  It’s so bad that he keeps coughing and he can’t take in a breath.  They gave him another inhaler, too.   This is the worse cold I’ve ever seen.  I didn’t even know colds could be like this.

My cold is almost entirely gone, however, my ribs still hurt.  I have a painful tickle in my chest that makes me want to still cough and cough, but my lungs are finally clear of phlegm.  My sinus headaches have gone away as well.  Still, I am EXTREMELY fatigued.  I’m sure that this has to do with our growing baby girl inside of me, and I’m hoping that this exhaustion is not because of my heart.  I am still resting as much as I can.  I am still throwing up but only when I brush my teeth.  It’s terrible.  As soon as I start brushing, I start gagging and then I puke.  I can’t help it.  I’m well into the second trimester, but still not over the nausea :(   I am thankful though that my cold is going away.  Now, I’m praying Aaron and Faith feel better soon.  They are still extremely congested.  Faith’s cough sounds absolutely horrible.

17 weeks belly pic…



What baby looks like at 17 weeks …


Your baby’s skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she’s around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.

I hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving!  I don’t have my full appetite back yet but I am bound and determined to enjoy some Thanksgiving food! :)

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