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Week 12
~ Getting Relief

Well, if this hasn't been the week to feel sorry for myself, then I don't know when that would be. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, two ER visits, tons of phenergan to keep even ginger ale down and finally a UTI and antibiotics! At least, I am finally feeling better. I can also stay awake for more than about 3 hours at a time, which has been a long time coming with all the illness I have been experiencing.

We have been sick, tired and grumpy all week. Today, Emily screamed for 4 1/2 hours. I knew something was wrong, but her doctor is out of town. So, I finally called my mother. She suggested that I check Emily's urine, and sure enough, the child has a UTI just like her mommy! So, Mom called in a prescription of antibiotics for her and we can take them together.

Other than everything falling apart, we are actually starting to do much better. This baby is the most active baby I have ever had. I can feel it several times every single day, which really surprises me this early on. Not that I am complaining; I just never expected to feel this baby so much so soon. Perhaps it is because my uterus is high due to the fibroid? I really don't know, but I do know that I can feel this little one constantly.

I am finally reaching a point when I can breath a sigh of relief. After four days on the antibiotics, I have not thrown up in three! I am finally not sleeping all day and night, just most of it. Most importantly, I have reached the 12 week mark without any incidents, and I have heard my baby's heartbeat. So, it appears that I really am going to have a baby this Christmas.

I am actually getting excited about Christmas Day around our house! We have banned all the relatives from coming anywhere near the new baby until it is two weeks old. So, I am thinking about a wonderful, nice, private Christmas morning. Now, if there was some way to ensure that baby makes its appearance BEFORE Christmas. I am, after all, due December 23 or 24 as it is!

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