We had a great week with my dad visiting and it went by way too fast. I’m pretty worn out as we did a lot of things, so in a way it’s a relief to get back to normal, but we all miss Dad/Grandpa a lot; we had so much fun.
It was tough for me because my morning sickness has turned into all day/night sickness and it got a lot worse this past week. I had some Zofran from when Nathan had the stomach flu a year ago and that stuff is amazing! It was my saving grace when we went out and did things. Otherwise I was pretty miserable, which was not fun because I really wanted to enjoy seeing my Dad. I did enjoy him, but not as much as if I hadn’t been feeling like I was going to throw up half the time. We usually watch movies in the evenings and this time we didn’t because I had to go to bed early half the time. But I kept reminding myself that – Lord-willing – this is the last time I will go through this, so that helped. And Dad was very understanding too; he’s very laid back and I don’t have to worry about whether the house is neat/picked up or not; he doesn’t care.
This week, I’ve planned nothing – no doctor appointments, no get togethers with friends, absolutely nothing (except Nathan’s karate practice) because I know I need time to get the house back together and relax.
On Sunday, when one Zofran a day was no longer cutting it, I broke down and decided I needed to call the doctor and ask for a prescription. I called first thing Monday morning and the nurse hemmed and hawed when I explained the situation (that I haven’t asked for drugs with my other kids, but this time is really bad and I do need to function because after all I have 3 other children depending on me) and was like “Well you haven’t been seen yet.” I explained that my ‘nurse visit’ was scheduled for next week and I did come in for an ultrasound, so they do have proof I am pregnant. She took my number, said she’d see what she could do, and hung up.
I waited all day long. I took my one of two remaining Zofran I had left and when I still hadn’t heard anything by 4 pm, I emailed my doctor through the patient online forum. By 5 pm, still nothing, but then I decided to call the pharmacy just in case. Well sure enough, my doctor’s office (a different doctor than my own) had phoned in an RX for me, of course late in the day, but it was there. They hadn’t bothered to call me back, but that’s ok, I had it! Thank goodness our insurance covers it – it’s only $20 for 20 tablets. Zofran often runs $10 a tablet, so $1 a tablet is pretty good! I have enough to last me for 20 days, taking 2 a day, with a refill. So hopefully that will get me past this rough spot. Thankfully, I’m fortunate enough that in the past, my morning sickness usually dissipates by 12-14 weeks. Hopefully it will be the same with this baby!
I’m also going to put up a poll on the side – do you think our little Peanut is a boy or girl? We’ll definitely find out at the big ultrasound in about 9-10 weeks, of course baby-cooperating!
More posts to follow with pictures from Joshua’s birthday party & pictures from this past week…