Wednesday, August 21, 2013

17 weeks....sigh

I am 17 weeks today. I have an appointment with a new dr on Friday afternoon. (I'm picky) I have to admit, I haven't been too happy with the pregnancy. I can't really explain why, other than it just feels different. I tried to explain my feelings to Sean last night, but failed and seemed to have caused more concern than anything. This pregnancy, being our last, was suppose to be "special". We wanted everything to be fun and exciting. I have actually felt the opposite. I don't want to say that I feel like something is wrong, but.....I don't know how else to describe it. I have been having pains I have never felt before (in my lower right side and middle) I have also been feeling a sharp pinching like pain just under my left breast, which comes and goes. I just haven't felt "good" this pregnancy. I know they say the magic number is 35, and then it becomes harder (I just turned 36 on Monday.) but I had no idea what that meant. I guess this is it. It doesn't help that I am still having problems with my urethra. (Inflammation of the Urethra) As this baby gets bigger, more pressure will be put on it, which causes more discomfort. I cannot eat or drink anything acidic, which is pretty much EVERYTHING. No fruits, most veggies, sauces, spicy food, soda, coffee, tea and so many others. If I do, it feels like I'm urinating razor blades. There is nothing my specialist can do for me during pregnancy. (The treatment is saline rinses and Probiotics, which require a catheter and approval from an obgyn, mine said NO, which is why I am looking for a new Dr.) 

Okay, I'll stop complaining now. Pregnancy is a blessing, no matter how you look at it. I should be thankful I can have children when so many families cannot. Still, I am fearful for my next appointment....


  1. I will be praying for you, Arley. If I could offer some degree of comfort it would be this...first...I had Flynn when I was 40. Yep. 40. And she is fine and dandy. I did worry more. A lot more. Looking back, I realize that my anxiety and worry became worse the older I got. Perhaps it has something to do with hormones...

    In any case, I will be thinking of and praying for you. Please let us know how you make out. : )

  2. Hope you feel better soon. Your baby belly looks beautiful!

    You are a young mama! I had Ava when I was 41! SO this might not be your last!!!

    You are blessed to have many children.

  3. I left a comment last night, but can't remember if I hit publish or not...anyway, I think I said that I had Flynn when I was 40 and she is fine and dandy. I do remember worrying more with her than I did before.

    In fact I find I worry more and have more anxiety the older I get. Something with hormones no doubt. Anyway, I will be thinking of and praying for you. Let us know how your appointment goes.

    Thinking of you, dear friend! : )

    1. Hi Arley...Just wondering how your appointment went. Thinking of you and praying all is well. : )

  4. Thinking of you and baby! Please, mention your concerns to your doctor.
    When are you due? I can't recall if you wrote that or not. I will be sending so many good thoughts your way!

  5. Why do you keep saying this is your last baby?

    (did I miss something?)
    If it's age, I'm 44 and still hoping for one more!
    I was 42 when Simeon was born. (that's 6 c-sections)

    If it's some medical reason, you are probably kind of mourning the babies you do not yet have, or mourning the babies you won't have. It's a sadness, a loss. Even though you have a beautiful baby growing inside you, it brings a sadness too, with the thought of it being the last time for everything.

    That being said, I always am sick, sick, sick and feel awful the WHOLE time while pregnant. Old or young, I hated being pregnant, but loved the results, that's for sure!

    Hope it gets better for you. Love to you. You look wonderful!


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