Tuesday, May 12, 2009

15 Weeks

Here it is - the once a week picture:

15 weeks:

For the last week I have had a huge massive head ache. I got them very often before I was pregnant, but I could take Excedrin for them and that helped a lot. Now... I can't. I've been getting head aches since I was in elementary school. I remember being in about 4th grade and going to the office and asking for some Excedrin because I had a head ache. The ladies there were shocked I even knew what that was. Come to think of it.... did my mom let me have it that young? I don't know, probably. haha

Then, 6 years ago I was thrown off a 4 wheeler while trying to jump a dune (stupid, stupid, stupid) and messed up my neck and back very badly. I went to a Chiropractor - did nothing for me, so I went to Physical Therapy for 10 months and that seemed to work quite a bit. But then that ended and it got bad again and there was nothing I could do about it because I couldn't afford to get help and I was at school.

I was married for a few months and Jaren had had enough of my whining and crying about how bad my back/neck/head hurt so I started to get massages twice a month. Those helped a teeny bit, but not much. So we found a Chiropractor that does Atlas adjustments and I have been going to him since March of last year. He is great, it has helped, but I can't seem to hold my adjustment. If I exercise, it holds for a very long time... but now that I'm pregnant.... doesn't matter how much I exercise it just wont hold. So, I'm stuck with this horrible head ache that I know can be helped if I get adjusted again. But, I'm so sick of having to go every 2 weeks! It's not the cheapest of things AND we are now paying for a kid. So... it's a little frustrating.

I'm going tomorrow and I'm going to talk to him, but I don' t think he'll tell me anything I don't already know.

I had my monthly check up this morning and I was told I can take Tylenol every 4 hours all day long if I need to. That makes me feel so much better so I'm going to. Baby's heart beat was 146 bpm today and turns out my home scale is way off. I was feeling depressed last night and this morning because according to my scale (which is 2 years old and was probably 20-30 bucks) I have put on 6 pounds. But according to the doc's scale (which is probably hundreds and I'd say is pretty accurate) I've put on 3 pounds. So I left feeling MUCH better about myself. I'm aware the weight will just start piling on in the next few months and that is fine, but I just didn't think I needed a ton in my first trimester since the kid wasn't even an ounce then. I just want a healthy, steady weight gain if I can help it - which I can't. Except I just need to eat well and exercise. That's about all I can do. :)

The appointment is scheduled - June 2nd at 9:00 a.m. we will find out what we are having! I'm so excited I can't stand it.

p.s. the wind is blowing about 50 mph right now. sounds like my house is going to blow down. i'm a little nervous.

20 comments:

Jillene said...

WHOO HOO for June 2nd!! I have a headache problem too. It's genetic. My poor son has inherited it from me. Migraines SUCK!! With Z and with O I had a headache non-stop for months on end. Comes with the Toxemia. Sucked big time. I hope that the Tylenol helps!!

Life as Ashley said...

Whit-

You look BEAUTIFUL!

Dare I say you've already got that preggo glow?

Hope your head gets feeling better.

It will all be worth it!

♥/Ash

The Boob Nazi said...

noooo not a headache!!! I'm sorrryyyy

Kristina P. said...

How exciting! Can't wait to hear what you're having!

Jo said...

I love baby bumps and yours is darling. Sorry for the headache. Stupid relaxin, relaxing everything so your adjustment won't stick.

rychelle said...

wind, wind, go away! wind is my least favorite weather condition. and often gives me a headache.

hope the tylenol helps.

Sara Ann said...

I have been getting the headaches too, blah. Good thing for Tylenol:) My scale is apparently way off too (good thing) but I am mad because it is brand new! I agree with you on the weight thing. I know I will gain a lot by the end, but I want to not gain toooo much if I can help it, I am exercising too, it's the best! I also go to the chiropractor every month. My insurance pays for it and it makes me feel so great. whew, the end.

Strawberry Shortcake said...

Sorry about your headaches. Getting sick during pregnancy is the worst because there isn't much you can do. Hopefully it gets better. I always had phases of back pain and headaches with all of my babies.

How exciting that you get to find out soon :)

Christa said...

I'm so sorry about the headaches. I can relate all too well.

That Girl in Brazil said...

I had headaches all throughout my first pregnancy - but not the other two. (And I had terrible migraines throughout childhood AND fell down the stairs as a teenager and screwed up my back.) So we're, like, THE SAME!

Point of this story: I took Tylenol for nine months straight. And my almost-five-year-old is the smartest, healthiest kid EVER.

DRUGS.GOOD.

Wendyburd1 said...

I can't wait for the second...but why do I feel like saying boy? hmmm!LOL!

I get you on the migraines. Excedrin Migraine was so helpful before I had the surgery and now I can only take Tylenol and it is just not strong enough for migraines, I hate the pain!

You must be getting so antsy to know boy or girl!!

Abra said...

I hate headaches too... I get them every summer and they're a pain :) But you look pretty...

ramsam said...

I am so sorry about the headaches! Next time your in town swing by and I will rub your neck! Lots of clients really say it helps with headaches.

Anyway, honey, don't sweat the 3 lbs. I gained 45 with my kids. Ugh.

Kate, Mike and Ellie said...

Sorry about the headaches! :( One of the lovely downfalls of pregnancy....

June 2nd is right around the corner!!

Lena Gilbert said...

Everyone gains weight at a different rate...just enjoy being pregnant!

Whitney R said...

Lena - I am! Today was a VERY very good day :)

Mandy said...

I gained most of my weight in the first trimester. You look great and I can't wait to find out what the munchkin is!

andrea. said...

you are GORGEOUS! loved the update. i gained all my weight in the beginning too and nothing at the end. weird! i can't wait to see your baby bump in real life!!

Victoria Gilbert said...

Whit you're getting bigger!!! you look really cute! I just look fat! today i am feeling so fugly that no one could dare get a camera near me. haha :) You look cute though :)
I'm sorry about your headaches.... tylenol just doesn't cut it when you're used to excedrin.

Danger Cat said...

Whit, maybe you'll be like me, I put on 20 lbs my first 3-4 months, then a lb a month for the rest, 25- 30 in all, weird.