Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dizziness and Life

I called my nurse last Thursday at the RE's office.  I had been experiencing vertigo...rooms turning completely upside down on an axis.  Imagine a ferris wheel, then imagine seeing your bedroom making that motion.  Spinning in a perfect circle as if someone took a picture stuck a thumb tack squarely in the center and spun it around.  The first time it happened was Monday night.  I had gotten up to use the restroom when I laid back down  my entire bedroom spun like a carnival ride.  I was laying down when it happened and I shook my head because it was so intense and when that didn't stop it I propped myself on my elbows and shook my head again.  This happened a couple more times over the next few days, mostly when I made sudden movements in bed or closed my eyes.  My nurse from the RE's office called back and said that my RE didn't think that the vertigo/dizziness had anything to do with pregnancy so she had me call my regular Doctor.  I was at my regular Dr. an hour later and after finding out I had frequent trips to the bathroom he performed a urine analysis.  I had a bladder infection which was causing the vertigo.  So I am on a safe medicine to clear up the infection.  I wonder if it's been going on since the egg retrieval because that's how long I have had frequent urination.  I just chalked it all up to what was happening with my body.  It turns out my Doctors wife underwent IVF 15 years ago.  He was very happy for us.

We had a great weekend.  We relaxed a lot at the pool and did some not so fun stuff around the house including painting doors, trim and concrete.  On the 4th we went to our friends house to swim in their new pool which was a lot of fun.  J had kept them updated on our IVF through out the process and they were quick to hug and congratulate once we arrived.  It was so nice but I have to admit when other people bring it up I am still a bit like a deer in headlights.  It still doesn't seem real.  I was asked if we wanted to find out the sex of the baby or not and when the due date was, etc.  It was so strange.  I'm used to talking about next steps, new strategies and new RE's, not due dates and babies!  It was exciting though.

As for telling people we haven't told, we are waiting until 14 weeks, at least that's what J's hope is...that we keep it a secret until then.   A lot of his family will be in town and I know he wants to take advantage of that.    I can't blame him. 

I have to say that I am surprised at how different life has been over the past few weeks.  J and I don't talk much about the pregnancy.  I would have thought that as hard as we tried we would talk about it every day now that we are actually pregnant with our little star but we don't and that's okay.  We are finally able to just talk about and go about life.  This is the first time since we got married that we haven't dwelled on making a baby.  We are able to focus on us and that's so nice.  Our big thing right now is watering the sod that we just had laid around the yard.  Twice a day we go out and water our respective patches of new grass.  We're working on the house for the party as well.  We're just focusing on life and I think that's pretty great.


Jem said...

How scary! I'm glad you got the UTI cleared up. Untreated it can cause hallucinations and kidney problems.

Alex said...

That's interesting how you and J don't talk about the pregnancy. I think this is awesome. It's like you can now move on with your life - how wonderful!