Eat? Nah... I don't need that.

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I had my appointment with a GI doc on Monday.  I don't know what I expected, but I guess more than what I got.  He changed my medication from Protonix to Prevacid and told me to drop the Zantac and Mylanta (which was the best news I have ever had) and start chewing Gaviscon instead.  He gave me a packet about reflux and esophagitis and gave me some tips on trying to keep the reflux at bay.  

The best one is to never get full.  Telling a pregnant women to never get full is a very low blow.  I've been really working on it.  Small snacks all day and never sitting down for a meal.  Since I'm starting over on my medicine, I have 2 weeks before I will be feeling full effects.  Which means 2 weeks of awful heartburn until I know if it will work or not.  Gaviscon was shocking at first, foams up in your mouth and made me gag, but the second time wasn't as bad.

But when he was listening to my heart beat, he heard the babies and that was so exciting, I didn't care much about the reflux I had that night.  Last night I even felt some of the first kicks, which I think is the best part of pregnancy.  Having that constant reward for taking good care of the baby, knowing it's alive and kicking.  Pardon the pun. 

One more month and we should know the sex, then we have to try and get our basement finished before I bankrupt us buying cute little tiny outfits.   Can't wait!!


Rob and Morgan said...

Well, I sure hope the heartburn gets better for you! And I'm happy she's healthy... heehee. TYup, hat's my guess for you - a girl! I've been right with Jen & Rebel so let's see if I can keep it up :)

Grogan Clan said...

So glad there is a light at the end of the tunnel for you...keep up the good work on the baby growing!! (:

Cazier Craziness said...

Can't wait to buy all those cute baby clothes I pass at Target!! The pregnancy seems to be going really fast from here in Utah! :) Can't wait to see you the mommy of two kids! WOW, two kids. You will be awesome. Your talents as a Mom should not just be for one kid! Love you!