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!!