January 22, 2009


Just taking a minute to give an update. I went to the doctor today and was checked for the first time. I have not dilated---but I felt quite violated, if that makes sense-ha! I did get some news though. They found that there's not enough iron in my blood, making me anemic. Not a severe case, but enough to where I am going to take supplements for the rest of my pregnancy. This explains why I've been extra tired and why I haven't been able to shake off this "upper respiratory infection" (as it was diagnosed).

Speaking of that, last night was the longest of my life. I tried the bed, recliner, and couch, but my cough was the main culprit in keeping me awake. I think Kurt is going to look into getting me an inhaler because I was wheezing and rattling so badly in my chest. It was actually kind of scary, because it's hard to get a deep breath when you're pregnant anyway. Around 3:00 this morning, Kurt came in to check on me in the living room...I think he heard me in my coughing attacks. All I could tell him was "Just pray for me." So he prayed over me, at 3 a.m.! What a sweet husband :o)

I did make the mistake of not getting anything in my stomach this morning, which led to me getting sick (literally) when I got home from the doctor. It reminded me so much of morning sickness. Doris (our faithful cat who loves Kurt and hates me in case you've forgotten) just sat there and watched me by the toilet like I was being annoying. But, to her credit, she rubbed up against me afterward, as if to say "See? I didn't leave you alone. Give me some credit." What a little diva.

So anyway, I'm still alive and there's still a baby inside of me (even though I'm sure she's scarred after the exam today and all of my ailments). I ask for your prayers! Have a great end of the week. I'll just be here on the couch.

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Kearsmom said...

Hang in there girl, you're almost there. The iron will make you feel so much better...I'm impressed you made it this long without it. And as for the exam.....just you wait! LOL! Praying for you!

Melody said...

Awww..Ashley. The joys of pregnancy. I just wanted you to know that I am praying for you. The last few weeks aren't so fun but I resolved that it was the Lord preparing me for those late nights when the baby arrived. ; ) I hope you are feeling better soon.

Carrie and David said...

I hear you on the exam! HATED them every time. They do make you feel violated. Feel better soon! :-)

kari and kijsa said...

Just catching up on our blogging...stopping by to say hello!
kari & kijsa

winstead family said...

if you feel violated now, JUST WAIT! haha. j/k...kindof.

i'm praying for YOU!!

Tiffany said...

You make me laugh...I hate going to the gyno too. Thank goodness it's only a once a year thing (~except when you're el prego.)Hang in there!

Christy said...

violation is such a small word for such a horrible thing LOL those late physical exams are AWFUL!!

I hope you are able to get some rest today!!

Andrea said...

Feel Better Ashley!!!

Lindsey said...

Hey Ashley! It is 12:25am in GA and I am up and was thinking about you! I wanted you to know I am praying for you! I hope that you catch a few precious moments of good sleep tonight! I will be praying for you! Hang in there!

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