Wednesday, February 23, 2011

the joys of being pregnant:

[i know many of you have been waiting for me to write that line for many years (6 to be exact), but it's finally here]

1) i went to the dentist yesterday. several things:

a- i told her i was pregnant, she asked how long i'd been married. i told her 6 years. she asked if we had to take fertility treatments.... natural conclusion in Utah i guess. we didn't, in case you too were wondering. we just took a long time in getting to the baby hungry stage (or mostly just me - dave has been dying to be a father for the last few years)

b- i told her that i've had super sensitive gums. first off, i've been so nauseous that just brushing my teeth without throwing up is a huge accomplishment - flossing? forget about it. but i have been trying to be better in the last few weeks knowing i had this dentist appointment. have you heard of pregnant gingivitis? apparently i have it. because your hormones are changing like mad it messes with your mouth and you're more prone to gingivitis :( so my teeth bled a lot yesterday when normally i'm like their star customer. sigh. oh and since my gums were so sensitive she *lovingly* jabbed at them with several hooks and pokers like she had a vendetta against them! i mean seriously - what does sensitive mean to you? jab harder?? i seriously thought i should have taken a Tylenol before coming to the dentist! my gums were sore for hours.

ok enough of that saga.

2) nasal congestion. my. word. no one told me about this!! maybe i just have it worse than other people? i've never had a sinus infection, then i got two in.a.row. and thought something was wrong. i researched it and found that when you're pregnant and your body has more blood flow it also creates more mucus (yes, gross) and you're more prone to a stuffy nose and therefore more sinus infections! boo! so now if i don't sleep with a humidifier, every night, i feel a sinus infection coming on! ugh.

3) on a happy, happy note - we found out yesterday at our 16 week appointment,
we're having a boy!
wahoo! dave is BEYOND excited for another boy in the family (the cat and dog are both female ;). i'm happy too, though i was kind of hoping for a girl because she would have so many girl cousins her age, but of course i'm still super excited. he was jumping around and around yesterday in my belly, making it hard for us to see his... errm... extremities? he had his little legs folded Indian style underneath him so the doc got a shot from under his bum, exposing all ;) what an awesome moment.


Andi said...

My gums bled a lot too when I was pregnant. Every time I brushed or flossed, the sink would be full of blood. I also had nasal congestion. Not to be negative, but it lasted my entire pregnancy and took about 3 months to go away after E was born. No one told me about it either!

I'm so excited that you're having a boy! Your little guy and Eli better be besties.

Brit and Drew said...

Congrats!!! I am so excited for you.

Sue said...

Congrats!!!! I'm so excited for you guys. I had to laugh when I read this because I just went to the dentist yesterday and it I totally know what you mean with the sensitive gums - yikes! I wish you still lived here because our babes will be the same age and that would be so much fun...I just don't know what were're having and won't find out for a few more weeks. You'll love having a boy (they are a lot cheaper...I would spend so much more if we had a girl :) )!

Amanda Waite said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful!!

TyandMar said...

Love little boys! You will be in love too. :)
Going to the dentist while pregnant doesn't make for a good visit. I had to hold back gagging the entire time I went last. Sorry.

bre and add said...

It's gonna be so awesome!! I can't wait sister! You FINALLY posted-good for you.

becky and lance said...

CONGRATS!!! I am so happy for you guys! I never knew that about nasal congestion but it sure explains a nose is always full of crap ha ha. Enjoy every second of your goes by so fast!