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Monday, March 28, 2011

Awful tooth infection!!!

So two weekends ago I started to have a small toothache on Friday night, I tried to be strong and not take any medicine for the baby's sake, but it started to get worse so I took Tylenol. That helped me get to sleep that night.
I woke up the next morning with the same amount of pain but had decided that I could get through it without taking medicine all day! We were going to the championship game for the njcaa that night, so i took a few Tylenol to get through the game. I figured that when we got home I'd be able to sleep just fine with the help of the medicine. But that was not the case... I tried falling asleep and the pain was just getting more and more intense. I tried everything putting heat on it, taking medicine, and nothing was working at all! So I finally gave in and called my mom! She gave me a few suggestions , which I was so grateful for! She also told me that she always had teeth issues when she was pregnant! I tried her suggestions but they were only giving me temporary relief! I think I ended up getting about 2 hours of sleep that whole night! I couldn't lay down at all or the pain became too severe. So I sat up all night!
Sunday morning I started looking for a dentist that would take me in as an emergency patient, and I found one that was in Wichita, (which is only about an hour away from us) So we scheduled the appointment with them, I was so relieved! Then half an hour later they called back and said that the assistant wouldn't be able to come in on such short notice so they couldn't get me in! It was the worst and I was so disappointed! So Sunday I spent the day pacing the house trying to find some relief for the pain I was in! It helped the pain if I was up walking around, so we went to the park and walked, which was nice. I was just dreading the night though!
Later that evening we took our friends some brownies for his birthday, and I could tell the pain was starting to set in again! So Wes and our friend Adam gave me a priesthood blessing (which wasn't the first I had received but it helped) and we went home! I took my Tylenol and put on the numbing cream! But this time nothing was working and the pain was increasing! I knew that I couldn't make it through the night like this! So we went to the E.R. The wait to get in was about and hour long and I finally saw the doctor whose first comment to me was "Oh you have such beautiful white teeth" I wanted to punch him, the last thing they were to me at that moment was beautiful! So he gave me an antibiotic and a little stronger dosage of Tylenol! I think the antibiotic helped drain out the infection, because I was able to sleep for about five hours that night.
The next morning I got into the dentist, apparently dentist in Kansas don't do root canals they send you out to specialist! They scheduled an appointment with a specialist for me for April 5th. I was so irritated with the receptionist because she acted like that appointment was SO soon! So I walked out and went and found a specialist that could get me in the next day. So I am doing much better now! I have one root canal and another appointment scheduled for this Thursday to get another one done! Not very much fun, but the relief is amazing!!!!!!
I think I have taken my teeth for granted, but not anymore! :)
I went to my first doctors appointment today! It was basically just a checkup to make sure I'm doing everything right, i.e: eating when I get hungry, taking my prenatal vitamins! I had some blood work done also, and I haven't heard back from the nurse so I assume that everything looks good! I'm so excited for my next appointment; we'll be able to have our first sonogram and hear the baby's heartbeat! That appointment won't be until April 18th! I'll be 10 weeks at that visit!

I've noticed a few changes since I hit my seven week mark, I get hungry more often (which I didn't think was even possible). If I don't eat the second I feel hungry then I get super nauseous, which is not a fun feeling!! I have become so tired lately too! I get about 10-12 hrs of sleep a night now that my tooth is feeling better! I get so tired with little activities , which Wes thinks is so funny, Like yesterday I vacuumed the whole house (which is only 4 total rooms) and after i was done I was telling him how tired I was ! He laughs and thinks it's so cute!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I'm Pregnant

So I found out that I was pregnant on March 10th. Since my three week mark I had just been feeling "different"! It was still too early to tell by taking an at home pregnancy test, so I waited until I was almost 5 weeks along and I set up an appointment with a doctor. I was thinking of going in the following week, but they said that I needed to go in and have a blood test done so they would know what kind of appointment to set up! So I went in and had the blood work done and they called me back within that hour and said the test was positive!!! We are so happy! I have my first doctors appointment on Monday, so hopefully everything is going well with the baby and I'll be able to give a positive update!