Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Not So Skinny Girl

A few weeks ago I really thought I was just weeks away from remission. I was only feeling sick in the mornings and usually by about noon I felt completely normal and could really enjoy the rest of the day. There was hardly any bleeding and there was starting to be more form to my movements.

But then I had a couple days when I was extremely sick again. Going to the bathroom 20+ times a day, and feeling sick all day and night. My doctor called them "episodes". It was like I had started all over and no progress had been made.

There was something different too... I also had this queer queasy feeling. Like I'd eaten too much sugar on an empty stomach (possible, it was Halloween recently). Or maybe kind of a seasick type feeling.

That was odd. I hadn't felt that with my UC before. Perhaps it was something else. Swine flu maybe? Regular flu? Then I had another thought. When I ate, I had my regular UC type sickness. When I didn't eat, I had the seasick type feeling. Hmmm....

That's right! I'm pregnant! Baby is due July 9, 2010.

I am excited and happy and scared and worried and every emotion in between!

After I found out I was pregnant the bathroom issues calmed down a bit, not as good as before but not much worse either. I kind of feel like the "episodes" were my bodies attempt to get my attention. "Hey Skinny Girl! Something's going on in here!"

In a recent post I wrote that I was feeling terrific, and I am, but it isn't because my UC is better. In fact the UC symptoms are a little worse (but I'm still hoping remission is right around the corner! Maybe by Christmas). But I have just been in such a darn good mood lately that even feeling sick with UC and morning sickness can't bring me down. The morning sickness is new to me, I didn't have it all when I was pregnant with my son. So that is my big news! Like I said we are really, really happy! And I guess I won't be Skinny Girl much longer!


  1. LOL..brilliant news..I didn't see that coming at all..I was wondering what was wrong with you :D

    Great month for a boy is 7th and I'm 8th!

  2. It's a busy month for birthdays at our house too. My birthday, my sons birthday and my sisters birthday are all in July. I'm hoping this baby isn't born right by my son's birthday so they can each have their own celebration. My sister and I were born two years and one day apart and always shared the birthday celebrations. It was fun, but it would also be nice to have your own day.

  3. That is awesome!!! I was really hoping when you said you had good news that you were going to say you were pregnant! I don't know why... maybe it is just a girl thing. Then you drove me crazy when I saw you made a post and you only put us off a little longer. This is such great news!!! I am really happy for you and I don't even know you!!! Are you hoping for a girl this time?

    You will definitely have to keep us posted!!! Congratulations!!!!!

  4. Oh my goodness!! Well, if you have to feel ill it's nice to know that you will have a little bundle of joy to look forward to in spite of it :D

    Wow... congratulations... such wonderful news.

  5. Congratulations! Great news! Jolly well done.

  6. Very exciting, congratulations.

  7. Congratulations!! :)

  8. Awesome! Congrats! :D It will be a joy to read about your journey :)

  9. Thanks everyone!

    Jodi- We will be happy as long as the baby is healthy, but I am hoping for a girl a little bit. Especially since there is a room in the house we bought that is pink and yellow! We wouldn't have to paint. But if it is a boy we already have all the clothes we need.

  10. Congratulations on your great news and happy feelings!

  11. Congratulations! My birthday is July 11th, soooo....July babies rock! LOL! I hope you have a safe and healthy and UC symptom free pregnancy!