Filed under: baby barden,bardenisms,just because,TMJ — admin at 2:16 pm on Friday, September 17, 2010

I had an appointment this morning to change my anti-anxiety medication over to something safer throughout pregnancy – but there isn’t any for my situation. My anxiety is brought on by my jaw pain – so my Amitriptyline was more for pain control and anxiety brought on by the pain.

Please pray for me specifically in that area. I have been on that medication for almost 5 years and it has made my life slightly more bearable. The appliance I wear for my jaw helps a GREAT deal – so I am trusting that will remain the case. The fall and spring are hard for me anyway with the change in temperatures.

Our first OB appointment isn’t until October 22nd – which I am not too excited about! I am not letting myself get overly excited until I see our little miracle on an US – but as it is – God has other plans for my faith. I told the nurse our history and my fears about wanting to make sure the baby is okay – and they still kept me at Oct 22nd. – which puts me at 10 weeks and 6 days – which is normal I suppose!

The last few mornings have been tough – and late nights – and I am STARVING all the time. I actually took a 3 hour nap this week – which is not like me at all! I haven’t been editing nearly as much as I should because my office chair and my hips are in an argument at the moment. My head doesn’t like to stay up on it’s own too much without my medication to dull my jaw pain and craziness. Thankfully I set up Jared’s laptop to edit my photos – which is slower than normal – but it’s getting done!

Jared has been awesome – so great with helping me out and letting me rest and understanding that our house is literally a sty. My clients have been so understanding that my normal turn-around time of less than a week is non-existent too! September and October are my busiest months and God is just teaching me that I need to slow down since I am on fast forward all the time!

Thank you again for all your prayers and thoughts! We love all of you and are blessed to call you friends and family!



Comment by Angela

September 17, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

I will keep praying for you! I’m sorry about your pain; I didn’t realize you had bad pain 🙁 Be patient with your appt…10 wks is usually when they do like your first visit to be! God bless you always, Danielle! And, I know the whole “house is a sty thing”…don’t you fret about it-it’s hard not to, but I have always been told that by “more experienced” mothers! 🙂 So happy for you!


Comment by Jenny

September 17, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

Praying and praying… looks like you’ve already learned a few lessons along the way (being still) and that many people (clients) appreciate your honesty and are understanding of your circumstances! God bless and let your hubby know to ask for help if needed! Let people bless you during this time!


Comment by Bridget Reed

September 19, 2010 @ 9:00 am

The first trimester is SO exhausting! Even if you don’t do anything, you will be exhausted. Your body is growing another human, and it takes every ounce of energy to do so. Hang in there.

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