Friday, July 31, 2009

A Nice Compliment

So I went to see my husband at work the other day, and he says "Wow, you are starting to show". I thought it was cute that he noticed. So I say "Are you sure I don't just look fat? Like I ate one too many cheeseburgers?". His reply...........

"No, you just look a little constipated".

That's my husband!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Break

I have taken a break from blogging for a while. Mostly due to being so busy with school. We have a presentation and a paper tomorrow so I have been preparing for that.

On the good news front, I had a doctor's appointment last week. My husband was out of town on his yearly camping trip, so my wonderful mother in law went to my appointment. She really is the best. The appointment wasn't all that exciting (blood, urine test, pap), but the highlight was hearing the baby's heartbeat on the doppler. My doctor was able to find it right away, which is awesome! It was going strong at 160bpm. I think at this point, I am able to relax. This baby is for real this time.

I finally found some cute maternity clothes! I did some shopping the weekend before last and was extremely disappointed. However, this weekend, JC Penney shocked (in a pleasant way) me. They had very cute clothes for very good prices! I didn't pay more than $10 for a single item! I am even more excited because I got a nice shirt to wear to Vegas to see the Lion King.

Did I mention that? I am going to Vegas. At the end of August. Yeah.....It's going to be hot. Like 110 degrees hot. Granted, I have been to Vegas in heat like that before, but I wasn't pregnant at the time. I see pools and cold (non-alcoholic) drinks in my future.

My diaper bag still hasn't come. Bummer. Otherwise, I would post a picture of it. Soon, I promise.

My next appointment is at the end of August, and I am already excited for it! Time sure does fly, but you know what? Sometimes it seems to drag.

I am currently 11 weeks and 5 days pregnant. Wow. Just wow.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

It's Been a While

I can't believe it's been 9 days since I blogged. Wow, I am busy (or lazy). The past nine days have been interesting.

First and foremost. My morning sickness is virtually non-existant thanks to my doctor. I called and asked if I could take ginger pills because I had been feeling so crappy. After a couple of days of sitting on the couch doing nothing and throwing up breakfast, enough was enough. They told me to try vitamin B6 and Unisom. Yes, I know what you are thinking. Unisom is a sleeping pill. But, since it's working, I will not question it. I take the B6 four times a day and the Unisom twice a day and my morning sickness is a thing of the past. Hooray!

I went to my cousin's baby shower on Tuesday. It was so much fun! She looks so incredibly cute. She is 29 weeks pregnant and all belly. The shower was a hit. Her mom made yummy food (perfect for a hungry pregnant chick), and everyone brought the cutest gifts. Little Hazel will be the best dressed kid around!

I am a bachelorette for the next week. My husband left for his annual camping trip on Friday and won't be back until the following Sunday. So what does a girl do when her husband is out of town? Shop, eat, watch whatever girlie shows and movies she wants. Yesterday, I picked up a pair of super cute Keds at Kohl's on clearance. They will be perfect for walking around in Vegas. I also went to the mall in search of maternity clothes. That is a joke in itself. The only store that I remotely found anything was Motherhood Maternity. Even the big stores like Macy's, Sears, Nordstrom don't carry maternity. The selection is very limited which is very frustrating. I need a dressy top and skirt to wear in Las Vegas for a show. That isn't too much to ask is it?

So, my maternity clothes shopping continues. I suppose I could break down and shop at Old Navy, but their clothes never fit me right.

Since Jason is out of town, what should I do today? Currently I have a load of laundry going. I probably won't shower for a few more hours. I suppose I should do homework.

And my next appointment is on Friday! I hope it's a good one! I have been praying that we get to see/hear the baby's heartbeat again. I say we because my mother-in-law is going to my appointment with me. Jason is out of town so I needed some moral support. She is honestly the best lady in the world and always so positive. She is the perfect person for me to bring.

In most exciting news.......I ordered a diaper bag! I can't WAIT for it to get here! I ordered it on Etsy and it's custom made with my choice of fabric, zipper, pockets, etc. I picked a fabric that *I* like. Not something baby-ish. After all, I am the one carrying it. I wanted it to be something I love and something I can use after the baby grows up. As soon as it comes in, I will take a picture and post it (my first in this blog).

That's it for updates. It's been a busy 9 days!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


You know what I want right now more than anything? More than morning sickness or not having to get up in the middle of the night to pee?

I want a good poop. Not a tiny little squirt or half-solid one. I want a poop where you feel satisfied afterwards. One where you feel like you lost a couple pounds.

I haven't had a decent one in weeks. I will either have borderline diarrhea or nothing at all.

Isn't pregnancy lovely?

Friday, July 10, 2009

God Bless Peanut Butter

I haven't posted recently because of the following reasons:

1. I have been so nauseous that it's hard to concentrate.
2. I have been getting headaches. See above.
3. I am tired and don't really have the energy to do anything extra. See above above.

So, this is my first blog post in a very long time in blogger land. What changed tonight? Peanut butter. My friend Harmony posted a couple of days ago about having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner. As I went to the store tonight to pick up a few essentials, I thought "Hmmm, that sounds really good". So, armed with my peanut butter, grape jam, baked potato chips and glass of milk, I sat down to dinner.


Oh my goodness, it was so good! And guess what? It settled my stomach. I think it might be the shot of protein from not only the milk but the peanut butter paired with the carbohydrates. At any rate, it was fantastic. I found a new trick: eat protein at every meal and it will help with the morning sickness.

I have tried literally everything: Crackers (saltines work moderately), Jolly Ranchers (work really well), keeping food in my stomach at all times (worked for a while but not anymore), eating right before bed (doesn't work, makes me feel ill), and Sea Bands (eh, the jury's still out on this one).

I should consider myself lucky. Some women get so sick that they are hospitalized. Thankfully, my only puke adventure was on MAX the other morning. I had a trusty plastic bag that I have kept in my work bag just in case. It sure came in handy. I feel sorry for the other riders that were near me. They probably thought I was a drunk. Back to my original thought. I have faired pretty well. Yes I am nauseous and it's hard to concentrate at work, but I am still lucky. It could be a lot worse.

So, my next meal will be sure and contain peanut butter. Peanut butter and banana sandwich anyone?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Babies For Dummies

And thank goodness for it! I enrolled in a program through my insurance company for expectant mothers. One of the nurses assigned to you helps you through the pregnancy process, answers any questions for you, calls to check benefits, and is just a general advocate for you. It's a very cool program. Along with enrolling, you got to choose a pregnancy book or video that they had on hand. I already have Your Pregnancy Week by Week and The Girlfriends Guide to Pregnancy, so I chose a book called Babies for Dummies.

Well, not really. It's actually called The Good Housekeeping Guide to Pregnancy and Baby Care. I call it Babies for Dummies because for someone like me with absolutely no baby experience, it's perfect. It has tons and tons of color pictures and step-by-step instructions on everything from breastfeeding to picking up your baby. Wait, you mean I can't just pick the baby up by the feet?!?

I kid of course. I especially love the sections in the book where it talks about the necessities and what you will need for baby. There are about 8 clothing items listed and just that many toiletries. In this day and age of wipe warmers, videos for babies, pacifier pods and endless crap, it's nice to see a book that condenses it for you. Lord knows, I don't need all the extra crap. No wipe warmer for me. I might consider a pacifier pod though, tee hee.

So, thank goodness for Babies for Dummies. My husband probably has more experience than me when it comes to baby care. Now, I have some reading to do.