Thursday, September 27, 2007

Week 10, Day 1

Finally at week 10. It's not that much of a milestone, but we get to go to the doctor on Monday morning, so I'm excited.

Don't ask me why it took this long for me to process this, but I just realized that if I gain 40 pounds with this pregnancy, I'll weigh 200 pounds. I was just talking with a co-worker of Doug's the other day who had a baby about seven months ago, and she said that she gained 45 pounds. That's all well and good if you start at 125 pounds, I suppose.

With that said, no pizza so far today!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

My first non-baby related post!






I've been promising photos of the back yard project. I finally uploaded them. These were just after the sod was put in. Doug has mowed it twice already!

Beautiful Flowers from Judy



I got these from Judy a few weeks back. I'm pretty sure Doug deserves them more for putting up with me!


Week 9, Day 7

I was going to do my best to avoid pizza today, but when Catrina mentioned pizza for lunch... How was I supposed to resist?

Tomorrow starts week 10. We've been waiting for week 10 for a while because we'll have our first doctor visit and hopefully hear a heartbeat. Exciting stuff!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Week 9, Day 6

Do you think eating pizza for six meals in a row is a bad thing? One piece for breakfast, two for lunch, and three for dinner. Probably not the most balanced diet, but I feel better than I have for most of this pregnancy so far. (I did eat apples, mandarin oranges, bananas and peaches between the six pizza meals if that counts at all.)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Week 9, Day 5

September 24, 2007 8:39 AM

Ok, I don’t want to jinx it, but I’m feeling pretty good this morning. It’s a dangerous conclusion, but eating fatty foods really seems to make me feel better. Perhaps it’s psychological, but we had Pizza Hut pan pizza last night and this morning I feel almost normal. Oh, and I had a piece on the way in to work this morning. If I keep this up, I’ll gain 80 pounds. Never mind what’s going to happen to Doug if he tries to keep up with my cravings.

Week 9, Day 1

September 20, 2007 9:58 AM

No real baby updates except that we’re finally in week 9. That miscalculation for week 8 made it seem like I wasn’t making any progress. Now, I realize that we’re only in week 9 of 40 (!), but at least it feels like I’m going forward instead of standing still. Still pretty “green”… I guess if I had to say right now what I thought would be different is that I thought I would only feel yucky during a certain time of day, but it’s very unpredictable. Oh well… there’s no turning back now!

Week 8, Day 5 (Yes, still week 8...)

September 17, 2007 8:57 AM

I’ve officially been in week eight for a hundred years. I didn’t do my calendar quite right, so it’s STILL week eight all the way through Wednesday.

I counted the first week as week one, but evidently that’s week zero. Do people not realize that pregnant women have enough to think about without all this crazy counting weeks stuff? Ok, that probably gives you a good indication of my mood today. So if you can imagine that with even less energy, you’ll have an exact indicator of how today’s going.

Ok, enough griping. As everyone tells me… it will pass. I’ll believe everyone when it really does pass.

Hope you’re doing well and had a really good weekend. Mine was uneventful, but Doug is cranking out work at the house like crazy. He said that my job is to make the baby and his job is to build the nest.

Week 8, Day 5

September 10, 2007, 1:20 PM

It’s a miracle! I feel almost human at the moment! I had a few glimpses of feeling ok yesterday, and I’ve been feeling pretty much ok today with just a few bouts of queasiness.

It might just be that I’m starting to balance out hormonally, or it could be because I’m eating any darn thing I please. It seems that the worse I eat, the better I feel. It could be a coincidence that makes me really fat. Chicken burritos and pizza, here I come!

More updates tomorrow after the nurse appointment!

September 11, 2007

Nothing too exciting from the nurse appointment. She just told me a bunch of information, weighed me (160 pounds, yikes), and took blood. The real fun happens at the first doctor appointment evidently.

Week 6, Day 1

September 6, 2007, 4:09 PM

There’s a woman who used to work here who gained 80 pounds with her first pregnancy.

I’m starting to understand how that happens. I am hungry constantly, and it’s not the kind of hunger that a few crackers will take care of.

So far today I’ve eaten:
- A banana
- Kashi cereal
- English muffin with butter and honey
- Single Serve Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
- A can of soup
- Crackers
- Yogurt
- The Cheerios I’m inhaling right now

If I could get my hands on a double cheeseburger right now, that would be just lovely.

September 6, 2007, 4:22 PM

- And an apple!

September 7, 2007, 8:18 AM

I made Doug stop at Taco Bell on the way home to get me a bean burrito with sour cream and some nachos. And I think I was still hungry after that! This baby will have some explaining to do when it gets here.

Week 7, Day 6

September 4, 2007 10:51 AM

I swear I’m going to have to buy bigger pants already. Or something with a drawstring. I haven’t gained any weight, but my belly feels so bloated all the time that normal clothes are uncomfortable. I don’t know how anyone would hide being pregnant even in the early weeks.

I just keep trying to remind myself that this is temporary (at least it had better be). My energy level is about on par with when I had mono. Yucky.

Ok, enough griping. At least having to go to work makes me get out of my pajamas. However, as I found out today, having to go to work does not mean that I will put on makeup.

Week 7, Day 1

August 30, 2007 1:43 PM

Well, it’s day 1 of week 7. I feel “fine” which translates into “this is a pretty strange and emotional experience where my insides are doing things that I’m sure are normal, but annoying”.

I’ve been feeling a little blue. I’m sure it’s the hormones and the fatigue. I have a long way to go, so I’m trying to find some ways to just “suck it up”! I’m looking forward to the upcoming three day weekend to practice my vegetation skills.
My doctor’s appointment is on September 11. I’ll be in the middle of week 8, so I’m curious to see if they’ll do any kind of ultrasound. I want to see the little sucker that’s causing all these changes!

Week 6, Day 1

August 23, 2007 9:56 AM

Ok, I had my first moment of “real” queasy this morning. Which probably wasn’t even REAL queasy… I’m sure I still have that to look forward to. I think I ate too much at once at breakfast. I put Craisins and dried apricots in my cereal with milk. I think I would have been better off just snacking on each of them separately all through the morning. Lesson learned.

I feel pretty bloated, but I weighed myself, and I weigh 2 pounds less than Monday. That was a little reassuring because I felt like I had gained 10 in three days. My chest is getting quite impressive! Plus I feel like I’m hungry and eating all the time, but I’ve decided that’s much more pleasant than the alternative of queasy. I’m sure soon I’ll be hungry and queasy all the same time.

I made a calendar, and if I’m counting right, I think we started week 6 this morning!
More updates soon (hopefully not all about being sickly!)

Week 5, Day 6


August 21, 12:51 PM (the day after and many pregnancy tests later, OK, just three total)

Yep… we had “Pregnant”, two lines, and a plus sign. All bases covered!


Very tired today but mostly because I took my vitamin last night before going to bed and then woke up at 2:30 WIDE awake and very hungry. Couldn’t get back to sleep until 5:30 and then the alarm went off at 6:30. I’m definitely dragging!

Status Reports (Week 5, Day 5)

I've been sending status reports about the baby to Judy that seemed shareable, so why not put them out here?

So, back to the beginning... Week 5, Day 5

August 20, 2007 1:57 PM (Approximately 2 hours after the first pregnancy test (at work) and spastic phone calls to Doug and Judy and about 30 minutes before the second pregnancy test)

Ok, who was I fooling?! I am not going to be able to get anything done today! Basically, I want to cry or tell everyone. That’s about the only two things I have in my head at the moment.

I’m trying not to drink any water and just wait for the process to happen naturally (I don’t want to dilute the results). In case it isn’t clear already, logic plays no real part in any of my decisions today!

So, if we’re really pregnant and it really sticks, it will be an April baby. That sounds like a good time of year to be nine months pregnant… not too hot and not too cold.

Ok, back to trying to work (yeah, right!)

Wish you were here!!! (or I was there… you get the idea!)

So we'll try this blog thing...

Everyone probably knew that even though I shut down my websites that I wouldn't be able to resist.