Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's been awhile...

Okay, so I know it's been awhile since I've posted anything. We've had a hard time with getting our computer back from Best Buy after getting it repaired. I had to take the responsibility away from Jason. He was being waaaaay to nice. Anyhoo..we have our computer back! So, about the pregnancy. Baby is doing good. I heard the heartbeat this week for the first time and it was really cool. I was beginning to wonder if I was still pregnant or not. Most of the bad symptoms are gone! The pesky pimples are still hanging around, along with some headaches. But other than that, if I hadn't already gained some weight, I wouldn't even know I was pregnant! I've been having a lot of trouble with this "slipped disc" in my neck, and I think the Lord knew I couldn't handle that and being sick. I have had this neck issue for a while now. I am finally getting to go to an orthopedic surgeon nxt weekend to see what's up. If this baby is going to be anything like this pregnancy(I know, wishful thinking)he/she is going to be a breeze. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. We have ordered the bed, dresser and stroller/car seat(thanks to mom,dad,Lynn, and Ed!) and I will post pics when we get them here and set up! I love getting baby stuff!!
I am promise to post more later, it is now my bedtime. Nighty-Night!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

It's official...

Well, I started my 10 weeks milestone off today by wearing my first pair of maternity jeans. I LOVE THEM. I don't care who tells me I shouldn't be wearing them yet, because I am wearing these things and I am loving it. I did check w/my sister's to see if it was semi-normal or I'm just super fat. It turns out they wore them too about this time in their pregnancies. Although it might have been their second pregnancies..but they kept that to themselves, and I appreciate that. I have also decided I just might wear maternity jeans forever and ever. Or at least to Thanksgiving dinner every year, pregnant or not. These things rule. I can breathe! And going to the potty doesn't take extra time to re-do the rubberband that is wrapped around the button of my normal jeans. I am wearing maternity pants! For some reason I actually feel kinda pregnant instead of just fat! Whoo-hoo!! I must say, just to make myself feel a little better, they are a tad big. But I think that's why I love them. Thank you Joni and Jenny, I have found my calling, life time supporter of wearing maternity jeans, all the time.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

What's going on at 9 weeks..........

When I first found out I was pregnant, I didn't have many symptoms. A week went by with still no problems. But there have been some things sprout up here and there in the past few weeks that are really starting to get on my nerves.....
1. Gas- Yup, gas. Ask my husband about this one and he will just shake his head sadly. For you girly-girls out there that cringe at the word "fart"..well..don't get pregnant. I still find it amusing and end up laughing when "it" happens. I know, that's very childish, but I've always been one to laugh when someone rips a good one. Luckily, I've been at home or in the car(sometimes that's not so lucky) when the ole belly starts to rumble or I might not be laughing at this one so much. So,this one is definitely the most amusing out of the bunch.

2. Nausea- Very common, I know. But mostly it's making me feel like if I ate something, I would feel better. Maybe that's why I've already gained some of those pounds all those people are telling me I'm not supposed to have gained. (run-on sentence?)

3. Stopped up nose!- UGH! This one is really driving me nuts!! It's one of the reasons I'm not sleeping good at night. Breathe-Right strips have failed me. Who in the world would have thought being pregnant would make your nose stop up! Evidently it's from the increased blood supply in my body. Oh good, I'm SO glad there's at least a good reason for this one.

4. Killer boobs- And when I say killer, I'm mean they're about to kill me. They hurt. Jason keeps asking when during the pregnancy do they get even bigger. He is such a concerned husband...

5. Bloated waistline- Now I never had a flat stomach. There was always an element of poochiness there. But come on! I actually had someone say to me"you're not supposed to be showing yet!" Yeah..I know..thanks for pointing that out. You and that what to expect when you're expecting book(which by the way, needs to be updated!)can kiss my..sorry..just a little hormonal outburst there. You would think that from the amount of time I spend on symptom #1 up there, that all the bloated-ness would have gone away. Nooo sirree. Oh..or it could be the pounds I wasn't supposed to have already gained. Whatever...bottom line, I'm bloated and I can't button my pants.

6. Moodiness- Umm..I was moody before I got pregnant so......yeah.

7. Heartburn- Already??? I thought this was later? So it can last all 40 weeks? Sweet.

8. Heart palpatations- This one freaked me out at first. Thank goodness for Google! Again..normal. And again, due to the increased blood supply. Doc says it's okay as long as they don't last like 15 minutes or something. 15 minutes??!! I would have driven myself to the emergency room if one had lasted 15 minutes!

9.Pimples- They are everywhere, okay, not everywhere, but I have my share.
The pimple of the week, this week, is on my eye. Yes on my eye, right under my eyebrow. Not hidden in the eyebrow, although I've had one of those too. It's on the way to being gone, but it won't be forgotten, I'm a squeezer. I know, I know, that leaves scars. Well it had to be done. Oh, the other contender for the grossest one was on my neck. Yuck. On my neck. It looked actually more like a boil than a zit. That one took an extra 10 minutes in the morning to camoflauge. Jason is actually getting "sympathy zits". You know, you've heard of husbands having sympathy symptoms when there wives are pregnant..well, he told me he is getting "sympathy zits." Hee-hee. He does have one on his neck that matched my own boil a couple weeks ago. We are two gross people right now. Oh well, at least we're gross together.

10.Constant peeing- All the time. Especially at night. Or that's when I notice it the most because I'm so mad at having to get out of bed. I'm trying to think of it as preparing me for getting up every 3 hours to feed this baby. See, I can be positive!

So that's the list. I actually do feel better after typing all that out. Maybe I won't have to call one of my sisters, or mom and gripe about any of them tonight. Blogging is theraputic after all!

My take on advice... I know that you've had babies and you want to help me understand pregnancy a little bit more, but it's getting old already. If I hear, "I only gained 15lbs my whole pregnancy.." or "get ready to never sleep or have a social life again!" or " You shouldn't even be thinking about maternity clothes yet!" or "you're not supposed to gain any weight your first trimester." I will scream. Literally, I am going to scream right there, in front of the person who says it. Just scream, and watch their faces. Now don't get me wrong, my two sisters who have had two babies a piece, know I ask plenty of questions. I think that's different than just deciding to tell me all the horrors of their own pregnancies for no reason. And why is it always the bad stuff?? Or does that mean there is only band stuff?? Whatever the case is I will soon find out and promise never to give un-asked for advice to some other poor, suffering 1st timer.


Story of us...

I love reading blogs. Personally, I never thought I would be blogging about myself. Who wants to read about me?? But last night I woke up for the fourth time to pee in the night and couldn't go back to sleep. For some reason this blog was in my head. See, I'm pregnant for the 1st time. There are some things happening to my body that I have been not so happy about and I know the people around me are sick of hearing about it. I know my husband is. Bless his heart.
Jason and I weren't so sure about having kids for a little while. We've been married for two years, together for 5. I turned 31 in December of last year and thought "umm..not getting any younger..maybe we should have a baby." So..I stopped taking the pill in February. The pill had been my best friend for 13 years. Naturally, we thought it would take a bit for me to "get back on track". "A bit", for me was only 3 months. I didn't even know I was ovulating!! Those silly little ovulation sticks I was peeing on were telling me I wasn't. So I didn't think I was. Jason and our best friends, Leslie and Sheldon, go on vacation to Florida in May and guess what? Yup. I got pregnant. How romantic huh? I officially have the air brushed t-shirt.."I got knocked up in Panama City Beach!" Not really, but now that I think about it, it would be pretty humorous.
So that's how it happened. Here I am 9 weeks pregnant and haven't loved one minute of it. I'm thinking of this blog as my way to vent. Enjoy..I hope.