Friday, September 28, 2007

TEN WEEKS - The Crying Game

Another week down, too many more to go. I will not bother to post pictures cause I look the same and I have not gained any weight. Jon and Alysha both claim my stomach is tight. They both like to put their hands on my tummy and tell me there is a baby down there. LOL. Like I could forget. I am still tired and feel bad most days.

There is one pregnancy side effect I have failed to write about. I am now able to cry on demand. If I experience any strong emotion, I tear up. I have always heard of sappy people who cry at commercials and thought they were silly. I am now one of those people. I can just cry over the silliest TV shows. If someone on TV is crying for any reason, I am crying right along with them. In fact, I cry sometimes for no reason at all. Now, I don't mean I am boohooing loudly, just tears come to my eyes. We can just be driving along and the urge to cry is so strong I cannot hold back. It is terrible. I have never been an overly emotional sappy human being. Again, this is something I do not remember about my first pregnancy. This one seems to be completely different from the first. Either that or I simply do not remember all this stuff because it has been so long. Maybe I am just too old for this whole pregnancy thing. My emotions are not my own anymore. Jon has been really sweet to me though, and that makes all the difference in the world.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Here's your sign.......

That's right, I made a sign. I am now pregnant so everyone in my family has to be nice to me. I made this sign in case they forget. When they are not nice, I hold up my sign to remind them who they are talking to. Case in point: Jon got upset the other day cause the trash can got to full, that is one of his pet peeves. He cannot stand for it to get over full so that you cannot close the bag up. Well, he said something in an ugly tone and I held up my sign. How can you be ugly to a pregnant girl? I deserve to be pampered and this is my sign to ensure that happens all the time. This is so classic me!! Alysha drew the crowns on there for me. She did good! There is actual purple ribbon glued around the edges, I went all out. This is a special sign, it is only good for nine months. I plan to use it wisely. I would like to thank my good friend Jeremiah for giving me this nickname that really fits me perfectly. I am the Pregnant Princess, that is for sure. Jon is sure lucky to be married to royalty. :)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

9 weeks along

I am now nine weeks pregnant. I am feeling rough all the time still. I have about 3-4 hours a day where i feel normal and the rest of my day is spent just making it through. I know I am not going to be physically sick, my stomach is settled, I just FEEL SO BAD, all over. I hate it. I hope this will pass and not last the whole pregnancy. I don't know if my family can take it. lol. I have not gained any weight so far and all my clothes still fit. I don't know how long that will last, I should get a little belly soon. I will be happy when I am not soooo tired. I am still working out at least once a day, usually twice. Walking on the treadmill makes me feel better for a short time. So, i get on the thing twice a day to make me feel better. I am such a good girl.

I got a nice compliment from my husband. He now appreciates me so much more. The house is not at its best, since I am to sick to clean it like I used to. He told me the other day that he did not realize just how much I did around here until I got sick and the house started looking like it does. So that is one good thing, my husband appreciates all the hard work I do to keep his castle looking good! Alysha has been stepping up to help me out, I could not do it without her. She is gonna be an excellent big sister.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The journey begins

I had my first OBGYN appointment today. This really made everything seem real. I really like my doctor I picked. There is a man and a woman and a midwife. The only part that is not ideal is that it is almost an hour away. This is the doctor's office alot of Jon's friends have used and they came highly recommended. I am glad I chose them. I met with the midwife today and she told me I am eight weeks and five days pregnant! Today was just a day to get my background and family history and to do lab work. No big deal. I did get some upsetting news. I have blood in my urine. Which could mean one of two things..... I have a UTI OR I have a kidney stone. That is very upsetting to me. The last thing I want is a stupid kidney stone while I am pregnant. They are soooo painful and there is not alot they can do for you while you are pregnant. She went ahead and gave me an antibiotic to treat a UTI. I hope that is all it is.

They set me up an appointment two weeks from now for my Ultrasound. Jon is off and we are exicted. She said it will not tell much, but they measure and can give a more accurate due date. She told me my due date is April 25th. Alysha is getting very excited. I told her when they start letting me hear the heartbeat she can come back there and listen. She is very excited about hearing the heartbeat for the first time. Jon and I are too. This is a really fun and exciting experience!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Eight weeks!

I am now eight weeks along! I only have seven more months to go. Does not sound like a lot now! I have had the best week yet. I am not constantly nauseous anymore, but I just feel bad all the time. I do pretty good most days though. One or two days this week I felt pretty normal for most of the day. Today was one of those days. I am so thankful for the good days. I have figured out that getting up early really helps me to feel better. For some reason, when I sleep until nine, I wake up SO sick. When I get up at seven everyday, I feel good for most of the day. Go figure. See Hila, it is like I have a real job now, I have to get out of bed. Aren't you proud?

I have not had any really cravings yet, not strange ones anyway. I just want carbs. I could eat a cheese pizza every other day. A baked potato is a good meal too. Breads are just so filling. If I eat something that really fills me up at dinner, I feel better for the rest of the night. So I like to eat more than I normally would, so I will be really full. Sigh. Whatever works! I took pics of me for my eight week mark. I don't like them, but I am too lazy to redo them. I never wear make up anymore, so this is how I look for now. Rough. Oh well. Least of my worries. I have been wanting sweets a lot too, although I don't know if it is really pregnancy related or just my sweet tooth. I do know that Oatmeal cream pies are manna from heaven and I could eat one every day. I don't, but I really could. LOL. Jon is good to me. I had been wanting and Oatmeal cream pie for a few days and he went out to a couple of gas stations until he found one that had them and bought me one! My knight in shining armour. He is good to me.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Before Pregnancy After Pregnancy


Before I got pregnant I was a very healthy eater. I had actually lost over twenty pounds by eating only things that were good for my body. I only ate whole grain, whole wheat bread, pasta and crackers. I made sure I ate two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables per day. I never ate sweets or sugary things. In fact, I had gotten so used to this eating style, if i ever did splurge on a sweet treat I would get a headache from the sugar b/c my body was not used to it. I loved finding new healthy foods to eat that would be nutritious and tasty. I did not like white breads anymore, I craved wheat breads and wheat pasta. I had developed a taste for these kinds of foods and I loved it. I had actually lost two pounds BELOW my goal!! I was so happy. My daughter started calling me a health nerd.


My daily food intakes consists of only one kind of food: Whatever will not make me HURL. Mostly crackers. I eat a lot of crackers. The first week of my sickness I ate pretzels, finished off a whole bag, then the thought of pretzels made me want to hurl, so that became a no-no food. The next week it was simply saltine crackers. After one week of those I never wanted to see them again. Now I have become a cracker connoisseur. There are many, many different kinds of snack crackers out there today. I currently have ten to twelve different varieties to choose from, so that I can eat the one that matches my criteria (doesn't make me want to hurl). Every day is different, I just never know what will be the flavor for the day. There is one kind that I can eat anytime, it was also the one things I used to eat the first time I was pregnant: Toastachee peanut butter and cheese crackers. The library staff would remember this well. That is all I ate the first pregnancy. There are more options for me now. I don't know if that is good or bad. I just know that after this is over, I never want to eat another cracker again for as long as I live.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

surgical adventure

My husband had sinus surgery today. This was his second surgery this year. I informed him he has hit his limit, I no longer want to see him laying on that hospital bed looking so pitiful. He is doing well now, all things considered. He looks rough with strings coming out of his nose and a swollen face. They left some packing in that they will remove on Friday, hence the strings coming out of his nose. LOL.

I had a very successful day. Today was my first day without ALL DAY sickness. That is right, I had a good day with minimal queasiness. :) I needed a day off, I was getting discouraged. I do not handle being sick very well. We had to be at the doctors office at 7:30 this morning and the doctor is an hour away. That means that I had to get up at fivish and leave at sixish. YIKES. I just knew I would be a sick lady all day, but it was just the opposite. The Lord really answered my prayers because I was able to take care of my hubby when he needed me the most. The minute Jon was taken back for surgery Alysha and I went to Chick Fil A. My most favorite meal from there is chicken mini's. They are little heavenly biscuits that just melt in my mouth. (sound familiar Hila?). It felt good to feel human today, I pray for many more like this!

Sunday, September 9, 2007


Ok It's Official - I'm miserable. Pretty much all the time. I hate feeling this bad all day long. It is terrible. I am trying to be positive and see the light at the end of the tunnel, but it just isn't there. I hope this only lasts a few more weeks, I am not sure how much I can take. I don't like being sick all the time. I have a few hours of good and the rest of the day is sick, sick, sick. Alysha is waiting on me hand and foot. She deserves an award. She is a good girl. I don't know what i would do without her!!

Friday, September 7, 2007

september 7

My first blog!!!! I decided it would be a cool idea to keep a blog of all the ins and outs of my pregnancy. I am only about six weeks along, but it has been an eventful time. Jon and I are excited about baby number two. Alysha is excited as well. I will be more excited when I stop having 'all-day sickness'. Whoever named it "morning sickness" was obviously male. Some days are worse than others, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. According to all the books, this horrible all day sickness will not last past the fourth month. We shall see....