Friday, September 21, 2007

News flash!

I went to the Dr. again today, but I actually got to meet my doctor, how exciting! She is very nice, and caring, I really like here. First thing I heard when I walked in the door.... "Your new due date is April 22!" Surprise Surprise, my ultrasound determined that the age of my baby wasn't as old as they had originally calculated with my last period. I had a feeling that would be the case, because my period was irregular. I am excited either way. The only thing I was really looking forward to was being close to through with the first trimester, you know so the throwing up might stop soon, but I am a little further away that I thought (Lord help me). However, I have lost between 4-6 pounds, so I am glad I am not as far along as they thought I was.

Believe me I am really trying to put on weight, we are going to Red Robin tonight, here we come steak fries! OH and I splurged last night and had the noodles in company Wisconsin mac and cheese (delightful). You know how many calories that thing has??? Over 1000, I know that is horrible and I don't want to make a habit of that dish, but it was full of calcium, yumminess, and calories. Oh and I ate a chick fil-a today and only ordered chicken nuggets and a drink, but the lady just threw in some fries for free (she probably looked at me thinking "She needs theses.")

In Summary, I am actually only 9 weeks and 5 days, it is amazing that I had a positive pregnancy test when I was only 4 weeks along (It was from the dollar store of course, don't ever spend the big bucks on those things). So YEAH to April 22nd!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

our little peanut

We had our first Ultrasound on Monday! Let me just tell you though, they make you drink 24oz of water 1 hour prior to your appointment and you can't pee!! Ok, it is one thing to ask a normal person to do that, but then to ask a pregnant woman is totally different. For one thing I don't think I have had 24oz of anything in my stomach for the past 2 weeks, I am lucky to hold down 6oz of water. Then on top of that you have to pee way more when your pregnant, so here I am holding 24 oz of water in my exploding bladder waiting to be called back to my appointment. I finally have some relief when I hear my name, but then for the next 20 minutes all they did was press hard on my bladder! Of course I had to have the student in the room, learning and taking longer for everything as I am about to pee my pants. She has to measure my uterus with the ultrasound, look at my ovaries, and something else that took forever.

Finally the man in charge came over and said, "let's look at the baby now." Few... I think I was starting to leak at this point. Then we saw it, our cute little peanut sized baby with a really fast heartbeat. The heartbeat is actually very normal and healthy at 176bpm. They would not tell use the exact age of the baby though, and said that only our doctor could disclose that information (I see her on Friday). The baby is hard to identify in the ultrasound, Brett kind of looked at it strangely and cocked his head to the side, the asked if there was two. Nope, only one, thank goodness.

It was so great to actually see the baby though! It makes it more real since I don't really notice changes in my body. I can't believe that there is a baby growing in me! I already love it so much. I can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl (week 18 -20).

It's the small peanut shape on the bottom

Friday, September 14, 2007

The tragedy it is...

As many of you who read this blog know, my good friend SC and I have had a long standing connection with our blood type (O positive). Everything that we had in common, everything that connected us had to do with our blood type. I know it sounds silly, but it was more than that. It was the fact that we both had curly hair that we hated, it was the fact that our pasts had so many things in common, it was even the fact that we both hated shopping in nick nack shops, it was what we called our room in the tranquility apartment and it was the explanation for all of the crazy things that happened in our room (i.e. stereo turning on by itself). O-Positive was our bond.

Now we are both pregnant, so much fun, and actually only 6 days apart in our pregnancy. Yeah, another O-positive connection, to be good friends and so close in pregnancy is pretty rare. However, many blood test are done during pregnancy and blood typing is one of those tests. You can see where this is going....... we are not both O-positive..... After SC had spent a horrible night in the E.R (never good for a pregnant woman whose husband passes out twice), she was told by a nurse that she was O-negative! I find it funny that SC had such a horrible night but she really didn't break down until she was told she was O-negative and then explained to the nurse the whole story (I am sure the nurse thought she was crazy). What a tragic night. The funny thing is the SC's birth records say she is O-positive.

I told SC the news today, that my blood type came back as O-positive, we are no longer connected by our blood types :O(

Everyone has that connection with a close friend, that inside thing, O-positive was ours and now it is gone. It is semi-funny because it was such and inside kinda of joke, but it is sad, we can't relate everything back to that anymore.

(i know we are backwards)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Here we go

So, it has started for me. That horrible dreaded thing in pregnancy. I thought I just might avoid it, I mean I had gone 9 weeks without a single problem. But then it started... it actually just started this weekend with that "I just don't feel quite right" feeling. I thought eating would help, no I couldn't really do that. Well, what about talking a walk on a nice day, that should help, not really. Maybe just keeping busy would help, nope.

I realized things weren't getting any better on Sunday, when I couldn't get out of the car to get some juice (the only thing that sounded good), and then I took a 2 hour nap after church. Feeling slightly better around dinner time I made some wheat three cheese ravoli and a spinach salad. Spinach is one of the best things to eat during pregnancy it is filled with all kinds of nutrients. As I was making the salad, I realized that the smell of the spinach was slightly nasty to my nostrils, but I just figured I was being sensitive. So as I forced each bite of the salad down, I told myself how great it was for me and little baby, not to mention it was drenched in dressing to cover up the flavor. I forced myself to take one more big bite, BIG MISTAKE! I suddenly gagged and ran to the bathroom, then the whole salad came out (it look way worse in the toilet). Brett was great, he held my hair back, flushed the toilet, and got me some water. I told him "remove that salad from my sight now!" Needless to say that was my first case of morning or should I say dinner sickness. No spinach for me for a while. Side note: if something smells bad during pregnancy, DON'T EAT IT!"

The story continues to Monday morning at work, as I am telling a co-worker about my horrible spinach experience, I am getting grossed out just remembering the spinach. The next thing I know, I am hugging the work toilet while throwing up Cheerios and thinking about my spinach salad, not fun. There was relief after that, and then the feeling of starvation. Maybe this is just a fluke I tell myself, or not, because I threw up again this morning at work. It was horrible and painful next to that cold toilet, not to mention I spent to morning at home dry heaving nothing but air out. I think dry heaving is the worst thing ever created, why can't something just come out, it would feel so much better!

The barfing does seem only to come in the morning, which is good, because I don't have it all day. However, there are only like 3 foods that sounds good to eat: bread, potatoes and water. It is hard to get quality nutrients from those foods and they do get tiresome. Usually after throwing up I feel nothing but hunger, but want nothing to eat, it is a horrible battle. I was able to drink a Jamba Juice strawberries wild smoothie with a calcium boost this evening. Jamba Juice might be my saving grace. I hope this doesn't last long.

SC we can cry together and eat jolly ranchers.