Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday Weirdness!

  • This morning I was cracking up watching the 16 & Pregnant Life After Labor show. These girls!
  • I have been dreaming about Chinese food. This morning I woke up and prepared myself to make the trip to get some. I guess what I really wanted was just egg rolls with sweet and sour sauce.
  • I have been craving Cheddar's. Mom is taking me for lunch on Friday! SCORE!
  • I've recently become obsessed with the Casey Anthony trial. 
  • Sometimes when you think someone is your friend, they really aren't. They just want to stay in touch with what's going on in your life. More like a nosy person, not a friend. 
  • I can't sleep at night and it's killing me! I wake up at 4:30 every morning and stay up until 9 a.m. and then sleep till 11 or 1. This habit has to break.
  • I'm sleepy as I'm writing this.
  • I don't have any desire to be out in the heat. NONE!
  • My brother has been heavy on my mind lately. I find myself missing him more, if that's even possible. 
  • We switched to AT&T and R has been obsessed with watching TV. BIG MISTAKE!
  • I already know that I want a black crib and dresser but I think it's premature to purchase it yet.
  • I'm scared to share the news with the world because of the unknown.
  • My two boy dogs have been fighting a lot. I googled what to do to reduce this. They said to tell the dogs "This is MY house". 
  •  I walk around my house screaming, "THIS IS MY HOUSE!!!" 
  • The weird thing is, it's working!
  • Just in case you are unaware, I'm a baby guru. Always have been. I'm like the Baby Whisperer. No joke either! Ask around!
  • I love hot dogs!
  • Anything sweet comes right back up within the hour.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Baby E!

Well, Baby E is measuring at 7 weeks 3 days with a strong heartbeat of 158 bpm. As soon as I looked at the screen I started smiling. It's amazing seeing your baby for the first time!

I went to my appointment by myself this morning. R is trying to save up his vacation time to roll over into next year. Hopefully, if everything works out, he will be able to take up to 3 weeks off. How amazing will that be? 2 weeks for sure.

I'm measuring earlier than I thought because of when I ovulated. I knew this, so it wasn't much of a shock. Our new due date is February 10, 2012. Our little love bug! I go back to the doctor on July 25th for another ultrasound that will confirmed the due date.

Yesterday, was hell! I've been feeling nauseated a lot and have vommed only a couple of times. That ALL changed yesterday. I started to vom at 2 p.m. and didn't stop until 11 p.m. last night. My body was dehydrated, cramping and wore out. R was wonderful and rubbed my back, watched from the doorway, and made sure to have cold wash cloths on hand.

My doctor prescribed my Zofran and also mentioned that the fresh lime or lemon slushies from Sonic supposedly help with nausea. I'll be trying that. I also got a Avent bottle, nursing pads, diapers and TONS of reading material. I'll be sure to make those accessible for my husband! :) I also am in ketosis which he said is because I'm not getting enough calorie intake. It's a little hard to eat when you know that it will be coming right back up. Trust me though, I am eating when I feel hungry and it's not always bad, junk food. I'm making conscience decisions.

I met my Mom, sister and niece and nephew for lunch afterwards. Food sounded better than it tasted. I'm ready for food to taste good again. We drove around and called my Gramma and Grampa from the car. My Grampa didn't really say much but my Gramma started crying and then my mom did too. I sent a text to my cousins who were very excited and got teary eyed. Everyone knows how much I have always wanted to be a mommy. My dream is coming true and I'm blessed to share this experience with everyone who wants to join the ride! I then sent a text out to my good friends to share the news! I know texting is impersonal but I'm really not a person who likes to have attention completely on myself.

R should be telling his dad and sister tonight or within the week.

Such an exciting time for us! I can't wait for R to come home so I can show him the pictures!

As for you, readers, I'm proud to share with you the debut of Baby E!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

R's Obsession with Baby Bjorn's

Today was a good day. I was able to brush my teeth without a pep rally convincing my body to calm down, everything will be alright. I've been vomming when I brush my teeth. No bueno!

There's no denying that we love our dogs a little too much. R likes to joke that if he could he would get a Baby Bjorn and carry our youngest, Buddy, around in it all the time. Today, he was holding Buddy and said "I need a Baby Bjorn", then dropped Buddy on the bed and gasped. "I'm totally buying a Baby Bjorn in a couple of weeks". He's so funny!

I still have this horrible rash on my stomach and inner thighs. I think I am allergic to something in my prenatal vitamins. I have VERY sensitive skin and I typically get allergic reactions to ANY medicine that has red dye in it. I thought I was okay because I've taken those before I was pregnant but I guess something else is going on and maybe baby doesn't like it. Who knows! I'm substituting prenatals for a multivitamin that has the same amounts of what I need.

I took a pregnancy test today. I don't know why, I had an extra and just did it. The line came up before the control or result line. It's dark, dark purple.

I'm so happy! :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Random Happenings of the Past Few Days

Monday's post was correct, I did not hold in my dinner. I had a horrible headache and I'm watching what I am taking, like I said. I took 2 Tylenol's and went to bed. It took me forever to fall asleep and then I was awaken at 3:30 to potty and I was burning hot. I could feel the heat radiating from my hands and feet. I knew this was not good. I ran to the bathroom and vommed my dinner. And all the while, my nose starts bleeding. That was something I forgot to add in my previous post. My nose has been bleeding like crazy.

I've developed this rash on my stomach and upper, inner thighs. It's raised run bumps that itch like crazy! I've tried Cortisone, moisturizing lotions, etc. Nothing is working. Today I called my OB/GYN's office to ask if this was normal and she responded, "No, it's not a side effect of pregnancy". I've researched rashes and pregnancy together and have gotten a few so I'll be extremely irritated if I go on the 27th and my doctor says something else. I've had problems with his office staff before. They always seem so damn busy like they are saving lives. I'm not trying to knock anyone's career but come on, you are customer service and quite frankly, your customer service sucks! If I didn't love my doctor, I would've switched a while ago.

I feel a little defeated that I know two friends who have gotten job interviews for the upcoming school year. Maybe this is God's work and I should let go and let God.

Last night for dinner I ate an orange bell pepper with ranch dip. It was delicious! I should tell you, I'm not fan of bell peppers. I ate the entire thing too. I know in some mysterious way that it's my body's way of telling me I need something. I think it's funny and I'm listening very closely to what it is saying. A lot more vegetables have been stocked in our fridge. I bought bananas and tried to eat one, have I told you this? Anyways, it was no bueno!

18 more days till my first appointment.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Grocery Store is the Enemy!

Saturday we HAD to go grocery shopping. We were in desperate need of food. R and I love grocery stores. We like to walk around and see the variety that each store houses. When we were young and crazy with our money, we would walk around Wal-Mart for hours!

Anyways, back to the story, as we entered Wal-Mart I didn't think anything, and then...PRODUCE. Oh. My. Gosh. The smell hit my nose and I was instantly ready to run out. I thought possibly it was just the produce that smelled bad. Which isn't unusual for Wal-Mart, their produce sucks and we go elsewhere. I told myself to hold it together and I'd get through it. Then, came the meats. By this time I was gripping the shopping cart so tight, my knuckles were turning white.

I made it pretty far before I told R to hurry up because I felt like I was going to pass out from the smells or throw up all over aisle 8.

Who knows if I'll return with R. Which I do have to say that my husband is completely competent to go grocery by himself. He's better than me!

As I'm writing this entry, I'm dealing with a horrible headache. If you really know me, you know that when I have a headache it's pretty bad. I'm burning hot right now and the possibility of my dinner coming back up is pretty high.

I'm trying my best to deal with it. If I was not currently living my dream of being pregnant, I would have taken some PM's and headed to bed at 6:30 p.m. But things are different now; the way I've dreamed about them to be my whole life and I wouldn't trade this headache for the world.

Keeping growing Baby E, Mommy and Daddy love you so much already.

Did I tell you? The baby is the size of an apple seed this week!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Holy Bloatedness!

Oh my goodness! I've been bloated for a couple of days now and I swear I could float if you put me in water!

Unfortunately, my face has broken out. :(. In unusual places.

As far as food goes, I'm really not enjoying anything and it's almost as if food has lost it's flavor.

I have also been sleeping like a rock. When my head hits the pillow, I'm out!

Some great things are taking place inside my body this week. Our baby is the size of an apple seed. Last week it was a poppy seed, so definitely growing.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Telling the Daddy-To-Be

Yesterday I was on cloud 9! I could not have been happier! I had a horrible migraine that I attested to the hormone changes going on in my body. I promise I will NOT be one of those pregnant ladies who mopes and complains. I've waited my entire life to be where I am and I'm so extremely happy!

Anyways, last night my mom and I went to eat with another mom and her daughter. Both of our mom's worked together when we were little and we grew a friendship early on. It just so happens that we graduated in May. Her with a Masters and me with a Bachelors, so it was sort of our graduation dinner.

I packed the Clear Blue "pregnant" pregnancy test in my purse, in fear that R would somehow stumble across it. Which would've never happened. R doesn't like going through women's "things"; especially purses! But anyways, I carried it with me and kept checking to make sure it still said pregnant. I wanted to make sure so that when I got home I could tell him. There's absolutely no way I could've waited! R is my best friend, I literally tell him EVERYTHING!

So throughout the dinner, enjoyable as it was, I was dying to get home! When I'm able to let people know of my pregnancy I will let Sharla and Nikki know that if my attitude was anything other than polite, it was because I had this secret burning through me! I'm pretty sure they would understand.

When I got home it was pretty late for us. 10:20 p.m. on a work night. We like to go to bed early. I love to sleep and managed to marry someone who sets his own personal bed time, 9 p.m. at the latest. We've been staying up late at night and I thought he would be up. I was wrong. I walked into the room to find him sleeping. I should say I walked and sang a little diddy that I made up when approaching the bed. I thought he was pretending to be sleeping so I shook him. He wasn't very happy. I told him that I got him a very special present and to hold out his hands and close his eyes. Just a little game we always play. So he did and said, "I can't read in the dark". I turned on the light and he "pregnant, congratulations", and went right back to sleep.

I was bummed and jumped into my lovely bathtub. Before I went to bed I was thinking: before today, it was just a marriage. Yes, we are committed to one another and our marriage, but at any time one of us could easily walk away and there's nothing holding us back. Not that either wanted to or it's ever crossed our minds, but in a split second, everything has changed. We're a family. I have a teeny, tiny baby growing inside of me that is half R and half me. Needless to say, I fell asleep praising God and feeling more loved than I have ever felt in my 26 years of life.

I thought maybe I should've just waited till the morning when he was alert but I couldn't hold it in anymore! This morning he was how I expected him to react last night. R is a major morning person! Sometimes too much for me! He was so loving and rubbing my belly and saying sweet words. I showed him all the tests that I've taken within the past few days. He was a little grumpy when he knew I was doing this without his knowledge. He has always remained adamant that he wanted to know first, before anyone else. I told him, "Now don't go telling people.". And he claims I have a big mouth!

I have a wonderful husband. He is scared, anxious, overjoyed and excited. He told me, "this is a major accomplishment and I'm proud of you". My husband never fails to let me know how proud he is of me in everything in life. He is wonderful!

All of our work seems to be paying off. We've conceived a baby and can't wait till the 27th to make sure everything is going just right.

"We loved with a love that was more than love."
- Edgar Allan Poe

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


As far as home pregnancy tests goes, I'M PREGNANT!

My first prenatal appointment is set for June 27th at 11 a.m. I think I will be around 8 weeks pregnant!

God is so good! Praying for a sticky baby!

Grow baby, grow!

June 1st Tests

Since I got a faint positive yesterday in the afternoon, I decided to test with my FMU (first morning urine).

Take a look:

I'm doing this all very sneaky while R is sleeping. I want to surprise him when I announce it. I'm thinking tomorrow I will go buy a onesie that says "I Love Daddy" or a "Knocked-Up" shirt. I want to catch him off guard. I was thinking of waiting until Father's Day on the 19th to make it a big deal but that is SO far away! We will see.

That is the top to my new vanity, isn't it nice?

Other pictures of the bathroom:

I love the style of this mirror. I know it is too small for a bathroom and I have my very talented friend, A, searching for a bigger one for me. The color on the wall is Behr Gobi Desert. In this picture it looks more mustard-y than it really is.

Shower curtain is from Target and called "Mums".

I got these wrought iron wall hangings from Hobby Lobby. They reminded me of the flowers on the shower curtain.

Another wrought iron piece from Hobby Lobby. I love wrought iron!