Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Oh Eating....

...how I miss you.  My meal options are so limited these days.  Everything makes me feel sick.  Here is the list of things that I can eat most of the time:

Plain pasta
Doritos (um, like the best thing EVER right now.  I have not had doritos in my home, probably since my mom bought themback in high school for lunches)
And sometimes I can eat oatmeal, granola bars, bananas

Those are slim pickings.  And I actually think I'm losing weight, which is not good.  I WANT to eat, but when I bring food toward my mouth, I only feel a sensation that will bring said food right back up.  BOO.  Three more weeks, that's what I keep telling myself.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The results are in...

All my blood tests came back normal, which means I do not have syphilis, hepatitis b, hiv, my thyroid is functioning as it should, my cbc is good (not sure if that's the proper terminology), and a bunch of other things I couldn't decipher on my insurance form.  Now, provided the peanut acts as it should, I don't go back to the doctor until August 12th for my next checkup.  I think I get to hear the heartbeat!   

Chris and I started cleaning out what will be the baby's room.  It has accumulated all unwanted stuff, or things we didn't know where to put, left over wedding stuff, and several things we didn't know we had over the past two years.  We actually made some good headway yesterday (I was off work), more than I thought we would.  Now we just need to get the closet in the guest bedroom organized so we can move some stuff from the baby's room in there, and then organize or get rid of the other stuff.  At least we have some time to get some things done :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


All that talk about not having many symptoms -- well, those days are over.  So I'm totally being whiny, I know this, but I can't help it.  I HATE being nauseous.  And I know it could be so, so much worse.  I could be puking my guts out.  Luckily, it's not nearly that bad -- in fact, there's no puking at all.  But when it comes down to it, nausea is nausea, and it still sucks.  And I'm supposed to eat to keep off the nausea, but so many foods just sound gross to me.  But I'm 8 weeks today, which means hopefully only 4 more weeks.

I must say, Chris has been absolutely wonderful.  He gets me snacks, takes the dog out in the morning so I can sleep a little more (in addition to nausea, there's also that crushing fatigue), makes dinner, does the laundry, etc.  He even resists making comments when I get snippy because I'm so tired and feel like puking.

If only we could teach Daisy that walking over my stomach is not allowed.

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Leap Baby

The doctor's office called yesterday.  The doctor had a chance to look at my ultrasound and confirmed that I do, in fact, have a live baby in there :)  I am officially at 7 weeks and two days today :)  And my due date is set for February 29 -- that's right, it's a leap year.  Chris has forbidden me to have our child on that day.  He's not a fan of only having a birthday every 4 years.  I told him I'll do what I can, but I'm pretty sure I can't really control when the baby decides to come...

Thursday, July 14, 2011


We had our first ultrasound last night!  It was quite an adventure.  To start, at 3:30, I had to drink 32 oz. of water and finish it by 4.  Then I had to hold it until my appointment at 5!  In the car ride there, I was literally ready to cry.  I thought I was going to pee myself in the front seat of my car.  Luckily we made it to the office (I walked in hunched over with my pants unbuttoned -- I was quite a sight!) and they let me go, but just a little.  Apparently you need a full bladder for these types of things.  But the discomfort turned out to be worth it, because this is what we got to see:

It's our baby!!!  It's about 7 mm long and has a heart rate of 131 beats a minute.  It was so crazy to watch!  You could see its little heart just pumping away.  It's just amazing to think about how much it has grown in so short a time.  And to see the evidence that it really is there, since luckily, I haven't had many symptoms.  We're just so excited!!

And on another happy note, Chris' last day at JP Morgan is today.  He is beyond ecstatic.  He will be starting his new job at William Blair on August 1, so he has a nice two week paid vacation coming his way (at JPM, when you put in your two weeks notice, they usually just tell you to leave then, but they still pay you.  Just a testament to how much they liked Chris -- he put in his two weeks yesterday, but they asked him to stay the day, and then come in today to wrap things up.)  Hooray for good changes!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Doctor Visit #2

If I keep this up, I wonder what number of doctor visits I will get up to.  I'm sure a lot.  Anyway, Chris and I made our way to the doctor again on Tuesday (sorry, I'm a little behind).  It was basically an info session with the OB nurse.  We got a big folder full of info about the hospital where I'll deliver as well as a lot of dos and don'ts for me.  No more sushi or eggs over easy :(

I also have to go for a blood test that will test me for pretty much everything.  They take something like 6 vials of blood....not excited about that.  But SOO excited for next Wednesday and the ultrasound.  We should be able to see the heart beating!  The baby is about the length of a lentil this week :)  It's growing so fast!

And P.S., my progesterone level was just fine :)