Sandy's Surprise -- Busy Day Ahead!

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Ah, it's a beautiful Saturday morning! The high is supposed to be in the 70's today. I love this, now I can actually get out of the house and not have to bundle up.

Actually, that's one thing that worries me. When the baby is born, we'll just be getting into the really, really cold winter months. I'm afraid I'll go stir crazy at home with an infant all the time.

And there are no real indoor places (like a mall) around here either. There is WalMart, but how many times can you walk around there before people start looking at you funny?

I'm not one for cold weather either, so I know I'm not going to want to go out on walks. I guess we'll figure something out. I can't wait till Tim gets out of the Air Force and we can move closer to home! Warm weather, beaches and THUNDERSTORMS!

So far the morning sickness is at bay today. I've also been taking my prescription Zantac for my heartburn and that's working really well. I have to take two Zantac till the end of the pregnancy because of this really bad case of GERD that I have now.

I hate pills, so it kinda sucks, but I'd rather be healthy. The doctor said it's just going to get worse if I don't get it under control now. I have a really annoying cough, and apparently that's because of the acid bothering my trachea! I had no idea my heartburn had gotten that bad.

I had a lot more to say, but I just got really, really tired all the sudden. I'll come back later to write more!


I think my body's getting me ready for a newborn's crazy sleep schedule. I went to bed at midnight and woke up every hour on the hour, and was finally up for the day at 6 a.m.! Now, mind you, this is very unusual behavior for me. I would sleep all day if life didn't get in the way!

You know what bothers me? That some people pretend to be happy for me that I'm pregnant, but they really are not. I know it's hard for people who really, really want to be in this place but are not. But still. Is a little bit of support a lot to ask?

I have this friend who I've known for a long time. She's 10 years older than me, and has wanted kids for a while. Well, she then got divorced from her ex and started dating a much younger guy (he's 21).

She'll occasionally admit to me how much she wants kids, and how this younger guy and she talk about having kids some day. And I'm always sympathetic and understanding and don't say anything about our situation at these times.

But then there's other times when she acts like Hyde. Like, she'll laugh and talk about the stretchmarks I'm going to get, or that she's not really sure she wants to go through pregnancy after all because I'm so miserable with morning sickness, or she'll say, "Wait till you have to wear maternity underwear that goes all the way up your belly!" (Okay, has she not seen the underwear at the Gap? LOL) These comments are really not supportive, and I would never say them to her.

So, I've decided that it's time to distance myself from her. She's obviously a little bitter and jealous, and I don't need to have that kind of person in my life right now. Pregnancy is hard enough as it is without people being unsupportive about it!

I must say though, that everyone else has been wonderful -- even my other friends who haven't been pregnant yet! They're all super excited for us especially since they know we've been trying for two years!

Sometimes I still can't believe this has happened for us. Life is so wonderful!

Tim and I have a big, busy day ahead of us tomorrow! We are going up to the nearest big city, and there we're going to:

  1. Our favorite Indian restaurant ( Drooling )
  2. Watch a movie
  3. Get a few maternity clothes for me
  4. Go to Home Depot to get some home improvement stuff
  5. Get some cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory ( Drooling, Drooling )

I just hope I can last through the day! It seems like any outing leaves me absolutely exhausted and yearning for my couch and blanket.

I am excited to get out and do something though. I've been stuck at home for way too long! We go out and about here in our town, but there's really not much to do so it gets a little redundant and boring.

Our new kitty Lacy is really adjusting well! Tomorrow we take her to get her staples out (another thing to add to my list!), and then we're going to put Soft Paws on her and our other kitty. That way they can acclimatize to each other without ripping each others' throats out. We'll see how that goes!

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