Hey ladies! Thought I'd start a general chat thread for this month so we can keep up to date on each other!
So, this is what I did yesterday:
We had a beautiful day weather wise, I couldn't have asked for better! Everything turned out great, a few hiccups here and there (including having to take a 15 minute break with my dress TOTALLY undone because I couldn't breathe), but overall, we're so happy with how everything turned out. Can't wait to get the professional pictures back!
This week, I go for another round of bloodwork on Tuesday, looking forward to seeing some really high numbers, and then we leave for our honeymoon on Wednesday morning. Should be a good week! If the numbers look good, I think the Dr. will send me for an ultrasound next week, so I'm going to see if I can get next Monday off and go the the u/s then.
How are you all feeling?
I've been getting the WORST gas pains. Other than that, and being more tired than I've ever been in my life, I'm doing pretty well. Still pretty nervous about whether I'll be getting good or bad news about the pregnancy this week. The spotting has completely stopped now, which definitely makes me feel much better. I just want to see a heartbeat!
Jessica! Congratulations!!! You look gorgeous! Where are you going on your honeymoon?
What a beautiful beautiful pic!!! You look amazing!! So glad to hear the spotting stopped! Hope all goes well with you appt. and with your honeymoon!!! Congrats!
Congratulations, you looked beautiful!
It's my birthday today!!
Unfortunately, I am stuck in work and have been stressed out trying to get my car back. It broke down on Thursday and the garage it's at is being useless. Grrrrrrrrrrr!
I have friends coming around tonight which should be nice
Jessica, you look amazing! Sorry about your dress though - this time around (I've been married twice), we got married in jeans a t-shirt. I wore one that said bride, DH refused to wear a "husband" one LOL! I hope you have a great time on your honeymoon and I hope you get back excellent news!
Jessica, you looked gorgeous! Congratulations, you guys look soooo happy. So glad to hear that your spotting has completely stopped, that has got to be a huge relief. Where is your honeymoon?
Kristi - Happy Birthday!!!! Also, what's the deal lady? Are you preggers or what?
AFM - Oh my gosh, do your partners/husbands ever do something that just completely melts your heart? DH's grandma has been moved to hospice care and she's not doing well. I guess she was complaining that she's always cold, so my big, strong, tattooed DH is currently sitting at the kitchen table working diligently to make his grandma a hand tied fleece knot blanket.
I love that guy.
Thanks everyone! We're going to Montreal, Quebec for our honeymoon, just a couple of days. We were going to go to Quebec City, which is supposedly a beautiful, old city, but since the beginning of July, they've had an outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease :o which apparently is being passed around the city through air conditioning units. Scary stuff! I think that so far, 11 people have died, maybe more. We were planning on doing one night in Montreal, but have just decided to spend the whole trip there instead.
Kristi - Hopefully your car is back up and running soon, what a pain!
Alissa - Your hubby sounds sweet! DH would do something like that too, he's big and tough on the outside, but would do anything to help anyone. His grandma will love that!
I am SO tired.. I think now that the wedding is over, I will start to experience, or at least notice that I'm experiencing symptoms. Before, I couldn't let anything slow me down, I had too much left to do getting ready, and getting the house ready prior to the wedding. DH and I have vowed to pack up the tools and painting gear and not touch it for at least a month. We need a BREAK! I'll have to put together a video tour of all of the changes we've made.
Jessica sorry your honeymoon plnas changed, but that legionaires disease does sound scary. A hotel in dallas was shut down bc of it this year.
AFM-we spent labor day weekend in Chicago visiting old friends. It was fun, but are worn out. We walked something like 30 miles. DH was so worrried about me the whole time...rightfully so, I felt like crap most of the time. My friends are training for some mountian hiking. So they are in excellent shape. My friend also kept telling me "it is good for the baby." Lol. Maybe its good for the baby, but not for me. At least I only puked once.
Next weekend we are in vegas for my bros wedding. I'm just tired thinking about it.
Ever since I found out I was pregnant, I've been moving in slow motion. I do everything at work extra slow ( I haven't started shuffling my feet yet..lol), I'm lazy when I get home and on my days off? I don't hardly get up off the couch. I honestly don't know if I'm really *that* tired or if I'm using it as an excuse to lay around.
Speaking of excuses, if I puke during the day - I don't cook dinner. I JUST realized that today. I threw up and texted DH that I'm throwing up and I'm not making dinner. Of course, it was one of the worst ones - just throwing up so much I can't catch a breath and then my back aches from tensing so much. But generally that's how it goes - if I puke, he eats pizza. LOL.
I'm off tomorrow. I was going to watch my friends kids while she gets her HCG level checked (she miscarried, she was due the same day as me ) but she's getting a neighbor to do it..which is fine, that's a LONG drive for her to get her blood taken. I thought we might talk or hang out but apparently she's busy, so... looks like another day of couch-hogging for me tomorrow!
UGH, I start work today! NO students just meetings and bull till 3:30! Students come in tomorrow, I'm so not prepared this year!! I barely ever cook. I'm the world's worst cook!! Truly am....!!
Mari - Sorry you are feeling unprepared. What do you teach?
Jessica - With how sick you've been this pregnancy, I think you're a saint for even thinking about cooking! Can your DH help out with the cooking at all, at least for a couple more weeks until you are (hopefully) feeling better?
Elizabeth - Haha, I think I might deck someone if they made me walk 30 miles and kept saying "It's good for the baby." LOL Hope you are feeling better and more rested today.
AFM - I look the day off today because today is T's first day of Pre-K. Normally my MIL will take him and pick him up and he will stay at her house after school until DH and I get off work, but I wanted to be there to take him and pick him up today. I have to leave in about 10 minutes to go get him; I can't wait to hear how his day went. I also had a drs appointment with a u/s today that went really well. Posted about it in a separate thread. Making Saucy Salsa Chicken for dinner tonight. I am serving it as soft tacos, with lettuce, tomato, and avocado. Thanks to Jina on the PGAL board for originally posting the recipe. What is everyone else doing?
I teach 1st. I'm technically prepared, just not mentally! LOL!
Today makes day #4 of feeling like complete crap. I had thought last week that my m/s was going away. I mean, I'd wake up...get to work, and do fine for three or four hours before it started to get to me. That was a complete fake out. Sunday I threw up ALL DAY LONG and into the night. Monday I had a half day at work, made it through it..came home, ate and threw up the rest of the night. Tuesday, made it through work (I dunno how I'm doing that) and came home and threw up the entire night. Today, I'm off, been throwing up the entire day.
I can't refill my Zofran for 11 more days and I'm exhausted. I'm working at another store and I really don't want to call in (I've only ever called in ONCE and I've been there for over 12 years), but man I feel like poo. I think I'm running a serious risk of being dehydrated because every time I drink something - it comes back up. I just sent my bro to the store for some Gatorade, I hope it stays down. I'd hate to end up in the hospital.
We had a pretty eventful weekend - I had a u/s on Friday, everything was great and we heard the heartbeat. Stupid DH and I decided to celebrate by DTD. I had spotting early Saturday morning and totally freaked out. My dr. is awesome, called me Saturday to reassure me and saw me first thing yesterday morning - she did another ultrasound herself, baby is still safe and growing. I'm happy for the reassurance and cute gummy bear u/s pictures, but I basically spent my holiday weekend on the couch FREAKING OUT.
I go back on the 17th for another u/s. I am so lucky to have a doc that takes early pregnancy seriously. Is the first tri over yet? I'm ready for a baby that kicks and a heartbeat I can hear on a doppler.
Holly - Sorry you had spotting and a rough weekend because of it. It's always scary seeing any hint of blood during pregnancy. I'm so glad to hear that you have a doctor that takes your concerns seriously and saw you again to make sure everything is fine.
Mari - Haha, I feel you about not being mentally prepared. I have been doing my job for six years and I'm good at it, but lately my head is just not in the game. I would rather spend my time googling every website to find out exactly what my baby is doing/looks like/how big, et cetera.
Jessica - Sorry that you are still feeling so poorly! I hope that you feel more relief as you start moving out of the first trimester. You're almost there!!! That sucks that you can't get any more Zofran for 11 days. I hope the Gatorade stays down.
Jessica-You need a serious break from M/S. That's just awful. I feel sick about every other day. So at least I catch a break.
Holly-Yay for a good appointment, I'm sorry that you started spotting. My poor DH...we've only DTD once since my bfp.
Alissa-How fun that your DS started preschool, did he love it?
Marisol-Are you settling into your class now? 1st grade sounds fun!
AFM-I haven't been around here much. A lot of doubt and negativity has crept into my brain. I just need confirmation that I'm pregnant and then I will be ok. Alissa thanks for posting that preg test thing about the hook effect and lighter lines. It's happening to me and it did freak me out, but I remembered your post, so I'm telling myself that my hcg is sky high and the test can no longer pick it up.
Other than pregnancy thoughts, I'm just working a lot, and I'm so tired...so I'm not getting things done as productively. I'm recovering from my Chicago trip from last weekend and I am going to Vegas this weekend for my brother's wedding. September is so busy. Can't wait for October and the 2nd trimester.
Well, half the weekend is gone. I've done four loads of laundry and...that's it. I made fries for dinner. Fries! LMAO. I was gonna make hot dogs and fries and DH said he wasn't hungry, and I wanted some fries with mustard (?) on them. I've been throwing up all day, but I haven't *felt* as bad. I get so discouraged when I throw up, it just makes me feel awful. Then I feel sorry for myself. Then I cry. Then I ask DH if he still loves me.
Yes, my emotions are whacked out.
Tomorrow, I plan on doing even less than today...haha. I do need to go to the store tomorrow. I used to love going grocery shopping, now it's just something I want to get done with.
I can't wait 'til the 2nd tri-mester. I want to feel the baby and I want no morning sickness! I can deal with tired and hungry.