ok so I also wanted to post a few pictures of something my friend Ashli got for me.
Its a beautiful necklace that has Kylie Angela Eads engraved in it and an Amythest (sp) stone in the middle to represent her Feb due date. I think its just beautiful and I will DEFINITELY wear it on the day I give birth, so that Kylie will be with us somehow in the room and can meet her new sibling.
Thank you Ashli!
Ok so since I've been worried sick for the last few days, I've been nervous to talk about "other" pregnancy stuff but there is some to discuss.
#1-yes, I'm sick. I have all day morning sickness yet again with this pregnancy. (not complaining, just mentioning it). Its definitely not that fun and I certainly am not the easiest pregnant person to be around. I haven't started barfing yet, so far its just been the nauseas feeling. The intensity doesn't seem to be quite as strong with this one but I am CERTAINLY thankful that I have the zofran to help get me though the real rough patches. It doesnt rid it completely but I think it takes the "edge" off. Some evening's starting around 7ish, seem to get better for me. Afternoons seem to be the worst but they may also be because fatigue sets in. OK so enough about that for now.
#2-still not sleeping like a regular person. Its a very light sleep, I wake up often throughout the night. I usually pee once a night and in the mornings, once it hits like 4:00 or so, Its rare that I'm able to fall back to sleep at all. Weird how it just like happens.
#3-cravings-I think I might start keeping track of these daily. I didn't remember having many cravings with Kylie BUT thinking back to it Chocolate milk, cereal and Tokyo Joes were almost always on my "I want to eat you" list.
With this pregnancy what I'mv craving seems to change DAILY. Seriously.
But for now its definitely SLURPEE'S and Sour Cream.
The saltines I've been trying to force down are making me want to yak though White Cheddar rice cakes seem to help a bit and I don't have to choke them down.
Oh also buffalo chicken anything sounds delicious and I'm craving a dry turkey sandwich like no other (though I'll resist the deli meats for sure)
So like I said, I think I may do daily craving reports and call them DCR's.
#4-my boobs and nipples are huge. YAY! no but seriously they do fill out my bra's awesomely and my nips are all "bumpy" I think they have a name for it but I can't remember and they like petrude out farther than they did before. LOL...I know this is AWESOME information to know but whatever...its my journal.
ok and on the note of "announcing" Boo to the world. I'm still on the fence, I wanted to do it at my birthday party but now I'm thinking its just too early to tell EVERYONE. I'll be out of the first tri on the 15th so I'm thinking about announcing it to family at Easter which is just the weekend before, then putting it on myspace and facebook for all of our distant firends and fam to see and announcing it to work sometime after that, possibly not until 14-16 weeks just because I'm nervous about telling all of them too soon. It was definitely the most difficult thing, coming back to work and not that I want to think anything will go wrong just IF it did and I had to retell everyone....I just couldn't do it. I think I'll hold off as long as possible on that one.
Oh side note on that: Everything may change depending on how I feel after we see Boo again on March 30th. I may need to shout a little after we see it and just let a few other people in on the secret....but I'm going to play it by ear.
and I think I'm done. Whew....that was fun talking about all that stuff!
Jen~~~ Just HAVE to reiterate how far beyond THRILLED I am for you and yesterday's appointment! You know I'll keep praying for you!!
Jen, I am so haapy for you and praying for you every day . Im sure everything will be good.
DS-Daniel 02-14-09 My Valentine
Reading your progress I am so excited for you and your DH.
The necklace your friend gave you is beautiful, a great memoir to Kylie.
I am just in awe reading your journal, you are a very strong woman.
* Amanda *
Jen, your necklace is just beautiful! It was so thoughtful of your friend!!!
Jana & Tom
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Just reading all of your updates and I wanted to say I'm soo happy for you! I was praying for you a lot in February and I'm so glad you got your BFP and that little Boo and his one cm self are doing great!
You should come over to the Planning a Family Graduates board once in a while, a lot of the old TOC'ers have moved there and I'm sure they would love an update from you!
Maggie, mama to Juliana Elise (03/07), Wesley Dominick (06/10) and expecting Surprise Bean #3 (11/12)
Oh I love coming on to so many new posts! Thanks girls!
Lets see still a cruddy sick feeling, whatever.
my DCR (daily craving report) Salad, I'd actually love a buffalo chicken one but I think I'm settling for Texas roadhouse for dinner, steak, veggies and yummy salad with ranch! Mmmm
oh and banana's maybe. I'm about to eat one because it sounds good but you can never be sure if it will settle my craving till after I'm done eating it.
Oh also I looked around on craigslist and found a woman in my city selling her heartrate doppler for $95!!! YAY, so I called her up and am meeting her tonight at 5:00 to buy it. Its just like the one we rented for Kylie, gives you the digital display of the heartbeat count and can be heard as early as 10 weeks. Even when I talked to her on the phone she said her's worked between 8-9 so that's AWESOME! If I could begin hearing the heartbeating even before our next appt, do you KNOW how comforting that would be?
Oh and I'm totally making EVERYONE listen to my belly this time, last time I kept mentioning it but never followed through, this time I'm going to make random strangers listen to my precious little ones heartbeat! :LOL:
umm 18 days to go till the next appt.
Oh and I think I have a gender prediction but I'm saving it till we hear and get a count on the heartbeat and until I start showing just a smidge more to see if I still feel the same in a few weeks!
this whole non sleep thing..hard to take.
I fell asleep last night around 7:00, I even had my makeup on and everything woke up at like 9:30, fell back to sleep till 11, felt sick thought about getting up to eat something but nothing sounded good, fell back to sleep till about 1 and was "up off and on probably about every 20-30 minutes until my alarm went off at 5:35. Weird huh?
I'm thinking I'll try unisom again, I just hate pumping myself full of all these meds. I already take 5 pills daily and this would just be like for my "comfort" so I feel weird about it.
Today the sickness has gone from just feeling nauseas to actually throwing up.
I'm not going to lie, I'm still a bit relieved. Usually when I start throwing up, it helps me to feel better for like 30-45 minutes or so. I don't feel all that much better this time but then again I was at work and it caught me off guard and (and this is sick) but I don't think I got it all out. so I'm not feeling totally better.
Seems like today in general hasn't been too bad of a sick day, I think that's why it caught me off guard. I did have to take a zofran before I left for work but nothing since then.
anyways. I guess I just wanted to note that it took all of 1 week and 4 days to go from "feeling" sick to "being" sick.
I think I want to check this journal against Kylies, I know I started feeling sick about 4 days later with Kylie than with this one and I for some reason don't think I started throwing up with her till like the 9 or so week mark.
MENTAL NOTE: go check your old journal.
At least if it keeps this up I'll stop gaining so much weight. HA... THAT WAS A JOKE PEOPLE. Just kidding....though I do much prefer to throw up and feel better than to just feeling sick all day.
Um DCR....yikes...I can't say that I'm currently craving anything, Jello maybe is the only constant thing right now that always sounds good.
Jen, thank you for your kind words....when are you due again?