Monday, once again!! I have to admit, I'm excited today, however.... it's my 30th birthday!! So far, so good. We ended up celebrating last night at home, just in case Dh has to work late tonight. He got me an iPod - yay! - and some cute stuff (earrings, a cool pot to plant flowers in, and seeds for wildflowers) from the kids. They were so excited to see me pen everything last night, which was really cute.
Then, I get to work this morning, and the girls decorated my office with streamers and balloons - it's so cute!
I'm happy, too, because now I have a great plan for tonight, even if DH can't come home - my friend, Amie, and I are going to to out for dinner at this place that serves Chinese food on Monday nights! I love Chinese, and no where around here has it, until now! So, I can't wait!
The weekend was good. I got my house and my vehicle completely cleaned - which was MUCH needed. Makes me feel better to come home to a nice, clean place rather then the mess we'd been living in. I think I'm getting some energy back, because after all the cleaning and running around I did on Saturday, when the kids took a nap - I didn't! That's a first for me since I've been pregnant. I was super emotional on Saturday morning, however. Took everbody - even me! - by surprise! I cried over everything. I was over it by Saturday evening - so it was short lived at least. I hate feeling like crying at nothing!
Back to work for me - I'm having a hard time getting anything done today!
I almost dropped to the second page!! It's been forever since I've written here, we had some major computer problems last week at work so I wasn't able to be on the internet at all (after Tuesday afternoon). Plus, we are starting to pick-up, business wise, so I'm too busy to check in during the day as much as I had been.
Anyway - things are going fine. I had another bout of bleeding last Wednesday, so the doctor had me come in and we listened for the heartbeat. It was there, and beating away, and I haven't had any bleeding since, so I'm hoping I'm done with it. I've got another ultrasound scheduled for next week to check on the hemmorhage - I'm just hoping the darn thing is gone. I'm feeling pretty good, not much nausea to speak of any more, which is nice.
We had a good weekend - had DH's End-of-the-Tax-Season party on Saturday night, which was fun. They had "Casino Night" so we got fake money and played some casino games.
13 Weeks! I'm glad to be in my final week of the first trimester - I'm hoping for increased energy (although I haven't been too tired of late) and for my bump to get rounder and harder. I love this stage of pregnancy.
I had more bleeding yesterday morning. Grrrrrr.... It wasn't much, so I didn't call the doc again. Instead I went online and ordered a doppler that I can have at home. That way, when I'm worried about the baby I can just listen to the heartbeat! At the rate I was going, I was seeing the doctor every two weeks, just for reassurance. I do have another ultrasound next Wednesday, so check on the hemmorhage, I was hoping it was gone, but after bleeding again yesterday I'd be pretty surprised if it is.
My appetite has really increased this past week! Wow! I ate something practically every two hours this weekend - DH thought it was pretty funny. I'm still down about 5 lbs. this pregnancy, which I'm thrilled about. I certainly don't need to gain much weight, so this is making me happy. I just hope I don't balloon up since I'm so hungry all of the time!
While surfing around a bit today, I came across a multitude of blogs about all things children. Pregnancy, motherhood, infertility, things kids say, parenting types, and so on. While reading a line or two from some, I realized that, unlike all those ladies, I don't blog as I am. Meaning, in real life, I'm kinda funny. Friends tell me all the time. I'm always good for a goofy oneliner, or cracking a joke. When I blog, it's snooze-worthy! I actually read back, and wasn't the least bit amused at what I had to say! So, I will try, starting NOW, to be the amusing person I really am! Phew, I feel better now.
I am feeling movement. I know, I know, it's wayy to early to be, but - I swear! I am! It's very small, very light, but it's there! Either that or it's really bad gas.
Speaking of gas, I had the mother of all gas on Saturday night. On our way home from Cary's party I belched, loudly, no less then 5 times. He was kind of horrified. He said I sounded like a hog barking. I'm going to say, in my own defense, that I did not sound like a barking hog and that it was his alcohol talking. I sounded more like an adorable seal looking for a mate.
My ultrasound was awesome! The hemorrhage is almost gone, and the tech said he can tell it hasn't bled any fresh blood since the last scan, which means the blood I've seen a couple times since then was just the last of it making it's way out. The baby has gotten SOO big, and looks so "baby like" now - it's awesome. Babe was asleep during the scan, so there wasn't much movement from him/her, but I could see the little heart beating away! I have my regular monthly doctor's appt at 4 today, so we'll get to hear the heartbeat again and do all the other fun stuff!
I've been a bit lazy about writing in this. I actually did post a long message the other day, then preg.org had some issues and it disappeared. Damn.
Anyway - I'm good. The babe is good, too. I got my doppler, and was able to listen to the H/B this weekend, then again last night. It's getting easier and easier to find! Babe was moving all over the place last night, so the h/b would be more distant, then suddenly it would be loud and clear. Pretty cool.
We bought a pickup last Friday night, then pulled our camper out of storage and cleaned it up. We plan on going camping this weekend, for the first time with the kids. I can't wait. They are going to love it! It is fishing opener this weekend, so hopefully the campground isn't filled with drunken fishermen!
I found out this morning that DH's work wants him to go out of town for 10 days to help out at another office the firm owns. I'm happy for him, but it's been really nice having him around again after tax season and all of it's busy-ness. Oh well. He really couldn't tell them no, he's relatively new to the firm, and wants to make a good impression. He leaves this coming Monday - so at least we'll still be able to go camping like we'd planned.
DH left this morning and we won't see him until a week from Thursday. Stinks. I was rather emotional about it this weekend, which I'm sure is mostly from the hormones. It just seems like the firm he works for always has these LONG assignments that take him away from home for days on end, not just a long weekend, or even a week - nope, 10 days. It will be fine, I'm sure, I'm just not excited about him being gone for that long. It will be the longest we've been apart in 10 1/2 years!
Aside from that, things are good - my bump is getting more pronounced and firmer - I've been feeling movement randomly throughout the day, too! I took out my doppler yesterday and found the heartbeat immediately - it was thumping along at 155.
My next doctor's appt is June 4th, then we schedule the big ultrasound. I'm really looking foward to seeing the baby again! The past 3 days the scale has shown that I've gained back 1 of the pounds I'd lost early on. Since it's not going back down, I can only assume I'm actually going to start gaining some weight now. Net weight change as of now is still -6lbs, so hopefully I will stay within my goal and only gain around 15lbs total.
Brendan had his preschool screening this morning, which was actually really enjoyable! He did really well, too, which was nice to hear. On pretty much all of the physical aspects of the screening (jumping up and down, hopping on one foot, tossing and catching a ball) he was right within his age group, totally right on with all of it. With the congitive stuff, however, he scored a year to two above his age group for the majority of things. In rhyming he scored in the 8-10 year old range! Pretty cool. They are really thorough and go through everything imaginable. He's enrolled in pre-school for this fall, so I think the skills he already has will be enhanced, and he will be more then ready for Kindergarten in '08. I can't believe he's already this old!
The funniest part about the whole thing was that they wanted him to pee in a cup. So, we take the cup into the bathroom, I helped him "hold" his "unit" so he could properly aim and get it into the cup. He started going, and went, and went, and went - the cup was getting full so I was telling him to stop so nothing spilled! He was finally able to stop, so I capped the cup with urine almost to the top. After he hopped off the toilet he said, "Well, I've never done that before!" :rofl:
I am so ready for Dh to be home that I can hardly stand it. Luckily I'm busy tonight, and we'll be making some "Welcome home Daddy!" posters and cleaning the house a bit tomorrow night, so the next few days should go by quickly. It's just tough to have him gone for SOOO long.
Babe is doing well - I've been listening to the heartbeat with my doppler a time or two a week. It's moved up on my stomach so much! Just a couple of weeks ago I had to put the doppler way down on my pubic bone to pick it up, and the last few times it's been high, almost to my belly button that I've found it.
Back to work - I just didn't want to fall off the first page so I figured I'd better update!