I did call and speak to my FIL, and of course he told me not to worry and that everything will be fine. I am feeling better about it, but it's still in the back of my mind. I wish I didn't have to deal with it, but in the long run, there are much worse things that could happen. Hopefully this will be the only bump in the road. I started the antibiotics this morning. The pharmacy called me to tell me that I could be allergic to the this medication since I'm allergic to penicillin, but so far so good. Hopefully I don't have any problems with it.
Well, I'm still sick. Really sick. I stayed in bed all day Saturday and at least half the day yesterday. Today I'm having a hard time being upright long enough to take care of DD. I have to go to the grocery store, but I haven't made it there yet. I'm waiting for our real estate agent to come put the sign in our yard and set up the realtor box thingy with the key. Also the electric company people are trimming the trees around the power lines and just knocked on my door to say that they're going to take down the dead tree in our backyard this afternoon. It's nice that we don't have to take care of it ourselves, but the timing could definitely be better. Oh well. At least it will be done. Hopefully they don't tear up the yard too badly.
I'm really ready for the second trimester. It's much more enjoyable to be pregnant then. Hopefully the sickness will go away, I'll feel the baby move, my tummy will go from flabby-looking to cute baby bump, etc. I'm looking forward to it. I just really need the nausea to get better. Really, really need the nausea to get better.
I'm actually having a slightly better day today, nausea-wise. Soooo thankful for that. This last week has been REALLY bad. I would be so happy if the nausea went away sooner than it did with DD (18 weeks).
In other news, today has been kind of crazy. Our house went on the market this morning. We already have a showing scheduled, which is awesome. Not necessarily expecting anything to come of it, it's just encouraging that someone wants to look at it. The electric company took down a (dead) tree in our backyard and managed to remove it without destroying the yard/garden, which was a relief. Catie and I made it to the grocery store and back before the rain started, and I made it through grocery shopping without nearly losing the contents of my stomach (first time that's happened since mid-December). So all in all, a good day. I have some things I need to do around the house to make sure that we're ready for the showing tomorrow, but everything is in pretty good shape. I might be getting together with a friend this afternoon, but I'm guessing she'll probably cancel. Which is find. I don't mind laying low with the munchkin on a rainy afternoon. I'm trying to enjoy this house as much as possible while we still live here. I really love it and I know I'm going to miss it!
I'm starting to get impatient to feel the baby move. I know it's way too early still, but I'm ready for a positive pregnancy symptom! A couple of times I've felt something (I'm assuming gas) that felt like movement, except that it was up a little too high. I'm just going to start pretending that it's the baby! Lol!
Well, the house is officially on the market, so that is one major obstacle down. We had our first showing this morning, so that really made it feel official. Now I am sitting in my clean, perfectly staged house enjoying the quiet while DD is at mother's day out.
I am actually feeling better again today. I don't want to get my hopes up that the nausea is on its way out, but that would be AMAZING if it was. I still feel a little nauseous, but it actually feels like the medicine is doing something, which is fabulous. With DD, the minute the nausea went away I started getting worried that something was wrong, but this time I'm flat out refusing to do that. I'm just going to be happy about it!
We made the big "facebook announcement" today that I'm pregnant. So basically that means that we're telling anyone/everyone, no more keeping it quiet. I can't tell if I'm nervous about that or relieved! If it were solely up to me, I'd keep it quiet until 12 or 14 weeks, but there's no way DH could wait that long. So we made it to 10. That's pretty good, right?
Well, yesterday was a crazy day! We had another showing scheduled, which was great. What wasn't so great was that they kept calling and rescheduling the time. So Catie and I left the house at 8:30am to have a playdate at a friend's house. Then, because the people looking at our house had rescheduled, I took her to another friend's house to nap. Once I got her down, I went home, got my dogs, and sat in the car for 45 minutes while the people NEVER SHOWED UP. I was annoyed, so I put the dogs back in the house and went back to my friend's house to get Catie. As soon as I got there I got a phone call saying the people were delayed but could they still look at the house? So I said yes, but that I wouldn't be able to go get my dogs, so they'd have to deal with the barking (the dogs were in the crate, so it really wasn't a big deal). So by the time I left my friend's house, it was dark out. I got pulled over on the way home for having a burned out headlight. Awesome. Thankfully, the police officer was very nice and didn't give me a ticket. By the time we got home, it was just after 6pm. Craziness. The good thing was, my nausea meds were definitely working yesterday. I was a little queasy, but that was it. very thankful for that.
Today we once again had to be out of the house first thing this morning, this time because I had a meeting at DD's preschool/mother's day out. Then we went and had lunch with DH, which was great. No showings today, which part of me is disappointed about. The other part of me is thankful to get to just be home for awhile, in peace. DD is napping now and I'm lying in my bed, under my cozy electric blanket. The nausea is worse today than it was the last two days, but not as bad as it has been overall. I'm really hoping that it's backing off to a manageable level. So last night, I actually thought I felt the baby move. I know that it's really too early, and this was very, very faint, but it was cool, even if it wasn't actually the baby!
Well, I had a few days of reprieve from the morning sickness, then it hit full blast again this weekend. It's been REALLY bad. DH took care of DD all weekend, then yesterday she spent the day at a friend's house. I was so thankful because I wasn't up to doing anything more than lie in bed. It's been awful. Can't wait until this part is OVER!!! Ugh.
I'm just trying to take it one day at a time. At my next midwife appointment I'll be 15 weeks, and they'll probably schedule my 20 week ultrasound while I'm there, since she sees me every six weeks. So then I'll have the ultrasound, then another midwife appointment at 21 weeks. So, if I'm not feeling better by my next midwife appointment, I'll at least be close. And I should definitely feel better by the ultrasound. There's only appointment between now and then, so that's not so bad. I'm going to think of it in those terms, rather than the number of weeks! It's more encouraging this way .
DD and I have been playing and reading books today. It is almost more than I can handle, but I have missed her so much the last few days, and I know she needed some mommy time. Now she is trying on shoes and has melted down into the "I-want-to-do-this-myself-but-I'm-too-cranky-to-do-it-without-major-whining" pre-nap stage. It's a little early for this, but she did wake up early this morning. Also she has gotten really upset every time that I've tried to sit on the couch today. She has requested that I sit on the floor. Since she said please, I decided to go along with it.
I seriously thought that yesterday was never going to end. After having some nice mommy/daughter time together yesterday morning, DD turned into an absolute monster after nap and lunch. She threw a two hour long temper tantrum. That's right... two hours. I was so sick I could barely handle sitting on the couch, let alone dealing with DD. It did eventually end, and we had a nice dinner together, played for a bit, then I put her to bed and got into bed myself. DH got home about an hour after DD went to bed (he had a business dinner so wasn't home at the usual time). I love my daughter more than just about anything and I LOVE spending time with her, but I would have given just about anything to have someone else take care of her yesterday afternoon. I feel like I just don't have enough to give right now, being this sick. But on a positive note, I feel like I handled the tantrum calmly, and was consistent and fair with her, so that's good.
In other news, I think I'm starting to feel the baby move! I was not expecting it this early, even though I started feeling DD move at 13 weeks, and they say you feel it earlier the second time. I didn't think it was possible to feel it much earlier than 13 weeks, so that surprised me. But I'm pretty sure that's what it is. It's only happened a few times, and it's faint, but very distinct. That's happy- I really needed to feel something other than nausea from this pregnancy!
So right now now I am lying in bed (again) while DD is at mother's day out. They are closing a half hour early today because of the "snow." There is no actual snow on the ground, and it isn't even snowing, but we had a forecast of snow, so all the schools are closing early. Many are actually closing at 12:30. DD's isn't closing until 2. Having grown up in the north, this is a very strange mentality to me... closing schools for a FORECAST of snow, but it happens at least once (usually more) every winter down here. So odd. I'm anticipating another cranky afternoon, since this scenario will shorten DD's nap. Oh well. It's just a few hours, right? She loves school and it's a great opportunity for her to play with other kids and be somewhere other than our house, so I definitely think it's worth it. Her best buddy at school is out sick today, though. I felt bad because when I was getting DD ready for school this morning, I asked her if she was excited to go play with this specific friend, and then that was all she talked about. Oops. I'm sure she's having fun with everyone else!
Oh yeah- I'm eleven weeks today! Woohoo! I just keep telling myself that every day I'm one day closer to being over the morning sickness, but it's always nice when it's a bigger milestone, like starting a new week!
It's been an eventful couple of days. Wednesday afternoon, it started to snow. I came down quickly and accumulated quickly (unusual for this area). I grew up in the north, where snow is no big deal, but now I live the south... it just takes a few flakes to shut down the entire city here! But, since we don't have snowplows here (okay, maybe one) and the city always seems to run out of salt (not to mention that they don't know how to use it) things can get crazy really fast. So DH's office got out early due to the weather, but it wasn't early enough. The roads were already horrible- just sheer ice. On the way home, DH got into a car accident. The car in front of him lost control and slid all over the place, and then his car started to slide and he had no control. It wasn't anyone's fault, but it was really scary. Fortunately no one was hurt, although our car has definitely seen better days. Not looking forward to that bill . I think the worst part of it was, DH was only halfway home, and still had the hilliest section of road to go. Thank God he got home safely. I was scared. We were both pretty shaken up.
Yesterday the roads were still an ice skating rink. It didn't start to melt until about 3pm. DH's work was canceled, so he had a snow day. This was actually really good timing because I was having a horrible day morning sickness-wise, so it was great to have him here to take care of DD. Every time I sat up I'd start dry heaving/throwing up, so I just laid down as much as possible. It was yucky.
Today is a moderate day as far as the morning sickness goes. I can sit up, and I managed to play with DD for a while, so I don't feel like the worst mommy ever, but I'm feeling like I'm going to crash soon. I just put the munchkin down for a nap, so I'm going to take a shower and then get into bed while she sleeps. I'm so thankful that she goes down for naps well and still takes a good nap... hopefully I haven't just jinxed myself there .
In other news, I felt the baby move again last night- it was probably the strongest movement I've felt so far! Pretty cool.
This weekend was ROUGH. I don't know if it was morning sickness on steroids, or if I got some kind of stomach bug on top of the morning sickness, but it was completely ridiculous. It started Friday after lunch. I had to call DH and have him come home early from work to take care of DD. I did finally manage to keep some food down around 8pm that night, but almost passed out in the kitchen while I was making it (I have low blood pressure which gives me a tendency to pass out when I've been throwing up... this is nothing new). I just felt awful, so I went to bed hoping I'd be able to sleep. I woke up Saturday morning feeling absolutely horrible. And we had someone coming to look at our house, so I had to get up and CLEAN which was awful. I couldn't stand up for very long without throwing up, so I would do a little, then lie down, then do a little more, then lie down, etc. DD was so sweet. While I was lying down on the living room floor she came over and patted my arm and said "Mommy sick." Then she went and got her doll blankets and tucked me in with them. Then she laid down next to me with her face up against mine and kissed me face and just stayed there with me! It was precious!
So we managed to get the house ready and to get ourselves out of the house, and as soon as they left I got back into bed. I could not keep ANYTHING down, not even water. I spent the day in bed with a bucket beside me. We were supposed to go to our friends' house for fondue that night, but there was no way I could make it, so I sent DH and DD and I stayed home. I think it was about 7pm when I was finally able to keep water and a few saltines down. On Sunday I was able to drink some gatorade and eat a few more saltines, but that was it. The people came back to look at our house again, so I dragged myself out of bed a second time, and collapsed back into it as soon as they were gone. They did end up making an offer on the house, so that was good. We're countering right now, so we'll see what happens.
Today was a MUCH better day as far the nausea goes. I was able to be out of bed all day. I went grocery shopping and actually cooked dinner for the first time in FOREVER. It felt so good to be able to do that. I was still nauseous, but it was mild enough that I could push through it. Actually right now is the worst I've felt all day, but it's okay because DD is in bed, DH is playing video games, and I am in bed under my electric blanket (world's best invention, in my opinion). We have another showing first thing in the morning, so it will be a mad rush to get everything in picture perfect order and get out the door, but DH and I did as much as we could tonight, so hopefully it won't be too bad. It all depends on how I feel in the morning. Hopefully tomorrow we will get some good news- either we'll be able to sign a contract with the people who have made an offer, or maybe we'll get another offer. Either way, something needs to happen, because we found out earlier today that the house we have a contract on just got another offer (they can do that because we have a sale contingency) so we currently have 72 hours to either remove the sale contingency and go ahead with buying that house, or to let it go and stay where we are now. If we had a signed contract on this house, it would really help us to make this decision. We had decided to just walk away if another offer came up before we had a contract on this house, but this situation isn't quite that clear cut... we MIGHT have a contract in the next 24 hours or so.... so we're trying to make the most of those 72 hours and get it figured out before they're up! This is exactly what a pregnant, barfy mommy of a two-year-old needs to be dealing with, right? Lol! Honestly I'm not that worried about it. Just praying that God will lead us and that the right choice will be very clear. If we stay here, I'm happy with that. If we move, I'm happy with that. I just don't want to get stuck with in a double mortgage situation. But I know that God will take care of us!
This is a super long post, but it has been a very crazy few days. In baby news, because I woke up feeling less barfy this morning, I immediately started worrying that something was wrong with the baby. Of course. So I have been trying to calm myself down and remind myself that I am on medication for this... I SHOULD be feeling less barfy! Lol! I just wish my next midwife appointment wasn't so far away. I would love to hear that little heartbeat again soon! A few minutes ago I felt something that might have been the baby, and I decided that I was going to tell myself it was, so I would feel better! Haha!
This past week has been an improvement in the morning sickness department. I'm definitely still nauseous, but as long as I take my medication and eat at regular intervals, I can function somewhat normally. This has been such a huge relief. I hope it keeps up/continues to get better. Still two and a half weeks until my next prenatal appointment. Going six weeks between appointments is brutal! On the other hand, it definitely makes things easier as far as finding childcare for DD while I'm at the appointment.
I have to go to the dentist tomorrow. I'm totally dreading it. My gums get really sore and tender when I'm pregnant, and brushing my teeth makes me throw up, so my dental hygiene is not up to it's usual standard right now. Hopefully it won't be too bad. When I went during my pregnancy with DD, I told them how sore my gums were and they were very gentle. Hopefully that will be the case this time as well.
In house news, the buyers had their inspection on our house on Friday. Apparently it went well. We don't know what they're going to ask for as far as repairs yet, because they're waiting on the official report. But they did contact us to say that it went well, it just turned up a few minor things. That was what we were expecting. The house was built in 1962, so you're always going to find something, but we've taken really good care of it, so we were confident that there wasn't anything huge. Now we just have to make it through the appraisal. That's the one that really makes me nervous. You just never know how it's going to turn out. We had an appraisal done two years ago when we refinanced, and it appraised for more than what we would need it to right now, but who knows... we could get a completely different result this time. It's so arbitrary... so much of it depends on who's doing the appraisal and the mood they're in that day . Oh well. It is out of my hands, so there is no point in worrying about it. We're just so close to knowing whether or not we're actually going to be able to move, so the suspense is starting to get to me. If it falls through and we stay here, that's fine. If it goes through and we move, that's fine too. I just want to know. If we stay here, I'd like to get our stuff out of storage and I'd start planting my veggie garden, and if we're moving, I'd like to start packing! Either way, we have a great place to live and I'm thankful. I'm just ready to be out of limbo.
I'd like to start planning the baby's nursery (just in my mind, not ready to do anything until we find out what we're having) but I don't even want to think about it until I know what house we're going to be in. I want to start thinking about DD's big girl bed, but that also needs to wait until we know which house. If we stay here and we're having a girl, we would probably get bunk beds and eventually put them together. If we move, we'd probably keep them in separate rooms and give DD the full size bed we already have. Obviously some of this depends on whether we're having a boy or a girl as well, but it would be helpful to know what house we're going to be living in. Well, soon enough. I'm guessing that we'll probably hear about what repairs they want tomorrow (Tuesday at the latest), and as soon as we agree on what we're willing to do, they will schedule the appraisal.
P.S. I'm 12 weeks now! Yay! Almost at the end of the first trimester! Woohoo!
Soooooo barfy right now. Ugh. I just can't win. If I don't eat, I get super nauseous and will definitely throw up. If I do eat, I feel super nauseous afterward and might throw up. Either way I feel disgusting. But, we did have a nice dinner at our favorite Mexican place. It was a nice time together as a family.
Not much to report on the pregnancy front. I haven't felt the baby move again. I wish I would. Part of me wants to worry because I haven't, and the other (more logical) part of me keeps thinking that it's just really early to be feeling anything at all.
We had a pretty good day today. DD was in a really good mood, which is always nice. Especially since one car is in the shop and DH had the other car so we were stuck at home. Not that we've been going many places these days with me being so sick, but it's nice to know that you at least have the option to get out of the house. We were supposed to get the car back this afternoon, but apparently it's going to take one more day. Ugh.
Anyway, it was a good day. DD was really sweet and actually snuggled with me for awhile before nap (this is a big deal for the child who never stops moving). And, the biggest news of the day... she went poopy in the potty!!! All by herself, too! I was in the shower and she was wandering in and out of the bathroom, periodically sitting on her potty or making her doll sit on it, and eventually I noticed that there was a a streak of poopy in the potty. The poopy was no longer there, so I was really hoping that she had dumped it into the big potty (I was shaving my legs so I hadn't been paying close attention to what she was doing). I started praising her and making a big deal out of it and when I got out of the shower I checked and she had indeed used her little potty, and then emptied it into the big potty! I was very proud of her. Hopefully this was not a one time deal, and this will start happening on a regular basis. She's still kind of afraid to pee in the potty. Oh well- there's really no rush. I would really like to have her potty trained before the new baby comes, but that's still a solid six months away. I really don't think it will take her that long. Especially since I haven't actually worked with her on it yet. I was waiting until we knew for sure whether or not we're moving. I have her little potty out, and any time she tells me she wants to sit on it I take her, but that's pretty much it. I think it helps that her best friend has started using the potty. Okay, that's enough about potty training. I'm going to get caught up on Grey's Anatomy and then (hopefully) go to sleep early, since tomorrow morning will be busy. Have to get DD ready for preschool an hour early so we can drop DH off at work since his car is still in the shop.