Guess I should start putting how far along I am at the top of each post- I've perused some other journals, and most people seem to do that.
This morning I nearly passed out. I got up to take a shower, was rinsing the shampoo out of my hair, and just all of a sudden was having trouble standing. I crouched down to catch my breath and balance, and knew I had to get out of the shower right away. I quickly swiped the razor over my armpits and turned off the water. Grabbed a towel and sat on the floor next to the toilet. I had no idea if I was going to puke or not. After a second, I ended up having a BM that was not going to wait to come out.
I'm still feeling a little under the weather, but I think I could stand and walk if I needed to. Pretty scary moment this morning though.
In other news, the temperature has been so cold around here that school has been cancelled the last two days. Since I work with an after-school program, by default I haven't had to go to work this week. It's good that my under-the-weather-ness hasn't caused me to miss any work, but it would be nice to get some hours. Maybe tomorrow.
Man, I was just posting yesterday on my birth club board about how I haven't had any problems sleeping. Vivid dreams, yeah. Having trouble getting to sleep at night, no.
Well, last night I was lying awake in bed for quite a while. I even got up to use the bathroom (haven't had to do that before). It was probably two hours before I drifted off to sleep.
Sleeping on my stomach has become uncomfortable, too. Thought I would be farther along before that happened.
Of course, this morning when the alarm went off, I was NOT ready. I hit snooze for a full hour before finally getting out of bed.
Good thing I have a part time job where my hours are flexible.
Tonight DH and I are going over to my parents' house to babysit. My little sister is high needs, and they have four foster kids, and they need a few hours to get away and have one on one time with each other, and actually communicate. So we'll feed them and put them to bed while my parents get out of the house. Maybe I'll bring some laundry, too.
Yesterday I felt pregnant. Not necessarily a pleasant feeling, but I liked it.
DH and I babysat for my sister and the foster kids last night. I gave the 5 year old girl a bath, and as I was brushing her hair, we had the following conversation:
Me: Did you know I'm going to have a baby?
Her: No. Where is it?
Me: It's growing inside my tummy right now.
Her: When is it going to come out?
Me: Not for a while. It has to grow more first, then after the summer is over, it will be born.
Her: How did it get in there?
Me: Well, it takes two people..
Me: This baby took me and DH to make.
And then she got distracted by something, thank goodness. I told my parents about it when they got home. They said that was a good answer, and that's probably about all she was ready for at that point. Any more information and she wouldn't have understood it.
So there you go, my funny story of the day.
Note to self: be prepared with an answer next time I bring up the pregnancy with anyone under the age of 16.
Tomorrow is my first visit to the baby doctor, woot! DH is coming with me (I made him promise about 30 times that he would be able to come). I don't know exactly what they will do at this visit. I know some other people have had ultrasounds at this point, and they were able to see the baby's heart beating. That would be pretty sweet. I'm sure there will be an internal exam.. *shudder* Hey, I'll do what I have to do to make sure baby is healthy.
I'm glad there are still 32 weeks or so till this baby is born, cause we aren't really prepared on the name front. DH is stuck on one name, I'm stuck on another, neither of us can come up with a middle name. Maybe we just won't talk about it for a few weeks and see if coming back to it helps.
He'll be here for my appointment, but he has to travel for work starting that afternoon, and he'll be gone till Friday. Boo. That means I'll be babysitting the kids myself on Wednesday. We work so well as a team- last week they were all in bed on time, and supper chores even got done. That probably won't happen this time..
Had to say Hello! Seems as if you are probably due around the same time as myself. My edd is 9-29-07. This will be my third child compared to your first. Sounds like you are very excited - Good luck at your visit tommorrow. Hope everthing goes well. Cheryl
My appointment was at 9:45. I got there about ten minutes early, signed in, and sat in the waiting room. I had the first appointment of the day, so DH and I were the only ones in there. We waited.. and waited.. and waited..
Finally at 10:05, they called me back. I got weighed (150 lbs), and I haven't gained anything yet.. in fact I think I'm a pound or two under my pre-pg weight. I didn't have to pee in a cup this time, but from now on when I go, I will. The nurse asked me some questions, then the doctor came in. He said based on date of my last period, I should be about 10 weeks, but I know that since I ovulate late, I'm not quite that far along. He asked if my breasts were tender as he squeezed each one. Yeah, they weren't before, but they are now..
He said he wanted to try to hear the heartbeat, since I was 10 weeks, so he got out the little external ultrasound thingy, put some goo on my abdomen, and moved it around for a while. He didn't hear anything, since it's a bit early. Then he put the metal duck in, cranked it open, and had a look. That didn't take long. Then he shoved a few fingers in and pushed down on my belly to see how my cervix was positioned (I think).
And that was it. I asked how far he thinks I am based on position and all that, and he said about 8 weeks, which I already knew.
Oh, they also gave me a goodie bag with some baby/pregnancy magazines and the intake form for the hospital I chose.
I go back in four weeks, and we'll get to hear the heartbeat then. He said to keep taking my prenatal vitamin and eat well (and frequently).
So there you have it!
PS- There's so much snow going on here that school was cancelled (again). I think I'll spend the rest of the day reading my new literature.
Last night in bed I was feeling nauseous, as I sometimes do. Usually I just curl up in a ball and eventually fall asleep, but it just wasn't happening this time. After a little while I realized I needed to hang out in the bathroom for a bit, just in case. Sure enough, right after I got in there, I threw up. I felt better afterward, so that's good, I guess. But my non-vomiting pregnancy track record is tarnished.