So very tired. Contemplating ordering online gender prediction test from intelligender but resigned to wait until after the sonogram to make sure the baby looks healthy, etc. First things first. What would I do if there was more than 1 baby in there???? Brain overload, must go lay down.
Last night I was watching back to back episodes of "A Baby Story" I had TIVO'd and I thought DS was asleep. He rolled over to face away from me and I was just rubbing his back. I touched his undies and he said "Mom, don't touch my baby". I said "I accidentally touched your hiney, not your tummy my dear" and he said "But my hiney is where the baby comes out and that is where my baby is right now" and then went right back to sleep. Note to self, watch this show without 4 year old in the future. It doesn't show any lady parts but from the angle of the view it could certainly appear logical that babies come from that area.
6 WEEKS 1 DAY
Today at work I had to give my list of stuff I've done for my development to my boss since we have our mid-year review coming up soon. I sat there staring at my screen wanting to type "today I made progress in hosting and nourishing a human life".
After work Josh immediately wanted to listen to my tummy and he said "hello, little baby, this is your big brother". He topped it off with a kiss and it just made my afternoon.
6 WEEKS 3 DAYS
Josh's Nana and Great Mom spent the night last night since DH was out of town and Josh had a wonderful time. We went to the swimming pool last night and it was freezing even though it's been warm here. All I thought about was the chemicals soaking into my skin. But Josh had been promised he could go so what could I do?
I had to WORK today, Saturday, which really just kind of puts a big damper on the weekend.
We've made plans to go camping next weekend. Really hope the weather is beautiful. We plan to rent a canoe and go out on the water a little so that should be a very interesting story to report next weekend, LOL!
Still feeling fantastic, except being extraordinarily tired. I barely made it through my customary episode of Bernie Mac before I zonked out last night. And I'm feeling quite ready for a nap at the moment as well.
6 WEEKS 5 DAYS
Feeling great! Besides needing extra sleep, sore b00bs, and wanting to eat meat more than normal I feel quite like myself. DH ordered me a vegetarian pizza yesterday and for himself a mushroom/hamburger pizza. While he went to the sofa I stole 2 of his pieces and put 2 of my pieces in their place, LOL! He didn't say anything about it.
Spent a long time online yesterday looking for strollers but came up empty handed. Just can't make up my mind at all. Well, off to work I go!
6 WEEKS 6 DAYS
Tick tock tick tock........it is taking forever for my sonogram date to come. 13 more days to go. Seems far off. And I'm supposed to drink a ton of water before I go when I know good and well that they are going to look at it for 1 second, say "oh, that's right....you have a tilted uterus" and then tell me to go pee so we can do the sono the "other" way. Ah well, such is life. And I totally don't care because I just want to make sure that everything is OK and the little pea looks healthy in there. Um, and that there is only 1 little one in there, LOL!
I had another dream last night that I was big pregnant and rubbing the belly talking about the little girl. I know people are wrong all the time but I'll be surprised if this one turns out to be a boy. Though that would be fine with me! Familiar territory! I've even thought about getting that navy blue bunk bed from Pottery Barn Kids I like so much with the full on bottom and twin on top and the boys could share a bedroom if they wanted to. But if this one is NOT a boy then so much for that idea because (barring any unforseen surprises) 2 kids will be our stopping point.
I'm going to try to bid on some window valances tonight from ebay that match the nursery set we kept from when Josh was a baby. I'll update with the results :-)
7 WEEKS 1 DAY
Weepy. Very weepy today and I realize it's not really rational but that doesn't help it go away.
I got Josh a Darth Vader halloween costume today and for some unknown reason we also got the mechanical light saber to go with it. It SHOOTS out this big long light saber about 4 feet at high speed, makes loud light saber noise, and lights up red. I must have had a pregnancy moment as I didn't really consider the after-effects of hearing "hmmmmmmm, HMMMMMMMMM, WHOOOOOOOMMMMM" noises all evening. But he loves it and I truly hope the saber makes it to Halloween still functioning, LOL!
Little pea is the size of a blueberry this week. I like that. At least a blueberry is a tangible, imaginable size. For the past several weeks the books I've been reading list the number of babies the size of my baby that could fit inside the printed period at the end of a sentence. How big is 1/50th the size of a printed period? I can't even really comprehend that size. A blueberry----I can work with that.
Another person at work today commented that I am looking quite "shapely and womanly" as of late and a second co-worker affirmed her statement. That's fine. We all know the ladies are looking quite large these days. Both of these people also went ahead and touched the belly area, smiling at me. I'm 7 weeks pregnant so the only thing you might rub is a load of blubber.
Oh, and I won the valances for the nursery on ebay! I overpaid for them but was NOT going to let them go :-)
7 WEEKS 4 DAYS
We just returned from our camping trip this weekend. It was so much fun. The first night was a bit hot and stuffy but the 2nd day and night was very nice and we all finally got some sleep. The 1st night Josh had gotten scared because there had been a daddy long legs spider in our tent, which sent ME running out of the tent in a big hurry, which signaled to Josh that they were, in fact, NOT okay despite us telling him they cannot bite people. After MUCH ado, he ended up sleeping in the my parents suburban with the windows cracked. But he did not sleep well.
We went canoeing and ate gourmet food all weekend by the campfire. Hiking I was not up for but just the trip walking up to the restrooms was quite a hike, and I had to go a lot.
The only pregnancy-type things I had was frequent trips to the restroom and a pretty fierce headache last night. Which completely could have been from all the campfire smoke for 2 days or any combination of blooming pollens, sleeping outside, extra activity, etc. And it was also out of the ordinary that the instant I stepped foot into the canoe I was very very seasick. Never had that happen before. Again, not positive that's pregnancy related but just is unusual for me.
7 WEEKS 5 DAYS
I was feeling a bit humorous this morning. I put on a pair of pants that I couldn't wedge into even pre-pregnancy and went in to see DH to ask him if he thought I could get away with wearing them if I just had on a long shirt to cover the fact that they were COMPLETELY unzipped and unbuttoned, :p They were so tight you could read a dime in my back pocket and my entire stomach was showing because they were totally unzipped. He just stood there like a deer in headlights not knowing what to say. Finally he said, "why don't we go shopping to get you some more clothes?"
The sonogram is exactly 1 week from today. Finally it feels like we are somewhere near a tangible date. From the time I booked the appointment at 4 weeks to next week (8.5 weeks) just has seemed like such a long time to make sure everything is OK in there. Four and a half weeks is a long time at this stage, even though there is little they could do if everything wasn't OK. Then we can move on to dwell on wondering what KIND of baby we are growing in there, which is far more fun.
I made my first call to a daycare in the area today to ask about their infant room, etc. The daycare Josh goes to does not accept babies less than 18 months so we will not be able to use his current daycare center. Plus, by the time this baby is born he will be just about to start Kindergarten so he won't need full-time pre-K school by that time. I was not liking the thought of having to either make Josh switch pre-K for the last couple months until he starts Kindergarten or having to take 2 kids to 2 different schools. I'm hoping I can just let my maternity leave and vacation afterwards extend until the Fall semester starts for Kindergarten so we aren't taking to 2 different places. Hopefully that will work out.
8 WEEKS 1 DAY
Finally, we made it to the 8 week mark. It seemed like this week would never come. This is the week of the ultrasound (next Monday), at which I will be 8 weeks, 5 days along according to my LMP. Please let everything be alright in there.
Today felt like a Friday because DH left for a long weekend fishing trip and he usually leaves on Fridays. Tomorrow is going to be a long day at work. I have no idea what we are going to do this weekend. Really I could use a haircut, to go grocery shopping, possibly shopping for a few new shirts I can wear to work that are bigger than what I've got but not maternity shirts (that should be easy to find, huh?). Also I need to organize my closet a bit and organize the kitchen drawers as they have gotten all junked up.
Monday my appointment isn't until 1:30PM so I'll have to wait practically all day. We are not going to let Josh come to this one but want to let him come to the 20 week u/s when the baby looks like a baby, LOL!
8 WEEKS 2 DAYS
Ewwwwwwwww. I went to watch my brothers dogs after work today and someone had accidentally left the doggie door locked and he had switched one of them onto a different food this week. Need I say more?
I had my first bout of nausea today that I think is pg related but it was my own fault. DH is out of town right now. Josh and I were sitting at the breakfast table finishing our waffles and I heard DH's ringtone on my cell phone upstairs. Ugh, I ran down the hall, up the stairs, and grabbed the phone just in time to miss the call, realize I was completely out of wind, and that I thought I might throw up. Oh. Obviously overdid the sprinting. After a few minutes all was well.
I checked into cord blood banking last night. OMGosh----$2000 plus storage fees per year of $125.00. These people must have lost their everloving minds. Capitalizing on someones fears that they might need to save a family member in the future. That is disgusting. As a humanitarian effort it should be offered as a free service to the public and the health insurance industry should pay for the costs because the cost of them storing and using cord blood to save lives and cure disease would cost them so much less money than years worth of treatments for managing a disease that could have otherwise been cured. I appear to have stepped up onto a soapbox. Sorry, getting off now.
And on a positive note, it's the weekend, time to relax. Then on Monday afternoon the big u/s! Whoo hoo!
Wt: I haven't bothered with it but perhaps tomorrow will be a better day