This might be a long entry. I am five months pregnant and just came across this board.
Sunday, May 28, 2006
My fiance and I spent a week apart in Jan while he went to Georgia to welcome his brother home from Iraq. I missed him so much, and when he came back we had a very romantic evening. I heard some women can tell when they are impregnanted, but I couldn't. We went about a few weeks, and I noticed that I did not get my period. To be certain that I was not going to start late, I waited two more weeks. My period still didn't come, and my fiance suggested a home pregnancy test. I took two tests. One on Febuary 14 and another one 2 days later. They both came out positive.
I went to the doctor and found out that I am pregnant. My EDD was October 9. Throughtout the months, we heard the heartbeat, had ups and downs in our relationship, and got over morning sickness.
I am now 20 weeks into my pregnancy. All my tests (blood and pap) came out clean. I have been taking my prenatals every day, with a small snack cause they still make me sick. My morning sickness has just about disappeared. Throughout the entire pregancy so far, I gained 6 pounds. I am up to 144 now. I started to feel the baby move last week. At first, I was alittle unsure because it felt like gas bubbles. But its not anymore.
The UltraSound monday was easier then my first one. She let me pee half way through because she had to take measurements of all the bones. It was hard to find out the sex, because my baby kept his/her legs tucked up tightly around themselves. She/he weighs 13 ounces. The ultrasound administrator kept trying to make them open their legs so we can tell. Well, after gently proding, we found it. We are having a girl. We decided to name our baby girl Marilyn Rose, after our mothers.
Well, today I turned 21 weeks. I woke up this morning to Marilyn moving inside of me. The feeling is still strange, but its wonderous at the same time. Before I go down to WV in July, I'm going to have to register at a store. I'm thinking Walmart. I'll start a registery there.
Today, Justin (my fiance) has to go to his mother's and help dig up the garden for our new plants. I feel bad because I can not help him, like we planned to in December. I'll be at a safe distance in the yard talking to him.
The sad thing is that my rose bush I was caring for last year died. I don't know if they were watering it. Since I got pregnant, I have not been watching any of the plants in the house.
Hopefully, I will call Mom today and we can discuss the colors of the nursery.
Today is a very blah day. I have been experiancing some cramping, which started early morning. Whenever I do cramp, it scares me. I feel so relieve when I feel Marilyn move again. This cramping is like mensual cramping. Its really hard to explain. It could be from indigestion, since I had salt and vinegar chips and philly cream cheese for supper last night and for breakfast this morning.
Being pregnant in the summer is hard. I feel really fatigue and do not want to do anything at all.
Justin and I was fighting last night over something stupid. He may say he understands what I am going through, but no one other than someone that was pregnant can understand.
I think I am going to have Oodles of Noodles for supper tonight, lay infront of the AC, prop my feet up, and watch TV.
We decided to go to Walmart to get chocolate brownie icecream (which I been craving), water (since the doctor wants me to drink 2liters a day....the babies fluid was alittle low), and some pop for Justin. As we got there, I had to go to the bathroom really bad. I managed to hold it and rush into the walmart bathroom. I normally hate going to the restroom in public, but since I have been pregnant I have no choice lol.
So we get our stuff, and alittle extra for the baby also , we are standing in line, and I get that feeling that I have to pee yet again. Moral of the story, I almost peed on the floor in the checkout line. I barely made it to the restroom. Our walmart's bathroom is by the photography department. They gave me really strange looks
Today is a rather ho-home day. I woke up and I can't believe that it is only 12:13 pm. We are going back to Justin's mother's house to do some more gardening. I am going to sit back and let them work in the garden, and sip some lemonade. I feel better today then i did yesterday.
Mother and I discussed the colors of the nursery. Below are some pictures of the things we are getting.
So I didn't updated my journal yesterday at all. The reason for this is I was so exhausted. My landlord's granddaughter was over. She fell alseep with her stereo turned up loud, and the base was shaking the whole bed. We have a waterbed now, so it made the water shake. I only got 6 hours of sleep yesterday, and that includes taking naps all day.
The granddaughter was at it again last night. But this time, Justin went downstairs and asked them to turn it down. :P
Marilyn kept me up all night with her moving around. It was a wonderful feeling, and it seems like she is more active during the night and early morning. The movement feels like the feeling you get when you have to release alot of gas. But I did not have to. Watching TV yesterday, I saw her move. It was not movement, like a foot across the belly or anything like that. The remote, which I left on my stomache, bounced real hard. I love knowing that she is inside me and is okay.
Today, we are going to finish our registry at Walmart. They have such cute things. Then its off to his mother's house to help set up the garage sale, and then to an icecream social.
It is hot today!! I have been inside most of the day, and just went outside to check the mail. The heat felt alittle good, but I'm glad to be inside with the AC blowing on me.
My pregnancy is moving along great. Marilyn will not stop moving. It feels good to call her by her name. My legs has been sore. Justin does not understand that, but he tries to rub them. I usually take a cool bath to help me relax and take two tylonol.
I can not believe that I have been going to sleep around 10:00 pm. Before I got pregnant, I was awake until 3 or 4 am. If I do that anymore, I get tired out, and have to nap throughout the day.
Yesterday was the start of my 22 week. I can not wait until she is here. It is amazing how you can love someone so much and never met them. :P
I know, I haven't been updating this as much as I would like. But it seems like the warmer the weather, the more time I want to spend outside. The other night, Daddy and I were laying on the couch, and he felt Marilyn move for the first time. I was alittle sad at his reaction. It was more like an "Oh. Is that her?" Um... hello?!
My emotions have been taking me through a coaster ride throughout this pregnancy. One minute I can be happy and laughing, the next minute, I could be crying. I know its rough for Justin, but I need support. I apologize for what I'm feeling and he tells me, "I can not take much more." So lately, I bite my tongue.
Lately, I have been really sick. I got a cold. I found out that pregnant women are more suspectable to nose bleeds because the blood vessels in your nose get larger. I need to be more careful of blowing my nose. I had a very bad nosebleed yesterday.
I thought I posted that my due date was moved to October 6. When I was not pregnant, I knew people had preggo brain, but I thought it was a joke. But I do not think so anymore. I forget more stuff.
Justin can feel the baby move more often now. Marilyn is always on the move it seems like. My finger's swell up often now. Sometimes, it hurts to wear my engagment ring, and I'll have to take it off, or wear it on my pinky finger. Justin isn't comfortable with me not wearing it at all. Can't say I would be much different.
So far, I gained 8 pounds throughout the pregnancy. I am gaining about a pound a week. I finally started to show, and hopefully soon I'll have a camera and can post pictures.
Tomarrow, I'm going to go to Burger King and get an application. I know that its not the most glamorous job, but with the baby coming, I need to find a job. I'm taking next semester off (to bond with my little girl) and continue with my college degree in the spring. So to get through we are going to get cash assistance/food stamps/ wic and have a job. Justin and I have been discussing moving back to Moundsville, WV and he will start a computer repair shop. Noone down there seems to know how to fix a computer, and we should make a killing
Everything is going fine. I had trouble sleeping last night so I took a warm bath. Tonight, I'm going to make some no-bake cookies to eat for a snack today. I do not know how Justin is going to take that, but I don't care. I been craving no bake cookies for a week, and he wouldn't make them
Yesterday, I finally broke down and DTD. We have been DTD on average of once every week. I'm sure that will be going down in my third trimester. I didn't get any cramps afterwards, which is a good thing. It will hurt to get into it, but after awhile it's okay. I just hope he doesn't want anything tonight