Well, I forgot the water bottle and the gum.
Yesterday was fairly productive, but we almost didn't leave the house. After our nap, Elise turned into little miss whiney. Ugh, that just grates me to the bone. I didn't want to go out with her in tow because I just didn't want to hear it (also because we didn't manage to get out until late and I would need to deal with rush hour traffic). We did manage to get out though. Did the bank stuff and managed to go to Michaels and Cost Plus World Market. Michaels was a JOKE (note to self: NEVER go back to that location), but World Market saved the day! I bought naughty stuff...Sprecher Root Beer (here's to you Grandpa - I miss you!), French Sparkling Limonade and Orangeade, Ghirdelli Caramel Filled Chocolates and Cinnamon Twists...yummy!
I hope to meet Gary today for lunch. He has a close job today (well only an hour away), so we should be able to get together. Last night he did a screening and he met one of my favorite ALL time actors ...hubba hubba. He made me promise not to mention who it is, so I will not. BUT...I was just floored that he met him. We've met a lot of stars over the years due to his work. Some are really nice, some are complete jerks, but most of them I could really care less about. This is the first one that I couldn't stop talking about...it is a bit pathetic...I asked what he wore! Apparently, he is the same height and build as my husband. Somehow you always imagine that they are bigger than that (my husband is 6', 185 lbs), but at least he wasn't as short as Tommy Lee Jones!
I'm still feeling pregnant...nothing out of the ordinary. I feel like starting a countdown 'til my first dr's apt. My doula said that they will probably give me an u/s. I would really like to see the baby and confirm everything...especially see the heartbeat.
We were all early birds this morning...up at 6! Elise was fed and basically happy by 7 and we plopped down to watch some Noggin - Oobie and Elise's Favories (yuck) The Tweenies. I was a bit cold and TIRED so I brought out a blanket and promptly fell asleep on our living room chair!
I might drive down with Elise and meet Gary in Burbank this evening...maybe even go to Ikea and do some "window shopping." We also want to look at TVs and I need to hit Michaels. Dinner at the Olive Garden too? Yummy!
I'm feeling TIRED, a bit nauseous and, well... okay besides.
I cannot wait for naptime!
What a weekend! I feel like a truck ran me over.
Saturday was a fun filled day! We got one of our new couches, put together our new grill and looked at new cars. It looks like I'm going to order a Ford Focus wagon. I really enjoyed it and was so glad they had a manual trans for me to test drive. We are planning to order as soon as our van in paid off in October.
Sunday was another fun filled day! We spent the morning cleaning around the house and getting a few things done. After Elise's nap, we went to Pasadena to shop and go to a Japanese Steakhouse...it was YUMMY! I also found this wonderful store - April Cornell - and picked up the cutest skirt and blouse for Elise. I just HAD to have it for her! After we got home, we finally put up Elise's crib and she slept her first night in her completed room!
As I said before, I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO tired! I am nauseous throughout the day, but have managed to keep everything down. I am extremely anxious about my appt next week. I pray that we have a healthy little one with a heartbeat.
I hate that I come here to complain and whine, but if it makes me feel better, I guess it's the right thing to do.
Still feeling nauseous 24/7. I haven't managed to "do the deed" yet, but this is really wearing me down. I do not remember feeling this sick with Elise (I even asked Gary if he remembered - he said I wasn't). With her I started getting sick (gaggy) around 12 weeks...so will this end by 12 weeks? I guess I can only hope.
Only one week 'til my first appointment. Today they called me to tell me of their new address. Duh people! I already visited you at your new address.
I asked Gary this morning if he thinks the docs will give me a hard time about my weight. Like me, he says that it will probably happen. I went over my speech with Gary and asked him what he thought. He liked it and thought that it got right to the point. This is what I plan to say IF they start in on it.
"There isn't anything that I can do about my weight now. I was this weight when I became pregnant with Elise and I gained about 16 pounds and had a completely healthy and normal pregnancy and delivery. Harping on this now will only make my pregnancy more stressful and that is not something that I am willing to happen. If my weight is going to be a problem for you, I think I should find another group of doctors."
I hope I do not have to give the speech. I've had too many doctors over the years who have made me feel like **** because of my weight and I'm not willing to take it anymore.
Well, this post is going to be about sex, or our lack of sex lately.
I can remember feeling a bit this way during my last pg.
1. I do not want to be crowded or touched. It just makes me want to vomit.
2. I'm scared. I spotted a week ago and I do not want to do anything until I am completely checked out.
3. I am exhausted. When he wants to get it on, I want to get to sleep.
Poor Gary! I hate that I don't want it or even feel remotely in the mood, but I cannot help it. I hardly even want to be cuddled (which I love) because it makes me want to vomit from being crowded.
I cannot wait for these 12-14 weeks to be over so I can start trying to patch us what has happened to our sex life.
Can we talk about zits?
Holy moly! I get them now and then, but these hurt! I got two right by my nose and I am crying they hurt so much.
Gotta love being pg
And I do!
Testing early has good and bad points. It was good because I found out early and has less waiting and worry. It is bad because it seems like this pregnancy is just dragging along sooooooo slooooooooow.
Only 4 more days until my 1st appointment! Gary *might* be able to get the day off, but it doesn't look terribly promising right now. He's low man this weekend so he works Fri, Sat and Sun and Mon and Tues are booked as well. It all evens out in the end. He loves his job and that is what matters.
I had a busy morning today. I was up at 6, showered by 7 (this in itself is a feat) and was off to the bank, post office and grocery store at 8:30. I managed to get all of my errands accomplished and was back home by 10!
I'm feeling pretty good today. I definitely have sore breasts today. I got out my *good* bra (it looks like armor) and have to admit that I'll need to order more, especially with the back pain I've been having lately.
I'm off to a Stamping Up! party tonight and hope that Elise is a good girl. I'm the only one who is brining a child, but I warned everyone before hand and they were fine with it.
Only one more day!
I cannot wait! Gary said that there is a slim chance that he will have the time off to come to the appointment. I'm not counting on it. If he's there, great...if not, we'll survive. I just wish he'd be there if it's bad news. I don't know why I'm concerned, but I am. With Elise, I never had a doubt (well not many) and now, all I can do it doubt.
I already have a belly and have lost some of my waistline. This concerns me a bit. We keep joking about twins. My symptoms are a bit worse, but I don't think they're BAD enough KWIM? I guess we'll see tomorrow.
Still feeling the same...nauseous, bloated, fatigue, emotional, lots of acne and just feeling well very pregnant.
(copied from Oct 2001)
Back from my first appointment...
We saw one baby and one heartbeat!
I am so relieved. The only bad part of the appointment was that my blood pressure was HIGH! I was very nervous, but it still is bad (130/90). He asked if I was on meds or had ever been on meds for high blood pressure (which I haven't been). I think I'm going to need them this time.
He ordered a thyroid panel and a GD test already! I will get another one around 28 weeks. The lab was "out to lunch" so I will need to go back for my bloodwork.
The only thing he said about weight was that he didn't want me to gain a lot, which is fine with me, but only time will tell I suppose.
Sara, Mom to Elise (10/01) & Luke (12/03)
Although I've been here, I haven't really been with it enough to write a nice post lately.
I'm fighting allergies (or a cold) and my butt is getting seriously kicked! My dr isn't keen on me taking much of anything until I'm 14 weeks, so here I suffer. The tylenol seemed to help my sore throat and the claritin seemed to help move things along, but it's sitting in my head and sinuses and my ears are all plugged up....NOT fun!
Being all stuffed up has made my m/s seem worse. I'm hungry, but just not motivated enough to eat. Nothing appeals to me and anything that I see just makes me want to run from the kitchen. I have yet to get the courage to attempt breakfast. I'm thinking cereal. We'll see.
9 weeks today! Only 5 more and I am past the first saftey zone. Things seem to be moving along a bit faster.