Alissa, there is no rhyme or reason to if something I eat bothers me. I can eat the same thing two days in a row and get sick off of it one day and not sick off it the other. I threw up a teeny bit yesterday and I feel like I could today, but so far it's stayed down. About the pain I mentioned: I posted this in April too, but.. the pain is exactly where baby has been kicking me. Isn't she too small to cause any kind of pain while kicking? Plus it's almost as if I need to stretch out the muscle, it doesn't hurt when I'm sitting or lying down. PLUS (and this is way TMI), I need to go potty - I can tell I need to go but I can't. So I'm drinking some milk. That usually sends me straight to the bathroom LOL But maybe that has something to do with it.
I hear ya about it being slow at work. I struggle every week to hit 40 hours (and truth be told, I never hit it) because I'm so super efficient! LOL. Seriously though, at 11, when my dept closes down I'm usually done with everything and then get this insane urge to go home and nap. Then when I wake up, I'm always like..okay TOMORROW I HAVE TO STAY. Especially since my bro isn't paying rent anymore, I need all the money I can get. AND DH is being sent home early because they don't have any work in the shipyard he works in. It's gonna be a rough Christmas for sure. (I always think *next year* I'll have money for Christmas and I NEVER DO! haha)
Bonita, I hope you get the answers you want on your test. ((HUGS))
AFM, I didn't go see my friend. She finally got in touch with me around 430 and told me she was going to get a Christmas tree and then go over her moms house. Her mom loves me, but she's hard for me to take in long periods of time. So I'm just gonna chill at home and obsess about this pain...
Ugg. I wish I could talk to someone who has had a tubal before. So yesterday I started spotting with no cramping. Then last night I had terrible stabbing pain only on my left side. Just as I am thinking I am going to need to go to the hospital it stopped and I was able to go to sleep. Now I am bleeding with clots (Sorry TMI), but still no cramps, just the occasional stabbing pain on the left side. Is it possible to pass a tubal pregnancy naturally?
Jessica and Alissa, I think know what pain you're talking about. I had this weird pain near my belly button that would come and go. I never figured out what it was...I had it off and on during my second trimester. I'm thinking it was just stretching/growing pains.
Jessica, I'm really sorry about your MILs dog. How sad...it's always so hard losing a pet. I've had to let 2 dogs go and I seriously could not do it. I had to have M take them.
All this talk about Wendy's is making me want a Spicy Chicken Sandwich! I seriously haven't had Wendy's in like 6+ years, I think...lol. I'm sorry you're still getting sick. Does it help at all to eat plain bland foods like crackers, soup, bananas, toast and rice?
Alissa, I'm sure your DH will get it all set up during his break. Some days I'm like "we still have plenty of time" and other days I'm freaking out and telling M "there is NO time left". I'm sure M thinks I've gone crazy...lol. LOL about Hypnobabies putting you to sleep. That would be awesome to just kind of sleep through the whole pushing a baby out of our lady parts bit. LOL I'm not even going to think about it right now. I've been pretty much putting everything off until January and last night I realized that January is only a few weeks away! WTH?! When did this happen?! lol
Bonita, I've never had a tubal so I'm not sure but I would think that the fact that you're passing clots is a good sign. I would go ahead and call your doctor just in case, though. I'm really sorry you are going through this. Please KUP about the HSG. I really hope you get the answers you are hoping for. (((((HUGS)))))
AFM, I have to venture out and buy some Christmas gifts for M. We decided to have a small Christmas this year which is fine because each year it gets harder and harder to find things to buy each other. I also have to return some stuff at the mall and go buy stuff to bake bunch of Christmas cookies but I'm thinking about skipping it this year...ugh...don't really feel like baking all freaking day. I'll probably go have lunch with Hubby today. Anyhoo...hope everyone is having a good Friday!
Bonita, with my tubal in January, it didn't hurt unless (TMI) I was having sex. Also, my HCG NEVER dropped. It rose sporadically, but it always went up. And I bled the entire time. And no, once the baby is lodged in your tube, it grows there. Even when I got the shots to "get rid" of the pregnancy, I never passed anything. Apparently your body just reabsorbs it, which is kind of gross.
Anyway, my point here is - if your HCG went back to zero and it never got real high (mine went up to 18900), I doubt it's a tubal. If it was a tubal, you'd still be giving off HCG from the baby growing in your tube.
Jina, I think the same way too sometimes. I've got all this time left...then I'm like OMG NO I DONT. Haha. That's the ONLY thing I eat at Wendys - a spicy chicken sandwich. I don't like hamburgers ANYWAY and since being pregnant I can't eat them. And no, it doesn't help to eat bland food. Baby girl just has a mind of her own about what she'll take and what she won't...and when.
Jessica - I know what you mean about just wanting to go home and take a nap, and then not getting in your hours. I am salaried, but I still feel like I should make some effort to be here 40ish hours a week. But since it's been so slow lately, I find myself coming in later and later....I really need to get on that before somebody feels the need to have a talk with me about it or something. That is weird that you still get sick and with no pattern to it whatsoever. I feel so bad for you, but you kind of seem like you've accepted it for the most part, like "Oh well, I may throw up today. What are you gonna do?" You're a trouper!
Bonita - I'm sorry you're still going through this. (((hugs))) I have never had a tubal either, but I agree with Jina that you should probably call your doctor and see if they are concerned with it, or if they think things are progressing okay from the sounds of your symptoms. I'm so glad that you are having your test on Monday. I'm sure it will be a relief to get some answers.
AFM - Ohmygosh, I am so freaking busy this time of year (at home, not at work, which makes being at work that much harder.) Tonight when I pick up T, I have to take him to a toystore so he can pick out a toy for a friend. No idea what I'm doing for dinner, leaning towards some sort of take out. Tomorrow morning, I have to take T to gymnastics, and then run him over to DH's cousin's house. DH's cousin is babysitting him for me since DH has a Debate Tournament. Then, I have to go all the way across town to my SIL's house because she is going to help me make my present for DH. I am making a painting of our dog, because he is obsessed with our dog (it's kind of a running joke in our house how she is his favorite person in the whole world.) I am soooo not artistic, but my SIL is, and I have a plan.
I took this picture of our dog (seriously, how cute is she with those big eyes? Like a freaking cartoon):
I cropped most of the background out and printed it in black and white, about the size of a regular peice of paper. I was reading online that you can take a tracing of a photograph on tracing paper, and actually paper mache that tracing right on to a canvas to help guide your painting, as long as you are using thick enough paint like oil or acrylic (watercolor wouldn't work.) So, I am just going to trace her, cut out the tracing, and paper mache that onto canvas. The background is just going to be a solid color (I'm thinking red) and then I will paint her using the tracing as a guide. And, I'll have my super-artsy SIL (who could probably paint the whole thing by hand anyway) to help me.
Okay, so then, on Saturday night, we are going to my MIL's house for a Chanukkah party. I am supposed to bring guacamole, but I seriously don't know if I am going to have the time/energy to make guacamole, so I am thinking about grabbing a thing of Holy Guacamole and throwing it in a bowl and seeing if anyone notices.
On Sunday, we have a Chanukkah brunch at DH's cousin's house in the morning, a birthday party for T's friend in the afternoon, and then we are supposed to go to my mom and dad's for dinner and to watch a bunch of old Christmas movies (Rudolph, the Grinch, Frosty.)
The good news is, I am almost done with my holiday shopping. DH will be done after Saturday, I have presents ordered for my brother, SIL, and parents. I just need to get T a few more small things, and then I need to get something small for his daycare lady, and then I am done! (DH is on his own getting stuff for his mom and dad and sister for Chanukkah...he can handle it.) Pshew!
I forgot Jina!!!
Jina - I totally know what you mean about how it gets harder to buy for each other every year. That's why DH and I switched to homemade presents. It's kind of fun, and thoughtful, and really neither of us needs anything and we have gotten each other all of the cool gifts already. We used to go alllll out for the holidays, and now it's like "I will paper mache a picture of our dog onto canvas and hope for the best."
I don't blame you for not wanting to bake all day. I was thinking about baking some sort of holiday cookie, but now I am thinking who needs all that sugar...or something....lol!
Alissa, what a cute doggie! DH has his moms dog here, but the one that's always in his lap? My little boy miniature schnauzer. That dog was on his death bed and I made him better and spent all that time and money...and who does he love? Tim! LOL. Seriously, my dog is ....pretty freakin awesome. I mean, I love dogs anyway, but Smokey? Ah, he's the best! HOWEVER, DH isn't obsessed with him - I am! I have more schnauzer ornaments on my tree than regular Christmas ornaments LOL I have a schnauzer watch (that I don't wear), tshirts, thingy on my car, steering wheel cover, license plate wrap around thing... LOLOLOL My little girl dog is a schnauzer too and cute as button, but she can be a butthead sometimes. That's too cool what you're doing for your DH! I get to buy mine socks and underwear this year. YES!
And yes, LMAO... I have reached the point where I'm just like..ugh, I'm gonna throw up. Then I throw up and carry on. MOST times, sometimes if it's bad I cry and apologize to DH. *eyeroll*
Bonita, you're welcome. If you have any other questions about a tubal, don't hesitate to ask. It was definitely a scary experience.
Jessica, lol@ baby girl having a mind of her own....sounds like a girl to me! Hopefully she won't be as picky about her food once she's here.
Alissa, your pup is adorable! I love the idea of giving your DH a painting of her! Haha...I kinda want to do it for M too (since he's obsessed with out pup too) but I'm a terrible artist so I'd have to cheat and commission someone else to do it and take credit for it...lol..jk! M would figure out pretty quickly that it wasn't painted by me! haha! I would love to see the finished product!
Sounds like you had a busy busy weekend! Yay for almost being done with your Christmas shopping! I *think* I'm almost done too. I pretty much already know what I need to buy so the hard part is done and I just need to go get them.
AFM, I think I'm *almost* all better. I'm still slightly congested but it's not too bad. I'm still exhausted though. I was hoping the iron supplement would make me feel better but so far I really haven't noticed a huge difference. Boo!
Anyhoo, We had a busy weekend shopping for Christmas gifts and working on the nursery some more. I think we're making progress but it's very slow...lol.
Anyone else having a really mild winter so far? It's seriously been 80 degrees here during the day and 60-65 at night. We had a cold front move in last night but it's supposed to warm back up to 80 in a few days. I swear...I bought 2 new pairs of boots and a jacket few months ago and I haven't had a chance to wear them at all! I guess we're going to have a really warm Christmas.
Anyway, I hope everyone is having a good Monday!