Monthly Archives: March 2010

Day 20 – March 19, 2010

Benji’s update yesterday cracked me up! I decided that it would be fun to have both of us updating this thing, instead of just me, so hopefully he’ll be updating more often! Today I’ve been feeling pretty good, although I did start to feel a bit nauseous a few minutes ago. Hopefully that won’t last too long though. I’m happy to report that I finally feel like I’m beginning to get over this cold. I can breathe out of my left nostril, and hopefully the right nostril will soon follow! That’s about all I have for you today. Wasn’t this a great update?!

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Day 19 – March 18, 2010

Hi, this is Benji, the dad-to-be. Ashley asked me to fill in on the blog-posting today.  So far, Ashley’s been a real trooper through the sickness and the rest of the junk that comes in the first trimester. I can tell she feels awful a lot of the time, but she knows it’s going to be worth it. We are both very excited about the baby and can’t wait to find out more about it. Is there only one? If so, is it a boy or a girl? We can’t really pick out a name until we know what it is. I also can’t wait until I can stop referring to it as an “it.” Both of us have been very busy and stressed out this semester with our jobs and classes, but the baby is something that we are looking forward to and sometimes it helps keep us going.

Here’s a picture of what the baby looks like now:

See the cute little tail?
I’m hoping he/she looses that before nine months, but we’ll love the tail and all if not.

Day 18 – March 17, 2010

Not much to write about today. Nausea was here this morning, but it went away about an hour before my lunch break. I’ll probably get to experience it again before the day is over. Overall, today has been good. It’s St. Patrick’s Day and I have an excuse to pinch people who aren’t wearing green – of course, it’s been a good day! Also adding to the goodness of my day is the fact that Benji and I are going to be meeting some sweet friends of ours for dinner at Depalmas tonight. Yummy. Hopefully the nausea will stay away tonight so that I can enjoy the time spent with our friends.

Day 17 – March 16, 2010

I feel great today (minus having a slight cold)! I’m so thankful that the nausea comes and goes, instead of sticking around all the time. I feel like I can handle it the way it is. If I felt like I did yesterday for the entire first trimester, I’m not really sure what I would do with myself! The thought of any food made me sick. I had to pretty much force feed myself all day yesterday and even then, I could never finish a meal because I would have the urge to get sick. The thought of food that I normally LOVE (Mexican, for example) turned my stomach. I’m feeling much better today, however.

I’ve had the off and on nausea since I’ve been pregnant, and hopefully it will continue on like this. This may sound weird, but I do like being nauseous sometimes because it reassures me that the baby is okay. On the other hand, I don’t like being nauseous because well…I’m nauseous and it’s very unpleasant. Basically, the off and on nausea works well for me because it allows me to have peace of mind on the sick days, but also gives me a day or two in between to recover physically without worrying if something is wrong. 😉

I meant to post these earlier, and forgot.
Here are a couple of pictures from the night we found out:

Day 16 – March 15, 2010

Last night I had another crazy prego dream. In the dream, I went to have my first ultrasound. At first, they told me I was having twins, but after about a minute of looking around, they began to see other babies floating around on the ultrasound screen. As the babies floated by, I counted them. There were ten of them…that’s right – TEN babies!!! I was surprisingly calm in my dream, but I do remember freaking out at one point and thinking “Oh god! I’m going to have to be on welfare!”

I blame this dream and my decaplet fears on Nicole Richardson. She has been saying that I’m pregnant with four babies for about a week and a half now. I guess we’ll know for sure how many babies are in my belly come March 30th! LOL

Day 15 – March 14, 2009

I’m updating from my phone, so this will be short and sweet 🙂 Today has been great for the most part. I felt really sick this morning, but that went away shortly before lunch time. Thankfully, I wasn’t feeling nearly as sick as I did last night. I don’t think I could have made it to church feeling that way! Some ladies at the VCC recommended that I buy some ginger snaps and ginger ale for the nausea so I stopped by Publix on the way home. I had the ginger snaps earlier this afternoon and so far, so good! I guess we will see how it goes with all the ginger. I’ve never really been a fan of it, but if it works, it works!

Day 14 – March 13, 2010

Feeling like I may ralph any minute now…and I’m bloated like whoa. I’ve got nothing else to say. Bleh.

Day 13 – March 12, 2010

I’m really excited to see Benji as a father. I’ve always known he would be a great dad. If you saw him interact with his little sisters, or any child for that matter, you would think the same thing. Benji is a kid magnet. I’ve always loved that about him. Anytime we go visit my family in Gordo, the kids are all over him. Someone usually ends up scolding the kids, or telling them to leave Benji alone for a minute, but Benji doesn’t mind. He’s just so loving. It’s quite cute.

To my surprise, he has been keeping up with the baby’s development. I say “to my surprise” because I just always assumed that I would be the one informing him of the new developments. Boy was I wrong!  There are times that I think he may even know more than I do about it. The other night he informed me that this week, our child will begin to grow its ears, nose and mouth. While I already knew this, I thought it was so adorable that he had researched it on his own. He asked me when he should start reading to him/her. I got so excited about him wanting to read to the baby, that I decided to go ahead and have him read that night, even though the baby won’t be able to hear us until the second trimester. Maybe it’s pointless to have him reading The Princess and Curdie to our little lentil bean, but I don’t care…I’m soaking it up. It’s the sweetest thing. There is no doubt that this child is going to have Benji wrapped around his/her little finger.

Day 12 – March 11, 2010

It’s been a long and stressful day. My mood has improved since yesterday, but I still wouldn’t say that today has been the greatest. I’ve never really been one to have major mood swings, but I’ve definitely been having them for the past few days. One minute I’ll be happy and then the next I’ll be annoyed or mad…ready to chew someone out. It’s pretty funny. I’m just trying to remember to be nice to Benji. I’d hate for him to have to suffer because of my swangin’ moods, although I’m sure it’ll happen at some point during the pregnancy 😉

Day 11 – March 10, 2010

This one will be short.
I’m in a bad mood for no reason.
I’ve been like this all day.
I guess that’s part of this.