Monthly Archives: April 2010

Days 61 & 62 – April 30, 2010

I don’t have much to update about, but considering that I probably won’t post anything over the weekend, I figured I should at least write something today.

I’ve been feeling great for the past two days. That’s pretty much the only update I’ve got. Feeling good. I have been hiccuping like crazy, I guess that counts as an update too. See ya Monday.

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Day 60 – April 28, 2010

I started today off with a nice puke session – woo hoo! I guess there really will be some days when my medicine just doesn’t work. It’s no big deal though. This is the first time in two weeks I’ve gotten sick. I think I went two weeks without getting sick last time too. So basically…I’ve gotten sick twice in one month. I can handle that.

I had my second appointment today. It was pretty great. We got to hear the baby’s heartbeat again on the fetal doppler. I liked the lady who did it. She was really nice and explained to me what all they listen for on the doppler. She listened for a good while and put it up to my ear so that I could hear it too. After a few seconds of listening to the heartbeat, we heard another loud noise. It was like a quick bump. She laughed and told me that was the sound of the baby kicking. I thought that was pretty darn awesome! She told me that the heartbeat sounded healthy, which made me happy. I believe she said it was beating at 156 BPM.

I also found out today that I’ve only gained ONE pound since my last visit. That means that for my entire first trimester, I only gained a pound. I’m pretty proud of myself for that!

My doctor informed me today that he isn’t going to do another ultrasound on me until June. I am pretty bummed about that. The last time I went in, he told me that we could find out the sex at about 18-20 weeks. My appointments are always scheduled at the end of the month, so by my next appointment I’ll be about 18 weeks. I assumed that we would find out then, since Dr. Smith had told me 18-20 weeks at my first appointment. Nope. We will have to wait until the end of June to find out. So I’ll be about 22 weeks pregnant when I found out what I’m having. I really hate that, but I guess there isn’t much I can do about it.

Day 59 – April 27, 2010

I don’t really feel like blogging right now. That’s because I’m eating my second lemon ice of the day of the hour. Good thing they are only 100 calories each. They are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO yummy!

I am 13 weeks today. Some people say the first trimester is over at 12 weeks, while others say your 13th week is the last week of the first tri. Either way, I will for sure be out of it (by ALL calculations)  next Tuesday. I think I should have some sort of party.

This week, baby martian is the size of a jumbo shrimp…yes…a jumbo shrimp.

I’m not sure if I’ll ever look at my seafood the same way again. Babycenter’s other food comparisons haven’t really bothered me, but for some reason, that shrimp makes me feel yucky. Perhaps it’s the color that bothers me?

Days 56, 57 & 58 – April 26, 2010

I’ll probably be doing three day updates every Monday from here on out. Benji and I don’t have internet access from home, and since the WordPress app on my phone has been known to delete entire posts, I am afraid to use it now.  This is really just a great excuse for me to be lazy over the weekends and not update 😉

This past Saturday was marvelous. After feeling groggy all day Friday, I was able to stay in my PJs for pretty much the entire day on Saturday. It was wonderful. I honestly thought I would sleep in until 10 at least, but I ended up waking up at 7:30 that morning. I already felt  pretty darn refreshed when I woke up. After cooking breakfast, I spent most of the morning on the couch. I did leave for a little while to make a quick trip to the grocery store and library.  Although Benji was working on a paper for most of the day, we were still able to spend plenty of time together. It was a wonderful day and was just what I needed – there’s nothing more I can say about it!

Yesterday was a bit different. I was in a funk. It didn’t really hit until we were headed home after church and then all of sudden…BAM!!! The lovely prego hormones kicked in and pretty much ruined the rest of the day for me (well…not all of it, but most of it!). It’s funny to think about it today, but yesterday it wasn’t funny at all. I was a mess…crying, for no reason at all! That’s the worst kind of crying to me! It’s uncontrollable. You feel blue and you feel the need to cry, but there is no real reason to feel that way…you just do. It frustrates me because I don’t feel like Ashley when I’m like that.

Anyways, we went to a movie together to see if that would help my mood – it didn’t. On the way home, I broke down into tears. I felt so bad for Benji because I know it’s no fun to be around a mopey person, but he was wonderful about it. When we got home he just started doing everything he could to cheer me up – from hugs to a picnic on our front lawn and everything else in between. I ended up feeling better just through the realization of how absolutely blessed I am to be married to this man. He is always great to me, but yesterday was something else. He could have shut himself up in a room with a book, leaving me to walk through that mess alone, but he didn’t. Instead, he walked through it with me. It really blessed me that he did that for me.

I’ll stop being mushy now.

Today has been the typical Monday. I’m feeling normal again, in regards to my emotions – THANK YOU JESUS!! I have my next appointment on Wednesday and I’m really looking forward to hearing the baby’s heartbeat again. That’s pretty much it for now.

Day 55 – April 23, 2010

Today has been….like a dream. I updated yesterday about the fatigue not being so bad, but it has seriously kicked my butt today. It’s almost as if wanted to say “You don’t think I’m so bad?! I’ll show you!!!” I just feel…groggy. I’m sure I look like I’m high or something too. My eyes have been half-shut for most of the day and I have to tilt my head slightly to see anything around me. They are a little glassy too. Yep…I look like a pot smoker. Needless to say, my bed is going to be a place of heavenly rest tonight. With the major storms coming in tomorrow, I’m not so sure I’ll even manage to get out of bed this weekend. Ohhhhh…it is going to be WONDERFUL.

Days 53 & 54 – April 22, 2010

Yesterday was pretty nice. I worked and had class immediately afterwards. Honestly, I wasn’t really looking forward to that, but I felt great so that made everything a little better. By the time Benji and I both got home from school, it was time for bed. My bedtime has been getting earlier and earlier over the past few weeks. I feel like a loser sometimes because I’m out cold by 9PM, but man…it feels so good. This pregnancy fatigue is killer, but when you give in to it…there’s no better feeling! I would compare it to popping a couple of Benadryls and then snoozing. It’s kind of funny because before I was pregnant I thought that the fatigue would bother me more than any other symptom, but it really hasn’t bothered me at all. Sure…it sucks when you’re falling asleep at work, but I haven’t had too many days like that. When it does hit me at work, it just gives me a good excuse to take a walk around the office.

One pregnancy symptom I didn’t think would bother me: peeing A LOT. However, I’m beginning to wonder just how many times a person can pee in one day? I feel like I’ve been going every ten minutes. I really wasn’t expecting to deal with this so soon. Isn’t this supposed to happen later on in pregnancy, and not in the beginning? Maybe I misunderstood that. Oh well. It’s really nothing to complain about. It’s more funny than anything.

Today has been pretty lovely. I’m still feeling great. I haven’t had any nausea since last week, which makes me really happy! I keep thinking that it will come back at any moment, but so far it has not – YIPPEE!

I’m really looking forward to going home tonight. Benji and I will both be at home…together…for the entire evening. This is first for us this week. We’re going to sit on the couch and watch TV. That just sounds absolutely delightful to me. A nice, lazy, brainless activity, with the one I love. Ahhh…

Day 52 – April 20, 2010

Benji Here,
The baby is three months old today and it’s looking more like a human and less like a martian!!! See:

It’s now the size of a plum, and hopefully this marks the end of the 1st trimester. That means Ashley might not be nauseous as often as she has been. We don’t have any names set in stone yet. We’ll probably wait until we find out what it is to pick out names. We are both really excited. There are a lot of unknowns like where we’ll be living and where I’ll be working,  but we know that this life is in God’s hands (as well as ours) and that this baby is a blessing. We can’t wait until November!

Days 49, 50 & 51 – April 19, 2010

I feel like I have nothing to blog about as far as my pregnancy symptoms go. I consider this a good thing. I have felt great for the past few days. I have been dealing with some fatigue, but other than that, things are gravy baby! Tomorrow I will be three months pregnant. This freaks me out a little bit. That means we have about six months left until our little one arrives! That blows my mind. I keep trying to picture what it will be like and I just can’t wrap my mind around it. All I know is that I am very excited and I can’t wait to meet our kid. I don’t want to wish the time away, but I hope November gets here quickly! I’m feeling rather impatient these days.

Day 48 – April 16, 2010

I don’t really have much to update on today. I have felt great, which is such a relief! I guess there will just be some days when my medicine doesn’t work. Who knows. I’ll be out of the dreaded first trimester soon though, so hopefully it won’t be a problem for too much longer!

Days 45, 46 & 47 – April 15, 2010

Okay…apparently the WordPress app on my phone is absolute crap. I updated yesterday, and once again it deleted it. Ugh!

Here is pretty much what I said:

Yesterday was a very fun, but busy day. After work, I headed over to Sokol Park to meet up with Kathryn and Will. They allowed me to play pretend soccer/softball mom with their kids while they went on a date. It was fun to be able to hang out with the girls and watch their games. I also think it was an awesome way to practice for the road ahead 🙂 Maddie and Anna are really awesome. They make me a little less terrified of having a girl. Yes, you read that correctly. I’m afraid of having a girl. I’m also about 100% sure that that’s what I’m having. Don’t get me wrong…I’m excited about possibly having a little girl, just nervous about it. I just know how I was with my mom…and well…I’m scared of that haha

I felt pretty great yesterday, but I can’t really say the same for today. I have no idea why, but for some reason my wonder drug, Zofran, is not working its wonders today. I have been feeling pretty gross all day. The thought of any kind of food makes me sick. I just think that is so ridiculous. You’re nauseous, the thought of food is making you want to puke, but if your stomach empties, it makes you feel even worse. So…I’ve basically had to force-feed myself crackers all day. I couldn’t even eat lunch. At about 1:30, I started to feel slightly better, so I tried to eat some cereal. That ended up just making me feel terrible again. It’s very frustrating. I’m praying that this is just a one day thing and that my medicine hasn’t completely stopped working. Even if it has, I guess I should just be thankful that I got nearly two weeks in without feeling sick. The second trimester is about 1-2 weeks away (depending on what website you use). Hopefully this stuff will disappear when the first trimester does.

And now for today…today I feel okay. I don’t feel as badly as I did yesterday, but I also don’t feel a 100% normal either. I would probably say that I feel unstable more than anything. I’m not currently fighting the urge to puke, but I feel like I could be there at any moment. I’m praying against that though. Hopefully today will be good.