Monthly Archives: May 2010

Day 90 – May 28, 2010

I keep having baby cuddling dreams. Seriously…I’ve had about four this week. They are great and all, but I’m always so disappointed when I wake up to find that #1 I’m still pregnant and my baby isn’t here yet and #2 I have to go to work. I might as well get used to it though. I’ve read that these only increase the closer you get to your due date. It has something to do with causing your “motherly” instincts to come out so you can love your baby more. I already love my baby lots, though I’m sure I haven’t felt anything compared to what I will feel when he/she gets here. Can’t wait for that.

I’m so looking forward to this weekend. Not only is it a three dayer, but I get to hang out with some of my bestest buds in the whole wide world! My weekend starts with a girl day with Kristy and Jess. I am seriously in need of this. I don’t know what the day will involve other than ice cream and my gal pals, but it is sure to be awesome. Sunday will be awesome because it’s Sunday and Monday will be awesome because it will involve a couple road trip with Katie, Blake, Ashley & Benji! It’s going to be a splendid and refreshing weekend. Bring it on.

Did I mention that I think the nausea is finally easing up? I’m excited about that too!

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Day 88 – May 26, 2010

Our doctors appointment this morning went well. I haven’t gained any weight since my last visit which is absolutely insane to me! That means that for seventeen weeks, I’ve only gained one pound. How the heck is that even possible?! I feel like all I do is eat these days. I am constantly hungry. I was expecting to have gained at least two to three pounds, but nope…nothing! I even got a couple of stretch marks this month, but I guess it’s just from the baby pushing everything up? Who knows, but its certainly not from weight gain.

I did succeed in talking the doc into letting us have the ultrasound in mid-June instead of at the very end of June. This makes me happy! We find out what we’re having on June 16th…only three weeks from now! I have A LOT going on between now and then, so I’m sure it will fly! Man…I seriously am way pumped about it.

I am going to be making another post after this one. It’s about pregnancy boobs and the things they do, and I’d rather no boys read it. It’s nothing too crazy, mainly just a funny story. Anyways, I’m going to password protect it, so if you want to read it, just ask me for the password and I’ll give it to you 🙂

Day 87 – May 25, 2010

Not much is going on today, just mainly looking forward to tomorrow and hearing the baby’s heartbeat again. I’m hoping I can talk my doctor into not making us wait until the end of June to find out what we’re having. I’d be happy with mid-June, if he’ll let us do it then!

I am 17 weeks today. For some reason, I was thinking I’d be 18 weeks at my May appointment. Must be the prego brain. Now I can see why my doctor said it was too early. I’ve still had friends find out at 17 weeks though.

It’s really hard to believe how fast the baby is growing. He/She is now 5 inches long from head to rump. This week his/her skeleton will be changing from soft cartilage to bone. This kid will no doubt be kicking the crap out of me pretty soon.

Day 86 – May 24, 2010

Well, it’s Monday! I can’t say that I mind though because we get to go to the doctor again this week!

This weekend was very productive. My parents brought the baby bed and dresser to the house and we got them moved into the baby room. It took a lot longer than any of us expected. We got the baby bed into the house just fine, but it was too wide to fit through the doorway of the baby room. Blaine and Benji ended up having to take it apart and put it back together. It wasn’t as easy as it sounds though. That thing was way complicated and took like two hours to get into the room.

You all know I took pictures of the event:

It feels pretty nice to have the spare bedroom cleaned out and semi-converted into a baby room. Next step: find out what we’re having and decorate!!!!! Thanks Mom and Blaine for driving to t-town and helping move everything in! Love you both.

Today I’m feeling pretty good. Baby Martian has been particularly active today, which makes me feel even better than I already do! I think I may have forgotten to tell my blog readers that I can feel him/her now. It’s true. I can feel baby Martian doing the Cha-Cha. It’s pretty neat. I wasn’t expecting to feel it so soon, but I’m so glad that I can! So far I can only feel it when I’m sitting down. I can’t wait until Benji can feel it!!!

Day 83 – May 21, 2010

I meant to update yesterday, but things were a little tense in the online world and I forgot. My bad.

Well, I’ve officially had my first cravings of pregnancy. I wasn’t sure I’d have them, because up until now I’ve had nothing but aversions to most foods. Boy was I wrong. I love bacon these days. It started last week. I wanted a BLT. Then it developed into me wanting just straight up bacon every single day. This is what I’m like on a daily basis (just ask Benji):

Just pretend that bag of Beggin’ Strips is a package of bacon, and you’ve got a perfect picture of me and my bacon cravings.  I just want to know why I can’t crave something healthy? Why can’t I crave berries or something like that?  Seriously? I mean bacon is straight up fat and salt (although I did buy the low sodium kind…as if that made a huge difference). Oh well. I’m trying to have it in moderation…meaning not every single day. I’d hate to clog my heart during this pregnancy, but I just want some bacon.

Today I had a random craving for steak. I’m hoping that was a one time thing. Lord knows I don’t need to be craving something else that’s bad for my heart.

Day 81 – May 19, 2010

My friend Misty posted this to Facebook the other day:

It is one of the funniest/grossest sites I’ve ever seen and it definitely has me terrified of parenthood. I’ll be honest, there have been times throughout my pregnancy when I’ve thought “Oh God…what have I gotten myself into?!” I feel bad for admitting this, but from what I’ve read, it’s pretty normal to feel a small sense of dread at some points during your pregnancy. In fact, they even blame it on the hormones. So…maybe that means I’m not a horrible person? I hope not. I am definitely excited, but the excitement is equally met with fear. Will I be a good mom? How will I know what to do after I leave the hospital? Will I gag while changing diapers? (yes…this is really a question I have haha)

We’ve had nothing but positive comments and encouragement from friends and family. Many people have told us we’ll make great parents, but whenever I hear that I think “what makes you so sure?”

I don’t know. I guess this is my confession blog. I’m totally afraid of becoming a mom. There, I said it….well…typed it anyways.

Day 80 – May 18, 2010

Well my hair turned out pretty stellar. The girl who did it ended up being prego too, so we had lots to talk about while I got my hair did. It was fun and I will definitely be going back to her in the future 🙂

Today I am four months pregnant. Most of the time, it feels like time is draggin’, but on days like today, I’m just in awe at how quickly the time is passing. Here is what baby martian looks like right about now:

Within the past two weeks or so, I’ve definitely noticed that my body is “expanding” and it’s not just from bloating anymore. I’ve actually had my pants unbuttoned all day today (that’s slightly embarrassing to admit).  This is pretty exciting and dreadful, all at the same time. I’m already experiencing discomfort at times and my true prego belly hasn’t even arrived yet. What’s it going to be like when I have a gigantic watermelon parked out front? I guess only time will tell.

My maternity pictures are on August 12th (the photographer said taking maternity pics in the seventh month is the best because my face won’t be all puffy yet) and I’m so anxious to see what my belly will look like by then…

Day 79 – May 17, 2010

I wanted to update Friday, but I was way too busy and ended up not having time. Most of you who know me, know that I get my hair did all the time. I’ve heard that dying your hair during pregnancy is no big deal, but I decided to wait until the second trimester to do so just to be on the safe side. I made an appointment to have my hair colored on Friday. I was pretty excited about making those nasty roots disappear. Well, after three hours of sitting in a chair (and I’m surprised that I didn’t have to pee once during that three hours!) my hair was finally finished…and it was bad. I’m pretty picky about my hair. I went to cosmetology school, so I know most of the techniques used in coloring. I could tell that my hair would be a disaster just by watching the process the lady used to color it. The top portion of my hair ended up being A LOT darker than the rest of my hair. Not wanting to sit through another three hour dye job, I decided to go home and wash it a few times to see if it got any better. It didn’t. It actually got worse.

Today I called the salon on my lunch break, and thankfully they were very nice about it. They are going to redo my hair tonight and I’ve already met with the stylist who will be doing it. I told her what the other lady did wrong, and she was surprised that the lady even did my hair that way. The fact that she was surprised made me feel better…and a little less crazy. Anyways…I’m excited. Hopefully it will be stellar and I will have a stylist that I can continue to go to for my hair-dying needs.

Other than my pregnancy hair-dying adventures, I have no real update. I spent yesterday feeling pretty crappy, but luckily that feeling disappeared with a new day, so today has been pretty grand.

Tomorrow I will be FOUR months pregnant…how crazy is that?!

Day 75 – May 13, 2010

I have a junk food stash under my desk. This is not the norm for me. This stash just kind of appeared all of a sudden. Lately I’ll want something one day, and then the next day it’ll disgust me, which has left me with this:

A bunch of crap that will never get eaten. Today, my snack of choice was Cheese Nips. I just know that tomorrow I will come in and the thought of a cheese nip will make me sick. It’s so friggin’ weird. If I have it, I don’t want it. If I don’t have it…I gotta get it!

Anyways, today has been kind of…blah. I didn’t get much sleep last night, so that left me feeling groggy and nauseous this morning. The nausea wore off at about 3PM, but I’m still feeling very groggy. I’m planning a date with the couch after work! Hopefully, I’ll get some rest tonight, but I’m not counting on it. I haven’t been sleeping well at all this week. Mainly because I have to pee a gazillion times a night. Last night I woke up four times!!! Each time I woke up, it would take an eternity for me get back to sleep. So annoying, but I suppose I might as well get used to it. It’s only going to get worse the bigger I get.