Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A 20 week update!

Fresh from ultrasoundville!

Baby was looking good, on track, and appears to be in good health. The tech did a good job of not showing us the sex and the pictures we came home with are all profile face shots so no one gets out their medical dictionarys and tries to figure it out themselves. Thankfully she told us that even if we wanted to know, we probably wouldn't have been able to... The bug remained super active the whole time and wouldn't sit still or uncrossed his legs for her to get good spinal shots.

We did get video of the bug's foot brush up on his head a few times. Flexible and already trying to kick himself!

I'll post pictures later!

-- Post From My iPhone

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Picture Progression and other ramblings...

It's hard to tell, but my boobs did not get smaller in the second picture, my stomach is just larger! I am up at least a full cup and chest size and have moved into the "bras I bought when I thought was bigger than I actually was" section of my dresser drawer. Besides a growing belly, which I have no complaints over, and a barage of crazy sickness that hasn't seemed to leave my side since the first week of September...I have been a very boring Melissa.

Speaking of the sick. I finally was able to come up with my own diagnosis via my mom and dr.google for the nausea, coughing, sore throat, acidy mouth I had been experiencing off and on for some time.....acid indigestion. I apparently, having never had this before, have had this problem for well over a month. It had gotten severe enough to cause a mimic'd cold to which I was about to kick some serious ass of some coworker for giving me...once I figured out which of the many sick ones had actually infected me with it. A trip to the grocery store at midnight and a purchase of pepcid confirmed my diagnosis and suddenly I feel like a normal person....with a growing belly.

One of the 109 symptoms I seem to be experiencing as of late is crappy hair. Why I couldn't have been one of those with thick locks that shine and glow like a goddess' I don't know. Instead, my hair was turning ashy at the roots as some new craptastic ash brown color started to grow where my reddish brown should have been. This was actually making it look like I was going gray. So, I chopped it all off. I sat down in a chair and said....pixie, but edgy. I ended up with a half kate gosse.lin meets rihanna kind of a do, that hopefully grows out nicely and I can get it re-styled in a few weeks to something more like what I asked for.

The nursery is coming along, as in it is filling full of hand me downs and clearance clothes I find. We haven't painted or even found a dresser. If I could just get a dresser in there I would stop having these panicky looks when I walked in that room. I hate clutter especially clutter that doesn't have a home. It is starting to smell like a baby, which is weird, but we keep the room closed off so the scavengers (aka bustah, sadie, and pita) don't wander in so I think the smell is just from some of the baby bath products we've gotten for registering...but it is a cool feeling to walk in and have it smell like a nursery minus poop.

On a last note, if everyone reading this could comment (hello! is a perfectly acceptable comment) so I can get a feeling on who I am writing to and if anyone out there is still listening....that would be fantastic and it would make me feel less crazy. thanks!
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A good ol update.

I know, I have been missing.

Super not so hot feeling mixed with super busy at work equals not a blog friendly Melissa.

I know... 18 weeks and still sick with the nausea. Awesome.

My stomach is starting to pull and feel uncomfortable if I stretch, I am thinking things should be popping out in a week or so (like my belly button and a full on "oh when are you due" kind of belly...rather than the "lay off the doritos" kind). I think I've felt the baby moving quite a few times but now I go crazy when I haven't felt him move for a day. I know this is pretty common but still...

Our big ultrasound is in two weeks. I am waning on finding out the sex, 60% of me wants to know if I am right as I think it's a boy.

I should be able to post some more pics this week as things should calm down this week.

-- Post From My iPhone

Friday, October 2, 2009

Omg 5 days have passed

Since I have thrown up or had a migraine. (knocking on wood). I was able to get some migraine meds from the doctor so I will be one happy camper if the symptoms show again. My dr appt went well, besides a few hiccups. It was an Hour and a half appt because of some behind the scenes issue and a hiccup I caused! I happened to throw some why should I questions at the doctor about the swine flu vaccine... Ash and I had some doubts about the haste in the production of this vaccine and without knowing the potential side effects later. I was quickly stopped in my tracks. My doctor said yes, interupting me and a little teary, which was strange. He explained that the woman who had died in my town (puyallup, wa) from swine flu after spending time in a coma and having an emergency c-section before dying was at one point his patient. He was the ob on call at the hospital when the decision had to be made to deliver the 2 1/2 month early baby. I felt awful and like I had offended him. But, now I understand his take, and we will be going ahead with the vaccine.

In good news, I did feel the baby move a few times this week. Felt like little guppies in a fisbowl. In bad news, I have lost three pounds instead of gaining some... This is no good. My baby bump, a full on one now, is coming from somewhere... the pounds must be transfering from other parts of my body.

I am getting weird side effects of pregnancy now. Anxiety about the baby room. Hungry but not. What I call reverse hiccuping (taking in a breath instead of a hiccup but just as often). Crazy heart thumping that sends me into a panic at night.

Overall, it's good to be on my way and not throwing up. That's all I can ask for.

-- Post From My iPhone