Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Playing the waiting game

Well I haven't written since Saturday because I just can't think of anything except getting our ultrasound on Friday! We are hoping to hear the heartbeat and see our cute little baby. We'll try to remember to take a tape recorder with us so we can record the sound of the hearbeat if we get to hear it. I'll be 10 weeks and 1 day on Friday, so here's hoping!

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Katrina looks like she'd rather visit New Orleans

Well let's all breathe a sigh of relief! Looks like Hurricane Katrina will be missing all of us in Florida pretty much. I don't think it did much to any of our family. Went south of Pt. St. Lucie for a change, way south of Lake Placid, and looks like it will miss Tampa, Gainesville, Ocala and Jacksonville completely. Whew!

I feel bad for the residents in Louisiana though. Looks like they are going to get seriously messed up by a category FOUR! Man, and we thought this was gonna just be a tropical storm blowing into Florida. Just goes to show that with all the technology we have, we still can't really guess what it's going to do in the end!

Well, we're all fine here. I might be over the nausea. It's been a few days with only small patches, usually when I'm exhausted in the evening. And yesterday I was able to stay out till 10:30 at a friend's house, have a huge dinner, and I was starving for a big mac and fries earlier in the day, after eating TWO pbj's! Hello! Looks like the appetite is back! :)

We're just waiting for Tom's financial aid to come in now. We'll pay some bills and hopefully have the money for the downpayment on the house. Here's hoping!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Annoying setback on the house

Well, today Tom heard back from the city attorney and according to the city manager the house would have to meet DCA standards not just HUD. Which isn't manufactured, but modular, so doing that will add an extra 20k to the price. Sigh. So we can still probably do it, it will just have to be a smaller one I guess.

We'll go talk with the dealer and see what they can do for 80k with meeting DCA standards. And we'll go talk to the city commission because these requirements are NOT spelled out anywhere in the city's zoning information. GRRR!

Someone should have told this guy to never come between a pg woman and her house!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

We might be getting our house!

Well, Tom and I met with the city attorney today and it went really well. He seemed to accept all the data we'd gathered on the differences between mobile, manufactured and modular homes, and agreed with us that a manufactured home should be fine for our property zone.

He went straight from our meeting to see if he could meet with the city manager and confront him with the information. So he'll give us a call after that's done and hopefully we'll be able to start serious house hunting!

So exciting!

And by the way, I didn't puke last night and today's been pretty darn good! Yay!

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

We've crossed a line here.

The line of "it's just nausea all day" has been crossed. Ugh. Last night around 1am I was up tossing cookies. It helped for a few minutes, but the nausea came right back. I just have to keep reminding myself (when I can think past the nausea) that I wanted this! And I do, I really do. But that didn't stop me from cussing up a storm in the bathroom last night.

It's just a good thing the baby can't really hear yet.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Tom's better, but I'm turning green

Well by Saturday evening Tom was feeling much better. Apparently he had a touch of the stomach flu, or maybe some food poisoning. So while I'm exceedingly glad that he's healthy, I'm still feeling so nauseated I can hardly stand it! Dill pickles seem to help, but come on! How many pickles can you eat in one day! So Tom's taking care of me the best he can. I haven't tried ginger yet, maybe I'll get some tonight.

As it is, making it through the workday is proving to be a major challenge. I'm certainly not at my most productive! If I can just keep from hurling all over the keyboard though, that'll be something

Saturday, August 13, 2005

And now the FLU?!

Well this is a fine howdy do! Tom took his first blood pressure pill last night and then this morning I couldn't wake him up! He was so lethargic it was kind of scary. I ended up working from home so that I could take care of him, and he did manage to get into the shower at 9am, but then still was nearly incoherent so went back to bed. I just kept checking on him. Tom's dad stopped by for a nice lunch and Tom was up for that around 1:00 but then by about 3:00 he's been in bed except for a few minutes when he came out, ate some dry cereal and gatorade, and then went back to bed.

I went in the room to read in bed around 9pm and he was pretty warm so I took his temp and voila! He's got a temp of 100.23 (I used the basal thermometer on him). So I gave him asprin and now his fever has broken and he's sleeping. Guess I'll be having to take care of me for a while. Of course I immediately felt like I was fuzzy-headed and headachy as soon as I saw that temp, but I checked and I'm a 98.68 so I should be ok. I took some Tylenol for the headache, but I'm determined NOT to get sick! I can't very well move out for a week though, so I'll just have to be careful and wash my hands a lot. We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, I think we'll hold off on this new blood pressure medicine until Tom's over this bug. I'm still not sure it didn't somehow lower his resistance or set this thing off somehow. I don't think it will hurt to wait a few days and check with his doctor before we try that again.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

I thought I was going to be lucky, but....

Ok, I might just have to admit it now. I've had three days straight of feeling nauseated pretty much all day. I thought it was just a fluke, but it might actually be morning sickness. (Just not limited to mornings!) No actually puking yet, but we'll see if I stay away from the porcelin goddess much longer. It seems like eating helps for about 30 minutes, but them it comes back. (As long as it doesn't come back UP I'll be ok.)

So now that I've told everyone I can think of about the pregnancy after our wonderful ultrasound yesterday, and went around today at work showing my little Blobby Mott to everyone (named in honor of Chelsea who acknowledged it's striking resemblence to an actual blob) I'm just going to have to try and settle down back to work. Except that this 'baby brain' thing seems to have more truth behind it than I thought! I've seem to be dropping stuff constantly, making a mess when trying to pour myself something to drink, and keep forgetting what I'm doing in the midst of doing it! I think being pregnant gives you ADD! ;)

Well I'm happy anyway. Every symptom, even the morning sickness, is just confirmation that this whole thing actually WORKED and we're really going to have a baby! Who'd of thought!

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Baby's first pictures!

We did it! We're really going to be parents! We just got back from our first ultrasound and we have two pictures of our baby bean. We couldn't hear the heartbeat yet (didn't even try actually) but we could definitely see it beating! Click the link below to see the pictures. We're so excited!

As an interesting side note, the doctor thinks the corpus luteum is on the left ovary. This means that the egg came from the left ovary, but my left fallopian tube is blocked. So if the egg came from the left ovary then it somehow must have gotten into the right fallopian tube for fertilization. Either that or my left tube miraculously un-blocked itself. Either way it's a miracle and this baby must be meant to be born! It's implanted in the right spot, definitely not ectopic, and all looks great! I'm officially 6weeks and 5 days pregnant and due on March 30th!

Baby Photos

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Pregnant Hair

Well I think this will be a surprise to anyone who's seen me in the last few years. I decided I needed a haircut. What do you think? I love it and Tom even likes it! Jessica went into shock when she saw it, it was very funny. :) Tom and I decided it kind of resembles an early 1980's hairdo, like a princess Di cut mixed with a Dorothy Hammel. Remember those?

Click here to see it!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

An ode to willpower

Oh tasty, yummy, sugary treat
That Tom stirred up for us to eat,
That sumptious double chocolate batch
of exquisite brownies with milk to match.

"Oh no," said I as the brownies cooled,
and as my sister stared and drooled
over a 9 by 13 pan of chocolate cake
brownies my spouse had decided to make.

He offered galantly the spoon
to me for licking, I should swoon
or shake a leg for the other room
for raw eggs are not for me till June.

I said, "No way, no how, I think
I'll put that spoon right in the sink!"
I did it too, I do declare,
And tasted none of that chocolate there.

I felt quite good about this act
but soon my will began to crack
as a lovely scent o'erpowered me then
of chocolate baking, oh heavenly sin!

But I must think about my plan,
and maintain my militant sugar ban
to hold at bay those delicate sweeties
that could lead to preggo diabetes.

I'm happy to say I made it through
the entire evening and this morning too,
and didn't have even one small bite
of that chocolatey, sinful, brownie delight.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

So this is fatigue.

I've noticed over the last few weeks that I've only felt nauseated three times, and all three times was when I was utterly exhausted. Today I was just about ready to keel over around 3pm and felt awful. I managed to work through it and only left a little early. I took a nice nap when I got home though and it really helped. Not sure exactly how I'm going to manage to build in a nap ever afternoon though. Hopefully the fatigue will end soon.

Well, we had a great weekend! We spent two nights with Gayle and Thad. Colin was adorable as usual. We had two wonderful breakfasts and they took us out to Buca de Bepo, a family-style italian restaurant. It was wonderful! Gayle and I went shopping and I was able to use the gift card from Dad & JM to buy the perfect shirt! It's lightweight nylon, has lots of room to expand, and is teal blue. We almost got my hair cut, but we ran out of time. I think I'll do that next weekend.

On Sunday we headed over to Donna's house. She took us to Babies R Us where we got to start our registery. Oh my goodness is this stuff expensive! We ran around for hours but only got thru furniture and some of the bigger things. I'll be going back sometime later to pick out the other stuff. No one should even think of buying anything quite yet! We've got lots of time and with us moving we very well might change our minds on some of the stuff before long. After we were all exhausted though, Donna took us out to a great dinner at Sweet Tomatos! I must admit I slipped a bit on my no-sugar thing and had one little blueberry muffin after two salad plates. Boy was that good!

After using it since Friday night, I can honestly say I love my new CPAP machine! It seems to work really well! The only thing is my nose is a little sore from having something push on it all night, but I think it will toughen up a bit in time.