Monday, December 22, 2008

All's well

I had my 16w appt today. (!!) I was honestly a bit disappointed when I did NOT get an ultrasound, nor any pictures (evidence) to bring home to post here. I did get to listen to the heartbeat, which was just perfect at 152bpm (beats per minute). There was a little 'pong' sound I could hear along with the heartbeat and the nurse said that was him kicking me. It seriously sounded like an atari pong sound or something. I'm not feeling anything yet that I know of. The nurse said I should feel kicks in the next 2-3 weeks. Amazing. I also have TWO other pieces of good news to share!
1. I have officially gained ONE POUND.
2. And I got a prescription for Zofran, the miracle nausea drug usually given to chemo patients. That makes me feel a bit better about travelling over the holidays, for sure.

In the past 3-4 days, I somehow have a bit of a belly. I'm sure my mom will take pictures when we're at her house, so I'll post some then.
An advance thank you to Cindy and Cynthia for the warm weather preggo clothes-- it's supposed to be 80(!!!) in FL, which means I definitely can't wear jeans and long sleeves. Time to break out the short sleeves and maternity shorts. There's just no way my shorts would fit now. I guess my body is being very efficient about stretching that ONE pound as far as it can.

The next appt is the big anatomy scan on January 21st. It's all so amazing. And I still can't believe I'm here.

Monday, December 15, 2008

fun fluff

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about you.
3. Tag 7 random people at the end, and include links to their blogs.

1. I was attacked by fish while snorkling when I was a kid... thus I am terrified of fish swimming anywhere remotely near me.
2. I can wiggle my ears.
3. I have the same first and middle name as one of my cousins, and same first and last name as my sister-in-law.
4. Remember the fish issues? I don't eat 'em either. My motto is "nothing from the sea"... NOTHING.
5. I've never been hospitalized nor broken any bones.
6. I didn't drink water until 15w ago. water=bad.
7. My eyes are different colors! One is hazel/green the other is reddish/brown.

Now I tag.... hmmm...
Bri at unwellness
Cindy at Cindy's place
Ashley at Planet Davila
Gretchen at Weathering the Storm
Lisa at The Wayward Stork
Polly at InMe2See
Shannon at Couple to Family


I can't believe how time is flying this month. September, October and November were a blur of awfulness. December has been surprisingly uneventful (so far!).

Saturday night was my Resolve group's annual Christmas dinner. It was great to see everyone and catch up, but kind of weird nonetheless. I know that each and every one of them would give just about anything to be in my shoes. Dealing with IF just plan sucks, especially around holidays because a LOT of holiday things are kid-centric.

I don't know if I'm 'there' yet, thinking this time next year we'll have a little one to celebrate with-- that I could buy all that light blue 'baby's first Christmas' stuff. It's still a hard thing to wrap my head around. I have no reason thus far to think that's not going to happen... but I am probably not going to calm down until at least 24 weeks (where the rate of survival in the NICU is 50%) gestation, or the kid is actually in my arms.

On the positive thinking front, I think I've decided on nursery bedding. And next week when we're in Florida we're going to a store that carries the stroller I want. D insists on seeing it in person and seeing fabric swatches to pick which color we get. It's kind of a haul (2 hour drive each way), but there's nowhere in Ohio that sells 'em. It's kind of interesting how limited selections are here. If it's not at *that store* (BRU), then you're pretty much out of luck.

My next appt is next Monday. *sigh*

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

a nice run

Well, ask and you shall receive! It had been 9 days since I last threw up. Best run ever. The sickness has come back, but I think it might be food related. I felt like crap on Saturday eve and again all day yesterday. Both times I had my favorite chinese for dinner (Sat) and lunch (Tues). Unfortunately I felt like death most of the day yesterday but didn't throw up until midnight. Welcome back death-sickness... So, chinese food is off the list until further notice. Back to the bland basics... the safe foods.

The other big thing to report is that the room that will be the baby's room is now mostly empty. I donated all of the furniture in there and they came and picked it all up today! Yay! At the rate we get projects done around our house, we might just make the June deadline. :-)

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Thank the gods, or whomever you think might be 'up there', but I think the awful all-day-death sickness (really never happened in the morning) has passed. My energy has been almost back to normal and I can eat now. Not EAT, but just eat. Small steps.

I am a little confused in the wardrobe department... I was either really bloated earlier and now I'm not, or I've still been losing weight. All of my regular pants fit for the most part. It's pretty strange. I have less tummy now than I did a month ago. I swear. Now, it mysteriously appears in the evening when I turn into bloated-7 month-preggo-woman, but other than that, I swear I might have one of those skinny people flat tummies. Now how weird is that??????

I had a really sadistic thought yesterday that I'd 'feel better' if I had the m/s back. I feel fine, I'm wearing normal clothes, but I'm pregnant? Like really pregnant? What? My thought was confirmed tonight by our 9y/o niece who gave my tummy a really weird look when my SIL told the girls we were having a baby. Her look said "you can't possibly be having a baby, you're not fat, where's the belly?" It was pretty funny until she followed it up by saying "I've been wondering when you would have a baby!"
Gee, thanks... me too! Me too....

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

a milestone

Happy 2nd trimester to me! The chance of miscarriage at this point is under 1%. I still have a hard time believing all of this could result in a live baby. I never in a gazillion years thought I would be here. But I am. Hello.

There's nothing on my Christmas list this year because I've already received the best possible gift ever... an apparent viable pregnancy.