Tuesday, August 24, 2010

24 weeks! Viability!!!

How Far Along? 24 weeks

Maternity Clothes? No new purchases but now that the weather is getting relatively cooler I might need to get another pair of jeans because I only have one pair and I won't be able to wear cute summer dresses much longer.

Stretch Marks? No.

Sleep? No problems. I'm scared for next week though when I return to work. I think I might be very sleepy! I have been on a horrible schedule of going to sleep around 2am and waking up around 11am! It'll be tough to switch to 7am wake ups!

Best Moment of the Week? Viability day! Had a non-eventful OB appt yesterday. It was great to be told I was growing perfect, 4 pound weight gain (good since I gained nothing between 16 and 20 weeks), great b.p. and scheduled my next appt for 3 weeks for my glucose test (ugh).
And registering for prenatal classes at my hospital! We have to start them a bit earlier than I hoped since they have one session from Sept 22-Oct27 and another from Nov 10-Dec 15 (which will be too late for us!) Oh well! The classes are 6:30-8:30 on Wed evenings.

Movement? Lots! I can feel it and see it! And the other morning I woke up and had a really weird shaped belly. I felt around and there was one circle area that was totally sticking out and harder. It was definitely a head or a butt sticking out! Very cool!

Food Cravings? Not really.

Gender? We'll get another look and hopefully confirm that she is in fact a girl in about 6 weeks!

What I miss? Nothing. Except being in early July and still having a ton of my summer left! It is coming to an end too fast!!!

What I'm looking forward to? If I have to go back to work....I'm looking forward to seeing my students who didn't know I was pregnant and will be excited to see my belly!

Weekly Wisdom: Baby gear is freakin' expensive!!!! Figure we will spend around $4000-$5000 on crib, stroller, car seat, change table, glider! That's nuts! Oh and hubs thought we could just buy a stoller off Craigslist like this:

No joke. He got a rude awakening!!!
Milestones: V-day!

Emotions: Pretty good. Just feeling sad and a bit "homesick". Now that we are having a baby I wish we lived closer to my family. I know we are only an hour away but its just not the same as being able to just stop in for a chat or for dinner at any time!
Here are my 24 week pics. Notice my cutie Cosmo inspecting my belly in the last one! Ha ha! I love him!

Hope you all have a wonderful day! And if you have a chance go over and wish EGG a HUGE congrats on her TWINS!!!! Both her and A+B had some great luck with Dr. Awesome!!! Congrats guys!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Old Friends, New Life

I'm feeling kind of sad, weird, homesick this weekend. I live about an hour and a bit away from my hometown (where my parents live). I really love living in the BIG city but I really crave living in the same town as my parents and siblings. I feel like a big suck but I want to cry everytime I leave. I went there on Friday to spend the day with my mom and then go to dinner with some old friends (my very best friends from elementary school, through high school and university). I am still pretty close with one of my 3 best friends, she has a baby and I feel totally comfortable hanging out with her whenever I'm in town. The other two felt really weird to be around. One of them lives in Montreal and was married, cheated on her hubby, moved in with "new guy" and now is divorced. She was at the dinner party with "new guy". Now, I'm not one to judge...(maybe that's a bit of a lie actually...) but all I can think when I look at her is "cheater!" . I just get bad vibes being around her. I feel like we can't do any reminiscing about old times because the ex-hubs was always around in the old days (they were HS sweethearts.) so its like I have NOTHING to talk about with her. And she wasn't at all interested in my pregnancy. Not that I need people swooning over me, but she didn't even ask how I was feeling or about symptoms or anything. Weird for a "best friend". I didn't know what to talk about with her, can I ask about her budding relationship with "new guy"? their marriage/kids plans? is her divorce final? everything seems taboo and she doesn't really open up about her "new life" at all. It made me sad. I have new friends now in my new life, and I have wonderful things happening. But it is tough to make friendships now like those that built over my childhood. We did everything together! we were crazy, we cried, we laughed, we totally grew up together and knew everything about each other. Now we are total strangers and I don't know how to make that bond with new girls that I meet now as an adult! I will never want to talk on the phone for hours with a new girlfriend like I did with my HS friends. I will likely never sit and watch tv for hours eating chips with new girlfriends. I will never break rules and sneak out and laugh until I pee my pants with my new girlfriends. We just don't have the time to build the bonds as adults that we did when we were kids. It makes me sad. I miss that honest, real, easy friendship I knew so well as a "young" person. I don't really know where this post is going or what its really about but I'm feeling sad. I think I miss being a kid sometimes. Living with my mommy. Playing with my friends. Life changes and sometimes it makes me sentimental. :(

On that note, I think I'll go call my mom :)


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

23 Week Update

How Far Along? 23 weeks

Maternity Clothes? I went on a shopping spree today! I got 2 great pairs of under-the-belly black work pants (I hate the belly panel!). I got one pair of the Heidi Klum brand ones that are a skinny fit (and they were only $40!) and the second pair is just Thyme maternity brand, with more of a bootcut/flare . Both are perfect for going back to work in a week and a half! eeek! I also bought 3 new shirts at a non-maternity store. But they are longer fitting shirts so they won't ride up, because I am frequently dealing with the bare-belly peeking out from under my t-shirts these days! I don't think it's too appropriate for work! I'm really happy with my purchases! I'm going to give hubs a fashion show and get him to take some pics and I'll post them! I haven't worn anything but work out clothes and comfy clothes all summer since I'm off!

Stretch Marks? No.

Sleep? No troubles sleeping unless I get a heartburn attack!

Best Moment of the Week? Buying cute maternity stuff was fun! It was also great coming back from Miami (even though it cleared up and because beautiful for the 2nd half of our week) and picking up Cosmo from my parents! I missed my little guy!

Movement? Lots! But I get nervous when I don't feel it for a while. Mostly I don't notice it unless I'm sitting still. If I'm moving around I don't notice movement at all.

Food Cravings? Wood-oven thin crust pizza from the Italian restos in Sobe! Yummmm!

Gender? Girl! But I've had several people ask me when my "son" is due! Apparently I'm carrying like its a boy??? Not sure what to think of this wives tale? Anyone believe this stuff? I'm nervous that now I'm all set on girl and then its going to turn out to be a boy! Afterall the tech wasn't 10000% sure it was a girl! Maybe the wee-wee was hiding???

What I miss? Not having heartburn (or diarrhea...for more details see yesterday's post...but beware of TMI!)

What I'm looking forward to? V-DAY!!! Viability that is! And my 24 week appt next Tuesday!

Weekly Wisdom: Maalox causes diarrhea. Heartburn sucks, but diarrhea sucks too. And also that maternity clothes aren't ALL ugly!

Milestones: No biggies this week.

Emotions: Pretty good. My freak outs have been minimal (except for in Miami when it was raining and I was going nuts!) Starting to get the nesting instinct. And its scaring me. I don't want to get ahead of myself! When did anyone else start planning/buying/decorating for baby? Or when do you plan to? I don't want to get all ready and excited and then have something go wrong!

A few Q's for anyone who may have thought about this stuff:

  • What stroller do you like? I'm debating between uppababy vista and Orbit G2. Are these more expensive ones worth it or does Graco do the trick?

  • Thoughts on Baby Bjorn?

  • Dutallier Gliders? Worth the big bucks or just get a cheaper one? Any recommendations?

And here are some 22.5 week belly pics from when we were in Miami last week. Ignore my stupid looking facial expressions and post-ocean hair!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Heartburn or Diarrhea...you choose.

At my last OB appointment I mentioned that I have been having terrible heartburn and tums basically suck shit. So he told me to take Maalox and feel free to just chug it when needed because its safe. So, I've been chugging Maalox as needed (probably 2-3 times a day, about 2 tbsps each time). For the past few weeks I've been having diarrhea EVERY single day. Not like explosive liquid crampy diarrhea but every poo I take is wet. I know this is so gross and I apologize for tmi! This is bothersome in itself but now my butt is also so irritated that it is itchy and burning and I hate wiping because it hurts! I was getting concerned about what the hell this diarrhea is from, and then it hit me. I got the diarrhea right when I started taking Maalox! Soooo.... I consulted Dr. Google and he confirmed that diarrhea is very common with Maalox (and all other oral liquid antacids). In an effort to find an alternative, I asked a pharmasist today and he basically told me I was out of luck. He said I had to choose the lesser of two evils. Heartburn or Diarrhea? Which would you choose? This sucks!!! I'm going to for sure ask my OB at my appt in a week and hopefully he'll have more options for me! For now, I think I'm going to try to avoid the Maalox as much as possible. I am sick of being held hostage by my bowels! I even had a huge embarrasing moment last week(beware of even more TMI!) I was hit by a bout of uncontrollable diarrhea while on a hike with hubby...It was either in my pants (picture Charlotte in SATC movie) or drop it in the woods while him and Cosmo stood on the look out for passer-bys! Had to wipe with my undies and leave them in the woods...It doesn't get worse than this! So, wish me luck with my heartburn tonight. Any natural suggestions from anyone?

23 week update tomorrow!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Pouting in Miami

I'm sad and disappointed. We got to South Beach last night and today we have not seen a second of sunlight. It is pouring rain and the forecast calls for rain all week. We have no car. We are bored. I want to go home. I'm such a beach/sun person that this really ruins my trip. Plus, we thought there was a gym here (somewhere good to atleast kill a couple hours) but apparently that was false advertising and there is a private gym that you can't go to. WTF? why would they advertise that on the condo listing? Assholes.

So this is my pouting post. Please cross your fingers for a bit of sun for me, otherwise this is going to be a LOOOONG week!


Monday, August 2, 2010

21 weeks! More than half way there!

How Far Along? 21 weeks

Maternity Clothes? Still not wearing any but I have missed wearing jeans for the past few months and the ones my friend gave me are a bit too long. So, I took the plunge and bought a pair at Thyme Maternity with my mom this weekend. The problem is I'm one of the very few women who don't like those stupid bands that come up over the belly. I like my pants to just sit below the belly. Since I am obviously a weird one with this preference, there really isn't a lot of choice for pants. There was only one below belly style and so I got them. I'm a bit unsure about them still and might head to H & M and Old Navy this week and see what they've got (and hopefully cheaper)!

Stretch Marks? No.

Sleep? No troubles!

Best Moment of the Week? Feeling more and more real kicks and flip flops from our little baby girl! Also, my mom felt the kicks with her hand on my tummy this weekend! Soooo exciting to have someone else acknowledge that they are REAL! Hubs was away this weekend so he is a little miffed that my mom got to cop the first feel! ha ha! His turn will come this week I hope!
Oh, and another cool thing is my belly button is inching out. It used to be a mega-innie but it is becoming more shallow and almost flat with my belly! I LOVE it! I really want a pregnancy-induced outie!!!

Movement? Yup. See above!

Food Cravings? Nah. I'm finding that I get really full really fast and so my eyes are bigger than my stomach these days. I actually have been disappointed that I have had to skip dessert or bread at a couple of meals out this week due to being STUFFED!

Gender? Girl!

What I miss? Nothing. I love this stage of preg.

What I'm looking forward to? Hubby feeling the kicks! Belly getting BIGGER! Trip to South Beach Miami this weekend! We rented a condo on the beach (on Collins Ave I think...) for a week starting this coming Saturday!

Weekly Wisdom: ? Malox is AMAZING! My doc recommended it for the heartburn I've been having and it has worked wonders this week!!!

Milestones: Over half way done this pregnancy!

Emotions: Feeling good this week. I had a bout of lonliness on Friday when hubby left for the weekend and I had nothing to do all day and night....I suddenly got very anxious! But I called a friend and hung out for the whole day and was cheered up really quick! Then I headed to my parents for the rest of the weekend. It was great.

I have no pics for this week but I'm sure the bump is about the same as last week!

Kind of a boring post but I just want to keep a record of my weekly progress, to both share with you all and to keep as a memory for myself!