Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hello, pregnancy changes.

So, it's been pretty uneventful so far, but this month I've been noticing some things that either are new and annoying or that I can no longer do. I thought for posterity's sake, and possibly other people/readers/internetstalkers, I'd make a list.

Because you all know how much I enjoy lists. And Excel spreadsheets. Muahahaha.

animals,elephants,government,mammals,nature,political parties,politics,Republican party,Republicans,symbols,wildlife My stomach. It has become...ugly. Like an old man's head. (My apologies to any old men reading this...but it's kinda hairy in spots, and very pale, and round.)

animals,elephants,government,mammals,nature,political parties,politics,Republican party,Republicans,symbols,wildlife The eating thing. Now that the kid is getting bigger, he's pushing all my other organs out of the way, which means that the muscles at the top of my stomach hurt, and my back starts to hurt as well whenever I eat a full meal. I am really going to have to start watching how much I eat at once now.

animals,elephants,government,mammals,nature,political parties,politics,Republican party,Republicans,symbols,wildlifeIs it the vitamins? I don't know. But I can now go a couple days in between washing my hair, which is great, but it's only about two days until my nails look like shit. The cuticles are in a race to see who can grow faster it seems, and since they don't break as much, if I don't cut them ALL THE TIME, I look very weird. Fake-nails weird.

animals,elephants,government,mammals,nature,political parties,politics,Republican party,Republicans,symbols,wildlifeClothes. Oh, the spending I've done. And the laundry. And now? The bella band is too tight, so if I wear my regular pants (as I'm doing today because I ran out of mat pants and refused to shave so I could wear a dress), I have to wear a tank top (looooong one) and a giant tent of a mat shirt. Sure, the tent shirt looks "cute." But I'm pregnant here. Cute does not appeal to me anymore unless it is something in sizes newborn/0-3 and covered in elephants.

animals,elephants,government,mammals,nature,political parties,politics,Republican party,Republicans,symbols,wildlifeSitting in my office chair. My tailbone is killing me! I have yet to get a butt pillow, and forgot a regular pillow at home this morning, so every time I get up/lean forward, my nerves scream out "remember your tailbone? and that cyst that used to be there? well the pain has come back to visit! make some tea and cake! it'll be here for a while!"

That is really all I can think of right now. Further updates to be marked with that cute-as-pie elephant, lol.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dr's appt, weight gain, and lots of Chinese food.

That's primarily what it's been about this week. : )

(I'm lazy so here's the repost from BOTB)

From Tuesday AM: one of the muscles (I think) under right boob has been painful lately, and itchy, especially at night. I thought it might be the underwire bras I've been wearing, but since it's only on the right side, I'm not sure.

Now, it's kind of hot to the touch and a bit numb-feeling when I try to rub or itch it. I was on my way to tarjay tonight to get some new bras/underwear anyway, so if that's what it is then hopefully that will work.

there are a myriad of things in my body that have been being slowly squished up under the boobage lately, and I can't eat as much as I used to in one meal. whee! at least squash down there is ok, he's been practicing his tae kwon do with greater frequency. (I just picture him thinking "left elbow strike! #3 front kick!")

SOOO, I call the Dr, and they ask if I can come in at 2, which is fine, it'll probably be a short one. Hubs meets me there, go in, give a sample, pee allllll over my hand because I really have to go and it's comin out like a sprinkler head...
Per the dr, the weird muscle pain/itchiness/numbness is due to my uterus tilting to the right, and pushing on everything above it. lol. he said to put a heating pad on it a couple times a day if it keeps hurting, or take some tylenol. he looked at my GD results and noticed I have a tad low iron so I need to take those now as well as the regular supps.

I got to hear the hb again though, 132. go squash go! and thanks for making ma's body parts numb! lol. So the regular appt I was supposed to have on Monday is now canceled, and the next one is set for when I get back from vacation. Whee!

~ I really really love me some chicken and broccoli nowadays, which is probably contributing to my wonderful weight gain. I'm up to 189.2 on the home scale, which puts me at a gain of 12 lbs total. WOW. I'm thinking that now will be the time where I need to keep up with my walking and my healthy eating, because my body will need to respond well as small fry keeps squishing my innards, and getting ready to make his appearance.

I bought some pants and some onesies on clearance at tarjay last night, as well as two new underwire bras - which are FAB-O-LOUS. No headlights, and no scratchy parts. I got a nice jammie/dress thing too, I've just been so damn hot at night lately, and I'm pretty sure the fake velour cover on my body pillow is not helping. Ah well.

~ oh yeah, had another instance of BH-ish contraction yesterday. I had a certain stressful situation, which I'm not sure if that brings it on or the lack of water, but I stood up because I thought I might have to pee, and my whole lower abdomen section started to hurt. It tightened up, and my bladder felt even worse, but less like I had to pee and more like it was just generally unhappy. I refilled my water mug, chugged that down, and got another one, went to the br, leaned back in my chair, and just relaxed for a few minutes (hello again, yoga breathing) and it went away. It returned a bit later that night after hubs got home (hence thinking it might be the stress), but I drank a glass of water and went to bed and it was fine.

We'll just have to keep an eye on this small fry. I'm glad I have this blog in a way because it helps to keep a record of what's going on and when. yay for that much!

ok, back to work. *sigh*

Friday, July 9, 2010

Weekly Update, hopefully

I weighed myself this morning, and now cannot remember for the life of me what that number was. 18x.2 is all I get when I think about it. 184.2? 186.2? Which one brain?!?! I'm going to go with 186.2 for the sake of argument, because I was told 3rd tri would be most of my weight gain. Holy crap, 3rd tri.

Total weight gain/loss: ::checks beginning of updates:: um, I think I started out at 177.2? And am now (see above) 186.2, so total of 9 lbs gained! Go small fry go! Oh, sorry boobs, forgot about your new, veiny, pale humongousness.

Maternity clothes? it's tough to keep up on laundry in order to actually have them to wear to work, so I broke down and bought a couple dresses. *sigh*

Stretch marks? I keep waiting for new ones. so far, so good. but my belly button area from time to time KILLS!

Sleep: still sweaty, but steady.

Best moment this week: hubs talking to small fry. : )

Movement: same times as before, right when I wake up and right before bed. also, if I get too close to my desk at work, I get punched.

Food cravings: blended iced coffee from local place. sooooo good.

Gender: team penis!

Labor Signs: "faux" BH: it's usually when I have to pee, realize it would be better to go oh say RIGHTNOW, and when I get up my stomach is all hard and uncomfortable. I don't really have a good name for them.

Belly Button in or out? still in, sometimes I think it will never actually "pop" and I'll be left with an odd-looking belly because of it. but it's painful, the stretching and all, so I guess that makes up for it!

What I miss: still missing my Reading Roll sushi. oh, and being able to bend down and stretch my back.

What I am looking forward to: setting up all the baby stuff!!! I just need more time in a day! and construction help! lol

Weekly Wisdom: stretching. it's what's for dinner.

Milestones: first shower! yay!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bedding Poll results - love it.

Well, the Tall Tales bedding won! I was happy. It was my favorite, lol.

And then we went to register, and hubs fell in love with the Ahoy bedding at BRU. *sigh* That's just the way this stuff works, I guess. I gave him that one, as it was basically me who picked out everything else. And who probably will continue to pick things out!

So, I will keep my eye on the Tall Tales bedding anyway, just in case we don't get the BRU bedding. AND, I just bought 2 organic crib sheets from TheGap, so I'll be covered there just in case as well.

Friday, July 2, 2010


sorry, it's a bit blurry: