Nov 2, 2008

Update for 11/2 - Oh Crappy Day!

9:07 AM
I still feel nauseated every time I eat. And that extra hour of sleep last night didn't help. I read somewhere that a pregnant woman laying on a couch watching television burns more calories and expends more energy than a man at the gym doing bodybuilding workouts. It must be true, because I'm exhausted.

My sinuses are killing me. It is making my head hurt. And my neck. I want a nap so bad right now..... Stupid job, stupid work. Interfering with my ability to nap all day.....

3:34 PM
I feel a little better. Not as nauseated. My sinus have loosened a little. That has lead to my neck and head not hurting anymore. (For now.) Still want a nap. I've already told Michael that dinner will be frozen pizza or corn dogs, I don't care which as long as I don't have to cook for more than 10 or 15 minutes when I get home. Then it'll be a shower, and bed.

Nov 1, 2008

More pregnancy update

Also, nausea (what little I've had of it) sucks! I was nauseated last thursday, so I spent my entire only day off feeling like warmed up crap. Now today I've been nauseated on and off all freaking day. Ugh! Last time I was pregnant, I was NEVER nauseated. Why can't every pregnancy be like that?

And I have acne. I rarely had bad acne as a teenager, but now both cheeks are covered in tiny pimples. It feels almost like sandpaper with all teh little bumps.....

SO, boredom at work leads me to you now....

First, a big welcome to my sis, who finally gave in and joined our mother and myself in the world of blogging. My mother blogs so much, she has 5 (yes, five!!!!) blogs.

Now on to bigger, more important information: my pregnancy update. I was 6 weeks yesterday. Today I am 6 weeks and 1 day. I'm a fat cow. LOL. No, really. Wait until you see my weight as of yesterday at the end of the post. (No fair peeking ahead!) My back hurt so bad last night that I couldn't sleep. I am so tired, I'm ready to resort to taking naps at work (not quite, but almost!). I am physically exhausted when I wake up in the mornings. I sleep 8+ hours at night, but when I wake up I feel like I haven't been to bed at all. And I actually do sleep through most of those 8+ hours. The past few nights I haven't even gotten up to go to the bathroom. Needless to say, I am SO glad I get an extra hour to sleep tonight. Now if we can just get to bed on time.

I am so excited. Our first prenatal appointment is next Thursday. Hopefully, I'll be far enough along to see a heartbeat. And maybe there's only one baby there. I don't know if it's paranoia or mother's (and father's) intuition, but for some reason we both think there really might be two in there. You can already SEE the difference my weight gain has made, more so than those few pounds should be showing. Either that, or I'm farther along than we think. Or I'm just a fat cow. LOL. I have to stop this weight gain now, or else I'm going to end up gaining too much before next summer. I'm on course to gain 35-45 pounds EASILY over the course of this pregnancy. And that's only if my weight gain stays close to what it is now per week. That's not counting the fact that you usually put on more weight during the second trimester, and the first half or the third trimester. People at work can tell that I've already started gaining weight. The pants I bought a month ago that were too big FIT ME NOW! And my almost brand new bra that I got two months ago? KILLING me right now. I can barely get it on without my boobs looking like I duct taped them. The band is thisclose *making thisclose gesture with my thumb and index finger* to digging into my skin, or should I say fat. I've already told my dear hubby to be ready to go by Walmart after our doctor's appointment next Thursday for me to get a couple of new bras to do me until I outgrow those, too. Thank God I get to wear scrubs to work. They have drawstring waistbands, so I should fit in those for a while. I don't know what I would do if I were already outgrowing my work clothes.

I should have an ultrasound picture to post next Thursday. Will also email it to family members and close friends, so all can see. Michael's sister, who is due in February, told me that the doctor I'm using (she uses the same one, based on my recommendation) does DVDs now of your ultrasounds. I'm planning on taking a DVD-R and a videotape, just in case. I'd rather have a DVD. I may be able to rip it and post it to the internet somewhere for everyone's viewing pleasure. Maybe email it? I'd post it to YouTube, but then I can't cover up my name, etc. on the ultrasound. Mommy/Sissy, any other video sites you know of? I can't post a private YouTube video, can I? I don't think that's possible. I'll have to figure something out. Don't want to have to email it to everyone, but I will if I have to.

And now, the best news of the day: my little brother will be home in 3 (yes, THREE!!!!!!) days!!!! YAY!!!!

Morning weight (forgot to weigh Thursday, so weighed Friday instead): 148.4
Total weight gain so far: 3.8 pounds (in 18 days?!?! are you KIDDING me? can we say COW?!?!?!)