Friday, August 29, 2008

Outta town

Wow, it's been a long week. First week back to school. It'll be good once I get back into the swing of things. So far it looks like I've got a good bunch of kids. We'll see.

We're going to San Antonio for the long weekend. It should be fun. The only problem is it's supposed to rain. But we do need the rain. It'll at least be nice to get out of town and relax for a while.

Oh, you'll also notice that I finally added my latest belly pic. I was a bit late with it, sorry. And only 2 1/2 weeks till the big U/S :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Maybe, just maybe??

I mighta felt Peanut moving for the first time tonight. But then again, it was shortly after having sex. So it coulda just been aftershocks from orgasm. It was kinda cool though

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

sleeping positions and other stuff

Okay, I know they say you're supposed to sleep on your left side during pregnancy. But sometimes, it just feels much more comfortable sleeping on my right. Sometimes, it's even comfortable still sleeping on my belly. Is that weird?

I'm now more than 17 weeks pregnant, but still don't always feel like it--except the throwing up part of course. Josh says that he can tell by looking, but when I look in the mirror, I still don't see it. When I look at pictures, I can kinda tell there's a difference. But I haven't noticed that much difference. I guess it's b/c I was already big to begin with. I haven't even had to switch to maternity clothes or anything like that yet.

This is something that's hard to say, but I've been thinking about it for a few days now so I figure I'll just put it out there. I know that everyone says that once the baby is born, it'll be worth all the struggles to get preg and morning sickness and everything. But right now, I just don't know if I'll be able to do this again. Josh and I have talked about 2 or 3 kids, but I don't know if I'll be able to handle it. I also know that not every pregnancy is the same, but what if the next one is worse??

Friday, August 15, 2008

a bit disappointed

Well, we didn't get to see the baby today. So I'm a little disappointed. But I knew it was a big possibility that we wouldn't get an u/s. Our next appointment is on Sept 16. That will be our big appointment. As long as peanut cooperates, we should know the gender then. Hopefully, anyway.

My weight was up about a pound. The doc wasn't too worried about my m/s since I'm still maintaining weight. I totally missed what the nurse said my blood pressure was, but it's normally great. We did get to hear the heartbeat with the doppler today--157bpm. Dr. S assured us it didn't necessarily mean girl, in fact he said it gave us a 50% chance of it being a girl ;)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Can't wait till tomorrow

I have my next doctor's appointment tomorrow around 11am (central time). I'll be just a day short of 17 weeks, so I'm hoping that we'll be able to find out the gender. So this may be your last chance to enter my online poll (see left sidebar). We're also going to be screening for CF and spina bifida.

So far it looks like my new job is going to be good. We've been doing a lot of work getting ready for the new school year. I think it's going to be a good year. I am still fighting m/s though. Hopefully, it won't affect work too much.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I've been a bad blogger (trigs)--long

I just realized how long it's been since I've blogged. There's been a lot of stuff going on that I should have blogged about but haven't. So this is going to kinda be a mish/mash of stuff--some good, some terrible (you'll notice I actually added trigs to my title).

So let's start chronologically. 3 weeks ago, I had my OB appointment. My weight was down even more since I hadn't been able to keep anything down for a few days. So my doc has prescribed Zofran. Finally, the good stuff. The only problem is that it's so expensive, my insurance will only cover 15 tabs in 30 days, but I'm supposed to take 1/2 to 1 tab every 12 hours. So I've been trying to just do half a tab each morning. But I didn't realize the 15 tab rule until I went to get a refill (they only give you 8 at a time). So now I have 1 tab left to last me a couple weeks. I'm still on Reglan as well, and I have the Phengran (sp?) suppositories, but I don't care for those too much (though they do help with constipation). Everything else went okay. My blood pressure is still great 119/80 or something like that. The doc couldn't find the heartbeat with the doppler, so I had to get another u/s, which I didn't mind of course. This was my first abdominal u/s though so no more monkey wand! I have a picture, but I haven't scanned it yet b/c it's not that good. Peanut wouldn't stop moving.

TRIGS--2 weeks ago (and this is the tragic part so if you're not up for it, you may want to skip to the next paragraph), my cousin Angie was crossing the street with her 5 year old daughter and her daughter's 4 year old friend when a car fleeing from the cops hit them in the crosswalk. Angie's little girl died at the scene, and the other little girl died at the hospital a little while later. Angie suffered some broken bones and of course a broken heart. The only good thing is that her son (2 or 3, I think) was spending the day with his daddy so he wasn't with them as well. They caught the guy who hit them and along with several other counts, they've charged him with 2 counts of murder.

Last weekend I went to Josh's stepsister's wedding. It was a really lovely wedding. Nothing too elaborate, but beautiful just the same. I still need to get the pics off my camera. The only bad thing was that since it's a 3 1/2 hour drive from here, we actually drove to Josh's mom's which is 2 hours past where the wedding is so we'd have a free place to stay and we wouldn't have to kennel our dogs. So that made for a lot of driving in one weekend. Josh normally does all the driving, unless it's a really really long trip. But his arm was bothering him so he needed to take his vicodin and I had to drive part of the way. Not much fun when you're still fighting off morning sickness.

Monday, I interviewed for and was offered a job teaching 5th grade! I'm so excited to finally have a "real" job again. I still have to figure out what I need to do as far as maternity leave, but I've still got time. I had a day of new teacher training yesterday and have another on Monday. Then on Tuesday, we start staff development and teacher work days. School starts on the 25th.

Today makes 16 weeks! wow, 2/5 of this pregnancy is done. I'm still fighting morning sickness so I guess I'm one of the unlucky ones that has it throughout pregnancy. I think I've also developed rhinitis of pregnancy where I'm constantly having to blow my nose. I get to see the doc again next Friday where they'll do the screenings for CF and spina bifida. I'm also hoping we'll be able to find out the gender.

If you made it all the way here, I'm impressed! Thanks for taking the time to read it all. I'll try not to wait so long to post next time.