Thursday, May 26, 2011

Worried for Nothing (05/26/11)

My Doctors appointment yesterday went perfectly fine. I met another one of my 6 OBGYNs and she seems nice I just felt a little rushed. She asked me if I had any questions. I've been getting some bad gas pains lately, to the point where I can't stand up straight or put even the slightest amount of pressure on my abdomen. She recommended GasX for gas pain. She listened to the heartbeat on the doppler and the heart rate was in the 160's per minute. She wanted to see me again in another 4 weeks for a quick check-up. So our next appointment is June 21st, the day after our anatomy scan.

Ahhhhhhhh! Our anatomy scan! It's getting so close. Another 3 weeks and 4 days we'll be finding out what we're having! Any bets or guesses? I'm thinking boy but DH is thinking girl. We'll find out soon enough! Our appointment is on June 20th at 2PM and after that we're going to head to Babies R Us to start our registry then go out to dinner. I'm so excited!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fruit Loops (05/24/11)

Baby is not a fan of fruit loops. So far out of every thing I've tried, I can only keep bagels down in the morning. On a rare occasion even I can't keep that down.

I feel like crap today. I would have called out of work today if I had some extra sick time. We also have a mandatory meeting today. It would have been nice to just relax in bed while reading my book. I think this might have to do with me pushing my limits lately. Since I've gotten some energy back I've been trying to get caught up on things around the house. I guess I have to step back a little. DH would love to tell me "I told you so." He's always trying to tell me I've been doing too much lately. But I always do what I do best and tune him out. I should've listened. Don't tell him I said that though, ok? ;)

Tomorrow is my monthly check-up. Wish me luck because I'm nervous as hell about it.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Monthly Check-up Anxiety (05/23/11)

Although my symptoms are starting to fade, which is normal in the 2nd trimester of pregnancy, I can't help but think about miscarriage. I'm getting my energy back, M/S only occurs once or twice a week instead of every morning, I can think about food with out gagging, etc. My 16 week check-up is quickly approaching and I'm getting horrible anxiety just thinking about it. The usual thoughts go through my head as I check in for my appointment... 'What if there's no heartbeat?' 'How on earth am I going to be able to tell everyone we lost our baby?' 'Am I going to get any bad news?' 'What kind of testing am I going to be sent for now?'. Once I hear that beautiful heartbeat on the doppler I feel like a million pounds has lifted off my shoulders, my heart skips a beat and I fall in love all over again.

This constant worrying thing is a bit too much to handle at times. Will this worry ever go away? I'm told it will never go away. Even when my "child" is 30 years old and married with children that worry never goes away. Can I handle this worry until the day I die? I guess we'll have to see.

Friday, May 20, 2011

16 Weeks! (05/20/11)

As of today I'm 16 weeks. Seems like just yesterday I tested positive and we told our families! It's all going by so fast. As you can see the baby is roughly the size of an avacado. The baby is about 4.6" tall and weighs 3.5 oz. I must admit that I was really looking forward to coming out of the first trimester because I was so sick. Well, today I'm 16 weeks and I threw up my mac and cheese dinner last night as well as my bagel and juice for breakfast this morning. What's up with that?! I'm also noticing a pattern...I'll be fine for a week then I'll be sick for 2 or 3 days. We'll see what happens I guess.

Watch what you say...tiny bones forming in baby's ears mean he/she can now pick up your voice. A few more minuscule changes: Eyebrows, lashes, and hair are starting to fill in, and taste buds are forming.

I added some tickers in the "Pregnancy Tickers" section. It's a ticker for different things baby related. Go check it out! My favorites are the developmental stages and the one that compares the baby to the approximate size of fruit.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thankful Thursday (05/19/11)

As promised in my last post here is my thankful post for today. I'm thankful for my loving husband. Since the day I met him he's always been caring, loving, protective, beautiful inside and out, funny and the list can go on and on.

A few days ago I had horrible gas pains, I was crouching over from the pain, and sent him on a mission to find me something to relieve the pain. He ran right out and got something from Walgreens and returned back in 5 minutes tops. He even asked the pharmacist if it was pregnancy safe. Brownie points for him!

On a forum that I belong to they usually do a "Thankful Thursday" post every week. Everyone will randomly post something that they're thankful for. Maybe I'll carry that over to my blog. What do ya'll think?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Flutters? (05/18/11)

So I'm pretty sure I felt flutters this morning! It feels so weird. I'd describe it as a fish swimming in my belly and I got tickled by it's fins. I'm still waiting on that fart to follow thinking it was just gas. Haha! I told DH and his face lit up. It was incredible to see his reaction. From what I read in my pregnancy books it wont be for another 1-3 weeks until I feel some definate kicks. Then another 1-3 weeks after that until you can feel some kicks on the outside (with your hand on my belly). Bring it on! Momma loves you so much already Baby Salcedo!

I've done a lot of complaining about my pregnancy on here and I feel like I should do a "I'm thankful for" post. Perhaps that will be my post for tomorrow! Keep on the look out for that.

Monday, May 16, 2011

I Snissed (05/16/11)

Yup, I sneezed and pissed my pants a little. How embarassing. I should really work on doing some kegels through out the day, huh? Did I mention I was at work?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Don't Mess With A Pregnant Woman's Food (05/12/11)

My tummy started rumbling and yelling at me today at 9:00 this morning as if I haven't eaten in days. I had 2 waffles for breakfast for God sakes! Today I decided I wanted a wrap, a small bag of chips and an iced tea for lunch from A&P. I hopped in my car at 11:30 on the dot, which is when my lunch starts. I rushed over to A&P and picked out a ham and cheese in a spinach wrap. I grabbed a small bag of kettle cooked BBQ chips and a snapple iced tea. I also grabbed some freshly cut fruit from the salad bar and figured it would be a great afternoon snack. I paid for my stuff and went to eat my lunch in my car at my work parking lot jamming out to some music on the radio. Ahhh! Finally time to chow down and relax.

I took my first bite of the wrap and it was soggy and grainy like someone threw a handful of sand in there. The cheese had a mayo-like consistancy but rest assured! There was no mayo because I checked the ingredients. Nasty! I said to myself 'Well at least I have those BBQ chips!'. I look in my bag and theres no chips. 'Where the hell are those 'effing chips?!' The cashier never packed the chips in my shopping bag. Ugh! I choked down 1/4 of my soggy grainy wrap and went back to work. Still so hungry I have to pull out my freshly cut fruit salad from the salad bar. The damn watermelon taste like onions. I can't freakin' win. This is offically the.worst.lunch.EVER.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Need New Bras (05/10/11)

Not even two weeks ago I purchased a couple 36D bras. I'm already spilling out of them. They need to stop growing or I might tumble over. This weekend I'm going to bite the bullet and go get a few new bras. Wish me luck!

Friday, May 6, 2011

14 Weeks! (05/6/11)

Today I'm 14 weeks, officially out of the 1st trimester! Where has the time gone? As you can see the baby is roughly the size of a lemon. The baby is about 3.4" tall and weighs 1.5 oz. Baby is getting there!

Your adorable little fetus is busy with thumb sucking, toe wiggling, (not so cute but equally amazing) making urine, and breathing amniotic fluid as the liver, kidneys, and spleen continue to develop. Lanugo (thin, downy hair) is growing all over her body for warmth.

I added a belly shot to the "Bump Photos" section. There's a bump there but I'm not sure if it's still bloat, chub or baby. It might be a mix of everything. I haven't been eating the healthiest lately. I've been eating what ever sounds good at the time. Speaking of that - if I don't throw up today that would make it 3 days in a row! That's huge for me! Considering I use to throw up every single morning and feel nauseous when I crawl into bed for the night. Lets hope that means that the ever-so-wonderful pregnancy symptom is on its way out. I've still had those nauseous spells through out the day but they usually quickly pass.

Overall I've been feeling a little better. My energy is coming back. Not like jump out of bed and run a marathon but I can actually do a few small simple tasks when I get out of work (put the laundry away, make the bed, clean up a bit, etc). I actually went to bed lastnight at 8:30 because all this week I've been going to bed at 11:00 and waking up so dead tired because I have to get up at 5:30... that's only 6.5 hours of sleep. I feel nice and refreshed this morning!

Well, I doubt I'll be back on before Mother's Day. I want to wish all of my Mommies and Mommy-to-bes a very happy Mother's Day! A special shout out to my Mom. She's the greatest Mom a girl could ever have. She's worked her ass off to support my brother and I, wiped every tear, comforted us when we needed it, protected us (a bit overprotective but now I totally understand why), taught us to respect our elders, always say please and thank you and most of all just to be ourselves. I love you more than words can say, Mom!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Miserable (05/3/11)

Hey everyone. I'm such a bad blogger. I sometimes go 4 or 5 days with out blogging. The whole point in the blog was to jot down my symptoms, thoughts, vents, complain, and research through out the pregnancy. After that I want to blog about my life as a wife and a mother. I appologize to all 10 of you followers. Haha!

Saturday I felt completely normal. I didn't feel pregnant at all. Woke up Sunday, Monday and today sick as a dog. I even left work early yesterday feeling miserable. I had to pull over 2 times on my way in to work to throw up on the side of the parkway for God sakes. That combined with a sore throat (from all the throwing up), allergies and a headache I was miserable. I decided to go in to work, open up the building and once my co-worker came in I'd head back home. I went home and passed out for 3.5 hours and felt a bit better but still nauseous.

Today I'm 13w4d and officially out of my 1st trimester. I thought I was suppose to kiss my M/S goodbye and get my energy back. Since I found out I was pregnant I could go back to bed after 3 hours of waking up even if I slept a good 9 hours that night! Talk about pathetic. I want to be able to cook, bake, clean, craft, read, etc. again. All the things I love to do! Right now I have a typical office job. I sit here at my computer for 8 hours so it's not a hard tough labored job. I get home from work at 4:30 and my fat ass changes into some yoga pants, a loose fitted tshirt and lay in bed watching TV. I'll only get up to eat, use the bathroom and shower. How sad!

Now, I have a vent. I have some "friends" who try to make my life a living hell. They're constantly talking about me and spreading these horrible false rumors about me. A pregnant woman shouldn't have to deal with lies, rumors and stress like that. Today I realized that I will now just do me and shrug it off. DH is right. I only have a few more months to deal with their petty high school drama. I'm 27 years old and working on a growing family. I don't want to be anywhere near that crap.