Thursday, July 31, 2008

Morning Sickness....

...sucks! Especially when it's ALL DAY sickness!! I thought I'd be one of the lucky ones who wouldn't get morning sickness. No such luck! But don't feel sorry for me, because I think I willed this to happen. Actually, go ahead and feel sorry for me because I'm miserable right now! I say I willed this to happen because I was so worried (and was confessing same with my mouth) because I wasn't experiencing morning sickness. The worry about no morning sickness was due to the slight scare we had at our first prenatal appointment. The last two weeks have been tough, but I feel fortunate that I haven't been vomiting....just constant nausea. I'm also fortunate that I didn't start having this little problem until 9 weeks into my pregnancy. So, in the midst of it all, I'm still counting it all joy....or at least I'm trying.

Thankfully, I have a very understanding boss because since the morning sickness has set in, I've been a pretty trifling attorney. I usually don't get to the office until between 10-10:30. Embarrassing, I know. However, my mornings are so tough because my nausea is right there waiting on me when I open my eyes. I can't make sudden movements. In fact, every task requires a few moments of rest. Take shower - rest, put on lotion - rest, brush teeth - rest, etc. This makes for a LONG morning. And I live 25 miles north of downtown, thus a long commute. The logical solution would be to wake up earlier, right? Wrong!! Did I mention my extreme fatigue? This too shall pass....

One of my BFFs, Dione, gave me some tips to control the nausea. Apparently I haven't been eating frequently enough. Who wants to eat when they are extremely nauseous, right? Well, seems that I should've been eating every two hours, which I'm doing now. What a difference it has made! Thanks, Dione!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cravings/Aversions

Here's a list of the cravings I've experienced/am experiencing so far:

1. V-8 juice ~ Week 5 (last two days)
2. Frosted Mini-Wheats ~ Week 4-5
3. Guacamole ~ Week 6-8
4. Red Beans and Rice ~ Week 10 (lasted one day)
5. Pickles ~ Week 10-current
6. Cheddar Cheese Goldfish ~ Week 10-current
7. Sour Jelly Beans (or any other sour candy) ~ Week 10-current
8. Smoothies w/ a pineapple base ~ Week 8-current

Current aversions:

1. Sprite
2. Ginger Ale
3. Sweets (never thought I'd say this.....)
4. Cereal (because of the milk ~ I used to love soy milk)
5. Anything greasy or too buttery (gross!)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

10 Week Ultrasound

Dear Baby D,

Daddy and I had a second opportunity to see you today! Today's ultrasound was to monitor your growth and you're growing as you should. You measured 10 weeks on the dot, which is where you should be! It's amazing how much you've grown in the last 4 weeks! During the ultrasound you put on a little show for us. About 3 minutes into it, you started to leap like crazy. It looked like you were jumping up and down on a trampoline. Daddy says you're going to be a little basketball star. We'll see. :- )

Keep growing big and strong for us little one. We love you munchkin and can't wait to meet you in February.

Love always,
Mommy