Thursday, February 25, 2010

Can't Hardly Wait

It’s a great movie but that's not what I'm talking about.

Our Doctors appt went really well today. It’s funny how little things can really lift your spirits. We heard the heart beat and the heart rate was 160. Nicholas thinks that means it’s a boy since he has a fast heart rate too. I think he’s full of it. The Dr. also said everything looks GREAT! That is the best news since I’ve been feeling so negative lately. She also refilled my inhaler so I can breathe now. I think that is important for me and the baby. You want to know the best part… I left there with a referral in my hand for an Ultrasound to tell the Fetal Anatomy!!!! I called the first chance I had. Our appt is March 17th at 8:30am.
I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

16 Weeks

I’ve become very anxious with my pregnancy. It’s been several weeks since we were at the doctor and saw an ultrasound. I don’t feel pregnant, I look pregnant but I don’t feel it. The whole experience so far has been very surreal. One moment I feel one way and the next it’s different. I’ve been feeling very depressed lately. It makes me feel like a bad person because I’m not enjoying it more. I keep hoping that once we find out the sex it will be more tangible. It’s hard for me to envision holding a baby, feeding, or hearing a giggle. I really never thought I would be a mother this soon. I wonder if I’m ready, if I’m stable enough. I look at Nicholas and he is so confident about being a father. He is a much more patient caregiver than I am. I know I will have to learn a lot from him (don’t tell him I said that).

My cousin Madison is a week behind me in her pregnancy. It’s nice to share the experience with someone who can relate to what I am going through right now. Last week at an Ultrasound they were able to see that they are having a baby boy. I am so excited for her and super jealous. I can’t wait to learn who our little person will be. We have another doctor’s appt on Thursday. Hopefully hearing the heart beat and seeing an ultrasound will help my anxiety. We won't find out the sex for another 4 weeks but I just want to know that everything is okay.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Here you go, Mom!

My mom said my blog is really boring. I told her it’s because I have been traveling for 2 weeks and she said it was no excuse. Haha

Since I was gone and exhausted for my whole 15 week I had to skip over to 16 weeks. This week is already proving to be less stressful. Yesterday I had enough energy to clean the entire house! No joke from top to bottom, I haven’t done that since December. It is so nice to have a clean house. My back isn’t really agreeing with me today but it was worth it. While I was cleaning Nicholas was working on tearing off the front of our house. We are so close to pouring foundation and moving on with the construction. The rain has really hurt our efforts. Whenever we take a step forward the rain puts us 2 steps back. It’s becoming really frustrating! Nicholas and his dad have plans to work on it next weekend. Please cross your fingers that the rain will stay away.

PS. Our baby is the size of an Avocado!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

14 week- Recap

Since I was out of town the whole week I wasn’t able to post anything. So here is a recap of my week.

- On my flight to Austin the airport was closed and we were stuck in a holding pattern for 45 min until it re opened.
- Rush around to all my appointments in the pouring rain.
- Sleep on uncomfortable cheep hotel beds.
- Had an asthma attack and my inhaler was empty.
- Three of my stores cancelled their appointments.

That wasn’t even the worst part. We were set to fly out from Houston on Thursday at 8:00 pm. Of course that is the day the weather really took a turn for the worst. Our flight was delayed 6 hours because of a snowstorm in Dallas. We had to wait for the plane to get de-iced; they only had one machine to do it and hundreds of planes trying to leave. The airport was packed because of all the cancellation/ delays. Veronica and I had to sit on the floor because there were no seats available. I tried to lie down and sleep but my pregnant body revolted at lying on the hard ground.

Our plane finally made its way to Houston and we ended up boarding at 2:00 am. I was so exhausted and cranky, and to make matters worse we had to sit on the last row (that doesn’t recline). About 45 minutes in to the flight I started to feel really nauseous. I haven’t throw up in weeks. I was in the window seat and I searched for a barf bag, there were none on my row. I couldn’t wait any longer and I had to jump up and push my way past Veronica and the other woman sitting in the isle seat. I ran to the bathroom and it was occupied. This is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me!!! I had to throw up in the garbage right next to the flight attendants. It really really sucked, I had to explain to the flight attendants that I was pregnant and didn’t have the flu. They were really nice about it but I still felt really bad. I went back to my seat, and tried to sleep for the remaining 2 hours of the flight.

We landed at LAX at 3:50 am. We flew out of Long Beach so I had arranged for Nicholas to pick us up. Well that was when we were supposed to land at 10:30pm. He still came to get us, and I was so happy to see him. We went straight home to bed. I had to work the next day so I was slept till about 9:00am and made my way to work. I would have taken the day off but we had to help pack for our trade show in Las Vegas next week. It never ends…

I’m 15 weeks now and really hoping that next week in Vegas will be much better.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Baby on Board!

13 Weeks

This week has flown by; I have been really busy at work and super stressed. My pregnancy brain has gotten so bad; it’s really slowing me down. It takes more time for me to complete a task because I can’t remember half of the info needed. All the girls in the office think is so funny because I remember everything even down to the tiny details. I’m like an elephant, I never forget. My mom will agree to that too.

Why am I so stressed? Well let me tell you, I am going to be out of the showroom for the next 2 weeks working. I have to get everything done before I leave. Our assistant has to come with me because I can’t lift our heavy suitcases, so I can’t pass off unfinished work. On Monday I leave for Texas, I will be in Austin & Houston for road appointments with my stores. Then the following week we’re going to Las Vegas for another trade show. This means I will be standing on my feet all day for 3 days. I’m sure my back will really love that.

I think the baby hit a growing spurt this week. I’ve been having a lot of growing pains and I can really see that I’m getting larger. My doctor said next week the baby will pop out of my abdomen. I wanted to take a picture to put with this post but I’m too tired by the time I get home. I eat and go straight to bed. Maybe for a crazy Friday night I’ll stay up past 8:30 and get Nicholas to take a picture.

Also, my appetite has doubled! I am hungry all the time, seriously. One night I woke up at 3:00 am starving. I tried to ignore it and fall back to sleep. I had to get out of bed and get some food. I sat in the living room in the dark and ate. That has never happened to me in my Life. I felt like such a fatty.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Groundhog Day

Maybe Punxsutawney Phil can tell me the sex of our baby while checking the weather?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Oh Face!

I’m 26 years old and I feel like I’m 13. My skin is breaking out like crazy!!! It hasn’t been this bad since before I discovered Cetaphil in 1996. I had no idea I would get this fun pregnancy side effect. My doctor say’s its completely normal. The worst thing… there is NOTHING I can do. Its just hormones and I have to wait till it runs its course.

On a lighter note, Nicholas bought me a pregnancy sleeping pillow. Doesn’t it look amazing?