Showing posts from August, 2010

week 19

Total weight gain: Doesn't look like there was a gain this week. Then again, when you're talking about a pound a week, any daily fluctuations can skew the data.
Movement: More flutterings. On Thursday night it felt like more intentional flutterings. Like I stopped what I was doing and thought, "Huh, I think that was the baby." Definitely moving during the ultrasound, too.
Cravings: I was struggling to make it through work on Thursday afternoon so I drug the laptop into the living room and went through emails while watching Oprah. She had Paula Deen on and she made her Hashbrown Casserole (which I've made in the past). I could have made it right then. I think it may be brunch for Sunday. I've also still been eating avocados, which is good since they're high in Vitamin E and I recently read they can help decrease the odds of allergies and asthma in the baby.

Symptoms: Lordy, the baby brain. And the dreams. Friday morning I had one where they had I giant vendi…

week 18

So I'm still alive. And I've even gotten myself slightly unburied at work. It should (fingers crossed) be a relatively uneventful two weeks there. Woohoo!

Total weight gain: Confirmed by the doctor's scale...11 lbs. I have a book I read nightly (a pregnancy day-by-day book) and I'm exactly on track according to their little graph.

Movement: Same ol' flutterings that I think I'm hallucinating. The PA said I should feel more definite things within the next few weeks. Still looking forward to that.

Cravings: I've pretty much cut out caffeine since getting pregnant but I had a little sweet tea this week. It was wonderful.

Symptoms: Still with the baby brain. This week I thought I lost my car keys and forgot where I parked at the airport (within about 15 minutes of each other). And the dreams. Oh, the dreams. It feels like I'm dreaming every minute I'm sleeping. Sometimes crazy stuff (like the baby's umbilical cord stump falling off as soon as we bring h…


Remember when I actually wrote about what was going on with my life? How I'd write maybe every other day? And you knew where I was traveling to and what projects were going on at the house and how the gardens were growing? Yeah, I barely remember that...

I've been traveling a lot. Work has been incredibly busy. I've worked many a late night when I've actually been in the home office. I'm torn between working over the weekends (and feeling bitter that I'm working) and working these long hours on weekdays (and giving all daylight hours to the job). I'm exhausted. And overwhelmed. And hormonal. And irritable. Yep, you should feel sorry for me but you should feel worse for the guy who has to live with me. I'm crankypants meets ticking time bomb. Sigh...

I guess the good news is that I have two sort of easy weeks coming up. Then, after some news I got today, return to crazy for another two weeks. I'm very much looking forward to upcoming tra…

week 17

Total weight gain: This morning I was the same weight as last week but I don't believe it. More on that later. Next week, I finally go back to the doctor so I'll have better data.

Movement: Still nothing exciting. I know based on what I've read that I'm not behind on this. And first-time pregnant moms usually recognize the feeling later. But, I'm sure anxious for this to start.
Cravings: I wanted guacamole since last Saturday when the baby was the size of an avocado. Finally got some this week. Thanks, Hubs, for picking up the ingredients.

Symptoms: Skin looks a little better today. And I guess I've had a little headache relief. I swear that I suddenly look pregnant this week--especially in the last few days. The number of wearable clothing items has dwindled even more. I've been a little uncomfortable (although I know I ain't seen nothin' yet). I was sitting on the plane yesterday morning and had the feeling like my pants were on too tight except it w…

365 days

Yesterday was our first anniversary. In some ways (like everything these days) the wedding seems both like forever ago and like last week. We've certainly been through a lot this past year. Moving in together. Taking a few trips. Adopting a dog. Growing a baby. Yeah, good year.

Because I've been traveling like crazy lately, I generally want nothing more than to stay home. But because the first anniversary is a pretty exciting one we decided we should maybe leave the house. We went to dinner at Capital Grille (fancy schmancy) where they were nice enough to cover our table with rose petals and confetti and write us a nice little anniversary note. After our fabulous dinner, they were even more kind enough to give us free creme brulee. Sigh...

Then we checked in at Hotel ZaZa which just happens to be where we spent our wedding night. The folks there were kind enough to upgrade us to a fabulous suite complete with champagne (I had a sip) and chocolate covered strawberries (I had a fe…

16 weeks

Total weight gain: Yeah, this will still be inaccurate. It appears that I've probably gained another pound or two. Since the weight gain is so gradual, it's hard to tell what's baby and what's just the regular fluctuation throughout the day. Two more weeks till another doctor's appointment so we'll have to wait till then.

Movement: Nothing exciting to report. Will be nice (but perhaps a little freaky) once this starts. It's nice to know that everything is ok in there.

Cravings: While I have had several good meals, nothing that would meet the craving status.

Symptoms: My skin continues to look awful. And headaches. And it seems like I'm getting bigger since fewer of my clothes seem to fit. Oh, and baby brain. (Yes, I forgot to include this earlier and am coming back to add it.) I'm not really liking this part. Please let it be temporary. I'm too young to be senile.

Belly button: Still in.

Preparations: A little busier at work this week so most of the …


I just realized that we were engaged for 9 months before we were married. Married for 9 months before we got pregnant. Hopefully pregnant for 9(ish) months before baby.

My life is moving in 9-month periods of time. Strange.

(Ok, back to work. Clearly becoming delirious.)

wedding monday: the end

Or, you know, the beginning. Blah blah. :)

Getting married in the summer, I felt, was the perfect time to use sparklers during our getaway. The thing is, a lot of places don't allow you to have a big group of probably drunken folks carrying open flames, often during a draught. When I was meeting with the facilities guy at the university, I decided I wouldn't bring it up. Beg forgiveness instead of asking permission. But because I was in crazy bride mode, I let it slip. He, because he was awesome, let it slide. So, no, I don't think we were supposed to have sparklers but no one told us not to.

The getaway did not go as planned. I would have liked it if the car were decorated but it's ok that it wasn't. (Note to folks getting married, just tell someone that in advance.) I would have liked it if the top were down on the convertible. (SIL really tried but sometimes it can be finicky...say if tons of wedding crap is crammed in the trunk. Should have just taken a few minut…