Wednesday, May 30, 2012

more stuff- (Post 6)

This week has been mostly the same. A new thing that's been happening is about 7:30 each night, I start to feel like I am going to yak. So, I wait. I suck on peppermints. I drink ginger ale. I eat a saltine cracker or two. Nothing. I don't puke, but I don't stop feeling like I am going to puke, either. It's really lovely. Sometimes tea helps.

Other things of note: We told our grandmothers today, for Mother's Day. Some of the best reactions so far. I also got some flowers for mother's day from my mother in law, which is weird because I don't feel super motherly yet and super sweet all the same.

This week Mark gave me a kiss when he was leaving for work and he also gave my belly a rub, which I thought was monumentally sweet, even though I was half asleep. The cinnamon rolls? OMG. Heavenly. They were amazing.

Pregnancy gas could peel wallpaper off of the walls.

Monday, May 28, 2012

more strange (Post 5)

The past week...wait, has it been that long? I have no idea. Anyway, more strange things have been happening. I ended up having to go in and have lab work done to check my progesterone and hcg levels. Can't remember if I mentioned that either.. I got a call today from the nurse at my OB's office saying things looked good, but they are starting me on a progesterone supplement anyway, just to be sure. I hate to say it, but I am not really looking forward to that, because my own hormones give me enough trouble as it is...

Here's something else thats weird. I have been having the strangest dreams. VIVID dreams. Not about anything particularly crazy, they're just so REAL. For instance, last night I dreamed that I met Carrie Curry and sweet Charlie Ann for lunch. I am fairly certain it's because I was thinking about Carrie last night when I saw a cute chevron printed skirt at old navy- and why that made me think of her, I have no idea...anyway, I guess that's what started it? Anyway, in the dream, we had lunch and we talked about decorating..because lets face it, Carrie is a genius on the baby cute idea front!!

Still no morning sickness. KNOCK ON WOOD. The unfortunate thing about that is I just feel like throwing up all day, and I never can actually be sick. Nice!  I'm guessing the extra progesterone may push things over the edge on the puking front, but we'll see.

Also, I was bored today and decided to give the Chinese Gender Predictor a try. It says BOY. I guess we will see.  : )

Sunday, May 27, 2012

indicators (Post 4)

What was that? I just sent Mark to the store to get cinnamon rolls. I don't remember the last time I ate one of those.... Hmmm.

Mark and I were watching the Kentucky Derby on Sunday. At the end of the race, I buried my face in my hands and said, "it's just too much!" I sobbed for about 5 minutes and was fine after that. He has the whole thing on video. : )

Thursday, May 24, 2012

oddities (Post 3)

So, being pregnant takes a little getting used to. I am sure every woman's journey is different, but as this is my first pregnancy, I guess it's even more strange. Obviously, it's hard not to tell people. We clearly suck at it. We've since told a few more friends and there was an instance at a wedding we attended on Saturday where I had to tell a person because she kept trying to force me to do shots. That's another no means am I an alcoholic, (though if you've read this blog for any length of time, you might disagree with me, but whatever) but it's weird not having a casual beer or glass of wine with dinner on the weekends. Dudes, I had to quit smoking, too. Obviously, for the health of the little dove, but I wasn't ready yet, so it's been WORK. Here's another thing I find weird... people are all, don't pick that up! or, I'll move that! Or let me get that for you! OK, I was lifting a sandwich- that I had to steam the meat for because there are rules about that too- I'm pregnant...not disabled. Especially this early on! Lots of things to adjust to.

As far as symptoms go, I have felt relatively normal. The most changed thing would be my sleeping habits. I take a nap nearly everyday and man alive does it make a difference. I am just so TIRED. I'm tired like, two hours after I wake up. It's weird. Also, I've been getting up and eating breakfast at 6:30AM and going back to sleep. Anyone who knows me knows that if I am getting up at 6:30 in the morning, it's not to eat. Something fun better be happening. Just strange. The other thing is the horrendous sinus infection I am having to endure. We are talking the lime green kind of snot,'s so gross. As far as body changes, there aren't many to report...the lowest part of my belly feels sort of hard....or harder than usual. That's it. I am happy to report I haven't puked yet either. That will probably change...and soon.

I've been reading up on a few websites and it says the little dove is about the size of a sesame seed this week. Teenie!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Secrets Revealed (Post 2)

So, apparently Mark and I are the worlds worst secret keepers. I called this morning to schedule our doctors appointment and my OB/GYN doesn't see patients until they are 8 or 9 weeks. So we have our appointment...(on May 18- Happy Birthday, Coco!) to see what's happening with the little dove and have our first ultrasound. I sent Mark a text message letting him know the specifics and he sent me one back saying..."can we wait that long to tell people??" I said probably not.

I was so right. When he got home from work today we talked it over and decided to tell our families. We're still keeping it secret from the rest of the world until after that first appointment. (So we say NOW)  Our families were ecstatic, naturally. Mark's parents cried. His dad said he didn't know if he would be able to get to sleep tonight! His mom was screaming and saying "it's about time! it's about time!" My mom and sister were so funny. My mom is really excited. She said, "You guys just made the century for me!" My sister was giving me lots of advice and she also told me couldn't wait to post on facebook that she was going to be an aunt! : )

It was sort of nerve wracking making those calls. Mark and I sat together on the couch, his arm around me when we talked to my family and mine around him when we talked to his parents. Cool stuff. So glad I've got such a great partner to share this road with!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Attached (Post 1)

As I type this post, I know it won't be published until a few weeks from now. Yesterday, (Saturday, April 22, 2012) Mark and I were lounging around at home and I casually mentioned that my period was five days late. He had already decided to go out and get lunch, so he picked up a home pregnancy test while he was out. I really didn't have to pee when he returned home, so I started drinking some water. We watched Bridesmaids while munching on a rotisserie chicken from Kroger. A little while later, I decided it was time to pee. I went into the bathroom and peed on the stick and waited. Mark's phone rang and he answered it. He was talking to our insurance guy. I walked back into the bathroom to check out the test.


One tiny word. 2 syllables.

The world stopped moving. My heart was racing. I started sweating. For a brief moment, I thought I was going to throw up. Once I could sort of walk, I meandered into the office where Mark was still chatting away. I'm fairly certain the look on my face said it all. He took the test from me and we hugged. I could hear our insurance guy still talking. Mark brushed him off as quickly as he could and he came into the living room where I was sitting, still in shock, holding the flashing pregnancy test. Pregnant...Pregnant...Pregnant it said.

I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea. Now that I've had a full day to take it in, I'm so excited. I was excited yesterday, too. I won't lie though. That little flashing test is a game changer. I had about a million and five different thoughts running through my brain. It's scary, and that's the honest truth...but that doesn't mean I don't want it more than anything.

After we talked and hugged and OMG'd, I decided to take a shower. As I stood in the hot water, I little dove, my little dove. I ran my hand across my belly. I searched for any physical sign that I might have missed. Nothing. No physical evidence. Then why do I already feel so different? I'm guessing part of it's hormonal but the other part I think is a decision. I have already decided that I love my little crazy, but awesome at the same time. What a strange and wonderful feeling.

We spent the rest of the weekend watching movies and feeling smug. We have a secret! Nah-nah, nah-nah, boo, boo! We can't wait to tell our families. We're already thinking of ways to try and surprise them. We aren't telling anyone until they know and they aren't going to find out until after the doctors appointment- which I am calling about tomorrow. After we tell our families, we will tell our closest friends. Then I suppose we'll splatter it across the web. More news when I have more news. : )

Friday, May 18, 2012

CoCo Holt- Eeeerrrkkk!!

Happy Birthday to one of my best friends in the world! Who knows where I would be without this girl. I love my CoCo so much!!! : )

Love you, Court.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


It's been almost a month since I posted! Bad blogger! Bad! The past month has been so busy, my head is spinning. We attended a wedding, we've been to several more tee ball games, I started a new job and we are finally remodeling the hideous upstairs bathroom. (We found HARDWOOD under the linoleum in the there.) Anyway, it's been busy, but I am going to keep this fairly short.

The new job is awesome. I am working with kids and they are seriously amazing. I couldn't be happier doing this. In many ways I feel like they are teaching me more than I am teaching them. It's awesome. : )

The bathroom remodel is extensive. We are redoing the floor, tearing out a wall, putting in new vanities, painting and fixing the closet. The word sheet rock may send me into convulsions, so I can't really get to much into it without wigging out.

Our good friends James and Vanessa got married about two weeks ago. It was a beautiful wedding. Mark was a groomsman and I got to photograph the whole thing. We are so lucky to be blessed with such wonderful friends as them. We finally had them over last night to hear about their honeymoon and the moving/merging of houses!

We celebrated Mothers Day today with some of my favorite mothers- mine, of course, Marks Mom, my sister and my grandmother. : ) Love these ladies so much!!

So much more to add, but that will be another post for another day. I just needed to show the blog some love. I'm off to bed. Miss you bloggies!

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