Monday, August 09, 2010


I am now halfway through 1st tri! I know, it shouldn't be as big of a deal as I'm making it...especially, as Aaron points out, the first half is usually easy because you don't even know until you're about 4-5 weeks along. But hey - I have now known that I am pregnant for a week and a half and the kid is still in there! I plan on celebrating every milestone I can possibly think of. And? Being halfway through 1st tri means I'm halfway through no caffeine - just 7 more weeks and I can have a Coke! I haven't had any headaches from lack of caffeine yet, for which I am eternally grateful.

Symptoms thus far? Sore boobs, although not nearly as sore as they were for the first two days. Nausea almost all day long, but not too bad...and no puking yet, yay! Tiredness - good lord am I tired! I didn't sleep well for M/T/W last week, but I've made up for it since. I keep falling asleep in the middle of the day - not good, but I've been told to sleep when I need it. I'm taking something akin to Tylenol PM at night to help me sleep - doc said it was ok. Oh, and my pants - I can't wear them across my tummy like I usually do. It makes me even more nauseated than I have been!

I keep getting surprised at the rate at which things are happening. Like the pants - I thought that didn't happen until you started to show, but apparently it happens earlier...especially for those with sensitive tummies. And the tiredness - again, second and third tri, right? Nope, first, while the kid is growing in leaps and bounds. I didn't think my boobs would grow until later either, but everything says they should start growing NEXT WEEK! I think they're over achievers and have started early though. I went to try on maternity clothes last week, just to see what size I'm in now so I know where to start. The lady tried to convince me that I'd probably only gain a cup size - I laughed at her. I know, so rude, but I couldn't help it. I've gone from a 36B to a 40C since we've been together - and according to Lane Bryant, I'm actually a 36DDD (but 36 isn't comfortable on me). So yeah...not going to gain just one, I guarantee it. I had to try on a 40E with an extender just to get one that had a little room in the cup as it is!

Other than that, and the husband painting the room that will be the nursery, everything is relatively calm. I'm supposed to start my new job on Wednesday but I don't have the paperwork turned in because the lady won't call me back to answer my questions.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


We have a heartbeat! I am so excited I could freaking burst! Instead I've been dancing around and "squee"ing all afternoon. I am finally excited. That's a real kid in there - it has a heartbeat, we're doing ok. I was terrified they'd find an empty sac, that I'd managed to convince myself I was pregnant and trick my body. Or that there would be no heartbeat when there was supposed to be one.

I have to wait until next week for the official results, because my doc is on vacation, but the tech said it looked like I am measuring where I thought I was - 6w3d. Go go Smallfry! Yes, that is the childs bloggy name - Smallfry. :) And yes, we are considering Kaylee as a first name. Why no, we aren't Serenity/Firefly fans, what gives you that impression? Just because my dog is Inara, and my child is Smallfry? :D

I have set up a Flickr stream for baby pic stuff. The ultrasound from this morning is there, as will be my belly shots (when do I start those, anyways?), and any other baby-related images. I figured a central spot was good, so all my family could get to it too without having to come here (GACK!).