Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Pain in my ass

So, today we went to the hospital tour. It was strange to be around so many other pregnant women. I was pleased that I wasn't the only waddling woman there. Only complaint is the major sciatica that has developed, impairing my ability to walk, like at all. I am going to have to go in tommorow because the pain is so bad.

On a lighter note, we had a blast with the nephews yesterday. They are tons of work but so much fun to play with. I really like how my sister only lets them watch a minimum of T.V. and rarely has it on. It really shows in how they can totally entertain themselves with toys and interaction. Anyway, off to stretch and see if I can shake this baby off my sciatic nerve!

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Brother in law and me with the twin nephs, guess what Goldie will be for Halloween?:) Posted by Hello

Look at me...doin' stuff!

So I am so impressed with myself. Although I never experienced the "burst of energy" in any trimester so far, I finally feel human enough to do a couple things around the house. It is funny that Davey is so used to me doing zero that he is super impressed when I do anything productive. This is week 3 in a row that I have done all the laundry! I don't fold (lets not get crazy here) but I do wash, dry and put in the folding station. I also now do the grocery shopping which means I definitely deserve a nap.

I am so stoked that Davey has decided to stop housework and work on the rental for the day today. We are going to visit friends and go to my step-mother's for a BBQ. I am so excited and I think it will be good for him to have a day off. Tommorow will be wild as we are watching the nephs, I think I will post some pics of them cause they are so damned cute!

Saturday, May 28, 2005

water water everywhere

So this swelling thing is pretty impressive! Last night I went with my sis and the mamacita to Baby's R us to pick a nursery theme and all of a sudden my feet exploded. Like literally. Like, out of my new $100 super chic wide sandals I just bought. I had to take off my shoes and hobble around the store barefoot like Britany at a public restroom. Anyway, it is hard to do a nursery theme to satisfy everyone. Davey wants cow jumped over the moon motif, but all of that stuff looks boyish. I just don't want pink. So we settled on lavendar and yellow with cow jumped over the moon accents.

Folks from work are going out to a pub concert tonight, but it doesn't start until 9:30 and I am not sure if I am down with staying out till 1 a.m. at this point. But I could go and show off my new mani/pedi I had done today. I swear nothing is finer than a french manicure!

Man, and I wondered if I was showing Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 26, 2005

M is for Moooody

So, I am starting to understand the concept of moodiness. I should preface this by saying that I am not a moody person. Ever. Things just roll off me after about an hour. Not today. I am so frustrated, annoyed, hot etc. that I am creeping steadily toward a meltdown by the time my dinner guests arrive. This is such a strange feeling, being out of control of my emotions.

Oh, speaking of being annoyed. I had my prenatal appt. today. I have gained 22 lbs and apparently that is too much so my doc made me go through my diet, and even she said there is nothing wrong with it. So basically, I am getting fatter than a sow and there is little I can do. Hmmmph.

The one bright spot is that we are celebrating my buddies b-day tonight. Davey bought steaks, potatoes, salad, snickers cake and is making homeade peach gelato..........YUMMY! Anyone else feeling crappy?

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

blah blah

Yo, I've been reading all the blogs, but haven't gotten any creative juices flowing to update much. I actually got stuck in a chair the other day and had to be pulled out. Amazing. I wish that my appetite would go down a bit, I swear I am eating everything in sight. I guess this means I will be spending the next year getting rid of what I am putting on now. Not fun. I am trying to figure out how to post pictures on this site too. I think I am technically challenged. The good news is that I think I have resigned myself to uncomfortable sleep positions as I grew so tired that I am just sleeping however I can. Arms both asleep ,charlie horses and everything. Will update with more interesting stuff soon.....

Monday, May 23, 2005


What the hell happened to how my blog looks? How do I fix this? Shit, I am such a novice.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Friday, May 20, 2005

Contrary to popular belief.....

Oregon is a great place to live! We met with HR today and even though FMLA only gives us 6 weeks each, I am entitled under Oregon law to a total of 18 count'em 18! Weeks protected leave!!! So it looks like at a minimum I can get off August 1st full time through October 1st and then work 2 days a week until 2006 and then Davey will work 3 days a week through next march......So no daycare for my sweet babe for quite awhile.

On another strange note....milk is still flowing. It is so strange to be lactating with no baby. I must admit I am facinated. I have a daily milking sesson and I am not sure if it is healthy or not. Freaky pregnant girl tricks are fun!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2005

random ramblings

Nothing too exciting to report today. Getting ready for the weekly Thursday night soiree here. Going to keep it simple and order pizza. We are making homeade sugar-free strawberry ice cream that I think is going to be fantabulous.

I called the doc to see if it is ok that I am taking cod liver oil supps. She was like "why would you want to?" I was like, "because I live on pop-tarts and I thought some vitamin A and omega-3 might be good" and she just acted like I am out of my damn mind. Whatever.

Everything is stinky to me these days. My bedroom, the couch pillows, my husband. I swear I just want to febreez my whole life. I also think I should alert the local dairy farmers to up production to keep up with my consumption. I swear the milky goodness is too much to resist from wake-up to sleepy time.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Dude, where's my cocoa pebbles?

So, I am totally addicted to cereal. I don't know what it is but I can't get enough sugary cereal. The kind my child will never be allowed to eat once she's on the outside. I have never been so compelled to eat bowls and bowls of the sweet nectar that is cocoa pebbles. Actually, I don't limit my foods to only cereal, I also like chips. I hope the supplements are working because if not, this kid is going to be a big ball of goo with doritos for brains.

OOOOOh, we are finally getting our meeting with HR to talk about leave. Let's hope that they take mercy on us. It is a real bummer working for the same company as they only have to give us 12 weeks total to share. So we are ready for battle, proposal in hand for Friday. I better gear up and eat my Wheaties before the meeting.......with about 5 TBS. sugar.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Just like me!

So I had the most fabulous weekend ever! why you ask? Did I go on an exotic vacation? Did I win the lottery? Discover a cure for cancer? NO! All I can say is that the stars all aligned and I DID'NT FEEL LIKE CRAP! I wasn't mean, I didn't take even one nap! I got out of bed! I took a shower! I had hot sex! Wow, I'm telling ya that nothing compares to having a glimpse of my former self...I was beginning to think that I had been transformed into some hateful anti-fun loving bitter baby monger......but it turns out that the baby really has turned me into a bitch, it's the baby's fault! I am really a funny, spontanious wonderful girl! Yay for me. And I promise that I won't hold it against the babe when she is born as I will have magically transformed into a forgiving self-sacrificing mother who will claim to have thought this pregnancy was the best thing ever.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

gettin' the gear

So I almost feel like I am actually really going to have a baby! I went to the hoity toity side of town where my sis lives and went garage sale-ing. I think I am all set. I have a crib, vibrating chair, swing, dresser, tons of clothes, stroller and carseat.

I have been feeling totally matronly in the maternity clothes I have so I went on a mission to find some better stuff. I found it at Old Navy and actually bought clothes I would actually wear, including a cool T-shirt that says I Love Mom in funky letters and some boot cut jeans. I feel like myself again today.

I am starting to wonder about the zit-goatee though. I thought they were from the hormones, but when I mentioned it to Davey, him being the ever supportive husband said "but you had those when I met you honey" Crap. So I guess I have had puss face for a long time, but he still likes me and gives me breakfast in bed every day and knows just how I like my pop tarts so I will forgive him.......

Friday, May 13, 2005

No, it can't be

So, tell me it's not possible to have morning sickness this late in the game.....dude, I'm about to lose my Papa John's pizza so I relented and took 1/2 a phenegran so I assume I will be entering a coma any time now.

I just had a blast sorting out the baby clothes my friends have given us. The plan is to sort them by size and put up anything beyond 3 months so as not to overwhelm our lovely, yet cramped domicile.

Did I mention I had my first inpatient experience yesterday? I was having really bad cramps so I called the doc who said to check myself in at the hospital. Thank goodness baby G is perfect, turns out I was dehydrated so false alarm, but at least I got to try on the latest in backless hospital gowns and have fun moving the bed up and down!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

The day my stretch pants got too tight

So I have been reduced to having my nicest article of clothing be an XL motherhood striped polyester shirt be my "goin' to meetin' " outfit. I am a bit worried because I think I am going to outgrow my maternity clothes and I just started wearing them 2 months ago. It isn't so much that I don't want to buy them, it is that I think that XL is as big as the pants come, now I wasnt skinny before I was knocked up, but the pants just aren't going to sheath my expanding body much longer.,......any suggestions?

People are starting to really stare at the belly now and ask questions, it is kind of weird to feel like a spectacle wherever I go.......I guess everybody loves the pregnant lady!

Friday, May 06, 2005


Man, what a damn long week and I only had to work 4 days! Alas it is over and I can now concentrate on my newest obsession: Fetal nutrition. I don't know what has gotten into me after eating nothing but peanut butter toast and sour gummy worms for the past 6 months, but all of a sudden I am gobbling down vitamins like they are going out of style. Even cod liver oil. cod liver oil. seriously. I read that it can raise her IQ if I take it, so what if I have fishy burps?

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Something new everyday

So, I thought that most of all the gross side effects had already paid me a visit......there was morning sickness, constipation, discharge that could double as wallpaper paste, but a few days ago the most disturbing of all arrived. To put it delicately, I guess my body is ready to feed a babe cause I have milk.Not a lot of it, just enough that it squirts out when I get out of the shower.....wow. Thirteen more weeks of surprises left.......