Thursday, November 29, 2007

Me pants are really tight!

I swear, I wore these same pair last week and they were fine. Now I literally had to unbutton them halfway though the day to allow myself the breath.

I think there is a baby growing in there.

Monday, November 26, 2007

My dreams are always odd, but lately I’ve been dreaming about eating gross stuff. For example, expired yogurt. I dreamed I ate expired yogurt last night (it was chunky and everything) and this morning I actually woke up nauseous and got sick.

This is also why I can’t chew gum anymore or eat eggs.

I’ve had dreams that I spit out the gum, but there is constantly more in my mouth. Big wads of icky, gooey gum. ICK. So now when I chew gum I can’t help but think of it and get nauseous. I also tend to get the same reaction when I see someone else chewing gum, so forgive me if I can’t look at you while you chew.

I can’t remember specifically why my egg dreams make me sick, but it had to do with the yolk. I ate egg whites last week, but tried again this weekend and couldn’t do it.

I thought it was important to give you an update on my current thoughts about eggs and gum (and yogurt). Although, now I’m nauseous just writing this out.

Lets look at some otters and a baby chin - who will never make you run for the bathroom!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

All is well!

On their advice, I ended up going to the Dr yesterday to have them check my blood pressure and to talk about the vision spots. My blood pressure was normal when checked at the office. I was told not to trust anyone that takes it via a machine instead of listening themselves. So all seems normal. They took blood to test my kidneys and told me to get my vision checked, otherwise all seems normal. I guess some preggo ladies can’t even wear contacts because THE SHAPE OF THEIR EYES CHANGE. wtf?

Anyway, the real good news is that I got to hear B.T. again. The heart rate was 151…but boy was it hard to find! I guess B.T. was facing backwards or something. Anyway, it’s fun to hear.

Thanks to everyone who has commented already!!
Jessica – thanks for introducing me to BlogSpot. I already like it better than LiveJournal.
Sarah – my biggest fan ;) …and B.T.’s (non-related biggest fan), I think!
Amie – I can’t wait to read up on your blog. I bet I’ll learn a lot from you!
Jessie – I thought they were going to be migraines, too…but then I only had mild headaches afterwards. Thank goodness! Hopefully Marty doesn’t see spots very often!

Monday, November 19, 2007

More Spots

The spots started again this afternoon... like flashes of light in my eyes. It makes it hard to see my computer screen. I got my blood pressure checked at the Target Clinic on site and I'm 135/91.... a little high but not high enough to be considered "high"...if that makes sense!

I called my Dr office and spoke with a Triage nurse. No, I’m not having a seizure. She made sure of that. So all they can do is talk to a Dr and call me back. It’s more annoying than anything else. And YES, I’ve been drinking water today!!

B.T. is beating!

Last Monday, we went to the Dr again and heard B.T.’s heartbeat. Dr Kern found it very quickly this time – and it was stronger. The beat was 157. That’s about all the appt. was. Out next appt is on Dec. 6 and will be the ultrasound! So if B.T. cooperates, we’ll be able to know (and share) the sex.

There have been lots of predictions on if B.T. is a Bart or a Bunnie. The last one was connected to the fact that I haven’t really been sick. Supposedly, if you don’t have morning sickness it’s a boy – and several people were able to back this up. However, I know a few people who had boys and were very sick…so again, I really believe there isn’t a way to tell until it’s born! But hopefully the ultrasound will be accurate.

Otherwise, I’ve been feeling good. Only one scare on Tuesday. I was sitting at my computer at work and started seeing spots. They got worse until it was like bright lights flashing in my eyes. I wasn’t dizzy or anything, so I tried to walk it off. After about 20 minutes, I decided to call a pregnancy nurseline. They thought it was my blood pressure, however I had gone to the Dr the day before and my blood pressure was fine then. So, they pretty much said “I don’t know, call your Dr.”. My Dr wasn’t available…so I ended up relying on a guy at work whose wife is 8 months pregnant with their second, and good old google. First, the guy said his wife experienced this when she was dehydrated. Google confirmed this. I gulped a bunch of water and within 5 minutes the spots went away. Lesson learned!

Now, normally I have no problem drinking water – but it had been a hectic morning and looking back I hadn’t consumed my normal amount. Funny how things like that (eyesight and dehydration) are connected.

On the home front, JT is going to work this week to finish up the living room and hallway – so we can then concentrate on the computer room/Scrappy’s room which will turn into B.T.’s room. We’re thinking paint, new carpet…maybe an awesome Snoopy theme from Baby’s R Us (>

In the end, we’ll wait until after Dec 6 to make any major decisions, but it’s time to start working on it!

Also, the fashionable maternity clothes (thanks Mom!) are coming in handy. I find myself in them more and more. Maybe I’ll post a few belly pics once my normal ‘is she or isn’t she’ belly gets out of the way and you can actually tell I’m pregnant.

Happy Turkey week!