Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oh my!

Guess what???!?!?!?!

My camera is on its way!!!!!

oh dear. so excited.


In other 'preggo' news,
I feel like my body is never going to be the same. 

I looooove how I look from the front.
Bumps are darling!!!!!
However, I'm seriously starting to look like a 
from behind.
So, don't fool yourself.
It can happen to you! bahaha


For the past 9 weeks,
there's been this terrible pain in my torso.
Right below my bra line on the right side.
Holy cabooses. 

Now, there is no stretching,
that puts this to rest.

And, it feels like I've shredded the muscle.

So, apparently this is normal.
This is normal.
 And, you just move on.

The best thing?
I haven't even hit contractions yet
and won't for a while (I'm only 23 weeks),
so everyone out there that's had a terrible birthing experience
is now saying to themselves..
"You haven't seen anything yet."


So, wish me luck!
One of my best friends is ready to deliver her baby boy,
and I couldn't be more excited!
He's my new photo subject.
So exciting!!!!

Random, I know.
But its my week on.
Just roll with it.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

You Know When...

You know when you get home from work,
and think to yourself, 
"Self, we should really work out!"


And then you don't?
My favorite type of day! 

I decide to watch other people exercise instead.

I happen to love Ohio State.
And, they just happen to be playing some basketball.
So, I eat dinner and watch the game.

Baby Boy loves it too :)

You know when you should be eating healthy snacks?
But you had some at work?


And instead, you eat Valentine's Day candy?
My favorite treats!
Did you know I could eat Jelly Beans forever?
And conversation hearts (original flavs, thank you)!!

Thank you mommy!
She sends the funniest gifts + candy + funny sayings!
I look forward to it every year. 

You know when you can't find a gift for someone?
[Did you recall that I'm the worst at gifts ever?]
But remember when this one time I was awesome?!?!

Engraved cuff-links.
The boy has a thing for them....

You know when you move into a new place,
with hopes and dreams,
and then find out that you get a new dream in a few months?!

And then, that new baby of a dream
causes you to be sick forever?
And you think your fridge smells off, 
but you don't know if its you or not?

pretend that it wasn't preggo nose.
And, your fridge was actually going bad.
Not the food, per say,
but the actual fridge lining!
You guys.
I hold my breath to open the fridge,
and hence why I'm eating jelly beans instead of kiwi.

And then, 
you call your manager and she is just the bees knees?!!?!
She came over, opened it,
and almost cried for us!
I have cleaned the CRAP out of that thing.
[while sicky preggo. that's pretty good!]
And currently have a charcoal thingy in it.

[Apparently, the ppl that lived here before us were shady. And the management cleaned the crap out of the fridge before we even moved in.]

Guess what?!?!?!

Oh my gosh. 
Could we all just cry?

And, the nicest thing ever?
They're paying for our perishables that need to be replaced.
Milk, eggs, cheese, fruit, etc.

All of these things, plus an amazing husband,
make for a very, very happy mommy + baby.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Boys Vs. Girls:

We are having a.....

BABY BOY!!!!!!!!

We are quite thrilled!
I thought for sure we were having a girl,
since every single person I know
is having a boy this year!

after a lot of checking during the ultrasound,
(I made the ultrasound tech check 4x)
we are without a doubt having a baby boy!
There is a lot of irrefutable proof in the ultrasound,
which they made sure to print out for me! 

We are due July 2, 2012.
We could not be happier!
We are also so thankful
to everyone who offers advice, opinions, and options! 
Your input makes me feel more secure. 

I'm not so worried about taking care of baby! 
I'm worried about not making the best choices before he gets here! 

So thank you!

You all are the best!

And, baby boy thanks you too :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Quick Question!

So, I can't decide if I'm going to do that baby blog or not, so for now, I think I'll just have to ask a few questions on here first!

1. No one really tells you, but what exactly do you need in the way of car seats and strollers? Brands, features? I was thinking of getting a convertible car seat, so I don't have to buy another one too soon, regardless of the expiration date deal.

2. Strollers? I'm still trying to decide on what type to get, but I do like the idea of having the car seat clip into the stroller... and I'm just not sure where to go from there.

And, for now, that's all! Many more questions to come, but please don't hesitate to let me know what you think!

And seriously, THANKS!!!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

High Fives

This post might not come with any pictures.
Fair warning.

It also contains a funny story about pregnancy.
Mine, really.
And, I won't be offended if you can't read the post without pictures...

Its hard!

But, for those of you who have been asking, here goes!


Tyler and I have been married almost 4 years, 
and that time has flown by.
The boy has been marvelous about the starting of the family from the beginning.
His attitude?
:You are the one carrying the baby:
:I am not going to tell you when we should start:
:We'll decide together:

This has been so comforting to me throughout our marriage.
Obviously, God knew exactly what man I needed to marry.
The past 4 years have gone by so fast, 
and we have grown so close.
Tyler often remarks that we spend more time together than most married couples.
And we like it that way! 

So, when we knew it was time to start multiplying,
we obviously did some "divine research," 
and chatted it up.

Among other things, we felt that we should start trying, 
and around March of 2011, 
we did.

I am not the girl that makes a schedule.
I didn't want it to become mechanical.
{I have a lot of reasoning behind this, but seeing as its a public blog, I'll save that for another time and place}
Anywho, the game began.

And don't you know what happened next?
I became amenstrual.
The "a" means 'without,' etc.
I couldn't have a period. 

Normally, this would not bother me one bit! 
Sure, take a break!
Save some money!

But of course,
now that I sort of needed to have one,
my body took a leave of absence in that department.

So, I didn't worry too much. 
In June, I had one!
And then....

I dried up. 

This time, I was confused. 
How can you go from having regular periods to having 50-60 day periods?
I hadn't really read about that before.
So, I just asked my doctor to run a few tests.
Was my thyroid out of wack?
Were my hormone levels out of sync?
What about my cholesterol, triglycerides, etc?

Everything came back normal. 

Which is good!

Just, not extremely helpful.

So, I didn't stress out too much,
because variation within a person's body is normal.
I was grateful to not have something more serious going on.
I just waited.

And then I got impatient.
[This happens because I over-analyze and over-think anything medical]
I love to find solutions to mysteries. 
And this was one I couldn't crack.
And then, another period arrived in September.
So odd!

I saw an OB, who, while he wore ok Doc Martins,
was a bit of a troll.
He put me on Provera - 
this drug you take for 10 days, and after your last dose,
you wait 48 hours and...
You have a period.

I did not. 
So, I waited 5 days more, 
and got very ill.

Did you know that I am stubborn?
Oh, well I am. 
Tyler had to make me promise to call the Dr. 
-yeah right-

That week following Provera was the worst week ever
I was exhausted, trying not to puke, and forget cooking.
I couldn't even look at my kitchen sink.
I would puke just thinking about what I had made for dinner that Tuesday.
I don't throw up either.

I took naps! 
Since when do I take naps?
I started watching TV at night.

So odd.

Finally, I had to keep my promise to Tyler.
So, with a lot of annoyance,
I called my clinic.

They said, come on in!
To the clinic we went.
This is the important part:
Of course, since I am sick, I look like death. 
My hair is curly and out of control.
Think CarrotTop for a second.
I wore my softball sweatpants (best.ever),
flip flops,
and a winter coat. 
Its October.

Tyler had been studying for a huge exam, 
his eyes are bloodshot,
and to say the least,
we both look hammered.

-Arrival at the clinic-

-Talk to the dr. and Ty studies in the waiting room-
-The Dr asks questions-

-I am too nauseous to breathe-

I list off my symptoms, and then ask for a few panels to be run.
She asks me if I think I'm pregnant. 
I can't be.
I am 'amenstural'
I took a pregnancy test a week and a half ago.
Its negative.

She thinks to herself, 
and then orders some tests.
And then, 
"I think we'll do a pregnancy test, just to rule it out."


So, pee in a cup time.

A few minutes pass.

The medical assistant doesn't come back alone.
He brings the doctor with him. 
They both come into the room, 
expectantly smiling.

I just want to hurl.
I feel like I'm slipping sideways in my chair.
My perception of reality is fading.

They smile, and place a tiny cassette on the counter.
"Guess what?" they say.
I look at them confused - its not a good option for me to speak at the moment.
I didn't want to open my mouth.

"You're pregnant!"
I get up, and look at the test.
You know how 1 in 4 women can misread a traditional test?
I don't know if this was traditional or if I just can't read, 
but I couldn't make heads or tails of the dang thing.

So, I take a picture to send to Tyler.
The medical assistant insists on going to get him. 
I don't send the picture, but sit down stunned.

The medical assistant comes back with Tyler.
The MA is grinning, the Dr is beaming,
and I am sitting in a chair, 
looking like death.

Tyler comes in, 
and I point to the test. 
"Guess what that means?" I ask.
He has no clue either.

I tell him we're pregnant, as the medical staff looks on expectantly.

He looks at the cartridge,
back at me,
and says, "really?"

We smile, 
and both sit down.

I have never seen a doctor look so let down!

[especially since I've been seen in this clinic for months about being amenstural]


Needless to say, 
different blood work got drawn,
we got our anti-nausea prescription,
and now look back and laugh about the time we
about our first child.