Sunday, January 30, 2005

you deserve to know

I don't want to get too exuberant, but the last three days have been low-nausea days. No EMS at all! I figured you all deserve to hear the good stuff, too.

Of course, this reduction in symptoms has made me worry about the baby's health, but since brain-freezing fatigue has come to take nausea's place, I've had my concerns assuaged. Baby is clearly still well, and still bent on sucking all of my energy for it's own uses. I would expect no less from a child of mine.

8 weeks, 4 days!

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

over the moooooooonn!!!!!!!

I was in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, at a bar with my sister. Before anyone contacts child welfare, I was drinking Sprites only, I promise, and the bar was non-smoking.

I am a sucker for the video-game machines they have on the ends of the counters. So I was down playing, and the extremely intoxicated fella next to me joined in. He was about 24, wearing a sports jersey. Now normally I really don't like people getting all up in my video game playing but he wasn't bad, so I let him play. He turned out to be pretty decent, despite the intoxication.

A few drinks later, he asked me to dance. I've been hit on before since getting married, but it's pretty infrequent (rings on both fingers usually does the trick). But I've never been hit on when I'm married and pregnant. I didn't want to be totally uncool, and old, so I hesitated to tell him, but I finally did.

He lit up like a lightbulb. He asked how far along I was, was it a boy or girl, was I hoping for a boy or girl, and on and on. My own husband, the father of the baby, may not have ever asked those questions! Then he looked at me and said "You must be over the moon!!"

Needless to say, this was not the response I was expecting. It made my night.

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Our baby blob!

We had our first sonogram on Tuesday. Baby is 100% healthy. Even saw the heartbeat flicking away.

Doc says that the chance of miscarriage is now "very, very low" so I can quit worrying about that.

Replacing the worry about miscarriage is the dawning realization that a baby is going to come to live with us forever. Yes, I know that I should have known this before, and I'm sure I thought I understood what it meant to get pregnant, but I was very mistaken.

But I won't get into the list of things that I'm now worried about, in order to keep this post one of celebration. Because joy is at the top of my list right now.

The baby is the white cotton-ball fuzz in the upper left of the sac. The doctor thinks the head is at the top (like it makes a difference!)

Sunday, January 16, 2005

National "Not Nearly As Much Nausea Day"!

Yes, everyone, today is National "Not Nearly As Much Nausea Day"! And if you don't understand the significance of such a day, then you have either never been pregnant or have not read the rest of my blog. For which I forgive you.

Today I

1) went out to brunch
2) ate the brunch without any dry-heaving
3) kept the brunch down!
4) have kept the small nausea at bay with the Coca-Cola that dear husband thoughtfully picked up for me. I do appreciate the gesture, but find it very hard to understand how it can be so difficult to remember this: CAFFEINE-FREE REGULAR COKE. That's it! That's all you have to remember, dear husband! I currently have a fridge full of Caffeine-Free Diet Coke, and Caffeine-FULL Regular Coke.

It's a banner day in our household.

Saturday, January 15, 2005

early warning detection systems

There really should be some sort of early warning detection system for pregnant women. It would prevent the sister of said pregnant women from calling and, with no warning, suggesting burritos for dinner. At which point, said pregnant women would have to turn away from the phone to dry heave, leaving her nauseous for at least an hour afterwards.

With such an early warning detection system, the callers would float a trial balloon before commencing with ANY discussion of food, food products, plans for dinner. This will also extend to any discussion of morning sicknes, nausea, or the pregnany in any way.


Thursday, January 13, 2005


Experiencing morning sickness is now the focus point of my day-to-day life. I can't let myself get too hungry, but I can't eat too much, either. No drinking and eating at the same time. And huge apologizes for the person who saw me EMS'ing out the side of my car this morning.

We've been taking pictures every week to track babybelly progress. None yet, of course. But I'm definitely telling our kid that my belly was from the pregnancy. They'll never know the difference!

I'll post the pictures as soon as I learn how.

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

baby on the way!

Well, looks like we've got a bun in the oven. We saw the those two beautiful lines the morning after Christmas.

I'm 6 weeks along, today. Next week we have the all-important first sonogram. Doc says it'll give us a good idea of whether or not this baby is gonna stick around. If morning sickness is an indicator of a healthy pregnancy, the sonogram is totally unnecessary - we have at least 3 healthy babies in there.

On the topic of morning sickness, someone needs to post an etiquette guide. I live in the city, and most often get around by walking. This leaves me outdoors quite a bit. Today, I celebrated the fresh air and the nice walk by "experiencing morning sickness" in my front yard. I finally fit in with my neighbors! Now I'll just carry my water bottle around in a paper bag. They'll welcome me with open arms.

And morning sickness at 8 pm is just mean.