Thursday, December 30, 2004


People can be so cruel! I was working for this one woman, who is obviously a little uncomfortable that I'm pregnant. But is that any reason to call my office and LIE??? She couldn't come right out and say she was afraid for me being pregnant and all, so she called and told them I wasn't doing my job and could have gotten me in trouble. I guess I'm feeling a little better with my cold. I'm still very stuffy, but then I have been for most of this whole pregnancy.. so I guess I shouldn't be surprised by that. Hoping it clears up quick. And now I have only 4 more weeks of work and then I'm officially done until this child shows up. YAY!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2004


Well, I forgot to mention that I had my 1 hr glucose test on Friday, and I'm thinking that since I haven't heard back, then I must have passed. I also had to go upstairs from the lab to L&D and get my Rhogam shot. I don't think I've ever had a shot that was as uncomfortable as that one. Not even a tetanus. Oh well. Today I'm not feeling so great. Got that cold that's going around I think. But I'll have to drag myself out tonight so we can go to our first childbirth class. I would like to feel a little more at ease about what's going to happen when I do go into labor. I guess I'm getting a little tense since It's coming so quickly now.

Sunday, December 26, 2004


Wow, sure been a long time since I bothered to come on and update anything. Christmas is finally over, and I think I feel a little better for it. The baby is very active when I'm sitting down... and actually she was pretty active yesterday evening, while I was standing up. We finished all our gift giving today, and we had a very nice Christmas Everyone was so nice this year. I'm sure we'll have loads more fun next year with the baby here to enjoy.

Friday, December 17, 2004


Wow... I have really bad heartburn today! I'm really not liking this. I ate a banana... that shouldn't make me feel like this. But I guess it is, I'll have to buy tums when I go to the store for groceries this week. At least my asthma isn't acting up. And actually, Mom told me that if I have heartburn that maybe you'll have a baby with hair. She said that she had wicked heartburn with me... and I had loads of hair. So Woo Hoo... maybe I don't have to look at a bald baby girl!!

Thursday, December 16, 2004


So it's Thursday... again. I'm making cookies for work tomorrow. You'd think after making all those cookies on Saturday, there'd be enough, but there aren't. So more eggnog cookies for the office.Still not sleeping well. Nervous and excited. I can't believe how close March is. Plus, I pee all the time, so that keeps me from sleeping. My back aches too.. but such I guess is what happens when you're pregnant. I'll just be happy when we can hold her... and I'm told that will make it all worth it.

Monday, December 13, 2004


I guess I'm feeling a little blue today. Half my work got cancelled this morning, so I only got up to go to work for 1 1/2 hours. Seems like a waste. Also didn't get a lot of sleep last night. Think our little one is sleeping on my bladder. Seems like I had to go everytime I stopped moving. And my hips ache... none of that is good for sleeping. I guess I'll be glad when I can finally hold her and not get kicked everywhere. Or she can kick someone else for a change.Too bad it's only Monday... only 4 more days until the weekend.

Sunday, December 12, 2004


Wrapped christmas presents today... and I think I'll finish shopping next week. Unfortunately the cats seem to think that wrapping paper rolls are toys... and I couldn't keep them away from me.Baby isn't moving very much this morning... must be extra tired or something. Am counting down the days until I can go on maternity leave. Work is stressing me out so much, and its taking it's toll of course. Thank goodness for long weekends coming up the end of this month.

Saturday, December 11, 2004


Well the weekend is finally here, and boy am I happy. My feet are so swollen, I'm just miserable today. But I made cookies to take to work this week, and made out Christmas cards, so none of my clients will feel forgotten. Did some Christmas shopping also, which is one of my favorite things to do, this week. Got some really great gifts, don't know if I can wait two more weeks to share them with people!Our little girl is still moving quite a bit. In fact the other night, I was sure I was in "Alien" and something was going to come flying out of my stomach. It was crazy, but kinda cool all the same.

Monday, December 6, 2004


Had my dr's appt today, and I'm somewhat frustrated with him. I am concerned about all the swelling I'm getting, and he basically said there was nothing wrong with me. I'm pregnant, a little sympathy would go a long way here. That's what I get for going to a man doctor. I guess I need a nap, and a second opinion on everything.

Sunday, December 5, 2004


Feeling a little better today actually. Took some of the pills they gave me at the hospital last night... and I actually don't feel too bad. She's moving quite a bit this morning, and I think that by tomorrow she may actually move off my nerve. I would appreciate that, since so far, a week of this is not a whole lot of fun. Besides I want to do some Christmas shopping.We are going to Michael's today to look at some stuff for the baby shower. I can't believe it's only like 6 weeks away. As much as I want time to go by fast it seems like it's not, and then you think about it. I only have 14 weeks to go. I guess that's not so long. So here's hoping I feel better so I can get some work done for a change. I have a Dr's appointment tomorrow, so I guess we'll see what he says about work in general. Have had some swelling, and I know that's not a good sign.

Friday, December 3, 2004


Wow! I just signed on.. and it tells me I have 100 days left. How amazing is that? I have been feeling like time is standing still for me... but I guess that can't be possible since I think the first time I read it, it said 206, where did those other hundred days go? I guess It's nice to know there's only 100 left. Still not feeling well... but I guess that's to be expected. I'm hoping that she decides to move off my nerve so I can get some actual work done. I feel awful not going to work as much as I should... but I guess most of them understand.

Wednesday, December 1, 2004


Generally feeling lousy! Was in the ER yesterday at 5AM because my stupid OB can't be bothered to be in his office. I am having terrible pain in my back and all the way down my leg. They tell me it's sciatica... but I could have saved myself a trip if he'd been where he was supposed to be and just told me over the phone. I don't know enough not to worry about excruciating pain! Good thing I'll be done with him soon enough. Then I'll never have to go see him again. Here's hoping she moves herself off my sciatic nerve so I can finally go to work tomorrow!

Saturday, November 27, 2004


Thanksgiving came and went. Got up about 3:30 am Thursday morning. Just couldn't sleep anymore. Went back to sleep later that morning. And eventually stuffed myself silly with everything I could get my hands on. But I'm sure I'll pay for that after I have the baby. But it was nice for once not to have to worry about all the nice food. Also having a busy weekend. Steven seems to think that Christmas stuff needs to be up now that Thanksgiving is over. So now I'll have to look at all that stuff for the next month.

Wednesday, November 24, 2004


Thank goodness for long weekends!!! I have been very uncomfortable the last few days. I think I've really popped, as far as wearing my work clothes go. I look huge in them, but in regular clothes, still somewhat normal. Steven is very excited because now she's big enough that when she kicks me hard enough... he can see it. That's a big deal for him because with his hands... he really hasn't been able to feel anything. I feel terrible that I couldn't really share it with him until now. So now my stomach gets stared at for a good part of every night. It's kinda cute.

Monday, November 22, 2004


Had a really rough day today. Woke up this morning and just couldn't catch my breath. Even taking my inhaler didn't help. Sat in the bathroom with the shower going as hot as it gets and breathed the steam for a while. That seemed to help. Guess I probably did too much last week at work, and didn't rest enough over the weekend. Going to bed late two nights in a row will really take it out of me apparently. Here's hoping I feel better by Thursday, I'd hate to miss out on all the fun because I wasn't careful enough with myself last week.

Friday, November 19, 2004


Boy have I been bad... no writing here at all for a week and a half. Well it would have been easier if Steven hadn't been sick this week and monopolizing the computer in his spare time. And taking all my spare time of course. I'm so excited that Thanksgiving is next week. I love having the long weekend too of course. We're hoping for a quiet Sunday this week, since we'll be out to church and visiting tomorrow. I'm making chocolate chip cookies tonight for dessert tomorrow. I'm sure I can sneak a few, and they won't be missed. If not, I have a great blueberry pie. Gotta love junk food.

Can't wait to start Christmas shopping. Have some really great ideas. Hope it snows some more so we can add a little more into the savings account before we go. So as much as I hate that horrible four letter word, I am crossing my fingers that we get a little more.

Monday, November 8, 2004


Thankfully I had a quiet weekend. We stayed home and basically didn't do much. Made cookies, and did laundry. It was nice to just hang out here together. And I almost didn't mind getting up for work this morning. (almost, I mean, it is still Monday) I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving. Even though Christmas shopping is my favorite thing to do at that time, I still think I like Thanksgiving more. No one is paranoid yet about how much money they spent, or who got who what. It's just nice to sit around and eat. And for once, I don't have to watch every bite of food that goes into my mouth. Ain't that a pleasure!

Wednesday, November 3, 2004


Saw the doctor today, though I have to say, I'm sick to death of having to see med students and have them poke at me. I dislike being touched by people at all... I really dislike being touched by people I don't know. But at least we know the baby is growing well... and he found the heartbeat on the first try. Unfortunately in two months I have to have more blood work, and a shot so my blood type doesn't interfere with the baby's. So at least that won't happen until January.

Tuesday, November 2, 2004


Had a somewhat quiet weekend. Happy Birthday Sara and Angela! Stayed home all day Sunday... and got a whopping three trick or treaters. But they were Joanie's grandkids, and they were adorable. Now of course I've picked up some random bug and have no voice at all... but such is life I guess.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004


So Steven and I are going to the mall tonight so we can register. I am very excited to do that now that we know about our little girl. I'm hoping it will break up the boredom of the rest of this week now that the ultrasound is over and we know what we're having. Now I just have to figure out what we need to register for, and where. I guess those are the difficult parts.

Monday, October 25, 2004


Back from the hospital, and thankfully we have good news. We're having a girl! And we're so so so excited. I have to finish updating the website, with the pictures... so everyone can see.

Sunday, October 24, 2004


So today Steven and Carol painted the baby's room. The trim is all a beautiful yellow, I'll have to take pictures and post them sometime so everyone who doesn't get to come down often can see. Still excited about tomorrow... probably won't sleep much, but what else is new. I never sleep much. Will post as soon as I get home and get to it.

Saturday, October 23, 2004


Finally feeling better regarding my cold, and we're going pumpkin picking today! I was upset this morning because it's so cold. Only in the 30's, so Steven told me I could borrow a pair of his jeans. I haven't been fitting into mine for over a month. And miracle of miracles, they fit. At least for a little while. His 34 waist jeans just fit around my belly button.Also, my ultrasound is Monday, so I'll have an update on here probably Monday afternoon about what happened. We are planning on finding out what the baby is, but I don't think it really matters to either of us. We just think shopping would be more fun if we knew what we were having. Also plan on posting a link to a registry online here, so as soon as we register, you'll be able to look it up here on this site. Cool huh?

Tuesday, October 19, 2004


I'm not sure what happened to the last entry I posted... but I'll fill in what's missing. I started feeling the baby kicking almost two weeks ago now. It's really the coolest feeling, though it seems to happen the most when I'd rather not have to run to the bathroom. And it always seems like it's my bladder getting kicked.I seem to have caught some kind of cold, and am feeling pretty lousy these last few days. Hoping it will clear up so I can start feeling better. What is it about these old people. They don't want me around when I'M sick, but they don't mind me coming over when they're sick so I can get that way?

Wednesday, October 6, 2004


Well I'm sure I'm having a boy. We just got home from dinner, and not only did I actually clean my plate, but I ate an entire baked potato and a steak and a salad. It's amazing. And it wasn't like I skipped lunch or anything. I've been trying so hard to be good and eat fruit and sandwiches and good things... but the bad things just keep calling my name... I wish they'd go away!!

Friday, October 1, 2004


So we had our fun at the Big E, and it was great. I'm glad it didn't rain, though it would have been nice if the sun had come out for a little longer. I got my potato, and it was wonderful. The only bad thing is I'm terribly awfully sore today. All that walking around. I know exercise is good but my legs are killing me today, I didn't want to have to get up for work this morning. We had a nice day though. I was upset they didn't have the cool mug people back this year. I really wanted one for me. Still over excited for my ultrasound, as that will give us the chance to find out what our little one is. But as it so happens, it will figure if it keeps its legs crossed the whole time, and we never find out. That would be just our luck.

Tuesday, September 28, 2004


So it's Tuesday, and I just can't wait for Thursday. I am so excited about going to the Big E. I want a baked potatoe and Maple sugar candy. Those are my big needs. I am definitely going for the food. I have to say, that's one thing about being pregnant I can enjoy. I can eat almost all the time. That will make being at the Big E fun. Lots of food!! Planning a quiet weekend this weekend, staying home and hanging with my Kitties.

Sunday, September 26, 2004


Thank goodness it's the weekend again! I get so stressed out about work, I'm just thrilled when it's time to sit home and relax. We had a somewhat busy day yesterday, but today there isn't much planned, so that's great! Especially since I found out this morning that none of my jeans fit, unless they have stretch to them. And all my jeans like that are in the wash. Wonderful. Now I can walk around like a slob for the next five months. Of course I'm probably the only one that notices or cares.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004


Yay!! I got to have pizza today. I never really like it all that much, but I'm totally all about suggestion. I saw a show about pizza last night, and I had to have it. Thank goodness Steven is such a sweetie about everything. He didn't mind driving all the way over to Wilbraham to get Papa Gino's. (sadly its the only kind I really like) So nothing new to report except that I'm extremely excited about the ultrasound and making sure everything is ok, and as it should be. Though I honestly don't know how I'm supposed to drink that much and not pee for two hours. I mean really, do they ever talk to a pregnant woman?! That's not even possible!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2004


Well, Doctor's appointment day is here. And we're hoping to find out when we can get the ultrasound done so we can find out what this little bean is. I am leaving in about 2o min, so of course I can update this when I return. And of course, as usual, since its September, my asthma is bothering me again. I'm hoping that it passes quickly this season, because its frustrating to not be able to breathe. I know I don't keep up with this as much as I should, so hopefully this will do for a little while. If I find out anything interesting this afternoon, I will up date later today.

Tuesday, September 7, 2004


I guess there hasn't been much interesting to say lately. Pretty uneventful if you ask me. At least right now. We of course, had our long weekend, but now I need another weekend to recover from all the running around we did. Had a good time at all the parties and cookouts and stuff we did. Went back to work today and had a quiet day. I guess that's good for the first day back. I'm looking forward to my shopping trip coming up on the 19th. Though I'm not sure if I'm going to buy stuff, or just register for what I think I need. I guess I'll decide that when I get there.

Sunday, August 22, 2004


We had some very exciting news on Friday. I went to my second doctor's appointment, and we were able to hear the heartbeat. It was so incredible! I've known for a while that I was pregnant, but hearing another heart, really makes it real for you. And thankfully the other good news was that once you hear the heartbeat, the risk of miscarriage goes down to like 1 or 2%. So we're very excited! And thankfully the nausea has almost completely gone away. I very rarely feel sick in the mornings anymore. And that makes it so much easier to eat what I'm supposed to, when I'm supposed to.

Friday, August 13, 2004


Well, I've been really busy this week and haven't had any time to check my mail, or write in this journal. Thankfully Donny came home alright, but sadly, the night he did, my dog Jake died. So of course we took care of that, but with all this being busy, I haven't really had time to be sick at all. Normally when I get up in the morning, I don't feel well... but not this week at all. I'm still a little crampy off and on. But this has been a really great week pregnancy wise. So now that everyone knows far more than they ever needed or wanted to know, I'm going to go clean my bathroom. Because... well do you really need a reason?

Sunday, August 8, 2004


Today is actually a pretty good day so far, but then, I've only been up for a half hour. Not sick, and actually thinking about food. That's a change for me. Lately, I feel like just not eating, and I know that's just not an option. I need to pick up, and do some laundry, but I think I'll make some pancakes first.. with applesauce. And hopefully I can brush my teeth today without any problems like I had yesterday.

Saturday, August 7, 2004


Today is Saturday, and it's very early. Only like 7am. I wanted to badly to sleep in, but I guess they call it morning sickness for a reason. Today is the first day of my third month, and honestly, I can't wait for it to be over. Everyone tells me that I will start to feel better after that mark, so here's hoping. I guess I ought to think about breakfast, but after you throw up, who wants to eat. I suppose I should go get ready for church instead... I'm not sure if we're going, but Steven will know.

Thursday, August 5, 2004

Pregnant with Hannah

Today has been an interesting day. I woke up sick, as usual, but the frustrating thing is, no matter how hungry I am, I can never eat very much. I can't finish anything. Even a sandwich or a snack. I feel a lot like I'm not getting enough to eat, even though I am trying really hard to eat good things instead of junk. I guess the good thing is our freezer isn't working well, so I can't have my one downfall. (Ice cream) And sleep is practically impossible. I'm not comfortable, and when I am, I have to pee... or something equally annoying. I guess it will all get better as I move along. Thank God it's only one more day before I officially qualify to be in my third month. Then maybe I'll start to feel better... or so I hope. Seems like everyone wants to tell you horror stories about the people they knew that were sick the whole pregnancy. (or worse the ones who weren't sick a day) I guess that's enough griping for one day. Hopefully I'll have nicer things to say one of these days.