Thursday, June 19, 2008

Adventures in Pregnancy

First of all I just want to thank all of you for your tips and congratulatory salutations!!

I know it's all worth it, and I'm so excited to be a mommy. I have a little onesie hanging up in the laundry room that my friend Christina gave me and I smile and get all tingly inside every time I pass it!!

That being said...this sucks!!! It's been a battle, maybe not a monstrous battle, I've heard some horror stories, but it's still been a battle. One I'm willing to fight, but... The hormones are doing awful things to me like growing my eyebrows so out of control I look like a caveman and giving me the worst acne I have ever had. This morning I woke up not feeling fantastic and ended up loosing breakfast number one. I then immediately felt better and started on breakfast number two, the unlucky lucky charms. Meanwhile Nathan came home for lunch and realized I hadn't put away the food mail yet and became irritated that he had to do it himself. He noticed I was on the couch, but unaware that the lucky charms had sent me to the dark place. All I could hear was the annoyed thumping of this feet as the groceries where randomly and without thought process shoved into the fridge. I promptly sat up and lost my lucky charms into a bowl beside the couch. I think a point was made here. After he made the obvious suggestion that I should visit the washroom, his mood changed. "Can I get you anything? It's ok you didn't put the food mail away. Would you like some of my lunch?" Apparently the man needs visual assistance to remember that I feel sick most of the time. I tend to say I'm tired a lot and Nathan always replies "why?"and then gives me a "well, that's not an excuse". He is either not sympathetic, I'm too sensitive, or needs to see a big belly before I'm deemed officially pregnant and thusly considered having hardship on my body.

I thought the day was lost until I remembered what my mom used to give me when I had an upset tummy, an iced cold Coca Cola. Caffeine must really be a wonder drug because within 10 minutes I went from the dark place to eating a delicious curry my friend brought over as some eating rations (thanks Naomi!). Apparently that was all I needed because I was back on track after that.

The other night Christina and I found the babe's heart beat with her Doppler. I had myself tried a few times without and luck, usually ending the session with clear Doppler goo everywhere. I decided it was much better if I got Christina to do it for me as I had no idea what I was doing. So off I went over to her place. She had me lay on the floor and she sat next to me scanning my belly for signs of life, while her 2 year old daughter played around us. Me laying on the floor was thrilling for her, as Christina put it "you're a sitting duck to her". She started playing with my hair and then my watch. Then she brought me blocks and put them in my hands. It was pretty funny, we had to take Doppler breaks because I would burst out laughing and horrible belly made noises would come from the Doppler speakers.

So tomorrow I must start my day off with some caffeine and a butter chicken. I'm off to see a lady about an amounti. I hear it's best to get fitted before the belly comes along. Here is a photo, the baby is the hunch back part .

12 comments:

Rob, Tina and the boys said...

The "Unlucky" Charms killed me. How cool it is that you have a friend with a doppler. :)

Fie said...

It's always much worse in the beginning than later in the pregnancy, so hang in there! And it's so unfair, because it can be hard to get other people to understand why you are so tired etc. when there is nothing to see yet.

The only thing I have trouble with now is the stairs at my work. I have no air left whatsoever when I have climbed up the stairs in the morning... But I guess someone is stealing my lung capacity, too! However, due to my huge belly (must send you a new picture soon) everyone is so friendly and eager to lend me a chair ;-)

Caffeine is actually said to increase nausea. Are you sure it's the caffeine in you coke that is helping you? It may just be the sugar. In that case it may be better for you to go for something with max. sugar and no caffeine... try it out.

Best wishes :-)

Trudie said...

Poor thing! Flat Ginger Ale helped me calm things down, so my guess is that it's the sugar that helps...
Also - the nausea does have an end to it! Not that it's much of a consolation when you're green in the face and hubby doesn't clue in!

Megan said...

I was really, really sick -- in fact, I damaged my throat because there was always vomit at the base of it. I used to drink protein shakes. The chocolate ones are yummy when you make them in the blender with ice cubes.

Aida said...

hate the nausea, hope you will feel better soon. if it gets really bad, ask your midwife for anti nausea medication for pregnant women, its called dielectin. it will get better, though during the last few weeks before my kids are born, i had a tinge of nausea again.

that is cool your friend has a doppler.you will be addicted to it..lol

Steve said...
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Steve said...

Wow, my last comment was removed by its author. It must've been really bad :( WTF

jen said...

I didn't delete it....what did it say?

Steve said...

Oh, I was just talking about this one time I got really nauseous after riding on the Ghoster Coaster. It was rough. Nausea sucks! We gotta get rid of it.

Matt, Kara and Hunter said...

Great stories!! Looking forward to reading more!

My hubby wasn't super sensitive either. He would just say "you are pregnant, not palliative"! What an ass!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Try not to think of being sick and don't be close to the cat when he throws a fur ball. It could be bad, trust me.
Happy Birthday
Love you bunches

Julie said...

What? no birthday blogging???!!!!! Commonn!!!