Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Merry Christmas! I got to enjoy a nice long nap as my gift today and it was wonderful. Though now it has me wondering if I'm getting the bug that's going around...

The kiddos have had interesting things going on the past few days that makes me think they have a little stomach virus, and I haven't wanted anything to do with food pretty much for the past two days (even though I spent yesterday cooking and preparing for today... it's Thanksgiving all over again) and now I feel just plain awful. I don't know if it's the lack of food intake or something icky-I'm hoping I'll wake up in the morning good as new! If not... I'll be glad Patrick has one more day off work I suppose!

(And I must add... true love is your husband scrubbing the toilet at 11:30pm just in case you do get sick in the middle of the night-so you have a clean toilet to get sick into. Aww!)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Baby went nuts after I had a brownie and ice cream tonight! It likes sweets, that's for sure. Felt kicking from the outside for the first time it was so strong :)

Sunday, December 16, 2012


Still no clear answers about my bloodwork but I'm not waiting around until my next appointment-sometimes I itch so horribly that my Jamberries lift at the edge! Not good for business, dear body.

I feel bad sometimes that there isn't anything to report on, but then I remember that that is a good thing. I've most definitely "been there done that" enough now to know what is going on, and I'm not going to constant appointments to be monitored-I'm so happy that I'm able for this to be so hands-off.

I've been finally able to feel the baby moving! It started last week-in week 16-and I can tell how incredibly busy this baby is going to be. I hope it's not an indicator of personality-I NEED more ham anything one child that is not incredibly high strung :) please baby-be it!

Thursday, December 6, 2012


I hate knowing that my bloodwork is back but I will have no idea what it says until tomorrow! After calling for over an hour and a half and getting no answer, I found out that OBGYN is closed Thursday afternoons for training. Don't they know I'm impatient?! Good thing I'll be up early in the morning anyway to continue the incessant calling-lets just hope that the doctor who ordered it is working!

Monday, December 3, 2012


Yesterday I took my first halfway decent belly shot of this pregnancy. I feel so bad since I used to take the time to take decent shots-whoops. I'll probably do more when I'm bigger.

Today I finally had a doctor's appointment! It's strange actually having to wait 6 weeks in between but I'm glad because I'm welcoming a low-key pregnancy completely. I've gained a whole half pound (not surprised) and the heartbeat was at 154-156bpm. Today I also got my first "vibe" as to what this baby will be-I'm thinking girl, at least for today. People ask if we prefer one over the other and honestly absolutely the answer is no (and boy is there incredible peace in that-to be able to enjoy whatever comes!) the ultrasound was scheduled for January 3 so as long as baby is cooperative we will be finding out in a month.

Quad screen bloodwork was ordered today-I still need to go back to do it, the lab was very busy-as well as additional bloodwork the doctor requested to rule out some things with my odd itching problem. I've said it before and I'll say it again-there's nothing like leaving an appointment feeling like you've really been heard, especially with a seemingly "silly" problem. I'll get a call back about it as soon as its ready regardless-so hopefully I will have a solution that is more than just Benadryl soon!