Thursday, August 30, 2012

. . . and the very long nap

So I've been pretty tired lately. I'm pregnant. No surprise. I've been having a hard time sleeping at night, too. Again, no surprise. So I've been letting myself take naps after school when I'm so tired. Working morning and afternoon wears me out! 

Yesterday I let myself fall asleep a little before five, knowing Cass would wake me up when he got home. Well, he tried to! We had an incoherent conversation as I fell right back asleep. Eventually Cass made me move to the bed. I woke up to pee at two, and didn't wake up again til almost ten! Good thing they got a new person hired for mornings and I'm just afternoon now! I did the math, and I slept for about 17 hours! Crazy! 

I texted my momma to ask what she thought; she said my body just must have needed it. One of the ladies at work said the same thing, so I guess I'm good! I figure if it happens again, though, I should call the doctor. Sleeping that much can't be a good sign! says week 8 means lots of baby growth, though, and being extra tired. Baby is growing like crazy and sucking up all my energy! They also said this is when the weird dreams start -- sure thing! I had a great many weird dreams last night! The best one was the one of been expecting -- one with my baby! 

I put a lot of stock into dreams, probably more than I should. But I try to take it with a grain of salt and look for the basic root meaning, not take it literally, and certainly not every dream is an important dream. But still. 

So basically, in my dream, we had a little girl. She looked a ton like Jordyn, not at all what my real baby will look like, and kept changing sizes from a baby to bigger and bigger all the way up to Jordyn's size. But she was still my baby. It was weird. We were also in China and there were some other weird factors. But the important thing is that it was a baby girl!  But it was weird, besides she was talking and BLONDE!!,  because she implied that there was still another baby in my belly! 

I have this weird twin thing that I'm trying to get over. Quite a few months ago, I had a dream where I had twins. Normally I wouldn't put stock in that kind of dream because twins are so few and far between, but they were named *the name I like* and Allie. And then twins got stuck in my head. I think twins would be so fun! Crazy, but fun. Also, I would love to have a boy and a girl, so I can get some of everything and have one of each. It would be great. I think, deep down, I'm a little bummed and I feel like I'm behind everyone my age. I know I'm right where I need to be, but I still see some of my former classmates with more than one baby already and I get jealous. If I had twins, it would be like catching up! I'm trying to get over that, because, really, what are the odds? But still . . . 

So when in the dream she said there was another baby, does that mean twins? Or just another baby later on? Who knows . . . but I'm pretty sure come April I'll have a little baby girl!  

Nausea Help

The Zofran has been helping tons, I had to take it consistently for a while, but now I can just take it as I need it, which is great, since it has some pretty nasty side effects. (Bloating and Constipation, way bad, TMI) I've also been using Preggie Pop Drops - 

They're delicious & they help. Placebo? Maybe. But I believe in them & they help me feel better! It's hard, because they say to keep eating & keep full, but sometimes I just don't feel like eating! Nothing sounds good at all. And food tastes different sometimes. The biggest thing that tastes different? Water! It tastes so gross to me, but I know it's important. So I've been trying to stay hydrated, either suffering through the water or flavoring it. We already have some store brand crystal light, so that's great. Hopefully water will start tasting better soon, though, since I miss the way water used to taste! 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Morning Sickness? Ha!

Let's talk nausea. I have it. It sucks. I can't believe my little blueberry baby is causing this much pain! And the past few days have been nasty! As in can't-hold-anything-down, puking-at-the-middle-school, waking-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night-to-puke, and finally, PUKING BILE! Last night, Cass got me some lemon & ginger tea, since Mom said ginger would help. It helped a little, but not quite enough for me to eat. This morning, as I said, I puked some bile, yuck!, called in to work, and went back to bed. Cass made me more tea this afternoon, and I was feeling okay enough to try some toast. Bad plan. So I finally called the doctor and got me some generic Zofran for the nausea. Let's see how it works!! 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

telling the family

We wanted to wait til after the doctors appointment to tell the family, just to make sure everything was really and okay, but instead we told everyone today! 

Morning sickness hit me pretty hard these past few days (read: couldn't hold anything down) and I start work again at the middle school on Monday. I'm a little nervous about running out of class to puke, and about getting found out before I want to! We also wanted our family to know before someone at the school found out, and I was just too anxious to wait any longer! 

Everyone pretty much knew already. Anyone who's ever met me knows I love babies, and my mom and Jenn sort of knew we were trying. And it's a little suspicious when we randomly want to skype with everyone! 

But everyone was really excited! Dylan told Pyper it was a "big surprise" & I don't think it was really the surprise she wanted . . . but I think she'll like the baby when it gets here! Jordyn called me a big fat liar, but Michael was kind of prompting her. Grandpa Johnson didn't even let me get it out; he was so excited, I thought he was going to cry. And Grandma and Grandpa McCoy were cheering! 

Everyone's really excited and so are we, even though we have 34 loooong weeks to go! 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

symptoms so far

My body is definitely changing already. My boobs are getting tender and swollen. I'm tired, but that could just be from the cold . . . Either way, I'm sleeping way too much. I'm a little nervous about having to work in a few weeks here! 

I have started exercising a little with my new exercise ball. I hope to be able to keep up with it throughout the pregnancy and use it after. And, it's totally a safe pregnancy exercise plan! And dancing will help more too, I think. At the very least, I'll be standing up 20+ hours a week between my two jobs! :) 

I haven't had any morning sickness yet, but I do get a little queasy at night, although that could be exacerbated by my meds. Yep, I got me some pre-natals already. Go me. But I do feel really bloated and like I'm already getting a tummy on me. . . probably just poor diet and exercise over the summer. I've been really lazy! But last night I couldn't even stand having the band of my g's on my tummy. Bleeeh. 

Oh, I spoke too soon. I don't know how well that lunch is sitting . . . and clearly my pregnancy makes me use ellipsis more? But I haven't thrown up at all yet. Hopefully that lasts!! But sometimes food tastes different - is that normal? The spaghetti last night tasted worse than usual. I just don't like spaghetti. 

But, really, I'm super happy to be pregnant, even if it doesn't seem real yet! 

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Being pregnant is so weird. It doesn't even feel real yet. 
I just keep waiting for my period to start!

At the same time, I'm so excited to be pregnant!
I just wish the baby was here already!
Nine months is a really long time. 
April is very far away. 
I can't wait!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

peed a positive

It's very faint, and there's a glare, but it's positive!!

I was supposed to wait a few days longer to take the HPT to make sure, but I couldn't wait any longer and Cass was asleep, so he couldn't stop me! I'm just so excited!!

And just for my records, for belly growth, here's a before picture. 
[ignore how gross I look. And that I'm so fat already. Can was just blame it on baby?]