Friday, August 29, 2008
I liked the doctor. He was coridial and quick without making me feel rushed. He went ahead and did an ultrasound since I didn't really know when my last period was since I'm irregular. He said judging by the size of my baby he thinks I might be more like 6 weeks along, but he couldn't really tell and I go back in 2 weeks to get another u/s to get more accurate info. It's wierd to find out you are not as far along as you think. But I don't know why I'm in such a rush. So, for now I'm calling it 7 weeks along. I was going to try and scan the ultrasound pictures, but they were so black I didn't think it'd work. Hearing the heartbeat was awesome. He said I have a tilted uterus so it was hard for him to find the baby at first and I was so worried, it was such a bad feeling - what if I'm not preggo, just crazy! But then there it was and I could totally see the little flash of the heart just a pumpin away. The doctor gave me the go ahead to keep running long distance and said I could do crunches, I wasn't sure about that. I can't wait until Sept 17th when I go back!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
So, what do I do. Do, I listen to my body and sleep in the morning or do I push through the haze and get up, knowing once spin class is over I will probably be glad that I did? In a perfect world, here is what I think I should be doing, which believe me is a lot less that I was doing 2 months ago. Up until July I had been working out about 10-13 hours a week bc I was training for a half ironman.
Monday - Rest
Tuesday - run 3-4 miles, ab DVD
Wednesday - Spin class, weights
Thursday - run 4-5 miles, ab DVD
Friday- Spin class, weights
Saturday- Long run 6-10 miles
Sunday- Yoga class or weights
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Then I headed to KY to stay with my mom and we went to babiesrus so I could get another gift for a baby shower I have this coming weekend (peanut!). I had a nice night with my family and then I headed to Bloomington IN to visit my friend who had a baby in June. A boy, Nils Henry. He is 10 weeks old and just gorgeous. He had the nicest head of red hair and was all smiles. He was just so stinking cute and giggly. It was fun to see my dear friend being a mom and I am glad she has done it first so she can give me tips. And being around the little one just got me really excited for what's going on in my belly. Well uterus really I guess. My book says that this week, week 8, my uterus is the size of a grapefruit, how exciting.
In other pregnancy related news, my hips and lower back are frigging killing me. I cannot seem to escape the spine pain. I feel like I can't sit up straight enough, like everything is collapsing down my back. Jane said that her midwife told her (when her hips were hurting) that its b/c your pelvis is already starting to expand. Also my week by week book said that some women have intense sciatic nerve pain, I assume that is what I have going on. It stinks! But I should count my lucky stars, one girl at the shower was 12 weeks along and had thrown up so much she even had to be hospitalized to get fluids. Poor thing.
Friday, August 22, 2008
I feel like everyone should be able to tell just looking at me that I am Woman, I am Pregnant! Look at me Fertile Florence. Then I remember I'm all of 7 or 8 weeks along. No big deal yet, no big difference. But why do I feel like my stomach looks 3 months along. Ugh. It could be b/c I can't take a good poo to save my life. Oh bodily functions, how I detest you right now.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Now I need opinions from my fellow running preggos. I signed up for 2 half marathons pre preggo. One is Sept 7th (I'll be about 9 weeks along) and one is Oct 19th (already in second trimester). Now the one in Oct I am definately doing even if I walk it b/c it is in CA and through the Redwood Forest and it will be my hubby's first half. But I wonder if I should do the one on Sept 7th, it's just here somewhere I run a lot and I originally really wanted to try and PR and am a little afraid I'll push myself too much? On one hand, the Munchkin has already run over 13 miles 4 times now. So, I know she can handle it. But on the other hand, I'm like what's the point, why risk it? I don't know if I want to run it really slow. I kind of want to just run it and if I am able to run it fastish great, if not, then I will jsut run/walk if i need to. So, should I do the Half Marathon in Sept? Give me your honest opinions. I am torn.
I am still feeling so elated and happy. I hate that I can't tell everyone. I want to post on my tri training blog so badly, but I know you can't just tell everyone at 7/8 weeks. It's too early. I keep telling myself, but that doesn't stop me. So far I've only told my family. 3 or 4 friends & a neighbor in Cleveland and then my 2 best friends who don't live here. But I want to tell everybody!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
My smell is out of control. Do any of you have this problem? It's like I'm a nose super hero. Everything stinks to me. Like I almost lost it in the kitchen last night, I'm standing there and I can specifically smell the coffee maker, the garbage disposal, the garbage can and my dog. It's gross. Plus I went to eat some salsa last night and I thought for sure it had spoiled, it tasted carbonated and so acidic, but G said it tasted just fine. I brought hummus for lunch and ended up throwing it away, I love hummus. Too wierd. I don't like it. But if this is the worst that I get, I'll take it.
I had planned to go to spinning this morning, but was up all night worrying about money! Already! Argh. I really want to take a year off of work. But when I think about living on just G's paycheck, it covers our bills and not much else. I know that he takes a lot out of his check for retirement and our car funds, so he can make his check larger, but still I just don't think it's possible. I am going to have to figure out a way to get my work to keep my part time. Maybe they will let me work part time for 3-6 months after I come back...maybe...Ideally I would want to work part time until munchkin is in school. I think we could live off of half my salary and G's for that long. BUt I don't really have the time of job that translates into part time. I know even if they pay me for part time and I'm only here in the office 20 hours a week, I'll still have to work from home and check email...maybe I can talk them into 20 hours in the office and 10 hours from home. Maybe. It'll depend on how good my baby is b/c I have lots of conference calls. If I had to work 10 hours from home, I could just schedule for all those calls to happen from home. It could work out. Too bad I work for like the least progressive company ever. So, I doubt they'll want anything to do with it.
PS = I added some links, if you don't want to be linked, please just let me know and I will remove it.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I have to tell you bloggy friends, I have one deep down horrible fear that is just overtaking me. I am like 5-6 weeks along, 2 weeks ago I had a cold sore, it was my second one in a month! I get them maybe once a year and I was just disgusted and pissed off. So, I went to the doc and told her she had to give me some pills to get rid of this cold sore and to have on hand for the next time I felt one coming on. Well, I asked her if I could take them when I was pregnant and she said, well there haven't been any studies done other than in animals, the animals test show it's fine. Well, I really didn't think I was pregnant at this point, I mean I had just run 19 miles a few days before! And I took the pills for 2 days, 4 of them. This would have been right around 2 weeks for the fetus age. I am so scared that those pills have F-ed up my baby. I mean it's possible right. I'm not worried about the beer I drank, b/c there was beer. Almost everyone I know seems to have drank and then found out they were pregnant and freaked b/c they had 3 beers, but the baby always is fine and I never had more than 2 drinks in the last month. I'm not too scared about the running, althought I'm sure I got overheated and they say if you get overheated, the spine and plates etc that are forming could get messed up. I am worried about these evil cold sore pills. I have googled about taking them during pregnancy and everything says you shouldn't. I am scared about that a lot.
I am on a mission to find a doctor. My gyno isn't an OB. I have a few recommendations. I do need to go get blood work this week, I took another test though (haha) and it say pregnant too. The place I go to said I can come get bloodwork anytime, but it has to be between 8:30 and 4:30 and not over lunch from 12:30 -1:30. The place is near my house. So, I will need more than an hour if I go there and I don't want to take time off of work. I could tell work I have a docs appt, but I just had one the other day and I don't want to raise anyones radar at work. I need to keep this secret until Oct when it's raise time. So, I need to try and find somewhere near my work I can go. My regular docs office is right by work, so I need to call there and see if they can do this bloodwork.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I told my mom and one of my sisters (my dad died earlier this year). We told G's mom and dad &stepmom and sisters. I know we should really wait, but it's just too fun. All the reactions were great, I wish I had come up with somethign more creative! 3 friends know. 1 who just had a baby, one who is about to and then my best friend that I was training for the marathon with.
Last night we went to the bookstore and I got a week by week book and Fit Pregnancy magazine. Boy I have a lot to learn.
There's no turning back now, this munchkin has to come out of my body sometime next April. Eiyeyeyeii. Oh yeah I asked Gary what he wanted to call it - bean, tadpole, etc, he chose Munchkin, like the donut.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
So, let the games begin. And accordingly I feel like ass this morning, on the verge of puking. Is that psychological or is it just timing. I think I am about 3 weeks along. If I ovulated 14-15 days after I stopped the pill.
Crazy. Just crazy.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
If I am pregnant, holy snookers, I am the worlds most fertile woman ever, or G is the most fertile man ever. This would mean we literally got pregnant the first or second try.
I really kind of feel like I could be. I've had some strange things going on lately. I can't get enough sleep and wake up all foggy headed, I have an amazing amount of teeny zits on my forehead ( i never get zits), I have gotten 2 cold sores (gross i know) in the last month and normally i get like once a year when i am really sick, certain smells have really been bothering me and making me feel like i am going to puke.
I googled and it's easy to get a false negative, not so easy to get a false positive. So, who the hell knows people. There might be a tadpole in there all hopped up on red bull and running.
Monday, August 11, 2008
I bought a gift for a friends shower last night and it was so cute I just wanted to put it on my cat and make her walk around the house in it. But I didn't. Maybe tonight.... Sorry Salty, try to ignore the cat fur on your present.
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
If I work here when I get pregnant, I will not go back to work. I would like 1 year off. Now, I would prefer a part time gig and then stick to part time for 3-5 years. If this job was willing to let me keep one or two of my accounts and work from home 10 hours a week and come into the office for 10 hours a week, etc. I would stay here, but this job is not that progressive, they wouldn't ever consider such a thing. So, maybe i would be better off finding a new job at smaller company that is privately owned and might be more apt to consider such a thing. However, I would think I'd need to prove myself before a company would care to keep me part time. And who knows how much time I have on my hands? It's all very confusing. It's a shame there are not more part time professional opportunities. I hate to not bring in any income, but there is no way being here 45 hours a week is more important than seeing my babies firsts. No way, but I need to come up with a way to bring in a few hundred a week. Maybe I will watch someone else's kid?? Or try to start up that dog walking business. Couldn't I take the baby with me strapped to my chest for dog walks?? But that'd only be $10 bucks a walk, so I'd need to have like 30walks a week, that doesn't sound likely.... Sigh, how do people make ends meet on one salary!
Friday, August 1, 2008
Hmmmm, so I think this is what ovulating feels like oooorrrr I am about to have my period? I woke up this morning with a really painful stomach ache in my lower belly area. I assume something is going down in the ovaries. The pain subsided after about an hour, but that area still feel kind of sore. Seriously, I didn’t even realize how great being on the pill was. I have never had any kind of PMS and I didn’t even know it was period time most of the time, other than the fact that I was on the dummy pills. It’s also amazing to me how little I know about my body and how it is supposed to function. Since I have been on the pill for all of 13 years now, going on it in high school (insert apology to mom now (not that she is reading this), while I may have gone on the pill at 16 b/c I had big plans, I didn’t need it for a few more years), I really haven’t ever had to think much about periods and all that yucky stuff. Wow, I used parenthesis inside of parenthesis back there, that takes talent. Yes, I am still totally immature and periods are yucky and I don’t even want to fathom the day I am interested in my discharge. I mean really someday I may blog about how I am getting egg whitey, for reals. That is just gross. Actually the fact that I will even have discharge grosses me out. Seriously. Okay, I will stop now.
I went ahead and told Gary I was keeping this blog and that maybe I told my one pregnant friend here about it, oh and well this gal I know from san fran, oh and maybe my sister and mindy, but then again maybe your sister too. He didn’t get too mad, just said that I should really devote a blog to him and all his greatness. Well, the fact that I want to have his baby is saying something right? He also went on to say that I should really write about how great he is at this practice baby making stuff. Those of you who know G will get a kick out of that, he has to be disgusting at all time. Which is part of the reason I love him so much. Now if I could just figure out a way to get him to rub my feet.
We have an agreement. If it’s a boy he gets to name it, and it will be named after him. I’m not super excited about that, but it means something to him and I would never take that away from him. So to make up for it, he agreed that I get to name it (it sounds so bad!) if it’s a girl. So, here are some of my favorite names in no particular order!
Elanore (call her Elly)
Lola (gary hates)
Stella Blue (after my favorite Grateful Dead song, again gary hates)
Skylar (getting a little too trendy?)
Dylan ( I love me some bob Dylan and can totally see me dancing around the house baby on hip wailing “it ain’t me babe”)
Tela (great Phish song, not Tela Tequila!)