I hope I have that kind of energy soon. :)
Unlike you, I’ve gained quite a bit because the only thing that worked for the nausea was to eat all the time, and I couldn’t eat anything healthy – lots of burritos. O_o But now I’m finally able to eat better so I hope things will level out a bit. Anyway, I don’t think I’ve gained too much, just more than I’m used to.
BTW we found out today that we’re having a girl. :) 4 weeks ago
That is sweet. Just to be clear, I’m very happy it’s a girl. :) I realized my post might have sounded like I was disappointed. The only reason I was hoping for a boy is it would have been easier to name a boy. Ha ha!
I love her and am so proud of her already. :) 4 weeks ago
get help from a trainer! It helps to have professional eyes on the situation, and the sooner you can start dealing with the behavior, the better for everyone.
Also look up “resource guarding” for some ideas about the behavior regarding food.
Good luck! 4 weeks ago
so it’s been hard to stay on top of updating here lately. I’ve been doing lots of extra work shifts, so pretty much just hanging out in bed (or eating or peeing ha ha!) when I’m not there.
However, today I have something to update. We got our results back from the genetic testing we had done, and the baby is looking clear of the major chromosomal abnormalities they test for. Huge relief.
And more big news – Baby Firefly is a girl!
At first, I thought (and kind of hoped) it was a boy, but the past few weeks I’ve had an increasing sense that it’s a girl in there, so it looks like I am (probably) right. There’s a small chance of error with this test, but pretty unlikely.
Now we can start to tell people our news. Should be pretty public in the next few weeks. That will be a relief. I’m already wearing maternity sometimes (it’s way more comfortable than most of my regular clothes, in the bottoms at least) and I’m starting to have trouble with some yoga poses, so it will be nice to just be able to be direct and tell people what’s going on. :) 4 weeks ago
which I thought was an excellent reason to pledge to meditate all 28 days in February. I will allow that to be just a few minutes of meditation, but it will feel good to have a nurturing routine of some kind this month. 4 weeks ago
but I’m back here today. :) 1 month ago
I accomplished my Tuesday projects, then didn’t even make it on here yesterday. Pretty much just rested and worked. I am still coughing and congested, but I think it is the baby making me tired now, not the cold. Still, I am very tired.
It was harder to create forward momentum in January than I’d anticipated. I failed to realize how difficult Weeks 7-10 of pregnancy were going to be, and even now that the nausea has faded, the fatigue is still kicking my butt. It’s amazing I get anything done at all.
Pat on the back for that.
I am waiting for that mythical second trimester energy. It can feel free to hit me any time. :) In the meantime, I will keep on keeping on, but probably will not join a February boot camp. 1 month ago
And a pretty cool ‘hood it is. :) 1 month ago
I feel pretty crappy, so all is right in the world. :) Actually, the nausea and food aversions are abating this week, which is awesome. I can eat veggies! My fatigue is still pretty bad but I’m hoping that’ll lift too in the next few weeks.
Friday is soon!!! We are doing the Verifi blood test because of my “advanced maternal age” (ha ha! awful term) so we will actually probably find out in the next couple weeks. I’m supposed to go down there for the blood draw today if I can ever get my act together and get out the door. ;P Was a nice two-hour nap, though. Ha ha! 1 month ago
I wishfully listed this as this project for the 21st. I am missing a whole week from having been sick! Well, I finally did complete yesterday’s project, although it took until this morning.
Today’s projects are to get the paperwork in and blood drawn for the Verifi test, and please God, to get some laundry done. 1 month ago
nicolasc brought this to my attention. Congratulations!!! :D
It looks like we once again have something in common. I am 10 weeks. :) 1 month ago
(they won’t see you at all until 8- 10 weeks so you’re just bumbling along feeling crappy and hoping everything is going well in there), there are suddenly tons of appointments and things to keep track of. This week, another blood draw, this time for screening for genetic defects. (We are opting for it because of my age and because we believe information is power and because C is a genetic scientist and it would be weird not to ha ha!) The OB in February, the nurse practitioner again in March, and the long scan (where they check all the parts seem to be there and everything seems healthy) in April.
After the blood draw, it usually takes 8-10 days for results. Once we get them, if everything is OK, we will probably announce our pregnancy publicly. I can’t wait to tell my yoga students. It will certainly make everything easier. 1 month ago
Here’s a slightly overwhelming goal if I ever saw one! ;P 1 month ago
Blitz doesn’t ask much, and he deserves a wonderful life. He is a member of our family for as long as he lives, and we love him. There will be big changes this year, but making those changes work for Blitz is a top priority.
Step 1: we are registered for a class on March 15 about preparing your dog for a baby! I’m excited to see what we learn. 1 month ago
Just five? Doesn’t seem like it will do it today, but let’s start there.
Call radiology for appt Message OB office re: testing
- Type and send feedback
Wash sheets and towels Stock up on groceries1 month ago
Got derailed last week due to illness.
Contact private student Call radiology for appt Message OB office re: testing Type and send feedback Wash sheets and towels Stock up on groceries Catch up on email
- Write up testimonial
- Figure out if I need to update credit card info for any auto payments
- Finish putting away travel bags
- Wash laundry and clean up spare room
- Water lawn
- Clean car
- Make photo appointment
- Donation for friend
- Kiva loan 1 month ago
Have been too sick in various ways for much of January to really write a full chapter, but I can still add a few pages. :)
Today’s big project is to send in all the exam feedback. It is terribly late. 1 month ago
could I possibly resolve for 2014?!
There is a very small child growing rapidly within me. I am engaged in the divine act of creation, and at the same time, in the very human condition of not being in control. I am in total awe of this very ordinary event that is taking place. Every year is unpredictable, but this year I am much more cognizant of that fact and of the importance of remaining flexible…
Perhaps that is my resolution right there. 1 month ago
but I’ve been working at it. This first trimester “yuck” has meant whole stretches where all I wanted to do was lie in bed and sleep and just thinking about my goals made me need to lie down. lol
Add a flu-ish virus to that, and you have some pretty inconsistent use of 43T. :)
I do think I am on the mend in both regards. The cold does seem like it’s going to linger, but the worst of it is over and my nausea (“morning” sickness – ha ha! It was nice the couple of weeks where it was just in the morning) seems to be almost gone, too. I am left with some lingering fatigue, for sure – from baby or virus, who could say? – but the food aversions are fading and I might actually be able to eat decently now, so I’m hoping to manage my energy better going forward. The mythical second trimester is approaching and I’m crossing my fingers that I’m going to be one of those women who feels fantastic and that I’m going to use the heck out of this site. :D 1 month ago
I will need to check in with jessjessjess, obviously. :) My brain had fun playing with the image of mini-43. ;P
Thank you so much, nicolasc. 1 month ago
Wow is exactly the word for it. :) 1 month ago
Tarrador! It is all too amazing. It is easy to become afraid, too, but I am doing my best to stay focused on positive thoughts. :) 1 month ago