Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sick...and more sick

So I'm about 9 1/2 weeks pregnant at this point and I'm ready for the sickness part of pregnancy to take a vacation. Less than 3 weeks and I'll be in my 2nd trimester..hopefully I'm one of the lucky ones whose sickness ends with the 1st trimester. Fortunately I'm not throwing up every morning but I have had my share. My biggest issues are the queazy stomach and food aversions. I can barely go into my kitchen and especially the fridge because the smells of all the foods is too much. I'm getting sick just thinking about it. Oh and lets not forget I work in an elementary school--funky smells are common place, especially in the fabulous cafeteria. Its like Russian Roulet every day I walk in there...can I make it in and out while keeping it all in the tummy? Going to the grocery store used to be therapeutic to me...but now I can barely make it. I actually dread it--too many funk smells. What really bites is that it takes me such a long time to figure out what I want to eat; then I get it and feel like crap after I'm done. See one of the things they don't tell you about pregnancy is that your intestines slow down to help absorb more nutrients for the growing baby. This means food just sits in the belly--its the sickest feeling in the world. Ugh. I feel like poo as we speak.

Its too early for me to be showing, but I'm so bloated, I just look like I have some chub going on--no fair. I want to wear maternity clothes already! And I've just begun developing the pregnancy glow--no, its not what you think...its actually not so grand. Breakouts. Like I'm 16 all over again. Geez! And could I be anymore exhausted?! I come home from work and I am done. No exercising, no cooking, nothing. My poor husband. He is great though...very understanding..patient...very patient. :) Love him to pieces!

All in all, sickness does suck...but I try not to complain despite what you just read. I didn't feel this way last time and we weren't so lucky. So this must mean all is well! Its all about the end result anyways...its all worth it!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Alright....its been awhile hasn't it folks?! Well...I've been waiting and waiting until the right time to share our news....and decided what better time than now! We are PREGNANT!!!!! I learned shortly after my last blog about losing weight and haven't had the urge to write about anything else since because nothing is as exciting as this! At this point, we are about 9 weeks along--I'm due June 21st. I have been sicker than a dog this go around, which is a good sign since last time I wasn't at all. And we all know what happened with that one. :( We went to the doctor yesterday and had nothing but great news! She said that the baby is the perfect size, the heartbeat is great, and that as far along as I am that the chance of miscarriage this time is about 2%. I cried when I heard her say that. The biggest weight off of my shoulders that you can imagine. This whole pregnancy up until yesterday, I have stressed and worried about that question "will this one make it?" We got to have a sonogram done yesterday too and that was about the coolest thing ever. The baby is 2cm--and already has little arm and leg "buds"! The heart was just pumping away too! We got see he/she wiggle once...I'm telling you, it the most amazing thing to see--to know that is growing in my tummy as we speak. Its an awesome feeling. Anyways...I decided after the positive appt yesterday it was time to share! We are over the top excited!! Here are two little pictures of Baby Dominie!! Enjoy!!!