Thursday, June 8, 2006

Scrappin by design layouts

So yesterday I went to my first OB appointment and chatted about all my concerns. I have to say I didn't expect the doc to be so young! He can't be much older than I am. He was very nice and really set me at ease. We chatted about everything from my diet and exercise to medicines I can and can't take for my migraines. Did the routine exam (yuck) and gave me a slip to go get lab work done. I decided to wait and have the lab work done on base since I have to get the TB test read there on Friday anyhow. All in all it was a very routine visit. I didn't get an ultrasound done though, that will be done on July 7th before my next appointment. I should be about 10 weeks along by then. It will also mean that there may be a heartbeat to be heard! That is when pregnancy truly becomes real!! Hearing that extra heartbeat is absolutely amazing! With my oldest, that was actually the first thing that showed I was pregnant, not a blood test!

I walked out of the appointment at a little after 4 pm and was STARVING! I was on my way to costco for eggs though, so what a better way to assage those hunger pangs than to try all the samples! hehe! It actually worked out quite nicely cause I wasn't too full and by the time I got home I was ready for dinner. Unfortunately my dh had only made mac and cheese with corn in in! ? Not ideal for my diet. There was nothing else that I could make for dinner that searved only 1 person, though, so I ate it anyways. It didn't last long, though. That is my only problem with pasta. I ended up pulling out some veggies and cream cheese to snack on, and then opted to top the whole thing off with a TB of Peanut butter. mmmmm. Peanut butter!

Today was a long day though. It started out fine but I didn't want to get outta bed this morning. Then I started feeling nauseated with my lunch only to top it off with the beginnings of a migraine this afternoon after my oldest got home from school. An aleve held it at bay, but it really left me feeling whipped all evening. I didn't go to curves, I still have tomarrow to get 3 workouts in this week. Then on to a very busy weekend schedual. I have a birthday party to attend for a 1 year old tomarrow evening, then a combined party for 3 guys my dh works with on sat afternoon. And somewhere in there housing maintenance is coming to look at the leak in the roof, the leaky toilet, the cracked window and the window that won't open, and then I have portraits to do for a friends son who is a senior this year. I have to get those done before Sunday cause she wants photos with her dd in them too and the dd leaves for Tuscon on Sunday.

Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Starting a blog

As I said before my friend started her blog the other day and sent me a link to it so I could check it out. It dawned on me as I looked at hers that this is a great way to share the experience of my pregnancy with another friend of mine. So here is where it begins I guess.

Tomarrow is my first appointment with the doctor for this pregnancy. Sure I am only somewhere between 4 and 6 weeks along. The nurse even commented on the fact that it is unusual to seek out prenatal care that early in pregnancy, but I fight with migraines and I really don't want to gain weight in this pregnancy. I know, no woman EVER wants to gain weight when they get pregnant, but my situation is a bit beyond average. I started my first pregnancy at 150 approximately. Then I lost around 30-35 pounds thanks to a doctor who couldn't give me a straight answer as to whether I was pregnant or not! lol He tested me for everything but pregnancy over the course of the next 10 weeks. By the time he gave up I was very sick looking. His boss took one look at my chart and told me exactly what was wrong with me without ordering a test! He found an extra heartbeat instead! lol. Never expect much from a physicians assistant! I ended the pregnancy at almost 200, though because I gained all the weight I had lost back plus all the weight you should gain in a pregnancy! Lucky me!
Pregnancy with my second child was much easier. But I started it at 180 and finished at nearly 230. What can I say I was sitting 6-7 hours every day for college lectures and the only exercise I got was the walk to and from my car. It was actually a good long walk every day, almost a mile and a half, but I was not walking fast enough to get my heart rate up. No weight lost after delivery either! Great!
Now I start #3 and am at 220. I really don't need to go up to 250 or more with this one. Plus gestational diabeties are a concern this time around. I am hoping that Curves will help. I am doing my workouts 3-4 days a week, but I am hoping that the doctor can suggest some dietary help for me to prevent much weight gain or even some possible healthy ways to lose weight while I am pregnant. Fingers are crossed.
I am also hoping that he will have some migraine medication that I can take while I am pregnant. This is going to be a long 9 months if I can't take any medication for my head. I am excited, though, as I understand that the doctor likes to do an ultrasound at the first appointment. I get to take my first glimpse at this new addition to our family. I am so excited about that part!

Slowly figuring this blog thing out. hehe!! It is helpful having a friend going through it with me.

Scrap street digital kits

Scrappin by design digital lo's

Well I thought I would add my lo's here, but it isn't letting me add anymore. Maybe another day. lol. At least I got my scrap street in. Next set I try to add will be all my scrappin by design lo's. Maybe I will play around and combine all my digital lo's into one slide show. We will see!

Sunday, June 4, 2006

June 4, 2006

A friend of mine started a blog and it inspired me to begin one myself. I had been asked to keep a journal of my pregnancy and I realized what better way to keep the journal and create easy access to it that to keep it in a blog! Now she is gonna have to keep on me to keep writing in it!