Wednesday, April 30, 2008
is your cell phone? in my car
is your significant other? in the school somewhere, probably BSing with his buddies
is your hair? flipping out doing its own thing
is your mother? at the hospital, working
is your father? at work
is one of your favorite things? in my tummy :) growing like a weed!
was your dream last night? whatever it was, it was CRAZY- pregnancy dreams are wild
can you get your favorite drink? at a wine cellar
are you right now? in my classroom, grading papers
is your ex? thankfully, across the country
is your fear? I'm not afraid of anything really
do you want to be in 6 years? With my family, living the dream!
were you last night? at a softball game, then home watching AI!
was the last place you drove? to work from home, but I'm about ready to drive to my 24 week appointment!
did you grow up? in Post Falls, Idaho
was the last place you ate? in the staff lounge at school
is (are) your TV(s)? one in the living room & one in our bedroom
are your pets? probably sleeping on my couch..grrr
is your computer? on my kitchen table-annoying
is your mood? just good
is your oldest friend? across town
is your car? in the parking lot
is your wedding ring? on my left ring finger.
is your favorite store? thankfully, only 1.5 miles from my home and work!
is your favorite place to be in the summer? at my parents' house on the river
was the last place you laughed? in my classroom, talking to my students
was the last place you cried? last night at senior night- hearing the girls thank their families
are five places you go on the internet on a regular basis? my email, google reader, ebay, epregnancy.com, weather.com
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
- going on 4 days of phlegmy cough
- 2 days of stuffy nose: today the left nostril is plugged, but runny
And the nightly groaning has returned. Ever since I have been preggo, I do this weird thing when I have a cold/allergy, which since this pregnancy has been for the third time, anyway, I do this weird thing when I'm am experiencing a cold/allergy: I groan in my sleep. It's kind of like clearing your throat but not quite the follow through. Apparently it is so loud that my husband, who is a light sleeper to begin with, has moved first to the guest bedroom down the hall with the door shut to the couch downstairs as of last night. He was not a happy camper this morning, apparently I am grunting/groaning LOUDLY and the couch is not a comfy place to sleep.
And I feel horrible- the man looks haggard people! I have no idea what to do to solve this problem, and who knows how long it will last... it's not like he is mad at me specifically, just pissed at the groaning really. I think tonight I will offer myself to the guest room, maybe he just needs a night in our o-so-comfy bed to help him get in some ZZZs. Oh the sacrifices!
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Therefore, I am making an effort to get my booty to church, starting this Sunday. I don't have a home church, but I do live less than a mile from a community church, as well as a Methodist Church. I grew up Lutheran, and tend to stray away from how traditional services can be, but went to a non-denominational Christian school for 10 or so years, so I have experienced a couple different approaches to a relationship with God.
I have made a commitmenet that this Sunday I will go to the community church--God, and myself willing.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Jelli: So I had this weird dream last night that I was nursing Ali (who, remember, isn't even born yet ) and when I woke up, my nipples hurt really bad. Weird, huh?
KK: What would have been weird was if my nipples were sore.
HaHa - man that guy makes me laugh- no wonder I keep him around!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
I feel sad when I blog and I don't get any comments- but then, is that what I'm blogging for? I guess I need to find my blogging purpose. I think it is a place I can share my life and feel good about bragging or complaining, because none of the readers of this blog really can judge me, rather judge the snippets of my life that I do post about in a non-objective manner.
I started this blog to vent frustrations with not getting pregnant, now that I am blessed with a life growing inside me, it has become an outlet to share about that journey.
My hope is that people out there enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy reading theirs, and that I can continue to have a place to scribe my inner-ponderings without fear of bias.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
This is also about the time your doctor may tell you to stop sleeping on your back. As your baby grows, and your uterus with it, all that weight is placed on your spine, intestines, back muscles and vena cava, the large vein that transports blood from your legs back to your heart. In your second and third trimesters, lying on your back can actually cause changes in blood pressure, so it's best to avoid it altogether. Some experts even recommend sleeping on your left side as opposed to your right. There's nothing actually wrong with sleeping on your right side, but sleeping on your left side does take pressure off of your liver. It also increases the flow of blood and nutrients to the placenta, which is hard at work nourishing your baby. Tuck a pillow between your legs to take some of the stress off your back, and try to have some sweet rainbow-filled dreams.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
My other problem is that I feel like my belly is growing too much too fast. I find myself constantly trying to compare with friends I know who have recently given birth or are at different stages of their pregnancies. I think about their belly size and wonder if mine really is baby + placenta + uterus + umbilical chord, etc.... or if I'm just storing up some fat in there.
I am even ashamed to let my belly hang out sometimes at work: I don't want people to gossip hush hush behind my back that I am getting so big for only being 5 months along. See, the problem for me is I'm not necessarily gaining anywhere else except a tiny bit in my face and all the rest in my tummy. In reality, I should be happy that is where all the weight is going, and not spreading itself out across all fat cells as it could very easily do.
The older ladies at work say to relax and enjoy the time when you can eat whatever you want- but I don't eat whatever I want- I eat pretty much the same as before I was preggo- I wish I could just let this go and enjoy my growing baby belly a little more- but it's so hard to grow and grow!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Considering that I coach softball, which is an outside sport, and we are supposed to have 3 games this week, it's not looking too good. I also don't really like the way our head coach runs practice, so that cranks up the annoyance meter for the week.
Plus, it's just plain depressing to wake up every morning to a dusting of snow, then watch it melt off when the dribbling rains come and go all day long. I have already sacrificed my spring break to this crap: What do I have to do to get a little sunshine to perk things up in my life!? I know you say the weekend looks promising, but don't hold your breath: last week we had 58 degrees forecasted for Thursday: what we really got was 43 degrees and, you guessed it, rain/snow mix. Geez people, it's April already!!!!!
Friday, April 4, 2008
For example, Ali and me both love cookies and ice cream! We also love to tease daddy about being such a man's man, and having to live in a house with two girlies! He already put a veto on any sort of nail polish whatsoever....
And the most ironic part of my doctor's appointment on Wednesday- Ali weighs in at around 1 lb: and I was sure she was a 15 lb baby, scales don't lie!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Alison Elizabeth will join our family around August 21st: We are going to call her Ali :)
All her body parts and inner workings where function right up to par and she is right where she should be for growth at this point. She was, however, being shy (what the?) and wouldn't come towards the front of my tummy for a 3d profile picture. Oh well, we can wait 4 months to see what our baby angel looks like.
I feel so blessed to have a little girl.. it's amazing how much more bonded I feel now that I know what I'm carrying with me all the time. I find myself thinking about her all the time- I hope she has dark hair like her daddy- and I really hope she likes to be outside and play sports! Poor gal is gonna be a tom boy whether she knows it yet or not!