Thursday, February 9, 2012

This baby sweeps me off my feet...

Literally. Today I had an awful dizzy spell at work. Man! I had never felt that bad in my life! Or at least not while pregnant! My co-worker and I had a line to the door and I was standing at the cash register when I started to feel dizzy and started seeing white spots. My co-worker noticed and asked me if I was ok, I heard her and she sounded so far away and I couldn't even see her because I was about to black out. She walked me to the back and had me sit while she checked my pulse and shoved a cheese danish in my face along with a glass of water. It was the worst feeling ever! I had the dizzy stuff happening with Gabe but not as badly as it was today. It honestly freaked me out. A lot. I thought about my son, and the baby and my husband, and my mom...I know, you guys are probably thinking "Ok Melissa, calm down, it's not like you were dying" but in that moment, I panicked, which probably didn't help one bit. All I hope is that it never happens again, especially not at work. Ugh, I'm ready to skip to the fun parts of pregnancy, you know, when you're a huge beached whale, can't put your own shoes on and are getting kung-fu kicks to the ribs.,I definitely prefer that misery to this one!

And yes, I know I am lagging with the weekly belly posts, I fail!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

10 week check up

This is a day late, since my checkup was yesterday, but I ended up falling asleep around 8 pm last night so I didn't get a chance to update. Jesus and I went to my 10 week appointment yesterday afternoon and overall things went well. I am down 3 lbs so I'm at 1 lb gained this pregnancy. Who would've known that to lose weight all I had to go was get knocked up? I guess I have the "morning" sickness to blame for that, right? Thankfully my wonderful doctor gave me the happy pills for all sick pregnant women- Zofran to the rescue!!! Everything else went well, blood pressure was good, lab results were good, just a little low on Vitamin D so I will be starting supplements and trying to get some sun as well. She also gave us a quick ultrasound to check on the baby so I was excited! Three ultrasounds already and we're not even out of the first trimester! We saw the baby move around a little bit and of course got to see and hear the heartbeat which is always beautiful. I love this kiddo already, so incredible how your heart just expands and you realize there's even more love in there for another child.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

9 week bump & other goodies

I am now 10 weeks 1 day so this is from last week :) Last week we had an ultrasound so that was awesome because we got to see our little gummy bear and Jesus got to see the baby for the first time since he missed the first appointment at 7 weeks. We also ordered a doppler and I think (like 96% positive) I found the baby's heartbeat! That sound just melts my heart, and Gabriel was so excited to hear his baby as well, he even wanted me to try his belly because he's convinced there is also a baby in his belly!
The biggest craving of the week was strawberry sorbet, which I got after our ultrasound and it was the most amazing thing I have ever eaten. Man, just writing about it is making my mouth water. Too bad it's almost 9 and the ice cream place is closed already! Guess I know what I'm having tomorrow though!
I wish I could say that the pregnancy symptoms are leaving me but that is so not the case. I'm super nauseous and sick all day, the sight of the toilet makes me want to gag, I can't even open the fridge without feeling sick. And man, oh man! I've been having crazy dreams! And lets not even start with that awful fatigue. Some days I have no clue how I get through the day, I would love to just hibernate till this trimester is over. I feel awful for complaining, but it just sucks to feel like a completely different person now that I'm pregnant. I don't mind the weight gain, that I can live with, but to not even be able to enjoy a meal, to not be my usual crazy hyper self is killing me! I wasn't this miserable with my last pregnancy so I totally enjoyed every stinkin' minute but this time I just want to get to the fun part. You know, when you're too big to see your toes, get kung-fu kicks to the ribs, know the sex of the baby, have full on heartburn, are teased by those God-awful braxton hicks contractions...I guess a pregnant woman is never 101% happy, there's always those mood-swings and out of whack hormones to thank for that. But this is the best blessing, knowing that a baby is growing inside of you, that you and your loved one have created life, that soon you will be holding that little bundle in your arms and your son will have a brother or sister and soon they will be driving you crazy together. I can't wait for this little one to arrive!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A man must have thought up that term...

morning sickness
Nausea and vomiting upon rising in the morning, especially during early pregnancy.

I call BS on that one! Seriously? More like all day sickness! I'm sure a man came up with that term, there is no other explanation. I thought I was the lucky one, you know, those pregnant bitches that you ask how they're feeling and they're beaming, with a huge smile and that "pregnant glow" because they feel just fine and dandy. I call them bitches because I used to be one of them. With Gabe I was nauseous from time to time but I think I threw up just once. So when I found out I was pregnant I expected the same thing, I didn't feel sick...then the 7th week rolled along and BAM! It hit me like that bus hit Regina George in Mean Girls. That's what I get for opening my big mouth, now I have that "glow"...which is more like a sheen of sweat from heaving up stomach acid. I try not to let my fear of puking intervene with eating what I want but it's kind of hard when you're trying to decide between two meals and the winning factor is "how bad will that hurt coming back up?". If I could I would just hibernate the rest of this trimester.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Back with Bump #2!

I'm baaaaaackkkk! Hope all you guys had a fabulous Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa etc and that 2012 has been treating you just awesome so far.

Things are so different since I last updated, OVER A YEAR AGO! Jesus is no longer in the military, he's done for good which was kind of bittersweet but a huge relief. Gabriel is three now- ridiculous! It feels like just yesterday he was in my belly kicking up a storm. Now he's a huge ball of energy and such a goof-ball!
And now a big brother-to-be!

We're expecting our second bundle of joy August 14, 2012. Which makes me just a few hours shy of 9 weeks! I'm so excited for this baby (not like I wasn't excited with Gabriel!) and so is the hubs & my little bubba. I am also excited for this trimester to be over! I never had any symptoms with Gabriel, this time around I have morning sickness like I never imagined, acne, tender boobies, and am tired beyond belief. Hopefully I get my energy back soon! My house is seriously in need of some TLC and I would love to be able to spend a day without bonding with the toilet. Even though I've felt like poopie lately, I am so beyond blessed and every time I'm heaving up my lunch I think to myself how it will be worth it in the end when I get to hug my sweet baby.

Got our BFP on December 8th, 2011

I don't know why these are showing up being so small, but it's something I'm doing to document the pregnancy since I didn't do such a good job last time. A picture taken at the beginning of each week along with some questions. Here is week 8!

I will for sure try to update frequently as opposed to my once-every-year posts LOL. Poor little blog doesn't deserve to be in blog limbo and I know the blogging itself will benefit me somehow, as a distraction or whatnot. But for now it's time to say goodnight since it is way past my pregnant self's bedtime and this little gummybear is taking up all my energy!