Thursday, April 30, 2009

3 min blog :)

acupuncture kicks ass! i had a treatment yesterday morning before work and i felt TERRIFIC all day. i even had a dinner craving, a thai soup called tom ka gai. so so so good. and my lovely wife of course made it for me when i told her i was craving it. it hit the spot. i had no trouble eating it and even had some for my before bed snack!

today i've felt just as well. i was worried when i was getting up that it would be the save old thing, but after my cereal i felt good. i had a business meeting with my boss and a client at a great pizza restaurant. i had a margherita pizza, pretty plain. ate the whole thing! it was like a 12 inch with 8 slices. i also had a little salad, and later a small scoop of gelato.

i'm very happy right now:) oh and it's sunny!!

gotta close the shop, hope everyone is doing as well as i am.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

life currently

things are a bit busy at work because i have a brand new colleague i'm training, so i don't get as much computer time as i usually have. good and bad. i feel like i'm missing out on stuff, but i'm sure that the time away from the screen is helping my eyes.

i'm feeling pretty good today. i managed to not throw up at all- which has been happening more ofter recently. it's funny how i could not even have energy to write a short blog, but i just didn't. i didn't care to sit and write basic words:) i'll try to blog whenever i'm feeling well- which will hopefully increase.

my nausea is worst in the morning. my lovely wifey, man she's great:), brings me scrambled eggs and toast whenever she's home in the morning while i'm still in bed. that's love i tell ya'. she's taken it to heart that her job currently is to make sure i'm fed. :) i usually feel better after i eat lunch. i try to snack through the morning, but it's hard. i'm typically exhausted when i get home from work after 7 and sometimes my nausea comes back.

i'm taking b6 with each meal- approximately 75 units (can't remember if it's g or mg) total and a unisom at night. this has helped. i can't imagine how bad i would be feeling with out this help. i am thinking i need to increase the b6 to 100 (which is a regular pill). my nausea had seemed to be improving last week and then got all wacky this weekend again. i didn't get to have an acupuncture appointment last week. i'm going to try to squeeze one in on friday. i know he'll be able to help me too (raene- he hasn't done moxa yet, i'm going to ask. i had that done pre-preg. and loved it).

i haven't been sleeping so restfully, even though i'm taking unisom. i wake up once or twice each night for no reason. i usually get up and pee just because, but i haven't actually needed to. i'm dreaming a lot too, so i think when i am sleeping i'm not completely out of it. i was taking naps in the afternoon when i had a regular colleague here during the day, but i can't leave the new guy alone for an hour so i can sleep:) i'm praying i can within another week though (please, please, please!). i still have night sweats but i'm just ignoring them. my acup. tried a treatment two weeks ago for my sweats and i got really ill after the treatment. i'm going to tell him that i'm not going to bother with fixing the sweats now. i just want the morning sickness to be dealt with.

my clothes still technically fit me, but i cannot stand to have anything press against my abdomen. it makes me really uncomfortable. so i'm been over-wearing a pair of gaucho pants i have. i need to find some more pants like them. i don't want my colleague to catch on that i'm wearing the same pants 3 out of 5 days, hehe:)

eating wise i'm totally different than before pregnancy. i loved spices and hot food. now i can't stand anything above bland and virtually flavorless. so sad. i don't really want meat, i can't eat dairy (haven't really been missing that a lot), i don't want fresh greens. mostly i eat plain pasta/rice, a cooked veg (i really want cooked greens- broccoli, chard, etc.), and some kind of protein source. the protein source is the hard part. i can eat fake chick patties (morning star). erm- we haven't found much else. the pasta i eat is a protein pasta. i eat some almonds during the day, but i know i'm lacking protein. i just don't want it now from my traditional sources. i've also been having trouble drinking enough water during the day. especially in the morning it makes my belly feel worse. i think i'm only drinking like 20 oz/day right now. the thing is i want ice cold water, but can only stand drinking a bit at a time.

enough of my food woes:) i'm happy and healthy today. i'm excited about this little baby, even if it is rather surrealistic right now. i can't wait for our next mw appoint. we are going to try to hear the heartbeat. i think it will be a little more real then.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

i'm still here

i'm just feeling really sick. i haven't had enough energy to do stuff and am basically putting the blog on the back burner a little bit. i'll update later. please send me lovely thoughts of a happy belly.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


kidding, of course:) it's april fool's day you know. we won't know the gender until around 20 weeks, if we're lucky. although, i have a feeling it is a girl. we'll see.

our midwife appointment went well. everyone was happy and surprised to see us so soon. they had helped with getting our paperwork in to the sperm bank. the midwife we met with, let's call her midwife S, was very nice. she was the same one that we met with for our consultation in january. she answered all our question. it seems like everything is moving on the right track. this visit was more preliminary. we needed to fill out my health and family history. we'll need to give the donor history too. basically, we just chatted for an hour, and she took my blood pressure :)

we made our next appointment for five weeks, instead of four weeks. usually during the first trimester, appointments are for every four weeks. we want to hear the heartbeat though, and we might have a better chance if we wait a little longer. if we don't hear it, it's ok. it will still be early.

we decided also to not do genetic screening. i didn't feel that it was necessary. we will love this baby no matter what. i understand that some people want to be prepared, but i'm ok with waiting. you never know what will happen, and i believe, whatever it is, is for a reason.

otherwise, things are ok. i've been nauseated for most of the day. annoying. i finished inventory at work early and since there was nothing to do, i came home at 2 for a nap before our appointment.

i found out my colleague is going to be semi-leaving me. as a refresher, i'm an art framing manager for a retail shop. i have one employee (called "colleagues" at this company). she's terrific. she's almost 60, has been with the company for 7 years, and is very caring. she has been up to date from the beginning regarding anna and i making a baby. she's very supportive. she's always there to listen and give advice on her pregnancies, and her daughters'. her daughter that lives in town had her third child about a year ago. she's decided to go back to work and asked linda if she would nanny for them. they would prefer this over hiring a stranger. linda did it a little bit before for them. anyways, next week will be her last regular week. then, she'll just work on sundays, one of my days off. i won't really see her, unless i make a special trip. i'm going to miss her :( i really felt that being pregnant and working would be easier because i had such a great colleague. now i'm crying. ok, i'll be alright. -sigh-