Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Updates & Stuff

Well...I'm officially 17 weeks pregnant...moving right along! The baby is approximately the size & weight of a turnip.

Tim and I have a fun new game....when we're in the grocery store, we find whatever this week's produce is & compare it to my belly! We've been doing it since the week of the's kind of amazing!

So, the nausea is (and was) for real gone. That day I had the migraine and threw up (Thursday of SOL testing week) was just from the migraine. That is the one and only time I threw up this entire pregnancy. (knockonwood) I've been able to eat pretty much whatever I wanted. My taste buds are changing (or at least are more sensitive) and some things don't taste as good to me anymore.

I'm tired a lot still and have been taking afternoon naps as often as I can. I also get wore out pretty quickly and can't do a whole bunch without breaks.

Dehydration is our number one concern right now, since I seem to be having a serious problem with it. I have to drink tons of water & gatorade to stay hydrated. The gatorade seems to be really helping and since I started it, I haven't had any more miserable days.

I still pee every 45 minutes-an hour and that's annoying. Sometimes I feel like I've REALLY got to go and then just a trickle comes out, other times I gush and gush and go for what seems like for-ever!

I don't know if I mentioned that Tim felt the baby move, I think it was on Sunday. I'm feeling flutters pretty regularly as long as I'm still and paying attention. I can't wait for kicks that I can feel no matter what. I'm sure by October I'll wish the baby would just hold still, but I am so looking forward to feeling the little baby wiggle and squirm.

I'm having awful nightmares. Very vivid dreams about the baby, on a regular basis. One night I dreamt I miscarried into the toilet and the baby was the size of a peanut (like the nut, out of the shell, so tiny) even though I KNOW we've seen him on the ultrasound & he was bigger than that. Last night I dreamt that the baby was a girl, full term, but it was really a baby doll, and she wasn't going to live. She was BEAUTIFUL though. And we didn't name her Jacqueline, but rather something with Lily in it...(this could be b/c of seeing Tabitha's little girl, Lily, last week)

Monday at Tom and Peggy's I got to hold a little 5 or 6 week old baby and he just snuggled right into my chest and relaxed. It was cute. I can't wait to have my own little baby. I may never let him go! I just want to hold him and cuddle him and learn to nurse and be a real mom.

Anyway, the SOLs are over and we are in full time shut down mode at school. We have 10 days +4 1/2 days left. I am so ready to be done!

Here's the breakdown of what I have left:

Tomorrow- Regular Day
Friday-Fun Day (carnival)
Saturday-James and Missy's House

Monday-June 1
Tuesday-June 2 (SIMS 3 COMES OUT!)
Wednesday -Luray Caverns field trip from 5:15 AM-6:00 PM
Thursday-June 4 Youth Ambassador's Program
Friday- June 5
Saturday-Relay for Life
Sunday-Possibly Busch Gardens
Monday- June 8 My free day off!
Tuesday-June 9
Wednesday-Graduation Ceremony & Prom
Thursday- 1/2 Day
Friday- 1/2 Day
Saturday-Washington D.C.
Sunday-Possibly Busch Gardens

Monday- June 15 1/2 Day
Tuesday- June 16 1/4 Day (dismiss at 9:45) Last day!
Wednesday- June 17--ULTRASOUND!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Smellyann said...

You sound pretty good. I'm glad you're doing better!