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2007-05-21  (21 weeks)
Baby's Moving

I was worried when I didn't feel the baby move around much. I knew it could be up to 22 weeks according to everything I read, especially since this is my first pregnancy. I had felt the baby move for the first time when I was 17 weeks, but it was a couple weeks before I started to feel the baby move again.

But I'm feeling the baby more and more. And I'm starting to learn what the baby likes and dislikes in regards to my movement. The baby doesn't like me lying on my left side and kicks when I turn over to the left. It's been fun to try to figure these things out and I look forward to being able to seeing my tummy move.

We had our 5th wedding anniversary on the 18th. we went to see the movie Shrek The Third. And then we went to Marie Calenders for dinner. (Darren proposed to me there) We had to cut the day short because Darren had to work that night. We both work at the same place, same shift, but different nights, so there was no one to take his shift for us. It's our first anniversary where I had to sleep alone. But we had a nice date and hopefully next year things will be different.

I have my eye on a crib at Target, it a 3 stage crib with changing table that turns into a bedside table or small dresser. I'm hoping we can get that, but we'll see how things work. I'll be quiting my job in July so any big purchases we make will probably be before then. Maybe.

I've been sleeping alot lately, as oppossed to last week when I couldn't sleep at night. But now I can't get enough sleep no matter how much sleep get during the night. I can't win. Oh well.

Still don't know what the baby's sex is, but I hope that we'll get another ultrasound on the next visit.

Here's a picture of us from the 18th.

Well, that all I can think of for now. TTFN

2007-05-14  (20 weeks)
Misc Stuff.....

I'm so tired of being tired! I go to bed at all times of the day but still seem to get up at 2 or 3 am. Then I'm ready for bed again between 2 - 6 pm. What makes it hard for me is that I work nights Monday and Tuesday every week. When I need to sleep for work, like today, I can't, and by all rights I should be ready. I laid in bed for 1 1/2 hrs just now and couldn't sleep. But I did get up with a rotten headache.

I've been working on eating more fruits and veggies, salad's, that type of thing. My Doc said I have to be careful of sugar intake because my blood sugar is borderline for gestational diabetes. That means being really careful not just of sugar, but pasta, breads, mexican food (which I love!) I have had a unfortunate sweet toothe since he said that though. I have discovered a drink that takes the place of my soda. It's sugar free, no alternative sugar added like splenda or nutrasweet, not carbonated, all natural drink. It's Tropicana Orangade, Sugar Free (I get mine at Walmart, they have 2 liter or cans). It's very good, it's tastes like orange soda with out the fizz! It's a nice save for me because even though I like water, and my doc told me early 'no soda', I still like something other that water. So I drink 1 or 2 a day depending on how good I'm being that day.

My next appointment with the doc is May 31st. I'm hoping he will send us for another ultrasound so we can find out the sex of the baby. I want to be able to start saying a name instead of 'the baby'. If he doesn't send us I don't know what we'll do. Medical won't pay for it because with the type we have they only pay for necessary pregnancy related visits. Stinks for us, but we're glad we do have what we do because we can't afford health insurance, yet I make to much to qualify for help from MIA/HSA services. It's a catch 22 really.

That's all for now. TTFN

2007-05-10  (19 weeks)
No Sleep

With everything I read on pregnancy, I still wasn't prepared for pregnancy. I thought 'I've heard it all'. Hah! Yeah right I say to myself now. No matter how much you read or ask about pregnancy, you know nothing until you are actually pregnant.

I was not prepared for the lack of sleep I've recieved. I'm always so tired. It seems like every time my best friend calls, I'm sleeping.

I told Darren the other day that if a woman never like having her OB/GYN checking her once a year, it won't be a big deal after being pregnant. I had to have it done so many times, it's not a big deal to me anymore.

I've had to learn my limitations very quickly. I just poop out. I try to have only a few things a day to do so that I don't get over tired, especially since I'm not sleeping well to begin with.

My husband has been a very big help, taking over alot of the household chores for me so I can rest or not have to bend or lift do certain things.

Well, that's all I can think of for now. TTFN (Ta Ta For Now)

2007-05-10  (19 weeks)
Car Accident!

We were in a fender bender on Saturday the 5th. we were waiting to make a left turn and got hit from behind. Fortunatly, she noticed in time not to hit us too hard. It was scary for me, although the accident itself wasn't bad, it could've been worse, but I was still shaken up.

I hadn't planned to go to the doctor because I felt fine. But I was reading in my book on pregnancy that night and it said even if the accident is minor, still be checked for possible injuries to the baby. I went to the ER Sunday, and then to my OB/GYN Monday, and everything was fine. Of course, I still worry a little bit.

We'll be getting paperwork this week so we can have our whiplash treated.

The baby isn't really moving to where I can feel it yet. I have felt some little flutters and gas like pops that I finally figured out was the baby. =) What can I say, this is my first. The doctor said 3-4 more weeks and I'll feel it alot more and more often.

Well, that's all I can think of for now. 



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