Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Slushie Follow-Up

I know how concerned you all are about which flavor I chose.
So, in order to put all of your minds at ease I will let you know that I chose RED. Yup, red.

And while I'm here I will tell you that I am 15 weeks pregnant today!

According to "Continuing the march towards normal proportions, baby's legs now outmeasure the arms. And, finally, all four limbs have functional joints. Your fetus is squirming and wiggling like crazy down in the womb, though you probably still can't feel the movements. " And...the baby is about the size of a navel orange!

Yay baby!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The biggest decision...

Which flavor slushie do I want?


Mr. E brought home 2 -- one for me, and one for him. I get to choose which flavor I want. So far, I've taken an even number of sips out of both and still haven't decided which "one" I want. I suppose I should decide so he can have one. ;)

Monday, April 21, 2008

If you want to give me your 2 cents...

..put it in my piggy bank but keep your mouth shut.

OK, this may sound a bit harsh. Well, it probably sounds a lot harsh. I don't mean I don't welcome suggestions and advice from anyone at all - I just mean keep your yap shut if you're just going to make a judgemental statement for the sole purpose of hearing yourself talk.

Over my spring break I felt that I needed some pampering after feeling so crummy during my first trimester. I treated myself to a relaxing pedicure/manicure as well as a hair cut and color.
Upon returning to work today many people noticed the hair change (it's quite drastic, so you would notice). One woman today was harping over the fact that I dyed my hair while pregnant.
"I didn't think you were allowed to" was how she started. Well, now in all actuality, I'm ALLOWED to do anything I want. It may not be recommended during pregnancy, but I can do what I please. (I did not say that, I was just thinking it).

Secondly -- I have been VERY cautious about my actions since finding out I am pregnant - and have done research and/or asked my doctor before acting upon something that may be questionable during this time of my life.

Hair dying is not recommended during the first trimester - but not really for a safety issue. Well, I waited until my second trimester started. My doctor said OK. My research stated that there is NO PROVEN EVIDENCE that hair dying is unsafe. They say that chemicals are less harsh now than they used to be, and that its really the fumes that make some women nauseated. ALSO - due to the hormonal changes in your body hair dye may not take to your hair as it did pre-pregnancy and you have the possibility to end up looking stupid.
So this woman carried on and on about how "I would never have done such a thing while I was pregnant. I just never did any of the extras while pregnant just to be safe." I finally regurgitated all of my 'hair dying is safe while pregnant' factoids that I listed above. She still insisted on telling me how she "never would have done such a thing" Yes, such a thing...a crazy and wild thing that fits right up there with skydiving and alligator wrestling while pregnant.

If I wasn't such a cautious pregnant woman I probably would have launched myself across the table and choked her. But, another co-worker butted in (thankfully) and said "Just relax, she's already done it so don't try to make her feel guilty about it." Not that I do feel guilty about it. Because I don't. At all. But seriously, what was the point in her 2 cents? Really it was so she could hear her voice chastising me for doing something she "would never have done." Which brings me back to my original statement...

If you want to give me your 2 cents, put it in my piggy bank and keep your mouth shut!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Thats not a peach, its my baby!

Just a few days ago, I had my 1st Trimester Screening appointment at the doctor. Well, things went really well - we got to see the baby. When we went about 6 weeks ago all we saw was a little kidney bean shape with a heartbeat; this time we saw a baby! It has legs, arms, a profile view and it was stubborn enough to flip itself over and stick its little tush at us.
The best part was hearing the heartbeat. So weird, hearing a heartbeat from my body that was NOT my own.

Ok, confession:
I still get a little bit freaked out when I see the ultrasound on the screen. Why? Because I have a hard time coming to terms with the fact that there is a real true living thing inside of me. Its just so weird, exciting, scary - well, its a mix of everything. And I suppose thats why it still freaks me out just a little bit.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I'm not an invalid...

I'm just pregnant.

This weekend was moving weekend. Yup, we moved everything from one apartment into a new 2BR apartment so that we're ready for Baby E's arrival in the fall. Well, there is nothing worse than being totally useless when people are busy milling about doing YOUR job. People were moving boxes, lifting boxes, cleaning floors and appliances plus various other things that needed to get done.

What did I do? Ate a bagel. Packed a few boxes. Made a bagel for hubby and friend. Ate a donut. See the trend here??

So, needless to say I got tired of feeling so useless that I decided to leave the old place with my mom and head to the new apartment. Once we got to the new place mom and I got busy trying to put some of the kitchen stuff away - just as long as I didn't move any boxes!!!

I am so greatful for everyone's help - I just feel like a lame-o for not doing much. However, whenever the next time we move is (hopefully not for a LONG TIME!) I won't be able to let people tell me "Don't tire yourself out, go sit" so I may as well take these days while there here since I'm sure they're numbered.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Maternity Pants.

Well, I went and did it. Bought maternity pants. I definately don't look like someone who needs maternity pants but let me tell you -- when you' re trying to button that button on your favorite jeans and you end up feeling like someone played a mean trick on you and switched sizes - you'll be happy to own a pair of maternity pants.
I can still wear a few regular pairs of pants - but even those pairs are becoming part of the "Pre-Pregnancy" pile...

I tried to put my foot down and insist that I don't need maternity clothes until I clearly look pregnant but, I had to give into myself so I don't feel like a stuffed sausage.