Thursday, December 30, 2010

Loooong day...

Well, today was the first day I got to enjoy a "pregnancy nap."  And let me tell you--it was GLORIOUS.  Dad and I had a collection to do in Rockwood (FYI, I'm currently living in Cleveland which is VERY FAR from put it in perspective, I spent the night at my parents house cause it's closer and still got up at 4am...) so I've been up since before the crack of dawn.  We got back to the house around 9am and I could barely keep my eyes open, so Dad said we'll take a "work break" and I should go take and nap...and nap I did.  I napped the heck out of my nap!  Slept for almost 3 hours!  Well dang, I knew I was tired.
Afterwards we headed to the office to do some painting which totally wears me out.  I could've used another nap, but I resisted in an effort to maintain productivity. HA.
When I got home, guess what I found...My husband...CLEANING THE ENTIRE HOUSE!  He really does love me.  I know he does.  He even washed the sheets on the bed and cleaned the bathrooms on top of sweeping, mopping, dishes, laundry...and that's right ladies:  he's all mine!

Tonight is my first "outing" with Chad since the baby announcement. (Family outings dont count). Really, this shouldn't count either because we're having dinner with Tye and his wife and they already knew we were pregnant thanks the Tye and Chad working together and Chad coming along to my first drs. appt.  Tye likes to take plenty of opportunities to tell Chad, "Hey daddy," and I even got a secret "Hey momma" at the LUDIC Christmas party :)  Looking forward to spending time with the Crumbleys!

So I've been reassured by my preggo friends that the 2nd trimester is the light at the end of the tunnel that's been sucking all my energy away for the past 3 months.  I'll believe it when I feel it!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My husband is wonderful

I love my husband.  He is taking such good care of me!  On days when I feel lousy or super tired, he is so thoughtful and caring.  This week, he's only working half days so by the time I get home from work around 6ish, the house is all picked up and the dishes are done and the laundry is folded! I don't want to hear all those smart remarks like, "enjoy it while it lasts," I'm living in the moment and right now, my husband is a rockstar!

Thanks sweetie for loving me so well. :) It means the world to me!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Weird pregnancy symptom #837

So...I have a pretty big imagination and I have the ability to be creative and I love movies, fiction novels, etc--but I have NEVER experienced anything more bizarre and imaginative than my pregnancy dreams!  Every night, almost without fail, I have vivid dreams of total randomness and obscure storylines.  I never remember the beginning of them, but the endings are so crazy and ridiculous that I am frozen to my bed when I wake up.  It's even worse when I'm woken up by my alarm because then I feel like I've been hit with a 10-ton truck and it's practically impossible to get out of bed!  I've read up on some websites about pregnancy dreams and their "interpretations" and I don't know how much of it I believe (this coming from a woman with a degree in Psychology) although I of course believe that my dreams are some kind of reflection on my subconscious...but let's not get carried away.

Sleep is something that I cannot seem to get enough of--for those stay at home soon to be moms, I totally envy you the access you have to naptime. By the time I get home from work I'm so sleepy that I want nothing more than to take a nap or lay down for a couple of hours, but if I did that I would never fall asleep at bedtime!  It's a horrible conundrum.  So the solution is to go to bed early (9ish?) but that doesn't always happen.  Is there no rest for the weary?

Never thought I'd be jealous of my dog...but she's got it made.

And, Yes...I know she's a little chubby. :)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

My eggo is preggo-11 weeks!

Well, seeing as how the last time I "blogged" was a month before I got married...I think I have a little explaining to do :)  This month, Chad and I have been married for 6 months and we've just celebrated our very first Christmas together as a married couple!  It was undoubtably the BEST Christmas either of us have ever had.  It was simply wonderful. 
About 2 months ago, we had a little surprise...we're pregnant!  We've held the secret in for quite awhile, but finally, on Christmas, we let the cat out of the bag.  I'm 11 weeks and 1 day preggo and it's been marvelous.  Don't get me wrong, I've had the pregnancy symptoms most women experience, nausea, headaches, fatigue, BLOATING, indegestion, and heartburn, but thankfully all in moderation....except for the last three.  And those are doozies! Thank goodness for antacid.
Praise the Lord, we got to see our little nugget at 6 weeks on an ultrasound and since then I've heard the heartbeat again--it's so miraculous.  I really can't explain the feeling, but it leaves you smiling for days.  I'm very much looking forward to the second trimester when I might actually feel/look pregnant and be reassured every day that our little one is really moving around as much as all the books and websites say it is! 
Probably the strangest thing I've been trying to get used to is food.  I am not used to being controlled by my stomach, but cravings and aversions are pretty demanding on how and when I eat.  It's bizarre, I also thought it would be something that I would have some kind of control over (not really sure why) but I've found that I am only able to eat small meals every hour/couple of hours and after a small portion I feel so full I can't take another bite, only to be super hungry again in a short time!  It makes no sense.  Then there are times that I feel like I really need to eat something, but nothing sounds yummy enough to eat and I'm left in an uncomfortable feeling between nausea and hunger.  My staples at this point seem to be french fries, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and an occasional sushi craving (california rolls).  Nutritious isn't it!  Ha, thankfully those foods aren't readily available for me or else I'd be packing it on!
I am so thankful and excited about this pregnancy, and even though I miss my 2-3 cups of coffee a day (I like my java) I am adjusting just fine to the occasional cup of decaf.  I know there are plenty of people out there who just eat and drink whatever and however much they like, but considering this is our first baby, I'm going to err strongly on the side of caution for my first go-round.
I don't claim to be a "blogger" and as you can see from my previous  posts, I am lacking in the area of consistency....but I'll do my best!
Now...where are my Tums...