Archive for the ‘baby business’ Category

Survey says…

Posted 27 Jul 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

….NO gestational diabetes!

::cheering and applause::

However, a few less than desirable outcomes were had from this appointment.

1.) My gallbladder is acting up. What I thought was my body’s reaction to too much sodium in soy sauce (mmm veggie rolls) was actually my gallbladder reacting to my avocado consumption. So, no more avocado for me, and no high fat foods. (Which is really fine, I wasn’t really eating any anyway.)

2.) I have an effing yeast infection. GREAT. While she was checking my cervix (to make sure all these braxton hicks weren’t doing anything) she did a quick check and low and behold. The DEVIL. Argh.

3.) My iron is low. Not SUPER low (10.5), but low enough for the lab tech to recommend iron supplements.

So yeah. That’s the wrap up from my appointment. Everything else was looking great – baby’s heartrate was at 150 and everything’s measuring right on target.

Had a fun time at the cabin this weekend with the hub’s parents – sun, fishing and relaxing. It was quite nice. Made coming back to work today totally suck. :)

That’s all for now…I’ll have my 25 (!!) week update later today or tomorrow. :)

24 weeks.

Posted 21 Jul 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, paparazzi

How far along? 24 weeks! (And some would say V-Day! (viability day))
Total weight gain/loss: About +/-15 lbs, depending on what time of day.
Maternity clothes? Yep. Although I’ve got a few shirts that still work for me.

Stretch marks? Still confined to the thighs…and purchased some Curel pregnancy lotion for the belleh and elsewhere in attempts to avoid them!

Sleep: SUCKS. See below. I screwed up my back royally last night, and actually shouted in pain while trying to get out of bed today.

Best moment this week: V-Day – and moving forward with work on the nursery.

Movement: YES.

Food cravings: Sweets, sweets, sweets. And cake. :)

Gender: Thinking girl.

Labor Signs: Still with the Braxton Hicks.

Belly Button in or out? Wider, flattening, but still innie (for the most part).

What I miss: Sleep. GOOD sleep.

What I am looking forward to: Cabin time this weekend!

Weekly Wisdom: Appreciate good sleep in the first trimester.

Milestones: V-DAY! And Glucose test/Midwife appt on Thursday.

Also – more nursery items on my flickr page!

Nightime resting periods (aka SLEEP)

Posted 20 Jul 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

It started happening last week…when I knew I wasn’t comfortable while sleeping anymore. Last night was the proof that I’ve apparently officially reached that portion of pregnancy.

I was sleeping SO WELL. Now? I’m about 5 degrees warmer while sleeping than before, limbs are falling sleep, muscles are cramping, and there is NO position that is comfortable. I feel horrible because I feel like I’m keeping the hubs awake. I also feel horrible because I am SO EFFING TIRED ALL THE TIME NOW.

I’m hoping this is just a phase that will pass in the next few days…I’m traveling the next two weekends, which usually means disrupting my sleep patterns. I don’t know how I can survive without sleep.


In other news, we attempted to pick up the nursery furniture that came in (the crib and dresser) yesterday. We pulled up with our CR-V’s seats folded down, drove up to the loading doc, and just started laughing. It was painfully obvious that NONE of it was fitting in our car. It’s kind of a blessing in disguise, because I really didn’t want any of it in the room while I was painting (which will hopefully be happening soon)…and we can’t pick it up for another 3 weeks since we’re out of town the next two. Oh well. Not like we really need it yet anyway! I got a lot of spackling done this weekend, so signs of the chair rail are slowly fading away. (Yay!) I’ll post a couple more progress pics with the belly pic later.

No good.

Posted 16 Jul 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, not so much

I woke up today earlier than I normally do. I’m hoping that’s what I can blame today’s crappy feeling on.

I’m lightheaded and kind of stuffy, and just overall SUPER tired. God help me if I’m coming down with something.

It dawned on me this morning that I’ve been failing to remember to take my vitamin every night. Gah. Not that this has anything to do with anything, but goes along with the general complaining I’m doing here. :)

And to make matters worse, I have to be up at 3am tomorrow morning to test a deploy at work. Hopefully this means I can just not go to work for the rest of the day after that’s done. :( Weekend needs to be here NOW.

Funny you should mention it…

Posted 14 Jul 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, The Hubs

Today, Ms Morgan at touched on a subject that I was contemplating writing about today as well. So, I’ll follow her lead.

It’s no secret that I’m a relatively “skinny” girl. I’ve never been overweight, never felt all that self-conscious in a bikini or tight clothes or dresses, and generally have always had a pretty decent self-image. I’ve also never broken 130 pounds, thanks to an awesome metabolism (that was beginning to fail me as of late). Now that I’m carrying an extra 14 pounds (and weighing more than I ever have), I’m at least happy to say I really am all belly. I still look skinny from the back, and honestly haven’t really gained anywhere else on my body. I’ve been told that I’m a “cute pregnant girl” more than a few times, which I appreciate.

However, in the past few days, I’m really kind of starting to freak about my new body. Don’t get me wrong (standard disclaimer starts now) – I understand I’m gestating a human life and that with carrying an infant comes weight gain and body changes – but dammit, I don’t have to be totally okay with all of it. I’m a clothes horse and get 80 gagillion emails a day about designer clothing sales and look at certain styles and wonder if I’ll ever be able to assume something will look good on me ever again. I have no plans on swapping my skinny jeans for mom jeans come November…but will I ever put on a bikini again? Not to mention the fact that it’s incredibly hard to feel sexy when you have a cantaloupe (soon to be basketball) jabbing out of your abdomen. And I’m only going to get bigger.

The hubs is kind…tells me I’m beautiful and the like. Sometimes I totally believe him. Other times I feel weird and awkward even looking at myself in the mirror.

I guess only time will tell what will ultimately happen to my body. I certainly haven’t been slowing my eating or trying to ignore my ravenous appetite. Just ask Dairy Queen. I think they know me by name. And I know that if I never allow myself into a bikini again, the Ninja will be more than worth it. But, I’m allowed to have moments where I feel like shit about my appearance, right?


I don’t mean for this to be a pity party, nor am I seeking responses like “You’re HOT!” or “You’re a skinny beeetch who has no right to complain about your weight” etc etc. I just needed to vent this somewhere. Of course, comment as you wish.