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6 Weeks.

Posted 16 Mar 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, paparazzi

Hello bloat baby!
(and yes, that would be a cat’s ass walking through the photo. Internets, meet BooBoo.)

How far along? 6 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: +1lb from last week
Maternity clothes? I bought some. A shirt & dress from OldNavy, and some comfy pants from Target.

Stretch marks? No.

Sleep: I’ve suddenly started to prefer sleeping on my back, vs on my left side which was customary before the BFP. This is just strange to me. Although, I do wake up on my side occasionally.

Best moment this week: Not having a bladder infection. Worst? Having a yeast infection.

Movement: None. Not even in the bowels.

Food cravings:
Chinese food.
Gender: We’ve officially decided on waiting until birth for this one. And I’m thinking boy.

Labor Signs:
Belly Button in or out?
What I miss: BEER. Holy crap do I miss beer.

What I am looking forward to: Mostly being done with this “treatment.” And also the 1st appt.

Weekly Wisdom:
What feels like a bladder infection could very well not be. And spotting is NORMAL with a yeast infection.
Not doing jack shit but feeling HORRIBLE on Sunday. And first visit to the new clinic.

Called the doc.

Posted 16 Mar 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business


Well, I called the doctor today about the spotting I’ve been having. Here’s how the convo went:

Me: Hello – would it be possible to speak to a nurse?
Receptionist: Yes, what is this concerning?
Me: I had some spotting this weekend that was bright red, I have a yeast infection and I’m just about 6 weeks along.
Receptionist: You know, we have nurses on call during the weekend. You should have called yesterday if you’ve been bleeding.
Me: (panicking) Uh, well, it’s really just been spotting, I haven’t been bleeding.
Receptionist: Yes, but you should and can call on the weekends for this sort of thing. Let me transfer you to a nurse.
Me: (totally panicking)

Nurse: Hello! What can I do for you?
Me: (reiterates what happened over the weekend)
Nurse: Oh, that sounds pretty typical – you can get pretty irritated with a yeast infection. I’m sure it’s fine, but I’ll check with a doctor and call you back later just to be safe.
Me: (finally breathing) Thank you.

(She called back to say the MW agreed, but to call if I’m still spotting after the prescription is gone.)

So, sounds like everything is okay, although I’m having to wear a damn pad because of this prescription “cream.”

Work is fine today. I told a female coworker that works in my little “room” that I’m in. It was weird. She congratulated me, but actually saying out loud “I’m pregnant” is the weirdest of all time. I let her know since I feel like ass most days and that I felt like she needed to know since she’s managing the project I’ve been working on.

First appointment – one week from tomorrow. I finally canceled the appointment with my old NP. I felt bad. :) But aside from having to wait until FOREVER to be seen last Friday, my first experience at the new clinic was good. Not to mention it was like, a 10 minute straight shot from my house, and is also right next to the hospital I’ll be delivering at.

Also – items I purchased at this weekend.

A certain reader should take note…

Posted 15 Mar 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

…that this would be FABULOUS at a certain baby shower. :) You know who you are!

(This was posted on 1st Tri.)

Mom to Be Cosmo

Sparkling, a little tart — pure refreshment

Tip: Adjust the juice-to-sparkling-water ratio to suit your taste buds.


½ cup calcium-fortified cranberry juice
¼ cup pineapple juice
¼ cup sparkling water
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
Lime wedge, for garnish


  1. Combine all ingredients except lime wedge. Add ice cubes. Garnish with lime wedge.

Makes about 1 cup.

Nutritional Information

  • 1 serving = 90 calories
  • Vitamin C: 1½ servings
  • Calcium: ½ serving
  • Green/yellow fruit: ½ serving

So THAT’S spotting. (TMI…FYI.)

Posted 15 Mar 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, not so much

After this morning, I’m realizing that my prior concerns about spotting were lame in comparison to the issues I had today.

Last night was 2 of 7 that I have to use the dreaded cream and it’s less than desirable applicator. I was moving quickly to get ‘er done as it was 1:00am and I was needing to be asleep. I’d had some cramps on and off all evening and just wanted to get some shut eye. So, needless to say I was a little less than gentle “taking my medicine.” (I kind of scraped the wall of my vag with the thingy.)

This morning, our doorbell rang at quarter to nine. The hubs and I were sleeping – and I realized I had told the previous owner to come over and pick up some mail & packages delivered for him (nevermind we’ve been living here over a year). So I fly to the door, then run around trying to find the package. I finally give it to him and he starts up a convo, and all of the sudden I start to get black around the edges and my hearing starts to go. I keep talking and then excuse myself, say goodbye and sit my arse on the couch.

It was a close call – but sitting down stopped it from happening. Although I started in on the sweats and thought I was going to barf. Then I realized all this time running around was no good for the medicine downstairs and ran to the bathroom.

There was a pretty decent amount of spotting. Like, maybe I should call the doc spotting. And then again when I went later. No cramping this morning to go with it though, and it has since stopped.

Like, honestly? I had no idea I would be this stressed about this little bean so early on. I plan on telling the nurse when I go in for my first appointment in a week about the spotting – maybe they’ll give me some peace of mind and check it’s HB or something just so I know everything’s okay. It’s just killing me not knowing.

(the bloat and boob issues should be reassurance enough…but, no.)


Posted 14 Mar 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

So I went to the doc for what I thought was a bladder infection. I was wrong. I have a yeast infection.


So, now I get to use the dreaded “cream” for SEVEN DAYS.

Thanks, Friday the 13th. You didn’t fail to live up to your namesake.

And now, apparently my innards are not pleased with the combination of McDonalds and Chinese food.

At least it flew out the back end and not the front.