Dear SeaBands…

Posted 18 Mar 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

If I wasn’t already married and bearing my husband’s child – I’d totally do all of that with you.

You’re the greatest.


That dreaded feeling again.

Posted 18 Mar 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, not so much

Although I am still firmly planted on the schooner of seasickness, I once again have that nagging feeling like something’s awry in babyland. I think this is mostly centered around wanting to tell people REALLY BADLY and also knowing that I more than likely will not be getting any sort of visible or audible confirmation that things are peachy for maybe a few more weeks.

Having minor bleeding occasionally isn’t helping much, although the MW and nurse at my clinic insist that it’s normal with a yeast infection. I’m just wondering how I’m going to handle being that close to an ultrasound machine and not get the confirmation I so desperately want at my appointment on Tuesday.

The hubs isn’t coming with me either, which sucks. He’s getting a crown put on later that afternoon and apparently can’t afford to lose the time off. He says he’ll come to future appointments, but I’m kind of sad now. I already feel like crying because of it. I’m scared I’m going to get bad news that day and then he won’t be there to console me.

Go away bad thoughts, go away…

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