Monday, December 29, 2008
I see my new doctor on the 7th and I hope she confirms that "medically" I'm as healthy as I feel. Perhaps it's because I felt so icky with the puking for so long, but I'm totally enjoying this part of being pregnant! Aside from a few occasional painful leg cramps, and some minor back discomfort, I might just be the freaking picture of pregnancy health.
Jack is moving around a TON these days, and still seems to respond the most when we're watching something with action. Last night we were lying in bed and Troy was watching Planet Earth. I wasn't watching the TV but could feel Jack moving around like a fiend. I asked Troy if a cheetah was chasing something or something suspenseful was about to happen because "JB" (as my father-in-law calls him) was going to crazy. Even if we didn't have an ultrasound to confirm this kiddo was a boy, just his love of action movies would have given it away for me.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
As of now, Troy and I are still living like refugees in his parent's house. They're absolutely amazing and so fun to hang out with, but it's time for us to have our own place...you know since we actually do pay rent on a freaking apartment!
The city still hasn't reopened the hill to our new place, but the road is technically driveable. Our moving truck is somewhere in Portland and we'll hopefully get it Tuesday at the latest (fingers freaking crossed). Our new bed and couch are another matter...
We were at the apartment yesterday for our scheduled delivery from Macy's of our brand spanking new (and quite expensive...argh) bed and couch. The driver tried to pull in to our driveway ONCE, decided it was too hard and chose to drive away with my furniture in his truck. I was in tears because I'm so frustrated about the lack of movement with our stuff! I know stuff isn't everything, but at least with our bed, we could actually physically live in our new apartment. Please keep us in your thoughts that we'll get our stuff before this kid is born!
And on another note, Christmas was absolutely amazing. We spent the morning with Troy's family, and the afternoon at my sister's. It's so nice to be home with our family and able to enjoy the holidays with them.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Even in my sleep, I'm super classy.
(The inlaws driveway)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
We're headed up I-5 and will hop over to the 580 and stay in San Francisco tonight with a friend that I work with. Tomorrow we'll get on the 101 and head up the coast to avoid any weather hazards.
Because the 101 is much slower and takes a lot longer, we probably won't roll in to home until Friday ish.
Please keep us in your prayers for a safe journey!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
- the fact that our 1940's apartment was built without insulation or double paned windows. I love the charm of our apartment, but not that it was 46 degrees INSIDE this morning when we woke up. Also, it rained yesterday and shorted out our breaker box leaving us without overhead lighting and only 2 working outlets in pretty much the whole apartment. The electrician couldn't come until this morning, so we've had my grandmother's very lovely table lamp in our bathroom so that we can pee and shower with some sort of light.
- the fact that despite living in a REALLY good neighborhood, we woke up this morning to realize that someone had stolen our freaking rope that Troy used to rope off a spot on the street for the moving truck to park. Yes, seriously, they stole a 15 ft piece of rope.
- the fact that our methhead neighbor's gardener stuck his head in our open front door this morning while I was alone in the apartment, looked right at me and said "I here for lady". Turns out he was looking for Lady McMeth next door, and she told him she was in our backyard. Ok, why don't you go buy some more Sudafed and car battery you crazy hosebeast.
- the fact that the cable guy just came and picked up my Tivo and we're not leaving until tomorrow morning. I'm near hyperventilation stage. I guess I didn't realize how much I love me some TV.
- the fact that one day when Troy and I were on the beach I offered a homeless guy a sandwich and he asked me: 1) what kind it was (internal thoughts: it's the fucking free kind buddy) 2) if it was dolphin safe after he found out it was tuna, 3) if it was made with vegan mayo, and 4) if I would give him my chips and soda.
- the fact that another homeless man was jacking off in a sleeping bag outside my car one morning when Troy and I went to our favorite breakfast place
- the fact that garbage day starts at 6 am and lasts until 10 am, and I'm fairly certain the sanitation department refuses to oil the trucks just to fuck with us. It's like the gates of hell are opening on garbage day - it's that freaking loud
- the fact that when you call a store and ask to be transferred to another department the person informs you that "I don't speak English" or "I don't know how to use the phone" and just hangs up. (Culver City Target and Costco).
- there are more reasons, but I thought you guys would enjoy these.
I won't miss Los Angeles, but I will miss the amazing friends I have made here. I'll be back in a few weeks for work, but not seeing these people everyday really hurts.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I had a shower at work yesterday, and it was fantastic! My company truly knows that to celebrate new babies, you need 3 things: great friends, a fun atmosphere, and bacon!!! It was a breakfast shower and everything was perfect. My co-workers were beyond generous and we received a giftcard to Babies R Us. I'm going to hang on to it for now and use it for after I have another shower (if I have another shower). That way I can figure out and get what we REALLY need, since people only like to buy the cute stuff.
I had an appointment on Monday and I have gained 5 lbs since my last visit 4 weeks ago. I just weighed myself on the scale at work, and I'm 150 lbs which means I have OFFICIALLY surpassed my starting weight! Looks like it's time to start dieting or smoking...I don't want to give birth to a fatty (I'm KIDDING MOM).
I'll do my best to post a belly photo tonight, but in the blur of packing our apartment, our camera cord seems to have been packed somewhere already. I'll go ghetto belly shot style and do it with my camera phone, but the quality could potentially suck.
14 days until Christmas everyone, hope you're all well and planning on spending time with your families.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
And please don't hate on my awesome orange shirt. I bought that from Goodwill for $.25 10 years ago, and it is still one of my favorite "around the house" shirts. It has a cartoon tiger on it and says 'Tigers". It is threadbare and I will cry when it officially falls apart.
The scale at work says 146.5 so I'm only 1.5 lbs away from my starting weight. I feel that I'm on the upward swing of weight gain and will start officially looking pregnant soon! People at work no longer say I look "tired" all the time which I assume means my Skeletor-like appearance has diminished some. What you get when you Google "Skeletor":
Monday, December 1, 2008
It could be the delicious Thanksgiving feast I ate, or the fact that food has flavor once again. Troy says I still eat like a bird (small meals here and there), but at least I'm retaining the food! I weighed myself this am, and an up to 145.5 lbs, so only 2.5 lbs away from my starting weight!
It was so fantastic being home for Thanksgiving with all of our family. We were only there for a short time, but it was so hard to get back on the plane and come back to Los Angeles (even though it was butt ass cold up in Seattle).
****UPDATE 1:30 pm****
I just had a delicious burger and fries and am sitting at my desk with my pants unbuttoned hiding underneath my shirt; first time EVER I've had to resort to that. I'm also currently fighting a wicked case of "food coma" (it's real...). I might need to get up and do some laps soon.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Your forehead scares the SHIT out of me. You're like 45, and can't move your face above your eyes. I'm truly scared for you...injecting that much Botox in to your forehead can't be good for your health or your need to appear like you're both evil and scared on "My Own Worst Enemy".
And BTW, for a show that is sold as "the male Alias", I gotta say, I am BORED. I continue to Tivo you and your wrinkle-free face, but will only watch it once I've cleared out the List on my Tivo. I once couldn't sleep and spent about 5 minutes watching your show at 2 am before choosing to READ. You read that right buddy, you drove me to a book in the week hours of the morning.
For what it's worth, you were fantastic in Heathers, and kind of good in Prince of Thieves, but I'm not seeing it anymore. Sorry bud.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I weighed myself today and I'm at 144.5 lbs which means I'm only 3.5 lbs away from my starting weight! I've begun drinking 1 Ensure a day - basically an old person drink but it tastes good (well only the milk chocolate milkshake does), has 250 calories and 24 "essential" vitamins and minerals. I'm thinking of starting to drink 2 a day, but those suckers are expensive! A person at work today (who was trying to be very sweet) told me that when actors have to gain weight for a role, they will microwave a gallon of ice cream and drink it...and drink 5 of those a day. He meant well, but I gagged thinking about it.
We have another doctor appointment tomorrow - a scheduled check up every 4 weeks. It's different than the one last week which was the 20 week ultrasound with a specialty doc to make sure Goon is growing properly, etc.
And on another note, only 6 more days until we get to go home to Washington for Thanksgiving - can't freaking wait! We haven't seen most of our family since May when we were home for cousin Kami's wedding. It's going to be a short visit, but so great: fun, family, food, family, and more food. I'm literally dreaming about my favorite pork fried rice at China West Restaurant.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Our apartment is old and drafty, and ash is getting in to our little house even with the doors and windows closed. I was grocery shopping and it looked like it was snowing ash! My eyes and throat are burning - I can only imagine how people who are living closer to the fires are feeling.
So it's common knowledge in my family that from birth to about the age of 5, my sister looked just like my dad. Well, thanks to pregnancy, I now look like my dad too! I was plucking my eyebrows with a magnifying mirror and turned it to catch the sun and HOLY FUCK what is that? It was a beard. I have a beard. Thanks to pregnancy hormones, I have this blond peach fuzz along my jaw line. Ok...awesome!
Yesterday I was getting a pedicure and a woman came in to the shop and was trying to sell everyone some fancy medical water. I put my book up to my face and did my best to not even look at her. She came over and asked me what kind of water I currently drink, etc. I said I drink filtered tap and wasn't interested in her product. She pointed to her face and made a circular motion around her face with her finger and said "how long have you had those issues". I was FUMING - who in the hell are you to call me out for being zitty you f'ing bitch? For what it's worth your pants were too tight and you had a camel toe skank.
I told her the was because I was pregnant and had nothing to do with my water. She then said "your baby deserves the best water possible". I said that I would drink whatever my DOCTOR told me to, and if she would like to recommend something else to me I would need to see her medical license.
If my toenails hadn't been wet at that moment, I would have stuck my foot so far up her ass that she would need her own special water to recover.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Ah, momma's little perv.
Troy and I are still batting around a few names, but we think we're 99% set on one. Troy is working to make sure he's that extra 1% certain and we'll reveal it then!
We're registering tomorrow at my lunch break. I'm purposefully keeping the trip short so that we don't get overwhelmed and scan 6,000 items. I've been doing research for months (shocker right, I HATE being prepared...) and have set up a wish list that we'll convert to a registry tomorrow. I just didn't want to read about stuff and forget about it so the wish list has been my "shopping list" for months.
My awesome baby momma Anne found the most adorable sheets for us yesterday. We're not really doing a "theme" in the nursery, but are using the adorable yarn animals that my friend Jennifer made us a while ago as inspiration. I purchased the sheet and crib skirt yesterday (because they were on a wicked (40-60% off) sale!!!! but am not getting the bumper as freaking cute as it is. There is research showing that infants should sleep with NOTHING in the crib including a bumper to prevent SIDS.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I'm going to attribute it to lack of sleep last night, and am treating this as a one time thing ONLY. I think Goonie just wanted to give me a little reminder that we've reached the halfway point today. He/she is so giving!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tonight we're having chili with a random box of cornbread mix we found yesterday while hunting for powdered sugar. I'll probably cut up some carrot sticks for veggies.
I found a chicken breast in the freezer, and will be making some chicken noodle soup this week with a half empty bag of egg noodles, some miscellaneous chicken broth, and lots of veggies we need to use up in the fridge.
In eating news: this just in...food rocks! I had a giant breakfast on Saturday (the amount of food I would eat in a whole day during weeks 8-18), and then a big lunch. Food = awesome.
In other news, Troy had a garage sale this weekend to get rid of some crap (literally, just random junk that we didn't think anyone would possibly want) and made $160!!!! Just to prove that this stuff was actual crap, he sold a giant box of VHS tapes to a family for $30. Another guy bought a box of old batteries for $1. WTF!?
We have our big 20 week gender decider (coughit'saboycough) ultrasound on Wednesday morning! I'll post an update that evening along with a belly photo. I'm interested to see what the ultrasound shows because I got stung by a bee this weekend. Now my friend Anne (Baby Momma) is convinced that the Goonie will have super "Yellow Jacket" powers. If we see a pupa sac on Wednesday, there might be some cause for concern...=D
Monday, November 3, 2008
The Pantry Challenge, challenges us to create 2 meals a week between now and Dec 15th based almost solely on the contents of our pantry. You can of course supplement with fresh ingredients like eggs, dairy, meat, veggies, etc, but we have to clean out this pantry!
We start this week, and I encourage any of you with overflowing cupboards to join us and post comments about your "delicious and creative meals"!
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I'm watching a friend's dog this weekend and felt the Goonie rollin' around when I was letting the pup out to pee. I thought it was the Goonie but wasn't sure. Later at the movies, there was a 10 minute action sequence and the kid tried to reenact the whole thing in my uterus. His(her) acting isn't the best, but the rolling and karate chops were right on.
Now, both the Goonie and I are looking forward to Quantum of Solace - the new James Bond movie on November 14th!
6:30 pm UPDATE: A Quantum of Solace of preview came on, and the kid started freaking out! I freaking love this kid because he's/she's cool and likes James Bond.
It started innocently enough - I'd throw up when I was nauseous, but then soon I couldn't get enough of it and was "sniffing the toilet water" 2, 3, maybe even 4 times a day. It got to the point where it didn't matter where I was: Target, work, home, I would have to sniff the toilet water when the craving hit. This went on for 14, 15 weeks and no one batted an eye.
Except for a stomach flu last week, I've been clean for 10 days and couldn't feel better. My appetite is coming back, and hopefully the weight will soon. My family is starting to talk to me again, and I can focus on work. I'm like a new woman.
"Thank you Toilet Bowl Anonymous for helping me kick this".
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
He was out running errands today (buying our Halloween costumes) so I took advantage of the empty house and cleaned the crap out of this place. This home is now germ free and only healthy people are invited to enter.
PS, the stomach flu miracle diet is Gatorade and tator tots. Hope that comes in handy to some of you at some point.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I woke up at 5:30 this morning to get ready to catch my flight to Boston for work. After taking a shower and nearly passing out 3 times, I quickly realized that I couldn't make this 6 hr flight.
To put things in to prespective, the only other time I've cancelled a work event was when my ancient gas oven exploded in my face giving me 2 degree burns on my arms and hands. I spent the whole night in the ER hopped up on morphine and still tried to get on the flight the next night. My manager at the time forbade me from flying, but I would have been on that flight otherwise.
So, if you could kindly come over and put me out of my misery, I would greatly appreciate it. M'kay, thanks!
Monday, October 27, 2008
I'll fund your college fund kiddo, but I'm going to bring this up when you're about 5 and it is Christmas morning...
As you may last remember, the "zitfedels" (the brutal terrorist organization) was leading organized bombing campaigns on the "foreheadal" and "chinal" regions of Sarah's face. There was slow progress being made by the allied camp, but there was little to be shown for it's efforts.
In the latest turn of events, it seems like the zitfedel bombing campaign has almost ceased. There are relatively few new bombing sights amongst the north and south regions of the face. However, there is a lot of collateral damage on certain areas which has resulted in a term that military experts refer to as "crater face". The scarring on the various neighborhoods are deep and will take a while to recover.
The good news is that "Operation MAC Foundation" has come in to play and at last Sarah has found a cover up that is pale enough for her super "tan" face. Operation MAC has been successful in the 2 days since it has been implemented. Everyone is hopeful that a full recovery can be achieved at some point.
In other news, I'm traveling again this week, so I will try to post a belly photo on Thursday or Friday. Hopefully it will be worth the wait and include a photo of Troy and my sweet Halloween costumes!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I had a horrible night of sleep - I woke up at 2 am and couldn't get back to bed. In my mind I kept thinking "if I could lay on my back I could totally fall asleep right now". I start resenting my back for tempting me (I hear it whisper "just lay on me Sarah...what harm could it do"?). Annoying!
I got up around 6:30 since I couldn't sleep, and when I came back in our room after my shower Troy was all snuggled up with my pink polka dot body pillow. I wish I had taken a photo because they looked like the world's best friends.
I also saw a nutritionist today, and the answer first plan is whole milk (shudder) and olive oil with everything! Going forward if I have fruit I have to have a slice of cheese or a handful of nuts, or dip it in peanut butter. No longer can I enjoy the plain joy of an apple. I start the plan on Saturday (ish) and hopefully I start packing on some pounds and filling out my pants again!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Also, since Troy was out of town this past week and I was so dizzy that I didn't want to be out a-bout too much, I was productive and got a ton of registering done! Well, I added stuff to a wishlist, but once we find out then gender, I can transfer it to a registry. The store where we are registering is about 30 minutes from us and like every store in SoCal, the customer services sucks and no one speaks English. I'd rather pysically be in the store for the least amount of time as possible, so I'm doing a ton online.
PLUS, I learned when we were registering for our wedding that Troy + price gun = bad news. When I went to the bathroom, he kept registering and registering, and registering. What, you didn't have a Lord of the Rings light sword, Ding Dongs, Doritos, and a flask (um, we don't drink) on YOUR wedding registry?
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Weeks until my next appointment: 2 days. Troy is working on some show on Monday so my lesbian baby momma (long story) Anne is going with me! I fully expect to get a lecture on weight loss, but I'm hoping the doc will have a solution for me. I want to be healthy and look like a freaking pregnant woman already!
I think I might be anemic and am looking forward to my appointment on Monday. I'm constantly dizzy and have a lot of bruises on my legs that weren't there before (hey, I'm just like my sis now!). When I stand up, I have a lot of stars in front of my eyes.
I have noticed that my belly is a lot rounder, and my belly button is no longer a slit, but kind of opening up a bit.
How I am feeling (on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being "dear god, I feel like walking death"): today: .25. Thursday night, 1. Thursday was a real challenge for me, but I've been feeling pretty good since then.
Here is an awesome exchange that took place between me and a really shallow coworker:
Shallow coworker: OMG, you're so skinny!
Me: well I've been throwing up for 8 weeks so it was bound to happen.
Shallow coworker: how much weight have you gained?
Me: I'm still down 8 lbs because I can't keep that much food down.
Shallow coworker: OMG, I hate you.
Um...body image issues much lady?
Sunday, October 12, 2008
My work stuff doesn't really begin until Tuesday, so I'm going to work from the hotel tomorrow and try and go out and see some of the sights. I've been to Philly about 10 times in the last 3 years, but I'm always confined to a conference room for work, and have never seen some of this gorgeous city!
The weekend was good - I had a work event that was at a spa/hotel in the mountains of Phoenix. Everyone had a spa credit, so I thought to myself "self, you should get a facial". Boy, bad choice! The facialist basically made me feel like a cross between a hobbit and a freak. I already felt bad about my skin, but crap after 60 minutes of "relaxation", I went back to my hotel room, sat in my bathtub reading US Weekly and crying for about 25 minutes. A truly proud pregnancy moment for me!
This weekend I also came up with an idea that will solve the world's financial issues AND keep a favorite TV show of mine fresh. Get this: in 2009, Jack Bauer is going to solve the financial crisis! Screw the Bush bailout plan that will take months to see if there is a positive effect (BTW, how are the tax rebates working George???), Jack will handle it in 24 hours, Chloe will help, and hopefully no one gets shot in the neck!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Pounds gained to date: -5.5. I'm pretty sure I gained 2.5 lbs this week. Who-hoo! The Goonie is the size of a softball this week, but I'll tell you, I don't know where in the hell he/she is hanging out!
How I am feeling (on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being "dear god, I feel like walking death"): .25. It's been a pretty good week so far!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The allied forces have had a weak defense with "Operation Erthromycin" that has left few Zitfidel causualities, but stings the eyes nightly.
This morning ladies and gentlemen, I am happy to announce that there seems to be some allied advancement on the northern side of the war. The Zitfidels seem to be slowly retreating from the "forehead" region, and the northern side of the face appears to be clearing. There is some concern that they are regrouping on the southern side of Sarah's chin to plan a new attack, but we're going to take this one day at a time people.
Until next time, this is Zitty McZiterton reporting from the war on Sarah's face.
Monday, September 29, 2008
What's that? You're grossed out despite the fact that I promised this would be an honest blog about pregnancy? Well I can't hear you because my ears are full of WAX!
Rant 1: who in the fuck in this country is eating sweet relish? Seriously people! Whenever I'm out and about and want to enjoy relish with my meal, it's always sweet relish in the little packets of fury. I've never met a single person who likes sweet relish and yet I can't find a packet of dill to save my life. My freaking grocery store near my house has 15 kinds of sweet relish but NO dill. Blow me Ralphs Fresh Fare.
Rant 2: Hey Abercrombie, I get it. You sell perfume and cologne. Now can you please stop piping it out of your freaking tacky ass store so that I can walk by without dry heaving in to the planter in front of Macys? Does the overwhelming stench of donkey balls that you call perfume/cologne actually entice anyone to come in to the store and buy it? Oh wait, that's right, the people buying it are the same people who let their 6 year old daughters wear the thongs you created a few years ago. I forgot.
PS, Abercrombie, you're the anti-christ.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
While seeing the kiddo was cool, the REALLY cool part came after the appointment! We were on the elevator and it stopped on another floor. The doors opened and right in front of us is the FREAKING KID FROM LOST WHO PLAYS WALTER!!!!! He ended up not getting on the elevator because him mom wasn't ready yet (whatever Walter, we saw the show - your mom died from cancer like 2 seasons ago). It's probably a good thing because Troy would have likely held him up against the wall until he spilled all the secrets from the show. But then a polar bear or a smoke monster would have probably eaten us.
Back in the car, Troy and I had a serious conversation about going back and offering to trade him our baby for the secrets of the show.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Pounds gained to date: -4.50 lbs. That's right bitches, I gained .25 lbs!
Weeks until my next appointment: 3 weeks, 2 days
How I am feeling (on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being "dear god, I feel like walking death"): .25. Despite a wee bit of a set back yesterday morning (I won't go in to it, but it involved the expulsion of juice), it's been a great week so far!
Monday, September 22, 2008
He fought bravely. To the right is how I picture him in the last few days.
So, here is an ode to Chip Chip from those who loved him:
Chip Chip, you brought joy to our lives
You showed us your love, and you showed us your might
We love you even though you liked to chew on the gutters at night
You made us laugh as you jumped from tree to tree
I think I laughed so hard once I had to pee.
Even though you ate my ONLY ripe orange last year, I couldn't stay made at you
Troy and I will miss you - you were one of the good few.
I'm being no means a professional poet, but you have to admit - the above is freaking gold.
Troy called the clinic on Saturday and they said his back legs might be paralyzed. They're waiting until today or tomorrow to check on his progress and determine next steps. If he's not paralyzed, they'll be able to rehabilitate him. If he is, they're going to have to put him to sleep.
Hearing about the possibility of putting him to sleep, made me think about what squirrel heaven would be like. Clearly, it's full of trees to climb and jump on, no cats, fresh tomatoes and strawberries everywhere, and of course 1,000 Troy's who will sit on the stairs, feed you peanuts, and "talk" to you for about 10 minutes about your day. Yep, Troy knows squirrel. You weren't aware?
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I was at work late tonight because of an event and thought I was going to avoid puking. Nope, as soon as I got home I had to let is loose. After that super sweet event, I looked in the mirror and blood was streaming down my face towards my eye.
I inspected it more closely and realized that I puked SO hard that I caused a zit to start bleeding. Troy saw the aftermath - it was brutal.
I warned you that it was gross and you kept reading. You have no one but yourself to blame! I promise this will be an honest blog about pregnancy. We don't all look like Angelina people.
And Erica, the belly photo will come tomorrow my dear. I was occupied last night by a fantastic book and had to be at work late tonight. Plus we have our 12 week appointment tomorrow and it will just be easier to post everything all at once.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
If you haven't seen Wipeout, it's the American version of MXP which is an Asian (Japanese?) game show where people do hilarious things that often result in a direct hit to the balls. So, apparently pancakes and laughing my ass off is the magic formula!
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! I'm going to be watching 4 year olds play soccer tomorrow (I'm already giggling at the thought of it) and then having brunch with a few friends.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
How I am feeling (on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being "dear god, I feel like walking death"): .5. Even with the throwing up, this week is starting off much better than last week!
My face is so broken out that I feel 13. And a lovely side effect of the pregnancy acne is that after being huge, red, and nasty for about a week, the "blemishes" (that word sounds too nice for what they are) turn black. Yes, black. So, not only do I look like a topographical map of the Cascade Mountain range, but I'm also announcing to the world that I'm slowly rotting from the inside starting on my face.
I went to a dermatologist last week for some help. Below is a transcript of the appointment (I mean, as far as I can remember):
Dermatologist: yes, I can see why you're frustrated Sarah, those are some red marks! But, I can't prescribe anything in the pill form for you.
Sarah: Ok, is there anything you can give me that will help?
Dermatologist: Yes, but there are some side effects...
Sarah: Like it will hurt my baby?
Dermatologist: No, worse!
Sarah: Worse that hurting my baby? What could it be doc?
Dermatologist: I don't know how to say this, so I'll have to say it in medical terms. The only topical cream that I can give you smells like Big Foot's nuts.
Sarah: (look of horror)
Dermatologist: And even though it stinks and makes your face look like you're wearing a beard of bees, it might not help in the end.
Sarah: so, you can write me a prescription for that today? Thanks
That is pretty much how I remember the appointment going. The doctor might have a slightly different point of view though...
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I 100% blame this on the deli by my work being out of baked potatoes and forcing my hand at ordering minestrone. Suck it Courtyard Cafe! I'm glad Subway is going in next to you and will likely run you out of business. Guess you shouldn't have been out of baked potatoes huh? Assholes.
We went over my bloodwork from a few weeks ago and I'm proud to say that I'm not starting this pregnancy out anemic! I also don't have syphilis, so that is a HUGE load off of my mind...=D
The best part about keeping the appointment was that we got to hear the heartbeat on the doppler! She said it was around 160 which is perfect for me being 11 weeks. At my 7 week appointment it was around 134, so the Goonie is going strong. I thought I heard a little wheezing in the breathing, so Troy will have to show the Goonie when it's born how to use an inhaler...=D
While we were waiting 45 freaking minutes for the doctor, we came up with names for a boy or girl. For a boy, we've chosen "Dragon Hawk", and for a lady Goonie, we're going with "Troyina". Not sure about a middle name for Troyina yet, but Dragon is the first name and Hawk is the middle name.
I realize these might seem a little weird to all of you, but we're in Los Angeles the land of crazy names!*
Also, I'm stuck at work until about 10 pm tonight, so I'll post my 11 week belly photo tomorrow. Cause I know you're all at the edge of your freaking seats right now.
*For anyone who thinks I'm serious about these names needs to learn to read sarcasm!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
I was on my way over to my super amazing friend Anne's house for dinner, and I got a phone call from her house. It was her (almost) 5 year old Aidan. He wanted to know if my baby would rather watch Diego or Toy Story II. He had heard earlier from his mom that my baby can see and hear, but can't see outside my tummy. He thought it was sad for the baby to not be able to watch the movie with us.
Are you? Are you puking a rainbow yet? Isn't that seriously adorable?
And a special shout out to my favoritest niece Ashlyn Grace who turns 2 today! Special thanks to all of you who read this blog who said prayers for Ashy when she was a little baby. She had to have heart surgery around 2 months old and it was a very scary time. I'm pleased to announce that you couldn't tell that this little girl has ever had a cold let alone open heart surgery! She's a healthy little spitfire who brings joy to everyone she meets. I love you Ash!:::
So there I am in the Target toiletries section, and I could feel the Goonie getting ANGRY. I ran to the bathroom and proceeded to puke for a good 5 min. To be clear, a Jamba Juice is $4.70. WTF Goonie, momma is cheap!
I was feeling very pathetic and sorry for myself so I sent Troy a pitiful text: "babe, I just puked up my Jamba Juice at Target. That was a special kind of nasty". His response: "Sorry boo, you really did puke a rainbow". Puking a rainbow is one of my favorite terms EVER to describe something cute. So, Troy is right, I finally made my favorite saying true.
The rest of the day I felt icky, but to avoid Troy's wrath when he got home from work (joke), I still managed to clean the house. I have a new system: lay on the couch like a whiny mess and watch TV. At commercial I have to get up and clean something. It takes forever to do dishes or vacuum, but it keeps me from getting too sick. Well...that and the chicken corn dogs and ice cream sandwiches I had for lunch...
Thursday, September 4, 2008
So, apparently if I drug my way through the first trimester, I'll be golden. So that's my plan.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I can't believe it's been 7 weeks and 1 day since we found out that we had been blessed with the Goonie. Time has totally flown!
Week 10 stats:
Pounds gained to date: still down -1 lbs (this is Los Angeles everyone. No baby can make ME fat!)
Monday, September 1, 2008
One of my bestest friends and former roommate Megan, nicknamed Troy "Super boyfriend", "Super fiance" and "Super husband" during the various stages of Troy and my relationship. She hit the nail on the freaking head.
Today he was bored and took a walk up to the mall. During his mall time, he received the following text conversation:
Whiny PG lady: "Hey babe, will you bring me a smoothie from Coral Tree Cafe at the food court? The one with peaches".
Whiny PG lady: "Oh, and some of their vegetable soup please".
Super husband: "Of course sweetie".
Super husband: "They don't have the smoothies".
(insert me crying on the couch)
Super husband: "How about Pinkberry"?
Whiny PG lady: "Ohhhhhh, yay! The Pinkberry smoothie".
I forgot to tell Troy there is an actual smoothie CALLED the Pinkberry smoothie, so bless his heart why he tried to figure that one out.
If you look closely, you can see his halo.
UPDATE (6:36 pm): why he's even more awesome. After lugging home the veggie soup, he didn't even question the fact that I only wanted the broth...
Saturday, August 30, 2008
I freaking took a nap today! I'm a terrible sleeper and ordinarily can't nap if you paid me. After getting up around 3 am today and staying awake until 5:15 am, I guess my body finally waved the white flag and I gave in.
Then I woke up and had a half of a Pop Tart. So, pretty much the best day ever.
UPDATE (10 pm): I take it back. Worst day ever. I puked 4 times and felt sicker than I ever have before. God bless Troy for taking care of me and being so patient.
Friday, August 29, 2008
I volunteer for Big Sisters Little Sisters, and yesterday Troy and I took my Little to Disneyland for her birthday. She brought her biological little sister along. I have to say even at 9 weeks pregnant and feeling a little icky, I am about 10 times faster than those girls.
My little sister (17) is about 5'9 and probably 210 pounds. Her sister (13) is 5'3 and 15o pounds which is 3-4 pounds MORE than me and I'm 6'. Oy vey they are very heavy and LAZY girls, but as Troy kept reminding me, it's a product of their environment and it's not their fault. We did our best to encourage healthy eating habits yesterday, and hopefully the walk did them well.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Weeks until my next appointment: 3 weeks, 2 days
How I am feeling (on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being "dear god, I feel like walking death"): .75-1. The puking is getting to me a bit, but I refuse to let it break me!
Wash face? Check!
Take prenatal vitamin and some sort of safe sleep aid? Check!
Puke in toilet around 10 pm? Check!
For the past three nights I've thrown up around 10 pm. I don't mind it because I feel a ton better afterwards. Last night I was hanging out in bed watching TV waiting to puke. I really needed to because I was feeling so icky. I ran out of the bedroom and announced to Troy that "it was time". He commented that "he has never known anyone who was so excited to puke". I did my business and then went to bed and slept like an angel.
Mary Kate Olson, I get it now.
Monday, August 25, 2008
After hurling twice yesterday, I'm eating whatever the hell sounds good to me. If only he could make pancakes out of mashed potatoes...
:::runs off to secret food lab to investigate:::
Friday, August 22, 2008
It's my own damn fault, and I set myself up for failure. We took my interns out last night for their farewell event, and I wasn't smart about eating properly. I didn't like my dinner, and forgot to pack extra snacks in my purse. After dinner we went to a karaoke place with the undergrad interns and I was locked in a hot and sweaty room for 3 hours singing my heart out. I was trying to stay hydrated with water, but I could only drink so much.
After leaving the bar at 1:15 am, I knew I was screwed. My stomach was pissed and I knew I was in for it. I fought the nausea for a bit, but it found me this morning around 10:15 am at work. Thankfully the bathroom was empty, because I am not a "pretty puker". When I puke it sounds like a guttural tribal song from the Amazon.
The good news is I feel better now!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
My reasons for tush wrappin' the Goonie in cloth:
- Fantastic for the environment. A disposable diaper takes 500 years+ to break down in a landfill.
- Babies who wear cloth diapers rarely have diaper rash.
- They're no longer all prefolds and plastic pants. They're easy and cute.
- I'm a bit of a hippy, and will raise my child as one.
- CD (cloth diapers) are also known to be way more leak proof that disposables.
- The BEST part: a child that is cloth diapered, will potty train up to 6 months sooner. Um, sign me up!
Oh, and since you know I'm cheap as well, my preliminary calculations show that we'll save about $1,200 in two years on diapers.
I've done a ton of research on this, and anyone who knows me, knows that I have an Excel file full of data on this topic. I've decided on a diaper for the newborn stage, and then one for once the Goonie surpasses the 10 pound mark. WARNING: if you are used to cloth diapers from the 80's, you're about to be surprised by the freaking cuteness and ease of today's diapers.
The newborn diaper we will be using (Kissaluvs size 0):
The newborn diaper cover we'll be using (Thirsties):
The diaper we will be using once the Goonie hits 10 lbs. They grow with the kid using snaps on the front middle and fit babies 10-35 lbs (BumGenius 3.0):
I survived bees, fire ants, and a port-a-potty with no running water all while almost 8 weeks pregnant. Speaking of bees, I think I saw a bee porno being filmed on my piece of salmon last night. It was freaking ridiculous. At one point, a yellow jacket came on my plate, grabbed a grain of rice, and flew away. To quote Ron Burgandy, "I wasn't even angry, I'm just impressed".
Which leads me to my next question...what would one name an all bee porno? "Sting Me Slowly"? "A Taste of Honey"? "Staying a-Hive"?
Bring anything on now, cause I can handle it!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I had a bit of cramping so I was annoyed by this and wanted to talk with her. I called back and they said the doctor on call wasn't comfortable talking with me about the heartrate results on the phone and I really needed to wait to talk to my doc in person. That had me a little freaked out and I was nearly in tears from frustration.
My awesome coworker who I told today about the pregnancy called the office back pretending to be me (I was in the room) and would not let them off the phone until they had my doc on the phone with the results.
Everything is great, h/r (heartrate) is 123 (which is fantastic) and she said that even though I'm measuring about 5-6 days off my LMP, that is perfectly fine and everything looks great.I feel so much better, but will be finding a new doc ASAP. I like my current doc, but dealing w/crazy PG ladies she needs to work more than every Tuesday.
The money shot:
After feeling like I was fisted by Mini Me, the tech printed off a copy for us to take home. We went to celebrate by going to The Cheesecake Factory. Dinner was good except for the group of 14 year old Barbies sitting next to us wearing clothes that cost more than my car. At point one of them said "OMG, I've been sober for 6 months now". Thank god we're getting out of Beverly Hills before this baby is born.
My OBGYN put me at 7w1d, but the ultrasound tech put me at 6w2d. Apparently this happens a lot and isn't something we should worry about. Besides, I was a small baby (but L-O-N-G), so I guess it is to be expected. The doc told us once we heard the heartbeat, that our miscarriage risk drops to 2-4%. Freaking sweet.
Since I waited until we had the u/s before starting this blog, here is a archive of belly photos. And yes, those are wifebeater tank tops in every photo. They're comfy, cheap, and I will not have you judging me:
Week 7 (25% baby, 75% Cheesecake Factory):
I'm still feeling really good and as long as my stomach has some sort of food in it, I'm not nauseous at all.
My new favorite thing this week is telling Troy that the baby thinks he is an asshole. Not making dinner fast enough for me? Your baby thinks you're an asshole. Make fun of me for something? Your baby thinks you're an asshole. It's all in jest, but it is freaking funny!