Thursday, October 30, 2008

Week 18 - back from the brink of death & Halloween!

We survived the plague - hurray!
Week 18 stats

Pounds gained to date: -10. I gained a bit over the weekend but the butt flu took that all away. But, around 10 am this morning I had this strange sensation in my stomach. It took me a few minutes to place it, but I was HUNGRY! I haven't been hungry in 14 weeks.
Weeks until my next appointment: 2

*note on the photo, that is a shadow in my armpit - I don't have hairy pits people.

Feeling good, so I won't even measure it on a scale of 1-10.
We also had my Halloween party at work today, and dressed up as Juno and her baby daddy Beeker from the movie "Juno". My wig isn't great, but Troy's costume MAKES our "group" costume. You can't see, but I'm wearing jeans under that skirt, and Troy is wearing some awesome knee socks:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The devil is gone from this house!

We're both recovered and feeling much better. Troy isn't 100%, but it's because he hasn't been eating too well.

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

Somebody kill me please

Given that Troy and I like to share things, yesterday he shared his stomach flu with me - fun times! 2 people with butt pee and vomiting in a 600 sq ft 1 bath apartment was not a fun evening. I think I might have gained about .5 lbs over the weekend, but I'm sure after yesterday I'm back down to -10 lbs +.

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

The Goonie gave me an early 18 week present!

This kid is such a giver I'm telling you! For my "almost 18 week" gift, the Goonie decided that after 5 days of feeling pretty good, that I needed to puke 3 times at work over the course of the day.

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...

An update from the War on Sarah's face

This is Zitty McZitteron, reporting from the front lines of the War on Sarah's face.

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

Don't tell me what to do baby book!

So in "Your Pregnancy Week by Week" it says that week 16 is the cutoff for sleeping and relaxing on your back. I never had a desire to sleep or relax on my back until I was told that I COULDN'T. As Troy put it "you don't like being told what to do Sarah".

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

Week 17 - saggy butts, more wieners & no weight gain

17 stats:Pounds gained to date: -10. The doc said the baby was growing well, and since I'm keeping fluids down, there is nothing to worry about yet.

The crappy part is that my pants are looking pretty nasty on me right now. I'm not in my maternity pants yet, and my normal pants hang off my butt (I didn't really have one to start with). To the left is a photo that Troy took for me today. Those pants used to make my booty looks slammin' cause they hugged in all the right places. Now...sad saggy booty.

Weeks until my next appointment: 3 weeks

How I am feeling (on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being "dear god, I feel like walking death"): .50. Emotionally I feel good, but I'm still puking and am pretty damn dizzy.

I had an appointment on Monday (Troy was working so my baby momma Anne went with me) and we had a surprise ultrasound! We'll know the gender for SURE in 3 weeks, but Anne, the doc, and I all saw a little dingle dangle. I've always thought "boy", and we thought we saw a wiener at our 13 week ultrasound as well.

17 week belly photo:

Monday, October 20, 2008

Awwww, Troy "fed" the baby last night

When I told Troy I was still having trouble keeping stuff down, he decided to take it on himself to "feed the baby". I was laying on the couch, and he stuck a granola bar in my belly button. I tried to explain that's not how it was done but I was laughing too hard as he was making munching noises. He then tried to help the Goonie wash it down with some water.

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

Week 16 - aka "is that a little belly"?

16 stats:Pounds gained to date: -8. Ru-ro

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

Traveling this week - belly pix will be late!

I'm traveling this week and won't be back in LA until late late late Wednesday night. If I can stay awake long enough Thursday to post a belly photo I will. Right now I'm writing from a hotel in Philly waiting for my damn room service (for a $25 cheese pizza, you think they could move a little faster). If this food doesn't hurry up, I will soon have the distinction of puking in 3 cities (LA, Phoenix, and Philly!). The Goonie is a world traveler and equal opportunity puker.

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

Cribs & other exciting news

I forgot to post last night, but we have ordered our crib! I found it online and fell in love with it. It converts to a toddler bed and a twin bed. It was 24% off, there was an additional $10 off coupon for new customers AND shipping was only $2.96. I got "such a deal"! It's being delievered tomorrow to Grandma & Grandpa C's house in B-town.
The place where we're going to register had the crib, but not in the color I wanted, so I just went ahead and ordered it. It has good safety ratings, and the brand was rated by Baby Bargains as "a deal for quality furniture". It's from but you can also get it Babies R' Us and other over-priced baby conglomerates.
In other exciting news, we will get a look-see at the Goonie's "goods" on November 12th at 9 am! In 1 month and 2 days, we'll be able to know for sure if it is a Goonie or a Lady Goonie.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Week 15

15 stats:
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!

Weeks until my next appointment: 2 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. It's been a pretty good week so far!
So, I have to show off some awesome gifts I received for my birthday. The blue and brown bag is a diaper bag made out of recycled soda bottles. My super awesome friend Anne bought it for me (despite me telling her NOT to). It's freaking sweet.
The diaper bag on the right is a "man diaper" bag. That's right folks, that is a Chuck Norris diaper bag. We both love it, but Troy has called dibs on it already for when he has the Goonie. What the photo doesn't show is that the mustache is furry!!!! The back also says "Chuck Norris doesn't sleep, he waits". A fantastic friend at work, Amit bought it for me (well, Troy). Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes, cards, and gifts!
*Holy crazy formatting batman! Sorry about that!