Friday, December 25, 2009

Attention Loyal Readers

Yeah, like there are a ton of you out there! I am probably just talking to myself here. ;)

I am getting a lot of spam and solicitations in my comments section (good thing I moderate my comments before they are published!). I will be making Tucker and Chloe's blogs private at the beginning of 2010. All you will have to do is ask to be added to the reader list, which I believe will be self explanatory once I make the change.

Probably best anyways with all of the weirdos out there!

One Year Ago....

We found out our little Miss was on her way. I am going to be honest here and say that I was not exactly over the moon at the news. I was in shock and denial for a few weeks. I just kind of assumed I would need fertility help again. Boy (or girl, as it were), was I wrong! Tucker was only 10 months old when we found out and I had horrible anxiety and guilt for the first half of the pregnancy. I was just sure I would ruin Tucker's life by giving him a sibling so soon. Just like I told a new mom a few weeks ago, "Welcome to Mommyhood: where guilt overfloweth." Truer words were never spoken. :)

Some of those feelings lasted up until Chloe was born. Tucker has adapted and loves his little sister. She is such a beautiful, smiley, calm, laid back baby and she is an amazing blessing to our family. She's my little punkin' head, my Coco Bean, my Christmas Miracle. And that's how I chose her middle name: Noelle. I love my Chloe Noelle and I can't imagine my life without her.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Chloe's Second Month

Geez! I guess what they say is true, you just don't take as many pics for the second child as you do the first! I will try harder in December! I still have November pics to upload onto my computer, will post her third month pics soon!

Doula Janine!


Chloe's First Month







Monday, November 16, 2009

How Beautiful~The Birth of Chloe Noelle~

The afternoon of September 1st, I had a feeling labor was imminent. I have always had an amazing sense of intuition, from knowing I would marry Ryan before our first date, to having a gut feeling I needed to switch doctors halfway through this pregnancy. I was supposed to give two massages that day and when my first one had to cancel, I took that as a sign that I should cancel the other person. I also stopped eating. Yes, I know that sounds crazy, but I had/have an irrational fear of pooping during pushing and by not eating, I was hoping that the food in my system would, ahem, pass before the pushing was needed. Ryan and I had a running joke that he was going to feed me corn and peanuts in my sleep!

My adrenaline kicked in Monday night and I decided to not even go to bed. I was having contractions, they weren't painful yet but they were coming regularly, every 2-3 minutes. I savored the moment of putting Tucker to bed knowing that the next time I saw him, he may be a new Big Brother! I putted around the house, cruised the Internet, posted to both blogs, and bounced on my birth ball all while timing contractions. Ryan was pretty oblivious, snoring away the wee hours of the night.

Around 3am on Tuesday, the contractions were getting more painful. My doctor wanted me to go to the hospital when the contractions were 6-7 minutes apart...well they were never that far apart so I just had to go by intensity instead. I decided to call Janine (my doula) around 3:30am, just to give her a heads up so she could plan for her childcare that day. I told her I was still managing fine on my own and she wanted me to call her back when I could not talk or walk through my contractions. I continued laboring and Janine called back at 5am. I told her to go ahead and come over to our house. I had woken Ryan up, but it took some convincing on my part for him to believe "this was it." He was super helpful (SARCASM) and starting working from home on his computer. *sigh*

Janine arrived at 6am and we started trying different things to get my labor to really take off. I did lunges, pelvic rocks, walked up and down the stairs, and walked around the block. Unfortunately, my labor seemed to slow down once she arrived. We did share some good laughs about what the neighbors must be thinking as the hugely pregnant woman waddles down the street and occasionally hugs and slow dances with the other woman. Oh, the rumors we may have started!

Janine encouraged me to eat something for energy, as it could be a very long day for me. While Janine and I went on another walk, Chef Ryan whipped up some scrambled eggs for me. I was so hungry by then, I snarfed them down in no time! Poop Shmoop!

I decided that I would nurse Tucker when he woke up to see if that would increase the intensity of my contractions. When Tucker woke up around 8am, we went into the bedroom for snuggles and "Boos." While he was nursing, I decided to send Janine home. Things had slowed so much, I felt like I was wasting her time and she might as well go home and try to get some more sleep. Before Janine left, she told Ryan that we should "make love" to get things going again....Um, yeah right, Janine! :)

Nursing Tucker definitely gave me some killer contractions, so that was encouraging. Once Tucker was done, I decided to have Ryan take him to Clearwater so my In-Laws could watch him. I was really just wanting to be left alone at that point and I was already so exhausted, sleeping between contractions sounded like a great idea. I actually got some nice catnaps in between contractions but they kept getting more painful so I eventually got out of bed and paced the halls waiting for Ryan to return. I felt re-energized and ready to have my baby girl!

Ryan returned around 11:30am and I was ready to go to the hospital. I had been bleeding a little bit so I was just certain I was progressing and far enough along to be admitted. I crawled into the back of the Expedition, on my knees and leaned over the backseat while I listened to my iPod. I had Ryan call Janine because I was no longer capable of having conversation during a contraction...a very good sign! I was having about two contractions per song on the way there. I became a little panicked when I realized that Ryan missed our exit to the BirthCare Center, I was in some serious pain at that point. Come to find out, our exit was closed for construction so we had to go a few miles out of our way.

We arrived at Wesley BirthCare Center around noon and I am guessing they left us in the lobby for about 30 minutes...strange, since we seemed to be the only people there. And, of course, my labor started slowing AGAIN. We finally went back to the room, I changed into a gown and they hooked me up to the monitors while they took my health history and paged the resident. My contractions were still consistent, but they weren't nearly as strong as they had been at home and in the car on the way there.

The resident, Dr. Davis, finally arrived along with a medical student, Dr. Witt. They asked me if it was okay if they both checked my cervix. Knowing Dr. Witt needed to learn, I consented. It was determined I was 50% effaced and dilated to 2cm. EXACTLY WHAT I WAS A MY DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT THE LAST WEEK!!!! I HAD MADE NO PROGRESS!!! ZIP, ZERO, ZILCH! I was beyond frustrated when they told me that I was not far enough along in labor to be admitted (you must be at least 4cm dilated). I could tell they were wanting me to go home, but when you consider I live 30 minutes away and contractions were still 2-3 minutes apart, when exactly would they like me to return?!? They were not busy that day, so they said it was okay if I stayed to walk around and they would re-check me in an hour.

Around that time, Janine and my mom both arrived. I put my iPod back on and off we went walking the halls, doing lunges, sitting on the toilet, anything to get to the magic 4cm! After an hour, Dr. Davis returned, saw me with my ear buds in and asked me what I was "rocking out to." :) I told him that with Tucker's labor I listened to my cardio playlist but since that didn't work out in my favor I was taking a more "zen" approach this time. Dr. Davis and Dr. Witt both checked me again and I was only 3cm. Progress, yes, but still not enough to be admitted! Argh! Again, they talked about sending me home but I resisted.

Ryan, Janine and I went into the bathroom at this point, to have a little more privacy and the contractions really became intense! We finally figured out that I needed to labor in my own little "nest" where I didn't feel like I had an audience. That made total sense!

I was sitting on the toilet, leaning into Ryan while Janine held a fan on my face and stroked my hair. The fan became the one item I had to have and I flipped out once when it wasn't blowing directly on my face. It was weird because despite the pain of the contractions, I could feel the fan's vibrations in my lips and I tried to focus in on it. If the medical staff was in doubt that I was in labor before this, there was no doubting me now! There was a total mood shift and I meant business! My mom came in the bathroom and gave me a dose of a homeopathic remedy to aid in labor. Whether it worked, we'll never really know because things were already intense!

Ryan's main job was to physically support my body and watch the clock to tell me when the contraction was almost over. Having him do that for me was a total lifesaver! I reached up once and grabbed his face in my hands and had such an overwhelming feeling of love for him. I will never forget that moment, even if I was sitting on the toilet! ;)

Janine's job was to hold The Fan and guide Ryan, but she did so much more for me. She stroked my hair, she massaged me, but most importantly, she said the most amazing things to me during contractions. Things that kept me focused on what I was there to do: give birth naturally to my beautiful baby girl "You are so beautiful, your baby is so lucky to have you, you are such an amazing mom, you are so strong, good job, bring that baby down." Her words nearly brought me to tears on several occasions.

The doctors decided they would get a 15 minute strip test on me because the baby had some heart decelerations on the monitor when I first arrived(this was the first I'd heard that). I laid on my side in the bed while they monitored me and the baby. The contractions were brutal at this point and I was regularly having double and triple peaks. To cope with the pain, I closed my eyes, and they stayed closed for the rest of the entire labor. Janine and Ryan were my rocks. During one of my contractions, I felt a pop and I knew my water had broken. I had to wait until the contraction was over to tell anyone, it was physically impossible for me to make a peep (other than a low moan) during contractions. The nurse kind of acted like she didn't believe me....she wasn't the most likeable person...more on her later. I started shaking involuntarily...a telltale sign of major progress! If I recall correctly, this is when a man came into the room to empty the sharps container. He was not wearing any kind of uniform so I thought he was a random guy in the wrong room so I snapped on him and told him to get out. That was really my only outburst the whole time.

When my strip test was completed, Dr. Davis checked me again (I wouldn't allow Dr. Witt to check me anymore, it was just too painful). He asked me in a lighthearted tone what the magic number was. I knew in my mind I had to be 4cm to be admitted, but in my delirium I thought maybe I was further than that, so I responded with, "I don't know, shit, at 10?" Funny thing is, I have absolutely no memory of saying that, Janine told me about it later. I was finally officially admitted!

We decided to move to the jacuzzi tub. It took a few contractions to move back into the bathroom, Ryan and Janine guided me since it was no longer possible to open my eyes. Poor Ryan had one hand behind my neck to help prop me up (sitting back was too painful) and his other hand was covering a jet that was hitting my belly and spraying everywhere. What I remember most about being in the tub is that I had my big toes placed over a couple of jets. I wanted to move them at a certain point, but the second I took them off, the pain increased, so back they went. I was in the tub for about 45 minutes, but it only felt like 15 minutes, when I had the urge to push. It wasn't a strong urge, but it was kind of an aching urge. Pushing gave me a little bit of relief so I started gently pushing during contractions upon Janine's guidance.

Janine and Ryan helped me out of the tub and we slowly made our way back to the bed. Once I was in the bed, I was covered with a sheet. Dr. Davis checked me and I was 9cm, almost there! I was sweating, I was shaking, I was moaning. I'm sure I was not beautiful, by any means, but at that point Ryan spoke up, told me how beautiful I was, what a great mommy I am, and how proud of me he was. Ryan is not a man of many words and rarely has he said something so heartfelt to me. (By the way, it's a good thing he doesn't read the blogs because he would be totally pissed that I just "outed" him!)

It was then that Meanie Nurse tried to move my arm from holding onto the top of the bed to put my IV Hep Lock in. Um, you should never attempt to change a laboring woman's position during a contraction. Ever. I made her wait and she acted all huffy about it. For crying out loud, I had been through the entire labor without complaining, whining, or asking for anything, I don't think asking her to wait until my contraction was over was asking too much!

The room was all prepped and the bottom of the bed was dropped to the floor, so I was kind of in a semi-squat position. Dr. Depew came in, I somehow managed to open half an eye to say hi to him. He checked me at 5:40pm, said I was complete and then kind of stood back with the other medical staff and just watched. Janine and Ryan were on either side of me and I was just pushing as my body told me to. There was no counting to ten during pushes, no hustle and bustle, no voices other than Ryan and Janine. I was just allowed to do what I was meant to do.

I could actually feel her move her head from side to side trying to find the right way to come out. To my surprise, and relief, the contractions really let up once I was fully dilated. The pushing contractions were nothing compared to the dilating contractions! After a few good pushes, I could feel her head crowning. "Ring of Fire" is how I've heard it be described, and that pretty much sums it up. It was an intense burning sensation. I just kind of assumed that everyone was watching what was going on down there, but I was wrong. I was covered with a sheet and had no idea. Ryan and Dr. Depew decided to look, and she was right there! The staff started fumbling with the mirror, but there was no time and they couldn't manage to get the right angle for me anyways. My beautiful Chloe Noelle was born at 5:46pm, just 6 minutes after my doctor arrived!

When they put her on my chest, I was so surprised how little she was! She was 8lbs. 1oz. but compared to Tucker, she was a little peanut!
We let her cord finish pulsating before clamping and cutting it, which took about 10 minutes. During that time, Dr. Depew was so kind and considerate.
He asked my permission to suction her because she sounded a little wet and he looked at me shaking his head and asked me, "Did you not feel any pain?" I just said, "well, I felt the ring of fire but couldn't say anything." He said most women are screaming at that point. I shudder to think what would have happened if Ryan and Dr. Depew didn't look under the sheet when they did! Chloe just may have had her first bungee jumping experience!

After the birth, Dr. Witt came up to me and told me that the birth was the most amazing thing she's ever seen. I presume it was her first experience with natural childbirth and I was honored to show her how birth is when it is stripped down to its core. Birth is a natural, normal process that does not need intervention of any kind in the vast majority of healthy, normal pregnancies. I hope it influences her as a person, but more importantly, I hope it influences her as a doctor.

Once the cord was cut, they discovered that our temperatures were both low. I was freezing, my teeth were even chattering. They kept bringing warm blankets but that still was not doing the job. They finally asked Ryan to take off his shirt to try and warm Chloe because I was too cold myself to get the job done.
While he was holding her, they wheeled my entire bed under the heat lamp that is usually above the bassinet. They raised the bed all the way up and it was so warm and toasty! They brought Chloe back to me and we both got nice and warm after that! Finally, our families came into the room and got to meet our little girl! First up was big brother Tucker!


Obviously, I had a lot to say about Miss Chloe's arrival. I would never, ever fault a woman for opting for an epidural, so please don't look at this entry as an Epidurals are for Sissies Soapbox. Heck, I had one with Tucker and for that birth, it was the right decision for me. This time, however, I never once felt like I needed to ask for the epidural, and I attribute that to Janine and Ryan, my awesome support system! Chloe's birth was life changing for me. It was painful. It was intense. It was empowering. It made me feel like I could accomplish anything I set out to do. Everything I had hoped it would be, and more. It was beautiful.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Worst Blogger Ever

I can't believe how lazy I have been with updating both of my blogs! I am going to try to get both of them up to date over the next week, promise! And my first update to Miss Chloe's will be her birth story, plus pics from that wonderful day! It is a long story so I need to take a few days to write it up and make it perfect!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

We are still here!

Sorry for the lack of updates, I am waiting on my doula's version of the birth story because things are kind of fuzzy from my perspective. I should be getting to see her next week and will get it all put together after that!

Chloe slept for pretty much the entire first four weeks. It was strange and we even had moments where we worried something was wrong with her. She is more alert now and has been giving us toothless grins for about 2 weeks!

She also had quite the bout with colic. It seems to be getting better now, thank goodness! There were some nights we were both in tears! At her one month doctor visit, she was 9lb 7oz, only 3 more ounces than Tucker was at birth!

She is such a beautiful baby and every day I look at my children and wonder how I became so lucky. Seriously, I am so blessed!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

She's Here

Chloe Noelle McMillen was born at 5:46pm on September 2nd! After a drug-free delivery (which deserves a post all its own that will come when I have time), she "plopped" into the world at 8 pounds 1 ounce, 18 inches long. Pics and birth story to come in a few days, hopefully!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

39 weeks, 4 days....Labor??

I am pretty sure I'm in labor. I've been having consistent contractions for hours now and they are getting more painful. I've called my doula to give her a "heads up" and am supposed to call her again when I can't talk through my contractions. Hopefully we will be welcoming Tater into the family before day's end!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

39 Week Appointment

Yay! I have finally made some progress!

2cm
50% effaced
-2 station

He said if he had to guess, I will still need my office appointment next Thursday (which is also the full moon). He also said that although I don't look like it, I may have another 9+ pound baby. He said some women just hide it well.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

37 Week Appointment

Ah, 37 weeks! I am now officially FULL TERM. In other words: GET OUT! GET OUT! GET OUT!!!! :)

I am negative for the Group B Strep so I won't need any antibiotics prior to, or in labor. There was also no change in my cervix this week. Hrmph. He did say it was easier to reach though, so I guess that's something?????

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

36 Week Appointment

I'm a little late posting this, my next appointment is tomorrow. Last week I had the Group Strep B culture (results tomorrow) and my first cooter check.

1cm dilated
0% effaced (boo)
-3 station

I also got to have a sneak peek ultrasound because he couldn't quite tell if she was head down. She is, and I also got to see that she has some hair!!!

TMI WARNING: Every day since Sunday, I have been losing my mucous plug. I even took a picture but will spare you by not posting it. You can just ask my mom and sister how gross it was because you know I sent it to them, haha!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

34 Week Appointment

Ryan and Tucker went with me to my appointment. My doctor was running late for pretty much the first time so it was a little hard to entertain Tucker during the wait.

We discussed the birth plan and the doctor seemed fine with how I wanted things to go. It's not like I'm asking for anything crazy, like making soup out of my placenta and serving it to him for a job well-done. Nah, he can go ahead and toss it in the Biohazard container, or whatever happens to all of those evicted placentas out there. Did you know some people take white paper to make a "placenta tree print"? I guess you lay the bloody organ on some paper, press down, lift if up and it leaves a stunning image (I am being facetious if you couldn't tell) that resembles a tree with leaves. The blood vessels really give it some beautiful texture, I'm sure.

We were talking the whole time, so he never mentioned what I measured or what her heartrate was today. He did poke around a bit and believes she is head down, but he will be able to tell better in 2 weeks when I start having internal checks.

I did have a bit of a weight jump this week but looking at my snausage (no, that isn't a typo, I said snausage and I mean snausage!) fingers and feet, I am chalking it up to water retention. Doctor agreed, especially when I explained how freakishly thirsty I have been in the past 2 days! He said there is no cause for concern because my blood pressure is fine as are my urine checks.

Sooooooo....next appointment in 2 weeks when the cooter checks begin!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

32 Week Appointment

Pretty uneventful. He did notice my webbed toes and asked me about them. I tried joking with him but he is just kind of socially awkward, I guess. He does this weird thing where he will finish a sentence and then just stare at you nodding his head. Twatever. As long as he lets me do what I want in labor, I'm cool with him.

So, anyways, I am measuring 31 weeks, gained 1 lb. (17 total so far), and her heartrate was 150. We were supposed to discuss the birth plan but my pregnancy brain farted all over the place and I left it in the car. Next appointment in 2 weeks!

Friday, June 26, 2009

30 Week Appointment

Yesterday, I had my 30 week appointment. I passed my gestational diabetes test but I am slightly anemic. I was the same way with Tucker, I just have to add one iron pill a day and he said that would explain the tiredness I've suddenly had in the past few weeks. Her heartrate was 142 and he didn't mention how I measured and I neglected to ask.

He did let me know that it's quite common to go into labor early with the second baby, even more so if you get pregnant within a year of your last pregnancy so I am a little panicked now. I have so much to do still! I have to make it to 37 weeks in order to deliver at the Birth Center. Of course, this baby is a McMillen so I am not sure she'll be arriving early at all! My goal is to have everything ready and in order by August 1st, just to be on the safe side. My next visit is in 2 weeks and we will be discussing the birth plan.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

28 Week Appointment

Today was my 28 week appointment and gestational diabetes test. If I don't hear anything from my doctor, then I passed the test so we'll just have to wait and see! My doctor was on a delivery today so I saw the midwife instead. She was very quick but I'm sure that is because she was just filling in for him. I am measuring on track at 28 weeks and Tater's heartrate was 146. I also gained another big chunk of weight putting me at 14 total. Not too bad, but it sure makes my 15 pound total gain goal a bit unachievable now. ;) I am now at the point of being seen every 2 weeks until 36 weeks, then I will be seen weekly! Eek! I am getting close!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Third Trimester=90 days left!

Where has the time gone? Ack! I had better get the nursery going! And my belly is unbelievable huge, just check out the 26 week belly pic I took last week. And I'm supposed to grow for 3 more months????? *faint*

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!

This morning I finally felt Tater kick nice and strong from the outside! Belly pics are updated,although I forgot to take a 24 week one, so the next one posted will be 26 weeks, which is next Saturday.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

24 Week Appointment

All is well! I am measuring right on track at 24 weeks, her heartrate was 148. I gained 6 lbs. this month (eek!) but only 7 total so I'm doing pretty good! And, I can use self tanner which is excellent news because I look like a pasty creampuff right about now! At the next appointment, I will be doing my gestational diabetes test, yucky poo!

I am also still on the hunt for a used crib and dresser. If anyone knows of someone selling their stuff or if you come across a good garage sale, give me a call!

Monday, May 4, 2009

We Have Names, Finally!!!!

Ryan and I finally narrowed down our names and chose 4 different ones. Now we will get used to them over the next 4 months, possibly eliminating one or two, or maybe we will go into it with all four, you just never know!

And, NO, we aren't telling!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Past the Halfway Mark!

Saturday marked my halfway mark in the pregnancy. We still do not have a solid girl's name, just some "maybes" so if anyone has a suggestion, we would really appreciate it!

Monday, April 13, 2009

New OB Appointment

I had my first appointment with my new obstetrician today and I really liked him! His nurse is really personable and nice, too. I signed the medical release form so my old doctor's office will be forwarding all medical records to him so I won't have to re-do any bloodwork or anything. Tater's heartrate was 151 today.

I *think* we may have a name picked....and, no, we aren't telling!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

It's a GIRL!!!!!

Looks like I will get to buy pink! Everything looks great, she is measuring right on track with the due date. However, we will probably never agree on a name so I am taking suggestions if anyone has any! : )

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Hot Dog/Taco Countdown

On Thursday at 1:20 we will have our anatomy ultrasound for Tater. I have posted a poll to the left so any readers can vote for a gender! Here are some things that may help you make your decision:

~Heartrate lately has been in the 140 range.
~I seem to be carrying high.
~No puking episodes, except for once at 16 weeks.
~No cravings.
~Aversion to hamburgers and heavy proteins.
~Have lost 5 pounds.
~Chinese Gender Predictor says Girl.
~Pendulum test says Girl.
~We have a boy name picked but are clueless for a girl's name.
~I have had dreams of Tater being either gender.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

16 week checkup

I had my 16 week checkup on Tuesday. Tater's heartrate was 140. I have also decided to switch doctors. I've had a nagging anxiety about who I was going with and decided to move to a doctor whose birth philosophy is more like mine (little to no interventions). I will have my first appointment with my new doctor on April 13th. In the meantime, the new doctor's office told me to keep my scheduled anatomy ultrasound with the old doctor, just because the timing has to be appropriate for it. So, that mean we will know if Tater is a boy or a girl next Thursday at 10am!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Baby Bubbles

So, I am feeling Tater move now. I thought I felt it over the weekend but wasn't quite sure. I have felt him/her several times today and am now certain it's not gas. Haha.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

12 Week OB Visit

After a lovely 45 minute wait and a 5 minute appointment, Tater is doing just fine! Heartrate was 153 and my uterus is measuring at 13 weeks. Next appointment is in 4 weeks!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Belly Pics

I added the infamous belly shot slideshow toward the bottom of the page. I will take pics every 2 weeks like last time, but then to go to weekly shots toward the end!

Friday, February 6, 2009

10 weeks

Tomorrow marks a full ten weeks of being pregnant, only 30 more to go! Crazy how fast time flies by! I'm feeling pretty good, my tiredness isn't quite as overwhelming these days. The weather is really making me ready for spring so I can get out and take Tucker and Tater on a walk!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

We Have a Name!

Thanks to Auntie Jill, the baby has a new in utero name~Tater!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Baby _______'s First Appointment

I had my first OB appointment today with my new doctor. I like her okay so far, it will be hard to fill Dr. Cobb's shoes but I am hopeful she can at least come close. I had an ultrasound to check my dates and I was spot on with a due date of September 5th, 2009! I will try to take pics of the ultrasound pictures and will post them later if they turn out. Baby still looks like a little bean so they aren't real exciting!

I am also in need of suggestions for a nickname for baby while in utero. Tucker was known as Hanky but I'm drawing a blank for this one. So far I have thought of Crackle and Sparky but I'm not in love with either. Any suggestions?????? (saying that when I don't even know if I have any readers, haha.)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

7 weeks

Well, today marks 7 full weeks of being knocked up! I started having some nausea this week, which is a bit rough with an infant, but it's also oddly reassuring. Tucker has been amazing though, I think he must sense that I need to rest because he has taken naps with me for a few hours at a time. Sleeping through the nausea seems to help and I think he loves the snuggle time with Mommy (I do too, of course!).

We are leaving for Breckenridge on Tuesday so I am hoping for no car or altitude sickness! I also can't wait to start showing so I can take some belly pics! Right now I'm afraid it's all just first trimester bloat and leftover pooch from Tucker! Speaking of which, I am accepting donations to my PayPal account to go toward my boob lift and tummy tuck when I'm done popping out little rascals. If you need a new charity to donate to, I'm your girl.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Night Sweats

My only symptom so far: horrible night sweats! I had them continually last night and was sweating so much, it was dripping down my body, soaking my sheets and pillow, my hair was soaked, etc. It was disgusting! I had to keep moving sides of the bed (Ryan fell asleep downstairs, thank goodness) to let the sheets dry between episodes! I had minor night sweats with Tucker, but nothing compared to this! :/

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Blabbermouth

So, the cat is out of the bag...or it will be later this afternoon when we tell my parents. We told Ryan's parents last night.