Thursday, February 26, 2009

Is it you??

So I think I felt the baby tonight.
I belong to an "expecting in August" group online, and there have been gals on there feeling their babies (or claiming to have felt them) since week 10.
I do not want to be the type to claim something that is not true.
That being said, I think I felt Baby Mac tonight. It was low in the belly (apparently that is where it is supposed to be according to a friend). It didn't feel like digestion or gas or any other normal feeling. It did not feel like a butterfly. (But seriously what is that supposed to feel like?) It felt like hamster feet (without the weight of a hamster) dancing in my belly for a minute or two or something sniffing inside my belly. I know that sounds weird - but is it weirder than saying it feels like a butterfly?
And I am 17ish weeks pregnant, so it could be. My doctor said last appointment that I would probably feel something before/around my next appointment (which is next week).
I just wish I was 100% sure. It would be nice if a little light would appear on my belly that blinked "This is your baby you feel."

Sunday, February 22, 2009

current cravings

Not a whole lot to update. The sickness has definitely eased up - just sick a couple of nights a week instead of more frequently. Smells are affecting me less (except the smells of broccoli, sloppy joes and fish sandwiches wafting down the hallway and up the stairs from the school cafeteria). I am starting to enjoy food a little bit again.
Current cravings the last few weeks:
- pineapple - I have been enjoying this most of the pregnancy
- Berry, Berry Kix
- chili cheese (for example the queso dip from McAlister's and today's chili cheese dog I ate for lunch)
- sweet tea (I am limiting this due to the caffeine)
- bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches from McDonald's (I would eat one everyday if I could afford to do so)
- donuts
- lemonade
- sleep - okay this isn't a food but I would sleep all day every day if it was possible

Now for things that I crave but have not eaten (yet)
- breadsticks from Pizza Hut - haven't had them in years but I really want them
- In-n-Out - Please, someone send me a burger, fries, and a chocolate shake
- frosted sugar cookies

Hubby and I went to TGIFridays (yay gift cards) Friday night and we shared the Ghiardeli (spelling?) brownie dessert thing --- Oh my! To die for!! I think I could have eaten the whole thing by myself. Mmmm- brownie, hot fudge, caramel, ice cream, hold the pecans - YUM! Are you all hungry yet?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Poll question

On the side of this blog, there is now a poll question: Will Baby M  be a boy or a girl? Only vote once per person. We will keep the poll up for about a month. If you have reasons for your guess, you can go ahead and put a comment below on this post. Have fun!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Aug. 8 or Aug. 3?

Had my appointment on Tuesday. The dr. has my due date right now at Aug. 8 (though last appointment he had told me he thought I was a little further along). This is a little frustrating because he hasn't done an ultrasound to confirm this due date or how far along I am. The only ultrasound we had was at 5/6 weeks. Oh well. In my mind my due date is still Aug. 3 until I have a picture to prove how far along I am. Plus Aug. 3 would be more convenient for me, haha.
The doctor did say the heartbeat was fast and strong. I go back first Tuesday in March, and then a few weeks after that they should send me to get my official ultrasound.
In exciting news... we are getting a FAMILY-FRIENDLY vehicle. (As in safer than our current vehicles that are on their last legs.) We have been saving for quite some time, as well as investigating what kind of car to purchase, and God completely opened the door for us to purchase a 2006 Scion from friends of ours. And the best thing is we will still not have car payments because this purchase was within our budget. I think we are going to go pick it up tomorrow.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Groundhog Day

It has been a weird weekend for me emotionally. I'm not even sure how much I want to write about it, but I do feel like it is part of the journey we are experiencing. I am preparing myself for tomorrow. I would love to take the day off, but I am already missing a day and a half due to an appointment and a conference this week.
Tomorrow I have hope that there will be birthday cake and balloons in heaven for a precious one who never officially had a birthday, but who has one in my heart.

" How lovely is Your dwelling place,
O LORD Almighty!
My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God. ...
Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;
they are ever praising You. ...
Better is one day in Your courts
than a thousand elsewhere." From Psalm 84

"And in Your hands the pain and hurt look less like scars..." - Sara Groves