Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Carry On Through Week 26

Week 25: My appetite is ferocious! I ate at 8:30 this morning and by 10:30 I literally felt like I was halfway to the grave. I am going to die if I don’t eat every hour and a half. I have never felt like this before and it’s horrible! It could always be worse though…I could still be nauseous and vomiting before the hunger pains even hit. So all in all I assume it’s nice to feel hungry without the nausea, I just hope my body doesn’t spontaneously drop dead because it’s gone 3 hours without sustenance.

Week 26: We now have a crib, mattress, changing table, changing pad, and glider! The nursery is sure coming along. It helps me feel like I have more of a handle on things when I see progress and have control over at least one part of our lives. Kenny didn’t get into PA school this year and is now re-thinking about doing med school instead. I always thought that once I got married, all of my difficult decisions were over…I couldn’t have been more wrong! It’s so hard to know what do to and where we need to be and how we need to get there. I told my boss that I am planning on staying home once we have the baby…but the stress of not working is making me wonder about that choice. How did you moms out there decide what to do about work? I know sometimes there aren’t a lot of options (which is how I’m feeling right now) but how do you deal with it either way?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Slowly but surely we're getting more and more ready for this baby to come and now we have our glider re-upholstered and painted! Too bad the primary use of this cute chair is going to be those middle-of-the-night feedings. I still need to recover the ottoman but I don't think that will be too difficult.

My stomach is now 5 inches bigger than it was - even though it looks way bigger than 5 inches to me. I have gained 6 pounds so far, according to the doctor, and my scale is still locked away in a closet so I don't drive myself crazy.
Maternity pants are heaven. I don't know why it has taken me this long to be willing to wear them!
Exercising still feels great, although running has become a lot more difficult the past week or so because it makes me have to go to the bathroom the whole time! I think the baby likes bouncing on my bladder or something.