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I went for my 20 week ultrasound today. It was very fun to be able to see Sprout. Everything looks healthy. Heart, brain and spine are developed, the skeleton looks good, and hands and feet have the requisite number of fingers or toes. It was very fun to be able to see the baby. I love having proof of what I know is going on inside of me. And it is a big relief to know that a lot of the big things are healthy, like brain, spine and heart. Of course, the tech spent a while pressing and prodding at my belly, so it's kinda sore. But I am in a very good mood. I hadn't really acknowledged that I was worried about the babe's health untill there weren't any problems. Happy mommy today.

last night

Jan. 12th, 2004 07:44 am
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well, I did only get the cranberry pork done last night. Ah well. Today is a bit busy. I've got class this morning, then run off to UPS, rush home, and hurry up and wait at my ultrasound. At least I get to see Sprout today. That's always a cool thing to look forward to. I haven't started feeling the baby move yet (or not in any way that is distinguishable from indigestion :). So being able to see Sprout or hear hir heart beat is always a reconfirming thing. Yup, there is a small person in there, wiggling away. Well, I'm off to finish getting ready for school.

still sick

Dec. 19th, 2003 05:10 pm
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Ok, I called in sick today, again, hoping that if I did so I would feel better quicker. My doc got back to me today, and told me no, I probably have the flu and not a cold, and that the migraine-like headaches could also be flu related. I'm just confusled now.

I've really done nothing other than play computer games and receive packages in the mail. Whoohoo for christmas presents. Now we just need to set up our tree to put them under. And I should wrap Prime's presents too. Ah well, we've been very lacsadasical abou this whole holiday thing. Maybe we can get everything set up Sunday night. I'd really like that, actually. The only thing I'm bummed about is that I didn't get the Christmas ornament done this year. I make a Christmas ornament every year, tradition like. But I picked a difficult ornament this year, and was not very dilligent about working on it. I think it's only 1/5 done. Maybe if I sew my fingers to the bone tomorrow I can get back in the running. Though I'd probably still be sewing on the drive to Chicago. Ah well, we'll see what kind of mood I'm in.

I am no going off in search of some decent hot and sour soup and steamed dumplings. I don't know what it is, but I've had the biggest lust for Chinese food while pregnant. I don't know if it's just the comfort food thing (dumplings are some of my favortie food period) or what, but I want chinese food more often than anything else. The only other cravings I get are for fruit and salad. Those at least make sense. I do not understand my body. Ah well. Maybe while I'm out I can pick up a vaporizer too. Hopefully Target or Walgreens will have one. Need to get off my ass for bit now.
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I'm just really, really tired, and am having a bout of morning sickness that is so bad it's making me think stomach flu (read throwing up multiple times a day). And I am currently rather too confused about how I feel about anything to post it in a coherant fashion. *whine*

Ok, now that that's out of my system. I just finished up the last assignment of the term, and emailed it off to the professor. After class tonight, winter break will officially start, but, oh yeah, I have a whole FREAKING 8 extra hours of practicum next week, because I have to go in for training they told us we didn't need, but now someone has gotten pissy and decided we do need it, and it's 16 fucking hours of training. Whoof. That's an evil run on sentence. Ah well. Anyway. I am sooooooooooo not happy about the that, not the least of which is that I had to reschedule my prenatal because it was on Tuesday. And I got told that didn't really matter. Grrrrrr.

On the other hand, I've actually been getting to see my husband some, which is nice, even though he was a dork, and stayed at work an hour late yesterday, because the store does not have a functional clock. FFS.

Ok, I am going to go loose myself in computer games now.
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Well, it appears that the morning sickness has returned, or I at least have some state-dependent nausea associated with the apartment (damn Pavlov! ok, not really, he didn't invent classic conditioning, he just identified it.) On top of that, I do not appear to have avoided the crud that was floating around my family over the holidays. That, or I am more allergic to my apartment than I thought, because I am increasingly snuffly and sneezey. Blargh!

Here's hoping I feel a little better after some raspberry leaf and nettle leaf tea. Thanks [ profile] erikted! It's my latest thing in trying to do good things for my baby and I. I really hope it works. My body perked up when I had some yesterday. I felt that visceral, hmmmmmmm, we think this is a good thing response. Now, if I could just find an innoucous source of protein and calcium that I wouldn't get sick of.
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Ok, today may as well have been a 2/3 waste. It wasn't a total waste. I did drag my ass to class this morning. Then I came home sick rather than go to seminar because my stomach was gurgling and burbling and generally being uncomfortable. And, oh, by the way, the classroom is on the opposite end of the freakin building from the bathroom. That's real helpful. Mmmmhmmm. So then I come home, and I get to have lunch with my husband and have some startgate viewing. Then about an hour after he leaves, so does lunch. Thus I call in sick to my evening class.

Of course, with all of this free time, I pretty much sat on my ass. I did a load of laundry, got milk and icecream, and . . . sat on my ass and watched television and read. And I still feel like crap, so I might just call in sick tomorrow too, and hope by then I feel done with this whole need to sit on my ass thing.

Ok, it would help if I could actually get a decent night's sleep, and not have freaky dreams and nightmares. Here's hoping.
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Well, last night was fun. I went to see Master and Commander with a friend of mine. It's a good tight naval battle movie with a few pretty good but not spectacular subplots. Of couse, in the original books the bad guys were Americans, and in the movie they were French. And they were rounding Cape Horn. I'm not quite sure what a Napoleonic Man'O'War was doing rounding Tierra del Fuego to get to the Pacific for. But other than that, it was a well done, visually appealing movie. I do not believe it was anyting spectacular, like Oscar material, but I do believe that it is worth seeing for some good, violent escapism.

This morning now . . . I thought that I was fairly over and done with morning sickness, seeing as I haven't really thrown up for three weeks. Of course, my stomach decides, that since I'm awake after only seven hours of sleep, I can go dry heave before I even have a chance to eat something to settle my stoamch down (I was in the kitchen looking for something mild to settle my tummy when this happened!). Ah well, at least my stomach settled down after that, and I was able to lie in bed and read for a while.

baby news

Nov. 14th, 2003 06:56 am
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Ok, I have my first OB appointment yesterday. Despite the fact that it took two hours, it was cool. I like the doctor who will be my primary OB. I'm not so keen on the people in the clinic who cover for her, but hey . . . that's just because I really don't think guys should be OB/GYNs. Sexist of me, but true. I've always refused to see a guy. Anyway, we did the usual, full pelvic, blood work, doppler (which didn't work) and the ultrasound, which was cool. It was nice to see the baby move and to see it's heart beating.

Next step, on to check out the hospital.
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It appears to have been the evening for strange dreams. Here was one that I had about, of all things my friend's pekenese. In the dream, the dog was pregnant and I was dog sitting. For some reason, there was this dog trainer lady over at my apartment. I guess she was there to help me with the peke. So the dog goes into labor and has the two grey tabby colored puppies, that are open eyed and walking when they are born. And the dog doesn't really want to have anything to do with them. And the trainer says that it's my fault because I scared her or punished her somehow when the first puppy was born. There was more to the dream, but this is the piece that stands out. I guess I'm having worried mommy dreams already.

On other news, my stomach is still unhappy, so I don't have a clue how I am going to eat anything today.
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Ok, I am clinging desperately to the belief that I'll feel good during the second trimester. Right now, one day in four or five is good. Three to four are uncomfortable and about one is downright miserable. Take today for instance, when I am supposed to be in St. Peter doing my practicum. I throw up twice (which was everything I had eaten that day other than breakfast) and end up coming home early. I have managed to nurse some gatorade and triscuits down, and here's hoping they stay there. I am now encouraging some gatorade. Hopefully if I can manage to actually get some calories in my system I won't feel like such crap.
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I think I spent most of the time I was awake yesterday in the kitchen cooking for Prime's birthday, and it was just the two of us. He likes to have an all out, home-cooked meal for his birthday, so that's what he got: steak, garlic buttermilk mashed potatoes, homemade bread, bernaise sauce, sauteed mushrooms and onions, and rasberry creme bruele for desert. At least we have lot of yummy leftovers.

Now hopefully my stomach will come down now that I've realized that a large portion of my nausea was likely due to my lactose intolerance kicking up. Now I just have to figure out how to get 5 servings of calcium while only being able to stomach one to two servings of dairy. My mother-in-law had some good suggestions. I guess I'm just going to have to learn to like rice milk. Unfortunately, my stomach is so unloving this morning, that my usual bowl of cereal is going down like so many lead pellets.


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