Saturday, November 30, 2013

Another cold!

And I'm battling with another headcold!  This one is lingering and in my head and chest at the same time.  I got some OJ at the store today, so I'm hoping the extra Vitamin C will help boost my weak immune system.

I also got some Vick's, too.  I'm hoping I can kick this one soon.  I'm so tired of feeling like crap.  I am constantly blowing my nose and coughing.  I feel like I shouldn't be around anyone because I feel like I'm yucky, but I don't feel that bad, overall.

I talked to my doctor and she told me that it is perfectly normal for my immune system to be weaker than usual, so this is no real surprise.  The crummy part is that I can't really take any medicine to accelerate the "feeling better" part.

The boys and I went to the gym tonight for the first time in a long time.  I'm not really sure what I can do, so I kept it low-key.  I walked a mile on the treadmill and then tried out the balance ball.  I didn't do much that was too strenuous, but I also wanted to do enough that I felt that the trip was worth it.  

I kept my heart rate below 180 for the most part.  When it started to creep up, I had to drop my speed a bit.  I am already out-of-shape, so my heart rate quickly ramps up, but with the added stress of ensuring my little munchkins are safe and have enough blood, I don't want to over-exert my little heart.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Week 16 bumpdate

Ooh!  I remember to do this two weeks in a row!
Here we go again!

How far along: 16 Weeks

Baby Size: Estimated at 4.3 to 4.7 inches.  ( about the size of an avocado.  We'll find out actual sizes soon.

Weight gain: About 2 pounds now.

Maternity clothes: Nope, but I'm going to head down that road soon.  I definitely am no longer friends with waistbands and belts.

Stretch marks: Nope!  Still can't remember to look for something to prevent these.

Sleep: I've been having some trouble getting to sleep, but once I'm there, it is lights out and I never want to crawl out of bed.

Gender: Still not sure, but we will find out in a week and a half.  I am taking some quizzes, though!

Best moment this week:
Felt my little rock start moving around!

Looking forward to: Learning which of us is going to be out-numbered.  It's always boys vs. girls, right?  And we will find out right before Christmas!

What I miss: I was pining for a Dr. Pepper this week.  I saw them at work and they just seemed like the best drink ever!

Movement: Yup!  Felt a little flutter a couple times this week.  That's the first that they've moved that I could actually feel it!

Food cravings: Nope.  I just never want anything that's in my fridge.  That is absolutely nothing new.  Even though, my lovely sister tried to blame her random craving on me.  (that brat, lols!)

Anything making you queasy or sick: Just the usual, being hungry, overeating, and occasional motion sickness.

Labor Signs: Nope!  (Thank goodness!)

Symptoms: Nah... Just a little baby bump.

Belly Button in or out? Still in, but working its way out.

Rings on or off? On.  It's even loose, though cold weather does that.

Mood: Overall, content, happy and excited.  Though, I did end up in some strange mood swing in that I was randomly mad.  I have no idea why... So strange.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Reality stinks

Yesterday our roommate let us know that he has another option for living arrangements. While I am excited at the prospect of having a room to use as a nursery, the added expense is a big reality check.
I am really hoping that work can get me a raise soon so that I can worry a little bit less. I know that I can't count on anything, but it would be great to be paid something close to what my coworkers make. This week I pulled off 70 hours, but that is working every day and I would much prefer not to make a habit of this.
I am also concerned about D in school. He has to worry about a full course load, working enough to pay his bills and the added stress of having twins on the way. He is already frustrated with one of his classes and I'm worried that he will let it get to the point that he can't recover in the class without asking for help.
Right now he is scheduled to graduate in May. The babies are due in May. Our lease is up in May. I'm trying to balance paying off credit cards and saving for the many impending costs in the near future.
Reality stinks!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Week 15 check-in

For a while I have been following Christina at Carolina Charm.  Imagine my happy surprise when I found out that not only is she pregnant, she and I are actually close in due date!  Every week she does a "bumpdate" to update her friends on the progress of her baby.  I've borrowed the majority of her questionnaire and I'll try to make it back here every week to fill it out again.
Here goes:
How far along: 15 weeks!

Baby Size: About the size of apples.  This week Dale took a picture of the prettiest two apples we have and texted it to me.  He's so adorable!

Weight gain: Up 1.5 pounds (I'm going from my starting weight of 135.

Maternity clothes: Oddly, not yet.  I've read many reports that many ladies are already well into their maternity clothes by now, but not me.  Although, bu pants are getting tight at the waist.  I'm even starting a bump

Stretch marks: Not yet.Though I'm going to have to find a cream or something soon to help prevent this.

Sleep: Some nights, I have little twitchy spasms.  Sometimes I can change sleeping positions and they go away, other times I have to get up and walk around for a bit to get them to calm down.  Otherwise, I sleep like a rock (as always!)
  Gender: I'm starting to think maybe girls this week.  I'm so confounded because I've been so certain that I'm hanging with boys, that the thought of girls is just strange to me at this point.  Though, my sister has been looking at baby clothes at work and she is finding all sorts of adorable baby boy stuff!

Best moment this week:
Realizing that I'm actually starting to have a little bump!

Looking forward to: The next ultrasound when we can find out the genders!  We have a regular appointment next week, and at that point we will schedule our next ultrasound.

What I miss: Nothing really. I wish my tummy wasn't quite so picky and would tell me correctly if it was hungry or not.  Though, sometimes I ask for too much.

Movement: Not yet...

Food cravings: Sweet things.  And anything else I see...

Anything making you queasy or sick: Salt makes my heart feel like it's going crazy, but that's probably to do with the amount of work it's already doing.  Adding salt wouldn't help one bit.

Labor Signs: Will start answering this in about 26 weeks...

Symptoms: Just some tight muscles at the bottom of the baby belly.  Coughing gets interesting....

Belly Button in or out? In, but getting shallower

Rings on or off? On

Mood: Happy, excited, anxious about the future and telling our families.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Worst cold ever!

So I have my semi-annual cold.  Yay me... And per doctor's orders I can't take anything more than Tylenol.  Ick.

It's also Dale's birthday celebration this weekend.  So since his best friend, Tom, had today off as well, we all hung out today.  I was feeling pretty pitiful, but decided to tough it out. 

I've tried to eat throughout this because my babies should not starve because I'm sick.  Though, this morning I got hit with a bad wave of nausea when I was taking my shower.  I realized then that I hadn't eaten for about 11 hours.  Whoops! 

 So I went for cereal, only to realize we were out of milk.  So I had some dry cereal.  No worries, we were going for food soon anyway, so I just needed something to tide me over.  When we met up with Tom we went out for a bite to eat.

I didn't even finish my little meal because my tummy started getting upset.  I've learned to listen, so I stopped eating.  On the way home (only a few miles) I started to REALLY not feel well.  So I tried to concentrate on anything except the nausea.  It didn't work.  I relived all of my breakfast in the back of Tom's Jeep.  :(

I was so upset and completely mortified!  The guys were very kind and helped clean it all up in the parking lot of the apartment while I went upstairs to clean up myself.  Thankfully, I had a spare pair of PJ pants in the back seat of one of the cars because I was NOT going to go up a flight of stairs like that.  Yes, I changed my pants in the parking lot.  It was the only option that I saw as reasonable.

Then I went upstairs and cleaned up myself as much as I could, then took a shower and curled up in a ball, only to realize that I was hungry again!  The last thing I wanted was food.

I had Dale all ready to go and get me some chicken noodle soup when I remembered we had crackers!  I had 5 crackers in the next few hours and was fine.  I toughed it out and tagged along to Dale's birthday dinner.  I only had about half the food I usually order, but eating it slow, my tummy worked with it (thankfully!)

But yeah, today I accomplished the single most embarrassing thing I have ever done.  I still feel horrible, but Tom was a good sport and helped me laugh it off.  I truly have some great friends and I love them all dearly.