Tuesday, April 28, 2009

great with child, pea in the pod, bun in the oven, pregos, what have you . . .

I am a little over 10 weeks pregnant. It’s pretty much awesome except for the parts that suck, like the nausea, HUGE hurty boobs, needing to pee all the time, and lack of ability to stay awake for more than 2 hours at a time. I’m like a text book case of first trimester symptoms. I’m not complaining at all though, it’s so exciting and I can’t believe that we’ll be parents in a few short months.

The way I found out was kind of stupid. I mean, I took a pee test on March 19th, before work. I get up really really early, like 4:30am early, so when I got a positive result I was a little befuddled. It’s hard to really understand anything at 4:30am, so wrapping my head around a positive pregnancy test was a little much. I left for work without even telling Brett, mostly because I wasn’t convinced that it truly was positive. I mean, the line was definitely there, but it seemed a little “light,” so I was skeptical.

Luckily there is a Walgreens but feet from my office, so once I got to work I bought three more tests. When all of them came up positive, I was mostly convinced and called Brett and told him that I had a positive test. I didn’t tell him I had 4 positive tests, because, you know, that would be crazy. I then called the doc and got an appointment that afternoon.

Brett met me at the doc after work and we had our first ultrasound. I know that’s not normal operating procedure, but I hadn’t had a period since October because of the Lupron treatment, so it was necessary to determine how far along I was. The ultrasound showed a little block dot in a white blob. I was definitely pregnant with something, even if it wasn’t really looking much human yet. They determined I was due on November 24th and sent me off for my blood tests.

About two weeks later I started getting nauseous and so tired. I could nap for three hours in the afternoon, and then still go to bed at 9pm and sleep a full 8 hours. Brett was sort of amazed, but I kept reminding him that I’m growing a person, and that his physical part is over, so he should let me nap.

The nausea has been by far the worst. It’s unrelenting on some days, and then gone on some other days. I thought I was out of the woods last week, as I felt no nausea for about 4 days straight. But then it came back on Saturday night and hasn’t really let up since. I’m just hoping that it goes away by week 13 so that I can enjoy the second trimester.

I haven’t gained any weight yet, thank goodness, because I’m not really supposed to as I’m pretty well padded to begin with. I have gained some girth in the boob area, which is extremely frightening because that’s already where I carry most of my weight to begin with. It’s horrifying actually. I already told Brett that after we’re done with babies, I am immediately getting a reduction. I don’t care about cost. I am so over these things.

We’ve since had two more ultrsounds. The last one actually looked like a baby, which was so awesome. I get all teary every time and we have print outs of the ultrasound pictures on our fridge. It’s so cool. Seriously.

We did watch a Nova episode about the “miracle of birth” or somesuch. I did fine until the part where the lady actually gave birth and they showed it. All I said was, “I am not doing that.” I know, I will do it, but oh my god, why does it have to be so difficult. I mean, I get that my pelvis has to be small in order for me to walk upright, but it seems like nature should have done a little better job of accommodating us womens and our childbirthin’ needs. I’m just glad I live now and live in a first world country. I salute all women who do it the “natural way,” but I will hopefully be receiving drugs and any sort of ameliorative care the hospital wants to offer. I am no hero.

11 comments:

Jess said...

Oh, yay! I have been wondering about you and as soon as I saw your post pop up in my Google Reader I was like, PLEASE BE TELLING US YOU'RE PREGNANT. And you are! I'm so happy for you guys. Congratulations!

Fiona Picklebottom said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I HIGHLY recommend epidurals. ;)

Alice said...

HURRAH HURRAH HURRAH!! this is so exciting to hear! what are you going to name the baby while it's in your belly? bean / taco / squid / etc? :-)

artemisia said...

WOO WOO WOO WOO WOO!!! Oh, CONGRATULATIONS to you and Brett! You guys are going to be AWESOME parents.

Wahoo!!!

LoriD said...

Congratulations! I always quite enjoyed the boob growth, but I am a sad, flat-chested sort.

Hope the nausea subsides soon and TAKE THOSE NAPS!

CAQuincy said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! I'm excited beyond belief! Congrats! Yay!

Banana said...

So exciting!!! Congratulations to you and Brett, you will be amazing parents!

Tess said...

OMG. O.M.G. AIEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

YAY!!!!!!

(!!!)

desperate housewife said...

I am so excited for you! I was the same as Jess- as soon as I saw your blog highlighted with a new post, I thought, "BABY!"

Pickles and Dimes said...

Congratulations! WHOO-HOO!

For the baby name, I vote for Fliblet.

3carnations said...

Congrats!