Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Things That Keep Me Busy








So, since I am at home a lot and don't always feel so grand, I have been working on some crafts to make the days go by faster and better. I got really into finding stuffed animal patterns and making mine own up as well. I bought some left-over material at Joann's Fabrics and some stuffing, I need to go back to buy wool felt too for the Christmas Ornaments I want to make next. I have also been working on a quilt for the baby, but thats gonna take awhile. I also have been making intricate and not so intricate hair clips that I am thinking of selling on Etsy, along with some vintage things I have. The pictures above is what I do though out my days.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kidney Stones (Again)

Yesterday I was experiencing some pain in my right kidney. My first thought was that the baby was just pushing up against it or something since recently we have been seeing more visible movement from the baby. I decided not to think too much of it, but then it just started to get annoying. I felt like I had to go to the bathroom every 2 min, but nothing would come out. Then I had remembered my Doctor telling me that if the baby was in a spot that was making me uncomfortable, to hold a flash light up to that spot and the baby will move away. Well, I tried that. Didn't work. The pain was not diminishing. It was only getting stronger. I drank some water to see if that would help. It wasn't until I realized that I could not stand up straight and that I couldn't think clearly anymore from the excruciating pain that this was not the baby, I was having a kidney stone. This was my 6th kidney stone in my entire life. Normally I would know right away that I was experiencing a kidney stone from my past experience, but since I'm pregnant, the baby is the first thing that comes to mind for anything I am feeling. I should have known better, but I wasn't thinking. Plus my kidney stones come in a pattern. Every 3 to 4 years in the Spring. I had my last kidney stone a year and a half ago and it's Fall right now. Totally out of the norm. Thankfully I had left over meds from the last one and Robert called the Labor and Delivery section of the Hospital to get their advice without having to actually come into the hospital. They were very helpful. I was allowed to take my pain medication and sleep without having to make that trip, pay $500 bucks for the doctors to do the same thing. give me pain meds and let me sleep. I feel a little better. Kind of drugged and tired with a little bit of kidney pain. I have been drinking a lot of water so I can pass the stone quickly, so of course, more annoying frequent trips to the bathroom. Now I don't know what to expect anymore, I will always be surprised with something!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Oh Baby

So last night, Robert and I felt baby do some acrobatics or stretching or something. I don't know what they do in there, it must be boring. Robert had his hand on my belly and quickly removed it. I said "Did you feel what I just felt?" His reply "Yeah, that was weird" Agreed.

I still haven't been able to put on weight. I range between 90 to 94 lbs. Now remember I can't eat most of the foods out there that carry all the calories, so before you tell me to go chow down on a donut I am going to politely remind you that they contain gluten which will make me really sick if I partake. As much as I would love to just go out and order a dozen donuts and eat them by myself in the corner of the room I can't for the sake of my health and the baby's. I would give anything for a chocolate chip bagel toasted with cream cheese from John's Bagel Deli, but it's not happening.

The belly grows, but nothing else does. I have been able to eat more foods, such as steak, broccoli, honeydew melon, corn tortilla quesadillas with pinto beans, rice, seaweed, miso soup, but still have no appetite. I love candy right now. Especially chocolate bars and sour gummies.

I am constantly thirsty. I'll drink a bottle of water and a minute later I'll be so thirsty again.

I hate getting up to use the restroom every 2 hours throughout the night. I just want to sleep for once. Such an inconvenience.

Oh and am I moody or what? It takes every little bit of calmness I have left inside of me to not be a jerk to everyone around me. If I do lose my cool, I hope I will be forgiven and that they would understand.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dates to Remember

November 1st - Oscar's memorial in our backyard.
November 9th - Baby's gender will be determined.
November 27th - Black Friday. Who want's to hit up Kohl's with me at 4 AM?
December 5th - Family Portraits for Christmas cards.
December 17th - Sending out Christmas cards. If you want one email me your address to epearson21@gmail.com.

Stay tuned for more announcements!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Overdue



So I have been meaning to blog about the last date Robert and I went on. We had heard awhile back that our fave band, The Get Up Kids, were getting back together and they were doing an anniversary tour. Well, I was not going to miss out on seeing them and I made Robert buy tickets as soon as they went on sale. This was before I became pregnant, but when we learned of this news I was not going to let it stop me. Yes, I felt sick that night but I dealt with it. Robert and I found a place where I could sit without having people bump into me. Anyways, we had a lovely night, and I was so stoked to see the band I love most with all my heart. They band that brought Robert and me together. The band with the most amazing song that we chose as our wedding song to dance to at our reception. Plus this was the last concert I would have been able to attend until the baby is born and we get a babysitter. Despite the heart burn I enjoyed every minute of watching them play and I know Robert did too. In my opinion, The Get Up Kids are the best band to see live.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Feeling Alone

Lately I have been realizing that I have no idea what I'm doing. I don't know anything about pregnancy or babies. I don't have any younger siblings so all this stuff is so new to me. In our ward everyone pretty much already has children. I feel alone in my pregnancy. The girls that I consider my friends that are pretty much due around the same time as I am are all so far away from me that I don't have someone to be pregnant with and share my thoughts and feelings and what's normal, what's not. This is the depressing part of being the youngest child in the family by 12 years. The advice is old and the medical field is in constant forward change. I just want someone to relate to and be close with. I want to be social and I want my child to be social so I hope we can eventually move to a ward that has children around the age of mine or someone pregnant will move into our ward. Sounds silly, but I need this.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Ultrasound pic 12 1/2 weeks



Well, here it is in my body. Weird to think about.

Morph - Thanks Jena for the idea!





Apparently this is what our child will look like. It doesn't look like either of us, but that's pretty normal in my family. We all look nothing like each other.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Bump


13 weeks

I know it doesn't look like much to most, but if you know how skeleton skinny I am, this is a lot to me. So far the baby is healthy and lively and we are trying hard to keep it that way. The baby only allows me to eat certain foods. I live off of grapes, apples, pears, oatmeal, soy beans, cranberry juice, Powerade, rice cakes, Del Taco taco's, Taco Bell Nachos, and antacids. I would gain more weight I'm sure if I could eat the delicious things that contain gluten. I don't know how I'm gonna pack on the calories without them.