Monday, July 30, 2007

Did You Have Your Baby Yet?

We get along pretty well with one set of neighbors (I do think they might be polygies though..) They have 2 little boys that were pretty sad when the previous owners of our house moved because they had 2 kids they would play with. And of course we have this fantastic playground in the backyard that the old owners left. It's rare a month will go by when one of the boys won't ask if they can go back there & play. We always say they can, but they haven't yet.

Well we told our neighbors (the Foxes) that we are expecting and they must have told their sons. Now the favorite question is if I've had my baby yet. I'm thinking that baby=playmate=access to playground... They are in for a long wait on that one! :-)

Friday, July 27, 2007

Rules, rules, and then more rules

Once I think I figured out all the ins & outs of what is good & bad for the baby.. I find more!

I was always under the belief that hair color is a huge nono when you're preggers. Now I've read that is 'okay' after the first trimester. I'm not vain, but my hair is seriously going grey quick!!! But I'm not sure I want to trade my Bride of Frankenstein look if it could harm the baby. So, I've read about this all natural Henna treatment. I'm all about it! I will wait till the 13th week just in case...

And I knew you couldn't have non pasteurized cheeses (Brie, feta, etc) Turns out you can't have deli meat or hot dogs either for the same reason. Listeria (sp?) is known to cause miscarriages.. So good thing those aren't cravings!

Past couple days I was super nauseous, but today is better. I have totally lost my taste for sweet things.. no ice cream for awhile please! It's all about the salty these days. Just what I need, help in the water retention department!

And the strange-o dreams have started. Granted before baby my dreams have always erred on odd... but they are at a new level now!

Looking forward to hosting Karen's baby shower next month. It has been so great to be preggers at the same time of so many of my friends. I can't wait for a get together next year. Forget the keggers and bring out the hooter hiders! :-)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Just Plane Fun

I had my first airplane adventure since news of the baby. Something strange ALWAYS happens to me on my flights (ie. see blog below.. and ask me about the sandwich thief if you ever need a laugh)

I'm happy to report that aside from the fact I had to drive myself to the airport because hubby was hung over (you see what I'm driving him to!), it was uneventful. There was no huge tadoo with my Lovenox syringes in my checked baggage. My hands were clenched the whole flight... what if my bag was delayed or worse lost?? But nope baggage arrived and medication in tact!

I happily devoured my honey peanuts and read pregnancy mags. And even scored an Emergency seat - bonus extra leg room to keep my blood moving (but really who would want pregzilla to help with an air emergency??)

Aside from the teenage couple to my right that seemed trying to join a certain flight club (ugh.. people really.. ) it was fine.

Could baby be my flight charm? Has he/she broken the curse??

Well there still is the flight home :-)

Friday, July 20, 2007

Driving Miss Jennifer

I love road trips. I prefer them to planes. There's no security, no kicking of my seat, or theft of my food (seriously, it happened)

The doc has yanked all driving trips for now! Aparently with my blood condition & medication it is still too dangerous for baby & I to be confined in the sitting position for too long. So I will not be able to come down with Thomas to AZ to celebrate his birthday. The drive to Kingman was out of the question. Even if I flew to Phoenix and we drove to Prescott.. still too far. So do me a favor & if you see Thomas, show him an extra fun time!

According to the books, the baby's little heartbeat should have started!!!! I can't wait for our 10 week visit to the doc!

** And the latest craving is peanut butter & toast.. yumm-o!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Weepy or Sleepy

Have I already entered into pregzilla? Everything either seems to make me cry, create mass fustration, or make me super happy. There has been no even keel these past 2 days. I'm hoping I'm just tired. I haven't been sleeping my normal cat hours (12 hours people!)

So if I seem crazy or emotional, well I am. I should invest in some body armor for Thomas :-)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Crackers over baby

Okay I know that I'm just in the early stages, but I was hoping that my lack of morning sickness would continue. I can handle my shots, I can not handle upchucking on a regular basis. Alas, we do not get to choose our symptoms..

So saltine crackers have become my new best friend! I haven't had an Exorcist moment yet, but the nagging nausea is increasing..

And I bought "The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy" at a friend's recommendation. Hilarious! I only got through the first couple of chapters before my sleepiness took over.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

More Firsts

Baby Rodriguez's first gift actually came just days before we knew we were pregnant. My folks had wanted to buy "new baby" a gift when they visited Yellowstone with my brother & his family. My neice was given the honor of choosing the gift; she chose a very soft black bear (we hear it almost didn't make it here...) In the end my neice was thrilled to give us "new baby's" first gift ever :-)

And I went on my first shopping trip for baby today. Yes I know, it's early. However, I love deals and love the idea of spreading out some of cost before it all hits. Thanks to my super shopper pal Karen, I started to stock up on baby food. It doesn't expire till '09! Thank goodness for our food cellar/wine cellar. And I bought a box of diapers. I'm hoping to buy a box every week in varied sizes.. that way it won't hurt the budget so much next spring!! And I bought some work acceptable maternity clothes that were on clearance. So cute! And I think I can alter them after baby to fit me again.

When I was checking out of Target, the cashier told me she would never in a million years guess I was preggers. I laughed and told her I'm just an early bird preparing. I'm thankful my obsession with ice cream isn't showing!!!

Friday, July 13, 2007

First Signs

* I'm tired ALL the time. I go to bed around 9pm and wake up around 9am and usually take an hour nap. This could also be worse because I've dropped 99% of the caffeine in my diet

* My tatas are killing me! Although I am sleepy, I am forced to find new positions

* I sweetly demand ice cream just about every night. Thomas thinks this is a "fake" craving.. but he eats it with me!

* Midnight potty runs! I never tinkle at night, and now I'm up at least once...This too could be linked to my increased amount of H20 and milk..

Fun stuff! I'm loving every minute!

How we found out..

We visited my family in Washington for the 4th of July. As everyone was eager to know if this was THE month, I took a few preggers tests way too early. The tests showed a very light positive.

It seemed too good to be true, so we waited. A day after coming back home I took a digital test, and much to our happiness it simply stated "Pregnant". Such an amazing word, a word we have waited for much longer than we had dreamed of.

After test upon test and many months of disapointment, we were blessed with a baby. But this was only the first step. I have a blood clotting issue that sadly places us in the high risk group. I daily inject a blood thinner into my belly and pray that everything will be okay.

We tried to hold the news in. We didn't want to get too excited and spread the news for fear of a miscarriage. But that isn't the way we wanted to start Baby Rodriguez's journey - scared. So yes the chance is there, but our thoughts are focused on the joy we have been given and preparing for the new chapter in our happy marriage!

We are due St. Patty's day!