My little sweeties

My little sweeties

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Had a scare today!

I woke up and was spotting. I had some lower back pain and I was sure it was all over again. I called the doctor as soon as they opened and they got me right in. The exam showed all was well-cervix closed and no further sign of bleeding. That afternoon I got an u/s as well and the baby is measuring right on schedule and the heart was beating away at 128 bpm. I am so relieved. They never did find a reason for the bleeding. I just hope it goes away and never comes back. I am so scared because of what happened last time.

Here is a picture of our little pilgrim!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Ultrasound is scheduled

March 30 we will get to see our LO. I am praying that all will be healthy at this point. I'll be 7 weeks, 4 days (give or take a day or two). It was at 8 weeks that we got our bad news last time, so this is a very scary, but also very exciting ultrasound for us. Keep us in your prayers! Thanks!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Busy weekend

I'm so tired today. I will say one benefit of being unemployed is that I can nap pretty much whenever I need to and right now I need to a lot. 15 minutes is really all it takes to give me a second (or third or fourth) wind.

This weekend I went to my niece Samantha's sixth birthday party. It was a lot of fun, but very loud and I of course ate too much food-mostly too many potato chips. That on top of my pregnancy nausea made for a very bloated and sick feeling Jennifer. However, I'd promised to let the girls stay overnight and so I took them home with me. They must have gotten all of their screaming done at the party because they were pretty sedated at my house. We watched UP and ate a late dinner and everyone was packed off to bed.

Sunday we skipped church and slept in. Jason made everyone pancakes and back or sausage and everyone ate plenty! Then we went bowling. Sammi loves, loves, loves bowling. She wants to win but is still everyone's cheerleader and is just so enthusiastic. It was so much fun! We are all terrible bowlers, but who cares, right?

Once we'd returned the girls to their mother we spent a few minutes visiting my grandmother. We so badly want to convince her to stay in the independent living community that she moved into on a trial basis. She's being quite stubborn about going back home. The problem is that she is 94, lives 2 hours away and refuses to hire anyone to help her out with cleaning or cooking because they might steal something. So the burden is on my mother and she's tired of driving 4 hours every week to clean. Also, Grandma has gained some weight and just is all around healthier living somewhere with regular meals and family to check in on her regularly. But, she's a stubborn woman. Keep her in your prayers if you can.

And then home again we went and we skipped dinner and watched The Informant and went to bed. I think I may go back to bed for a nap shortly.

Friday, March 12, 2010


I've been awake since 2 AM.

My cat Adrian is sick. He has either a UTI or a blockage or both. He is going to the vet today. I kept him in the bedroom with me last night to keep an ear out. He slept until 2 and then spent an hour in the litter box. Then he threw up. Then he got back in the litter box. After that he just squats and pees wherever-just tiny droplets. He's in the bathroom until the vet opens. I should have taken him in yesterday but I was really hoping it was an isolated incident and that he'd feel better. He doesn't. He is worse. I'm a bad cat mom. At least he is eating his food and drinking and he is peeing even if it isn't normal.

My punishment is being awake since 2 AM and I have a busy day today so it isn't likely I'll have much chance to nap. ::yawn::

Keep Adrian in your kitty prayers!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Exhaustion is not in moderation

So, I guess this pregnancy thing takes a lot out of a girl. I took a 30 minute nap yesterday afternoon and then I still fell asleep on the couch at 7:30. Of course I didn't sleep well because Jason came home and woke me up, then Chloe (our maine coon) was playing with my feet, then Guinness decided he needed to chew his leg, then Jason forgot to turn off the TV. I probably woke up every two hours for some reason or another.

I won't be going to bed early tonight because tonight is my volunteer night at Petsmart. I get to play with the kitties. I guess I have to tell my partner there about my pregnancy since I really shouldn't be cleaning litter boxes. It is so early and it makes me nervous to tell.

However, during my last pregnancy I gave up everything I enjoyed, most of which I didn't really have to give up. I just did it to be on the safe side. This time I'm going to eat sushi on occasion, drink a small glass of wine on special ocassions, eat lunch meat if I want it (which I rarely do), and I'm going to keep volunteering. You can disagree if you want to, but Jason and I have discussed it and we feel comfortable approaching this pregnancy with a true all things in moderation attitude. Except for sleep. That I'm going to try to grab a bunch of.

Monday, March 8, 2010


I am back in the first trimester and now I am worrying over cramping and betas and whether I can make it to next week. I am so tired and sick all of the time and I worry on top of that. I yell at Jason all the time and I worry about that. I need a vacation.