Archive | August, 2015


31 Aug

We put in an offer on a house tonight. This is the most adult thing I’ve ever done. I’ve spent the last 10+ years living in cities, so I always rented and never bought. It’s new and exciting territory!


27 Aug

We had our first appointment back with my normal OB GYN yesterday since we ‘graduated’ from the fertility center. He did an ultrasound, which we were both itching for since we got spoiled by the every two weeks ultrasounds at the fertility center. The baby was moving around like crazy! We got a wave and then a bunch of breakdancing. It was incredible to watch. My husband recorded it on his phone and we sent it to our parents and siblings. It was so incredible to see how much has changed since the last ultrasound. Last time, we just saw the baby’s head and little arm and leg nubbins. This time we saw arms and legs, a mouth, little fingers, the spine, and the heart beating. My husband was amazed how much the baby was moving and that I can’t feel it yet. Last week, the baby was a size of a Lego Man and we bought a little Lego person for comparison. This week, the baby is the size of a poker chip!

I’ve had some unpleasantness the last few days. First, an appointment with my dermatologist where she scraped off 5 moles to send off for biopsy (skin cancer runs in my family). Now I have lovely craters on my calf, back, side, and face! They couldn’t give me any oral antibiotics because of the pregnancy, so I was left with some lovely ointment I have to put on twice a day. The wounds were throbbing like crazy the first couple days!

Then yesterday at my OB, I talked to him about some problems I’ve been having with my lady parts. This may be TMI for some people, but I get vaginal cysts and they are terrible, awful, painful little things that materialize whenever they want causing me pain and annoyance. Not to mention, who wants to be romantical when your lady parts hurt?! Not me.

Anyway, I’ve been getting these flipping cysts for about 8 years and have had at least 5 different doctors tell me various things about them like “they’re not bartholin cysts,” or “it’s kind of like a pimple (eww).” I even had one doctor cut off an entirely wrong area of my lady bits and send it off to the lab (OW OW OW) and it wasn’t even one of the cysts. It was a freckle. Needless to say, I switched doctors after that. Nobody wants a vagina hack job.

So yesterday my doc removed one of them (OUCH), but couldn’t get the bigger one that is way more annoying because of its location. He said I just have to deal with it and hope it goes away on it’s one. It’s been there for 2 weeks already. I think inserting the progesterone pills for the last 10 weeks really made the cysts flair much worse than normal. Thankfully, I don’t have to do that anymore. I asked if there was anything I could do to prevent these things because I have literally tried everything I’ve read on the interwebs. He said no, that it’s just bad luck. Lucky me! At least he admitted that sitz baths do nothing for these pesky buggers. Nothing really helps. My vagina is cursed.

This is the life

16 Aug

A hammock, a breeze, a beach, and a good book. This is my happy place. 


Tuna Fish & Blueberries

15 Aug

I’m adding tuna fish to the list of foods this baby of ours does not want me consuming. My husband made us tuna melts tonight for dinner. I ate half of mine and then I puked … at the table. Fail.

I have been consuming mass quantities of blueberries lately. Apparently, my fetus has some serious love for blueberries. I ate a 2 pound box of them by myself this past week! We bought a 5 pound box to take to the lake to share with everybody. I have a feeling I’ll be eating most of them. They’re just so tasty and local and fresh. I love ’em. They test so much better than any of the store bought ones.

In other news, we announced our pregnancy on FB with the world’s cutest photo of our dog by a sign that says, “Baby Guard Dog Duty Begins March 2016.” We promptly broke the internet. I was shocked that many people read my FB. Everyone is so happy for us and wanting to know where we are registered. I’m not ready for that yet! We don’t even know if it’s a boy or a girl!


15 Aug

We leave on vacation tomorrow morning. I’m positive I will forget something important despite having written approximately 5 lists of things not to forget.

I’m looking forward to no work for a week, relaxation, and hanging out at the lake! A good book and a hammock sound great right now. It’s also so fun to play with my dog there because he loves the water so much. He’s been moping around all night because he thinks suitcases mean we’re leaving him in doggy prison. Little does he know that he’s coming, too! Can’t wait! 🙂

It’s 3 am again

12 Aug

What is up with waking up at 3 and being wide awake? It is not cool. My dog is next to me snoozing away and I’m reading about why dogs follow you around and lay on your belly while you’re pregnant.

My husband moved to the guest room the last couple nights to try to improve our sleep. He’s a snorer. I usually wear ear plugs at night. I know he hates sleeping apart and equates it with relationship turmoil because I told him when we first started dating that my ex and I slept in separate rooms and didn’t have sex for two years (the relationship slowly fizzled for a long time). I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like having a bed to myself, though. I’ve been sprawling out and sleeping diagonally and the dog isn’t pushing me off the bed at night. I personally think the days of old when married people had separate beds side-by-side isn’t such a bad thing. Well-rested people are happier people … says the lady struggling with insomnia.

One Baby

7 Aug

We had our 8 week ultrasound this morning and everything looked great. It’s confirmed now that there is one baby hanging out in my uterus. We also heard the heartbeat for the first time. It took my breath away and I teared up. I think my husband did, too. I can’t put into words how I felt. I am so happy to have this little life growing inside me. After struggling so long with infertility and monthly heartbreak, this is such a blessing in our lives.

On my way home, Kelly Clarkson’s Heartbeat Song was on the radio. How fitting. 

Can’t Sleep

6 Aug

It’s 4:15 in the morning and I’ve been awake for an hour. I can’t fall back asleep and I really need to. Instead, I’m laying here with a stomachache and needlessly fretting that something is wrong. Pregnancy sure makes you worry a lot.

Stella Nash

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