March 29, 2010
March 24, 2010
Cravings: not craving anything at this point. I guess I would just like to eat food with more flavor than oatmeal and toast. The strange thing is that I'm hungry, even when I'm nauseated. It just doesn't make sense in my mind, but that's the nature of the beast of pregnancy sickness. The nausea is just a bit different than stomach flu nausea.
Aversions: Diet cola, anything with artificial sweetener leaves a nasty aftertaste in my mouth. Husband was cooking a ham slice the other night and I actually started retching at the smell. That was a new one for me.
Running: I really haven't been running too much because I've been so tired, and given the choice between running and sleep, I've chosen sleep most of the time. Plus, I feel the worst in the evenings, and that's when I'm able to run. I did run the last 2 days out of sheer stubbornness, and it felt good. They were nice, easy relaxing runs as the sun was setting. But, my left quad muscle feels tight and sore today, so I may not run again for a bit. Last thing I need is a pulled muscle right now.
My cat: Audrey, my female cat, has always been more affectionate and would sleep next to me during my other pregnancies. It would promptly end after I delivered. This time, I think she was thinking "Man, I thought you learned! Didn't I teach you anything, you silly human?!" and she had been avoiding me. But this past week, she's been laying on the floor in a sun spot in the bedroom while I sleep. So she's coming around.
March 22, 2010
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March 10, 2010
9. A whole playlist on your iPod is dedicated to kids Bible songs, songs from Elmo, Sesame Street and Dora.
8. You look forward to naptime, not only because it's quiet and maybe a time when you could get housework done, but also because you could take a nap!
7. Your work locker is loaded with your kids pictures and priceless pictures of Mommy in her "nurse clothes".
6. You don't think twice about stepping over gates and opening cabinet locks everyday.
5. You could recite the entire movie Cars because you have seen it, oh, a million times.
4. You sing the Hot Dog Dance song in the Shower.
3. You look forward to the Imagination Movers because they are the closest thing you see to adult men during daylight hours.
2. You tuck your patients in bed. I had a laboring momma who was returning to bed after going to the bathroom. I didn't think much about it, but I pulled the sheet and blanket up to her shoulders and made sure it wasn't wrinkled. She looked at me, smiled and said "You're a mom, aren't you?"
1. When giving report, you tell the oncoming nurse that your patient "Just got up to go potty".
March 9, 2010
I'm starting to enjoy the fact that my co-workers (except for 2) don't have any idea I'm pregnant. It's almost like a little game. Because I work OB, everything has to do with pregnancy. Feeling a little sick? You must be pregnant. Feeling tired? Gassy? Heartburn? Irritable? Hot? Well, you must be pregnant. Friday night, a few people asked if we were going to have anymore, if we were trying. "Oh, someday we might have another(in October)" "Well, we aren't trying per se (the deeds already done)" Then I just laugh to myself. It's been fun. Husband thinks I should deny all the way to delivery. "No, I'm not pregnant, I'm not sure whose prenatal record that is or why my abdomen is huge". And then after the baby is born, I can say "See, I told you I wasn't pregnant!". Really, I am easily amused.
Sunday night, one nurse did call me out. She is notorious for this. I'm not sure how she does it, but she always seems to know when someone is pregnant, usually before they tell anyone. We were sitting at the desk as it was S-L-O-W and she looks at me and says "You look different, you're glowing, are you pregnant? When was your LMP?" Yep, only an OB nurse would ask "when's your LMP?" I told her, "No, I"m not pregnant" but I guess my face gave me away because she was relentless until I couldn't lie anymore. And there was another nurse and a secretary at the desk. I told them under no circumstances could they tell ANYONE because I didn't' want to tell anyone until at least my sono on the 18th, but probably not until later than that. Well see. She's not good at keeping secrets, but she understands so maybe my secret is safe for now.
March 5, 2010
And since I did work in critical care for awhile, I found this entertaining and educational:
March 4, 2010
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March 2, 2010
Aversions: no food aversions, but after a diet cola, it does make me just the slightest bit queasy.
Cravings: I was craving oranges, radishes and salad a few days ago...strange, I know! But it's better than craving, oh, cheeseburgers or Blizzards from Dairy Queen.
S/S: Really, I'm not having all that many symptoms, but I try to remind myself that I didn't have ANY with Jacob, outside of being tired. I am pretty tired and I've been going to bed about 2-3 hours earlier than normal, and feeling more tired at work. My energy level is definitely the major s/s. Every now and then, I feel a bit nauseated, but nothing too horrible. I am peeing all the time, but I do drink a lot in general. I was up 3 times today while I was trying to sleep, which was annoying. I noticed today that for the first time the ladies were sore, which they hadn't been. After having mastitis a few times while breastfeeding Isaiah, and having nursed for a total of 5 years, it's hard for me to really know sore breasts because really, I've had much worse. I'm pretty moody and as with my other pregnancies, smells stand out more. I've been again trying to rid my house of the "odors" that no one else seems to notice. I am also a little crampy on and off, and while I know cramping is normal in early pregnancy, it freaks the hell out of me. I don't remember being crampy with the kids, just felt "more aware of my uterus". I was crampy with the m/c, so any little cramp worries me. They are never really painful and I'm not bleeding so that's good. When I was pregnant with Clara, they asked me at my first appt if I was crampy, and I guess I did say yes, which led them to check my progesterone and put me on a supplement for the first 12 weeks. I don't know much about progesterone levels in early pregnancy, but I also thought I was 9 weeks, and was only five weeks when I went in (thanks to breastfeeding and irregular periods). So maybe that was a factor. Who knows.
Running: I'm obviously not training for a half-marathon anymore, but I am trying to keep up my exercise. I haven't been running since last week since I worked all weekend, but I plan on going tonight and doing 3-4 miles on the treadmill. But we'll see if I can drag myself out to the gym tonight.