Thursday, August 11, 2011

Prenatal Vitamins or ipecac?

7 Weeks 4 Day

I had a pretty good morning today after I woke up from a super crazy dream. It started out with an old man trying to scam me with something, but I was too smart for him and called him out. He got mad and chased us on a high speed chase. Our driver was an almost retired lady that I work with. Various methods of chasing went on for what seemed like days in the dream. It ended with a gasoline fight (he (not the old man, but some other guy who was on his side or something, was trying to set me on fire) and me breaking his neck to kill him. I felt extreme remorse during and after the murder though. Sometime in the middle of all this, we were at my High School auditorium for Jamin's baptism. Ryan, an infant Jamin and I were on stage with a guy from our church (who we barely know) was singing (I don't know if he even sings in real life) a beautiful solo for the occasion and infant Jamin piped up at the end to finish it. Needless to say, I wanted a nap when I woke up. This may rival the dream I had about eating Sessy's tale when I was pregnant with Jamin.

Anyways, with all the excitement this morning, I realized after I got to work that I forgot to take my prenatal vitamin and estrogen, so I went home at lunch to do so. While making my lunch, I felt suddenly ill and although I tried to talk myself out of it I lost it. What is in prenatal vitamins anyways? Does morning sickness only exist because of them?? Can't someone make a better formula?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I feel good!

Week 7 Day 3

I am having a really good day today. Last night my dinner did not stay down. Maybe there was just something in my stomach that had to come out. In anycase, I am enjoying the day.

I even felt good enough to take on a project. Someone at work is expecting their first child, so I decided to refashion a T-shirt for an event their department puts on every year.

Monday, August 8, 2011

First Pictures!

Week 7 Day 1

I was so nervous all day. I could barely wait until 3pm when I could leave work for my 3:20 ultrasound. Some friends that live by the specialists office agreed to watch Jamin for us during the appointment and Ryan was able to meet me there. When we got into the ultrasound room, I was even more nervous. The last three times I had an ultrasound it was bad news and being next to that machine brought back memories. The doctor came in and talked about the weather and then with no warning transitioned to a story about how he only takes 6 clubs when he goes golfing, it was kind of awkward.

Then, a moment that I cannot stop thinking about happened. We saw our little baby's heartbeat! I want to cry just thinking about it now. In my mind the song "wonder" is the soundtrack to this awesome memory. Ryan played this song for me when we found out we were pregnant with Jamin.

I don't remember being this filled with emotion for Jamin. It is not because he was less anticipated, because I was a zombie in the 10 months we were trying to conceive him. I was devastated at the thought of being childless. I think it is so much better because I have a better idea of what is to come. Jamin was a blob on a blurry screen, who would somehow grow into a full term baby that we would take home, but the details were a blurry image. Now I know what it will be like to feel Caribou kick for the first time. I know what it will be like to see, touch, hear and smell it for the first time. I know what it will be like to watch it sleep in my arms. I know what it will be like to watch it achive milestones.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Right on cue!

Week 6

God must be looking out for me. I have been worried that I have been feeling so good (weird I know), but since morning sickness is a good sign of a healthy pregnany (and I was sick with Jamin), I was worried that I didn't have anything yet. I was comforted that (according to Jamin's blog) I did not get sick with Jamin until 6 weeks and 1 day, so I still had some time, but it was getting close and as of yesterday, I still felt great.

Well, today it started. I felt green all day. It was quit miserable, but fantastic at the same time!