Thursday, February 25, 2010

And again...the Midnight Sickness...

Ugh...I guess the midnight sickness is what is going to be the norm for this little one's pattern. I started getting that really nauseous feeling again around midnight, and I tried and tried to battle it off (I didn't eat anything, this time, though) by walking around and breathing deeply, but to no avail. I knew the only way I was going to feel better was by saying hello to the toilet, but I resisted for about 30 minutes before I reluctantly made my way over and said hello.

Since I had absolutely nothing in my stomach at the time, it was a rather unpleasant experience, albeit a little neater than the last go around; it's so unsatisfying when you feel like you need to ---- and all you end up doing is dry-heaving or spitting up stomach acid. Nasty stuff...

Exhaustion aside, I did feel better after all that, so I creeped to bed and slept until morning.

Considering I've been feeling pretty unattractive lately with the combination of not having enough time in the morning to shower before work and simply looking ragged all day, I did have a moment of feeling pretty again. I was on my way out the door after work when one of our co-workers stopped me in the hall and told me that one of our young KATUSA (Korean Augmentee to the US Army) Soldiers had a huge crush on me! She said that every day at mail delivery, he fights to get my mail so he can bring it to my desk! How cute...

Now I'm curious who it is because the delivery boy varies day by day, but who is the most frequent deliverer? I'll have to do some investigating. Hehehe...:) It's funny to be the object of someone's crush...especially as a pregnant woman. :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Midnight sickness?

Well, I guess I can officially say I had my first bout of real "morning sickness" this weekend, but does it count if I got sick a bit past midnight???

We had all gone to bed, and I had my normal queasiness, but I figured it'd settle down once I went to sleep. Well, I did fall asleep, but around midnight, Tay woke up because she had to go pee-pee, so I got up with her to take her to the potty, but when I did, I felt a huge wave of nausea hit me. Luckily, I was able to hold it down, make it to the potty with her and back and laid her down to go back to sleep. After she fell back asleep, my nausea still hadn't gone away, so I decided to try and mitigate with some rice and Tabasco sauce (since it works so well during the day). Well, I got a few spoonfuls in when I felt that rush of saliva into my mouth like I was gonna ---- so I RAN to the bathroom and just made it to the toilet...and let's just say it wasn't pretty.

With a purged stomach and a burning throat from the Tabasco making its way back out, I brushed my teeth, sipped some cold water and laid back down to go to sleep. Thankfully, no more nausea that night...but let's just say, my throat was rather scratchy in the morning when I had to sing at Mass...::sigh::

I'm not sure what brought about the sudden violent nausea, but I'm glad it has passed in that short bout. I hope I don't have to do that again. I've only got a couple more weeks before my first trimester is complete...hopefully when I can say good bye to all the nausea, too. :)

Hope you're growing well in there, little one.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tabasco, much?

Well, this week has been an interesting turn of events in that my craving for the spicy/salty/vinegary has seriously kicked in. It's not any food in particular, but Tabasco has become my best friend. I sprinkle a little of it on everything...everything...from rice and seaweed to fish to eggs to corn to spagetti...pretty much anything I feel like eating at the time needs a light sprinkling of the good stuff...who knew? I don't use too much because I don't want to risk the heartburn after, but I think I've controlled the amount of usage fairly well so far.

I definitely need to keep up my healthy eating, though, because today, I sort of neglected eating healthy throughout the day and by mid-afternoon, I was STRUGGLING...not only for energy, but with the nausea that comes with an uncomfortable stomach...ugh.

After a good meal for dinner, though, I feel much better now, and with a dash of Tabasco, I have quelled the nausea...yum.

Rest is now calling...after a brownie. :) Maybe Tabasco on brownie? Nah...Happy Fat Tuesday.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Another Doctor Visit

Yesterday, I went to my 7/8 week doc visit for a check up. I got another sonogram, but this time, instead of seeing just a little blip or the yolk sac, I could actually see the little person developing in there with a little head and even a little sprout of a leg. The tech also pointed out the umbilical cord and and again, the fluttering heart. Speaking of fluttering heart, the little one's heartrate during this visit was an extremely rapid 162 bpm!!! Does this mean that this little angel growing in my belly is bound to be another little girl??? :) Who knows! Quite possibly...

During this visit, they also drew some blood and urine for some routine testing. Something that sort of bothered me a bit was that the doctor told me I was gaining too much weight too fast already! Now, see here. I have put on maybe a pound so far...I don't think that's too much weight. And telling me I'm fat now isn't going to help me...and so the doc put me on this "low glycemic index" diet to "keep my insulin strong." They didn't tell me I was diebetic or anything, but basically told me that gaining too much weight was bad...but how do they know what's too much weight for me? Why was I not told this at all with my first pregnancy? Tay was healthy and so was I! I wasn't too thrilled with getting so big by the end, but all the weight came off pretty quickly and easily.

Now I'm stressed about my weight when I really shouldn't be, should I? I have to chart my weight every week and make sure I stay under the recommended weight or else restrict my eating??? Really???

I can't believe it.

I will adjust what I eat a bit to be in line with the recommendation, but I'm sorry...dieting will not be the focus of this pregnancy. I would rather not worry about that stress (although now it's at the forefront of my mind) of staying skinny and worry more about having a healthy pregnancy.

Anyhow, all that aside, it appears this little one is growing well and my next appointment is on 11 March. One month away. Must stay under weight...noooooooooooooo!!!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Yay, more nausea...

It appears I am going to have more frequent days of nausea with this little one than I did with Tay. Today was one of those days where I just couldn't shake that queasy feeling all matter what I ate or drank, that gross feeling just stuck with me. I still didn't need to make a run to the bathroom, but it literally felt like I had motion sickness all day...rather unpleasant.

I am noticing I prefer the salty tastes to the sweet, but I did enjoy a dark chocolate cupcake (from today and it was fabulous. I also found that I can get worked up pretty easily (stressed out, that is), even when I really shouldn't. I feel like I am eating less healthy with this pregnancy than the first, but I honestly can't remember how or what I ate when I was pregnant with Tay, so I guess I can't really compare.

I'm so exhausted with this pregnancy, too. Just unbelieveably tired...I just want to take a nap all the time...just lie down and do nothing. But then...come nightfall, I can't sleep. It's like my clock's off or something. I wake up about four or five times a night just to check the time...and then when morning comes, it's so difficult to wake up and get moving.

Jeff's on a business trip this week, so it's just Tay and me...and we're doing okay, actually. I was a little worried that I might get fed up too quickly or lose my patience with her, but she's sweet as always and my patience runs deep when I'm with her's amazing what motherhood teaches and brings's truly a beautiful thing.

I'm just glad Tay went down without a fight tonight because I had a lot to get done tonight (like dishes and laundry) that I meant to do during the day (lunchtime), but I was just too exhausted that I just lay around and rested...::sigh::

Pregnancy is really kicking my butt this go around, but I am excited for my appointment on Thursday.

I think everything about pregnancy is about waiting...and waiting...and waiting...even before getting pregnant, it's waiting for that first positive pregnancy test...then it's the constant waiting for the next doc appointment, the next trimester, the first fetal movement, the wondering about the gender, the due date...etc...etc...etc...a constant state of WAITING.'s a good thing my patience my nausea...ugh.

Monday, February 8, 2010


I can't remember being quite so sleepless when I was pregnant with Tay, but I feel like I'm already losing so much sleep with this one. I wake up at least once or twice every night to go to the restroom, and at night, it's hard for me to fall asleep. But I am so exhausted all day! I think having all of these doctor's appointments in my first trimester are making this trimester just seem so much longer than before, but it is kinda nice in its own way. Like I was telling Jeff yesterday, we didn't get to hear our little Tay's heart beat or see her in a sonogram until we were 12 weeks and 3 days pregnant with her! That was our first doctor's appointment! This time, we found out we were pregnant with a sonogram! Amazing.

Another symptom of pregnancy I am having is indigestion...quite uncomfortable, I might add. I just need to be more aware of how much and what I'm eating, and to make sure I chew well so I don't feel like I have a brick sitting in my stomach for hours trying to digest. Last night, the flank steak I cooked was really good, but it sat in my stomach and just hurt for a while...ugh.

Definitely should eat more vegetables. And fruit.

I have another appointment on Thursday. I think that's when I get the first round of blood tests and hopefully will get to see the little one again to see how he/she's developing.

REALLY looking forward to hearing from my mom when she gets the Valentine's Day card...hehehehehe...

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Yesterday was a rough day for me. I think my failure to eat good food was a contributing factor, but at lunch time, I went home and laid down for a nap and woke up around 2pm feeling horribly nauseous and couldn't stand up without the room spinning. I just laid there and called in sick the rest of the day. When Jeff got home, he saw me still in my work clothes lying on my side on the couch, still nauseous and looking pale. He went to go pick up Shingil from Beth's as I still laid there...

I knew I needed to get moving or else I'd be lying there all night, so I worked up the energy to get up and start dinner. I shoved some rice crackers in my mouth to try and hold off the nausea and I made dinner for us. Luckily, once I got going, it was smooth sailing, and after eating, I felt much better.

I really should remember to eat constantly and eat healthy to keep the nausea at bay...I really never want another repeat of yesterday...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Morning Sickness...

Well, this morning was my first real bout of morning sickness, but I'm not sure it qualifies because I didn't actually have to say hello to the porceline...just a quick gag in the sink. The saliva gathering in my mouth non-stop is not helping the queasiness, but it is the same as the first. The thing is, it doesn't seem so far off, the 10-week I just have to survive.

I am definitely feeling the exhaustion, but I'm trying to keep up the good spirits to play with Tay and get things prepared for the little one's arrival. It's still a long way away, but it's nice to think about...

Maybe I should get a spit cup...ugh.