Thursday, August 26, 2010

8 Weeks

I started writing this entry last week when my niece Kimberly was visiting. I put it down and am just now picking it back up. Last week, I hadn't gotten sick yet. This week, I'm feeling a little queasy. Last time, I think I started feeling sick as soon as I went to the doctor, so I think I'm doing alright.

I've been having strange cravings lately. I don't remember any cravings from last time, just food aversions. I couldn't eat pizza. I've been craving salty, savory foods. Cucumbers with balsamic vinegar were at the top of the list for the past two weeks. Lately, I've been craving bagels & cream cheese, and for some weird reason, I really want an Italian BMT from Subway (toasted). I've never had an Italian BMT from Subway, nor do I really know what is on one, but whenever I see a Subway, I think "I could really go for an Italian BMT right now." WTF?

I've done a few things so far with this pregnancy that I probably shouldn't have. For one, I rode a roller coaster with my niece. For another, I think I got food poisoning, and I didn't go to the doctor. Hopefully neither will prove detrimental.

Our Amnio is scheduled for Thursday, October 28th. We'll get an ultrasound with that one, and should find out the gender. I've been thinking it's a boy, but lately, intuition has been telling me it's a girl.

I've had one pregnancy dream so far. In it, I had twins, due one month apart. Dreams sure are crazy.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Second Journey

It's my 37th birthday today. I had been feeling funny all week -- not being able to finish a meal, crying over stupid things...not the typical PMS. I just had a feeling, so I peed on a stick.

And there you have it, Belchgator #2 is on his or her way.

Paul and I only just started trying for #2 a couple weeks ago, after Jennifer had her baby and Ian's first birthday party. Paul said "It would be fun to have a little boy." I think it would be nice to have the matching set. We'll be happy with whomever comes along, and we're hopeful the new baby is just as easy as E was.

I sent Paul a picture message of the pee stick because I couldn't wait for him to come home to tell him. Don't you just love modern technology?

My dad & gramma are in town this week. It will be hard to keep the secret, but I think I'll manage. Sometimes it's nice to have a little secret.

I really hope I don't barf every day like last time....