Sunday, February 14, 2010

Long weekend follows a long week

Last week was a long week for me at work. Needless to say, I'm thankful for this 3 day weekend!

Last week was also a rough week for my body. It wasn't terrible by any means, it was just more gaggalicious than ever before. In fact, towards the end of the week, I felt compelled to close my office door to prevent others from having to endure the gagfest. I let staff know that my door was closed, but that I wasn't on an important phone call nor was I trying not to be bothered (I rarely close my office door); I just wanted to shelter others from the nasty gagging noises.

I could tell that my abdomen went through some physical changes, too. Getting up too quickly from my office chair usually results in sharp, pulling pains (more on the right side than the left). Its a very similar feeling to have an inguinal hernia (which I've had and also had surgically repaired). Usually the pain subsides within just a few seconds. I wasn't too worried about the pains and then my BFF, M (who is also pregnant and due the same time as us), emailed me with some random pregnancy info, some of which was:

Belly you enter your second trimester, things begin the great shift and expansion project. It will not be as traumatic as the last month or so, but all the's weird. I have noticed the last couple of days that if I stand up too quickly I get a sharpish pain low on my belly. The muscles and stuff are starting to loosen and stretch, so just be careful. You still move quickly in these early months because you don't have a 7 pound kid wedged in your pelvis, but your muscles don't want to move that quickly standing up (I think it's more the stretching from sitting to standing). Anyway, it's normal. What's not normal, is if the sharp pain lasts a long time or at random times (call the doctor).
Like I said, I wasn't worried about the pain but I felt even better after getting her email.

She also said in her email that maternity pants don't fit her well b/c she's not big enough to fill them out, yet her pre-pregnancy pants are too tight (especially after eating). She suggested something along the lines of a BellaBand. I appreciate the suggestion and truth be told, I had already purchased one back in week 7 because I got sick of sucking in my fat I needed it.

It's SO MUCH FUN having a BFF who is pregnant too (and, particularly one who is due around the same time)!

My mom asked me the other day if we planned on getting a 3D ultrasound.

I don't know. Sometimes I think about how fun it would be to get the insider look at our little one. Maybe get a glimpse of which features Bubs has of daddy and which features Bubs has of mine. On the other hand, we're really enjoying the surprises that will come with the delivery. Not knowing the sex and then also maybe not having seen Bubs too much during the 9 months. It's all part of the experience of surprise.

We haven't had any ultrasounds thus far (which seems to be highly unusual...everyone we knows has had at least one U/S by now, but not us) so maybe we'll keep the mystery going and just wait until the big day to see our baby.

Who knows. Maybe we get to 30 weeks and NEED to have something more, something to see or hold of Bubs.

Guess we'll see!!

In other news, I'm up 3.5 pounds since we first got pregnant. I think that making it through the first trimester with only 3.5 lbs gained is quite an accomplishment! I really can't take credit, though. With the food I've been eating, I should have gained 35.0 lbs already :)

I'm thinking about putting a weight tracker on the sidebar so you can follow along, pound by pound. I honestly don't care if people know how much I weigh. Maybe having it publicly displayed with help me exert some discipline in my food choices. Or, maybe I'll just keep eating what I'm eating ;)

Until next time, XOXO...

Oh and I'm planning on posting two baby pictures in the near of Hubs as an infant and one of me. One thing that will not be a surprise about Bubs is that he or she is bound to have a very round face and cute puffy cheeks :)


  1. Thanks for the ticker!!!! :):)

    13 weeks! WOW!!! I bet that you will start feeling better and stop gagging so much in the next week or two. LOOOOOOVE me some second tri. Enjoy it!

    I also wanted to mention that everytime I had round ligament pain like you are having, I ended up having a little growth spurt and my tummy would pop out more! So watch for that. :)

    Oh, and great job on the weight gain, Mama!

  2. I remember those pains...they get worse. Great job on the weight are doing awesome. Any cravings right now?

    Can't wait to see the pictures.

  3. I remember getting out of bed, from around week 10 and all through my pregnancy, like I was about 85 years old.

    The pain in the abdomen lessens if you keep a good posture. So, straighten up!

    I never tried the bella band but I had the tummy tube and it was more annoying than my pants falling down all the time. I used it a lot though. If you don't move its actually quite pleasant. But if you have to keep getting up and stuff it must be adjusted constantly. I did appreciate my belly support belt. It was straight from heaven. (So was all the food I ate. Seriously, hand picked from God himself.)

  4. Let me see what baby pictures I can find!!!!!