Got a little help from The Bean today :)

No the bean didn’t cure me of my nausea, sadly that is still going strong.

I recently ordered some new outdoor drapes from West Elm that hang on one side of the backyard (conveniently blocking the crazy neighbor!). Like most situations between Mike and I, he convinced me to only order 4 drapes when I knew I needed 5. He only agreed with me when we hung them up and there was a nice little gap;) Dummy me ordered the 96″ length when I needed the 108″.

Well I have been putting off calling West Elm to see if it was too late. Man I lucked out with the nicest lady on the phone. As she looked up my order she said it was placed in SEPTEMBER!!! And they have a 30 day policy. She told me that they sometimes bend the rules and asked if I had a reason for not calling.

And then I proceeded to use my unborn child to help me get West Elm to bend their 30 day policy.

Me: “Well Peggy, I am pregnant and have had horrible first trimester nausea…”

Peggy: {gasp}  “Oh MY!”

Me: “I have been basically been living out of my bed for the last two months…”

Peggy: “You need not say more….that is the best excuse!”

When I first hung up I had guilty feelings that I just used The Bean like that. Obviously listening in, Mike danced out of his office giddy that my procrastination didn’t cost us. Then sensing my guilt he stopped dancing and assured me that I was telling me the truth, not lying. And he is right. I really have been a sick and lazy momma to be. So thanks to my little bean (who is the size of a plum or large lime today!) I got the hook up!!

We have three more days until the 12th week marker…HOORAY! We are only two days away from seeing and hearing The Bean again! Wednesday we go in for another sono and tests to make sure the baby is healthy and on track.  New pictures to come!!

Until then Mike and I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with friends and family!

 
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Less than 2 weeks….

We have less than 2 weeks left until we are out of the first trimester! I am counting the days hoping there will be an end to first trimester sickness. Yep still sick! I am eating so much, literally every two hours, to help fight off the sickness or my stomach starts having loud conversations. I can’t believe how hungry I can get in such a little time frame. I will pork out on a meal and 45 minutes later I want to eat again! It still boggles my mind.

I am still having some cramps; however, the worst is back pain. I look like an old woman hobbling around Tampa.

I’m still pretty tired, but not as bad as before. I can actually go a whole day without a nap. Trying to cut back on the naps so I can try to sleep better at night.

I can’t get comfortable at night. Toss & turn. Toss & turn. As soon as I begin to feel sleepy I have to pee! I’m averaging 2 to 3 restroom trips a night- and boy it is dangerous!! I am usually half asleep trying to navigate the hall and hit a shoulder, arm or leg on one of our closet doors. I have been stubbing my toe on our scale- every time.

This week two friends have and are currently giving birth! Skyla gave birth to a handsome little man, Tyce. He is such a sweet baby and mom is recovering at home and amazingly has been getting more sleep than expected! Lauri was induced Saturday evening and still no baby.

Holding Tyce was a real eye opener. It was crazy to think in 7 months I will be holding my own baby.  So amazing! Speaking of boys – it seems like everyone is having a boy- except my friend Megan in Orlando- she is the only one on team pink! Mike and my mom think the baby is a girl.

There is a saying that girls take the mom’s beauty away during pregnancy. This baby has made me feel and look like I am 13 years old all over again with some nice acne! Fabulous;)

We will find out the sex probably the last week of December or first week of January. Whatever the sex we just hope he/she will be healthy and happy!!

 
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Throwing in the towel….

I am beyond happy and blessed that I am pregnant BUT this first trimester sickness is for the birds. There have been a few days lately that I have woken up feeling great, BUT by lunch I am feeling poopy again 🙁 The last two days I have felt horrible pretty much the entire day! AWESOME!

This weekend is the wedding of two dear friends, Nick Laughlin & Erica Lesko. Mike is the best man and I am reading in the wedding. The two soon-to-bes came down this past Saturday and have been staying with us until today when they headed down to the wedding location. I am pretty worried that I will feel horrible during this amazing moment for our friends & that is a reason why I am throwing in the towel.

We have an appointment with our OB, Dr. Irvin, tomorrow am. I created a typed list of questions (Yes typed, a little OCD)…but also to ask for some help with this sickness. I am not asking for a magic pill just so I can have a great time at the wedding, but so that everyday from tomorrow on can be a little easier! It is so hard to be productive when you feel like you want to hug a toilet AND have 30 lbs weights on your eye lids….

We have a fabulous restaurant called City Fish and every time Nick & Erica visit we go. Last night we were all so pumped to go and chow down on the most amazing appetizer, steak madiga. As we were ordering Mike and I both wanted to share some yummy crab legs…..yummy was the last word I thought when it arrived to the table.

As soon as the server placed it in front of us the fishy smell made me want to jump across the table and head for the restroom. I tried to look down at my own food, steak and spinach, and concentrate on that and not the gawd awful nastiness in front of us. It was of course not nasty, the smell of crab was just revolting to me.

That smell kept me from eating another bite. Thank goodness Mike, as usual, had quickly attacked the crab legs and there was hardly any left. He swiftly moved the basket and I tried to sip on H2O in hopes of gaining my appetite. I tried to eat my dinner but couldn’t. Erica is my soul sista and ordered the fabulous tableside banana foster dessert- Mmmm Mmmm good. So my dinner consisted of some great bread, 4 bites of steak, 2 bites of spinach and BIG helping of our ice cream banana foster dessert!

So less than 4 weeks until this first trimester is over and hopefully I will gain my energy back and can say GOODBYE to nausea!!

 
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  1. Billy & Megan commented:
    November 4, 2010 Reply

    TWO WORDS: PREGGY POPS!!! They help tremendously with the nausea – you can find them at maternity & baby stores (or order online)…

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