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Pregnancy Update…

Well, seems like since I found out I’m pregnant I’ve been having a hard time sleeping. As soon as I lay my head down I start getting nauseous, and then I also have to get up about every half hour to use the restroom. I’ve noticed that when I go to lay down I feel really bloated, so I’m going to try eating less for dinner to see if that helps. Last night I tried sleeping on Dave’s side of the bed, but it was too awkward. It feels like his side slopes down toward the middle of the bed, and when I was trying to lay on one side it felt like it was pressing hard on my stomach and was giving me pains. So we switched back after not very long.

I had an appointment on Friday with a health educator at the clinic where I go, but it turned out to be a huge waste of time. I wish I would have called them and asked them more about it. There’s an OB at the clinic I go to, but I do NOT want to see her. I had an exam with her one time and it was miserable, like ‘wham, bam, thank you ma’am.’ She has no personality and is not someone I would feel comfortable as my doctor for my pregnancy. I have already scheduled an appointment with another doctor anyway. I thought maybe going to the health educator would be good, with advice on some of the do’s and don’ts of nutrition during pregnancy. Nope. It was just for her to schedule the appointments with the OB. I asked if they referred to other doctors and she said no. So, there wasn’t anything she could do for me.

I can tell Dave is excited that we’re having a baby, which is good since it came a little earlier than we were expecting. We weren’t going to start trying to get pregnant until April. Ah well, it’s not up to use when it happens anyway! It’s a God thing. Last night we went to the YMCA and he was nervous about me getting in the warm pool because he’d read that hot water isn’t good for the baby. I reassured him that it wouldn’t be too warm, but I actually couldn’t tolerate it for very long. We had gone to the cold pool before that and it was much more comfortable for me. But, it was cold!! Gee, imagine that, lol.

We have a LOT to do to get baby’s room ready!! It’s being used as our closet right now. One day I need to stop procrastinating and go through my clothes to set aside stuff to donate, or just throw stuff away if it’s in bad condition. Probably throw away all the Favre Packers stuff… or burn it. LOL. Keep all the other Packers stuff, of course. (I crack myself up!) We’ll also need to get rid of the ENORMOUS dresser and armoire taking up so much space in that room, and get another dresser to put in our bedroom for all our foldables. I claim the top shelves!! And… I gotta figure out what I’m going to do with my hair stuff, makeup, body sprays, lotions, etc… I doubt I can find room in the linen closet. Things like this make me wonder how on earth the family that lived here before us ever raised 4 children here! The room will also need to be painted and re-carpeted before we can move baby’s stuff in. Ok, free beer and pizza for whoever wants to come and paint! 🙂

Although reality has sunk in since I first found out last Wednesday, I’m still paranoid. I am still scared that I’ll sneeze and lose the baby. One day, while Dave and I were in the car, I told him that. Not much later, I sneezed. He started freaking out, saying there was baby powder on the dash… lol… if you’re not laughing, then it must be one of those “had to be there” things.

I’ve been reading in my pregnancy books, and am getting good information. I have to admit, it’s overwhelming… I’m also wanting to kinda read with the progression of my pregnancy so I don’t get too ahead of myself by reading about things that won’t happen for 6 months.

Well, that’s about all I have for right now… time to go get ready for me and hubby to go see some friends we haven’t spent time with in far too long!

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