Wednesday, June 30, 2010

To Eat or Not To Eat....

To eat or not to eat, that is the biggest dilemma of my day... Could a person be hungry like this alll the time?? The problem is that I am starving all the time but I don't want to eat anything.. Nothing sounds or looks good to me. All of a sudden I think to myself "oh, a salad sounds good.." then I buy a salad for lunch then couple bites later, it makes me want to hurl.. It's a curse!!! I am still trying my hardest to eat every 2-3 hours and drink lots of water. At least my morning sickness is in control and the nausea only comes couple times a day and it's not even that bad!

I've been meaning to take a picture of my belly before it gets any bigger but I've been lazy. I think my belly is already popping out a little bit at 8 weeks! Is that possible? I find myself wearing dresses most of the time to work or putting on my size 4 pants that I bought right after I had Avery. I call them my "transition" pants. Being fashionable and stylish is a thing of the past for me.. It's all about comfort now!!

Isn't my princess Avery so beautiful?? I think her molars are ready to come out.. She's been such a cranky-pants!

Monday, June 28, 2010

New week, new symptoms...

Finally, I feel like I'm pregnant! I've been saying to my best friend that I wouldn't know that I'm pregnant if it wasn't for my sore boobs. I've had ZERO symptoms unlike my first pregnancy. After reading my diary from when I was pregnant with Avery, I figured out that I had morning sickness when I was a little over 6 weeks pregnant. This time, I'm over 7 weeks and nada! But on Saturday, I began to feel a symptom that is so familiar to me. NAUSEA! It feels like I'm on a boat 24 hours a day, feeling sea sick. When I wake up in the morning, I feel queezy then I feel much better after breakfast. Then when I try to clean or play with Avery or do anything that requires a little bit of energy or movement, I feel nauseous again. Being in a car is the worst torture! We had to drive on a windy Sunset Blvd. this weekend and I had to grab on to the door handle for stability with a plastic bag on my lap... Yikes! Then once I'm on solid ground, I'm ok.. Then before I go to bed, I'm nauseous again... I've read that although it hasn't been proven that a person with morning sickness isn't guaranteed not to have miscarriage, it is a sign of healthy pregnancy hormones and there has been less occurance of miscarriage among women who had morning sickness. I think when you're pregnant you try constantly look for signs or internet articles or conversations with people that helps ease your mind about your pregnancy. I know I'm doing the same when I seek out articles that tell me that morning sickness is a good thing. I've been secretly worried about this pregnancy since I haven't had many symptoms. But now that I feel morning sickness which is what I had with the first pregnancy, I feel more at peace. It's funny how I hoped for a smoother and easier pregnancy this time around but I'm worried when it's too easy! Just can't win!!!

Some of the symptoms I'm feeling now:
Sore boobs
Bloating (but much less than the first couple weeks).. didn't have this with first pregnancy
Chills (I'm always cold to the point of shaking).. didn't have this with first pregnancy
Frequent bathroom trips at night

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Oh no.. It's starting...

I woke up couple days ago feeling icky. My morning sickness with Avery was so fierce that I hoped it wouldn't be so bad this time around. As the day went by the nauseous icky feeling went away but still felt 200% bloated.. The icky feeling in the morning continues but I don't think it's developing into a full-blown morning sickness just yet. If it continues like this, I'll be happy! I started to go to the bathroom every 2 hours during the night. It sucks since I'm so tired when I sleep but I have to get up like 4 times to go to the bathroom!! Little price to pay for a new life!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

First Doctor's Visit!!

I had my first appointment with Dr. Bohn this morning. It was the longest 2 weeks I had to wait to see her! It was such a strange feeling to do everything I did with pregnancy #1 all over again when I got to the doctor's office. Lots of paperwork!!! I still don't have much of the pregnancy symptoms other than little waves of nausea (but it might be the "too much garlic in yesterday's dinner" or "I had too much sugar today" kind of nausea). I hope it continues this way!

The reactions I got from nurses were "wow, we didn't even know you were trying!" And my reaction to that was "neither did I!" This one really was a big surprise to us.. Dr. Bohn confirmed the due date to be February 11, 2011 and did an ultrasound not really expecting to see much since I'm only a little over 6 weeks. I expected to just see a yolk sac but THERE IT WAS! Our little baby with a tiny heartbeat! (below where the red arrow is pointing) I thought with the second one, it'd be less emotional but no, it was still very emotional to see the little tiny "jelly bean" with a flickering heartbeat! Just amazing!!! I'll be going back to see Dr. Bohn in 2 weeks so I'll get a video of the heartbeat then!!! Stay tuned.....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Everything's "A-OK" right now....

We're approaching 6 weeks and I don't have many symptoms other than bloating and sore boobs. At 6 weeks, some people don't even know that they're pregnant so I guess it's normal to not have many symptoms. I do get very sleepy in the afternoon and around 8pm but that may be because of my big lunches and dinners, haha. I love that now I can eat whatever I want without feeling guilty because now, it's "for my baby." Who's gonna argue with that?? Our first appointment with Dr. Bohn is on Monday morning. How exciting!!! Will I be able to see the baby's heartbeat?? When we went to our first appointment when I was pregnant with Avery, we just saw a yolk sac and nothing else. When we went the following week, we saw her heartbeat and I totally broke down in tears!!! I can't believe she's growing up to be such a beautiful little angel when I feel like it was yesterday that I saw her heartbeat!! Just crazy!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

World Cup Weekend!

Daddy went out with Uncle Steve to watch the 4am game of Korea vs. Greece. Thank goodness they won! Daddy will probably be out of commission pretty much all of Saturday. USA is playing England right now.. Are they going to win???

This morning, I videotaped Avery walking while daddy slept. She's a pretty good walker even though she walks really slow with her legs wide apart. She just started to bend her knees when she walks. It's too cute!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

All in my head...

Now that I've found out that I'm pregnant, I TOTALLY feel pregnant! How mental is that? I feel like my tummy's getting bigger, I feel like I want to eat all the time, etc... But I know that none of those symptoms come until much later, haha! I am hungry when I wake up though, that's for sure, but I think I always was hungry even before I got pregnant... I just never did anything about it. Now, I wake up and have a glass of milk, have some fried egg and try to eat a yogurt while I'm at work for my baby. I want to be a good host monkey, as Paul calls me. That's all I am? Just a host/carrier??? Why am I so bloated today????

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Here we go again!

Just found out this morning that we're having our second baby. This was a complete surprise to us since we haven't been trying (hehe) all that much and we just talked about having our second this month... I just had a pregnancy test lying around in our bathroom so I figured I'd just see, since I was only 1 day late. I was in the bathroom in disbelief and called out to Paul.. Paul came running thinking I've fallen in the shower or something. I showed him the test and he was more excited than ever! He was actually kind of giddy! The news hasn't fully registered in my brain yet.... Even 5 hours later. We immediately went and whispered in sleeping Avery's ear, "you're gonna be a big sister!" As soon as we said that, she opened her eyes and flahsed us a smile. Aww, my little angel...

So it begins again, another chapter in our lives. Avery's going to have a little sister or brother! Can't wait to meet you, little one! We're only a little over 5 weeks pregnant today so we have obviously a very long way to go and my efforts to live a healthy life begins today! I hope this pregnancy is easier and smoother than the last one! But if it isn't, it's ok too.. Look at what a beautiful, wonderful daughter Avery turned out to be!!!!! I better read lots of books about how to prep Avery for a new baby. I know she'll be an awesome sister!