Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Boo hoo...

What all pregnant women dread has happened.. I got a cold! Sore throat, coughing and body aches. Luckily I don't think I have any fever. But boy do I feel crappy! I stayed home from work yesterday and slept a whole lot thanks to our nanny who kept Avery busy. Avery did take a 1.5 hour nap with me which was nice because when we woke up, our house was all spic and span like a cleaning fairy dropped by! I felt better by night but when I woke up this morning, I felt crappy again. But here I am at work, trying to be a trooper and get through the day. I don't think I can do another day at home just sleeping all day...

I think when I say I'm sick, everyone thinks "don't get Avery sick" or "don't take any medicine for the baby". I'm trying my best not to get Avery sick but I can't really help it since we're pretty much attached at the hips these days... And of course I'm not taking any medicine! Why do you think I feel so crappy???? Yes, I'm sick and I'm bitter.....

Thursday, July 22, 2010

11 Weeks and Counting!

Wow, already 11 weeks! 1 more week and I'm done with first trimester!!! Wahoo! Although this has been a pretty comfortable pregnancy so far compared to the first one, I still don't like first trimester.. The tiredness, occassional nausea, bloating, constant hunger, constipation and pulling feeling in my belly are all not-so-fun and unglamorous part of being pregnant. When I was pregnant with Avery, in the first trimester I often wondered "who says being pregnant is beautiful??" It was certainly not beautiful for me, neither by how I felt or how I looked! This pregnancy is not beautiful but at least comfortable. May be people were saying that the idea/concept of pregnancy is beautiful - the fact that we're carrying a little human being who is part of us in our bellies. That is beautiful to me! I can't believe I'm responsible for giving a little person his/her life! (tear, tear) I can't wait till second trimester when I really begin to look pregnant. Right now, I just look like I'm bloated or have "ddong-bae" as Koreans would say it (it means a fat belly). One thing I do have now which I love is the pregnancy glow. I've heard from multiple people that pregnancy makes me look glowing, haha. I don't feel like i'm glowing but sure, I'll take the compliment wherever I can get it!!!

Now that the nervous first trimester is almost over and after 1 more week I'm in the clear for miscarriage, I'm full of thoughts of meeting our second little one and watching Avery welcome her little brother/sister. I'm so excited to see her interact with him/her. I wish I can know now whether it's a brother or sister.. But of course Paul is determined this time to not find out the sex until the baby is born. Geez, again??? That's what he said the first time and drove all of us insane! Hopefully he'll change his mind in the next couple months.. Or I'll just have to be sneaky and find out myself without him knowing. Is that wrong?? Probably is... It feels like it is...

Paul and I decided last night that since it's taking us so long to take a belly picture, we'll just wait until the last day of first trimester to take one... There's not much to look at right now anyways. It'll be a picture celebrating the end of the dreaded first trimester!!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

No way!!!

Out of pure boredom/procrastination at work, I googled "interesting baby products" hoping to find some items we can get for our #2 that Avery didn't have. Wow, there are some twisted minds out there to create these strange things! I thought I'd share a few..

"Monkey Bottle Hugger"
This is a bottle cover to keep the milk at constant temperature and prevent condensation. I think Avery did just fine with her milk without a strange monkey hanging out of her mouth!

"Snot Sucker"
The Swedish invented this one.... Enough said.

"Babykeeper Basic"
This has to be illegal in some countries... You're supposed to hang your baby on the bathroom stall door while you do your business. Seriously??? This is just wrong!

Lastly... I might get this for Avery, haha!!

"Baby High Heels"
This was designed by 2 friends for a laugh. It makes me laugh for sure!

Ok, time to get back to work!!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

10 weeks!

Today marks 10 weeks of our pregnancy. According to babycenter.com, baby is a size of a kumquat — a little over an inch or so long — and weighs less than a quarter of an ounce, the baby has now completed the most critical portion of his/her development. This is the beginning of the so-called fetal period, a time when the tissues and organs in his body rapidly grow and mature. Vital organs — including kidneys, intestines, brain, and liver — are in place and starting to function. The baby already has tiny nails forming on fingers and toes and peach-fuzz hair beginning to grow. It's just amazing how babies grow in your tummy! I still look fairly normal, tiny bulge on my tummy which is probably from being bloated. No, I still haven't taken a belly shot! Gosh, I'm so lazy these days!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I think the worst is over!!!

I hope I'm not jinxing myself when I say this but I think the worst of first trimester may be over. I don't have any nausea anymore and I think I have my appetite back! I've been having cravings too which is odd for me in first trimester. I never had cravings with Avery and my morning sickness lasted till the first day of second trimester. This time, I didn't throw up once, the nausea lasted only couple weeks and it was only for couple hours a day! Wow, so much better than the first time!!!! I hope this is it!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Feeling better?

I feel much more at peace about this pregnancy now that we saw a healthy little baby at our 9 week appointment. I've been such a nervous wreck about possible misfortunes that might happen... With 3 weeks left of first trimester I feel optimistic and confident. I'm also looking forward to having more appetite and energy in second trimester! Why do we have to feel so blah when we first get pregnant when it should be the time of happiness and celebration?? All I want to do is lie on the couch when I get home from work. I don't even have the energy to play with Avery which I'm feeling very guilty about... 3 more weeks and Avery can have her mommy back!

Today, our baby is a size of a grape, almost an inch long. I asked Dr. Bohn about my growing belly and she said it's most likely just bloating since my uterus hasn't grown that much. By night time, my belly is noticeably round and big. At our appointment on Tuesday, Dr. Bohn also mentioned that she prefers to schedule c-sections a week before the due date which would make the birthday of our little one on February 4, 2011. Is that a good day??

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

2nd Doctor's Visit

Today, I'm 8 weeks and 4 days pregnant and Paul and I went had our 2nd appointment with Dr. Bohn. It was nice to have Paul with me for the appointment since I'm such a nervous wreck at these appointments, especially in the first trimester. We saw the ultrasound and saw our little baby wiggling around. It seemed like he/she was hiding a little bit in my uterus since it took a little while to find the little one. As Paul pointed out, the baby is in the "gummy bear" stage and growing very well according to Dr. Bohn. Oh, I haven't gained any weight since the start of the pregnancy. I didn't gain any weight with Avery until my second trimester so I suppose this is no biggie.