Pregnancy Journal – Week Eight

9.February.2008
8 weeks

Eight weeks today. Just one more week until I feel like I can breath a little easier. Or at least move on to a new obsession.

10.February.2008
8 weeks, 1 day

Today was a good fun day. I finally slept in some, which was nice. The dogs really needed a bath, as their smell was beginning to make me want to vomit, so we decided to walk them up to the fountain for some play time before they got baths. But before that, Josh went out to run some errands and left me here. I only puked once, and kept down my waffle. It’s funny, I could just as easily puke that up too, but I just don’t want to, so I don’t. When he came back, he’d bought me a soft pretzel from Target. Yummy! So we walked the pups and they had a ridiculous amount of fun playing in the fountain. The weather was beautiful today too – so it made for a really nice morning. I sat on the driveway while Josh bathed them and ended up with a tiny bit of a sunburn. The walk was really nice – Josh got to see firsthand how much slower I have to go now and how quickly I get out of breath. Then it was lunchtime and nap time. In spite of like nine or more hours of sleep last night, I still had enough energy for a two hour nap.

We also had a fabulous dinner tonight – Bob and Mary sent just a new cookbook and we tried three recipes from that. I made a blackberry crisp that was outstanding. We also had some sort of potato and leek soup with lots of leftovers – hopefully I’ll be in the mood to have it for lunch tomorrow.

11.February.2008
8 weeks, 2 days

Today was a really rough day. When I woke up this morning, I immediately started gagging. I could only tolerate a little bit of gatorade for breakfast and then went to the gym. It was everything I could do to not lose it. I ran an errand to Jo-Anns and gah that was awful. Then on to Central Market where I threw up in their bathroom 😦 It was awful – a new low point. At least no one else was in there with me. I got a protein shake to sip on while I shopped. But when I got home, I threw up a little bit more.

I bought three frozen mac and cheese dinners, and had half of one for lunch, followed by a big long nap.

I felt icky when I woke up, but had a banana before I went to pick up Josh and that helped some. We had another good dinner tonight and it’s staying down well. As long as I can keep down one meal a day, I’m doing okay.

Beth sent me the most amazingly cute dress today – it was just freaking awesome. Poppy is so loved already – it’s just amazing 🙂 I have the best friends in the world, I really do.

12.February.2008
8 weeks, 3 days

Today was another super rough day – probably the worst one I’ve had. I woke up sick and just stayed that way. I didn’t have a workout today, and I think I actually slept for five or six hours – and that’s after a good night’s sleep!

I accidentally fell asleep this morning while watching TV – woke up, had a smidge of lunch, and fell back asleep again. I actually called Momma crying I felt so bad.

Sometimes, I don’t know what to do. I know it’s not fun for Josh, to wake up to a sick wife, go to work, and come home to a sick wife. So it’s hard to email him during the day or to be totally honest about how I feel, because it feels like all I do is complain.

I hate, hate, hate complaining too. And I really don’t want to do it in public, because I’m so, so, so thankful to be here and I don’t want anyone to think otherwise because I complain. But I’m learning that no matter how thankful I am, it doesn’t make puking five times a day better.

I told Momma that this may be God’s way of helping me get through this week. My intensifying morning sickness had definitely made me feel more confident in this pregnancy – even if I don’t have a doctor’s appointment this week.

13.February.2008
8 weeks, 4 days

Today was a better day than yesterday. I had a workout that went well. I also spent the afternoon doing some shopping. I went to Target and had lunch (I’m so lame.) I was going to just get a pretzel, but they had fresh pepperoni pizzas, and I had one of those instead. It was really good, but it made me feel icky the rest of the day. I like going to Target when I’m not in a hurry – it’s nice to take a break and read my book. And it’s always nice to get out of the house. I went to the grocery store afterwards! No puking at the store this time! Yay!

I did the rest of our weekly shopping and bought the ingredients to make some cupcakes – that’s our grand plan for tomorrow, decorating cupcakes.

14.February.2008
8 weeks, 5 days

Happy prenatal Valentine’s Day Poppy! Your daddy and I can’t wait for you to be here next year – you’re going to be the best Valentine’s Day present ever!

I dropped off Josh at work this morning then ran to the grocery store for the first of many trips today. I came home, and found that Gracie Lou had eaten all the cupcakes I’d made last night – including the wrappers. She ate FOURTEEN cupcakes! At least they weren’t chocolate. Needless to say, she has had a really upset tummy all day.

So by the time the day was done – I’d made 48 cupcakes, both yellow and chocolate. They were freaking delicious.

However, I’m a total heel. I made either two or three trips to the store and forgot to get Josh a card. I’m a sucky wife. He even remembered one – and it was a special one because today is also our five year dating anniversary.

We ordered pizza which is what we’ve done every Valentine’s Day since our first one together. Then iced and ate cupcakes 🙂

15.February.2008
8 weeks, 6 days

Today was a much better day than I thought it would be. I took Josh to work and my workout today wasn’t until this afternoon, so I was able to just aly around the house this morning (which makes it no different from most other days.) But working out in the afternoon made me feel so much better than in the mornings. My stomach actually growled – which I haven’t heard that sound in weeks!

On the way home, I decided to stop and get a smoothie. Luckily, Smoothie King is right next to an Einstein’s, so I got a bagel too. That was like the best lunch ever. I might have a new craving now!

Josh got to come home a little early today which is always nice.

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