If you know me, you know i'm a shop-a-holic. That said immediately following my doctor's appointment we went shopping! Lol, I didn't go crazy yet. I need to chill for now. I know I can go crzy and I don't want to do that YET. I got him a pack of onsie undershirts and a Ralph Lauren sleep sac/gown thingy. Only designer that makes cute baby boy clothing is RL so I'm gonna be in the poor house if I wana dress my lil one in cuteness!
How Far Along? 20 weeks 2 days Symptoms: Fatigue Total Weight Gain/Loss: up 12lbs Sleep: Very hard time sleeping these days Food Cravings: None Food Aversions: same as last time. Best Moment This Week: seeing the little one at my level II anatomy scan. Movement: plenty, sometimes I think this kid is going nuts in there! Labor Signs: NONE Gender: BOY OH BOY Belly Button In Or Out? 75% outtie What I Miss: feeling like myself What I Am Looking Forward To: stronger movement, feeling the baby's hiccups Weekly Wisdom: Focus on yourself & the LO everyone/thing else is secondary.
Soooooo, this morning I went in for my level II ultrasound. I was surprisingly calm, I thought I'd be way more nervous, however, all went well. I was secretly hoping for pink, however, we're team blue! It's a BOY!
Little boys can be such a pain and clothing for a little girl is so much cuter, but it is what it is he's healthy; I'm happy! Time to SHOP!!
O M G!! Now if you know me, you would describe me as a stone cold heartless BITCH! I show no emotion, nothing bothers me, I'm vicious and love to fight... the list goes on. Yesterday however, I have no idea what came over me. I was over come with emotion and it was disgusting!! I started crying from the moment I woke up to pretty much bed time, and for no real reason really. I guess it all started after an argument I had with an uncle of mine who is dumb as a rock but, swears he knows it all.. Now normally I could go round for round with this moron, I mean REALLY, we fight constantly and I never take him seriously but, this time I was really annoyed, I literally felt myself getting hot and eventually had to eventually remove myself from the situation because it could have gotten verrry ugly.
I went to the next room fuming and if you looked at me my face probably looked something like
Then of course when someone asked what the problem was my face turned to
and it stayed this way for majority of the day! It was just awful! Every time My sister or my mom spoke to me :'-( :'-( :'-( :'-( :'-( it got to the point where it was becoming ridiculous and I told my sister that I was getting on my own nerves! I would be talking to my mom, crying and laughing, same with my sister, just cry laughing, it was the dumbest thing I've ever experienced! I am sooo very happy that day is over and I hope to never have to deal with it again, I'm a thug, and thugs dont cry! hmph!!
Pregnancy hormones..... I HATE YOU!! You ruined my makeup!
So after giving it some thought I don't think this is something I'm going to be doing. I'm always sooo tired and out of a 7 day week I get dressed and actually look stylish and decent maybe 2 of those 7 days.....
Today I have on uggs I know I know, but they're so darn comfortable!
We'll see maybe out of nowhere I'll have some burst of energy and actually want to do these but as of now.... It AINT happening!
So as you all know from my long rant the other day I had to change doctor's. One of my friends suggested her doc from the beginning, but since I thought I had my own there was no reason to use him. Well after all of last weeks BS I gave the doc's office a call and took a trip down there. I must say I love the new doc! I'm almost glad the old doc "didn't accept my insurance" hmph!! He was veryy accommodating and felt so bad that I had to change the gender scan date that he tried to sneak a peek but the baby wasn't cooperating! He/She kept mooning us then laid down crossed it's legs and stuck it's thumb in it's mouth! How adorable! My child is as stubborn as Mommy & Daddy, possibly even more so!! Doc took a few pics, explained the practice and sent me on my way. My next appt for the gender scan is now Dec 27th hopefully he/she's ready to show us what we want to see! Change is def good!
How Far Along? 18 weeks 4 days Symptoms: Fatigue Total Weight Gain/Loss: up 12lbs Sleep: Very hard time sleeping these days Food Cravings: None Food Aversions: same as last time for the most part. Best Moment This Week: seeing the little one moon us at the new dr's office. Movement: plenty Labor Signs: NONE Gender: Not sure yet. Belly Button In Or Out? half in half out UGH! What I Miss: Wine & sleep What I Am Looking Forward To: Gender scan Weekly Wisdom: Even if you think you're drinking lots of water, drink MORE!!
So as I said I wanted to keep this blog as real as I could. I know many women will have you thinking pregnancy is a all rosey, granted some women do have easy pregnancies, but no pregnancy is perfect!
Yesterday I woke up and didn't feel right. I had stomach pains, but no clue what it was.
I discussed the pain with my mom and she suggested that it could be (tmi) constipation and that I should drink more water and try prune juice. After we had that convo I started feeling my stomach tightening and releasing which was what I assumed to be Braxton Hicks contractions. Freaked me out a bit, but after some quick research I learned that at 18 weeks they're quite common and harmless unless they continue consistently for a long time and if I had a gush of water or blood. I had neither so I ignored it got dressed and went out.
While out I decided to grab a bottle of prune juice and had a cup when I got home (it was awful!!). After drinking it I actually started feeling worse and my stomach kept gurgling. My sister was actually laughing at me when I told her about it b/c it was so weird, but I did also tell her the pain was pretty intense and that I was thinking about heading to the ER in the morning.
As the evening progressed the symptoms only got worse. I tried to sleep, but I just tossed and turned all night and after a certain point I knew I had to go to the emergency room. Finally when morning came I threw on some sweats and headed out to the hospital. They sent me up to labor and delivery which kinda freaked me out b/c of course at 18 weeks my beanie baby def wasn't ready to be born!! I filled out some paper work and was admitted. They had me undress and hooked me up to the contraction monitor. I was having quite a few contractions back to back so the nurse started me on an IV and told me that the contractions should stop. Almost as soon as she hooked me up the contractions stopped. I waited a while longer then I finally saw a Dr. She Did a quick abdominal and trans vag ultrasound and said the baby appeared to be fine and my cervix was closed all news I wanted to hear. They said the pain could be due to round ligaments or the babe could be sitting on a nerve or something and that I would be discharged after I was re-hydrated from the IV, but once I got home I needed to drink a lot more water on a daily basis to avoid problems.
I'm now home in bed and so far I've had a gallon of water. I feel like I'm going to explode and I'm up to pee every 5 mins, but if it helps and can prevent the pain I'm currently in this is what I'm going to have to do. I'm still in a great deal of pain and I hope it gets better so I can get some sleep tonight. If not I'm going to have to go back tomorrow to see if I can be given something.
Soooooooooooo... After seeing my OB for the last four months I had an appointment today. I arrived to my my appointment about 30 mins early and since no one was sitting at the front desk I patiently sat and waited. After a while a nurse came out and asked if I was being helped. I told her I was waiting for quite some time and the keeper of the the front desk was no where to be found so she said she'd help me. She asked for my insurance card so I handed it to her. She looks at it and say's "Umm Dr. XYZ doesn't take this insurance" I'm sorry what? (I have one of the MOST popular that exists) I've been seeing HIM for years as my gyn and once a month for the past 4 months what do you mean? (Then this moron then has the nerve to mention something about a copay. Uhh how in the hell do I have a copay if he doesn't even take my insurance genius?) She goes in the back to "double check" then they she comes back out and goes nope he doesn't take your insurance, you can't be seen today. After an agressive one sided conversation (lol) I snatched my card and walked home pissed off and in tears! Now at 4 months I have to start all over from scratch! I'm beyond pissed! How do you not realize this until 4 months in? Now I have no idea when I'll learn the gender, (I was 11 days away from finding out) who my doctor will be, where I'll deliver.... NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARGHHHHHHHHHH! Needless to say I'm pissed!! Figured I'd vent on here rather than internalize. Good night all.
What is with people? Is it just NY'ers as a whole or just people in general? Last night I went to macys after work with a friend and of course since it's holiday season it was reallly crowded. I must have gotten elbowed in the stomach about 5 times and rather than them saying sorry they had the nerve to give me dirty looks. HUH? YOU elbowed ME helllooooo!!
So if you were a subscriber to my other blog you know I used to do OOTD's (ootd = outfit of the day) often. Things have been pretty hectic lately so I haven't had time. I'm trying to decide if I should continue to do them w/"maternity fashion". One of my readers from the other blog has been trying to convince me to do them so I'm considering it. Just gotta find a good place to take the pics and I need a good photog & some clothes that actually fit lol
Any idea where I can get some cute maternity clothes?? Or is that an oxymoron? I've been lookin around on the internet, all the stores and everything is so old lady looking. Nothing trendy and cute, but I know I've seen tons of pregnant women looking adorable. Are they still wearing their regular clothes? C'mon ppl help me out here!!!
How Far Along? 16 weeks 5 days Symptoms: Fatigue, nausea here and there Total Weight Gain/Loss: gained 9lbs so far Sleep: Very hard time sleeping these days Food Cravings: None Food Aversions: Chicken, Beef, Shrimp, bacon, granola, pizza, eggs( I think i ate them too much), dumplings, pretty much anything that I used to like. Best Moment This Week: starting to feel the little one wiggle around. Movement: plenty Labor Signs: NONE Gender: Not sure yet. We find out Dec 19th Belly Button In Or Out? In, hopefully it stays that way. What I Miss: Alcohol, Hookah, sushi, wearing tight clothes and looking sexy (now I just look fat lol) What I Am Looking Forward To: Gender scan Milestones: the eyelids are completely formed, nose lips & chin are distinct, entire body is covered with lanugo, genitalia becomes distinct. Weekly Wisdom: drink lots of water!
Being a Mom was always something I wanted to be, however, it was the furthest thing from my mind at this point in my life. I love being able to sleep till 1, spend frivously, blink and decide I'm going on some random vacation, party & drink till I'm belligerent etc. The thought of being responsible for a life other than my own is probably one of the scariest and most intimidating thoughts one will ever have, and although 9 out of 10 of my friends have kids, it was never something I envied. I envied their Gucci and Louis bags more lol.