achy breaky back

The backaches have begun!  I’m in desperate search of a horseshoe shaped body pillow to take the pressure off of my back while I adjust to sleeping on my side.  This is going to be a challenge as I’ve always been a stomach sleeper! I’ve been reading up on body pillows specifically for pregnancy, and […]

It’s a BOY !

Okay honesty time.  I had my heart set on a girl … imagining all the frilly dresses, stuffed animals, dollies, princess tea party, and pink everything.  At the ultrasound today my boyfriend and were asked “Do  you want to know the sex?” of course we said YES and the technician located the right position of little […]

I feel like a yo-yo

I’m having a hard time dealing with the change in hormones … I’ve never been the type of person that I am right now – overly sensitive and emotional is not my cup of tea.  Not that I’m the void of emotion by any means, but this is overwhelming and I’m at a very low […]

Hi there Peanut

Today started off scary but turned out to be incredible. For a followup (from the ER) my boyfriend and I went to the obgyn so they could check the fetal heartbeat.  We were very nervous after the previous medical scare and after the doctor tried two different instruments but could not detect a heartbeat externally […]

Ugh, can I just be healthy?

Had to miss work today because last night I ended up almost blacking out after hours of vomiting bile and having the worst upper abdominal pain imaginable.  After a couple hours I broke into a cold sweat while feeling feverish so my boyfriend made me go to the Emergency Room. At the ER I was […]

Migraine Party

I’ve suffered from migraines for years, and since my most recent kidney issues I’ve had to discontinue my daily preventative medication.  Now that I’m pregnant I am also not able to take my emergency relief migraine medication.  Sometimes I have migraines that completely disable me – this is rare but it has happened a few […]

Hormone woes

I’m starting to feel the change in hormones … it isn’t pretty. Normally I’m a very independent individual who loves her freedom, but lately I’m feeling very clingy and overreacting to the smallest things. I haven’t experienced any random outbursts of tears, just enhanced anger. Honestly, I thought the shift in hormones was a myth, […]

Morning aka Mourning Sickness

So far no cravings …unless my need for guacamole counts.  My boyfriend makes the best guacamole and since I already had non-pregnancy cravings it could go either way. Morning sickness is my least favorite part about being pregnant, but I’m sure that’s to be expected.  It’s very hard working while stressing over ‘will I get sick […]