Saturday, January 30, 2010
Adam told me after the class that it actually kept him awake. (Silly man, he took nighttime cold medicine before our 9am class). Just when he was starting to get drowsy and lose concentration....she'd launch into something totally different. Unfortunately I am sick as well, so it was hard for both of us to concentrate. Hopefully next week goes a little bit better.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Heartburn! I've heard the horror stories but up until now have not experienced its wrath during pregnancy. Well that all changed Friday night! I woke up at about 1:30am with a horrible burning in my throat. It was like everything I had eaten for dinner was trying to come back up and scorch my esophagus in the process. And I didn't even eat spicy food for dinner.....shrimp, steamed red potatoes, tomato slices and some sourdough bread. I think I just ate too late and then went to bed too soon afterwards. I'm going to have to start allowing a few hours in between meals and lying down. So after suffering for about 30 minutes, I started feeling nauseous. I eventually got out of bed, stuck my fingers down my throat and made myself throw up. It was the only thing that finally relieved the burning. That, and a small glass of milk.
Baby Brain! I never knew this was a real thing until I began to experience it a few months ago. Something happens when you get pregnant that makes you really ditzy at times. I will give you 2 examples, but trust me when I say there are many more! About 3 months ago I totally drove on the wrong side of the road, with my dog in the front seat. I'd like to think this is not something I would normally do. Secondly, just last week I almost brought a raw frozen chicken breast to work with me in my lunch bag. I have no explanation for this one....
So there you have it! Pregnancy has done some pretty weird things to me, but I know it will all be worth it in the end. And for all who are curious, NO, my belly button has not yet popped out! Adam asks me every day. Apparently he's pretty worried about this.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Baby Boy Nullmeyer (can't wait until he has a real name!) is quite the active baby! I feel him kicking and squirming and moving all day long. At this point he can recognize my voice, react to light, and can even "breathe" in amniotic fluid! It truly amazes me how he started out so teeny tiny, and is now nearly 2 pounds.
These are the kinds of miracles that make it so easy to believe in God. One of my favorite Bible verses is from Psalm 139:
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be."
How awesome is it that God "knitted" my little baby together? I feel comforted knowing that God personally created this little baby for a very special purpose. I do not know what it is yet, but God does.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I changed position and took it again and it was 90/48. Sitting up it got a little higher, but not much. So I called the main advice line for Kaiser, but upon hearing that I was 25 weeks pregnant, they immediately transferred my call to Labor & Delivery. That's when I started to get scared. Labor & Delivery? I wasn't ready for labor or delivery! The nurse was really nice and basically said that I was either dehydrated (doubt it) or had just laid down too fast. She told me to drink some juice or water and call back if it got worse. But you know the very first question they asked me? "Is the baby kicking?". Yep, it's really not about me anymore. Their first concern now is making sure the baby is okay. I guess this is something I should get used to, because from here on out this little baby is going to be a top priority in my life.
On a lighter note, I have a new favorite song! Michael Buble's "Haven't Met You Yet". (If you watch the video, the girl is his fiance). I really can't get this song out of my head. And now I'm constantly searching for it on the radio. Don't you love it when you change the radio station and your favorite song has just started? It makes me really happy. =) I'm one of those people who sings along to the radio in the car and really doesn't care who sees me. Adam thinks it is pretty embarrassing. Hey, at least I'm not picking my nose.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I had my glucose blood test done on Saturday to check for gestational diabetes. They had me drink an orange glucose drink that actually was not horrible. Towards the end it got to be a bit much....it's basically a bunch of sugar! I then had to sit still for one hour. I wasn't even allowed to get up and walk. Then they took my blood. A high blood sugar level would indicate diabetes, or an inability to process sugar correctly. The "normal" range is less than 140, and mine was 97! Passed with flying colors. Take that, Doctor! I think she was convinced I had gestational diabetes, so I'm feeling pretty smug right now.
I have secret plans for Valentine's Day. I'm going to buy tickets for Adam and I to see Jeff Dunham with some friends in Oakland. Adam doesn't know about it, but he doesn't read my blog so I'm not too worried about him finding out.
Speaking of friends, I am so excited to announce that a very good friend of mine is pregnant! I am excited to have someone else go through at least part of this journey with me.
Friday, January 8, 2010
I originally assumed I would go the typical route and use disposable diapers for Baby Boy Nullmeyer. But I have started reading more and more baby/mommy blogs, and my eyes have been opened to the world of cloth diapering. There is a lot more to consider than I originally thought! I haven't made a decision yet (Adam also gets some input, as he WILL be changing diapers)
Honestly, you could stick a baby in a potato sack and it would still be cute.
I would like to try cloth diapers and see how I like them, but becaue they require so much money up-front, that just doesn't seem realistic. I don't want to spend a lot of money and then end up not liking them. What to do?
Any riveting thoughts on cloth diapering? Come on people, this is fascinating!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Yep, that's the bag of trash that Riley decided to eat today. Among the contents were coffee grounds and chocolate fudge. Again, not good!
I took Riley out for a 30-minute walk, both to relieve some of his sugar and coffee-induced energy, and also because it's Dr's orders.
Notice his dirty chin? That's what eating coffee grounds and chocolate will do to you.
So any tips for how to maintain a healthy pregnancy and not become a fat tub of lard? Seriously, I would appreciate any and all advice/encouragement/comments.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I'm feeling the baby kick constantly. It's a very reassuring feeling, like he's letting me know everything's okay in there. I even think he may have had the baby hiccups yesterday. It was right after I woke up and was still laying in bed. I felt something like a kick, but it vibrated my entire stomach rather than just in one area. I felt the same thing again about 10 seconds later, and then again a few seconds after that. So cute!
On the downside, my belly is starting to get in the way of every day life. I'm finding it harder to roll over when laying down, and I really have to hoist myself up off of the couch from a sitting position. Other than that I really can't complain. I was experiencing some random hip pain in the middle of the night about a month ago, but then I bought this, the Boppy Total Body Pillow! I snuggle up to it every night now and haven't had any back or hip pain since. Again, I really can't complain. Let's hope I continue to feel this good!