I haven’t written in a while, and due to the first item below, this post will be a bulleted list of what’s new in my world. No energy to make this post creative, sorry…
Morning Sickness: I officially suck as a pregnant person. Beginning last Monday, so almost a full week now, I’ve felt sick pretty much non-stop. I’ve yet to actually throw up, but the almost constant nausea is really wearing on me. And yes, I realize it’s only been a week. The only times I’ve felt some relief is when I’ve been up and around, moving, walking, etc. I feel sick as soon as I sit or lay down. I’ve tried peppermint candies, ginger, acupressure wristbands, B6, crackers, nothing seems to help. Sitting all day at work is hard, as is bedtime, since lying down is awful. I’ve been trying to keep busy, stay upright, even cleaned today so I wouldn’t have to sit much, but then I just find myself exhausted. I keep telling myself I’m lucky since I’m not actually throwing up, but a break from time to time in this nausea would be nice. I’m trying to eat small amount every few hours so my stomach doesn’t get empty, but most things don’t sound at all interesting to me. Any suggestions, I’m all ears. I hear there is a new medication specifically for morning sickness, but I assume it’s only prescribed for those who can’t keep down food and drink, and so far, I have found some items I can tolerate.
7 Week Ultrasound: It is tomorrow morning (Monday, October 13th) at 8am. I’m both terrified and excited. If you remember back to this post, where we learned there was no heartbeat at our 7 week ultrasound with our last pregnancy. Needless to say, I’m very scared of a repeat. I definitely feel different this pregnancy, lots of symptoms I wasn’t experiencing last time. But I realize symptoms are no guarantee of a healthy baby. Please pray for us, for a strong heartbeat tomorrow.
I’m slightly apprehensive about our appointment tomorrow for another reason… Remember N, the awful male coworker of mine? Remember the comments he made about racing to see who could get pregnant first? Clearly he is beyond immature, in my opinion and has no concept for those struggling with infertility. Anyway, their 12 week ultrasound is tomorrow morning, at 8am as well. Please God, don’t let me see them in the waiting room, although it’s inevitable, right? They tried all of two months and are sailing along in bliss. Something I don’t want to see. I just simply can’t relate to their experience and I certainly don’t want to be reminded of it tomorrow morning when I’ll be feeling super vulnerable.
Building: Last weekend Eric and I were back in Cedar Falls to meet with two builders in an effort to narrow down our choice to one, and to decide on a lot. I think we’ve come to a compromise on a lot, although it hasn’t been purchased yet. It’s not all that large, although plenty big for the house we have in mind to build. It’s pricey for its size though, probably because it is set along a pond with a fairly good view of such. Oh, and there are few lots in Cedar Falls, so I assume most, if not all lots, are more expensive now than in the past. As far as a builder, we still haven’t decided. We are stuck between two that have both built a number of gorgeous custom homes in the area. I think the hold-up at this point is getting an estimate from the second builder on a floor plan we have in mind. And when I say in mind, we haven’t actually picked one. Both builders know the general style we are drawn to, and I found a plan online which has many, many elements we love. I posted pictures of this proposed floor plan under a new page named Dream Home from my main menu or you can view the pictures by clicking here. I don’t expect us to build this exact home, but I’d really like to maybe start with this plan and make alterations as necessary. I assume the majority of our coming weekends will be spent in Cedar Falls as both builders would like to start digging November 1st, which is quickly approaching.
Part-time: I did have a chat with my boss in regards to me working part-time instead of full-time. If you remember, I drafted an email to my boss… I never ended up sending it. She actually called me into her office the day after I posted that draft and we got on the topic of my workload. I decided then was as good a time as any to share my concerns. To my surprise, my boss was actually all for me going part-time. Probably because I pointed out I can still complete all my work, in half the time, for half the pay. Yeah, I’m that good. Anyway, she cleared my part-time status with her boss so far, who was also all for it. My boss’s boss is now supposedly talking to higher-ups and HR. I kind of expected to hear something last week, but not a word yet. Maybe this week! I’d love to start part-time sooner rather than later, especially since my days feel so long now since I’ve felt so sick.
I definitely feel like I’m forgetting some update… But for now, I just ask for more prayers for our ultrasound tomorrow. I’ll update as soon as I have results.