Thursday, August 21, 2008

11 Weeks

Today marks 11 weeks in the pregnancy. I am beginning to feel better more regularly and the bad days have become less than full days. I might feel really cruddy for part of a day, but I haven't had a whole nasty day in a while. I am still puking from time to time (like after our fancy anniversary dinner!), mostly I feel pretty good. As long I get to bed before 9 p.m. and take the Zofran regularly, I do alright.

Friends keep saying to me that "girls steal their mother's beauty"...and I think they say this to cheer me up!! Though I am looking pretty grim these days and am definitely ready for the "glow" to set in! The hormones are doing a number on my skin this time, with pretty bad acne on my chest, back and neck. The photos below were taken yesterday. I think you can tell I am beginning to show already and I have finally opened my box of maternity clothes....ugh.

We met with a midwife on Saturday and she seemed very nice and competent, but there was something about our personalities that didn't feel right. Matt felt pretty uncomfortable around her and after a few days to mull over the meeting, I also felt like it wasn't a good fit. We did here the heartbeat and the placenta and of course, I cried!  We're going to keep looking into our other options for home births and keep plugging along through this first trimester. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I've been Tagged!

Dreaming It Up tagged me...and, honey, of course I'll play!!

1. What was I doing ten years ago?
Oh, gosh....Matt and I hadn't quite met so in the late summer of 1998 I was dating a fun guy named Pat and we had lots of fun together as friends....the dating thing never worked out (obviously). I was living in Bozeman, MT, going to school, working for a little hippy shop called the Caravan, that no longer exists. I lived in a townhouse with 4 other guys!! They were my adopted big brothers and I loved living with them. In about a month from now I would meet Matt...

2. What are 5 things on my "to-do" list, not in any particular order?
a. Finish eating my oatmeal!
b. Get dressed.
c. Take the trash out to the curb.
d. Feed the chickens.
e. Clean up the breakfast dishes.

3. Snacks I enjoy:
This is a good on for a pregnant woman!  I love chocolate, of course. Those baked snap pea things they market as kids snacks, but I can eat the whole bag. Nice ripe fruit...especially peaches right now. Cheese and crackers....

4.Places I've Lived:
I'll keep it to the states: Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Kansas, Washington State, and Michigan!

5. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Pay any family debts, including our mortgage. Put cedar shingles on the outside of our house! Set aside college funds for the kids...I'd do whatever I wanted!

6. What are some jobs you've had?
Dishwasher, caterer, waitress, retail in an imports shop, sporting goods store, hippy stores of all kinds, landscaping, grounds maintenance, collection agent, internet researcher, teacher, and mother!

7. People I want to know more about:
Anyone who reads this and has a've been tagged and I'd like to know more about you. If I don't know your blog, leave the link in a comment!
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