Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The fret is OVER!... mostly :)

Yay! Last week we said see you later first trimester! And we couldn't be happier... both my husband and myself. :) (he was ready to give me up)

I find it so fascinating that literally within a week of hitting that week 12 I was noticeably feeling better. The biggest problem was the nauseousness and it dropped to just a few times a day rather than all day... and after i switched to taking my prenatal vitamins from the morning to now in the afternoon/evening, i am almost puke-feeling free! It's so great! And not only do i not feel nauseous but i feel like i am gaining more energy, which means i have to un-train myself from those glorious afternoon naps ive been taking everyday (thanks kel). :) Today is my first attempt... wish me luck!

now i'm ready for a bump, not this pooch looking thing i have on my gut... but a perfectly round belly. am i dreaming? maybe i need to lay off the carbs and get my butt back into working out! I'll try. I'll try. I have a few weddings i'm in (unfortunately for them) coming up... the first one next month... and i have some filling out to do for those big dress sizes we estimated i'd be in! yikes! (any advice out there past preggo bridesmaids?!)

Peace out, and God bless. :)

Friday, June 3, 2011

First Trimester... uck!

Ok, so let me start off by saying i'm LOVING the fact that i'm pregnant, i'm so excited and wouldn't trade it in for the world. but WOW, who knew i'd exhibit every symptom possible in early pregnancy! Somebody please tell me it gets better the fatter i get (and if it really doesn't get better, just pretend for my own sanity) :)
I can handle the sore "girls", constant bathroom breaks, and even the obnoxious acne... but the fatigue and "morning" (aka "all day") sickness has me going nuts. I am nauseous all day long... praise God i have held down the puke thus far... but i am definitely not a peach to be around the past month. no wonder my amazing sis in law lets me have my "naptime" everyday and my dear, sweet (not so compassionate) husband has been filling his spare time up with numerous guy times, and jobs around the house. :) lol
Ok, venting is done. I'm thankful everyday, and i remind myself everytime i feel sick... its a sign that my baby is swimming around safe and sound. Just ready for trimester 2, few weeks to go!
PS. is it sad that a few of our daycare kids have told me several times "oh there's the baby", pointing to my tummy. really? one can pretend i've already popped, right?! :)

Our luck of the draw... with Dogs

Someday I will share our tragic story about our beloved first dog Mauer, whom died 3 months ago at just over a year old. But to give you a brief synopsis, we were in and out of the vets office with multiple health issues with our poor pup from day 1, spent thousands of dollars searching for answers as to why he wouldn't gain weight, why he was so anxious, etc... we ended our search with answers thanks to the U of M vet (expensive, but well worth their expertise). Mauer died from a liver shunt on Feb. 22, 2010. :( One of the saddest days Adam and I have ever experienced together.

Since Mauer had passed, we didn't wait long before adding a new pup to our home. I was gone for a girls weekend, (less than 2 weeks after Mauer had passed) came home on Sun. to a Mauer look-a-like sitting in my living room next to my guilty looking husband. I ran out of the room crying. Let's just say I wasn't expecting that. Long story short, Adam had agreed to "foster" (whom he had already renamed "Milly") for All Dog Rescue (an amazing animal rescue, where we got both our pups... www.alldogmn.org). After a few short days she won my heart and we officially adopted 6 month old boxer-lab mix Milly a week later. I called her my therapy girl...turned our sad depressed days from losing Mauer, into days full of joy and laughter again. :)

Anyways, the whole point of this post, is that Milly too has health issues that we are trying to narrow down. We sure pick out the cutest pups, but ones that need some extra loving attention, apparently. We have already been to the vet 5 times since we've had her (3 months), mostly due to skin/allergy type infections... but trying to figure out what the underlying issue is. She also struggles with big time separation anxiety and we have tried a lot! From diet changes, to personal dog training, doggy daycare days, behavior modification, and vet visits... we are running out of options here! But we won't stop until we find some answers... just hoping this time it's an easy fix. :)
Seriously, these dogs are more work than having infants! I think we will be ready for the baby come December. :) and 100% worth it... right?!