Monday, January 24, 2011

14 Weeks

I am currently about 14 weeks pregnant. The nauseous persists. It is possibly getting worse and intensifying. I throw up every few nights, and the nausea seems to start earlier. I am very very tired of this. Poor hubby has a cold. First it was in his ears, and now his throat. He is miserable too. Yesterday, we did very little. He bought food and I made dinner. I sat in a chair and read a book, nearly all day. And, I fell asleep, on and off. He played with the kids, and read a book on the kindle.

We didn't venture out to church, because it was 25 below zero, yesterday morning. That is really really really cold! It didn't seem wise to venture out in that kind of weather. So, we did our own church service, and I even got the guitar out.

Our good news, is last week we showed the house (twice) and a couple made an offer. It is low, but, we have listed it very low, at the bank's suggestion as we try to do a short sale. Now, it is up to the bank to decide. Today, is the day these folks want an answer. Hmmmm, it is doubtful that the bank will provide one yet. I have heard that people lose offers while waiting on the bank. All our paperwork is in order, but that might not be enough of a push. So, I hope these potential buyers are willing to hang out and wait for a bit. They are paying CASH. That is amazing to me. So, now we are just waiting.

These folks helped themselves to a glass of water. They left my drinking glasses on the counter. I think that is weird. And, kind of rude. But, whatever. Maybe, they just wanted to taste the water? They also want my curtains. I just bought them - like a month ago. I wanted to take them with me. Well, you can have my lovely curtains, if you really want them, people.

I need to jump back into school today. We didn't get anything done on Friday, due to the showing.

Back to baby. I have my next OB appointment on Friday. I think we schedule the March ultrasound. The baby is now the size of a lemon. Grow, baby, grow. And, would someone please tell my body and hormones that this is now the second trimester, and I should get a break from the puking and nausea?? Its time to feel energetic, horny and happy for a few months. Still waiting . . . .

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Middle of the day

I am feeling faintish. Interesting - because earlier today, my daughter told me that she fainted on her bed, then she laid down on the floor to demonstrate. I asked her if she really "fainted" or if she was just playing around. It seemed to be the later. But, now I am feeling faintish. I ate a banana with peanut butter, and tossed in some raisins. And, I'm drinking flavored sparkling water, in case I'm dehydrated. I won't faint, its just an icky feeling.

Last night, the morning sickness got the best of me, for the first time - this pregnancy. DH held my hair for me. I barely made it to the bathroom. It seemed to arrive out of nowhere. Yuck. Enough about that. My daughter was upset, and DH had to explain it to her. She was reading quietly in her room. My son asked me about it this morning, I hadn't realized that he was awake. He wanted to know if I had a really bad cough last night. The worst part of puking, isn't just the puke. Its that I can't hold my bladder. So yes, I pee myself. Isn't that lovely? I was not surprised last night, I learned this about my body when I was pregnant the first time. All these muscles loosen up, and so does the "pee muscle". It doesn't matter if kegels keep me from peeing when I sneeze. Who has the ability to do kegels while vomiting? Not I. Now I have to wash my Motherhood Pink Pooh bear pajamas. (Yes, I actually bought pink Pooh bear pajamas, the kids say I look cute).

Little baby, I have heard that you thrive during this Morning Sickness, constipation, gas and indigestion. It would be nice to know that somebody is benefiting from this. I am so tired of feeling sluggish and sick. My little baby is now the size of a lime. I bought a lime to show the kids. They thought that was neat.

We are learning about the Ancient Greeks in History. My daughter loves the Greek Myths. I had forgotten so much! We are using a children's version from Usborne, and it is awesome! She is very interested in cursive. I wrote the cursive alphabet for her. Now when she prints the lowercase a, she writes it in cursive. I had forgotten capital Q, I had to look it up. I always hated the way cursive Q looks, like the number 2. Its just not right, so I never use it that way. But, we won't learn cursive till the Fall. I hope that creative writing picks up speed before then. Her printing is really good. But, she will not (doesn't understand even) inventive spelling, so creative writing is so slow. I need to buy her a children's picture dictionary. Maybe she could find some of the words she wants to spell? The thing is, her reading is really improving, so why is writing so hard?

I did some more lessons, and now I'm back. Ugh, I can't stand how much I eat. I get tummy growls and this empty pit feeling. And, then I must eat Triscuit Fire Roasted Tomato and Olive Oil crackers with Port wine cheese spread. Or some other weird combo, and then the nausea and growling usually passes.

My son is finally writing with a pencil! We have been using these stupid flip crayons all year. They are short and have a color on each end. They are stupid, because they easily break in half, and become useless. He doesn't have much choice but to hold them correctly, unless he holds them in a closed fist. But, now we are using nearly half size pencils, that have been sharpened a lot. It is working. He can write his numbers on his math worksheets. You can read the answers too! He loves Saxon Math 1, and I am glad that I moved him along. He was definitely ready for first grade math.

Now, A Child's Garden of Bible stories and McRuffy Phonics and Reading, then we are done, and I will take a nap. Phew!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Getting back to work

We are back to school, today is day 3. It is going well, and the break must have done a lot of good for all of us- we took two weeks off. I am still nauseous, but since we have the whole day, I am pushing through it.

My husband has been working really long hours. Last night, he got home after 10 PM, and went back today at 5:30 AM. Poor guy. He is trying to get stuff accomplished so that we are ready to move in the Spring. He didn't sleep well, and I slept terribly. My belly just couldn't get comfy. And, I need maternity pajamas very badly. I haven't found any that I like yet. It seems like if I have one great night sleep, the next night will be terrible.

I have to get to the store this afternoon. We need groceries. I put this job off till the end. I don't like shopping for food, and it seems even harder to make a list of hubby. But, for lunch - quesadillas again. And, for dinner, a turkey ham with veggies and baked potatoes. I don't like this turkey ham, but its what was in the freezer, and it will feed us. We are completely out of milk. And, soon the crackers that I practically live on will be gone. But, I have clementines! Hooray for clementines!!

My son is going to start first grade math at the end of the week. We have two lessons left of Kindergarten Math. He is so very proud (me too). One of the lessons involves comparing leaves of different sizes. That isn't going to happen, because there are no leaves on the trees right now. So, maybe today will be the end of Kindergarten Math. How exciting! He loves the new math books and he loves math.

My daughter is enjoying a book, "The Year with Miss Agnes" it about a small school in Alaska. Its great for geography, since we know very little about Alaska, and soon will live there. Her reading is improving each day, and she is gaining confidence. There are 175 reading lessons in her program -and this is killing me! How will we get them all done? We are on lesson 35. But, my daughter is moving as quickly as she can, so I guess slow and steady is better than pushing through it quickly.

And, I am debating using the snow blower. The driveway needs it. I don't want to tackle it. And, some mysterious package should arrive today. I got a note in our box on Friday, when we weren't home, and had to schedule redelivery. Somebody sent us something! (I am feeling guilty about the driveway, and thinking that I should be nice to the mail carrier.)

The baby is now the size of a fig. I am 11 weeks pregnant. According to Baby Center, "The baby is now considered a fetus, no longer an embryo, and it is looking more human-like." That is so dumb, because MY BABY has always been A BABY and it has always been human. The scientific community is so dumb sometimes. I don't know what a real fig looks like. I know what dried figs look like, but I'm guessing that dried figs are smaller, since they are all dehydrated and all.

That is all for now!