Thursday, June 4, 2009

Preggy Update

I haven't done a totally pregnancy related post in a while simply because it doesn't consume my life(most of the time) and it doesn't consume my blog(most of the time).

Johanna and I have made it to 18 weeks and 2 days. As far as we know she's still going strong in there. A few days ago I ate a 100 calorie pack of the Hostess Chocolate Cupcakes, and she went wild. It was kinda crazy. I mean I'm feeling her every day now, but this was insane. It was like baby crack. Clayton has baby crack too. It's milk. He goes absolutely nuts when he sees you putting milk in his cup, or when he sees the milk jug. I could be making mashed potatoes, he sees the milk, and then he has to have a fix. Milk rehab may be in our future.

I have also come to the place where I can't sleep completely on my stomach. That's a Greek tragedy. I'm a belly sleeper and have been forever. I have had to move to my right side now. Also, I itch all the time. I didn't have this with Clayton so I'm a little confused by it. It's really bad some nights and I have to take a Benadryl for the actual intended use, not just as a sleep aid. The lizard eyes are much better(thanks for asking). I also can't sleep through the night any longer. Potty breaks for me. At least 2, usually 3. Was that TMI? Probably.

What else is there? All complaining aside, I feel great. I absolutely love being pregnant. If it wasn't for gaining weight and swelling feet I would do this a lot. Chad might not agree. He kinda hinted a few days back that I needed anti-anxiety meds. What was that about? I probably do, but not because I'm pregnant. I'm just high strung. I love feeling Jo moving, so far she seems to be in about the same pattern that her big brother was in. More in the evenings, and after eating. Caffeine doesn't really set her off all that much, which is great because I drink a lot(don't tell me OB). I also love maternity clothes. They are so comfy. Motherhood Maternity makes this thing called the "Secret Belly". It's like panty hose attached to the top of your pants. Whoever thought of this should get the Nobel Prize.

I think that's all I got for today. Off tomorrow. Clayton and I have a trip to the Grands, and then I have a Massage and a Facial tomorrow afternoon. Yippie for husbands, co-workers, and gift certificates. I can't wait.

Now, on to life's other great question. Do you think I could get away with feeding my family sandwiches again tonight?


Brittany and Charlie said...

Definitely! Glad you are feeling good:)

Courtney said...

I started itching like MAD around the same time .. My cure has been a combination of Aveeno daily moisturizing body wash and curel's pregnancy lotion. It's done wonders for my itchiness! :)

Spellbound said...

Be careful of the itching though. I had the same thing and it turned out that I had Cholestasis which is a liver condition. Your liver stops working correctly and bile builds up in your blood which causes itching all over the body. If the itching is not normal, say like it feels like the itching is on the inside and no matter how much you scratch it only makes it worse, you itch in weird places like the bottom of your feet, palms, back, legs, inside of ears, etc, please ask the doctor for a blood test. This condition can be fatal to the baby. We caught on that I had this condition at the end of my pregnancy and had to have my baby that very day. My doctorknew very little about this condition. Most doctors don't Please have it check just to rule this condition out. Please check out

Lil Red Momma said...

Yay for the Secret Belly! I love it! And I definetly think I should wear them all the time even post pregnancy....definetly though I think they should make Secret Belly Scrubs LOL! Do be careful about the itching I had that with Mallory too and they had to keep testing my liver function all the time. :) But everything turned out fine! Yay for 18 weeks. Love ya girl!

Jamie Lynn said...

Clayton won't mind sandwhiches as long as he eats haha.. Chad, eh.. Idk, depends on his mood hahaha!
I'm glad you are feeling good :)
Love You!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Oh yeah, sandwiches would be better than nothing.

Glad you are feeling ok - other than the itching :(