Tuesday, October 9, 2012

What's For Dinner &*%*^&* ???

Ever feel your heart pounding so hard that you feel like it's going to explode?  I deal with that every day right now.  Not sure if it's normal for a pregnancy or not - but either way it doesn't feel too great.

I see a cardiologist tomorrow and I hope he can do something to help.  This happens when I'm sitting still for goodness sake!  Of course you know I Googled pregnancy and tachycardia and of course they said it happens - but I'm not sure what they consider to be a normal range.   My heart rate sitting still is a bit scary and I haven't really checked it after moving around yet - would probably make me cry!  Taking a shower can exhaust me to the point where I need a nap.  I have to sit down when I blow dry my hair.  What the heck has happened to me?!    When did I become a weak kneed wuss?

On the high side, I can eat again! :)  My butt isn't happy about this, but it sure is nice to not gag at every smell and sight of food!   I haven't gained any of the weight back that I lost though, so I'm hoping eating normally won't cause issues in the weight department!  Pedro still prefers meat in pretty much all shapes and sizes - except for hamburgers.  

I'm hoping that someday, my love of a good burger will come back - but one never knows I guess.    It's amazing how my tastes have changed though.  I couldn't even begin to tell you what restaurant I want to go to - I eat completely differently than before.  Drives me crazy.  In fact, I just ate a yogurt for a snack.  I haven't done that in over a year.  It actually tasted good. 

I wish someone had told me my body was going to go crazy in the food craving department - I would have planned my pantry and freezer MUCH better!  Instead, we have a pantry and freezer full of food that I just don't want to eat!   Hopefully things will even out soon!

Now it's time for the nightly drama of "what do we eat for dinner?"   B has absolutely NO opinion these days - I'll ask him what he wants and I get, "whatever you want."  OMG.  Part of me thinks it's really sweet and the other part of me wants to smack him and say pick something - because I can't! 

So I'll leave you for now....I'm in a cranky phase for now - getting tired of my own company I guess.  

I hope today was a great one!
Happy Tuesday Ya'll!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Pedro It IS!

Hey everyone - sorry I dropped off of the radar once again.  The mental game of sitting in bed for so long tends to get to you after a while - I have so much to share though!  I've started my 5th month!  Go crazy I know - but time is finally moving ahead!

Baby McG IS a Pedro!  We found out last week that I'm not having a girl as we both thought, but instead, we're having a little boy!  It couldn't have been more of a shock if they'd told us we were having 4 babies!  We both sat there with our mouths hanging open while the ultrasound technician laughed at us!

Baby BOY McG is still growing ahead of schedule and as of last week was 6 oz!  He's going to be a big one! 

As for my health, I am still on bed rest and am hoping to get good news from my regular doctor at the end of this week.   The specialist is hoping that the bleeding issues I've been having will stop when the placenta completely shifts but we won't know that for a few weeks.  Fingers are crossed and prayers are going out - the baby continues to thrive and really, the fact that my butt is numb from sitting isn't the issue - right? :)

It's all about Baby McG as usual!  So the deal with names was this - I had a girl name in my heart for more years than I can count.  Sadly, it will have to stay in my heart!  Since I had picked the girl name, B and I made a deal that he would pick the boy names!  So the pressure is on - I do have veto power mind you, but it's all up to Daddy!  It's going to be tough because we have no ideas yet at all!

So for now, things are moving along as per the norm.  B is buried in school work and I'm slammed with work.  Working from home is convenient, but the lines get blurred - you find yourself working at odd times just because you can - I need to work on the boundaries of things - home is home, work is work....

I'm hanging in and feeling better on some days and not on others, but that's ok.  I have a little pooch on the front but am bumming people out that it's not bigger!  Right now I'm placenta anterior so the baby is tucked in behind the placenta.  When that shifts - I'm sure my tummy will balloon!

I hope you're all doing great and enjoying some fall weather! 

Happy Monday Ya'll!