Sunday, April 27, 2008

8 Weeks

So, here it is, my first belly pic. Seriously, why is my gut this big already?! In other news, my morning sickness lasts all day and culminates with me puking up dinner around 8/8:30pm every night. Yep, I'm definitely pregnant! Also, we got our stroller in the other day and its all put together. Yeah its early, but we got such a serious deal we couldn't pass it up. And these babies never go on sale! Lucky for us they were getting rid of the 07 models to make room for the 08s.
8 Week Belly

The Stroller - in bassinet position. There is also a regular seat.

According to Babycenter
New this week: Webbed fingers and toes are poking out from your baby's hands and feet, his eyelids practically cover his eyes, breathing tubes extend from his throat to the branches of his developing lungs, and his "tail" is just about gone. In his brain, nerve cells are branching out to connect with one another, forming primitive neural pathways. You may be daydreaming about your baby as one sex or the other, but the external genitals still haven't developed enough to reveal whether you're having a boy or a girl. Either way, your baby — about the size of a kidney bean — is constantly moving and shifting, though you still can't feel it.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Famous Last Words

So last night I was on the computer talking to D about how, while I feel like crap all day long, I have only puked once.

No more than an hour later, up comes a lovely mixture of last night's meatball subs and a mixed berry frozen fruit bar. Lovely.

I will be keeping my mouth shut from now on. (Or until I forget that I just said that, which is likely to be in about 30 seconds the way my brain has been operating lately.)

Sunday, April 20, 2008

7 Weeks - According to Babycenter:

"The big news this week: Hands and feet are emerging from developing arms and legs — although they look more like paddles at this point than the tiny, pudgy extremities you're daydreaming about holding and tickling. Technically, your baby is still considered an embryo and has something of a small tail, which is an extension of her tailbone. The tail will disappear within a few weeks, but that's the only thing getting smaller. Your baby has doubled in size since last week and now measures half an inch long, about the size of a blueberry.

If you could see inside your womb, you'd spot eyelid folds partially covering her peepers, which already have some color, as well as the tip of her nose and tiny veins beneath parchment-thin skin. Both hemispheres of your baby's brain are growing, and her liver is churning out red blood cells until her bone marrow forms and takes over this role. She also has an appendix and a pancreas, which will eventually produce the hormone insulin to aid in digestion. A loop in your baby's growing intestines is bulging into her umbilical cord, which now has distinct blood vessels to carry oxygen and nutrients to and from her tiny body."

Thursday, April 17, 2008

"Morning" sickness, my ass.

How about "I-feel-like-I'm-gonna-ralph-23-hours-out-of-the-day" sickeness?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

You know you live in the 'burbs when

you can hear a frog/cricket symphony outside your bedroom window. All. Night. Long.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Officially a Washingtonian

So if you're keeping track, WA would be the 4th state that I've had a driver's license in. The 3rd in the last year or so. And seriously, this was hands down the worst DMV experience ever. Well, I guess that would be experiences since we had to go twice.

Trip 1: Check in at counter to get our number. Double check list of documents needed and sit down. We had proof of identity (CA license) and proof of residency (car insurance policy.) After and hour we finally get called to the counter and it turns out that the car insurance policy I brought (with all the info on it) wasn't good enough. Apparently my lovely friend behind behind the counter thought it should have more pages. (What?!) So we leave and decide to come back once we've gotten a utility bill in the mail to use instead.

Trip 2 (two weeks later): Decide to get to the DMV right when it opens (8:30am on Saturday) to avoid the crowds. We get there right at 8:30 and there is a mile long line wrapped around the parking lot waiting to get it. So we wait in this line and get to the counter to get our number and we show the guy what we have - to make sure we aren't waiting for nothing again. Ok, utility bill is fine, but the CA license isn't enough to prove identity. After all, didn't we read the fine print on the list of documents saying that the CA license would need 2 other proofs if we decide to use that? Nope, we did not see this even though we read the list about 9,481 times. So we go home and pick up our passports - the ultimate proof of identity. Go back, wait in line again for a number, and then proceed to wait about an hour and half for our number to get called to finally get our stupid licenses.

It turns out that apparently getting a license is about as low on the totem pole as you can get in WA at the DMV. If you are there because you screwed up and need to pay them big fines you get to move to the front of the wait.

Oh and these were perhaps the rudest civil servants (and I use the term servant lightly) on the planet. After all, the guy keep telling us if we had been patient and read the list (which we DID) then we wouldn't have had problems. They also commented on Doug's California attitude. Ya know, because we lived there for like 6 months.

I guess its hard for the DMV workers to know everything about everything.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

6 Weeks - According to Babycenter:

"This week's major developments: The nose, mouth, and ears that you'll spend so much time kissing in eight months are beginning to take shape. If you could see into your uterus, you'd find an oversize head and dark spots where your baby's eyes and nostrils are starting to form. His emerging ears are marked by small depressions on the sides of the head, and his arms and legs by protruding buds. His heart is beating about 100 to 160 times a minute — almost twice as fast as yours — and blood is beginning to course through his body. His intestines are developing, and the bud of tissue that will give rise to his lungs has appeared. His pituitary gland is forming, as are the rest of his brain, muscles, and bones. Right now, your baby is a quarter of an inch long, about the size of a lentil bean."

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

My First Maternity Purchase

Yes, yes, already! Its called the Bella Band and it may be the greatest invention ever. It looks like a tube top and you can wear it over your unbuttoned jeans and it holds them up. And if it pokes out from under your shirt, it just looks like a tank top.

Seriously, I am so bloated it is just ridiculous. When I bought this last weekend I though I'd need it once and a while for the time being, but already I need it with every freaking pair of jeans I own. Without this I would have to buy new pants already!

The only sucky part - to everyone beside Doug, I just look fat. Doh!

Monday, April 7, 2008

So much for glowing...

Seriously, right now I have skin that would make a 12 year old boy cringe! I mean, this pizza face is way worse then anything I every experience as a teenager (and it was pretty bad then.) Nobody tells you that when you get pregnant your face is going to explode... oh and by the way, many doctors don't think that traditional acne treaters are good for your baby. So... too bad?

Yeah, I just spent $30 dollars on special pregnancy safe fashwash... that may or may not help. Awesome.