Thursday, November 29, 2007

Hot Fudge Sundaes Never Tasted So Good

Seriously, I think I could eat a hot fudge sundae from McDonalds or Dairy Queen about any ole time of day. Something about the warm gooey fudge on the cold ice cream. I could have more healthy cravings I suppose. I'm not really craving raw veggies or anything. Chef Boyardee pizzas pretty much rock though. The cheap ones you made as a kid. Crust extra thin, well done and crunchie with only the sauce and sprinkle cheese on it. YUM. I know Nick is sick of eating it and he's gotta add his own cheese but I think he enjoys my pleasure in eating a 1/2 pie on my own.

Can anyone actually drink 8 glasses of water a day? I've tried bottled, with lemon, with lots of ice and I mean I like water but 8 glasses?? The doctor says it's especially important to drink while I'm pregnant and they say (the infamous THEY) that especially with twins that you need lots of extra fluid for two sacs of fluid to stay healthy. That makes sense. I'll tell ya though I've never been a drinker. I mean I can finish a whole dinner with only a sip or two of something unless I am intentional. I have learned that Juicy Juice is the only juice worth drinking nutritionally. So if I'm gonna drink, I better make it count. Other juice is nothing but sugar and weird other ingredients. I learned this on Discovery Health of course. lol

Peanut butter and apples used to be my love and I have no desire for them anymore. The celery switch up wasn't that much more encouraging. Kinda sad, protein is a hard one. I have a bunch of yogurt in the fridge, do I want it? Not so much. Oatmeal has dropped on my list as well. It used to taste so good until it comes out your nose while puking. That's actually what happened with the Papa Johns Pizza. I could barely type that without gagging. Toothpaste is better than it is before which is a blessing for us all.

Having a cold isn't very fun during pregnancy. Can't drug yourself up at all. Saline nose spray is about it. Even that I called the OBGYN about and they told me to call a pharmacist to make sure. The pharmacist told me to call my OBGYN. No one wants to tell you anything is okay during pregnancy. I've found that out.

My Aunt Linda sent me a video that was hilarious. It was a dog and a baby. Check it out:

Makes me laugh, I could so see Ali doing that to try to get attention. I was thinking today, I don't know who will be more disappointed to not be the child anymore, Nick or Ali. I don't think Nick will ever grow out of that though. He wants to get a ping pong table. Which would be cool but we have no room for it and I'm thinking we're not gonna have time to play once they babies are here. He's got it all figured out. Him and the pastors son were talking and we could buy it and put it in their basement so Nick could go over there and play with Jordan. I said and what about the and the babies could come over and watch us. I think it's gonna change our lifestyle more than Nick can imagine right now. :) Good but different.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Docs Appt/Thanksgiving

We had a docs appt on Wednesday. (12 weeks 3 days)
No ultrasound yet, but we did get to hear the babies heartbeats again. One was beating at 152 and the other she said was 7 beats different. It was neat how easy it was for them to find them. She just touched my belly on one side and we heard the one and on the other side we heard the other. She said it's easy to find since I'm thin.

The doctor examined me and was suprised to find that my uterus is STILL tilted to my back. My backpain seems to get worse and worse everyday and I asked her if that was why. She said it's definately putting pressure on my back and the other pain I described to her she said was sciatic nerve pain. ALREADY? What is the world is it going to be like once I'm big? She said it shouldn't be long until it tilts forward into the normal position and that I would definately notice. She said then my backpain will be because my belly will make me off balance. She said my uterus is already big enough to be pushing up and out at the top of my stomach which I've started to notice.

An extra pillow for my legs and laying on my side have been blessings. I've been puking less (thank you lord!) I do still experience an overall blah feeling all day but I'm hoping that gets better every day.

Thanksgiving was awesome! Great food and eating all day is right down my alley. It's strange to have people gazing at my that how big breasted women feel? lol We ate lunch at the Fetrows and dinner at the Matthews. It was extra special this year because Ann came up with her family from NC. I wish she wasn't so far away, I just love her and she reminds me of my Grandma since her mom was Grandma's sister.

That's one thing I think about from time to time. How I wish my grandparents were still alive to see me pregnant. How I wished I could ask Grandma McGlaughlin was it was like when she was pregnant. (since I'm so much like her) I never thought to ask those questions and I wish I could see them as excited as my parents and Nick's parents are. I guess this pregnancy stuff makes you more emotional then normal. At the Matthews, I watched my cousins kids ride scooters around and around and I remembered doing that as a kid at grandmas only on old bikes and peddle tractors. How time flies by. It was hilarious to see my cousins tell their kids to slow down and be careful, when I remember what little speed demons they were as kids. I got to talk to my cousins wife, Heather who has 5 year old twins and that was really neat just to be able to talk to her and know someone else survived it and now they have beautiful healthy 5 year old girls.

I had a dream last night that I had a boy by c-section and they left the girl in because she wasn't done yet and they were going to take her out later. That's my first pregnancy related dream. I think going to the bathroom in the middle of the night keeps me from my dreaming.

I'm ready for bed. 10 hrs is what I seem to need these days. :)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Retreat & VA

Thank the Lord the retreat was awesome! I'm soooo glad I went and God kept me from puking the whole weekend! Actually I haven't puked since the day before the retreat.....whoohooo.

Speaking of cars.......we got another one and I sadi goodbye to the cougar. We got a Ford Explorer Limited and I love it. It got it's use quickly. We took it up with kids to Bedford County for the retreat and then to VA. I will say riding in the car is killer for my back. I plan to ask the doctor what is up with this back pain already.

Nick had a seminar in Richmond VA and his work said I could go along with. Fun right? It was actually but I took my laptop down there to get some freelance done and BAM, my laptop won't start, it died. Was very sad. So I ended up watching Discovery Health and Fight Girls for 2 days in a hotel. We decided to stay an extra night and day down there and drive down to VA beach and see Nick's sister Jody. It was fun seeing her in her element and we're glad we got the chance to go down and see her.

We got some good news from Nick's brother while we were in transit. Tony's girlfriend Tracy is expecting as well and she is due the same week as I am. Crazy! Gonna be Bair babies all over the place come may/june. lol

Now that I'm home I'm exhasted! Over this last 2 weeks, my belly popped out!!! My pants are tight and I feel like normal shirts just make me look fat in the middle. lol I got some maternity-like stuff which makes me look like there is a reason for the sudden belly.

I have a docs appt this wednesday, I'm ready, it seems like it's been awhile since the last one.