Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Like Mother...

We had our first big ultrasound yesterday.

The baby thought it would be funny to try to swim away from the ultrasound lady.

My mom told me that I used to do that. Whenever the doctor was trying to find me I'd move around and hide from him. So after chasing down my baby for a bit, the ultrasound tech was able to get a good view of most things. She wasn't able to get a good look at the bottom of the spine though, and my stubborn child decided that after playing tag with the ultrasound tech that it would just hang out in one spot.

They had me pee, they had me walk around, and they had me fold my legs up to my chest in a ball in order to coax the baby out of that spot. Nope, baby was not moving. They had me go eat something and come back 30 min later, and sure enough baby was in the same exact spot.

The ultrasound tech had me rolling around on the ultrasound table, and was even poking at me with the ultrasound wand. The baby would not be moved. They think they got enough shots to hopefully piece together what they need; otherwise I'll have to go back and hope the baby will be more cooperative.

However before the baby decided to camp out in one spot despite our best efforts to move it, they were able to get a good look at its reproductive parts.

It's a girl!!!! And what a mule she is already. We are in for a wild ride, that’s for sure!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Whirlwind

Ok so I'm a bit emotional. Who knew? It doesn't take a lot to make the tears flow, I've always been a weeper. But throw pregnancy in the mix and I just cry or want to cry all the time. Literally I'll be driving home from work and just feel like crying. For no reason at all, just feel like crying.

A couple of weeks ago I found myself watching that stupid lifetime movie " Christmas Shoes" by myself and balling my eyes out. Not just tearing up, but like having an emotional break down. Robbie came down stairs and wasn't quite sure what to do with me I think.

Then I find myself getting angry. And mean. I've been saying some really mean things to people recently! It just comes out. After I've said it I think about it and realize " what the heck, I don't say stuff like that to people". But here I am saying downright rude things to people.

I'm not going to dwell on my Dr's visit from hell yesterday, but lets just say I left Kaiser so pissed off I wanted to burn that place down. Literally. I will NEVER EVER go to that Dr. again. And for his sake lets hope I don't ever run into him again. Just thinking about it now gets my blood pumping and makes me want to hit something.

I guess this is all part of this journey they call pregnancy then? What a journey it has been so far...

I'm honestly petrified that our child will like Jimmy more. I know I shouldn't think like that. But I do. Mitzie likes him more and she isn't even ashamed of it. I feed her, I buy her stuff, I pay attention to her. I have pictures of her all over my desk at work like she is my child for goodness sake.

And when Jimmy and I are sitting on the couch, whose lap does she jump onto? Not mine. Curse. He even yells at her! Maybe it's the tough love she likes. Or maybe it's because he is a boy.

But she follows him around the house like a lost puppy (or kitten in this case), and basically comes to me when he is not around. The other morning she was sitting with me until she heard his voice. She went running over to him and couldn't get off of me fast enough. Great. I'm a second fiddle playing cat parent!

On a positve note we should find out the sex of the baby next week. If it's cooperative. At first I was thinking it's a boy, but now I'm thinking maybe it's a girl...then I realize I have absolutely no idea. I guess some people just know, but I'm not that intuitive apparently. Guess we'll have to see. It will be nice to know what kind of stuff I can start buying though.

The one and only good thing that came out of my appointment yesterday was a good strong baby heart beat. Whew! I’m still getting sick unfortunately (oh I can add bushes by my office to my list of places I’ve marked by the way) so I figured everything was ok. But it’s good to have it confirmed. And my uterus is growing quite nicely. At least I can do that right!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

O Christmas Tree

We got our Christmas tree last night. We always get a real one, even though they are expensive and a pain in the butt. I love them! No matter how nice your fake tree is, it doesn't smell the same and it doesn't look the same. Although fake trees don't leave needles everywhere and pack up nice in a box when you are done with them. But I'm a real tree kind of girl!

At 6 months old I thought maybe Mitzie would have calmed down a bit. Well, not so much. I knew she was going to have a hay day with the tree. As long as she doesn't knock it over and break too many ornaments I'm ok.

So far we have 1 broken ornament and a disgruntled tree skirt (she keeps trying to borough under it for some reason...). And we finished with the tree last night at like 10pm. So it has been less than 12 hours before damage was done.

I tried wrapping presents the other night, and she was pretty good. Except for when I started tying bows on stuff. As soon as she saw the ribbon she got crazed kitten eyes and started pouncing on everything. I think I'll have to wait to put my presents under the tree until the last minute this year or they won't stay wrapped for very long.

Ah the joys of being a cat mom around the Holidays! I can't wait to see her on Christmas morning when we are actually unwrapping stuff. All those bows and boxes and balls of paper everywhere.

She will be in kitty heaven for sure. I was going to get her a present, but the left over present scraps might be all she needs!

Monday, December 14, 2009

It's Been a Long Time!

Wow over 1 month with no posts! I used to blog everyday, and now... not so much.

Anyhow things are chugging along here. I'm about 17 weeks along or so. Most of my pants do not fit (well comfortably anyhow) it's been a struggle everyday to find something to wear. I dread it. I used to get excited to pick out my clothes, now not so much.

Unfortunately my sickness has not disappeared completely. It still rears it's ugly head 3 times a week or so, but it's sooooo much better than it was. I thank my lucky stars everyday I make it without driving the porcelain bus. We should be able to find out the sex next week, if the baby is cooperative. However it's not been the most cooperative so far, so I'm not holding my breath for that one!

I am way way behind on my Christmas shopping. So much so that I wake up stressing about it in the middle of the night sometimes. No, I'm not kidding about that. Then I start stressing about other things. I haven't had good nights sleep in a long time. I guess maybe my body is preparing for having to wake up to a screaming baby all the time.

After many years, tons of money and a lot of really hard work Jimmy graduated from CSUN! I'm so proud of him, I know how hard he worked for this.

We had our company Christmas Party last weekend. I drug my poor husband with me, he was a good sport and had a decent time I think. My Christmas party is not just dinner with some dancing, it's dinner, 3 hours of speeches, awards and other stuff. And then if you aren't worn out from all that there is dancing. So he was not thrilled to go, but came along with a smile anyhow.

This year I won an award! I made President's Club which means I made the company lots of money I got a little trophy, and went up on stage in front of everyone! It was so exciting. I never won anything in school, so I'm super super proud of my 1 and only trophy, I show everyone who comes into my house. I'm sure most people look at it and think “big deal!". But to someone who never wins at anything, it is! :)