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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Before and After














I am going to be freaking gigantic by the time this is over!!! This is nuts!!! The one on the left is Week 7 (I think I was more bloated than anything) and the one on the right is this weekend - Week 16...OMG!

16 weeks...that's four months, right?

Don't ask me why it took me a while to "get" this cartoon...the funny thing about it is that sex didn't have anything to do with me getting pregnant. We did use the 12 months prior to infertility treatments in the "normal" way, but in the long run...sex did nothing for us! I just found a receipt for the last bottle of wine that I bought myself on November 7th 2007...I miss it, but I also couldn't handle it right now. I know that there are doctors in Europe who actually prescribe a glass of wine a day, but I think it would make me feel more loopy!

So, what's going on at 16 weeks?

My belly is growing and growing...I will post a picture, but I haven't showered yet and I'm sick of taking gross photos...can't make my belly debut uncleansed!

Ready for TMI? My nipples are slowly growing to National Geographic size as well as getting these bumps all over them...Bill says that this is b/c milk is going to come out of that part as well as the actual nipple (the only part that I thought was useful). I am also have issues with constipation and I am terrified of hemorrhoids (some can grow up to the size of a marble)...I'm really trying not to push, but sometimes I just can't help it! Oh, and it's only big girls panties for me...no more thongs for me...a part of me has died! Okay...TMI is over!

The skin on my belly has started to itch, so I just keep moisturizing it and hoping for no stretch marks. I can't really eat large meals...I get full too easily...I guess the babies are starting to crunch my organs. Sleeping has gotten better, but I still wake up with a pounding headache if I sleep on my back at all. Guess it's my body's way of telling me to MOVE! Other than those headaches, I really haven't been having any more trouble. I am still really tired...after a full day, I absolutely need a nap...no two ways about it...it's a need. I'm fine with just 20 minutes, so that's what I've been trying to keep it to...otherwise, I'm completely out of it for the rest of the night.

I haven't felt the babies move yet, but I really want to. We have a scan on Monday for cervical length and to monitor the babies' growth...hopefully all goes well and I really can't wait to see them.

What's new in life?

Well, I cooked my first meal this week - this is the first once since December! I made shrimp scampi and a salad...I was so proud of myself! I still don't think I could handle chicken, but this is a step in the right direction.

Bill and I are working on opposite schedules right now. When I'm hungry for dinner, he's off to the gym. When I'm tired, he wants to talk (although he's been really understanding about this). When I'm awake, he's tired...guess this is how it will be for a while, huh? Other than that, he's been wonderful...on the weekends, he makes me breakfast in bed (which may add to my laziness...who's going to refuse that for the laundry?), takes the dog for walks with me to keep my energy up, tells me I'm beautiful every day, and continues to take care of the daily chores that I can't handle (still). He's awesome...I'm very lucky considering the fact that I didn't think I'd ever get married!

I'm on vacation!!! So excited about that...I know that April and May without any vacations is going to be torture, but I can get through it...I've decided that I may have to take some days off here and there just for my own sanity and health!

I'm getting in the mood to start planting (I know it's still early, but I want to start planning things out), but I'm wondering how I'm going to manage it. I can barely get my socks on...how will I be able to dig holes in the ground? I guess I'll just have to direct other people and work with what we already have...no need to try to make my house all Better Homes and Gardens when I probably won't be able to upkeep it for a lot of the summer. I'll do my best...plant a few things and move on from there.

Okay, gotta get moving...Bill's going to handle the grocery shopping today (like he has done for the past 16 weeks...I swear he's an angel), so I've got to do the laundry and the vacuuming! I can handle that! Oh, then we have to order things for the 1/2 bath...another project Bill wants to complete before the bambinos get here...he's too motivated sometimes! I give him a lot of credit! Love him!