Tuesday, March 30, 2010


A few weeks ago I got to experience (in the middle of the night!) why football players look like they are dying when they get a leg cramp!! The worst part is, the only thing I can do is scream and hold my leg. One morning, Maggie, yes I am a pushover and let the dog sleep with me every once in a while, was sleeping with me and BAM, leg cramp. At first she looked at me like, “why the hell did you wake me up acting like a crazy woman,” but then she thought I was dying. I guess it happens because pregnant ladies have so much more blood in them that the body has to work harder to pump it out of the legs. Bananas are becoming a staple food in my diet (they’re supposed to help)!!

I also finally told the guys at work that I was prego. I sit with 3 guys at lunch for those that don’t know the situation. However, I waited a day to break the news that I am going to need a “designated driver” to get me back to Omaha from Lincoln just in case this baby decides he/she wants to come into this world at work. They all just laughed like I was kidding; little do they know I was completely serious!! I’m praying that situation doesn’t happen, but I have to cover my bases for all possibilities. I think the one who has two kids and has seen his wife in labor would probably be my best choice!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Husker baby

John and I had our second doctor’s appointment and heard the heartbeat! I wish I could say more about the appointment, but honestly, I peed in a cup (I did much better this time if anybody cares), then the doctor listened to the heartbeat and that was it. We were in the waiting room longer than we were with the doctor. I can say, however, that I am now in the second trimester. It’s kind of crazy how fast this has gone so far. In the past week or so, I finally feel like I am starting to show, and that other people might actually be able to notice it too:) Hopefully people who don’t know that I am prego don’t just think I need to hit the gym a little harder. Oh well, I am now to the point that I think I officially have a baby bump.

Now that I am over the “sick” part, I am starting to enjoy this. It’s really neat to read weekly updates on how our little zucchini is growing and what parts are developing. I suppose the only down fall is now that most everybody knows, I am getting a little sick of the “advice.” Not that I don’t appreciate the sincerity, but honestly, every pregnancy is different and just because you craved pickles does not mean that I am going to. Patience was not a virtue I was blessed with. John, on the other hand, has just starting a long-term substitute job as a P.E. teacher for an elementary school, ironically for a lady who is out on maternity leave. Hopefully this baby inherits John’s patience and not mine (or lack thereof). Oh, and for anybody who has trouble remembering dates, and is a husker fan, I am due the day the huskers play Washington. John has already asked if a T.V. would be available. I assured him, that if I happen to go into labor on that day, there would be a T.V. available. I will be sure to bring a husker outfit for the trip home from the hospital!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Well, I finally feel like this pregnancy isn’t taking over my life. I don’t know if I ate something that didn’t agree with me or I had some kind of a bug, but about a week ago I honestly couldn’t get off the couch. I had a super bad headache and my stomach was in knots. Luckily it didn’t last long, only about 3 days or so, but that was more than enough of whatever it was. I haven’t felt nauseas for a while and food is starting to taste like it did before. For whatever stupid reason, foods that I used to eat on a regular basis became the least appetizing. I think at one point, I told John I was “over” being pregnant. I was sick of being sick and I wanted my food to taste good again!

Now that I am approaching the second trimester, I think my hormones are starting to level out and I finally feel like me again, just with a slightly larger belly :) Oh, and now that the pregnancy isn’t a secret, I find it strange to tell people that I am having a baby. Not that I am not excited, but how do you work “I’m pregnant” into a conversation?? I always feel like it comes from left field when I try to tell the big news. Oh well, I guess if I wait long enough, people are going to either start thinking I’ve put on a few pounds or that I’m pregnant…maybe I’ll just leave it up to the imagination!