Sunday, April 29, 2012

I am running again!

Wanna read about my first run after I have been feeling better? It is in my other blog. YES.. I know... I am a nerd and I love to blog my life. I just love the blog format. No more journals to lug around for me and accessible almost anywhere. Then again, there is nothing like a ratty, used notebook.

Sunday Run

Thursday, April 26, 2012

8 Weeks, Day 7 - Does morning (all day) sickness end???

NO WAY! I am smiling, jumping around, talking loud... I am in disbelief that I am having a good day. I don't want to jinx it by saying that the morning sickness is over. I am just going to enjoy the fact that I am having a good day. I am going to take advantage of this day. What a great day to feel good. I have a field trip to the Surrey Dance Festival at the Bell Centre and I feel good.

I did a random warm-up with my Dance 9 class. I haven't done anything like that in since April 3rd. I got hot and sweaty quickly and was a bit short of breath in the cardio section. I can really tell that my body is working hard on something else right now. It feels so good to move and jump and stretch and sweat!  OK... I feel like I can do this now. PLEASE don't just be a one day thing - but if you are ... I will appreciate you!! THANK-YOU!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Morning (24-7) Sickness Wanna Be Remedies: 7 Weeks, Day 6

 Oh the wonderful world of morning (24-7) sickness. Jonny and I have tried a lot of things to try and help calm my stomach but I finally resorted to going to to the doctors. I wish I would have gone sooner. Maybe I could have avoided the mental break down in the waiting area. (I know I don't have an appointment you told me I could walk in - but 2 1/2 hours? REALLY? Aren't I supposed to eat every 2-3 hours so that I don't puke?) Ya- I cried as I asked if they had forgotten me. I had to run to the bathroom. At least I have an excuse for being a crazy now... I am pregnant! Watch out now!!

Ginger snaps are supposed to help - I didn't really notice a great effect but they are nice to dip in peppermint tea. Peppermint tea really helps. This was the first thing that I found that had a noticeable effect.
The classic soda cracker. I eat these in the middle of the night when I get up to pee and my stomach is hungry. I am not looking forward to retraining myself to not eat in the middle of the night after all this is through. I might get used to my midnight snacking!

Vitamin B6 was an awesome find. I first tried this during OBST at Enver Creek. It didn't take it away but it helped. Jonny got 50mg tablets. We first started cutting them into threes and having them three times a day. Now he cuts them into two and I have them twice a day.

Preggie Pop Drops are also expensive. $8.98 for 21 pieces that is about $0.42 each. That is without tax. They taste good and help sooth the tummy for a short period of time. They are easy to keep in your pocket and I can pop one in my mouth during class when I am starting to feel pukey.

Diclectin - I got this from the doctor. I take two, twice a day. It helps but still not a cure. At least I have been able to get some work done at school. I can't move and dance and jump around or anything but I can walk and sit and focus. It does make me sleepy. I still puke every morning. I am thinking of trying to take this around 5am - maybe that will help for getting up. It is $$$ but worth it.  120 tablets for $183!! That is $6/ day. (I have already submitted my receipt to Blue Cross)

Dr. Montgomery also said I could take Gravol. I have read otherwise and will only take it if I really need it. So far, I haven't taken it.

Thanks to my loving husband for putting up with me while I whine and cry and heave and spit and burp and fart and puke. You must really, really love me!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Tinnitus Starts: 7 Weeks, Day 2

Awesome! I woke up to heave and spit at 2:30 am and realized I can't hear that well out of my left ear and I am hearing a constant dial tone type noise in both my ears. Great! I am trying to stay positive but so far this experience is making me question its worth. I know there is no question as to its worth in reality and I guess in the past the harder that I have worked for something the more rewarding it was in the end. I am sure this experience will be the same and I will love this thing more because it was so gruelling to make! 

I should also add here, that I have had tinnitus for years. It is just worse now. I have read some articles that say it could be caused by the increase in progesterone levels. I have been told by the ear doctor in the past that there aren't any real cures but I will no doubt add this to my list of inquiries for my next visit... to whichever doctor is lucky enough to get me. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Grandpa

So, this morning sickness - all day sickness - move and I heave is not working for me. Easter long weekend just ended and I was supposed to go back to school today. Puke and cry. I was convinced by my loving husband who has already been up with me since 5:30am getting me juice and toast that I shouldn't go to school. That this is what sick days are for. I hate missing school. (when I am sick). It was already 7:45 so I called the office and they called in a TOC for me. Sigh of relief.

I have dress rehearsal after school so I am going in for that. my stomach seems to subside in the late afternoon. I can make it.

I think I know why I have this... it is so I don't go to yoga and run and dance or move in general... so I don't kill the baby. I get it. Hint taken. I got it. You can make me feel better now.

So, it is dad's birthday today. I texted him and mom: Happy Birthday Grandpa. The cat is out of the bag that there is a bun in the oven.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Mondo Photo Shoot

Last weekend Jonny and I had a food photo shoot. It is harder than it would seem to take a nice looking picture of food. It isn't like we put a lot of time into trying either because we wanted to eat them!! hahaha! I got out the good camera with the flash and different settings but it wasn't charged. Then Jonny was trying to take it with my phone but it has been dying lately - so it just turned off. I had to plug it in and restart it a few times and in that time Jonny used his phone to take these three Mondo shots. Then, we ate!

There was no love in these Mondos. The lady who made them didn't even look us in the eye. I think that is where it all went wrong. These Mondos couldn't have been the models for my new family blog because they were not made with love. So, for now, the photo that I found online will have to stay at the top of my blog. One day, when we have Mondos made with love, we will try again to take a family photo that is worthy of the blog title.

Morning Sickness starts: 5 Weeks, Day 7

UGH! I am not sure if I really have ms because I am sick. It feels like a double wammy. It started yesterday morning. I got up and dry heaved into the toilet over some phlegm in my throat from my cold. I was positive thinking - still under the belief that somehow I would be one of the lucky ones that could skip the pukiness.

Then I had a wave of nausea while on the way to lunch with my mom and dad. Dad did a quick swerve in the truck to get into the parking spot and that was enough to make me gag. I had to hold it in hard though because I haven't told anyone yet and Jonny was sure I was going to blow it at lunch.

The saga continues - I heave when I brush my teeth, sneeze, make toast.. move! I have only puked once and it wasn't that bad... watery... but I HATE puking!! SO.. let's hope it doesn't last long. Come on body... get used to all these extra hormones. I am adaptable and strong.

Jonny has been awesome. He looked up some tricks and is taking good care of me. He is still in denial though - hoping that it is just part of my sickness.