Friday, May 25, 2012

6 weeks (plus 1) - And Memorial Day Weekend

It's been a busy week with a busy weekend coming up.

There are 2 weeks of school left (and I thought there were 3) so lots of papers to grade and loose ends to tie up.  Also, lots of parents of students with D's and F's to call.  (My absolute favorite part of my job! Blech.)  On that note I got a few parents who don't speak English and therefore cannot support their students very well.  A few parents who are upset.  A few who are surprised.  And 2 that are like "I have no idea what to do!"  I feel so bad for them because I don't have the answer either.

This weekend is pretty much all booked.

Tomorrow, my sister and I go to our Dad's to celebrate his birthday.

Sunday, we are meeting our friend's new baby (our friends who did IVF).  I'm very excited (and kind of worried I'll cry!)

Monday, we have 2 separate parties to go to.

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But you'd probably rather hear about symptoms.

The biggest change is in my appetite.  I went from wanting to eat everything in site to not wanting to eat at all.  I'm still kind of hungry, I just don't feel like eating.  I'm wondering if this is the beginning of aversions...we'll see.

My boobs continue to get more and more store, but they are always 50% worse in the middle of the night.  Anyone else have that issue?  It started a few weeks ago on the outside of each boob and is slowly moving it's way higher (into my armpits) and around to the middle of my chest

I get occasional heartburn.

Constipation also comes and goes but has not been a problem (I hear the key is fruit.)

The teariness faded last week but is definitely coming back.  I cried on the way to work today listening to a radio story about a mom who called Marvel comics because her 4 year-old son didn't want to wear his hearing aids because super heroes don't wear hearing aids.  Marvel responded first by sending the comic of one of the Avengers who has hearing loss and wears a hearing aid.  But then they created a brand new super hero just for this boy that had a special blue hearing aid (like the boys) that helped him hear where there was trouble around the world.  So sweet!

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The BIG ultrasound is in 4 days.  I think the weekend is the best way to make the time fly.

I'm feeling really confident since I feel like my symptoms are changing and getting stronger, but I'm definitely worried at the same time.

I think if I the the heartbeat (or heartbeats) I will start to feel really positive about this pregnancy.

I hope, hope, hope!

And by the way, I'm feeling singleton at the moment...mostly because symptoms are not too strong, but we will see.  I know I'll feel a bit of a shock if I see two!  And so will DH...he might pass out! : )

Have a happy and safe weekend!


  1. Good luck with that ultrasound!!! They're always nerve-wracking, ALWAYS!

  2. Good luck with end of school year! That story made me all teary too!

    I hope you have twinsies in there! But one is so good to! I'm excited to find out.

    I googled decaf after I read your blog and it seems the chemical process to make coffee decaf is worse than regular caffeine, gross! SO I'll be staying away as well, or drinking naturally decaf teas, and cider! Thanks for the heads up!

  3. I think I've found you before from ICLW but I just found you again and you have gotten a BFP!!! How WONDERFUL! I am really following you now. I hope you have the most relaxing weekend possible waiting for your big ultrasound!

  4. Yay! 2 weeks of school. Spring always goes by so quickly.
    Good luck on Tuesday! I agree that the weekend should make time go by faster. I hope by Tuesday morning we're both more excited than nervous :)

  5. Stopping by from ICLW! Congrats on that BFP!

  6. I'm really looking forward to your ultrasound results. Squee! :)

  7. So excited to hear how the u/s goes...

    Also, thanks so much for that Marvel story. Now you have me crying at my desk! :o) Another also - the boobs thing and 50% more at night? I thought I was the only one... Why do you think they do that?

    Lots of love to you - sending good u/s thoughts your way.