Monthly Archives: June 2014


All is good in this baby oven. I had a smidge of pink cm yesterday, but none since, so I’m not super worried about it. I’ve been hanging out at our neighborhood pool all week. All day. Well not all day, like 12-4 ish. Don’t worry I’m using sunscreen. Most of the nausea has subsided, but I’m still taking diclegis, so it could be that, but who knows.

So cravings have been kicking my butt. I want thanksgiving dinner. I want gas station nachos(I just drove to the gas station to get gas station nachos, but I want more.) I want egg nog. I want juicy fruits(and all I have are bananas.)

but the good news is that my birthday is on Sunday. And if the weather is nice on Monday, Joseph is taking off work and we’re going to holiday world, where they just so happen to serve thanksgiving dinner in thanksgiving land or whatever its called.

I’m here.

I’m still here and still pregnant. I am still reading all of your blogs regularly. I am just in a weird place right now I guess. But oh well, I just need to get over it. I am 10w3d pregnant, which may seem confusing if any of you have been following my dates closely. We did the IUI on April 13th, which was 15dpo, so even though we vary likely know when conception took place, my OB still goes by the lmp date, so my weeks now change over on Saturday, and my due date is January 3rd.

I’m feeling unhungry most of the day, and with that unhungriness comes queasiness. It is tolerable, and will totally be worth it.

I took the job at school number 1 I discussed in job offer quandry. So that is something I’m looking forward to.

We have lots planned this summer so Joseph and I can live it up before growing our family. We’re going canoeing, on my birthday/day after we’re going to Holiday world(where you get in discounted if you have a note from your dr saying your pregnant.) We’re going to hang out with my younger sister for a weekend around a lake. We’re going to Joseph’s brothers lake house for a long weekend. We are just trying to have as much fun as possible.

Foster care. Just an update, we are still all in for fostering two kiddos. Our room is set up, and we’re ready, we are just on their timeline. So while it could happen any day, we are still waiting for our workers supervisor to read our homestudy, and ask for revisions. Then our worker will make those revisions, and submit it to her supervisors supervisor, who will then read it and approve it on their own time line. The reason it could happen any day, is if there is a need in our county, that nobody else can take, they can speed up the approval process to get us open and ready before going to another county.

I think I’m in a weird place because I have so much time, and I just want to be making things for our baby. Yesterday I knitted  a pair of booties for the baby. But I’m still so early, and we don’t know the gender, it’s hard to make things.

Today I did spend about three hours reading about cloth diapering. Joseph thinks it is gross, but agreed to consider it. The only reason I like the idea is that I sew. I’m a pretty good sewer. I can sew us all the diapers we would need for at least under $100, probably more like under $50, if I could just buy everything at once. The estimate is that your starter stash(meaning enough to get you started, not all of them that you will ever need) is somewhere between $250-300. So all the financial reasons that cloth diapers are good for people buying premade cloth diapers are increased for us, if we were to make our own. Who knows, ultimately, as bas as it sounds, I’m doing it for cost savings. The green factor is just an added bonus.

So here is a jumbled update of everything.

Week 8 in review: rainbow update

This weeks didn’t bring many changes. I am sleeping 12-14 hours a night, and so thankful to be able to, even when I wake up, I feel like I could sleep for hours more. I had my real first instance of waking up in the middle of the night starving and had to venture out to the kitchen to get something to eat. I had my real first almost vomit, which I credit to brushing my teeth, and am so thankful Joseph was home and able to run to get some saltines.

How far along: this update is for 8 weeks

Total weight gain: –4 lbs from prepregnancy

Maternity clothes: I did make a pair of maternity shorts which I wear frequently. All of my other clothes still fit, but these shorts didn’t until I made them maternity.

Sleep: I feel like I could do this all day.

Best moment of this week: Seeing how big headed our baby is.

Miss anything: Not really.

Size of baby: Right now it’s the size of a grape/green olive.

Food cravings/aversions: aversions to EVERYTHING. I have things I want. Sonic Ice Water is still a big one. I’m really wanting nachos, like the crappy ball game nachos with jalapenos. We’re going to have to stop buy all the gas stations to find some.

Anything making you queasy or sick: The smell of mayonnaise, ground beef, chicken.

Have you started to show yet: Just the bloat, and its bad!

Gender: We both think boy now. we’ll know in about 7 weeks!

Labor signs: too early..

Belly button in or out: In, but I can hardly wait for it to be out!

Wedding rings on or off: I’m pretty bad about remember to wear rings, but just because I’m forgettful.

Happy or moody most of the time: Volatility is high, per Joseph.

Looking forward to: First OB appt on Tuesday the 3rd. Also my grandfather is coming in town.