Sunday, November 9, 2014

Food update

Orange juice and pineapple have been out for weeks since the heartburn kicked in.  Now I'm regularly buying:

  • Cottage cheese
  • String cheese
  • M&Ms
  • Pomegranates
  • Sour Fun Dip

Month 4 updates

The past few weeks have brought much improved health!  Shoshy's up and about and almost (relatively speaking) back to normal.  Still taking things slow and not overexerting herself (ie, walking through Target's still a challenge), but she's able to drive, run errands, sit downstairs, go to Target, etc.

Really, I knew she was feeling better when I came home one day and saw the vacuum cleaner out and a to-do list waiting for me. :)

We have quite a busy time ahead of us!  We're going to Vegas soon for a belated anniversary trip!  We'd been waiting for her to feel well enough, so here we go!  Then St. Louis for Thanksgiving, then off to Universal Orlando in January before settling down for the home stretch. :)

We've been to NFM and Babies R Us to look for cribs and car seats and think we have some of that figured out.  Now we're just talking about names - which would be easier if we knew a gender.  So far George and Mcgillicutty are out for boy names as well as Georgina and Mcgillicutty for a girl.  We're narrowing it down. :)  Actually, we pretty easily agreed on an early fore-runner for a girl's name, but that's about it so far.

And Shoshy has a little bit of a bump!!!  Basically from Friday night there was kinda-sort if-you-look-really-closely-just-right you could see a bump to Saturday night there was definitely a just-barely-there-if-you-look-for it bump.  That's progress.  She's sitting next to me right now poking her belly trying to get Susbaby to move.  :)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Entering the 2nd trimester

Still Sick

As Shoshy enters her 15th week, you'd think she'd start feeling better.  Why should we think this?  Her doctor, her book, the internet, and everybody we've talked to has said so.  "Oh, you should start feeling better in the next week or two."  "By week twelve, thirteen, fourteen it should start getting better."  "By week fifteen, eighteen, twenty, she should be feeling better."  Yes, if only her body knew that.

She has actually gotten marginally better.  She's been going over to her parents (picked up and dropped off, she's still not driving) which gets her out of the house with other people instead of wallowing in her own misery.  Baby steps.


The pineapple chunks and orange juice month has passed.  There's an on-again, off-again crave for pickles (cliche, right?).  Lately it's mostly been M&Ms, popsicles, and Scooby snacks.
Generally what we've noticed is if she has a craving on a whim (ie, saw something on a TV commercial), it'll pass by the time I get back from the store.  If she has to wait a few days and still wants it, it's for real.  Which is why I'm SO glad she's been craving steak for over a week now.  My shopping trip Friday?  Thirty-six ounces of steak and two boxes of popsicles.  Awesome.

Funny Story

Shoshy's 10 year old cousin (a boy) knows she's pregnant and knows she's been sick.  He was very reluctant to give her a hug because he didn't want to catch whatever she has.  He was very skeptical that pregnancy isn't contagious and he can't get it.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Week 9 Recap

An incomplete list of food I've bought:

  • Four Jimmy John's sandwiches in 4 days
  • Welch's Fruit Snacks
  • Gushers, because the Welch's were wrong.
  • Bagels, bagels, and more bagels.  Most of which get thrown out.
  • Popsicles

  • And lately, pineapple by the can and orange juice by the gallon.


I had a quite the conversation with the cashier at Walgreens as I was buying two constipation medicines and a box of Gushers.  Not as funny as the 6-pack of 5-hour energy and box of condoms purchase, but right up there.

Feeling better though

Shoshy's started to feel a little better though.  On a scale from 1 to 10 (10 feeling the worst), she's probably had a few days in a row around an 8 or 9.  That's a vast improvement from the 14 she'd been at.  It seems (although I hate to jinx this) that pineapple and orange juice is her thing.


This is measured using a standard pain scale, not the XCD scale.


The Shoshy-wants-X-so-I-go-get-it food supply is growing.

Last week This week

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

First doctor appointment

We had our first doctor appointment yesterday.  Besides the near-complete inability to get a blood draw because Shoshy's so dehydrated the appointment went great.  She had an ultrasound and we could see the heart beating!  So, that's pretty much as incredible as everyone said it would be.  It's hard to believe something that small (doc said baby's the size of a cricket) has a heart beating like that!
Our calculation was only off by 1 day - Shoshy's due April 9, 2015!

Early pregnancy grocery trips

A week ago

  • Chicken soup
  • Strawberry popsicles
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Saltines

The next day

  • Easy Mac
  • Ramen noodles

The next day

  • Chinese
  • Blue Gatorade
    • Got the wrong blue though


  • Two 30-packs of Gatorade
  • Italian


  • Doritos
  • Saltines