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REALLY CANNOT stomach dairy...

even ICE CREAM. =(

*sadness*

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Entry #16
June 21, 2010 (paranoia)

Disclaimer: What I write below IS NOT advice. You *absolutely should* inform yourself as much as you can. I'm just writing to ease my worry and to provide entertainment to others. Carry on.

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OH. MY. GOD.

This morning I got bored, so I decided to read IN-DEPTH the introductory information that my OB gave me during my initial prenatal visit. And you know what... I wish I hadn't! I mean COME ON! REALLY?

A person with my neurotic tendencies should not be reading this material. I'm certainly going to lose sleep over this. I'm certainly going to dwell on this the whole pregnancy.

ignorance = bliss ?

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full disclosure...

ITCHY. NIPPLES.

*thank you*

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Entry #17
June 25, 2010 (looking on the bright side)

I'll be first to admit that pregnancy begins the onset of very uncomfortable, awful, awkward, and downright comical circumstances, situations, and stories. But, really... the topics of my blogs have been generally negative.

So today marks a deliberate effort to turn over a new leaf (albeit a very heavy one; for now) and find a silver lining (albeit a very faint one) in all this 1st trimester madness.

The Top 10* Things About Being Pregnant (1st Trimester Edition)

1. Hair and nails have been WOWZAH!
2. Complete strangers have been really nice to me without even knowing that I'm pregnant.
3. Even though, I've been pretty fatigued lately, I've been making an effort to exercise almost everyday.
4. I've been making better eating choices.
5. I'm drinking more water, almost completely cutting out soda and juices.
6. Knowing that this $child$ is on the way, my spending habits have improved greatly. Inspired to be rid of credit card debt before it's born.
7. Made amends and reconnected with friends that I've lost touch with.
8. I've been in a better mood... generally. (Yeah... I was a delightful peach pre-pregnancy.)
9. My husband and I are going to have a baby in a couple months!!
10. ...

* Umm, that's all I can think of. So I guess it really is just "The Top 9 Things". Granted, they are very important things, but I can't think of anymore.

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Reason #1023 why this baby is good for me:

Today at Target, I didn't buy something that I totally didn't need.

Progress.

*Thanks baby!*

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Entry #18
June 26, 2010

Gosh... I've been blogging a lot lately. Well, I suspect it's a combination of things:

1. Being on summer break
2. Having lots to say

During summer break, I like to read and write above grade 4 level, which is something I don't do much of nor have time for during the school year. And, being pregnant gives you tons of inspiration and material to work off of.

So today I get a "tweet" on Twitter from a friend that says:

"HGTV Teacher gets hired in Rome. $1000/mo budget + $4500 subsidy from school. You should go! You don't have kids."

Now mind you, no one knows I'm pregnant, yet. Plus, I love to travel and actually got married in Rome which is probably why she "tweeted" me that. And, I am a teacher which is another reason why she did so. But, dang... that last sentence caught me off guard.

I don't think she meant anything by it-- totally harmless, but it made me second guess myself. Does she think she is better than me because she has kids? Does she envy me because I don't have kids? She didn't *have* to mention the last sentence.

Which leads me to reposting a blog I did a couple months ago on another blogging service. Enjoy (or not).

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Apr. 14th
self-worth

I’m content with my life. I keep good company. I like to think myself intelligent and cultured. I’m fulfilled by my job. I’m paying down debt. I’ve had a loving life partner for the past 11 years.

But, the past few days I’ve been comparing myself to those in my age group, which by the way is totally toxic! I’ve been thinking about the things that I’m not and/or don’t have:

1. I am not thin.

2. I don’t have a lot of money.

3. I don’t own a house.

4. I don’t live on my own. I live with my mom and sometimes with my mother-in-law.

5. I don’t own a car. The car that I have is technically my mom’s.

6. I don’t have children.

Now some of the above things I’ve come to accept just fine. I mean, being thin would be nice, but I know that I’m not that fat. And, actually I’ve come a long way in terms of physical appearance. Not having a lot of money, I’m OK with that too. That’s the consequences of me and spouse being a teacher and store manager, respectively.

And, I guess not having a lot of money (and living in this ridiculously expensive area) is the cause of not owning a home, living with my mother, and not owning my own car. But see, I think I’m OK with that too.

But, the fact that I don’t have children is beginning to pine away at my conscience. Many of my peer couples, two of which were married around the same time as me, have given birth to their first child.

But, I don’t think that’s the point of this post. The point is why the hell do I need to gauge my level of self-worth and achievement by comparing myself to others— comparing things that they have/are with things I’m not/do not have. Is this what “Keeping up with the Jones” is? It’s not healthy and lowers the perception of my (our) self-worth.

Now that I’ve said this in public forum, I feel better and just need to move on. And, I must remember what Plutarch says— What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.

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After a long thought process, we are passing on genetic testing. Both have no family history of genetic defects. Both young. We are destined to what we are destined to.

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Entry #19
June 29, 2010 (on a stroll for a stroller)

Husband and I were shopping around for a stroller. I know, I know... super early, but he was really excited to go, which made me excited as well. So we go and spend nearly two hours looking at strollers, cribs, and all things baby. They had a massive collection of strollers but it came down to the:

-Bugaboo Bee
or
-Quinny Buzz-3

With much comparing, trial pushes, tinkering, folding, and unfolding, we felt that the Quinny Buzz-3 suit our needs the best. http://www.quinny.com/gb-en/strollers/buzz-3

Here are the top reasons why we like it:

1. Handles and drives well (3-wheeler).
2. With the use of MINIMAL adapters and accessories (some included in initial purchase), it grows with child from newborn to 4-5 yrs old.
4. Easy to fold and dismantle; doesn't take too much space when folded.
5. A toddler can lay back FULLY, which is rare and important to me.
6. Front and rear facing, and easy to switch between the two.
7. Car seat and bassinet feature available.
8. Reasonably price.

Without having actually used it yet, I recommend this if you are looking for one.

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Entry #20
July 2, 2010 (Hello 2nd Trimester)

I pray to the heavens that this trimester lives up to its reputation for being "the better of the three". The nausea has tapered off (knock on wood), but not completely gone. The food aversions are still in full force (garlic, onion, chicken, bacon [whyyyy?], grilled or oil-laden food, etc.). I'm hungry but can't seem to pinpoint what I want to eat, which is by far one of the most frustrating things about my newly adopted (but healthier) eating habits. I tend to have that nagging preference for seafood, but OB says to limit it to "4 regular servings per week". What the hell does that mean? That can mean anything! Seafood is a staple in my people's diet. I could eat it everyday if I could. And, I'm sure "regular servings" suggests something WAY smaller than what I would normally eat. Oh how I wish I could have a whole steamed crab, but I've already had my weekly allotment last Sunday =(.

**With the approval of my OB**, I'm still working out almost daily (1 to 2 rest days)-- doing maternity fitness DVDs. They're really fun, and it really makes me feel and look good. They focus on cardio, yoga, and strength training. My back (oy!) always feels better after a complete workout. Aside from the Linsdey Brin pregnancy series I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I've added 2 new DVDs:

1. Denise Austin's Fit and Firm Pregnancy
-super low impact
-good for beginners or if you just want to take it easy
-she can be kinda annoying in the very most endearing way
2. Erin O'brien's Complete Pregnancy Fitness
-challenging!
-good for intermediate to advance levels
-filmed and produced kinda cheaply but amusing still

So 2nd trimester, you are welcomed with open arms. I've been anxiously waiting for you. Please be what people say you are so I can spare others of my pregnancy woes.

*namaste*

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Entry #21
July 6, 2010 (borderline diabetic)

Pardon the brevity of this post. Leaving for the airport in a couple minutes for our summer holiday. Had my 3rd checkup today. Heard the baby's heartbeat (160 bpm). Went over the results from the gamut of tests. Everything "normal", except for a couple things:

1. "Unequivocal" for rubella, which will be remedied with a vaccine after I give birth.
2. "Barely passing" for gestational diabetes.

I didn't pass the 3 hr glucose test with flying colors; I just barely did. One hour was just barely negative, and another hour was completely positive. The doctor ordered one more blood test to make sure. If this test comes out positive, then I certainly have gestational diabetes and will be referred to the dietitian. The OB didn't seem too concerned.

I asked my series of paranoid questions, and she answered them thoroughly.

*All is well*

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