Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
So, let me take this opportunity to say the following. To the six parents (future grandparents) and our wonderful friends, please don't take it personally that we haven't been coming around as much. We are hiding a secret from you and don't want you to catch on. So, I am blaming everything on school or work. There have been many appearances of just Ryan because we didn't want to think of an awkward excuse for me not kicking back a lone star. Again, school is a very convenient excuse.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Anyone that knows us knows that we adore our little dog Zapato (Zap). Lately, our sweet son has been having some massive allergy attacks. His skin, ears, belly and face are all itchy. We have switched his food (thinking it was a food allergy) to one of those, no filler, no corn, no additive meals. While this helped for a little while, and his coat is certainly much shinier, he has gotten even itchier. This results in him waking up 5 times a night, flapping and shaking loudly, army crawling across the carpet to scratch his belly and finally him jumping on our bed. 5 times a night. We have not gotten much sleep.
People have always said "dogs help you get ready for kids" (even though I don't really understand that logic), but this is rediculous. I know we are in for some sleepless nights. Is it bad that the first thing I think about is howit is going to be payback for what the dog is putting us through now?
In other news you are probably more interested in: I am 6 weeks today! Our bean is the size of a lentil and apparently has a heartbeat. I am so anxious for my first ultrasound on Wednesday!!!
Friday, February 4, 2011
This fine icy day in Houston got me thinking about what the weather will be like during my pregnancy, due date, and maternity leave.
According to the handy dandy internet, my due date is October 5th. Which is pretty cool for a couple of reasons. First, this is my dear friend Nora's birthday. Second, this means I'll be able to take maternity leave for October, November, and December and I won't have to bear the hot summer months with a newborn.
On the other hand, this means I will be 7 months pregnant in the glorious August heat in Houston... This does not excite me (or anyone else around me). This also means that I will be huge, hot and emotional during my busiest time at work. I cannot guarantee the safety of the Leukemia Department Fellows. Some might be eaten.
Things could be worse. All in all, I think I have lucked out with the timing.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
My goal is not to eat everything in sight or fall prey to the "eating for two" when the second is the size of a sesame seed. My appetite has gotten much stronger, but I don't really desire to eat a larger quantity of food. However, the past couple of days, when I start to feel hungry it is as if nothing else in the world exists or matters. I sat through a 3 hour meeting to day and can only remember half. The other hour and a half i was day dreaming about how wonderful my leftovers (dirty rice) would taste with Cholula on top. I cannot focus on ANYTHING when i'm hungry.
Last week, I could have powered through the hunger. Now, it brings me to a screetching halt and turns me into a zombie.