Thursday, May 31, 2012

Too much to do!!

We're leaving Saturday morning to drive out to PA. I have so much to do, packing, cleaning, preparing for our house-sitters & a couple other projects and I have to be careful not to overexert myself w/the pregnancy. I have no idea how much I'll actually accomplish in the next two days! I asked my mom if she could come help, but my sister came home from college to visit, so she stayed to visit. :/
I'm looking forward to our trip, but also worried about everything, too. Trying to potty train, long car rides, pregnancy issues, scheduling, staying in hotels, hoping Amber gets along with her cousins, etc. etc. etc...

Edit: What'd I've gotten done:
Fold & pack most of Amber's clothes for next week
Wash & dry towels & bibs
Pick up main floor (floors anyway, all the tables have stuff on them)
Wash guest bedding (about to go put it in the dryer)
Take meds

Things I need to do:
Make sure house sitters are all set for the week.
Fold & put away towels & bibs
Make guest bed
Wash, dry, fold & pack or put away the rest of Amber's clothes.
Pack my stuff (may require some more laundry)
Finish, wrap & pack gifts & such for family
Finish pillow & get it to Jenny
Pack things to keep us occupied, snacks, toiletries, etc.
A zillion other things I'm forgetting or ignoring at the moment (like the fact that EVERYTHING in the house needs cleaned!)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Big news!

So, yes, I do have a legitimate excuse as to why I've completely fallen off the bandwagon & let my house become a kid-sty... It's because we have another one on the way! Yay! :D
We're very excited, but I've been very exhausted & having a hard time just keeping up with kiddo & ingesting enough calories to grow a whole 'nother human! ;)
I saw my OB today, so we're all official now. My due date is January 25th. My mom's already requesting I hold it in two more days so I can have the baby on her birthday. :P I told her that's up to the kiddo.
Well, I also had blood work done to check on the pregnancy stuff & my progesterone levels are low, which explains some of the symptoms I've been having that didn't seem to fit with the pregnancy & it has me worried now, since it puts me at a heightened risk of miscarriage. It gives me an extra reason not to push myself too much. My OB has banned me from exercise & intercourse for the time being. She wants me to go in next week for an ultrasound, but we'll be in Philly next week visiting Paul's bro & meeting our new (as of last Nov) nephew along w/the rest of the fam. I missed her call & got all this via voicemail & called the very minute they closed & missed them! Argh! So, I'll have to call tomorrow & see what she wants me to do. She called in an Rx for me, so hopefully with that all will right itself and be fine.
A tiny part of me has secretly been paranoid about this pregnancy from the start. I'm not sure what it is. I haven't felt all that excited yet. I'm just exhausted & worried about keeping up with my toddler & dreading morning sickness & giving birth again. Now I'm extra worried that I'm going to miscarry. I'd be so heart-broken. I can't imagine what it must be like for those who have.
Spoiler alert: I saw What to Expect when You're Expecting & when the young girl miscarried, I cried for her & any woman who has had to go through that. Especially those who were trying &/or have had multiple miscarriages. My heart goes out to them/you (if applicable).
So, trying to convince myself that all will be well. The exam went very well & dr. said I felt pregnant from her exam. *ahem* I almost got sick this morning & she said morning sickness is a good sign that things are progressing normally. So, here's my brave face. :]