Saturday, January 19, 2008

16 weeks flew by...

I’m at 16 weeks. The ligament pain the doctor said I’d experience started on the money. It’s a sharp pain usually on one side. When it happens, it scares the bejesus out of you. I’ve learned it happens when I get up fast or change positions quickly. I’m trying to ease myself now.
I also notice that if I stay in one position for a prolonged period of time, especially seated, my belly hurts a bit. I learned this yesterday at work. I think that, my stockings which weren’t tight but I was paranoid and my measly 16 ounces of water caused my discomfort.
I’m spending the day today in bed with my legs elevated and avoiding the smell of spackling, paint and cigarettes outside in my foyer. Our handyman wanted to work today because he missed a day due to illness last week. I have no problem with this except my sense of smell has skyrocketed and the cigarette smell is nauseating.
I’m avoiding the toxic smells of paint and spackle by locking myself in the bedroom. Your dad is doing a bunch of errands today. See, our car got broken into. He filed a report. Our entire bottom front panel was stolen. Other than that, all is ok. They were going to swab the blood found in the car but since the damage is all but covered with our insurance he opted out of it and moved onto cleaning the car so he cans drive you and I safely.
He called the insurance company and all auto glass shops are booked until Monday. So we’re parking it in the garage and leaving it there until Monday.
Aside from the pain and the spidey sense of smell, I also noticed I’m more congested. I blow my nose a lot. I haven’t had any weird cravings aside from the 4 ounces of orange soda I had yesterday. I suppose it’s still early for big cravings.
I’m still trying to figure out what movements are you, Baby Bean, and which movements are simply gas. I know that doesn’t make sense and when you read this you’ll think your mom is a nut but I’ve never had a human being live inside me before. Cut me some slack.
Around 1:15pm today I felt a little tap shifting for a few seconds. It didn’t feel like anything I felt before . Was that you saying hi?
When I told the doctors I work with about you many were very supportive and gave me great advice. I feel very fortunate and lucky to have great docs freely give me advice. It made me feel very good after a very long day.
Your dad is very excited about our doctor’s appointment on Monday. He is anxious to see you again and maybe get to know you a bit more. I’m nervous and excited as usual. This time I think dad will try to videotape it.