Drowsy. With occasional bursts of energy. That about sums me up these days. My nausea is still extremely persistent and so I am still taking my zofran.
Side effects of zofran? Drowsiness, dizziness and headaches.
As if being in your first trimester wasn't exhausting enough! Last Saturday I decided to skip my zofran. I felt awake, and it felt great. We went to Finn's last soccer game and on our way home, I started to feel a bit queasy. When we got home, I threw up 3 times. Which made me feel starving. I decided that starvation and pillaging for food was worse than the drowsiness, and so I went back on the zofran.
After taking the zofran, I took a 5 hour nap that day. 5 hours! I can't believe John didn't wake me up. I felt completely horrid and sludgy afterwards. I took a rather long nap today too, and had a hard time rejoining the land of the living. I don't think I should take these long naps anymore. It's just too hard to wake up.
Last Monday I had my 13 week Dr. appointment. I sat in the waiting room for over an hour and I didn't even mind AT ALL, because I brought an embroidery project. I was as happy as a clam. Seriously, I have been loving embroidering even more, now that I am pregnant. It barely takes any energy to sit there(or lay there) embroidering, especially when I am not feeling well. It makes me feel very productive.
When they finally called me back, I got to listen to the baby's heartbeat. They have this cool new electronic Doppler. My Dr. held up the speaker so I could hear the heartbeat and see the digital readout. It read between 158-160, which is about what my other boys were.
I've been feeling the baby move for a while now. The first time I felt it move, I was not even 10 weeks along, and it kind of freaked me out. Now that I am further along, it doesn't weird me out. It's actually my most favorite part of being pregnant.
So, here I am, plugging along. I am still sick, but occasionally I feel normal. Today at church, Christie and I were on a photo task, taking pictures of the kiddos. Afterwards, she snapped a few shots of me at almost 14 weeks pregnant. It was very bright and sunny outside, so that is why I look squinty. Thanks for playing along Christie!
And then at home, I tried to do some pictures myself. I'm definitely feeling my girth these days!
And while we are at it, here is my new Supercuts hair do.
John and I are jumping on the bandwagon and doing the Dave Ramsey plan(envelopes and such). We love listening to his show every other night via podcast. We are still waiting for our "Total Money Makeover" book to arrive in the mail. In the meanwhile, I decided to practice being frugal, and got my hair cut at Supercuts. So I thought I'd document my pilgrimage into Ramsey's *beans & rice* philosphy.
I took Calvin with me, and we both got our hair cut. When it was my turn, I looked in the mirror and saw that I had chocolate smudged on my chest from Finn's Butterfinger, and little pieces of embroidery thread all over my clothes. The girl just kind of looked at me. I was so horrified. However, I am happy enough with the cut. Honestly, I can barely tell the difference between her cut and my salon guy's cut. So far, so good! I saved myself $30.
Which was a bit negated today when I went on a teeny little shopping spree at target tonight. Eeek! But I am soooo happy with my new clothes. Perhaps I will show you them next post. Good night for now!