frivolous friday

Are you ready for more old school posts from my pregnancy with J. Bug? Here we go!

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6/26/08

“So How’re You Feeling?”…

I seem to be getting that question quite a bit lately (and Shawn’s getting the corresponding, “How’s Jen feeling?”). I love that people are so thoughtful in asking, but I realized that I don’t really have that interesting of an answer. A few weeks ago, I could talk about morning sickness, or fatigue, or concerns, or a myraid of other things.

Right now, my best answer is, “I’m feeling pretty good.”Don’t get me wrong, I’m not loving the heat, have had a bit of heartburn, and have had some weird ligament pains, but overall…I’m feeling pretty great! In large part, nausea and even extreme fatigue seem to be a thing of the past. It looks like I’m finally into the second trimester honeymoon!I’m feeling the baby moving more and more, which is such a great reminder as to why I’m willingly putting my body through all this crazy stuff. Feeling a baby moving inside of me is one of the weirdest, most wonderful feelings in the world. Shawn’s not felt a kick yet, but he did feel what was probably the baby’s head or rump brushing back and forth on the side of my belly.

I’m still adjusting to my changing body and the new challenges those changes bring. Getting up from the couch or the floor used to done without thought, and now takes quite a bit of effort! I’m finding that squatting is harder, and this belly is just…well, it’s in my way! I actually found that tying my shoelace was work the other day, and felt so typically pregnant!! Sometimes I feel ginormous and am surprised that I don’t actually look as big as I feel. At other times, I forget about my growing my belly and run it into things like…oh, the bathroom stall. = )

Luckily, nobody’s been around to see me look like an idiot and then apologize to our son, but it makes me feel goofy nonetheless.

Shawn and I are headed to camp on Sunday! I’m really excited, this is probably my last chance to go for a couple of years, and is also “my girls'” last year of Jr. High camp. I love camp, I’ve always loved camp, and I’m really looking forward to it. If you think of it, I’d also appreciate your prayers.

It’s going to be hot, and while I’m grateful that our sleeping quarters are air conditioned, I know how easily I get uncomfortable right now in the heat. I also know that I just won’t be able to be as active as I have been in the past (no rock climbing wall and zip line for me), and I’ll require more sleep than I usually do. I’m nervous about making it through the week with my sanity and relative calm in tact. We always come back exhausted from camp, but I really can’t afford to exhaust myself this time. Also, I haven’t let myself dwell on this, but if we have some sort of emergency, we’re not very close to a hospital, and are certainly very far away from our OB. Even with all that stuff in mind, I’m still really, really excited for camp this year.I think that’s really about it for baby updates at the moment. Thank you for your continued prayers and support!

7/07/08

22 Weeks 1 Day…

Well, we’re home from camp…relatively unscathed! I was glad that I went to camp, but I have to admit that I’m even more glad to be back. I knew being pregnant at camp would be different, but I’m not sure that I realized how much a toll it would take on me physically. Shawn’s likewise pretty exhausted, but we’re limping through this week of recovery together. 🙂

By the end of the week, the infection I had thankfully cleared up (although Shawn thinks he might’ve gotten another sinus infection, and I’m battling what might be some kind of stomach virus…ugh!), so I’m really grateful to be done with antibiotics. I know the Dr. says they’re safe, but I feel really, really, REALLY unsure about being on medication so often.

On a lighter note, I feel the need to share Shawn’s first foot in his mouth pregnancy experience. First of all, please know that I have one amazing husband. He’s incredibly sweet and has made it absolutely clear that he still loves me and is attracted to me, and that he loves what my body is doing in holding our child. That being said….

The toilet in our master bathroom broke right before we left for camp, so right when we got back, we went on a toilet search. We found a great deal on a toilet at Lowe’s. It was originally about $280, on sale for $60 (We ended up not being able to get it, which is a long, frustrating story about the incompetency of Lowe’s. Feel free to ask Shawn, I’m sure he’d love to vent about it!). The toilet was wider than the usual toilet with an “ultra comfort” seat. We were talking to the manager, trying to figure out how to get the toilet, and he looked at us a little strangely. “Do you realize that this toilet is extra wide?” Shawn answered, “Yeah, we have room for it in the bathroom, that’s not a big problem.” The manager said tactfully, “I mean, this is a toilet designed for handicapped or overweight people, and I’m not sure that it’d be the best fit for you guys.”

To which Shawn replied….”Well, (pointing to me) she IS pregnant.”

Thankfully, I’m well aware that Shawn doesn’t actually think I’m overweight or handicapped, even pregnant, I was just surprised!

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