Just not enough

Because it just wasn’t enough that I’ve had all the symptoms I’ve had I’ve got 3 more to add to the list!

Here’s a rundown of what I’ve had/have so far:

  • Nausea
  • abnormal hair growth
  • EXTREME weight gain
  • butt cramping
  • leg cramping
  • fatigue
  • swelling
  • threatened preterm labor
  • heart palpitations
  • gestational diabetes
  • and a whole bunch of other stuff that cannot be explained without it being too graphic.

Now I can add, lock jaw (due to the relaxin in my system), anemia, and PUPPS to the list of side effects! how DOPE is that?

Yes, if you don’t know what PUPPS is look it up, it’s pretty gross. It’s basically a rash that occurs because of stretchmarks and other reasons and it’s apparently more likely to show up in women who are carrying boys.  This makes me laugh because this little man inside me is definitely always making his presence known, and making it known that he is, in fact, a BOY.

Anyway, PUPPS is like chicken pox to the 500th degree and there is, get this, NO TREATMENT! So, I sit at home with a cold rag on my stomach, and rub cortisone and Aveeno on my stomach like crazy….I’m tempted to just drink the stuff. (don’t worry i’m not nuts, I won’t do that, come on.)

I’m so ready to pop this little boy out already.

36 weeks

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As my body grows…

As my boobs get heavier, my stomach grows pointer, my back gets sorer (is that a word? if not tough, I’m using it) and my feet and thighs get fatter I’m beginning to once again despise the effects of pregnancy, not BEING pregnant, but everything that comes along with it.

My mind gets dimmer, which leads me to wonder why I decided to open my Etsy shop at this point and time.  So over the past week I’ve finally had the urge to create a few logos, designs, and jewelry creations for my online Etsy shop.  You can visit it here at http://www.etsy.com/shop/thaliahawaii.

Oh, so here’s a new side effect, my vision officially sucks.  I cannot spend more than about 20 minutes in the sun without sun glasses on.  If I do, I am officially blind for another 20 minutes once I step indoors.  Now, I know this happens to people who are not pregnant, it’s happened to me before, however, I feel like the effects are 500 billion times GREATER than if I weren’t pregnant.

We also FINALLY finished registering for our baby shower.  Who knew that there were so many different kinds of bottles!  Slow flow nipples, fast flow nippes, curved bottles, glass bottles, straight bottles, disposables, plastic bottles, and don’t you dare give me a bottle that has BPA! (WTF is BPA?)  I feel like I’m already a failure at motherhood, and the baby isn’t even here.  What do you even put on a registry to begin with? I know the big stuff but after that do I really have to list EVERY KIND of onesie available on the market?  Do I list the 5 different playards I want hoping that you’ll pick one I like or just list the one playard that I like hoping I don’t end up with 6 because target doesn’t delete from the registry once it has been bought.  Can you say overwhelmed?  No wonder it took me 3 months to finish that dang thing.

Here’s another thing, I went from being the laziest organized person on the planet to becoming the busy bee that needs to keep moving constantly.  I can no longer sit down to watch a 5 hour marathon of Charmed or The Big Bang Theory because I get antsy and start to see or think about all the things that need to get done before my little one arrives. And really, it’s things that should have been done LONG before I was pregnant as an every day chore, but being the laziest person ever I just never did it.

Remember I told ya’ll we found out what we’re having a few months ago? Maybe it was only a month ago?  My brain is fried and my perception of time is drastically skewed.  Anywho, Fiance didn’t want me to share what we were having at the time, but, I think it’s safe to say what we’re having now, considering everyone pretty much knows, and my registry is done, and my baby shower is next month. So here it goes, I’ll leave you with this picture:

It’s a…..Hopefully you can figure it out. 🙂

26 Weeks

My Computer is ALL BUSS’!

I apologize times infinity for leaving ya’ll hanging but my computer is buss li dat. What a great time for my computer to die on me.  So, I’m gonna make this quick and give you a smidge of an update before it craps out on my once again.

Baby has been moving and a shaking.  I read somewhere that baby can hear now so we’re really trying to make tons of noise so that when it’s out, noise won’t phase it (this shouldn’t be too hard since both our families make tons of noise).

I’ve started getting my life in order, organizing important documents and such, and cleaning/purging when possible.

I recently visited my girlfriend on Kauai for her baby shower. Such a great decision, I missed her soooo much.  We’re due exactly 3 months a part, but, she might pop any day now, can’t wait for her little girl to be here!

Today I had lunch with my girl, $1.00 TACO TUESDAYS AT WHOLE FOODS! Cheapest and best lunch I’ve had in awhile.

Nowthat I’m fully popped, people don’t question if I’m pregnant anymore and go straight to “how far along are you?”, which is totally fine, I don’t mind that.

I’m getting tired again and my feet hurt ALL THE TIME. They aren’t exactly swollen, just sore.  I give up on my butt cramps and they’ll be there all the time.  I’m also a lot more active than I’ve been in recent months.  I’ve been trying to walk more, even if it’s just around the mall.

23 weeks and 3 days

Love Hate, Awesome New Side Effects, and Happy 4th of July

As if it weren’t bad enough being bloated, constipated, and nauseated, my allergies have my nostrils stuffed rendering me a mouth breather for the rest of the pregnancy. Which is not all bad, considering I have super-sonic smell-o-vision on the rare occasion I can breathe through my nose.  Awesome.  In addition I have also added pregnancy gingivitis and back pain to my list of side effects.  What does this all mean?! It means I’m having a typical pregnancy. Fabtastic.

I went in for my monthly OB visit on Monday.  At first I didn’t like my doctor but I think he’s growing on me.  While sitting in the waiting area with the Fiance, phone glued in hand, I browsed through Honolulu Magazine’s, Best Doctor’s of 2012 issue.  Come to find out, my doctor was voted as one of the best in Honolulu. Dope. Once we were in the exam room, waiting for the doc, my fiance tells me that I should be fatter and gaining more weight.  Wait, hold on, say whaaaatttt? Honey, I love you, but shut up. While I am not as big as I thought I would be around now, I am definitely NOT complaining. Let me paint the picture, Pre-pregnancy I was 119, after the first couple months I was 115 (thanks to my good friend nausea), I am now 122. My Fiance thought I should be like 130! Bitch PLEASE! Brought this up with doc, he sided with me, and now, well, I love my doctor.

4th of July is awesome in Hawai’i.  4th of July WAS awesome in Hawai’i, until all novelty fireworks were banned in O’ahu last year.  Bummers.  I PROMISE YOU, you have not experienced 4th of July, Chinese New Year, or New Years Eve until you have experienced it in Hawai’i.  Not to fret, you still can if you visit Maui, Big Island, or Kaua’i, apparently they can still pop fireworks, just not us folks on O’ahu. Super bummers.  So, now that we can’t light things on fire and watch them blow up, what do we do?  Most people head to the beach and watch the firework shows off the shores of O’ahu.  Boring, considering that you can do that every friday, weather permitting. However! If you still want to watch some fireworks here are a list of shows happening around O’ahu.

O’ahu Firework Shows

7/4/2012

Ala Moana Center’s Firework Show 8:30 P.M.

Kailua Beach Park 8:00 P.M.

Maunalua Bay in Hawai’i Kai 8:00 P.M.

North Shore, Turtle Bay 8:00 P.M.

Pearl Harbor-Hickam 8:30 P.M.

Schofield Barracks 8:30 P.M.

Happy Fireworks Day!

16 Weeks 4 Days,