Minor procedure

written Saturday, June 25 (7 weeks pregnant)

This week (at 7 weeks) I had to have a minor procedure done "down there." Apparently I've been carrying around a polyp on my cervix for a while now, and my OB wanted to get it out of there before the baby gets any bigger - mostly because she said it will eventually bleed and scare me. And, the baby came out of the right side of my lady parts, whereas this little bugger was on the left, so it did not interfere with anything baby-related, yet. 

While it only took about 15 minutes to get the polyp out, it was the strangest thing because it was like the OB was controlling crazy-hard period cramps with every pull on this polyp. It turned out to be more painful that she said it was going to be, but also bled much less afterward. She gave me a monster pad to wear the rest of the day, and all I really needed was a liner. 

In other 7 week news, I've found several strange things happening already to this pregnant body:
  • I can smell all kinds of things - luckily none of them have made me nauseous, but the folks in my office need to step up their coffee-breath prevention, stat.
  • For some reason I like two pillows when I sleep... I've always liked one very flat pillow. Now, I want two. I don't get it.
  • I need a nap every day. Do not come near me if I haven't had it yet. Not only do I feel more sick the closer to the end of the day, but I feel like I just cannot go on without a nap. 
  • I already feel fat. I'm trying my best to know that it's because of the baby, but that is not an easy mindset. I want to stop eating and work out more but I know that's not going to happen. 


Two lines on a stick

Written Saturday, June 4 (4 weeks pregnant)

We got back from Dallas on a Tuesday. I should have started my period on Wednesday. Thursday morning, I took a pregnancy test. Positive, but just barely. The second line was thinner that the first. The hubs says "I'm sure you'll start your period tomorrow." Friday morning, I took a pregnancy test. Positive, for sure this time. The hubs says "I'm sure you'll start your period tomorrow."

At this point let me explain that a while ago, I ordered 40 ovulation strips from amazon for $9 (compared to 7 for $13 at the store). They came with 10 free cheap-looking pregnancy tests. The hubs says these are unreliable. 

Saturday morning, I took a "real" pregnancy test. Positive.

At this point, we are both in shock. We had been trying for several months with no luck, but with the hubs still not having a job, we decided to hold off for a while. Then boom. It happens. So not only were we unprepared emotionally for this news, I'm really mad at myself for having two glasses of wine in Dallas. For MONTHS I had been so good, not taking any chances on the weekends with alcohol. Of course, the one time I decide to go for it, I'm actually pregnant.


My favorite breakfast

I've probably mentioned this before, but I love eggs in a basket. I usually only eat them at cracker barrel, but the other day I decided to make them at home. I'd already had a piece of toast for breakfast about 7am, and it was close to 11 and I didn't want any more toast, so I made them with English muffins instead. The "basket" part was a little too small, so the eggs overflowed into the pan, but they were still really tasty. Plus, I could control the amount of butter (none) and where the eggs came from (here).

My favorite part is dipping the extra piece in the yolk - so good!!


New countertops!!

The hubs finally broke down and let us get new countertops in the kitchen. They are solid surface - similar to corian brand, but from a different company.

I LOVE them already. The kitchen feels bigger somehow - I think because the backsplash is much thinner on these babies compared to our old formica countertops. We still need to paint around the edge where the old countertops did a little damage when we ripped them out. I just spackled so that's why they are white.

In case you don't remember what they used to look like, here's that same piece of countertop when we first moved in two years ago - white appliances and all.

I hated the green-on-green look, so we replaced the floor last winter and finally updated the countertops. You can just barely see the new floor in the top picture.


Awesome smoothie!

I found some frozen fruit in my freezer that I bought months ago at Trader Joes and forgot about. It was a mixture of pineapple, papaya and mango. I let some defrost to eat and made some into a smoothie. The defrosted pineapple was good, but the other two were mushy and gross. Smoothie is the way to go. I mixed the frozen fruit with half a fresh banana (frozen probably would have been better though), a scoop of vanilla protein powder and some orange juice. It was really good and something different from my typical mixed berry smoothie.


Farmer's Market

This morning I forced myself to get up and dressed so I could run to the farmer's market closest to my house. I came home with a few goodies, but I really need to make the effort to get up earlier and go farther to a better one. My friend Katie says the one by her house is awesome, but that's 45 minutes from me. I guess we'll have to plan ahead. Even the farmer's market at work during the week is better than the one I just went to.

Here's what I came home with:
I have my own tomato plants in the garden, but they aren't quite ripe yet, so I just bought one to tide me over. I haven't seen my FIL's garden in a while so I'm not sure if he planted sweet potatoes again this year or not, so I got two of those and then since we have been eating corn so often lately, I stocked up.

I also visited the Amish bakery booth - love them. I picked up a tasty raisin sweet bread - that actually turned out to be really dry and perfect for french toast.

It turned out great! The hubs even high-fived me after breakfast.


My hammies hurt!!

Because I take yoga at work, at noon, on my lunch break, sometimes it just doesn't work out. Two weeks ago, I only made it to the second half of class because a meeting ran long and I scrambled just to make to the last 30 minutes - figuring 30 minutes is better than zero minutes. Then last week, I missed it completely due to another all-day meeting. This week, I blocked out my calendar and made it for the entire hour and gave it my all.

My hamstrings would like to say "thanks."