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Welcome to my blog! My name is Celeste and I am 30 years old. I have been happily divorced since July 31, 2012.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

17 Week update: Gender Reveal

Week 17 has been a good week! I still have remnants of my sinus infection, but it is way better than it was last week. I turned 29 this week and I found out the sex of our baby. We are having a boy! We are absolutely thrilled! It honestly did not matter what we were having, but counting down the days to the gender reveal ultrasound is a nightmare and more suspenseful than watching a horror movie alone. The ultrasound determined that everything was right on track as far as size goes. The baby is transverse which means that he is lying sideways. My due date was changed from Jan. 1 to Dec. 29 and the heart rate was 148. The ultrasound was disappointing simply because “they were out of CD’s”. Really?!?! I did not get any ultrasound pictures and they said that I could call and pick them up after a few days. I again asked the technician for one ultrasound picture and she said that all the images will be burned to a CD and that they have to the CD in order to print pictures of the baby. It just didn’t make any sense to me that the ultrasound department did not have one little CD! Regardless of how frustrated that made me, I was happy to see our baby boy moving, flipping, and having his thumb up. Prior to finding out the sex, Baby was determined not to show his private parts. The technician continuously poked my stomach and I rolled from side to side. While all this was happening, I had a full bladder that was so full that it hurt. She then suggested that I empty my bladder, so I ran to the bathroom, leaving my shoes behind and it was instant relief. While I was in the bathroom, I danced and did a few jumping jacks trying to get Baby to move his leg. I then went back into the ultrasound room and we tried again. Well it was plain and clear after that, we saw the “wee wah”. After the ultrasound appointment, we headed to the 2nd floor to see the doctor for the monthly appointment. My blood was drawn for the quad screening test and I gave a urine sample. My blood pressure was great and my weight had increased a total of five pounds since the last visit. According to the ultrasound report, the doctor said that everything was right on track and appeared to be normal. He used the heartbeat Doppler and stated that the heart rate was 140. My doctor stated that he would call me if there were any abnormalities from my tests and if not, he’ll see me at next month’s appointment.

I forgot to mention above that after we found out the sex, we called everyone to the point where it killed my battery. I turned my phone off because it was almost dead and I didn’t need to talk to anyone else. My mother did not get the gist of us declaring that day as “our day” because she blew Jarvis’s phone up for the rest of the day! I wasn’t mad, I just shook my head and I fully understand that she is just excited to know. Some of the events that took place that day was going to Babies R Us, Target, The Galleria, TJ Maxx, Best Buy, and eating at Firebirds.

 Of course we created baby registries too!  We also started the day off by eating breakfast at I-Hop because I had a coupon for a free birthday meal. Jarvis gave me a birthday card with money and the card was a singing card. It was so loud and hilarious. Overall, this day was extremely fun and exhausting. When we arrived back home, we talked for a few and I called myself watching some TV afterwards. I was so tired that I went to sleep all night with my glasses on, now that’s serious!

On Saturday, July 30, 2011, we hit some yard sales. Yes I said “we”. During a conversation last week, I was saying that once we find out the sex, I would like to go to some good yard sales. Jarvis said “since I’m off on Saturdays now, I will go with you”. I briefly heard crickets chirping because I did not ask, he volunteered. Well when Saturday morning arrived, I woke up first and wrote down our yard sale itinerary. I then got him up. He got up with such ease and grace. We started in Trussville and worked our way back home. We went to six yard sales and by the 2nd one; he declared “I love this, its fun”. He even posted it as his Facebook status, “I love yard sales”! Jarvis told me that this was his first time ever in his life to go to a yard sale. I was thrilled to have his company and happy that he enjoyed himself. I think it became fun to him when he saw all the nice, stain-free, hole-free, name-brand baby items we got for $1.00 or less. My motto has always been “it can be washed”. Second-hand items allow me to use my washing machine to its full potential meaning, steam and sanitize cycle. Two years later, I am still thankful that I was blessed with my HE washer and dryer that I just had to have.

Here is the dehumidifier I got for $5.00. I didn’t want to buy a new one and I am glad I ran across this one. It is in perfect working condition. I bought it from an older couple. Having a dehumidifier was also suggested by my nurses and doctor.

Here is the pregnancy related talk. I still have remnants of my sinus infection, but I am glad to be feeling way better than I initially felt. I did take a weekly picture from week 16, but I refuse to put in on this blog because I look like death.

 How far: 17 weeks

Weight: 2 more lbs totaling 5 lbs.

Sleeping: Like a baby *knock on wood*

Cravings/Aversions: None! Eating what was planned.

Morning Sickness: Some dry heaving with heartburn and indigestion.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Last time I checked, I was the one pregnant 2nd post.....

This morning DH and I got up and fixed some breakfast. I had a bologna biscuit and a piece of cheese toast. I know, two breads are not the best thing to eat. Well DH had white rice, scrambled eggs topped with cheese, and Conecah sausage. Okay, it doesn't sound that bad, BUT he mixed it all together in a bowl. So what I'm saying is that the bowl contained rice, eggs, cheese, and sausage that was all touching. It looked horrible! As usual, I looked at him and said "Ewwwww, that looks like throw up".

Another meaningless post......

Thursday, July 21, 2011

16 Week Update

Week 16 is starting off as a bad week simply because I have a cold/sinus infection or something like that. Not to mention that I get extremely sharp gas like pains in my back. I shouldn’t say this because I will regret it but, week 16 has been the worst week thus far! Dealing with what comes with pregnancy is cool, but having both nostrils stopped up at the same time and constant nasal drip is a nightmare for me. I feel like having a cold in the summer is way worse than having one in the winter, geez! Though I have this list of approved medications from my doctor, I am still hesitant to take anything. Throughout the day, I finally broke down and took some Sudafed and it made me feel better for about 3 hours or so. I also resorted to using the Neti Pot and I that means that I was desperate. The Neti Pot is so awkward for me to use, I absolutely hate the choking feeling that it gives me.

Since I have been pregnant, I just recently realized that I have been neglecting my stockpile and couponing. I have thrown away a whole lot of expired goods which I normally give away at least one month before the expiration date.

On a lighter note, I got my piano this past weekend! It is not new; it is actually my piano that my parents purchased for me in 1990 or 1991. Eventually I would like to have it refinished into an espresso color. It is still in tune for the most part, there are about 3 keys that sound horrible. Though I cannot play as well as I used to, I am practicing again and I am thrilled that I can play for our unborn child. It was very important for me to expose the baby to the sound in hopes of it being easily recognized later on down the road. I know that I am wrong but, piano lessons are the only thing that I plan on doing to live vicariously through our child.

How far: 16 weeks

Weight: Gained three pounds

Sleeping: Sleeping has been horrible for me because of the sinus infection. I have been waking up every hour this week to either use the bathroom or blow my nose.

Cravings/Aversions: Everything has been the same, nothing new. I have not had any Chinese food or spring rolls this week, go me!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

15 Week Update

I’m not that fat, I’m pregnant. Okay, I know that it’s all in my head, but I feel like a giant and that everyone looks at me and wonders is she pregnant or just fat. It is not as obvious on my pictures fully clothed, but when I undress, I have “the bump”. Recently DH and I were looking at my belly in pure amazement and at the same time thinking “it ain’t even big yet”. This week I had an emotional breakdown about getting bigger. Believe it or not, I really hate crying because it’s so loud and ugly. Some compare my cry to Lucille Ball……right! What set me off was when I was trying on some of my non-maternity clothes and nothing would fit like it used to and most of my maternity clothes are still too big. Reality set in when my zipper would not stay up. I’ve been winging it with my regular clothes by wearing ponytail holders and belly bands to keep my pants up. I did not like wearing the belly band because it has been so hot and humid lately.

JThis week I made a run to CVS to purchase some Colace. I will not elaborate on that subject. L

On a better note, I will be a God-Mother within the next few days. My friend Jennifer Garrett will be welcoming Jenna Rochelle into the world and I cannot wait.

How far: 15 weeks

Sleeping: Sleeping is okay, just can’t sleep throughout the night.

Weight: I lost two pounds (don’t know how)

Cravings/Aversions: I’m still killing Chinese food like it’s going out of style. Pepper steak and onion along with spring rolls are my fave. While grocery shopping the other day, I found heaven in a carton. I ran across some Blue Bell Cotton Candy Ice Cream. I love cotton candy ice cream! The only other kind that I eat is the TCBY that I have only seen at the Grub Mart TCBY in Jacksonville, AL.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The last time I checked, I was the one pregnant...

My dear husband’s appetite is so nasty! The other day he ate two hotdogs and a can of chicken noodle soup at the same time. I just looked at him and said that does not go together. Can we say utterly disgusting! I thought that I was the one that supposed to be eating weird stuff. Then to top it all off, he ate a big bowl of vanilla ice cream topped with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Overall, I am doing very well with my eating. Sometimes I indulge in bad things, but for the most part I don’t. Maybe someone (husband) is using my pregnancy as an excuse to overindulge!?!?!

This was a meaningless post……

14 Week Update

After almost two years of trying, and 14 weeks of pregnancy, I think I can finally accept the fact that I am really pregnant. Though I am already ready to feel 100% “normal” again, I would not trade the feeling in for anything in the world. As I look at my stomach, I often wonder are my eyes playing tricks on me or is it getting bigger. Well it is still getting rounder and rounder. I do foresee purchasing a body pillow in the near future, because I have to barricade myself in the bed each night for comfort. Though I want the $60.00 pillow, luckily I am too cheap to buy it and a $12.00 pillow will have to suffice. As July 29 slowly approaches, we are getting so excited about finding out the sex of the baby. We are so excited that we have already planned our day following the appointment. Our first stop will be at Buy Buy Baby then Babies R US!!!! Of course we will be going out to get some good food as well. I’m thinking Texas Roadhouse or Surin West.

How far: 14 weeks

Sleeping: I don’t even want to go there. As I type, it is 5:25 am and I have been awake since 3:50 am and have to be at work at 8:00am. I would sleep better if I didn’t have to pee every 2-3 hours and I am just appalled by the amount of pee that comes out when I go. I always think “you woke me up for this” or “this could have waited until it was time to get up”. I often remind myself that what I am experiencing is nothing; the worse is yet to come.

Weight: Gained 3 pounds

Cravings/Aversions: Okay I have been eating green beans like they are going out of style! Green beans, tomatoes, and onions have been so good to me. We went to Mobile this weekend and I was able to indulge in some seafood that was absolutely delicious. I ate butterfly shrimp two days in a row and crawfish. The crawfish were so spicy that I just knew that I would pay for it later, but everything turned out fine. Needless to say, I did not eat BBQ, but I did get some to-go and froze it for later on.

I am very ashamed of the fact that I ate an entire box of butter toffee Crunch n’ Munch in one day.