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Sprout's Route | Week 21

How am I feeling? Probably one of the worst weeks of my pregnancy so far.  I had a cough that turned into a head cold that didn't go away the entire week and even after a visit to the doctor's office, I still felt like crap.  Not to mention the money I had to spend on medicine in order to try and manage the cold.  I did take two sick days home from work to try and heal and all I did was sleep.  It stunk.  What I did learn was that it was safe for me to take Mucinex D, Robitussin and Tylenol all at the same time in order to break down everything that was going on in my head.  Unfortunately, it didn't disappear, but it's getting better.

Aside from my cold, I'm doing okay.  I'm anxious about feeling the baby kick.  I had been feeling things but I just don't know how to confirm that it's actual baby movement.  I know that when it happens, "I'll know"... as everyone has said, but I just want it to happen!

Weight: Well, according to my work scale, I'm up 4 lbs exactly.  According to my dr.'s office scale, I'm up 6 lbs.  Either way, I'm happy with my results.

Food: I'm still a little wishy washy about what sounds good.  For the most part, I'm enjoying carbs and starches still...  I also have a thing for cereal.

Dr. Appointments: My doctor's appointment was great!  I had a lot of questions and she answered all of them without any questions.  She also gave me some good points that I didn't think about.

The things that I'm worried about or thinking about or wanting to ask her about were: child birth classes, my weight, pediatricians, daycare options,  and a few other things.  The one point she made about daycare options that I hadn't thought about was if I choose to have our child go to a daycare that isn't close to our house but close to our work, that they would have to ride in the car with us until we arrive there.  I don't like that idea because that would mean that they would be in the car during rush hour and I barely do that well by myself.

I'll have another post about these other things.

This week's events: Another cold, winter, non-social week.  We're okay with that because it's just too cold to go anywhere.  We did have a birthday dinner at Bucca de Bepo and a family dinner with my family (to help with my 2011 goals)... aside from that, we just spent time together.  Which is also apart of my goals list too...

The one thing I did was draw up each wall of the nursery to sort of map up exactly what it will look like once we have everything in there... I feel so much better about it now because I thought I had things planned out in my mind but it was hard to communicate it to others, especially my husband.  I felt like I was telling him the same thing over and over, but now it's on the walls so we're set.

OH and my crib... it isn't in stock so it's supposed to ship to me around Feb 14 - Mar 11.  Yes, that's about a month to ship as well.  Keep in mind I ordered it on Jan 19!  What the heck Amazon?  But it just isn't in stock and that what they do to insure they get it in stock and ship it in time.  Stinks, but we have time so it will be fine.

That's all for now... Happy Monday!


Cori said…
Glad you are feeling a bit better!
abkdesign said…
Let's talk about daycare on Thursday... I might have someone you'd be interested it :).
Allison said…
Ugh....colds during pregnancy suck. I had the same one that you had, it sounds like, a few weeks ago and it was awful!

The thing I like about having E close to us at work is that we *do* get to spend time together in the car. When she was at a sitter closer to home, we spent 10 hours away from her each day and there was a time she was going to bed about a half hour after we got home. It was always a struggle to get her fed and to bed on time. Now we get to have some quality time in the car, talking, singing, etc. Yes, it's stressful in bad weather, but I really do prefer it this way. Just something to think about--everyone does it differently! :)

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