WELL... I've been gone for a while but the good news is-I can now be topical. As in, on topic. One quick thing first... I'm reminded because the mailman is delivering mail now, at 1:06pm, and yesterday he was here at 4:45pm. He used to come right on the dot of 12:30, but now it's a crapshoot. I think he's having an affair. Or he's drinking a lot. Something's up.
Where was I? Oh-PREGNANT. I was feeling funky on the Friday after Thanksgiving and decided to run a pee test that my docs office gave me. O-fish-ol. Well, two lines and I have no idea where the directions are. In my feng-shui frenzy, I separated the test and the pamphlet. Brilliant, huh? So, I'm on the internet looking up the FAQs on the test (what did we do before the net???) and I found it. It was so technojargony that it I actually had to READ it, and found out I am high in the old hCG. Wowza.
So it begins. I called the doc's office and I have an appointment for my first ultrasound on January 2nd. I'll start telling people around the third month because so much can happen. Telling people that aren't strangers, that is ;) I told my PoliSci class last night. One girl said, "You really look like hell. Are you ok?" I told her the dark circles are a mystery cuz I'm sleeping 10-12 HOURS A DAY!!! because I'm pregnant. Everyone's eyes shot to my ring finger. High comedy. My prof did let me go early when I turned green. Bonus treatment already and I'm not even showing!
I had my list of questions for the doctor all ready and organized to assail him when he called.
CAN I STILL FEED THE DOGS RAW CHICKEN NECKS ON THEIR SPECIAL BARF DIET?
yes, with lots of handwashing. Bear has taken this duty, bless his soul.
I HAVE A TILTED UTERUS (he knows this, I was just reminding him)
no problem. evidently it becomes untilted as it reaches impossible limits of expansion.
WHERE SHOULD MY HEARTRATE BE DURING EXERCISE?
no real answer. i can continue to exercise, don't do it til I feel like fainting. I love this guy!
CAN I BE AROUND CATS?
again, wash hands a lot and don't eat any cat shit.
WHAT CAN I TAKE FOR THE POUNDING AND INCESSANT HEADACHE I HAVE?
Tylenol and only Tylenol. It will be the first time in my life I buy NON generic painrelievers...
CAN WE BURN ESSENTIAL OILS IN THE HOUSE?
this gave him pause for some reason. then he said, sure.
SHOULD I GET A FLU SHOT?
I should but in the 2nd trimester which will be a useless time. so-no. yippee. I hate having something dead and bad shot into my body anyway. I've only had the flu once or twice. It wasn't so bad. You feel thin after all that vomiting.
Yup, I'm quite possibly going to be a MOM.