Sunday, February 29, 2004

This morning at work we lost a transmission line from western Oregon to about 50 miles inside the Idaho border… about 3000 people. I certainly didn’t have time to think about morning sickness! I’m actually feeling pretty decent today, though… if we have a few more outages today that should keep me busy enough to make the day fly by. I have to work the next two days, but at least I can sleep in. I expect Noel Monday afternoon or evening… should be interesting to see how his trip went. Nothing too new babywise, except that last night I had an incredibly vivid dream about feeding my future child. I haven’t had such realistic dreams since I was a kid!

Friday, February 27, 2004

Well, this morning I had a tough time with nausea… I was okay until I got to work and then starting feeling pretty green around the gills. My back has been killing me since yesterday, too. Not sure what I’ve done to it. The guys here at work are so supportive. (For those of you that don’t know, I work in a dispatch office where most of my co-workers are older men over the age of 50) I was offered saltines that seemed to really help. I’m trying to eat smaller meals, as I think that will work better.

Other than that, it’s started out to be a decent morning. My boss was out this morning doing some work of his own, but it was nice when he left. I’m not crazy about having him “lurking” as I call it. Anyway, on another note - Noel is in Las Vegas for a paintball tournament. He’ll probably come home all bruised up, but that’s the name of the game, I guess. He called me last night and has a great view of the Pyramids from the hotel he’s staying in. (One of the lesser known hotels – almost off the strip.) The room usually goes for $400. a night, but some friend of theirs got a deal for only $200. Between the 7 or 8 of them, they’re splitting the cost, so it shouldn’t be so bad. Okay, so I’m getting away from the point of this blog – baby stuff.

Noel and I had a shed built on the side of our house. Cost us upwards of a grand, but it’ll be worth it. I’ll be able to start moving lots of the stuff we have stored in the guest room into it here soon. I’ve got an 80 gallon tank to break down – fish to sell, as well. Also in there is a bird cage that needs to be sold. The dresser I’ll keep in there, and the bed? Who knows! I suppose if we wrap it up good we can break down the frame and then the mattress and parts will go in the shed. Once that’s done, I’ll be able to start getting the room ready for baby. The walls I think I’ll “sponge” a yellow color, and maybe try to get adventurous with sunset colors like orange and red, as well. It should be fun. Maybe I can even get the dad-to-be involved, as well! That's it for now! 8^)

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

This is my first entry into my brand new baby blog. I figured since everyone wanted to be kept updated, I would just put my entries online and give everyone the URL, and voila!

Okay, so I’m entering my 8th week of pregnancy and have a due date of October 2nd. It already feels as though time is just dragging by. I don’t know what I was expecting, but it seems as though things should be moving more quickly. I want to start showing already and that’s not going to happen for at least another month, most likely!

So I’ve experienced the queasiness in the morning, but no severe nausea or anything like that. I’ve got the normal achy breasts and problems with bloating/cramping feelings… hopefully that will diminish, although I suspect it will probably get worse. I’ve got my next baby appointment coming up on the 2nd of March, so everyone be thinking of me! Noel and I are really excited, and I’m hoping for a boy, but if it’s a girl – as everyone seems to think! – we’ll love her just the same. As long as they get daddies red hair, I’ll be happy!