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Week Fourteen
~ What Next?!?

This week I was sure I felt movement. Always my favorite time. This is when I start feeling pregnant and not just like a spectator to the changes my body is undergoing.

I had my first doctor appointment on Tuesday this past week. I was reminded why I put it off so long ~ Get dad to stay home with the kids. Answer a bunch of questions. Book appointments for blood work and ultrasound. I had my blood work done on Wednesday. I had asked Dr. R. about midwives in the area. There's only one listed in our phone book, and she's 2 1/2 hours away. Dr. R. said he thought there was one in Mattawa. I think that's great. He's going to find out for sure and let me know when I see him next. I told him, only half jokingly, that maybe we'd just hang around Mattawa and have him deliver this baby too (he delivered Sam last October and I found it to be my most pleasurable birth experience). He looked like he was actually considering it. We'll have to see how all that turns out.

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This past Tuesday, Shawn's uncle called me from North Bay at 7:00 p.m. He asked if he could stay here for the night. I was stunned and answered with a simple "umm" as I surveyed the chaos around me. He arrived at 9:00 p.m. and stayed the night. I made him breakfast (french toast and moose sausage) and took him for a "tour" of Mattawa the next morning. I made the mistake of not eating and ended up making myself sick. Then off he went.

Lately my eyes have been puffy and itchy. I've had three migraines in the past week, my nose runs/bleeds often, and my hormones are driving me nuts. I'm getting really tired of the highs and lows. It makes dealing with Jesse sticking his pants in the toilet and the boys dumping baby powder all over the house really difficult. I'm starting to wonder how I am ever going to do this, wondering why and how I got myself into this and feeling overwhelmed in general. In short, I've been pretty miserable and I haven't felt like doing much. I get a few hours of sunshine here and there but I feel like I'm sinking sometimes too.

We went to look at a house this past week. 104 acres with two barns, two sheds and a farm house for $69,900. Shawn really liked it. The house needs a lot of work, but it's livable. Looking inside just set off another bout of depression for me. I've recovered a bit now and can actually picture living there. Its only three minutes out of town and being an optimist (most of the time) I can see the possibilities starting to take shape in my imagination. We'll have to see how it goes.

Dr. R.'s scale says I weigh 142 lbs. My blood pressure was 90/50 I think. (Don't panic, it's naturally low, just like my temperature :-).

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