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Week 14 - April 27, 2006
~ “It’s” Ba-ack

Last week’s journal ended as though I was on the “road to recovery”. Just a little congestion, “but I can survive that”, right? WRONG. “It” has been at me with a vengeance. The night after posting that journal entry, I started getting achy again in my neck and shoulders. Also, because I still have very tender breasts (will that ever go away?), they became extra sore. My throat started hurting. By the next morning I was totally stopped up. Needless to say, I have been battling “it” since last Tuesday. It really isn’t so bad during the day, but the first thing in the morning and then again at night is when I could use some relief. I received an email from a girl recommending that I try Sudafed. My doctor gave me the okay on this, so I guess I will break down and try it. Hopefully I can get some relief.

On the baby front this week, I am pretty sure that I have been feeling some tiny little flutters down in my lower tummy. I am at 14 weeks and 4 days, so this is pretty close to when I started feeling them with Rachel at 15 weeks. When I was pregnant with Brooke, who is my first, I felt them at about 17 weeks. This is one of the best parts about carrying a child. What a wonderful reminder of what a miracle it is to have children. I can’t wait for them to get stronger so that Gary and the girls can feel them. Brooke and Rachel are so excited about having a new baby in the family. I am really excited for them also. When my dad and my step-mother had my sister when I was 7, I didn’t get to be around much, except for every other weekend, so I didn’t feel very involved. I want to make sure that my girls feel like a part of this pregnancy. I don’t ever want them to feel left out and have resentment towards the baby later on.

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Well, today is Gary’s 34th birthday. I never thought I would be married to someone that old, at least that’s what I tell him. I don’t really think 34 is all that old anymore. I mean, when I was a teenager, 30 was old, but now that 30 is just around the corner for me (I will never admit that to anyone else), 30 is very young. 50 or 60, now that’s old (for now).

My mother-in-law is cooking tonight for Gary’s Birthday, so we will be going over there for dinner. She is making all of my favorites (they are Gary’s favorites also). She is even making my favorite cake. She is the best mother-in-law ever! She is such a wonderful country cook. I cannot wait. I am getting hungry just thinking about it.

Until next week!

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