Tuesday, January 8, 2008

I'm Baaaaaack

I'm back - after a VERY long car ride - and my mom is visiting. I ended up road tripping out there and my mom was scared of me driving back alone. After all according to my mom, "I'm a baby having a baby". Oh, moms. But it's nice to have her here, she's always a help with the boys and fun to hang out with. She'll fly back on Friday.

Ohio was nice - or as nice as Ohio gets. No, just kidding, but it's definitely not a place I would want to live. In fact, I probably would've never set foot in the state if my family didn't decide to relocate there. Of course, my mom and rest of the family think that Mary should get a position at Ohio State. As much as I try to explain to my family the process of getting a job as a professor they just don't understand. My mom and sister think you can just fill out an application and get a job. It's definitely a much more detailed process and Mary does something very specific so somebody has to be looking for that. They also couldn't grasp that her going to Ohio State wouldn't be an advancement in her career.

In baby news, I had a midwife appointment today. I love my midwife, she even hugs me. Do you think an OB would hug me? LOL. My mom ended up tagging along too, her and Mary were hoping for an ultrasound but we just listened to the heartbeat. Still, that's exciting. Babies heartbeats are seriously fast. Apparently, it's because they are small so the blood is rushing through quicker and they haven't developed the nervous system that slows it...or something like that ;-)

For nausea, she recommended that I take B6 three times/day and then 1/2 a Unisom at night. I'm a little hesitant on the Unisom but hey, maybe it will also help me sleep. Oh well, off to enjoy my last 1/2 hour of a quiet house. My first full day at home and I already feel exhausted - getting kids dressed early in the morning, picking up Chloe from the kennel, bathing her, going to my appointment, grocery shopping. I definitely enjoyed my Ohio trip of only eating (food that I didn't cook), shopping, and sleeping but c'est la vie - maybe in another life I'll be a lady of leisure.


Trace said...

I drink Sleepytime tea by Celestial Seasonings to help me sleep at night...since the onset of the fertility junk I find I'm a terrible sleeper and can't get my mind to rest. I also drink peppermint tea for nausea. What can I say I'm a big tea drinker. I find it soothing.

As for Mary's job thing. I get it. My husband is an aerospace engineer. There are only a few places in the US he can work if he wants to work w/airplanes.

So, are you guys still planning on adopting both boys? Or have you decided you're not prepared for the one because of his special needs.

Glad you're back. I kept checking in...

Candice said...

I used to love Sleepytime. I lived in Colorado for a bit so I was into all the Celestial Seasonings teas and have been to the factory tour.

The midwife suggested the Unisom for nausea. Apparently, the combination of vitamin B6 and Unisom helps nausea. But I'm hesitant to take a sleeping pill while pregnant since I've never taken one while not.

No, we've already made it clear that we won't be adopting C1. In fact, we've asked for him to be moved from our house ASAP but they continue to sit on their a**.

Renee and Janice said...

Glad you are back and safe. Did you get any rest?