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At What Point is This Not Normal?

Warning, this is a I hate being pregnant post. It is strictly for me to vent. Warning, there are a ton of gross pregnant stuff coming up. Read at your own risk.

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The Pregnancy Mask

Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed a discoloration of parts of my face.  I’ve been freaking out and about to go all Michael Jackson and start bleaching my face.

I have a little pregnancy app on my phone that gives me week by week advice.  This week it mentioned the “Pregnancy Mask” or melasma.  After googling this, it is exactly what I have going on. Apparently this is caused from my hormones and will go away after I have the baby.  It made me feel better to know that I’m not going to be spotty forever.  But, can pregnancy leave at least one part of my body alone?  Please?


Having Baby … BRB

So tonight at 6pm I am going to start being induced for labor.  Thursday of last week we had an ultrasound.  Chloe weighed 8lbs and 7oz.  The doctor said this weight can be off by 2lbs either way.  Because I do not want to birth a 10lb baby and our home remedies of walking, sex, and gravel roads are not working, we have decided to go with induction.

At 6pm I will check into the hospital and be given a prostaglandin to thin my cervix and start dilation. Once I am dilated to around 3cm, they will start the pitocin.  We are expecting to have a baby girl sometime tomorrow morning.

Of course, I will be posting a few bajillion photos of our little princess once we are back home.  I would take my laptop (the hospital has wireless internet), but I already packed half the house to take with us.  I don’t think I have room in the car 🙂


My Pregnancy Advice

As I approach my last days of pregnancy I want to offer my non-educated, completely un-researched advice to those who are, or will be pregnant…

  1. Take it easy.  You can only play the pregnancy card for 9 months.  Take advantage of it and let other’s do the little things for you.
  2. You are not crazy.  It’s the hormones.
  3. Ask your doctor for a prescription of phenergan and zofran at your very first appointment.  Keep those with you at all times along with Zantac.  You are nauseated and have heart burn 24/7 for 9 months.
  4. There are 2 books you need.  The rest just repeat the same information in these two:  Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy and What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel.
  5. It’s ok to hate being pregnant.  This doesn’t make you a bad person and it won’t make you a bad mommy.  It’s also ok to give a big f-you to those who tell you they never felt better when they were pregnant.

Things not to say to a pregnant woman

Quotes from Mitchell

“I didn’t know they got *that* bad.”
in reference to my ankles swelling.

“You are cute when you get mad.  It makes your nose spread wider across your face”
I’m getting the wide pregnancy nose.

“I have no idea.”
When I asked him why I was the love of his life.

This was all said during a grocery shopping trip.  We get home, I’m told to just go inside and lay down for a while.  He’ll carry the groceries in and put them away. 🙂


Rick Roll'in Baby Shower

I just got surprised at work with an awesome baby shower.
Work Baby Shower
During my baby shower, I got Rick Rolled! If you want to see my Rick Roll, click here.

Work Baby Shower

Photos Here


The Emo Pregnant Chick

I’m changing all my screen names. I’ll no longer be geeksmakemehot, I’ll be emopregnantchick. It is a little more fitting these days. Seriously, wtf is up with hormones. I have enough to worry about right now without worrying if I’m going to start bawling if someone looks at me wrong, or go off on someone that asks me a simple question. Losing my sanity has, so far, been the worst part of pregnancy.

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Yes, I’ve been cranky now and then through my pregnancy. Hell, I’m cranky now and then not being pregnant. But since I got sick with the pneumonia and had to stay in the hospital, my mood/attitude/sanity has went down the drain. Continue reading