I'm going to try to keep my book review posts separate from all the other little tidbits from my everyday goings ons. The last few weeks have been very stressful and exhausting. I have felt simply horrible. Nauseous, achy, and TIRED. Zomg... SOOOOO tired. Even if I get a full night's sleep, and even if then Tim lets me sleep in until say.. oh... noon, I still feel like I'm just dragging through the day like a zombie. ... wondering when I can go back to sleep. For the most part I find I have no energy to even THINK much less DO things.
And the nausea... I am SO OVER the first trimester crud. OVER IT. I have been subsisting off of things like Ritz crackers, cheese, and fruit cups. Occasionally, I'll really want like a cheeseburger or a steak or a cookie... but then I eat it and get horribly sick and regret it for the rest of the day. Then it's back to the crackers and lime flavored seltzer water. Ugh.
On top of all the general crappiness, we had a bit of scare this past week when I started spotting. I spotted a little with my first pregnancy, so initially, I wasn't too worried... but then it just kept on coming, unlike with my first pregnancy when it stopped after two days. I had been and am still having a lot of lower back pain on the left side only as well, so after 3 days I started to get a little freaked. I went in to see the doc and even though I'm only about 9 1/2 weeks, he was able to get the baby's heartbeat to pick up on the Doppler and I was told to just go home and take it easy and to let him know if it got any heavier. All in all, I spotted for about 5-6 days, and then yesterday it finally stopped. It never really got any heavier or any lighter... it was just kind of the same for all 6 days and then, just like that, it stopped.
Everything is still okay with Baby, as far as we know, so I'm significantly less worried. I'm going in tomorrow just to be sure though and am hoping he will be able to still find the heartbeat just to put my mind at ease. ... Have I mentioned that I'm a chronic worrier? *sigh* Anyway, my plane leaves out on Wednesday morning, and I'm SO ready to just GO. I'm ready to see my best friend and just get to spend some time with her. It's going to be awesome!