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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

We have Movement!

19 Weeks 1 Day - Movement

I've been reading lately on my message board that at this stage I should be feeling movement and most of the ladies that haven't felt anything have actually seen movement or felt it by putting their hands on their belly. So for the last few nights while watching TV, I sit with my hands on my belly hoping to feel something. Last night it happened! It was so weird, little Freddy moved. The best way I can describe it is if you make a fist with your right hand and cover it with your left hand and then move your right hand slowly.

That moment was just as I expected it would be; exciting, thrilling and creepy. I'm sure everyone can imagine what it would feel like if bugs were crawling under their skin. Now put that bug in your belly and multiply it's size by 50! Crazy eh?

I can't wait to feel her move on the inside but also know that means there will be times when Freddy will keep me up with her calisthenics. Hopefully she won't be stubborn like her father when I suggest that it's bedtime.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Cell Phone Sunset

We had the craziest orange sunset last Thursday. Took these two photos with my cell phone camera, not the best but better than nothing!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Safe Baby Handling Tip # 1 & 2

My mother bought Jory the "Safe Baby Handling Tips" book, so hilarious! Thought I'd share some of the tips with you.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Call To Action

I've seen this a few times and figured I better post it before I forget.

From Starting at noon on September 1 2006, major websites and blogs all across the Internet will replace their front pages with the single word “Impeach” in simple white text on a black background. For 24 hours, web surfers and blog readers will see that word first when they visit their favorite sites. In this way, we hope to get the public talking about the one tool guaranteed by the Founders to restore our Constitutional Democracy.

Everything you need to join is here.

This is what your front page will look like on Sept. 1st.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

It's A...............


I'm not that disappointed because I convinced myself that we weren't going to find out today. We didn't even get an ultrasound! We did get to listen to the heartbeat which is totally kool. The heart rate was somewhere between the 150's and 160's from his manual count and I've gained 2 lbs. However I've been off my Glucophage for almost 3 weeks now, so I'm surprised I didn't gain more from the look of my stomach. Hopefully I will get my prescription in the mail very soon so I can get back to loosing pounds.

We only have to wait 2 weeks for our next Ultrasound. We have to go somewhere else to get it done but it will be a 3D or 4D U/S! WAHOO! I was actually going to start looking for somewhere that offered 4D U/S's because I thought it would be really kool to have one. Now we have one "prescribed" and we'll get to see our baby's privates in 3D or 4D!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Utahrd Photos Are Finally Up!

I's been like THREE weeks, but I finally finished posting our Pootah photos on my Photo Blog, Check them out or DIE!

Here are some of my favorites

On our way home in Page, AZ.

Jory "No Press!" at Shane's in WY

Four days into the trip and Mazzy is already worn out.

You'll have to check out my Photo Blog to read about this picture!

Brotherly Love

See that middle picture on the wall? That's Jory back when he was a kid! I'm going to guess he was 8 years old? Am I close Jory?

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Pregnancy Dreams

I had the craziest dream this morning!
I woke up and my belly was huge and the baby was moving! Not only could I feel the baby move, but I could see it move! I was so excited I woke Jory immediately to share in this delight. Had it not been a dream I would have totally freaked out. It wasn't just that I could see it move, my skin was so thin the baby was able to reached out and grab my fingers! This was very similar to the scene in "A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child" where Freddy is reborn and you can see him pushing out of her stomach?
The weird factor was starting to get to me so I pulled my fingers away. I was then walking out our bedroom door worrying because I hadn't yet bought any maternity shirts and wasn't sure what I was going to wear to work. Then I woke up.

Monday, August 07, 2006

16 Weeks aka 4 Months!

I mentioned to Jory the other day how fast this pregnancy is going by. I can't believe I'm 4 months already! It seems like yesterday I was 7 weeks.

I'm feeling almost like I'm not pregnant anymore, except for the ever growing midsection. I'm still in my regular clothes, which is a good thing because I don't have the money yet to afford maternity clothes. I still have 3 holes left in my belt, although I'm not sure my pants will make it that long. I'm sure I would be more comfortable in pants with no belts but unless my work starts to allow pajama pants Monday thru Friday, I'm screwed.

I'm not a skirt girl, unless it's a hippie skirt which I haven't worn for 10 years, but skirts are definitely starting to look oh so comfortable! Of course my style of shirts (any band T-Shirts) I would wear with my hippie skirts are not acceptable at work either. Maybe plain colored V-neck shirts? That might work.

You know, I think the USofA needs to change their views and laws on maternity. Once you get pregnant, you should be able to stay at home, even if that means working from home. That way you can wear whatever is comfortable. OR allow us to wear whatever the hell we want in the office, even if we have to wear an "I'm Pregnant" sign around our neck or sticker on our forehead. Although that sticker will probably fall off with all the sweating we do.

Speaking of sweating, where is the book that tells you all the changes your body will go through when pregnant? Why do all the books I'm reading leave all the crazy shit out? I was prepared and willing to go through anything before I got pregnant and am still a willing participant, I'm just thinking about all those other ladies out there. They should know all this crazy shit that happens and not wake up in shock when your nipples are twice the size they used to be. Okay maybe not twice the size, but serious gerth growth! We all know that your boobs grow bigger, your belly obviously grows and you should expect a road map of stretch marks unless you're a celebrity and have secret access to stretch mark removal cream and body bounce back spray. Have you seen Kate Hudson in a bikini after she lost her 60lb pregnancy weight? Seriously!

They should tell us that your belly button will go through several shape changes before it pops out when the turkey is done. Or how about the amount of sweat you will produce sitting in front of a fan in an A/C controlled office. How about how your hair grows in weird spurts, the color changes, if it was straight before it's curly now and if it was curly, now it's curly in a different way. What about the fact that sitting becomes truly uncomfortable even in your second month?
And you think you know what to expect when they say you will be tired all the time. It isn't about being tired all the time, it's falling asleep at the most random moments! You constantly feel like your fighting the effect of a bottle of sleeping pills. I'm not even mentioning the different types of constipation, pimples, fever blisters and ingrown hairs. I also assumed the swollen feet, ankles and legs didn't happen until your last month or two, nope it started for me the first month! And don't tell me that's an Arizona heat thing because it was worse in Utah!

I'm not saying I've experienced all of these, because I haven't. But I've been told about most of them by ladies in an online pregnancy group I'm a part of. I haven't even mentioned half of what I've read because it could go on forever and I'm already bored with this post. So my point is, someone needs to write a book, a manual if you will for first time mothers.

I'm honestly enjoying every second of this journey. If only people could stop asking those stupid questions. "Are you sure this is what you want?" It's a little late to be asking that, don't you think Asshat? "Are you sure you thought this through?" Oh wait...what have I been doing for the last 5 years of my life? Going to bi-weekly Dr. appointments constantly being poked and prodded and taking 18 pills a day for fun? Oh right...because we've been trying to get pregnant before I have to have my ovaries removed so I don't die of Cancer you Fuckface! Or worse, they reference their shitty behaved kids and ask, "Are you sure you're ready for this?" It makes me want to scream, If you had raised your kids right Fucktard, they wouldn't be eating dog shit off the ground and running around wiping the remains on your fancy furnature!

So people, if there is anything you remember here today, please Pretty Please, STOP asking those FUCKING questions! I'm not a 17 year old high school student who had sex with my boyfriend so he wouldn't dump me and didn't use a condom because That is So Uncool!

Did I mention the emotional changes you will go through while pregnant?

P.S. My next appointment is Aug. 17th, hopefully we will find out the sex of Baby J v2.0!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Please take the time to watch this!

Loose Change 2nd Edition - 911 Cover Up
Korey Rowe / Dylan Avery / Jason Bermas

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