Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ticker change!

Baby P moved again - see above for the adorable image of a tiny tiny baby with feet, legs, fingers and all. We are now 9 weeks along - only 2 weeks from our first appointment where we will hopefully be able to hear the baby's heartbeat. Baby has also graduated from embryo to fetus stage!
According to thenestbaby.com, Baby is now the size of an olive - which is Josh's favorite from their site - he's so cute about all of this :) In only 2 weeks the baby will already be the size of a LIME!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Lymes Disease Strikes Again

Not only has this bugger of a disease affected a close family member this summer, but now it has also infected our pooch. Josh and I woke to a limping pup this morning, he would not walk on his hind right leg at all and would wimper if you touched it. At first I thought he was limping because his leg had fallen asleep, or maybe that he had strained it. Josh brought Boscoe to the vet over his lunch hour, where they did bloodwork and found that it is indeed Lymes. He is now on antibiotics (the same given to humans actually) and an anti-inflammatory for his swollen joints. He was happy to see me when I went home for my lunch, tail wagging and all but still hobbling over on only 3 paws. Made me feel good to know he is ok. Now to get him to take the pills... This should be fun!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Pizza Train

**Warning - picture heavy post follows :)**

Josh and I just got home from a weekend in DL. Well, maybe not *just* got home, as I had to take a nap before doing anything :)

The weekend started with Josh competing in the Young Life Triathlon in DL. It was his first time switching from Sprint distance to the Olympic distance course, which is about double the length.

He did well, and I am so proud of him for it - it really is a long ways!

We met some new people at this Tri - Austin from Fargo who did his first Tri in Bemidji a couple of weeks ago.

And of course Josh ran with the original Bemidji Tri Guys - Wade, Dan & Ryan. Wade's kids were able to come and see the action (and swim at the awesome beach).

Little Liam enjoyed Wade's cookie as you can see :)
After the race, we went to Chad's cabin to spend the rest of the weekend with college buddies. His cabin is the best place to hang out because of the rolling hills, and his sweet parents have made the farm one of the cutest with all of the landscaping they have done.

We spent the rest of the weekend playing junkball, chip golf, horseshoes, and sitting by the campfire.

They recently took in a stray cat - Boscoe got along with her a TINY bit better than the cat the other day, but I still wouldn't call them friends. I think they stayed about 10 feet away from each other most of the time, until Boscoe tried to get her to play :) She was not cooperative! Unfortunately, the statue dalmation watchdog couldn't play with Boscoe either :) We had a great weekend - next weekend should be another - Josh has another Tri in Baxter and I will be heading northeast to Mom & Dad's to hang out with them and Em & Anna.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind

Boscoe had his first run-in with a cat today - hilarity ensued! The cat stayed on the other side of the fence and would not back down or walk away :) They weren't exactly hissing or anything at each other but definitely seeing who would back down first - of course I made Boscoe go inside which forced his white flag :) If you look close in the second pic you can see the cat's face peeking under the fence...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Morning Sickness

has officially decided to kick my a$$. I have had bits of it in the mornings mainly where I puke a bit after brushing my teeth. Today was different - I am now up to 5 times the puking - not fun. I tried to make myself feel better by eating lunch at work (after already being to the bathroom 4 times). That didn't exactly work - I ended up going home, puking up what I ate and then crashing for 3 hours. Now I am cooking dinner and it smells HORRIBLE! All I have been able to keep down is some lemon pudding.
Don't get me wrong, I am so happy to be pregnant and hate to complain, but I am miserable. I have heard about unisom & B6 helping m/s but I hate taking pills. I have tried Jolly Ranchers also, because someone told me that sour candies helped them, apparently not me. And of course, ginger ale and saltines I have tried as well.
Oh well, I hope everyone else is doing well!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

They just keep coming

20 Baby Products Great for Traumatizing Infants
I really like the Daddle and Po-Knee!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat Festival

Boscoe and I walked up to the dragon boat festival this morning. Lots of people there, and lots of teams ready to race! We weren't able to stay long, as Boscoe was getting scared by the noise (Biss's voice maybe?? :) As soon as we walked through the door Boscoe was spent and went straight to napping...
I wasn't able to see how the Paul Bunyan Team finished but we did see part of the race - here are a few pics of the festivities:

Another Good One

This one is good, too, worth the read, although a bit dramatic :)
6 Terrifying Things They Don't Tell You About Childbirth
2 pages link at bottom for the second page...

Friday, August 1, 2008

12 Pregnancy Myths

12 Pregnancy Myths (from Dr. Robert H. Shmerling, a physician at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School)

- The worse your morning sickness, the more likely you are to have a girl. (Dr. Shmerling does point out, however, that several studies have shown that women who are hospitalized for morning sickness are slightly more likely to deliver a girl.)
- If you raise your arms above your head while pregnant (as when hanging up clothes on a clothesline), the baby will get the cord wrapped around its neck.
- If you get a lot of heartburn during pregnancy, your baby will have a thick head of hair.
- Avoid sleeping on your back; or, always sleep on your left side.
- To keep your unborn child safe, avoid sex and exercise during pregnancy.
- You should not touch a cat while pregnant. Women are indeed advised not to handle their cat's litter while pregnant because a cat's stool may carry a parasite that can cause toxoplasmosis, a serious infection in the mother and a possible cause of deformities in the fetus. However, other activities, such as petting your cat or allowing it to sit on your lap, are not prohibited. If you want complete peace of mind about this, you can have your cat tested for toxoplasmosis.
- If you are pregnant, you cannot have x-rays and should avoid microwaves and computer terminals. Excessive or needless radiation should always be avoided, pregnant or not, but you should follow your doctor's recommendations for x-rays that are necessary. Modern microwave ovens and computer terminals do not expose the fetus to harmful radiation.
- Don't take a bath if you are pregnant.
- If the weather is stormy or the moon is full, you are more likely to go into labor, even if you are weeks away from your due date.
- Avoid spicy foods — they can trigger labor before you are ready.
- Avoid bumpy car rides — they can trigger labor; or, labor can be triggered by being bumped in the abdomen or by lifting groceries.
- You can determine your baby's gender by the position of sexual intercourse when the baby was conceived, and by how your baby is situated in the womb.