Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Nothing new to report really, but I just feel like writing. Last night I sat down and counted out all the cycles I've been recording since January 2011 and discovered that they range from 28-35 days, with the average being 30-31. I also realized I'd miscounted and yesterday was actually day 32. So I'm just in a waiting game right now......it's a definite maybe situation!
Monday, April 30, 2012
I'm quickly learning the pregnancy lingo and abbreviations online. I bought an EPT test (EPT = Early Pregnancy Test) yesterday, actually a box of 2, and I took one this morning. I got a negative. It was the kind with a plus for positive and a minus for negative...and well *I* thought I could see a very faint vertical line, but my hubby couldn't. I had a wave of nausea at a meeting this morning though, and I'm now on day 33 since my last period, so...I am going crazy not knowing. You all probably already know this, but a false negative is apparently quite common this early on, so a negative doesn't really tell me anything. I am thinking I will wait to take the 2nd test on Saturday, unless TOM comes, but I am going to GO CRAZY waiting.
Please feel free to share your stories about this kind of stuff with me, if you have any...how many months did it take for you to conceive? How soon did you test, and did you get any false negatives?
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Hi, lots to report since my last blog! First of all, last time I wrote I was concerned about my eating habits. Well, um...I'm disappointed to report that they haven't gotten much better. And I've even let exercise slide some (though I did go to the gym yesterday)... but maybe you'll see why when you see what else I have to report.
This past Tuesday my mother called me from the hospital. She had actually gone in on Monday night but knew I had to go to work and didn't want to upset me. I went right up to Lahey in Burlington to see her. She'd had something commonly called "broken heart syndrome" which is a temporary cardiac condition often caused by a traumatic event or by chronic anxiety. Part of the heart stops beating for a while. It starts off feeling and looking just like a heart attack - in fact, I guess some of the doctors even called it a heart attack. But it gets better over 1-4 weeks and patients make a full recovery. It was still scary though, of course. I visited her on Tuesday and she went home on Wednesday. But then on Friday she had to go back (well, different hospital, one closer to home for her) because of a dangerously low blood pressure. She is still there and will probably stay until tomorrow. We visited her yesterday and now we're dog-sitting. He's pretty easy to take care of, but he's been doing disgusting stuff like trying to clean his butt on my dining room rug, and rubbing his face in some dog poop he found outside! Ugh! I gave him a bath, but still, GROSS.
Oddly enough one of my closest friends ended up ALSO being admitted to Lahey, on Thursday, with a blockage between her gall bladder and liver. She needed two surgeries and was sent home yesterday!
Finally, in other, I shouldn't be sharing this stuff but I'm going to anyway news, it has now been 32 days since my last period. I can barely think about anything else (and I've kind of been too exhausted to anyway). I took a home pregnancy test this morning but it didn't work. Stupid CVS brand. There were no lines whatsoever - no pregnancy line, and nothing in the control window either. You're supposed to take tests in the morning, so I'm thinking I might buy a different brand and try again tomorrow - Monday morning before a heavy day at work, I can't even imagine what it'll be like trying to do my meetings at work after that! I wish I could find out on a weekend. Oh well. I've been obssessing over pregnancy websites all day and discovered that if I am pregnant, I'm already four weeks along(!) and due January 3, 2013! My husband has been adamant about not getting emotional about it yet, but when I told him the due date he choked up a little bit - awww... I know you're not "supposed" to tell anyone until you're like a third of the way done with pregnancy, but I cannot fathom how you keep all this stuff bottled inside when it's impossible not to obsess. Oh well. I guess I'll have some pretty definite yay or nay news soon.
Friday, April 20, 2012
This week has been my school vacation. I've been mostly at home all day. And I've been makign poor eating choices and gaining weight rapidly. :( I'm embarrassed to say this, but I'm hoping writing about it will make me snap out of it.
I really can't blame this on some sort of "set-point theory," the excuse I've been known to use for my weight ups and downs. This time though it's just simply giving in to poor choices. I have a fridge full of crisp apples and fresh oranges, and my usual "on track" plan allows me to eat as many of them as I want. However, I've been scouring the shelves for other, more nutrient-dense items, like granola bars, crackers, tortillas, cheese, and peanut butter. Each day this vacation I've woken up set to be "good"... healthy breakfast, healthy lunch, healthy early snacks, morning exercise........ and then by midafternoon I'm digging into a couple quesadillas or whatever, and then looking for more. Whatever sort of benefit I'm getting from doing this, it's not worth it. I want to turn this around right now. I want to eat the apples and the oranges (and if that's not enough, I could have any other fruit or vegetable I want!) instead of the junk that just makes me sluggish and gain weight.
Will check in and let you know how it goes...
Monday, April 16, 2012
Yes I'm writing a blog at 11 P.M.! It's my week off! I can write a blog whenever I want :)
I can't believe I never noticed this before, and you all probably already know this...but when you click on "FEED" at the top of your Spark page you see all the status updates you ever wrote on Spark...and, more interestingly, all the comments and "likes" people left in response. I had no idea anyone was commenting or "liking" my status updates at all! I went back and read them all...my earliest one was over 700 days ago. I went to my Activity Feed settings and the button for getting an email when someone comments on my status was checked, but I've obviously never gotten any of those emails...do you guys get emails when people comment on your status? To anyone who's ever felt ignored because I didn't mention the comment, I'm sorry, and thanks everyone for the support I hadn't realized I was getting!
In other news, I had a bit of a binge today - very naughty. Then I met my hubs in the city and we walked around to enjoy the gorgeous weather. We crossed the Boston Marathon finish line! Hehe - just for fun. The marathon was over and the crews were cleaning up. My feet hurt - I don't know of any sandals that are cute and comfortable to wear to walk 4 miles or so around the city. We had dinner at a fancy place we had a Groupon for but I was still stuffed from my binge so we shared an appetizer (polenta) and a dish (chicken and mushrooms with risotto)...Jess had a beer and I'm not drinking alcohol these days, just in case. ;) Then we got dessert...his idea but I loved the idea...but it was a chocolate cake with mousse which he doesn't really like...so guess who ate the whole thing minus one bite...yup. Sooo stuffed. The scale will punish me in the morning. Oh well. Between my run and my walk today I did 8 miles. Plus I crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon and hey, isn't that at least a 2,000 calorie burn right there?:)
PS - whenever I go into the city proper I feel so dowdy. Who are all these incredibly stylish city girls?! Why can't I look like that?
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