Wednesday, July 11, 2012

the unwelcome new trend

Monday marked my 13-week milestone. And I celebrated by spending the day shopping with my grandmother.

She took me to the nearest big city, and we hit up my very first maternity store ever: A Pea in the Pod. And she spoiled me, which was very nice. And now I have some clothes to wear to work (other than sundresses paired with cardigans)!

Full-panel maternity skirts/pants are seriously the most comfortable thing ever. We'll see if I'm still singing that tune in 15 weeks or so, but for now, I'm loving them.

Our main goal at the maternity store was to get me two nice dresses for this weekend. My grandparents are taking Buster and I to a fancy-schmancy golf resort and spa. One that Buster and I would NEVER be able to afford to visit, let alone stay for two nights. It's the kind of place where you can't wear jeans on the grounds at all! Such an idea seems so foreign to me, but we'll do our best to look like we belong...

I did find two cute dresses, thankfully. And I should be able to wear them throughout the summer, which is great:

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After the maternity store, we hit up Bravo for lunch (YUM), and then off to Macy's. They were having an amazing sale on shoes. Go there. Now.

Lucky Brand makes shoes. I did not know this, until I saw these little beauties:

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I know, bizarre looking. But once on, they look fabulous! And I've been slightly obsessed with nautical theme shoes, but had yet to satisfy the urge. Until now. Urge satisfied.

I also got this cute pair of Lucky Brand shoes:

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Neither of the above shoes is to wear with the above dresses, by the way. In case you were really questioning my sense of style (or lack thereof).

So, after a long day of shopping, we finally headed home. By the time I got home, showed my new goods to Buster, hung them up and put them away, and ate dinner, it was 8:00. And I felt a headache coming on.


I put a cold compress on my head and neck, and did my best to will the headache away.

I failed.

I woke up the next morning with a slight headache. Not a full-blown migraine, thankfully, but a headache.

I proceeded to get ready for work. And other than the slight headache, I felt fine. Took my prenatal and my fish oil, ate some oatmeal, and jumped in the car.

The drive to work was where my morning started going downhill.

I live in a very hilly area. Roads are windy with lots of ups and downs. And typically I have no issue with this. But yesterday morning, I had issue. I started feeling clammy and nauseated. While driving. Not fun.

By the time I got to work (18 minutes later), I was sure I was going to vomit. I threw my purse down at my desk and briskly walked to the bathroom. As soon as I shut the stall door and faced the toilet, out it came! First my fish oil liquid (fucking yum, let me tell you), followed closely by my maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal. Followed by... well, whatever else was in my stomach. Until there was nothing remaining in my stomach at all. I finished up with a few dry heaves for good measure, and headed back to my desk.

By this point, my head was pounding. My stomach felt somewhat better, yes, but my head felt much, much worse. Not to mention, I threw up my breakfast and had nothing to replace it with. So, I marched down to my (brand new) boss, told her I was sick, and went home.

The drive home was much better than the drive to work. I called Buster and asked him to please go get me some saltines and 7-up.

I feasted on chicken broth, saltines, and 7-up at 9:30 a.m., and it tasted so good. After eating (and watching the Price is Right... man, Drew Carey is bizarre-looking as a skinny man, eh?), I took an hour and a half nap, and woke up feeling oh-so-much better.

Today, I am back to normal. I"m not sure if a full day of shopping was just too much for me, and brought on the headache, which brought on the puking...? I really don't know. Or am I just going to be pukey one day a week from now on? Right when I hit that next weekly milestone?

I checked on baby last night with the doppler. Since baby is growing, it's much easier to find the heartbeat now. For this, I am so thankful. Baby's heart was beating away, at around 150bpm. So at least my headache and vomiting did not affect the little one.

So there you have my weekly vomiting post! I know you must love reading about the contents of my vomit, but I sincerely hope I don't have another puking post for you next week.


  1. Sorry about the puking, lady!

    And yes. Something about Drew Carey skinny just. looks. wrong.

  2. sorry to hear that!

    I hate to say it, but at nearly 19 weeks, I still get sick about once a week...although the headaches are much less now. Hang in there and hope you feel better soon!

  3. Love the polka dot looking dress and the stripped shoe. Glad that you were able to get out and go shopping. Enjoy your time at the Golf Resort & Spa!

  4. Just love hearing of your maternity shopping, nausea, and Doppler activities!!

  5. Is your grandmother looking for new grand daughters to add? She sounds lovely and super generous. :) Good for you! I bought a pair of Lucky brand boots and I continually get compliments on them every time I wear them and they are totally comfortable. I love wedges, very comfy for pregnancy.

    Sorry about the headaches and vomit. Ugh.

  6. Yuck, I was super unlucky with the vomit thing, but I didn't really get more than a few headaches, so no complaint on that front.

    Sometimes when you are pregnant, your body lets you know when you are overdoing it. I bet it was the shopping. I hope you don't have to go through that again, though!

    And teh dresses and the shoes are super cute.

  7. BlueOcean (Tiffany)July 11, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    I agree with Jen....I LOVE hearing your puking stories!!! :D

  8. How fabulous that you got new clothes! I agree with you - full panel maternity pants are so freaking comfy! Sorry about the puking - hope it doesn't continue!

  9. Ick MS sucks!! Mine is back here at the end. Id also say tying taking your prenatal and fish oil at bedtime instead of in the morning. Sometimes that helps a ton!

    Love the dresses and the shoes! Im a wedge girl all the way!

  10. I love Pea in the Pod! But if I can give you a word of caution that I learned the hard way...I would suggest waiting until you're about 7 months to buy maternity clothes! I know it's SO hard cause you're so excited and you think all your clothes fit like like crap earlier on, but I can't even tell you how sad I am that I literally blew all my money buying maternity clothes in the beginning and now that I'm 33 weeks and really NEED stuff because nothing fits over the belly except for maternity clothes, I'm sick of buying the clothes and don't really want to spend more money on them! Obviously you'll get things here and there - I think I would suggest lots of maternity tanks, maternity jeans and leggings for early on and wear the heck out of your Belly Band (as long as you can, anyway). Congrats on your pregnancy! Hopefully you can avoid the sickies here on out :(

  11. I always love your stories :-)

  12. Love the dresses! I'm so glad shopping was fruitful and fun!

    And I'm so sorry about the vomiting and headaches. Not fun. I'm glad you're feeling better and hope that this is the last episode for a long time.

  13. Cute dresses! I had bad headaches from about 14 weeks or so until 19 weeks :/

  14. awwww...feel better!

  15. I get migraines, they always start as a very slight headache with some mild nausea, and usually turn into headaches so bad I feel like I might rather be dead than suffer the pain. Sometimes, when I am not careful about treating them, the nausea goes from mild to stomach emptying.
    I've heard that pregnancy hormones can cause a woman who never had migraines to get them, and can also cause a woman who gets migraines to not get them anymore.
    Sounds like they are causing you to get them. I'm really sorry about that, because I know how debilitating they are when not pregnant, and can only imagine how awful they would be when pregnant - I was lucky, mine went away while I was pregnant.

  16. Dresses and shoes are adorable. Puking is gross but it's so amazing how much better it can make a tummy feel. Drew Carey as a skinny guy I still can't wrap my head around.

  17. Puking sucks! I'm sorry about the migraines too, I had them from 14 weeks till 20 weeks almost daily. My doc reccomended caffine, she said it's safe for baby by then. So I started 1 americano every morning and it did wonders. She also said its good to mix it with a little protein and sugar so I always added cream and sugar.

  18. Those dresses and shoes are adorable. We totally have the same taste!
    I'm sorry you felt bad! I threw up two mornings in a row (which hasn't ever happened) because I felt like there was a hair in my throat. It was disgusting dry heaves.

    Anyhow, happy 13 weeks friend! My baby's HB is usually about 150 too!

  19. Puke AND migraines, it's just not fair!
    So glad to see you at 14 weeks, I've been following you for months through my own TTC problems. You've made me laugh in sad times.
    I've been to one of those spa golf resorts, in Germany (my husband's work paid for it). It was AMAZING, you will enjoy - I did, although I had to hide from the conference he was at as there weren't meant to be any spouses. I swam in the giant bath in our room mostly and ordered room service, and then he came back and took me out at night - it was in the middle of nowhere so I couldn't do much else during the day. It was just like Pretty Woman! He he ;)


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