Weekend Ramblings, Baby Ramblings, Workout Ramblings

Happy Monday! It doesn’t even feel like Monday! I guess cause I only worked Sunday this weekend, so my body is confused. Friday night, Jon and I decided to finally start out baby registry! We headed over to Babies R’ Us and started scanning away! It was kind of fun but also kind of stressful. We realized we needed to look up safety ratings for car seats and wanted to research the bigger items and also the body wash type stuff to make sure we’re using something chemical free. After coming home and reading ewg.org, I think I feel like our baby is destined to just get cancer in the future because of all the chemicals in products in the US.

I had planned on working out Saturday morning, but when I woke up, I decided I wanted to finally get breakfast with Jon at Sun in my Belly instead! We showered and headed downtown to go eat, but ended up standing in line for 45 minutes. Oh well. It was worth it! We each ordered a full meal and split a full meal, so I was stuffed by the time we left!

Jon and I ran some errands and tried to find him sweaters at Nordstrom Rack, but I ended up finding a few t-shirts that are more maternity friendly. They’re just longer t-shirts, but at least they’ll cover my belly! We decided to head home afterwards and I crashed on the couch for 2 hours while Jon finished up his errands.

I finally drug myself off the couch at 4pm to go have dinner with my mom and dad for my mom’s birthday! My brother ended up coming too and I haven’t seen him in months. We went out for Mexican, which I enjoyed despite still being sort of full for breakfast. We were also celebrating Jon’s recent birthday (October 19) and my dad getting a new job! I was secretly (not secretly at all, actually) hoping my dad would retire (he is over retirement age) so he could watch Jackson when he’s born, but my dad loves to work too much. So, despite my free babysitter being gone, I’m still really glad my dad found a job since he’s happiest when he’s working! (I have no idea why that gene skipped me, but I would love it if I loved to work as much as my dad does.)

I laid down when we got home to read, and I’m assuming I just didn’t digest any food once I laid down. Around 10pm, right when I was going to go to sleep, I ended up getting really sick feeling. I only threw up once, but it was basically my entire dinner. I was worried that it was some sort of food poisoning at first because certain types of food poisoning can cross the placenta, so it always gets me so worried if I randomly get sick after eating! It really just reminds me how much I want a healthy baby and I’d be devastated if anything happened to Jackson at this point. (Thankfully, I’m getting close to 24 weeks, which is when the NICU can really work some miracles and that makes me feel a bit more reassured.) After I threw up though, I felt much better than I had and fell right to sleep.

I’ve still not been feeling great. I wonder if I just got to the point in pregnancy where my digestion has slowed down too much and I was still eating huge meals. I also tend to drink a ton with meals, and drinking with meals actually hinders digestion (other countries don’t really do drinks with meals like we do). So now I’m trying to eat smaller meals and not drink anything at all while I eat, in hopes of it helping. My appetite still took a huge turn from where it was just a few days ago though. I get hungry, but nothing sounds good and nothing seems to sit well right now. The joys of pregnancy.

Yesterday I worked all day. I had to work with the adults for the first four hours of my shift, and I had a really, really, really difficult drug seeking patient that really irritated me for the entire four hours. I got rid of him right before heading over to the children’s side, and let me tell you, I was so insanely happy to get back to my kids! Unfortunately, the children’s ER ended up being slammed all day long, while hardly any adults came in at all! I rocked an IV on a 7 year old (it was easy- he had a good vein), but I didn’t even get nervous before going in there. It’s little things like that that remind me of my progress as a peds nurse. I used to get so nervous about starting IVs in kids, and now it’s not as traumatizing (for me).

Last night I had to go let Andrew’s (Jon’s friend) dog out since he lives right by my work. Except I forgot. And drove all the way home before I remembered. So I spent almost 90 minutes in the car after working. I’ve never met Andrew’s dog and considering that I’ve been bit by three dogs (two of them were my friends and I knew the dogs, and one ran up to me while I was running and bit my leg), I get nervous around dogs that I don’t know. I went into his house and his dog was hiding from me, and then his dog started growling and barking. No way was I messing with that dog! Jon said she’s super sweet and she probably wouldn’t have done anything, but I wasn’t about to test that theory out.

My pregnancy hormones made me emotional about not being able to let his dog out, so I got a little teary on my way home and I was just feeling inadequate. And really, I am not sensitive at all about my fear of random dogs. I was never scared of them till I got older and was bit by the three dogs. Even after the second one, I wasn’t too fearful, but the third just made me have no interest in random dogs. Goes to show what pregnancy hormones will do to you though. (I should totally make a blog post of all the things I cry about now that I’m pregnant.)

This morning I went to work out and it was decent. I had worked out at CrossFit on Friday, but we had to run and with my first run, I got a ton of cramping in my belly again and had to walk. That night, Jon and I tried to go on a walk, but I started cramping up as soon as we started moving faster. (I had been at the table writing a paper all afternoon so hadn’t noticed earlier.) This morning, we were doing glute bridges and I got sharp pains in my belly. I’m assuming it’s just ligament or muscular pain since everything is stretched out and it’s superficial pain, but still, I just don’t do whatever makes it hurt. So my workouts have felt lame lately. Although, I did a good one this morning regardless. My workout tops are all getting too tight and I had to take my shirt off this morning because it was so annoying stuck to my belly once I started sweating. I really don’t want to invest in maternity workout clothes, so maybe I’ll just start going topless again. Let this baby hang out.

Mmmkay, I just finished breakfast and my cup of tea, so time to get started on my paper. Ugh. I’m so over grad school. Five more semesters to go after this one. (That was depressing.) I’m heading over to my parent’s house tonight most likely to spend the night, but I’m not positive yet. I have to work tomorrow and am dreading it for some reason. I just dread going into my PCU/tele job now. I think cause the mornings are such a hassle with getting report and giving the morning meds, but then the afternoons are usually decent. The mornings just make me dread it though.


10 thoughts on “Weekend Ramblings, Baby Ramblings, Workout Ramblings

  1. Sorry to hear you were feeling sick 😦 Other than that, it sounds like a really fun weekend, especially since you were surrounded by you’re sweet family. 🙂 I hope you feel better ASAP!

  2. I don’t like dogs either. I have also been bitten. The dogs that bit me “didn’t bite”… until they bit me. So, I hate when owners say that about their dogs especially if they say it while the dog is obviously not being very nice even around the owner. My friend Maria has a really good dog though that I like… it takes a lot for me to like a dog.

    I’m glad you got to spend time with Jon and with your parents and celebrate your mom’s b-day, even if the Mexican food did make you sick. I’m not even pregnant and Mexican food can sometimes make me sick… Glad you got to the gym/CrossFit as well and found some new tops 🙂

    • I don’t know if the dogs had bitten anybody else. One was a friend’s dog that I had known for years, and I was petting it in the kitchen and my friend walked out of the room and it just randomly bit me in the leg. It tore through my pants and drew blood too! And the other was a friend’s dog that was a younger dog, but I’d also been going over for months with the dog, and I walked in their house one night and it just ran up and bit me. I do really like some dogs, but I just get really nervous meeting certain ones. There are others that I see that I’m totally fine with right away, but I don’t think I’ve ever been growled at by a dog other than last night! Mexican food is always so good! But the last few times I’ve been sick, it’s been after eating beans (from Moe’s and Chipotle both). Maybe something about beans just doesn’t sit well with me.

  3. I buy so many Babies R Us stuff for my friends that I should probably get their rewards haha. Yeah US products suck bad! Damn Mansato (or whatever the spelling is). I got my cousin an organic and such and such free baby starter kit (shampoo, bodywash, wipes, etc) from Babies R Us but it was so expensive! Though I hear that baby stuff like bodywash goes by a lot slower since theyre so little haha.

    You can always wear an oversize shirt to work out, especially if you go to the clearance section of like Marshalls for workout shirts, get some bigger sizes for much cheaper.

    • I already looked into the organic baby washes! But even organic doesn’t necessarily mean chemical free! I looked into some good brands online, but they run from $15-$30ish per bottle! I found some to invest in though and I think for lotion, I’m just going to use coconut oil (that’s what I use on my face anyway). But just reading about the chemicals released from the plastics in car seats and the VOCs from mattresses is shocking. I should probably check out Marshall’s and TJ Maxx. I just don’t want to spend ANY money on workout clothes though! I feel like it’s a waste when I will only wear them for a few months!

  4. Oh I wouldn’t have let that dog out either, I really don’t like them, I don’t know why I’ve never been bitten or anything?!

    It’s scary how much chemicals are in everything, we had a discussion in the office today about how margarine is something like one molecule away from being plastic!!!!

    Other than being sick, sounds like you had a good weekend with Jon and your family 🙂 hope you feel better soon!

    • I really like SOME dogs, but most just make me really nervous now. I tend to feel better once I get to know them, even though I was bit by two dogs that I knew for years and being bitten was totally unprovoked. If you think margarine is bad, go look up EWGs recommendations for mattresses and baby car seats, haha. So depressing!

      • And so my eyes are opened!!!!! Why is it even legal to sell a baby mattress that is toxic??? Apart from food, I try not to think about the chemicals I expose myself to on a daily basis but for a perfect little sleeping baby, that just seems so wrong!!!

      • Agreed! We actually registered for a Sealy mattress but I think we’re going to go back and register for the million dollar organic one! They’re just SO expensive!

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