Sunday, January 28, 2007

i don't know why i didn't see this one sooner!

I just realized that where ever there is an IF Monster, this a-hole isn't too far behind.

And don't worry, I'm not stopping just because he's screaming "uncle"...some of us have been screaming "uncle" for years and he didn't seem to care.

(I'm so sorry that anyone had to deal with this schmuck this cycle.)

Thursday, January 18, 2007


My apologies for not blogging sooner! I'm still here! Work has just gotten incredibly and insanely busy. I know I really shouldn't neglect you -- my friends in my computer -- because, well, the gas monster is still hanging around and no one else wants to be my friend right now.
Smarshy and The One Liner, you are such dolls. Thanks for mentioning me in your blogs!
(And, Smarshy, I have no idea why you were switched to "anonymous" in my comments! It happened after I switched to the new blogger, but I KNOW the IF Monster had something to do with it. He's also the bastard that goes into my fridge and makes it so that my French's mustard has the watery non-mustard stuff that comes out before the actual mustard comes out so that I end up ruining my sandwich. I hate that.)

Friday, January 05, 2007

things we learned at our ultrasound...

  1. The most important thing we learned was that we have a little bean with a wonderful beating heart, developing right on track, and measuring to the exact day. Whew.
  2. The size of the yolk sac can actually indicate a higher chance of miscarriage. I didn't know that! The doctor said that a yolk sac that is on the big side could indicate a poor prognosis. Happily, the size of our yolk sac is fine. Another whew.
  3. I don't feel any nausea. And, apparently, that's okay. Whew whew whew.
  4. Taking tylenol is okay, but not ibuprofen. And sudafed is not allowed either.
  5. I thought hormones were the reason for my headaches during week 7 and 8, but the doctor said it could also be due to my blood volume being increased by 50%!
  6. I need to take it easy because my right ovary is still enlarged. Sometimes, when walking, I'll suddenly feel a twinge or feel like I've pulled a muscle in my abdomen. I was worried about it (of course), but the doctor said to just take it easy.
  7. I thought I was showing already, but the doctor pointed out where my uterus actually is (right now it's still below my belly button). Well, I have been "showing" all over my abdomen -- not just the area under my belly button. I assumed I was "showing" the effects of egg + sperm. But it turns out I'm actually showing the effects of eggs + flour + butter. Sigh.

In "that's just gross, Gaelen, we need to start setting boundaries" news, another one of Smarshy's monsters showed up.

Guess which one.