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My due date is
May 24, 2001

Today I am
10 weeks, 0 days
pregnant.

I'm not weighing myself anymore -- it's just easier on my mental state that way.

October 26, 2000

I can't believe how much work I've missed, what with first of all the entire trying-to-get-pregnant thing (you wouldn't believe how time-consuming fertility treatment, especially in vitro fertilization, is) and now with the pregnancy itself. Time off to go to the doctor's for blood tests, for ultrasounds -- and of course if I'm feeling absolutely awful, I go home. I figure hey, I'm pregnant, now is not the time to push myself. If I feel terrible it's my body's way of telling me to go home and watch bad daytime TV for the baby's sake. You agree with me, right? Or am I just seizing any excuse for even more sloth?

Anyway. I worked only a half day today. I woke up with a nasty headache and it just got worse as the day went on. All the headache clichés applied: my head was splitting, it was pounding, the merest sound sent pain spiking through my skull. So I went home. However, this headache is really all my own fault. It isn't caused by the pregnancy at all, but rather by my own stupidity. No, I haven't been banging my head against the wall. However, I did lose one of my contacts (I only own one pair) and then break my glasses (only pair again, of course) over the course of the weekend. I've been trying to get through life with only one contact since Sunday and it just isn't working too terribly well. The resulting eyestrain brought on my headache, I'm sure.

Coming home early ended up working out well. Right as I walked in the front door I got the call from the optometrist: my new glasses were ready. I've had them on for about five hours now and my headache is subsiding already. It's a different look for me, that's for sure. I'm one of those girls who always wears contacts. Only my husband sees me with glasses on. Now I'm going to be wearing them all the time. My optometrist suggested that I switch to glasses for the rest of my pregnancy; it turns out that pregnancy changes everything, even the shape of your eyes -- contacts often aren't very comfortable and don't fit well. So here I am, back to being Ms. FourEyes. They're cute glasses, they really are, but of course I'm having second thoughts. I thought they were wonderful and darling and stylish when I picked them out, but as soon as I got them home I started doubting my choice. They're pretty, well, trendy -- a small, modified cat-eye type frame. I worry that they make me look like I'm trying a little too hard -- as if I could ever be trendy! I wish I had a digital camera so I could show y'all what I'm talking about and get your opinion. Do I look like a hip mama or like a hideous freak? The answer may never be known.

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I can't believe I'm 10 weeks pregnant already. Double digits! A quarter of the way through! I've been feeling a lot of little pains around my uterus, on the sides of my abdomen and also in the center. I think these are round ligament pains.... my muscles stretching out to accomodate my growing uterus. But that's just a guess, I could be way off. The pains aren't worrying me at all, as I think they're probably normal at this stage (I hope!) -- anyway, my pregnancy buddies on various bulletin boards are reporting the same thing, so I get some reassurance from that.

I'm thinking of renting a Baby Beat. I like the idea of being able to listen to my baby's heartbeat whenever I like. And $30 a month really isn't that expensive.

 

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