Wednesday, May 25, 2011

my morning sickness remedies

I really thought I was going to by-pass morning sickness this time around, but I didn't get so lucky!  Yesterday I had my first visit with the nurse concerning this pregnancy and the morning sickness I've been feeling lately.  This time she suggested something I haven't heard of doing, so after the appointment we sprinted went to our local drug store and bought motion sickness wrist bands.  I was a little skeptical at first but now I am a believer.  I still have the nausea, but at ALOT lesser degree.  It started working about five minutes after I put them on both wrists.  The cost was around $8.00. 

Sea Band Motion Sickness Wrist Bands For Adult Features:
  • it is a knitted elasticized wrist band, which operates by applying pressure on the Nei Kuan acupressure point on each wrist by means of a plastic stud.
  • it has been clinically tested against nausea and vomiting in travel, pregnancy, anaesthesia, chemotherapy and all conditions which induce nausea.
  • They are suitable for adults and children.
  • Because the bands do not use drugs, they do not cause any of the side effects associated with anti-nausea drugs and can be worn on each wrist whenever you feel nauseous.
  • Simple to use, the Sea-Band does not need specialist handling.
  • Care should be taken however to position the bands according to the instructions provided with the product.
  • They become effective within 5 minutes even if nausea has already started.
  • They can be worn continuously.
and my other morning sickness helper?


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

expecting baby # 2!



How we found out we were expecting baby # 2, or ‘baby H” as we’ve affectingly started calling him/her.

Last Friday my mom, sister Haley, friends Deb, Donna & Jessica took off for the day to Watch Cheer Iowa for a day of flee market finds.  Its about an hour and a half away so on the way home my girlfriend Jessica & I were talking about our kids & the upcoming “holiday” of Mother’s Day.  We took bets on what our husbands would do etc. J (to our credit we pegged them correctly!)  I had casually mentioned I was late on my cycle and Jessica had suggested I take a pregnancy test on Mothers day--how fitting.  I thought that was a really cool idea, but the day came and between visiting all the moms/grandma’s I hadn’t had time to get a pregnant test from the store.  I had casually mentioned to Ryan I have been late,  but we weren’t thinking BABY.  So Monday comes and my friend Jessica & I were texting --to see if our assumptions of Mother’s Day were correct and she asked me if I had taken a pregnancy test and I said no.  So she happily offered to get a pregnancy test for a “pee party” after small group the next night.  J  So, after small group we went to the restroom & both peed on the pregnancy tests…and we had no longer than put them on the counter & my friend yelled…”YOUR PREGNANT!!!”  I looked at the stick in complete disbelief!!  It was as if my mind was saying CANNOT COMPUTE, CANNOT COMPUTE …we laughed & hugged and I all the sudden yelled “ I GOTTA GET RYAN!”  So I went out pulled Ryan into the womens bathroom with a HUGE smile on my face & he was equally surprised, but excited!  What a fun way to find out!  Although this has been a HUGE surprise we are excited to meet this little one come December!  We’re unsure on the due date, however I go into my first OB appointment the 24th so hopefully I’ll know a little more after that.  In the meantime we’re calling this little baby:  “baby h!”  If I were to guess I am roughly 10 weeks along. 

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