Thursday, July 1, 2010

Thursday Night Blues

Jay is in class tonight and these nights always seem to go by so sluggishly. On his off nights the time goes by so fast, but when he is in class it doesn't. Too bad he doesn't get summer vacation like me. He only has three more terms to go until he has his B.S. so I will remain patient.

I'm not sure how long I have left. It feels like I've been at this higher education thing for a long time, but it has only been three years. I keep changing my mind for my major which definitely doesn't help. My wish to finish school and get hired right away is so strong; I just don't think I could hack it with my original major. Good news! I finished the school year with a 4.0. It was surprising because my effort wasn't as strong as usual. I wanted to take it easy with the stress level during the pregnancy so I incorporated extra slack sauce, but it all worked out in the end. I'm really enjoying this break, though!!

I had to go in for blood work today at the lab. It was insane -- eight vials full of blood!! :( I didn't pass out or anything, but I am seriously getting used to being poked. Needles don't bother me anymore and to think that before going into this surrogacy adventure I was deathly afraid of needles... that's how much I've been poked. My results will be in and ready for the doctor by my appointment next week.

I've transferred well out of the first trimester symptoms (the small amount I did experience) into the second+ trimester symptoms of nightly heartburn, indigestion, and constipation. Oh the beauty of pregnancy! :) I'm hoping my doctor will be able to suggest a few things to help me, this way I can be a little more comfy. Honestly, though, this pregnancy has been a lot easier on me than when I was pregnant with my kids. I can't complain too much.

My emotions are crazy lately as well. I cry over everything: funny things, sad things, angry things, silly things, happy things, and sometimes even over nothing. I love every part of this journey -- each day that passes that we are all okay makes any uncomfort experienced worth it.

I better end this for now. I need to finish up the packing for our trip to Seattle tomorrow. Have a wonderful weekend! :)