Slow Day/Survey

I woke up very early this morning 6:30 am to be exact.  I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately because I’m getting bigger and the bed is staying the same size.  We currently have a full-sized bed, add a full-sized woman and full-sized man, the bed is a full size too small!  I’m tall, 6’1″, and although my feet don’t hang off the bed, my arms do which makes me sleep with them scrunched up near my body and that is reeking havoc on my shoulders.  I even had him switch places with me last night because the left shoulder was calling it quits.  Today I made it known that all I want for Christmas is a new bed.

I don’t really know what to do with myself in the day time.  We ran all of our errands this morning, ate lunch and now I’m just sitting around.  He’s playing a video game.  We’re both night people.  We both work at night, I cook and clean at night, and I just don’t really ‘wake up’ until the sun goes down.  Also now that we are nine hours ahead of the US, night-time is when we can make business calls and talk to friends and family.  Dawn is our usual bed time.  If we both didn’t love garlic so much, I swear we were vampires…well besides that whole, not craving blood thing…

Annnnyways, in baby news, I’m now 20 weeks, the official half-way mark.  WOOO!  I’ll try my best to take and post new bump pictures tomorrow.

The baby is growing like crazy, but thankfully I haven’t put on too much extra weight, although my appetite is now in overdrive, so we’ll see what happens there.  I have just started to grow out of my clothes believe it or not.  Tomorrow we’re going to go buy my first pair of maternity pants, although I’m dubious about our ability to find a pair long enough for me, Turkish women are fucking tiny.  I’m also anxiously awaiting the bra extenders that my mom has mailed me, anything mailed takes at least two weeks.  My cup size is still the same but the chest circumference is not.  I’m going to try to put off buying new bras as long as possible.

On the medical front, we decided together not to go through with the Down Syndrome screening that the doctor scheduled.  I came to this decision on my own after doing some research, discussed it with the hubs, and he agreed.  First of all, I’m at a very low risk time in my life.  If I was over 35, I would definitely go through with it, but I’m 25, and the risk of having a Downs baby right now is very minimal.  Second, the blood test is known to sometimes result in a false positive, and the only test they can do to actually confirm it is an amniocentesis, which I will NOT do.  Third, all of the other tests and sonograms have looked totally normal, another reason to believe that we are not at risk.  Fourth, and most importantly, there is nothing that can be prevented or treated, nothing would change.  She is our baby and she is already loved no matter what, nothing can change that either.

I think we finally decided on a name and middle name, but I’m keeping that under wraps for now.  Gotta have a little mystery!  😉

Now for a fun survey that Leese tagged me on over at her blog.  If you want to take it, please do!  I’m too lazy too tag people right now.

This is a one-word answer survey, uh oh, I’m gonna try…

1. Where is your cell phone? HUSBAND

2. Your hair? THINNING

3. Your mother? SAINT

4. Your father? SWEETHEART

5. Your favorite food? CHICKENNUGGETS

6. Your dream last night? RANDOM

7. Your favorite drink? MILK

8. Your dream/goal? TRAVEL

9. What room are you in? BEDROOM

10. Your hobby? DRAWING

11. Your fear? POVERTY

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? TRAVELING

13. Where were you last night? BED

14. Something that you aren’t? MEAN

15. Muffins? BLUEBERRY

16. Wish list item? BED!

17. Where did you grow up? AUSTIN

18. Last thing you did? PIZZA

19. What are you wearing? CAPRIS

20. Your TV? NONE

21. Your pets? STATESIDE

22. Friends? MANY

23. Your life? UNPREDICTABLE

24. Your mood? CALM

25. Missing someone? EVERYONE

26. Vehicle? NONE

27. Something you’re not wearing? BRA

28. Your favorite store? DIESEL

29. Your favorite color? PURPLE

30. When was the last time you laughed? DAILYSHOW

31. Last time you cried? HORMONES

32. Your best friend? TORI

33. One place that I go to over and over? GROCERY

34. One person who emails me regularly? MOM

35. Favorite place to eat? HOME

Okay… so now I have to tag 6 people:  Consider yourself tagged!

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8 Responses to “Slow Day/Survey”

  1. birdpress Says:

    I’m normally a morning person, but my hubby just took a seasonal job working nights, so my sleep time is going to be really messed up! I tend to stay up later when he isn’t home, and now he’ll be coming in at around 4:30 in the morning and I’m sure it will wake me up, so I don’t really expect much sleep at all for a couple months!

    Wow, 20 weeks! How weird that you are halfway there already! Seems like you just made the announcement. Time flies lately. I think you are right about the testing thing. I’m sure it will be fine, no matter what.

    Time does fly! I’m sure you’ll find a way to adjust your sleep schedule. I’m actually noticing that mine changes all the time.

  2. Amanda Blog and Kiss Says:

    Hey! Just want to say watch out for the arm thing! Sleeping on my arm funny is what caused my arm to go completely DEAD a few months ago! (that and the calcium deposit in the shoulder) And I’ve been feeling the same thing recently again because I’m sleeping with my arms bunched up by me, or under me, or raised above my head under the pillow. So be careful!

    And holy shit you’re 6″1′! That’s awesome! I never would have guessed! Us tall girls gotta stick together!

    Yes! Tall girls rule! How tall are you? You are totally right about the arm thing, I need to watch out for that. All last week there was mysterious pain midway down my left arm whenever I would move it the wrong way. My husband and I actually have started sleeping in shifts so the bed won’t be so cramped. I know it sounds crazy, but its helped a lot! Thanks for the concern.

  3. Rhonda Says:

    the doctors told me my first had a high risk of downs…I should terminate, and she was and still is a very healthy girl! no health issues what so ever. they may be wrong on your due date, and the tests need to be a certain week, and if they are off it may mean you are due sooner or later than originally thought.

    WOW. Thank god you didn’t listen, right? I was reading that almost 90% of downs diagnosis result in abortion. That is a scary figure, and how many of those could have been wrong? Just another reason I’m not going for the test. I’m so glad your girls are healthy and beautiful!

  4. Leese Says:

    Oh… go bra-less, Girl!!

    I got the bra extenders, and OMG, they are are like a gift from heaven. I highly recommend them to anyone who has an uncomfortable bra. It’s totally saved me from buying new ones. Also I never wear a bra unless I’m going outside.

  5. Leese Says:

    BTW … love the header picture!!!

    Thank you! I’ve been meaning to change it for a while. I can’t call myself graphic designer and have a crappy looking website after all! So glad you like it.

  6. Carsten Broich Says:

    Have a great day! http://www.Survey.nu Really enjoyed reading !

    Thanks Carsten.

  7. Jean Has Been Shopping Says:

    Hi! I followed Leese’s link from her Sweetest Award page. Nice to meet you. Good luck with your maternity clothes shopping today! I hope you find some surprisingly long pants for Turkey.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I haven’t gone looking for pants yet actually. I figured out a way to make my regular pants last longer by looping a rubber band through the button hole and then around the button. I wear a long shirt and no one notices the difference! Laziness always wins the day with me. 😉

  8. thegirlfromtheghetto Says:

    I had put off getting a bigger bed for 3 1/2 years. Not trying to brag here, but getting a king bed has made my sleep so much better. If you can ever get one, do it. You need to feel good when you sleep.

    Those tests for Downs aren’t always correct. 1 in 5,000 are wrong. My girlfriend, who was under 35 had one, and her baby was born with it, even though the test didn’t catch it. She was the one in 5,000. It was the shock of her life, but her baby is beautiful and amazing and she wouldn’t trade her in for the world.

    Can’t believe you are already so far along!

    Oh man, I can’t wait to get a bigger bed. We’re definitely getting a queen or larger, it’s our next ‘big’ purchase…just don’t know when yet. Back in the states we had a queen with an Intelli-Gel mattress cover, and it was heaven. I miss it so much!

    You friend’s story just reaffirms my decision. Thank you for sharing that.

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