"Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self- confident and more and more successful." -Mark Victor Hansen

Sunday, August 10, 2008

One month down...

...less than 3 more to go before Ronnie comes home! (And I can't wait.) As much as I love it here at my mom's house I'd much rather have my own place again. Let's just say it's been a really long month. It hasn't all been bad though....

Last month my mom and I signed up for a year membership at The San Diego Zoo. Since Camron is under 3 he'll get in free the whole time. I'm so glad we did it. It's so nice to be able to go to the zoo and not feel like we have to see everything in one day. The first day we just walked around for about an hour and left when it got too hot. The second time we went it was 5 minutes after the zoo opened and it was great! We saw so many animals....with NO CROWDS! I can't wait til the weather cools off and school is back in session.

My pregnancy is going pretty well. Especially now that I've started taking Zoloft. Yes, apparently I have some sort of extreme pregnancy enduced hormonal imbalance. From day one of this pregnancy it's been completely different from the one with Camron. I've been crazy to live with! I was having crazy outbursts, mood swings going from one extreme to the other, crying non stop without reason, no motivation to do anyting, insomnia and snapping at just about everyone. It was ridiculous. I finially realized that I should get help when I woke up one morning with hives all over my hands, arms and legs. The only time I've ever broken out in hives was when I've been super stressed. (When my sister was born, when I started kindergarten, when my brother was born and when I started junior high.) I've been on it for about 2+ weeks so far and I'm starting to feel much more normal... well, as normal as I can feel while still being pregnant.

As for Camron he's STILL teething off and on AND he's already started the terrible two's! It's just a good thing that I started the Zoloft. lol. He's been tough to deal with. He's been throwing the worst fits. I mean the kind where he's screaming on the top of his lungs, throwing himself on the ground and throwing things. The only thing that I've learned to do it ignore it. If you give him any sort of attention, positve or negative, he just screams louder. His tantrums usually only last a few minutes at the most thank goodness. I hope the meltdowns slow down by the time he's 2. I don't know what I'm going to do if he's still like this when the new baby comes.

Speaking of the new baby again, I have an appointment coming up on the 19th for my big ultrasound! That's when they'll be able to tell me if I'm having a boy or a girl. Everyone thinks I'll be having a girl. I'm hoping it's a girl, but I have a feeling it'll be another boy.

This Summer we've been trying to do a lot of swimming. So far we've only managed to get up to the pool a few times, but from the very beginning Camron has LOVED it! I'm sure if we keep it up he'll be swimming by the time he's 2. He's not afraid of the water at all.

Yesterday we went with Lizz, Frank and Caleigh to the YMCA and we had so much fun! Camron just walked straight in to the kiddie pool. It was only a foot and a half deep so it came up to just above his tummy. He had the best time just walking around and around. After about 2 laps around he didn't want to hold my hand any more... he fell under water 3 times, but each time I picked him up he wanted right back down. It didn't phase him at all. I'm surprised he brushed it off so easily, buy I'm so proud of him. :) I think we'll be back there real soon to go swimming again.


Kelly said...

Ok so you have to tell me what the dr says about Zoloft while pregnant. I have been on Zoloft for about the past 6 years. I was off 4 years ago while pregnant with my son (until he was about 2 weeks old and I started using it again).

Well, I have asked 3 drs about the effects of Zoloft on pregnancy and the first 2 just said to keep taking it... my 3rd (and most recent) dr. explained that I need to be off of it before the delivery because babies have shown signs of withdrawal. That was news to me! I was on 100mg, went down to 50mg for about a week and a half, and now I am doing it every other day. It is HARD to come off of it, and I definitely have my hormonal outrages, but I am hoping that the withdrawals won't affect me as much once my body has released it and I can start up again after the delivery. Ugh sorry for the novel. I'm just curious what your dr has said.

Oh and we LOVED the San Diego Zoo! Fun stuff :D

Taylor said...

Hi Kelly! My midwife has told me the same thing that your last doctor has mentioned to you... I asked her about the risks of taking it during pregnancy as well. She told me that it's pretty safe to take up until the 3rd trimester. Once I reached my 3rd trimester she said we would talk to see if the benefits outweigh the risks. I haven't done much research on it yet, but she said that the risks are very slim.

I'm not sure if I'll continue taking them or not... I'm worried about the risks, but I'm also worried about how it will affect my mood if I stop. Not to mention that my husband comes home at the beginning of my 3rd trimester. I'm gonna drive him nuts as it is...

I'll decide along with my midwife when the time comes.

Wife and Mommy said...

Hello there! I thought I'd take a look at The Wife and Mommy blog since mine is Wife and Mommy! I look forward to following you on your journey. So far, taking a peek at your blog, it seems we have some things in common (although I am not a military wife): babywearing, cloth diapering and having a midwife are three that just popped out at me! :)