Friday, October 3, 2008

The pregnancy so far, a recap

* Morning Sickness - I was blessed last time to have virtually no morning sickness. This baby is apparently offended by anything not made of sugar, chocolate, and cool whip. Oddly enough I am not a fan of cool whip but apparently the baby is. I have spent lots of quality time with the toilet as my punishment for eating anything other than the baby approved foods.

* Tiredness - I know I am a glutton for punishment having 2 kids so closely together but there is something to be said for having one that still naps during the day. Which means Momma can nap too. Yes, I am aware I am totally screwed come April.

* Peeing - Dear Lord, I did not miss this part of being pregnant. Sleeping would be better if I could just get a catheter over here please.

* Cravings - I am only slightly exaggerating about the sugar, chocolate, cool whip thing. I had a bad sweet tooth with Bear but this goes beyond that because I actually get sick trying to eat other healthier options. Although Jack in the Box tacos are approved and far too many have been consumed. It has been getting slightly better. Weeks 7-8 were the worst.

* Clothes - Still pretty much fitting in pre-pregnancy clothes which I find surprising because I expected to pop earlier with my second one. I did pick up a few cute baby doll tops at Motherhood Maternity that really don't look like maternity tops and cover the bloat nicely.

* Bloody nose - This is new this time around. I have been waking up more nights than not with a bloody nose. I also get them periodically throughout the day. Doctor says this is normal. Does not make it any less gross.


Haley said...

Hope you get to feeling better really soon...I hated that first trimester...I was always sick.

proud parents said...

Hope you get to feeling better. It can't last forever, right? I'd forgotten all about the bloody noses. I had them quite a bit when I was pregnant with Ava. I'm sure I'll realize how much I've forgotten when I'm pregnant next time.

Cee said...

congrats on the pregnancy! so exciting! i hate when doctors say "thats normal".I got nosebleeds too and they totally grossed me out.

stacey said...

we could go ahead and start the old wives' tales swirling if you want! boy or girl? :)

Anonymous said...

I'm not gonna lie...having kids close together can be tough (mine are 19 months apart) especially when you've got a newborn and a toddler.

But now mine are 4 and 2 1/2 and it's awesome because they play so well together!!!

Glad it's going well so far!

Stephanie said...

This too shall pass. I was pregnant for what was literally 3 years. I have two girls, one boy. My boy I had virtually no morning sickness, with my girls I was nauseous all the time. Maybe this one is a girl! You just never know though since everyone is different. Before long, you'll be about to deliver and wondered what happened to the time! Congrats again!

Kristine said...

Try Seabands for the morning sickness (in the seasickness area of the drug store - not by any means fashionable.)

newduck said...

I am so, so excited! I love having a baby so much that if I wasn't single I might hop back on that horse again myself. Luckily I can live vicariously through you.

I had the world's worst pregnancy and would not re-live it again for hell or high water, but reading about yours almost makes me nostalgic for mine.

I absolutely can't wait to read all about it, and congrats!

newduck said...

And by the way, for the first four months of my pregnancy the only thing I could eat was McDonald's breadfasts and coke. Not so convenient since McDonald's only serves breakfast in the morning, and talk about unhealthy. I hadn't eaten McD's for ten years before my pregnancy, but if that's what she wanted, that's what she got.