Wednesday, August 4, 2010

This & That

It's been a fun week...I'm still floating on a cloud after my U/S...though it's hard not to be a "Nervous Nelly"...not surprisingly I've been having lots of twinges & discomfort in my lower abdomen & inevitably wonder, "Is this cramping?" It's always just gas or constipation...

After worrying about not having enough symptoms, it's like my baby said, "You want symptoms? You asked for it!!!" Aside from the unbelieveable exhaustion, I've been feeling the's not what I thought it would feel like. Mostly it feels like I have the flu...but with constipation instead of diarrhea. As long as I have something in my stomach, I'm okay so I'm doing a lot of munching...

I am always hungry but I haven't had any cravings really...I have been experiencing some food aversions though...even that's not like I expected...I'll start to feel hungry & think, "Oh, I want some cookies!" But when I'm standing in the cookie aisle at the grocery store my stomach just turns over in's a weird feeling to want to eat certain foods but then feel like gagging when I actually try...

Even the exhaustion isn't anything I could have been prepared for...I am so tired beyond any kind of tired I have ever experienced! I use to be a party girl...I use to go out drinking 4 nights a week until 2 or 3 in the morning without missing any 8am classes or early work shifts & this was week after week! And I never remember feeling as tired as I do lately even after sleeping for more hours than I'm awake!!!

I find it all facinating! All the changes &'s just amazing!

We told my Brother's 2 sons about the baby on Saturday...M is 7 & H is 5 & their reactions were so fun! H is excited that he won't be the youngest anymore & kept telling me, "I can't wait for the baby to get here!" M was a bit more pensive about it & here's the conversation after he absorbed the info:

M: Daddy? Does this mean you'll be the Daddy?
Me & Bro: NO!

My brother went on to explain about different types of families, 1 Mommy, 1 Daddy, 2 Daddys, etc...after thinking about this for a moment he says to me:

M: I really think that's best. (meaning just me & the baby)
Me: Oh? why's that?
M: 'Cause that way, at dinner, you only have to make 2 dinners. When Mommy makes dinner, she has to make FOUR!

So precious! They are excited, to say the least & are both convinced it will be a boy & gave me some interesting name suggestions.

Here I am 9 weeks now...I saw my RE today & he is very pleased with my results from last week & said there was nothing to indicate any concerns & said he didn't think any further U/S were necessary...I asked him if he was SURE he didn't want to check...he smiled & asked if I would feel better if we did another U/S & I nodded emphatically so he booked me in for next week, just to put my mind at ease...although knowing he didn't think it necessary made me feel really good.


  1. The symptoms sound great! That's funny to write but you know what I's just telling you he's there. Cute little will have great playmates.

  2. It is pretty amazing to have all those crazy symptoms, isn't it? I'm so happy the little bean is finally letting you feel like he/she is really here!

    Congrats on both the good news from the RE, and for being able to sweet talk him into another ultrasound. :)

  3. Ah, food aversions. Those are so great :/
    I've just started back with the sweets but lets see if I ever eat salad again :)

    So sweet about the boys. I love that children are so not phased about issues that an adult would hang on to. No dad versus two dinners.

    Congrats on 9 weeks and another ultrasound!

  4. Yes, I remember sleeping tons in my first trimester. Then the food cravings start. Try ginger tea for nausea--it really helped me!

  5. I love the innocence of talking to kids about having a baby! And the logic about only having to make 2 dinners rather than 4... you can't argue with that!

  6. I like how the dr put confidence in you that all's o.k but also let you have that u/s :-).

    Great to hear how excited your nephews are!

  7. So behind in my reading. Glad things are going so well. LOVE your nephew's response. So cute!


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