Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I've been dieting and/or watching what I eat since puberty - so for a good 15 years, I've tried to limit my intake of sugar, fatty foods, etc. (minus a few years for college - of course). Now, all of a sudden, those diet drinks are off limits, my body is constantly asking for carbs and cheese, no veggies thank you, and suddenly, I'm inexplicably drawn to anything with a high sugar content.
Add that to the fact that I rarely want to do anything but sleep and exercise is low on my list of "to-dos" and there is a possibility I'll tip the scales at 300 pounds come the joyous birth.
I had all of these weight realizations this morning, after which I ate two pop-tarts and had a breakfast burrito (don't judge me). Then I went to lunch where I sensibly ordered a salad, and ate the chicken, cheese, tortilla chips, ranch dressing and avacado and picked around the lettuce. I gave myself an "A" for effort.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Work has jumped up and kicked my rear these past few weeks, and I've been in Chicago and New York for various activities with only one day between to wash the two dresses and one pair of pants that actually fit me. I'm exhausted and at some point during the last two weeks, broke out in a mysterious rash on my arms, which I either attribute to cheap hotel soap or stress - either one, its a pain.
Add the rash to the heart burn and bloat I'm currently sporting and I am LOVING pregnancy. I had lunch with my boss today and she mentioned that she had a really good pregnancy -- no heart burn, no morning sickness, and she hadn't even gained that much weight! I wanted to kick her under the table or drop food in her lap -- I guess you could call me a bad sport.
Excuse me, I'm going to eat a few Tums and get back to work now.
Monday, September 8, 2008
1. Will my feet grow? I've heard some people's do, and I don't want to spend $200 on a cute new pair of boots if they won't fit in a few months.
2. Can I really not sleep on my back now? Because I really, really like to sleep on my back.
That is it. I wonder if my Doctor will be worried about my abilities to be a parent since my biggest concerns run towards fashion and napping, but we'll see if I can come up with some other intelligent questions in the meantime.
For a more scientific outline of what baby is up to this week, see BabyCenter's update: The most dramatic development this week: reflexes. Your baby's fingers will soon begin to open and close, his toes will curl, his eye muscles will clench, and his mouth will make sucking movements. In fact, if you prod your abdomen, your baby will squirm in response, although you won't be able to feel it. His intestines, which have grown so fast that they protrude into the umbilical cord, will start to move into his abdominal cavity about now, and his kidneys will begin excreting urine into his bladder.Meanwhile, nerve cells are multiplying rapidly, and in your baby's brain, synapses are forming furiously. His face looks unquestionably human: His eyes have moved from the sides to the front of his head, and his ears are right where they should be.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Ben is being extremely supportive, picking up housework even when it is my turn to do the dishes or laundry b/c he knows how bad I feel. He is also makes sure that I never forget my vitamins and is starting to walk the neighborhood with me so I can get some exercise.
We are so blessed.
We went to see the doctor at nine weeks, and got to see the baby for the first time. It was amazing - we could see its heart beating and it even waved its arms and legs at us! Ben and I both got a little choked up to see our baby look so baby-like already. So young, yet already a little tiny person.
I'm finally getting to tell people and it is such a great feeling. I hate secrets, so in just a few more weeks, everyone should know (work, family, etc.) We can't wait to find out the sex of the baby so we can start decorating the nursery and registering for all the adorable baby stuff.
Until then though, we are going to spend our Labor Day vegging out in our back yard. Ben just bought a new grill and it setting it up as we speak, so I'm hoping for something delicious for dinner.