Monday, December 7, 2009

Pregnancy Updates! Because These Are Fun!

And because Katie's brain is turned to mush and is currently out of ideas that possess any sort of creativity!


So. Heregoes. 

--I must start each morning with a fried egg on toast. Before 8am. This has become my greatest defense against mid-morning sickness. The protein, maybe? If I eat anything too sweet, I'm in big trouble. So fried egg and toast it is. But oh my goodness, I'm terrified that I won't like eggs after this pregnancy. Which would be awful, since breakfast food is kind of my favorite. 

--I vacillate between days where I feel good and days where I feel like a large cow. I'm getting better, but some days (reference Kohl's post) are a bit tough.

--With my pregnancy with Cub, I loved being able to wear sundresses. However, I'm finding that I like a winter pregnancy, too, for the layers. Layers are a pregnant girl's best friend.

--My hair is turning into pregnancy hair--thick and shiny--and I love it. One of the perks!

--I had a very distinct "feeling" with Cub that he would be a boy. This time around, I'm 100% not sure. If I had to make a guess, I'd say a girl, but I have no reason to think that. So, we'll see.

--I've been very pleased at my lack of mood swings, for the most part.

--No cravings specifically (unless the fried egg on toast counts), but when I do want something, I think I need to eat it IMMEDIATELY. The other day I went through the drive-thru at Arby's because I could not possibly fathom the idea of eating anything else for lunch. I mean, Arby's is fine and all, but the way I was salivating for it that day was absolutely ridiculous. But, what can I say. The chicken sandwich hit the spot.

--The most frustrating aspect of pregnancy thus far are the days where I just feel funky. Not necessarily throwing up or overly tired, just ... funky. Sick, kind of, I guess. Funky days are awful because I don't feel like doing anything. It's like I just feel badly enough to not want to do anything, but I can't pinpoint why. Weird.

–-I'm just really excited that skinny jeans are in right now. My legs will eventually be the only skinny thing on me, and even those will go in the end. But, I shall embrace it while I can!

--I didn't think I was too tired during the past few weeks, but these past few days I've had a crazy burst of energy. Maybe I WAS tired and now I'm coming out of it!

--I find myself re-evaluating all of our baby things. I'm finding that if I would have known then (when we registered for Cub's stuff) what I know now, I wouldn't have bought half of the stuff--maybe no travel system, no swing, no papasan chair ... I know, sounds crazy. The travel system is great and we used it, but we use our smaller stroller way more, plus, it only fits one baby, and now we need a double-stroller (although we did like the travel system for long walks)! And Cub hated his swing and I didn't want him falling asleep in it anyway, so that was kind of tough ... and the papasan chair just looked nice and went with my furniture, but we rarely used it. :) The bad thing with baby stuff is that you just don't know what you're going to need until you actually have the baby. And, who knows, maybe our next baby will totally dig the papasan chair! :)

--Even though I'm only 12 weeks along, I feel like this baby is very much already a part of our family. I mean, I know he/she is, but not a day goes by where I don't smile when I think, "You're already just jumping right in and going along with us!" on our daily excursions. It's a very wonderful thing.

--Today I held my friend's four month old and he fell asleep on my shoulder. And I got teary-eyed thinking about going through that again with our own baby. Cub doesn't really fall asleep on us anymore!! :)

--I think Cub will make a great big brother. I know he will!

--I'm very giddy and excited. :)

Okay. That's all for now. Have a lovely day!


  1. I'm glad you are having such a wonderful pregnancy. I too had "blah" days and I couldn't figure out why! haha. I can't wait to hear if it's a boy or girl:)

  2. You are so right with the immediacy of those cravings! It's not so much a craving as a "this is the only thing on the planet that I want to eat and I must eat it NOW" kind of thing!

  3. Yes! It isn't so much a 'craving' as an instant NEED of whatever food happens to be on the brain at the time. Please don't ask how many times in one week Russell has HAD to bring me Jason's Deli's California Club with chips and a pickle....soooo many times. And I'm glad to hear that you are feeling a little more energized as you round the corner into trimester 2!!

  4. it sounds so much "fun" to be pregnant the second time around... maybe because you actually know what's going on :) i just had my first and felt "confused" the entire pregnancy!! haha


  5. Yikearonie about the skinny jeans - my gams would scare people in them. ;) But I'm glad you are enjoying 'em. And I can't believe of all things you can eat a fried egg. Haha... that is hilarious.

  6. Christen, I'm going to venture out there and say that this time around IS more fun because, you're right--I know what's going on! The first time around is absolutely new and exciting, but I was also very nervous and worried about every little thing the first time, too. This time I'm definitely more relaxed and feel more prepared for what is on the other side of pregnancy (not just the baby, but possible anxiety again, too, and how to handle that). My pregnancy with Cub was thrilling because it was the first, but this pregnancy is thrilling, too, in a completely new way. Which is great, because I was worried I wouldn't be as excited with Number Two ... but I am!!