Friday, March 6, 2015

7 quick takes vol. 14: all about morning sickness

Now that the cat's out of the bag, I can blog all about morning sickness symptoms, which is the only thing I can think about right now.

Blurry 9 week bump.  Not sure how much of this is new baby bump or left over Johnny bump.


First trimester stinks in so many ways, except that I can eat whatever I want all day long and not gain any weight. In fact, this is how I keep from feeling too sick, I just keep eating, whatever sounds good. It's been a lot of toast. A lot of smoothies. And a lot of the frozen macaroni dinners from Trader Joe's. So cheesy and delicious. Surprisingly though, sweets have not been sounding too great. When I was pregnant with Johnny I had ice cream pretty much everyday for 9 months. With this one there's only been one emergency DQ far. I suspect this will pick up once summer hits. 


A couple weeks ago I had Burger King at 10:00 in the morning. It was the best tasting thing I ate all day. No shame.


My sense of smell is so amazing right now. We were at a gala for a Catholic school about a month ago and I could smell glasses of red wine from five feet away. Also, every time I open the refrigerator it smells like barf. And every time I change Johnny's diaper it smells like barf. And every time Alex eats something with get the idea. 


Alex has this pair of really baggy, comfy sweatpants, and that is all I've been wearing for the past six weeks. 5 minutes before students come over I suck it up and put some jeans on. It's the worst part of my day.


I'm now a senior citizen. I go to bed at 9:30 every night. If I don't I turn into a pile of sweatpants and fizzy water bottles. Just. So. Tired. Poor Alex has had to put up with so much. But he's a champ, picking up all of the slack I've been leaving all around. What would I do without him?


Keeping Johnny happy during the day is hard to do while trying to lie still on the couch, but we manage. The other day I was snacking on some grapes and Johnny really enjoyed pulling them off the stems and then feeding them to me. Or rather, stuffing his entire fist into my mouth. We did this for over a half hour.  We also sit on the couch and take selfies together.


We're at 9 weeks over here. So I figure I've got a few more weeks before I'm feeling 100% again. But I do believe the morning sickness has been easing up a little bit this past week. Which is good, because I really hate it when folding a single basket of laundry feels like an accomplishment. 

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  1. oh gosh, morning sickness was all-day-but-mostly-late-afternoon-sickness for me, and keeping my baby entertained while trying not to puke on her was...challenging. but it is almost over! you can do it!

  2. But I thought doing anything with the laundry was an accomplishment! ;)

  3. Thanks for the laugh! Reporting from 17 weeks with a 13 month old- it does get better! But, cheesy comfort food cravings abound for me, still. ;)

  4. I'm so jealous of all my friends who are pregnant and have that awesome excuse to just eat everything! :)


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