Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ramblings of a Pregnant Woman

Things I haven't gotten to tell you for 14 weeks

  • I felt nauseous a few days early in the beginning but no sickness. I was rather sick with Liv so I was in denial for awhile....I still am some days. I thought the ultrasound and hearing the heartbeat might make it more real but not really. Maybe when I feel it move....
  • I was having to wake a few times a night to eat and pee but now I'm getting good sleep....maybe it's the second tri-mester or maybe it's the new bed! 
  • Besides tiring easily, I've been able to work and work out and carry on about my activities like normal. Ryan does do most of the meals though. I do already have some round ligament pain which seems way too early to be happening, but the dr. says that's normal for #2. 
  • We found out in July the day we left for Branson to see Ryan's family. I saw my family in TN the next week but we managed to keep it a secret from both of our parents. Sorry! It was hard!
  • I will post videos of us sharing the news with our parents and Liv later.
  • The most prominent change has been what I call my pregnancy agoraphobia. I know at the END of pregnancy women tend to nest and want to be at home. I haven't wanted to nest as much as just avoid people. I feel rude saying that, but it is what it is. Since I am someone who usually enjoys the company of friends, this has been very weird to me. Things like church, Bible study, the gym, the fair, community events, holiday activities, have been difficult. I hope my hermit attitude will change soon and please don't take it personal!
  • I have spurts of cravings. I went through a breakfast burrito phase, a sausage and biscuit phase, a Cheezit phase, a cheddar pretzel and icee from Target phase..... Sadly I have not gone through a salad phase.  My food revulsions are anything healthy. Fruits and veggies always sound disgusting and all I want to eat is bread, meat, and cheese. This is not exactly a good thing.
  • Caffeine is my best friend. I feel awful about this too. I don't think I had a single soda when I was pregnant with Liv, I was convinced it would harm her. I cannot get through most days without a Dr. P now. 
  • I'm convinced that pregnancy has changed my hearing. I've been watching The Office a lot at night on Netflix. And the opening song sounds COMPLETELY different. I hear a whole new part of it and it's kind of like nails on a chalk board. I realize this is very weird.
  • I can still wear most of my clothes although the ponytail holder through the button loop and the belly band have been used. Dresses have been my best friends. I got some great maternity hand me downs from my sister and friends, but my doctor scoffed at me for wearing maternity jeans already at my appt the other day. She said she knew I didn't need them yet, but said she thinks women wear them sooner than necessary because they are comfy.....DUH! She was wearing scrubs and not in surgery right?! ZING! I should've said it, but I didn't because I'm polite.
  • Don't worry, I am NOT with the same doctor who delivered Liv. I'll be at OU and I love my Dr.
  • Although the hospital allows VBACS, I am currently planning on a c-section. 
  • My boobs. Oy.
  • Ryan and I are both convinced it's a boy (mainly because this pregnancy has been so different). Kinda terrified about that. Boys are just an unknown territory (I mean I am married to one but I didn't RAISE him), but I will be happy with whatever gender is growing inside of me....I can learn about super heroes, beyblades, sports, and minecraft right? Or I can leave that up to the father and take Liv shopping!
  • Liv would like to name the baby Brightly Rose if it's a girl and Jack if it's a boy. She is not allowed to name the child. Although if the baby comes out as a My Little Pony we might stick with Brightly Rose.
  • When I announced on facebook that I was pregnant, three other people immediately contacted me to tell me they were pregnant but hadn't told many people yet. It's like there's a secret first tri-mester club out there.....anyone could be pregnant! You never know!
  • I realize my children will be 5.5 years a part and as tragic as this is to some people (seriously, one nurse told me, "it'll be like raising two separate families"), I am looking forward to it. I think Liv will be a great big sister and helper and I do not think the age gap will mean they will be strangers or enemies. I never wanted to have babies back to back, and it is offensive to me to hear people say things like that nurse did. 
  • Although I didn't discuss my family planning with you, this baby was planned so you can stop wondering about that.
  • It is also offensive to hear "Two really is better than one." I cannot tell you how many people have said this to me upon hearing that I am pregnant. Liv would have been fine as an only child. There is nothing wrong with only children. We decided after much deliberation to have another, but there is nothing weird about families who don't, so stop saying that!
  • I'll get off my soap box now, but really people, your opinions are unnecessary sometimes.
  • The room we are adding on to our house upstairs will be the guest bedroom/possible baby room. The baby might get to share a room with Liv, but I would feel bad about putting a boy somewhere with such girly pink curtains and decor. We all know it's going to be sleeping in our room (or the hallway like Liv) for a few months so I'm not too concerned about it having it's own space yet.
  • I hate calling "it" an "it"
  • We find out in 4 weeks the gender.
  • I have taken no belly photos. Second child syndrome begins.


The Moores said...

Hahaha, 'second child syndrome begins'- you know it's true.

Maria Clark said...

Love this post! :)

GmaakaMom said...

Just FYI-I AM NOT pregnant so I'm not in that club. But I am so glad that you are. Love ya and hope this pregnancy turns out to be nothing but wonderful and easy.

Michelle said...

I had a cup of coffee everyday with all my kids during pregnancy....they mostly turned out fine :-) I'm glad I wasn't one that contacted you to tell you that I was pregnant....and I feel like csecs get easier every time....I've had 4 so I consider myself an expert!

Ryan and Katie said...

Make that four people!!! The secret club is growing!!!

kmom said...

Now that your pregnancy is not a secret, you might stop feeling like avoiding people. I think that Liv will be a big help and a great big sister.

Katie Bl said...

I have had the hermit problem for like 3 months. Totally get it. The teacher I work with is like best friends with her sister that is 6 years older than her. At 25 weeks I have also not taken belly pics and this is my first. Maybe I'll do it for #2 though I'm sure my belly will be way more disgusting then!

Jennifer said...

I'm so excited for you guys, and whether you guys just had Liv and it was a family of three or you had a second and it was a family of four, it will be a wonderful family. As you can imagine, we heard and hear all sorts of comments on our family numbers as well as names as well as how close together in age everyone is.

Chellie said...

I've heard from some people who are 5+ years apart from their siblings and they say they have really close relationships. We will be in that same boat if we ever have another one. People really can be rude. I think it is really offensive for a nurse to say that. This isn't a very positive comment.. sorry about that. I am really happy for you guys. And don't worry about boys... they are GREAT!! And they love their mommas in a special way.

Shawn and Becky said...

Great post!! 26 days ago that means it's almost time to find out what you're having!!! No more it!

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