My, how time flies when you’re pregnant! Actually, time was flying before I was pregnant, too, so I guess it is just life right now! Well, in some ways time has flown. Like how many days have passed since I’ve really done any serious blogging. On the other hand, when I think about wanting to know boy or girl, time is just dragging!
I’ve been starting to feel better the past several days. I’m still really tired and queasy in the morning and usually don’t get showered and dressed until after lunch(!). That is LATE for a morning person like me! But I just started week 10 so every day that passes makes me more optimistic that things are going well with the baby. I have my next ultrasound on Tuesday and I hope to have a picture to post! I know you can’t see much in those pictures, but like any first time mama, I’m gonna share!
Since I’ve been feeling a little better, I have been cleaning off my desk and catching up on my emails. I’ve done fine with keeping up on the critical stuff, but everything else has been left to slide a bit until I’ve felt better. God in His graciousness also kept clients from calling me when I was feeling the worst. Now that I’m starting to improve, clients have been calling! I’m trusting that I won’t have a serious relapse of morning sickness when I need to be working in the coming weeks.
I haven’t had a lot of cravings, but a few. Early on (even before I realized I was pregnant!) I was craving IC Mochas from Panera. Two and three weeks ago it was mashed potatoes and gravy. (But that is one of my favorite foods ANYTIME so that isn’t really a big surprise!) About a week ago I was craving Chinese so we got carryout a few times. This week it was Bugles, that really healthy snack food (ahem!). And lots and lots of ice water.
I haven’t felt like cooking at all so we’ve been coming up with creative ways to eat. May I just mention at this point that my husband, David, is A SAINT. He has done all the grocery shopping for the past six weeks or so. (Just looking at the weekly sale flier to make out the list made me queasy. I couldn’t imagine walking through Meijer, surrounded by food. YUCK.) He has also done the vast, vast majority of the meal preparation. I actually do miss cooking though. I am so looking forward to the first week I feel really good so I can make all of our favorites that we haven’t had in weeks.
A kind soul at church brought a package of Preggie Pop Drops on Sunday and gave them to David for me. (I haven’t been to church in weeks and weeks.) Those things are amazing!
Today was the first time we actually looked at BABY STUFF. We had to go to Office Max and Hobby Lobby for a few things so we walked over to Burlington and went through the baby department. Gee, do I want a girl!!! There are just toooooooo many cute little girl outfits!!!!! I keep hoping girl, but thinking boy. Probably just a way of not getting my hopes up. But, as I told David, maybe God wants us to raise up a godly young man who won’t be a bonehead in his attitudes towards women and will bless some woman someday! But I’m still thinking PINK!!!
We’ve briefly discussed baby names, but haven’t spent much time on it because it seems kind of pointless when you don’t even know what you are having. I have to say that it is hard to find names though, especially after having been a teacher and just being older. Most of our family members and friends have multiple children so there are lots of names “taken”. And after being a teacher, a LOT of names have memories associated with them so it makes names unappealing. I’m not into trendy names and I don’t want my child to be one of a dozen -insert popular name here-. I like the fact that I have a unique name and I want that for my child as well (without being outlandishly out of date). We have a front runner for a girl’s name, but no idea for a boy. We won’t tell anyone the name until after the baby is born. That way if people don’t like it, too bad for them and they probably won’t say anything at that point. I don’t want to run names by people and have them go “I don’t like that name” and then choose that name and remember that they didn’t like that name. So the name will be a secret!
About the only thing I’ve felt like doing the past few days is cross stitching. I thoroughly enjoy it so I’ve been working on a Christmas stocking for the baby. After so many weeks of feeling like I have accomplished NOTHING, it is nice to put it down at the end of the day and see something actually accomplished.
Blessings to all!