Sunday, August 12, 2007

Expecting, but not...

The list of unexpected experiences in my life seems to grow daily with the biggest "unexpected" being the baby in my belly! With that surprise came the biggest surprise of all... what pregnancy is really like. I don't know what I was expecting, but it wasn't this.

Morning sickness, what a misnomer! More like all day and night sickness! Maybe husbands made up the name morning sickness to make pregnant women feel guilty for complaining past noon. Perhaps the saddest part of all is that my current queasy existence has caused grocery shopping and seeing certain commercials to become a gut wrenching experience. Even sadder still is the list of foods that have become "untouchables".
  • Macaroni and Cheese - Yes, for those of you who know me well, know that I"m a big fan of the blue box. Maybe it's because my family made Velveeta shells and cheese when I was a child and I suffer from a powered cheese product deficiency, but normally, I can't get enough of the stuff. Now, I look at it and gag.
  • Onions - usually delicious, now, even a sliver disgusts me.
  • Pizza - Now pizza, I was not giving up without a fight. In fact, I've had it 3 times since being preggers, and it's never stayed in my tummy for long. It's depressing, really!

Where's the pregnancy glow? Unless the glow is greenish, I don't think I've made it there yet. Because of the sickies, I've lost between 9 - 11 lbs according to our scale at home (depending on the time of day I weigh). However, the weird thing is, I can't tell I've lost ANY weight. If anything, my pants are tighter, my shirts fit about the same. So where is this missing weight coming from? Strange!

At least at this stage RG gets a perk... I don't complain about him leaving the seat up. In fact, it's kind of courteous because it's one less thing I have to do between kneeling and holding my hair back.

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