Saturday, March 13, 2010

Weeks 13 and 14

Some people have been asking how my pregnancy is going. And to be honest, I think it's going great! I haven't had any morning sickness at all. I lost my appetite for a long time and just wasn't hungry ever. It was a struggle to eat because nothing really sounded good. I did have some chicken early on and it was the most disgusting thing I'd ever eaten, so for right now, chicken is out. Other than that, I haven't really had any real food cravings or nausea. My appetite has since come back full force. Tonight, for instance, it started out with a strawberry banana milkshake, 2.5 hot dogs, Cheetos, pasta salad, and 2 or 3 pickles (I lost count). And I could probably go for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but I better not press it too much.

I was super tired pretty much the whole first trimester. It didn't matter how much sleep I got, it was never enough. It wasn't that "Ahhh that was a great 12 hour sleep; I feel great!" It was always, "ugh, I can't even get out of bed and function correctly" kind of tiredness. Thankfully I don't work outside the home, so I was able to sleep as often as my body needed. Working pregnant women are my new heroes!

As far as cravings go, Nuge is the one that is getting all of them. His favorite dish right now is Chicken Ramen (blech), Rotel, scrambled eggs, mayo, Tabasco sauce, and some seasonings all mixed together either in a bowl or on a sandwich. Either way, it looks and smells disgusting!

I spend most of my days in lounge pants and t shirts since I find jeans restricting even when I'm not pregnant. So I never realized how pregnant I looked until I put on a maternity dress for a funeral last week. I was like, "Woah! I'm pregnant!" So now, I've graduated to maternity clothes that I'm sharing with my sister, who just happens to be pregnant too. We started taking pictures at 13 weeks, then again this week at 14.

Those were at 13 weeks.

And those were at 14 weeks. And yes, I am aware that they are stretched, so I look bigger than I really am. It was either that, or you were gonna have to turn your head to the side to see it. So just pretend I'm not stretched.

Also, people keep asking if I know if I'm having a boy or a girl. Yes, I'm having a boy or a girl. Which one? I'm not sure, but I know it will be at least one of those. We are not finding out the sex until he/she comes out and says, "Here it is." Or "Here it isn't." So later on, I'll have a fun survey you can take to let me know which gender you think we are having.

On Wednesday, we heard the heart beat again. It was like music to my ears! I have yet to have an ultrasound and I'm still back and forth on if I want to get one or not. We probably will just because I know the Nuge side of the family will want to see their grand baby, and I'm sure my parents wouldn't mind either. But we just aren't sure when we'll do that yet.

So there it is. My pregnancy, so far, in a nutshell. Come back (if you're interested) to find out how the rest is going. I'll try to keep it as updated as possible.