Fox and Broom

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Archive for the month “April, 2010”

Bottomless Pit

Last week, I experienced the most incredible sense of hunger that I have ever felt. Seriously. I would a eat a pretty good meal and still feel like I was starving. There was even a morning where my body made me wake up an hour earlier than usual because I was so hungry. I have been trying to think if I had experienced this with my first one, and I don’t think I did. At least not in the 1st trimester, and I know I never woke up early because I needed to eat. I remember I was just fine at work with a baggie of Cheerios or Kix and a pear or an apple, along with a normal lunch. I also seem to require more meat than last time. I feel really off-balance if I don’t eat something with beef in it during the day, preferably at lunch.

My hunger hasn’t been quite so severe the past few days. I think the bump was just having a growth spurt. Which is another difference. I am already wearing maternity clothes, while with my first pregnancy I did not wear maternity clothes until I was in my 2nd tri.

My first doctor appt will be this upcoming Thursday 😀 I am really excited about it. I have learned that setting a doc appt in this area is not an easy thing to do. I know there is not much they can do before 12 weeks, but I had hoped to see someone before I was 12 weeks along. Especially since it will be with a doc I have never met and will have to go through the whole LOOOOONG preliminary process. Bleh. I will just have to be as prepared as possible so I can shorten that part of it. I just want to hear the heartbeat. I want my son to hear the baby’s heartbeat.

So. Now for the part of pregnancy that annoys me. Other people. “Are you hoping for a boy or a girl?” “Are you going to have more?” “Are you going to breastfeed or bottle feed?” Now, I have been guilty of asking the 2nd question. Once. The lady in question is an awesome mommy and I was curious as to her future intentions.

The first question is just dumb. I really hate it. What does it matter? Personally, I just hope my kiddo is healthy. Sure it would be nice to have 1 boy and 1 girl, but I have no problems with 2 boys. I have known enough people who have had problematic pregnancies that I am just thankful for a healthy child. I have also known people who had actually gotten too into this sort of subject, and were then bitter towards their children for not being the opposite gender. I know it is crazy, but these people were crazy.
I suspect it is my disdain with this very question that makes me happy to NOT find out if I am having a boy a or a girl. I also think there are too few mysteries left and I love surprises. It also drives people NUTS . Hehe. I do get a kick out of the surprise it gives people when they ask what I am having and I tell them I am not finding out.

The second question is just kind of personal… and people have been asking me that question since before my first son was a bump in the belly. It just annoys me.

The third question…. grrrr. If you do not really want to know, then do not ask. I will breastfeed if possible. If that disgusts you, then don’t ask that kind of question. I am not militant about it. I do not flaunt it. I believe nursing a baby is a special moment between the 2 of you. I treasure the memories I have of nursing my son and am looking forward to doing the same with this one.

Hmmm. How did it go? Um yeah. About that plan…

So no “walking with light jogging” today. I did do a lot of housework type stuff, which is pretty tiring all by itself. No nausea today (yay!), but am worried about tomorrow hehe. I will not be hiking the Mountain tomorrow as I am going fishing. I am really looking forward to it and am hoping I will not vomit. I will be packing some plastic bags just in case.

The start of a new type of blog.

So. I’ve been sick. First it was some sort of crud that made me miserable. Runny nose, congested, cough like you wouldn’t believe (unless you have had bronchitis, then you would believe it), sinuses so clogged up they made my teeth hurt. It was a miserable time. I got over that and went immediately into morning sickness. I never realized how easy I had it with my first pregnancy. I had a little nausea with Sol, maybe threw up 3 times, got sick at the smell of gas, and couldn’t stomach tomatoes. That was it. This kid is making me nauseous almost all of the time. I had a free pass yesterday with no morning sickness, but made up for it today with a double dose. All I can say is that it is a good thing I have plastic bags in my car…

I have also discovered that I do not do well with most sweet things, coconut, or chicken. I am craving beef like it is going out style and am in love with kiwis and strawberries. Could be worse. I do mourn the chicken as that is one of the big staples of my diet. It can be cooked up in so many different ways and goes so well with so many things.

I have slacked off of my exercising in a shameful way. I am going to post a list of what I hope to accomplish every day of the week:

Sunday: Hike B- Mountain (approx 5 mile round trip)

Monday: Walk with some jogging

Tuesday: Yoga

Wednesday: Walking

Thursday: Walk with some jogging

Friday: Yoga

Saturday: Walk with some jogging

The slight jogging is my attempt to keep up a little bit with the C25K program. I will not attempt any 5K’s while pregnant, but if I can handle a little jogging, I will keep doing that.

I have already started to wear maternity clothes… I was in my 2nd trimester with Sol before I got maternity clothes. At this moment, I am about 9 weeks along. I’ve heard subsequent pregnancies do show up a lot earlier. I guess I wasn’t expecting to be this uncomfortable this early on heh.

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