Thursday, June 04, 2009

a few pregnancy related items

*We heard the baby's heartbeat for the first time yesterday! It was even more amazing than I expected.

*We're finding out the sex of the baby on July 1st. I'd like to say I could keep it a secret, but as I've learned in the past, I'm not very good at keeping my own secrets. (I am good at keeping other people's secrets, so fear not, if you've told me a secret, it's locked up safe in the vault.)

*I can't remember the last time I had a pimple. My face is loving pregnancy

*The bouts of nausea are almost completely gone.

*The exhaustion is lessening.

*My love of fruits and vegetables has grown exponentially in the last 16 weeks. I could eat them constantly. Here is a list of fruits and vegetables I ate today: banana on my cereal; a chicken sandwich with yellow pepper, cucumber, tomato, and avacado; broccoli; a salad with romaine, spinach, yellow pepper, tomatoes, cucumbers, and strawberries. And I'd love a kiwi right now.

*There's definitely a bit of a belly, but so far it just looks like a pudgy belly, not a pregnant belly.

*It's still kinda weird to look down and see that belly.

*Since I've realized how incredibly expensive baby things are, I'm becoming an even bigger fan of gently used items. Got anything you want to sell?

*I've decided to see a nurse-midwife instead of my Ob-Gyn when we get home and I'm really excited about it. If you had asked me two years ago to make this switch I would've said "absolutely not, no way, no how."

*I've heard now is the time some people start feeling their babies kick, so I'm paying very close attention. Nothing yet.

*Though it's a ways off, I'm stoked about the idea of going jogging with our baby. Well, I guess I already do go jogging with our baby.

*Sometimes I wonder if the baby hates it when I go jogging. Must be a bumpy ride for him

*If I didn't have such an awesome husband who makes me rest and stops me from doing too much, I'd be way more exhausted than I am.

*I'm experiencing a miracle, right inside my own body.

*OK, so that was more than just a few items, but oh well.


Shannon said...

I bet baby Murphy loves it when you jog - like rocking in the ocean :)

Anonymous said...

I agree. Your just rocking him to sleep. And you know he loves the veggies and fruit!!! Thanks for the update it helps to feel connected being way across the ocean!!! Has James had any cravings??

I'm Jennifer said...

Shannon, I'm liking your theory!

No cravings for James yet, I'll be on the look-out for any that might appear!