Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Pregnancy Blog with Cat Pictures

I have learned something recently. Pregnant women really aren't that clever. Once someone is pregnant, they don't really try to be funny or friendly. At least that is my experience; with myself. That's right, it's time to let it out. I am currently 15 weeks pregnant and the Mr and I are very excited about it. The current due date is July 7. Honestly, I am not an odd numbers person so 7.7.13 doesn't really jive with me but I am learning to embrace it. Plus, the chances Baby will actually be born on that day are minimal but then again, 7.5.13 or 7.3.13 aren't that cool either.

Golly, see what I mean, pregnant women (or this pregnant woman) just kinda complains. Which is why I haven't been keeping up on my blog.

However, I started this post for you back in November when Mr Pepperworth and I found out I was pregnant (we don't do the whole "we" are pregnant thing. We both think it is silly). So, I am going to let my younger 2012 self take over for a bit:

I am writing this before anyone knows. Hopefully I don't push the "publish" button in the next two months. Because you aren't supposed to know before then.

But, Mr Peps and I are going to have a Baby Pepperworth!

11/10 - Right now I am 6 weeks and I am not really feeling this whole pregnancy thing. I am tired, like, all.the.time. I have to force myself to go running in the mornings. And recently, I have had terrible food aversions. It is so bad that tonight I wanted Top Ramen! I mean, what the fuck is wrong with me? Instead, I tried to trick myself by making homemade Top Ramen and it totally worked. It was so good. But, I still am not feeling that well. I have a feeling the next 4 weeks are going to kick my ass. Here's to hoping I get energy, stop craving pizza, and that having my uterus grow into the size of a grapefruit isn't painful.

11/18 - Argh, this kid sure is messing with my hormones. I am sickly about 80% of the day. Last week I was at least able to force myself to work out. This week, not so much. I did workout twice but that was just me taking advantage of that 20% of the day when I didn't feel like I should puke. I wish I could live in my sweat pants right now. Well, I am on the weekends, I can tell you that much. I haven't actually gotten sick yet but I got really really close yesterday when I turned on the oven to cook something (tots, der) and something started burning off on the bottom of the oven. The smell made me have to sit on the couch with ginger ale. Pregnancy is the best!

11/21 - Laughter is seriously the best medicine. Last night I was not feeling well, surprise, and so I watched some America's Funniest Home videos. For those that know me well, I effing love that show. I laughed until I cried and afterward, I didn't feel sick or even tired for the rest of the evening. That seriously has not happened in the last 3 weeks. Hallelujah!
In other news, Mr Pepperworth and I are telling our families this weekend about baby. I am so excited I can barely hold it in any longer!! It will be fun to see their happiness and surprise.

12/1 - Tonight I wanted Red Robin for dinner. Argh, what is wrong with me (I know, I keep saying that)? At least I still have the decency to realize that no, I won't drop everything and rush to Red Robin in a frantic state pushing my way into a booth and eating 4 baskets of the bottomless french fries. Not to mention, a milkshake sounds good too! But, as you can tell, my appetite has semi come back. While I still generally feel ill, eating something whether it be joe joes or carrots usually makes me feel better. I started exercising again this week but I still have a hard time motivating myself to do it. It is more forcing myself because the dog needs to get outside or I know the baby will appreciate the sore muscles.
Oh yes, and we told the families about our bebeh and they were quite happy. They know our hippy kid will be precious and probably pushy so they all look forward to the little one.

1/3 - We had our first midwife appointment today. We really like our midwife team and we plan on having Baby at the local birthing center which is pretty great. We heard Baby's heartbeat for the first time and that was pretty rad. Our next appointment will be in February. We will also find out the sex in February.

1/11 - My boss (I hate calling her that because she is more like a co-worker because we work so well together but really she is my boss) gave me some baby things along with a fetal doppler. When she handed it to me, she said, "Don't be alarmed if you don't find a heartbeat." So, of course, when I got home, one of the first things I did was try the doppler. I couldn't find the heartbeat. I wasn't alarmed or worried or anything, just disappointed. But, because I was determined, I tried later in the evening and got it. Baby is sure sitting really low still.

1/17 - I tried the baby doppler again last night and it is easier to find Baby's heartbeat now.
I am feeling very well now. I started working out for at least 30 minutes (but most days 45-hour) 5 days a week. Some days are harder than others but I am determined to do it because pregnancies with exercise usually go better and I would like mine to go quite well thankyouverymuch. My midwife even said my uterus will be healthier. So, that's cool. A healthy uterus sounds pretty good. My only complaint right now is that I feel that the people who usually annoy me a little, annoy me a lot right now. I am not sure if I am generally fed up with dealing with people or if it is my hormones. I think it is my hormones though because I was close to crying about it the other day. HAH! It made me want to laugh/cry because I am so ridiculous. It makes work interesting sometimes.

There you have it. My pregnancy announcement and all the information about my feelings you would EVER want to know.

Hopefully, with this being out, I can focus on being my regular blogging self but, we'll see. If it turns into a baby blog with cats thrown in the mix, I apologize now. I'll do my best to be more diverse.