So it's been almost 6 months now so I know it's time for an update. I'll start with some things that I've learned thus far.
Lessons that pregnancy has taught me thus far.
You can never pee on too many sticks when doing so makes that sweet positive sign. It’s like getting a “GREAT JOB” every time.
My husband can’t keep a secret.
The only thing that sucks worse than constant nausea is when it is coupled with fatigue.
My body is no longer under my control – tired? Forget the caffeine and Redbull, just sleep. Allergies? Deal with it. Hungry? THERE IS NO IGNORING IT! In the middle of a meeting? The gas and burps can not be contained.
My body is no longer recognizable– currently my breasts are being consumed by giant areolas that I can’t help but stare at in fascination. You could bounce a quarter off my stomach, which despite all my vain efforts has never been a flat, tight surface.
Knowing is different than experiencing. You can absorb as much information as other Moms, the Internet, your sister and Doctors are willing to tell you, but not until you have experienced any of it do you have a strong realization that words fall short and the descriptions of things like morning sickness and pregnancy fatigue are akin to describing a bullet wound as a scratch.
I am tired of being “cute”. I suddenly empathize with any adult that has a cherubic face, kid-like features or any other quality that one might describe as such.How are you supposed to feel good about yourself when you are just so DARN CUTE! I know there could be worse things but PLEASE the next time you see me, don't say I look CUTE. Any other positive reinforcement will suffice. If it isn't positive, be prepareed. I have discovered hormones make me disgustingly passive aggressive.
And finally on a positive note - Actually SEEING the baby move is one of the most amazing things I’ve witnessed thus far.
Things Husband has learned:
Do not hide chocolate from your pregnant wife.
Do not reference your pregnant wife’s moodiness by saying you hope she gets something to eat soon.
Be careful how you reference your pregnant wife's current size. No matter how positive you paint the picture she will hone in on the word BIG.
There really is something growing in my belly (besides my appetite) He saw it kick this week.