Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Pregnancy brain

Yes, it is true, Ryan is going to be a big brother! We are ofcourse excited and nervous and all of those things, including sick and exhausted (mostly me). My EDD is April 11, though that has some leeway due to some other weird things, but I"ll know more after September 8th and my first ultrasound. If anything it will be earlier...not later. No way. Been there and done that.

The pregnancy brain seems to be alive and kicking this early in the game, which I do not remember with Ryan. Something else I don't remember, or actually I know for a fact, was that at this point (almost 8 wks) I could still wear my normal clothes. I distinctly remember what I wore to my first appointment at 10 wks and there was nothing maternity about it. I made Ethan get the rubbermaid tubs out of the garage so I could have some comfortable shorts/capris. I'm embarassed. At this stage we hadn't even told anybody last time. We wanted to wait to see a heartbeat and were very cautious. Plus, it was easier being 600 miles away. I had to tell my family yesterday because I was feeling sick almost all the time and knew I was going to need their help, didn't want them to think I was a contagious freak, and the fact that I looked heavier. So there it is.

I have been doing some weird things lately that I wanted to blog about, but then realized they would make no sense unless you knew I was pregnant, so I didn't. But now I can share the weirdness of me. Like how last week at 11:30 pm I was up watching the Olympics and eating salsa. Or that I was up at midnight last night watching HGTV and eating potato rosemary bread.

And something I totally screwed up yesterday. I took a nap while Ryan napped, then bolted awake remembering I needed to make a lasagna for a friend that just had a baby. I had already gone to the store earlier in the day and had a salad and french bread. The hamburger was thawed, I had whole wheat noodles. I was ready, though a bit late on the start time for a delivery of 5:00. As I was putting the lasagna together, the mozzarella smelled weird to me. The expiration date was October so I tried to let it go, but I couldn't. I kept telling myself it was just my taste buds/nose from being sick and being pregnant. I even put the completed lasagna in the oven, only to turn it off. I couldn't risk someone getting sick. I had thawed enough meat to make a lasagna for us, and started browing that. I was going to use a different cheese that smelled fine to me. Its a 4 cheese mexican style but it would work. Then I went uptairs...and forgot I was browning hamburger. I came back down to see a a burnt patty of hamburger. I'm awesome. I called the local italian deli and ordered some lasagna and raviolis. I was just a mess.

So, for the 3 of you out there, this is how its gonna be for the next 7 months. Are you ready?


Lizzie Fish said...


Our Family of Four said...

Hilarious... not the pregnancy the lasagne part :o) YEAH for baby 2! Hope you aren't sick too much longer the preggo brain is probably gonna last and turn into sleep deprived brain. Right Liz? So worth it though. Congrats!!!!

Kalyn said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SOOOOOO happy for you!!! How exciting!!!!!! THis is going to be great! I love everybody else having babies.... and it not being me!! :)

Judy said...

AHHHHHH! Congratulations! That's awesome! I'm so incredibly happy for you guys. Ryan is going to be a great big brother.

Got nuthin' but luvvvvvv for y'all. (k, I know, I need to get out of NC!)

McCoyFamily said...

Yeah, Congratulations!!!!!