I originally thought that when I got pregnant I would want to write down everything. I thought I'd have a plethora of blog content - no more thinking what should I write about. There is some truth to this - I have tons I want to write about. Tons I want to share. Tons I want to remember. But truthfully - what I am lacking tons of - is time! Between nesting at home and nesting at work - this mama bird just doesn't have the energy to open blogger and type down her thoughts.
But as I approach the 20 weeks mark tomorrow - halfway through my pregnancy - I've been thinking just how fast this experience is going to pass by. So I am going to make concerted effort to try and update periodically. And since Randalin asked for a B-Ho update via twitter - I decided I'd write a currently post because I am not going to commit to writing a weekly bumpdate - because I'll fail. I'm lucky if I remember to snap a picture with my phone of my rapidly growing uterus/fetus. Because let's be serious - that belly is big!
currently lovingFruit! It's unbelievable the amount of fruit I consume. Oranges in particular. Mandarin oranges. Navel oranges. Tangerines. And frozen mangoes. And frozen strawberries. And grapefruit. Seriously it doesn't matter. I am not sure how healthy a strict diet of fruit is - but it's probably better than craving things like dirt or paint chips! I am sure my fruit obsession has attributed to my current lack of weight gain. Up to last week I had only gained 4 pounds. Mind you I was packing a few extra pounds prepregnancy, thanks to my dear friend Carl(sberg) (p.s. I miss you) but...I was concerned. My midwife quickly told me that there was no need to weigh myself - I mean she never weighs me. She basically told me I should toss out my scale.
Oh I am also loving that we got to see B-Ho for the second time last week. Everything looked good - or at least I was led to believe. We saw the heart - all four chambers. We saw B-Ho swallow (twice). We saw two arms and two legs. And the sonographer told us the sex - well her best educated guess - and she guessed due to the lack of boy parts that B-Ho is most likely 60% girl.
currently wishingThat B-Ho is healthy. We had our anatomical scan last Tuesday - and though everything appeared to be normal I still have that worry that something could be wrong. I haven't heard from the midwife yet - so I am going on the theory that no news is good news. I have suspicions that this feeling of worry for baby probably never goes away.
currently cravingBesides oranges? Cool Whip - with fruit obviously. And Chinese Food. Not authentic Chinese food - but the like sweet and sour chicken balls. Egg rolls. There was a decent place around here - but it's been closed for renovations since before I got pregnant. I am hesitant to try another place. So I might have to make Steve take me to the Mandarin this afternoon to kick this. Actually that sounds like a fabulous idea.
currently missingI promise I won't get into my laundry list of things I miss since becoming pregnant. But there are a lot of things I miss. Like my regular clothes. My wardrobe is pretty lame these days. Maternity clothes are crazy expensive - and seriously the selection isn't that great. And let's be honest - all I really want to wear are my sweat pants. Sadly that doesn't fly in an office setting. I desperately need another shopping trip.
I'm also missing beer. I miss coming home from work and relaxing on the couch with a beer. Or even going out with friends for a few drinks. I'll be packing one in my hospital bag for sure.
And one last thing - I miss having a normal appetite. I am so picky now. I'll start cooking something and then realize halfway through that I don't want to eat it. Food aversions are the worst. Much worse than cravings. One day I love something - the next day I hate it. It makes grocery shopping incredibly difficult. At least I can rely on my constant desire for oranges. It's so baffling. Can you overdose on natural vitamin C? I've eaten enough oranges that it's caused me to throw up. I'm like a junkie.
currently worryingAbout everything! I think this is a mothers job - to worry. But really I am worried that we won't have the house ready for when the baby arrives. I know how much of a procrastinator I am so I am worried that we won't have everything bought. I worry enough that I dream about setting up nurseries - though this could be from the amount of searching I do Pinterest. Seriously - I worry about everything. Google and I are as thick as thieves. We were before - but I think I've taken the relationship to the next level. I've searched the most ridiculous things. My search history is probably embarrassing.
And that's that. Thankfully my nausea started to fade somewhere between week 16 to 17 so I've started to finally feel human again. I still get bouts of it here and there - mostly when I wake up and when I get too hungry. I've learned to eat constantly. I've got a bit more energy - and am no longer narcoleptic. I've started to feel B-Ho move almost daily - my placenta is at the front - so I don't feel a lot of 'kicks' but I do feel a lot of big movements. It's exciting - but let's get real it's baffling that there is a human growing and living and moving inside me.
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