Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Holding Pattern

So, I had a doctor's appointment this morning and got to hear the baby's heartbeat! That was exciting! Other than that, I don't have anything else too important to report. Although my pants are tighter, I do not have what I would consider a baby bump yet - it just looks like I've eaten too many carbs (which, I probably have). Just waiting out this last stretch of the first trimester.

My due date is May 17th - one day before our 9 year anniversary. And, a few weeks after my husband finishes his master's degree. He is only in 1 class this semester so he has to take 3 in the Spring to graduate then. Needless to say, it's going to be a busy time. We are going to try to get as much done (nursery, classes, etc...) before he starts that 3 nights a week class schedule!

Food aversions and cravings are as weird as ever. Last Thursday I was sitting at work at about 3:00 and was starving! I had already eaten all of the food I brought for the day. Working at a food company, I do have access to our brands of snacks during the day but for the most part I try to stay away from that. Not that my cravings are that much better! At that time, the only thing that would satisfy me were fries from McDonald's and one of their fruit smoothies. I figure the fruit offsets the fries! So, I ran out and got some, quickly eating the fries in my car before I got back! Doesn't it make you wonder what kind of chemicals they put in their fries to make you want their fries instead of say Wendy's?

Jon's class is on Mondays right now, so I consider myself on my own for dinner on those nights. It's hard enough to cook for two let alone one! I can usually satisfy myself with a bowl of cereal those nights. This past Monday, I was craving Olive Garden's bread sticks dipped in their alfredo sauce and some of their salad. The closest Olive Garden for me is about 20 miles. I thought that would be a little excessive to go there. So I ended up at Panera Bread for their signature mac and cheese. Have you tried it yet? It's pretty darn good with a hunk of their bread on the side. But as I sat there eating it, I wondered why I just paid $8 for this when I could have made Kraft at home for $1. Oh well, such odd things pregnancy makes you do.

Speaking of Panera, last weekend we bought a loaf of their Asiago Cheese bread. Ummm, I only got one slice of that bread. In the course of 24 hours, my husband ate the whole thing! Who's the pregnant person here?!?!??! Maybe he is already trying to sympathize with my symptoms.

Anyway, just a few funny tidbits I thought I'd share......


lorelei said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

omg too funny!
I love that you got to hear the heart beat. That is so exciting, I bet.
I think the food things will get worse. I'll never forget the time that we went to a family wedding when my sister in law was pregnant and she made us take her to KFC because the only thing she could fathom eating was the mashed potatoes and gravy and she was feeling wicket sick until she finally got the first bite in. It was hilarious. I can't wait to be pregnant.

lorelei said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wicket= WICKED> good one lor

TesoriTrovati said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I ate two oranges every single day that I was pregnant with my first. I remember going to the grocery store and buying oranges by the bags. I ran into my priest there one day and got the oddest look from him. And today? My son hates oranges. Must be he got enough vitamin C to last him a lifetime.

Keep doing healthy things now to be prepared. Fries are yummy, but I have never been the same since I had my kids and wished that I had been more diligent about eating and sleeping and exercising.

Enjoy the day, Heather!

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Congratulations on the heartbeat! After hearing my son's for the first time I remember thinking "okay, this is REALLY happening now."

I never had morning sickness or cravings - just totally lost all interest in food or eating for the first 3 months. I actually LOST weight during my pregnancy!