Monday, June 22, 2009

Adventures in Pregnancy

Helllloooooo 2nd trimester! How very exciting to be here! I feel like we have checked a huge milestone off the list. I wish I could say I was feeling better, but let me share with you how I kicked off the 2nd tri...

Sean & I went out for a quick dinner at Ch.ipotle last night. I have only had it twice since I got pg and it has definitely left me gaggy in the past, but I thought that had more to do with my chicken aversion than anything else. I am only feeling luke warm about red meat and chicken is an absolute no, so I played it safe and ordered a veggie burrito bowl. It was a beautiful night so we decided to dine on the patio. We are eating and chatting when all the sudden my stomach started flipping and churning. I held my hand up for Sean to be quiet and he must have known because he said, "There is a trash can right behind you!" I bolted from my seat and promptly horfed into the public trash can. So much fun, I cannot even tell you. Needless to say, I threw away the rest of my dinner and Chi.potle is off the list for me. Sean said I turned 3 shades of green before all the color drained from my face completely. We had a good laugh about it later! I have no idea what my body rejected about it, but the baby is clearly not a fan! Thank goodness Chipot.le was not a Father's Day dining hot spot and there were not too many people around. It was still embarrassing though.

The night before we dined at our favorite Greek place and I almost lost it there too, but that was directly related to tempting fate and eating a bite of chicken. I have always been a morning barfer so this past week of evening sickness is messing with my head. My food aversions definitely seem worse and barfing in public is definitely a new low for me! So much for the 2nd tri! :)

Sean had a nice Daddy-to-be Day. I bought him a digital picture frame for his office and we went out to lunch and to buy new cell phones. He got an iphone and he is enamored with it! I don't think he put it down all day. He even downloaded the pregnancy app - too cute! I finally got a phone with a full keyboard and even though I am lusting after his phone, I am pretty happy with mine too. We also decided to poke around Babies R Us a bit after lunch. We had fun looking at all the gear and deciding what we might like. You should have seen us trying to get the infant seats out of the strollers - we are hopeless! Sean found a teeny-tiny jean skirt that had him all
a-twitter. He thought it was the cutest thing he had ever seen. I have waited so long to wish my husband a Happy Father's Day - it was like a dream come true. I cannot even imagine what next year will be like when our son or daughter is here to celebrate with Daddy!

In other news, I finally changed the title of my blog and updated some info in the side bar! Big accomplishments for a self-proclaimed blog slacker!

I am also very excited to tell you that my best friend, Amanda, is also pregnant! Not only are we pregnant at the same time, we are due just 10 days apart! It is a girl's dream to share a huge milestone in her life with her best friend. I do pity our husbands though. We are going to be a site to behold!

In other pregnancy news, there are BFPs to celebrate so pop on over and visit Sprogblogger and Bella and share in their happy news!

We have a wedding to go to this weekend and I have NO idea what I am going to wear. I am also nervous about my new "barfing-in-public-while-dining" trick. Can you imagine??? Oh the horror! I would DIE!

Less than 3 weeks to go before I go off of Estrace and Endometrin. I have no idea why, but my RE wanted me to stay on them until 16 weeks. It feels like overkill to me, but I'll do what I gotta do!

Ok, I have not done one of these in a few weeks, so, in honor of the 2nd tri, here is my summary...

How am I feeling? I think we have covered that in detail ;) I have been sleeping A LOT - 12 hours on some nights minus the 10 trips to the bathroom.

Milestones: Second trimester - woo-hooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What is Ralphie up to? He or she is about the size of a peach and weighs around 1oz. The baby may be sucking its thumb and is practicing breathing in & out.

What am I craving? Pizza, pizza, & more pizza! Honey nut Cheerios.

Aversions: Chicken and Chipotle

What do I miss? My sex drive is still MIA. Hoping it will kick into high gear as I get into 2nd tri! I think coming off the Estrace will help too! Hoping, hoping, hoping ;)

What am I looking forward to? Oh! So much! I am so excited about this trimester. I can't wait to feel the first flutters & movement! Registering, the big u/s (even though we are not finding out the gender), getting a distinct baby bump, & feeling better (hopefully) just to name a few things!

That about wraps it up! Despite the m/s, I am overjoyed to be pregnant and trying to enjoy every moment. It feels more real every single day and I am looking forward to all the milestones that await. Thank you all for sharing this journey with me...

29 comments:

Sprogblogger said...

Love the new blog title, and thanks for the shoutout! Hope the nausea subsudes - that sounds seriously un-fun.

poppy.f.seed said...

your father's day sounds lovely(other than ch.ipotle episode) Just wait a week or two, you'll probably improve. My new thing if something agrees with me is that it comes out (sorry, tmi) the other end, within 30 minutes. Ick and yuck. But, like nausea, it passes quickly and then I feel fine.
Clearly, pregnancy makes us unable to deal with certain foods. If only we knew what, exactly!

Meant to be a mom said...

Awe, I'm sorry to hear you lost it at chipotle. That has to be embarrassing. But its all worth it.
Congrats on your 2nd tri-mester!!! Thats so exciting. I'm glad your doing good and your bff is prego with you, how fun. Keep enjoying!

Barefoot said...

Congrats on kicking off the second trimester! Sorry to hear about the continuing sickness -- I have thought that I'd been rounding the corner a couple of times, too, only to have a TERRIBLE day the next day. But pizza usually solves everything. :)

piecemeal people said...

I just had to (literally) choke down a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. Seriously - what's safer than peanut butter and jelly?!?

The nausea went away for me in the second trimester last time, but the food aversion, unfortunately, did not. I still can't stand the smell of blue cheese dressing, and Nolan will be four in November!

ashley said...

If you feel any better, I have avoided all food places this entire time I have been pregnant. I had terrible m/s the whole first 5 months and severe aversions to really anything that smelled remotely like any type of food that I was so afraid if we went out in public and ate that I would barf everywhere just like you did. :(. Hang in there. Mine took me quite a while to get over, but I did get over it. Thank goodness. Congratulations on the second trimester. It's quite the milestone!

mylifechronicles said...

Congrats on the big milestone! This is so exciting. Chipotle incident does not sound fun... but hopefully it subsides. But glad to hear that you are enjoying every minute of your PG. :)

Maria (MKC101103) said...

Emily, your blog title just gave me the chills :) LOVE IT!!!!

And oh my I am so sorry to hear of your new puking in public trick. I really hope that goes away very quickly for you!!

Lisa said...

I love that you and your friend are pregnant at the same time!!!

Funny that your craving Honey Nut Cheerios! I'm craving Fruit Loops!

piecemeal people said...

Oooh...Fruit Loops...those sound good...

RMCarter said...

Hey there! First of all: I love the new blog title. I thought it sounded familar, then I looked back and saw I had suggested it for you a while back. So, great minds think alike!! :)

I am glad to read how well everything is going for you. Makes me get all misty-eyed. You deserve every drop of happiness that comes your way!!

RMCarter said...

Oh, and when it happens for me (someday), I don't want to find out the gender either. Life just doesn't have enough surprises anymore, I want to be surprised on that day. :)

The Patterson's said...

Wow! Sorry you are still getting sick...hopefully that will subside asap! Love new title! :-)

Bella said...

Thank you for your congrats, sweetie! Congrats to you on the second tri!!! I am so happy for you! I hope that nausea is soon left in the dust with the first trimester!!

Caroline said...

I am so thrilled for you and your DH. Many congratulations and enjoy the second trimester.

Jill said...

Congrats on the 2nd tri!! I'm sorry you're still sick -- I hope it subsides soon!

sweetpeanme said...

Hooray!! 1st tri down!!! two to go!! It will be here before you know it!!
So sorry about all the vomiting..that doesn't sound too fun... ;op

meinsideout said...

good to hear from you and I love the title! I hope that your sickness gets better!

MissMVK said...

Hooray for the new blog title! I'm sorry about your random barfing - I had the same thing off and on until 22 weeks. I'm hoping it ends sooner for you! I also LOVED Honey Nut Cheerios. I was obsessed with them. Thank you for updating us!!!

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ashley said...

In your response to your comment on my blog, I really didn't eat much, hence why I didn't even start gaining weight until around 16 weeks. I ate, pretty much every day, Lip.ton Noodle soup and lots of mashed potatoes. I tried to keep the food as bland and tasteless as possible. And the less the food "smelled" the better. I hope your nausea subsides soon! Hang in there!

bella1021 said...

Yeah for the 2nd tri!!!I am having a weird chicken thing too lately... granted not as much as you! Hope you start feeling a little better! Good luck with the wedding!!!

Lorza said...

sorry about the public puking. That really sucks!!! Glad you had a great father's day- how exciting what that!?!?!?!

It is amazing that you in your 2nd trimester!! YEAH!!!

Carrie said...

Hooray for the second trimester!!!! Love the new, more accurate bloggy title. So happy for you and Ralphie!

Speaking of Ralphing, sorry about the public vomiting. Vomiting sucks in private, so really, that is just extra sucky.

HUGS!!!

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mekate said...

thanks for the head's up on Mo today!
Holy crapola, how cool is that!
thank you for your sweet support and CONGRATULATIONS SECOND TRIMESTER!! WHOO HOOOO!
Seriously, what a great milestone.

and I agree with Sprog, great new title.

warmly,
kate

Clio said...

love the change in the title!! way to go! I'm so happy for you Emily. This is sure a great milestone, just hope that the sickness eases out on you and you can worry less about dining next to trash cans just in case! LOL!

Jill said...

Sorry the m/s hasn't gone away completely. That just stinks. Didn't know Sean got an iPhone. Steve is so addicted to his. I feel like an iPhone widow at times.

Did you buy a Baby Bargains book? If not, I'll mail you mine. It's invaluable when you are registering for all the stuff!

Love the new blog name!!

Jennifer said...

My BIGGEST fear about being pregnant (when I finally kick endometriosis' butt and it happens) is throwing up in public. I just think I would be overwhelmingly embarrassed. Tell me, how bad was it really? I'm hoping that I'll be so happy to be pregnant that I won't care what strangers think.