Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cravings and Teh Belly

I'm almost all better from the Sinus Infection That Would Not Quit. In fact, yesterday I felt so good I could hardly believe it. It was like being back from the dead.

Today, not so much. Nauseous, weak, nauseous, weak. I tried to clean the bathroom, and the combination of leaning over to scrub the tub and the smells of the (natural! green!) cleaners left me feeling woozy and sick. And then a bunch of trash cans needed emptying, and their contents were a little more pungent than I could handle. Ahem. But still- other than a few bizarre throwing up incidents that kind of hit me out of the blue, I have been doing much better, in terms of nausea, than I was a few weeks ago. I have hope that it really will end with the first trimester and the summer will be nothing but nesting and eating for two to my heart's content.
(EDIT: Hah hah hah. Should've known better than to gloat about feeling better. Today ended up being steadily downhill; the grand finale found me barfing in my hand as I ran for the bathroom. For my next trick, I will perhaps puke in your handbag!)

I keep fantasizing about all the delicious salads I want to eat so badly but can't stomach right now: a REAL Caesar salad, my favorite goat cheese/fruit/walnut salad, even just a good old cheese and egg and baco-bit and ranch dressing concoction... I love salad. But right now all I ever seem to want is turkey sandwiches. For reals, I have one at least once a day. Toasted bread, shaved turkey breast (and yes, I gave up on heating it a long time ago, listeriosis be... darned) provolone and cheddar cheese, honey mustard and lettuce. Works every time. I feel like I'm eating a lot, or at least, very frequently, but so far I actually haven't gained more than a pound or two (coughcough more like four on the doctor's scale coughcough.) My tummy, however, is no longer flat even in the mornings:




I am so excited to find out what the baby's sex is. I wonder if we'll find out a little early like with Eli... or, heaven forbid, not at all, like with modest, legs-crossed Adelay! A lot of how the bedrooms will get rearranged depends on baby's gender and who will be sharing with whom, so I can't start doing much about that until we know. I do so love to have projects to work on while I'm pregnant to make the time pass!

Although, I don't know that I'm all that anxious for the months to pass this time around. It kind of feels like it's going fast already, and I'm frankly quite intimidated at the prospect of three kids all day long! Pregnancy may be uncomfortable, but at least the baby is safe and sound and happy (one hopes) in there, and doesn't need nursing and burping and changing every two hours. Once it comes out, everything changes. Again! And then a year or so from its birth, of course, we will wonder what was ever so hard about ONLY two kids.

I did at least manage to get Adelay registered for preschool, which is she very excited about, so it won't be all three kids ALL day long. Bonus: it's afternoon preschool, which means I won't have to get myself and three kids packed up immediately following breakfast. I mean, let's face it: given my usual morning productivity, I'll be lucky to have my TEETH brushed before noon most days.

15 comments:

Hillary said...

Oh you are just too cute!

bananafana said...

What a cute belly!!! I would love not to have to get anyone ready early in the mornings. JEALOUS

Fran said...

It seemed like the pregnancy test was still warm when my tummy popped out with #3. Glad to hear lots of normal (but still wonderful and miraculous) happenings with you!

d e v a n said...

Cute belly! coughcoughIntelligendercoughcough

Michelle said...

What a cute baby bump. Love it!

parkingathome said...

How cute are you? I'm so excited for you, SO EXCITED

Shelly Overlook said...

I have to agree, this is SO exciting to see your belly!!

Jana said...

What a cute little belly! Love it!

Mommy Daisy said...

You look so great, Sarah! I'm glad that you're feeling a little better and things are going well.

I have not made the decision for preschool yet, but I better get on it. Where are you sending Addy? Zachariah is probably going somewhere if I can still get him in. He's excited about it too. I guess it's time.

Katy said...

YAY belly!

AFternoon preschool? That is so totally awesome. Knowing my luck they'll want Charlie at school at the crack of dawn.

Jess said...

Oh look at you and your adorable little belly! So sweet!

Mimi said...

Look at your little belly! How awesome. I also can't wait to find out if you're having a boy or a girl. So hurry up, right?

Pickles and Dimes said...

Your belly is so cute! Glad everything is going well. I'm going to guess the baby will be a girl. :)

artemisia said...

The belly!

Shelly said...

Oh, I totally puked in my trash can AT WORK the last time I was pregnant. So no shame on puking in your hand at home!

And your little bitty belly looks adorable!