Happy Friday, people!
Y'all sure have made me feel good (emotionally) with all your checking in and wondering how I'm doing and askin' after my well-being. There is truly nothing more soothing to the ailing female soul than a concerned friend with a listening ear. Oh, and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese®. (She said very sheepishly.)
I'm still blogging my way through this first trimester at my pregnancy blog. Of course everyone who reads here is welcome there, but I'ma warn you right now that it hasn't been a picnic so far and that you should steel yourself if you decide to wander over and check it out, because it's a pregnancy diary and it gets a bit, um, raw at times. My main goal at Found A Peanut is simply to capture thoughts, milestones and day-to-day ramblings, including the un-rosy stuff, because I want it to be honest and authentic, while I carry this Peanut, so I (and both of my kids) can read it again one day and know what it was like when Mom was pregnant. I wish my own Mom had kept such a log so that I'd have had it to compare our pregnant selves and get answers to some of the questions I had while I was carrying Bean and that I have now. I don't spend much time editing or even organizing what I write - it's stream-of-consciousness all the way. And occasionally I update the Belly Gallery with a new picture of my same old un-pregnant looking but plenty-flubbery little torso. I'm due to update that today and I think I may be starting to get a little bump finally! Might just be the mac and cheese though.
If the idea of a (raw, disorganized) pregnancy diary makes you want to run screaming into the night (I can't say that I would blame you if it did!), here's some basic info to keep you up to date.
1 - Today I'm exactly 12 weeks pregnant.
2 - I got to see the Peanut in a sonogram at 9 weeks, 4 days. There was a moment during the appointment that my wonderful doctor reckoned aloud I might be carrying twins, but she quickly (upon seeing me go white and begin clutching at my chest) sonogrammed me up good and found she was mistaken. This Peanut is full of surprises, so far! He/she looked healthy and normal and downright cute, if I do say so myself.
3 - I'll go back to see Dr. Make-Your-Heart-Stop-for-a-Minute next week, right before the family leaves for a vacation on the Southern coast with Nana and my sister and her family.
4 - I'm feeling a little better? Some days? Still extremely tired out, but the nausea has been taking a day off here and there. Those are great days! I live for those days. There's more to the nausea than just nausea, and in ways, the "more" is the worst part, but I won't go into details about that here.
5 - I do have a few interesting cravings already. I'm craving cherry-flavored anything, but especially cherry pie. I had some cherry Jello® last night and reacted to it exactly like Meg Ryan at the diner in When Harry Met Sally. It was so. incredibly. fantastically. delicious! Al just sat there and stared at me until I was all done. Then he calmly handed me the rest of HIS cherry Jello®. I also love anything that contains fake powdered cheese. The oranger the better. And canned baked beans.
And hmm... that's about all I can think of. What else do y'all want to know?