The world needs another one of us

Well it’s happened.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a major life change: bought a house in August 2011, got a dog in September 2011, and have been trying to survive life ever since then so why not add something else.  I am almost 13 weeks pregnant at this point (12 weeks and 3 days actually).  Due date is January 29th, one day before my birthday. 

I’m probably the smallest 13 week pregnant person anyone has ever seen.  I’m 33 inches around, and up 2.8 pounds, basically it looks like I ate a big lunch and this is actually after I ate a good sized breakfast and all that so I was even smaller when I woke up.  I’ve watched lots and lots of videos on Youtube where girls do pregnancy vlogs and weekly updates so I can assure you that 100% of the girls I’ve seen are much bigger than I am.  I’m still wearing my normal clothing for the most part, some of my work pants need one of those belly bands (they allow you to keep your pants unbuttoned and the band holds them up to keep you in regular clothing for longer).  Nobody at work even knows that I’m pregnant yet except for my boss and due to the fact that none of my work clothes are form fitting, there is just no indication except for the explosive acne that arrived at week 6 but has since slightly improved.  It was really mortifying though, the worst acne outbreak of my life and I commonly have bad ones.

I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m telling you though, pregnancy is different for everyone and unfortunately I fall into the category of women who have a hard and unpleasant time about it.  Daytime is mostly Ok, but I spend the entire evening with bad morning sickness or awful headaches that put me out of commission. I tend to go up to lay in bed at 9pm and sometimes end up falling right asleep.  Because of my morning sickness, I am finding it really hard to gain weight and it can be very difficult to eat or even drink sometimes.  This would not be considered to be a good thing, but luckily I’ve still been able to keep down my prenatals each day.  Also, I’m wondering – why/how is it that some women get prescriptions for prenatals while others just buy them over the counter?  What is the difference, because it would be awesome to get mine for $0 vs. the $40 they cost me over the counter.  I should have asked my doctor that today.

I haven’t really had any weird cravings or anything yet.  Since it’s not exactly fun for me to eat these days, most things aren’t that appetizing.  Probably the weirdest thing that’s happened in general is how much my grocery list has changed from 6 months ago.  We have 4 different kinds of juice boxes in the house and root beer.  These are not normal things that we would buy.

Yes, we are finding out the gender at the end of August.  No, we are not sharing the name with people.  I just don’t like to hear people’s opinions, people have an immediate reaction even when you say: please don’t tell me what you think, they say it anyhow.

Stand by for updates, I really have nothing else going on right now except for being pregnant.

About Laura

Working mom trying to balance life and baby.
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One Response to The world needs another one of us

  1. Laurie says:

    Congratulations! You look great — and your baby is due on my birthday!! šŸ™‚

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