So...he,he...now that the secret's out...
I promise that this blog won't turn into me blabbering about all things pregnancy related, but I'm taking today just to talk about it a little more, then I'll be done - for a while.
My due date is May 13th, and there have already been requests to "hold on a few days longer" or "do you think you could push it out a little earlier?" in order to have the baby on someones birthday. Ha! Yeah, I'll get right on that guys - no problem.
There have also already been bets made on the sex of the baby. I say boy, most of the people around me insist girl. And although I've said my while life that I would never find out the sex during an ultrasound I've turned a complete 180 - I want to know! And not so I can decorate the room, or buy certain outfits, but just because I want to.
When I was pregnant last year, the husband and I batted around names to call the baby while it was in utero, but never decided on one. Then, after I lost it I hated the fact that I couldn't put a name to the baby (even a cute, unrealistic one) so pretty much right after I told the husband I was pregnant this time I told him we had to pick a name, pronto. So, we came up with Butterbean. We both think it's cute and when he asks me everyday how Butterbean and I are doing it just sounds right - so Butterbean it is - for now anyways.
I haven't really been feeling any morning sickness, but oh my god! I thought people were exaggerating when they would say how tired they were. Ladies, I do apologize. This baby is kicking my ass! I literally walk in the door after work, crawl into bed, get up to eat something, and then go back to bed for the night. I feel so silly, almost as though people must think I'm faking or something, because I don't look pregnant, so it's almost as though I'm making up the tiredness. Yawn.
The other thing is that I'm having a hard time putting on weight. Not that I should be gaining a ton right now, but I seem to be losing instead. I've lost 12 pounds in the 12 weeks I've been pregnant. My doctor was not too thrilled about that on Monday. I just don't seem to ever feel hungry, and I actually feel like I'm full all the time, so I find it really hard to make myself eat. My doctor told me that if I can't eat much then when I do eat it has to be protein all the time - cheese, meat, eggs - all stuff I love, but yikes! The husband was actually talking to one of the dietitians at the hospital yesterday and she suggested I start mixing skim milk powder into everything I eat, apparently it's pure protein. Eww, we'll see.
So, that's all I've got for now - thank you again for everything each and every one of you has done for us - it could not be appreciated more!