I haven't talked much about being pregnant here. Maybe because it's too personal. Maybe it's because I don't have enough nice to things say and I don't want to complain.
Whatever the case, I have been feeling better for about the last 2 weeks. I actually feel like I have re-entered the land of the living. I know longer wake up in the morning plotting when I can catch a nap. I am past the stage of being unable to dream up something I would like to eat. Yes, I am feeling better.
Pregnancy suits some women, they "glow." I do not share this sentiment. Perhaps the only things I enjoy about being pregnant is never feeling the need to suck in my stomach (come on, you know this is awesome) and long, healthy finger nails. Feeling a human life move inside of your is pretty awesome too.
I will also say that I have been oh so lucky as to only vomit ONE time between all three of my pregnancies (knock on wood). In fact, the first two pregnancies, I was not really that sick. I thought I was, I would be a bit nauseous at times, like when I was hungry, or perhaps ate to much, or smelled something bad. But let me just say, I could not even spell the word nauseous until this time around.
Another crazy thing, my first two pregnancies, I did not really have any weird cravings or aversions. But this third time, the oddest thing happened. I have been repulsed by tea. Hot tea and iced tea.
Yes tea. One of my daily (several times a day) enjoyments. From about week 6 to week 15, I think I had maybe 4 cups of green tea or chamomile (previously my least favorites), whereas 5 months ago, began my day with hot tea, drank iced tea at meals, and I craved an Earl Grey Latte daily. This has been a sad thing for me. I miss the hot mug in my hand, but the thought of actually drinking it made me sick. Now that I have been feeling better, I have been able to drink a few cups. I even had one last night. Maybe I am turning a corner?
So on this Friday, I would love to hear your pregnancy oddities. I have a friend who was a coffee lover but when she was pregnant, she had to ask her husband to put the coffee pot in their garage because it made her so sick. I have another friend who drank a 1/2 gallon of orange juice a day. She couldn't get enough. What about you (sorry to those of you who cannot comment, you can share the weirdest thing you have heard)?
I can't wait to read your comments!
PS. We find out the sex of our baby on Monday! I can hardly contain myself. I promise to share here by Tuesday but will probably twitter it on Monday. I think my post will either be titled, Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice or Snips, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails as Mother Goose so aptly put it.