Secrets are Fun: This is the longest Joe and I have ever gone without telling anyone such big news! The first person I told was a client at Meals on Wheels! That kind man didn't even know he would play a special role in my personal history. He just chuckled, congratulated me, and went back to his taxidermy museum (truly, he has turned his apartment into a museum of stuffed BEARS, LYNX, and even a WOLF. I couldn't bring myself to ask how he got the animals.
What's for Dinner? I have no idea. The slight nausea that barely qualifies as morning sickness has a side effect of its own. I cannot cook. Usually, I look forward to dinner all day. I gather elaborate recipes and stage Olympic level trips through the grocery store. I engage the girls in cooking. Not anymore. For three months, I've come up with nothing. One night, I literally baked a squash and a loaf of bread. Nothing else sounded good.
Pickles and Ice Cream! On a related note, I have now literally eaten pickles and ice cream for bedtime snacks. Yes, multiple times. Not in the same dish of course, but sequentially. A bit of ice cream... then a small pickle. I'm over it now, it sounds gross again, but for a small time that really hit the spot.
Hello in There: I'm not showing, except for a general aura of weight gain (let's call it a lovely glow), but to my surprise, I can already feel this little bundle thumping around. At 11 weeks, I thought it might be possible, late at night when the house was still. Now, a week and a half later, there is no mistaking those little flutters and pulses. I was nearly 19 weeks before i could feel Maya, and probably 16 with Elle. It's a strange delight to be so companionable with this one so early. Thanks to these secret conversations, this may be the best Christmas EVER!
Gems worth Re-Reading
About Growing Baby Doing Good Together Elliot Rose Family Rituals Fie Flora and Fauna For the Love of Learning Greenish In My Opinion Just for Laughs Just for Me Making Tinkles Maya Mindfulness Mmm... So Tastey NaNoWriMo News of the Day Noveling Photo Friday Sewing Sisterly Love Sweet Dreams The Chicken Ladies the end Tonsils We like to Move It Move It Wonderment