Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Posts I Might Have Written in November

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!

3 comments:

Genie of the Shell said...

That's so sweet! I am excited for you and your family.

Secrets ARE fun. We couldn't keep the news to ourselves even for a few DAYS with this first pregnancy, but there are a bunch of people who attend the church where I work who didn't hear--and the look on their face when I stand up from my desk is so great.

With regard to dinners, I am SO grateful that my husband and especially our pro-cook roommate know their way around the kitchen.

Congrats on feeling your little one move already! :)

Anna said...

So much going on for you; sorry about your kitty, I love those pics of the girls! Secrets are pretty cool, we didn't say anything to our family until #3 was those three months along. How exceptional that you're in touch with that new baby already, an early gift that will keep giving for months!! Happy Christmas to you all... :)))

Bonnie said...

Someone told me that if you crave sweets its a girl...if you crave salty it's a boy... or was that vicey versa... see you soon! Love MOM

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