Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jolly ranchers... who knew?

For those just joining me, let me catch you up on a few important pieces of info:

1. I'm pregnant.

2. I'M PREGNANT!!!!!! (Sorry. Had to emphasize the fact).

3. I kept a few blog entries that weren't posted back when I knew I was pregnant but couldn't share the news with the world yet.

This is the third installment (the first and the second are here)... Anywho. This would be when things started to go a little bit less than all sunshine and lollipops (like I had experienced in the first week of knowing I was pregnant). Ah, memories.

Tuesday June 23, 2009

I knew I shouldn’t be talking about it. I just knew.

But I did.

I got slightly cocky and decided to say out loud that I wasn’t experiencing the dreaded morning sickness yet, and maybe I wouldn’t at all.

And then came today.

Actually, now that I read that little intro back, it’s really not as ominous as I made it sound. I started feeling somewhat sickly this morning, even after eating breakfast. Then, by around 10am, I was in a meeting with a coworker and was sure I was about to toss my cookies in front of her. So I mumbled something about my snack and dashed off to the kitchen to grab my yogurt and apple.

Lovely, lovely yogurt and apple. (It seemed to do the trick.)

Until 2 hours later, when I started feeling close to up-chucking status again. Which, ew. Not fun. So, I dashed off to the kitchen and scarfed down my healthy and hefty lunch. (It was home made butter chicken… and a lot of it. Hence the “healthy” and “hefty” adjectives).

Anyway, it’s been about 3 and a half hours and I’m still feeling good. (Knock on wood, for the love of pete, knock on wood!) So perhaps the whole nauseous thing was just a passing fad. Fingers crossed, anyway.

Other than that, (I know I shouldn’t be typing this right now), I haven’t had too many pregnancy symptoms. Just a bit bloated and gassy. (Mmm… sexy.) The books all tell me it’s too early yet to be feeling much. But maybe there’s hope. Maybe I am Superwoman, immune to all negative first trimester side effects.

Stay tuned to find out. (DUN DUN DUNNNNNNNN!)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Am not Superwoman. Not immune to all negative first trimester side effects.


I’ve been suffering through the evil Morning Sickness this week. And I’ve been testing out many different things to see what works best at keeping the pukey feeling at bay.

This was yesterday’s menu:

Banana, 1 spoonful of multi-grain cheerios (then realized they will not go down my throat at any cost, they’re suddenly like poison apparently), apple slices, wheat thins, strawberry slices, crackers, more crackers, english muffin with peanut butter, jolly rancher, more crackers, jolly rancher, 3 digestive cookies, crackers and 2 more jolly ranchers.

I didn’t end up eating anything that resembled a “meal” in the traditional sense whatsoever.

I’m not hungry AT ALL, but when nauseous, apparently eating helps. So I’ve been stuffing my face, as you can see. Unfortunately, none of those things worked all that well, except for the jolly ranchers, surprisingly.

**Edited to add: MY GOODNESS do jolly ranchers grow tiring. Can’t stand the after taste anymore.


  1. poor hez! i can eat anything i want ;)

  2. OMG, where have I been?! Huge congrats!!!! I'm so happy for you and Andrew.

    Oh, and I bet you're having a boy. Morning (such a misnomer) sickness isn't too bad provided you're constantly eating, all too familiar. :-)

  3. I think you're having a boy too! When does the betting begin??