So yeah, I’ve been pregnant for 15 weeks and have had to keep it to myself for the majority of that time. And let me tell you, it’s been tricky. When it comes to other people’s secrets, I’m a vault. With extra security. But when it comes to my own secrets, I can rarely keep my trap shut. But this time round, that’s exactly what I did. It was hard not being able to share everything with everyone, as I’m usually a big sharer. But the flood gates are open now! Woo hoo!
Don’t worry (Nate) I won’t be dedicating every blog post from now on to the growing human life inside of me. Just a few. Like this one.
Right now I’m hungry. In fact, I can’t actually remember a time in the last 15 weeks that I haven’t been hungry. I pretty much knew straight away, even before I peed on a stick, (tmi??) that I was pregnant. I just felt different. I could feel things going on that I’d never felt before. And it was really cool. It still is! Except that I’m hungry. Did I mention that already? “They” (who are “they” anyway??) reckon you only need an extra 300 calories, or 2 pieces of fruit, per day, to keep up with your body’s needs. I think “they” are wrong. I have been eating SO much more than that, but have been trying to keep all my “extra food” on the healthy side – fruit, yoghurt, rice crackers and nuts mostly. Apparently the whole “eating for 2” idea has been tossed out the window. Dammit.
So I have to wait another 16 minutes til lunch and it seems like the longest wait in the world. (I know – my life is hard…) The first couple of months I just felt constantly nauseous and eating helped with that, but now I feel like my body is needing extra fuel, so I’m going to give it what it needs.
Aaaaaaaah. I feel much better for sharing all this. Gosh this is going to be a big year for us! And I’m loving every minute!
Congratulations to you both! I’m a bit slow, but happy news indeed!!
And thanks Amy! I thought you might be a bit excited 🙂
Well I figured I had to get a dig in first. 🙂 I appreciate your dilemma and your honesty on the matter, and I’m sure you know that OUR child WILL be the coolest and smartest and highest-achieving etc etc kid you’ve ever met 🙂
So congrats again!
Since my name was mentioned, figure i’ll quickly comment on my aversion to friends who create smaller version of themselves. Creates quite an interesting dilemma.
Most of the parents I know think their kids are the ducks nuts – the greatest thing they’ve ever achieved = and go on about every milestone the kid has endlessly. Having had pretty decent parents while I was growing up, I’d say that level of dedication, interest pride etc… in your own kids is an important and vital thing.
However when everyone else tells me how great their kids are, I’m not looking through the eye of the beholder. The logic niggling at the back of my brain notes that when a number of different parents each tell me their kid is so smart or advanced, assume that at most only one of all your kids could actually be the smartest i’ve met.
For ANYTHING else someone takes a zealous devotion to and wishes to talk about at length (A NZ’er at work ALWAYS tells us how monteiths is the best beer in the world), you can counter or make fun or take any number of ways of responding. But when people talk about their kids… well… it’s not that it’s not interesting, it’s just the knowledge that if it isn’t, you’re going to be pretty limited in your responses.
So friends i used to be able to jive and take the piss out of and generally be pretty honest with in a scathing way, suddenly have to hold back lest I offend the most important thing in their life, defenseless against anything else but their parents unwavering devotion!
That’s enough rambling me thinks, please find this an amusing read on my peculiarities 🙂
Agggggghhhh! (I just finished jumping up and down around the study).
CONGRATULATIONS. OH, CONGRATULATIONS! 15 weeks, wow, that’s a great effort at secrecy. I managed to get to 10 weeks before blurting it out to the world. You are great at this parenting thing already.
I’m so happy for you & F.