Monday, August 02, 2010

Baby - Week 10

I joked with Chris the other day that if I knew I was going to lose so much weight in the first several weeks of pregnancy, then we should have done it years ago.

We laughed. 

And then, decided, frankly, that it wasn't a very funny joke. 

Years ago, we were not ready for a baby. Newly married, working crazy hours at our respective jobs, exploring SoCal. No, a baby would not have been a good thing. 

Besides, we had to make sure we were capable of handling another living thing. Which was why we got a dog. 

Thank you, Bailey. Sorry for all the parenting mistakes we made. I'm sure there will be many more to come.

My mom lost weight during the first several months of her pregnancy and it looks like I'm in the same boat. Not having an appetite will do that, evidently.  

Which is funny, since I feel like I'm constantly stuffing myself with food. It's 10:30 and I'm on my third breakfast. I can eat in the morning. And the early afternoon. But come evening, the thought of food sends me up to bed so I can curl myself in a fetal position and hope that my stomach holds. 

Chris has been making himself dinner a lot lately. I believe he's eating a lot of cereal. 

Who knew that the fetus, [currently the size of a raspberry] could make someone feel so wretchedly miserable. 

Anyway, I'm trying to remember what it's like to lose lots of weight because some January, when I'm a lumbering, waddling giant woman, well, I just like to remember how it felt to be slimmer. 


  1. Oh, my dear! I had morning sickness that lasted the entire 40 weeks. I got to take a great nausea medication that they give cancer patients. So, if you are green around the gills, lying on the floor and yes, puking out your guts. I feel your pain. No, most books can't really tell you how it is going to be, nor can classes but that doesn't mean don't read or not go. Do it all if you have too. Come by anytime and hang out with us, 3 kids and I might be able to help you. As for your baby's room. Make it comfy but realize that you really won't be spending all that much time in there. Seriously, where do you normally hang out in your house? Probably not baby's room. It is for changing diapers and clothes and sleeping. Save your time and energy on a room for when they are older.
    Aren't hormones fun? Tell Chris to be supportive but to ignore your weirdness it will all end once baby is born. Think I'm lying? Ask Frank about me and my moods when I was pregnant! ;-)

  2. 40 weeks?! With 3 children? My god Jen, you are a saint! Suddenly my plight seems less...plight-like. :)

    Thanks for the suggestions and yes, if you have leftover baby things, we would be so grateful for any extras.

    Good point about the baby's room. My only thought about adding the day bed was that I thought that I might find myself sleeping there for the first few months. What did you and Frank do? I've not done much research on newborn sleeping arrangements...

  3. I know I'm not Jen, but with Gabriel he slept in his room and we slept in ours with the baby monitor on. There were a few nights when he and I slept out on the couch when he wouldn't settle down. But, mostly he fell asleep when he finished his bottle and I just placed him back in the crib.

    With Lorelai she will be in the bassinet (it's part of her pack-n-play) in our room. Her room is across the hall from Gabriel's so we're going to wait until she's only waking up 2 times a night before we move her over there.

    Most people either have the baby co-sleep in their room (i.e. crib or bassinet in their bedroom) or in their own room. Some people buy special co-sleepers that have a baby in the bed with them, but in a way so that the parent can't roll onto them. We didn't want to start that and have to break them out of that habit later. No kids in mommy and daddy's bed here! lol