Friday, February 11, 2011

pregnancy misc….

These are a few things that I want to jot down so I don’t lose them to my fuzzy brain…

- Morning sickness was different this time around. I had it from 7-10 weeks, similar to Evan, but it was mainly afternoon and evening nausea. I hadn’t had that time of day before. Started around 1-2 p.m. and was usually the worst between dinnertime and 8:00 p.m.

- Crazy as it sounds, dairy helped the nausea. Drinking a glass of milk would help, and so would yogurt and ice cream. Nutso, huh?

- I’ve been craving salt a lot. I can’t remember the last time I went through a drive-thru specifically because I had to have french fries… until this week. I’ve also been eating ramen noodles. I know, I know… I don’t use the whole MSG laden seasoning packet. =)

- I’m more nervous about something going wrong with this pregnancy than I was with Evan. I think its the “glass half empty” pessimism that is a constant thing I have to shake off. It’s probably because we are already stretched thin right now… it’s easier for me to be afraid that this baby will be born with some awful health problem that will break us.

I don’t know if anyone else out there ever goes, “Well, we’ve been fine so far…. but we can’t dodge a bullet forever. We shouldn’t have pushed our luck, but we did, and now something’s going to bite us.” Or that could just be me. =)

- I remember successfully most of the time that the odds are good that everything will be just fine. And that’s a great thing.


Robin said...

Do not give the evil one a foothold in your mind. This baby is a gift from God. If God has chosen you to have one of His "special needs angels" He will also provide the support to give this child an enriched life. Maybe it's that you got pregnant without external help that is making you have these negatve thoughts. Whatever it is, take ownership of those thoughts and plead the blood of Jesus over them. Keeping you all in my prayers! HUGS!

Perry and Amanda said...

Appreciate your honesty about some of the mixed up feelings with this pregnancy. I don't want to be trite but this pregnancy is planned and it was planned by the greatest doctor. And He knows the end result and He knows what you can handle. Thanks again for being honest - you put into words what we sometimes can put our finger on.

Ivy Mom said...

Fellow pre-freaker here. Somehow my brain just can't imagine that this whole pregnancy/healthy baby bit can go so well 3 times in a row. But like the previous comment reads, trusting God is the best bet. I'm not so good at that half the time, because I so desire to be in control and in the "know." It's good to know I'm not the only one with those kinds of thoughts. :)

Ellen said...

Thanks, Amanda and Ivy Mom. Nice to know I'm not the only one that has these thoughts. I sometimes assume maybe they're common, but people don't talk about it, so how do I know? =)