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Birthday Fun

Filed under: Birthdays,Body Issues,Confessions — Amy @ 5:58 pm


Wanna know the best thing about being pregnant?


And a birthday shopping spree to Victoria’s Secret – sweet!

Birthday Blues

Filed under: Birthdays,Body Issues,Food,Pregnancy — Amy @ 4:51 pm

I haven’t been hungry in 3 days. I suppose it stems from the fact that things are kind of shifting around down there and maybe Mr. Tummy just doesn’t have as much room to expand, but quite frankly – especially for someone who looks forward to food as one of the highlights of the day – it just sucks.

Ordinarily this would not really be a problem except that this weekend was my birthday, which means all weekend people are shoving delicious food and desserts toward me in large quantities. And I have guilt and resentment toward my stomach for not being able to…stomach it.

Saturday was lunch at Red Robin and dinner at the aunt & uncle’s, where the course de jour was lots of ribs and large portions of other yummy edibles. And mint-chocolate-chip ice cream cake.

Sunday was dinner at The Melting Pot. Enough said. So I spent most of the weekend miserably uncomfortable and unable to do anything about it except eat more because, aside from the guilt, if I don’t eat regularly my blood sugar goes down and then I get queasy (which I believe is what happend this morning and consequently why I was 2 hours late to work).

Getting some extra rest this morning has helped me with the fatigue issue, which also played a part this weekend. I think I probably take about 1.5-2 hours of naps per day now, which is unusual even for me. All in all, I’m really looking forward to getting past this first trimester thing.

Bloating & Shifting

Filed under: Body Issues,Makes Me Grumpy,Pregnancy — Amy @ 10:13 am

Yeah, this is going to be one of those pregnancy status posts. There will probably be a lot of these in the next several months so DEAL WITH IT. And after that, there will probably be a lot of baby posts because this is a blog about MY LIFE and I hear babies have a way of TAKING OVER YOUR LIFE.

I discovered something very comforting yesterday. Apparently it’s quite common for women to experience bloating and a “shifting” of the internal organs between 6-8 weeks of pregnancy, which results in a swelling of the stomach area.

And I just thought I was getting overly fat. Technically, I shouldn’t be showing for another few months, but I have noticed a marked increase in the size of my belly over the past few days… which led to a nervous self-consciousness, especially since I’ve been walking a lot recently and haven’t been consuming more food than normal. I think I have a phobia of becoming one of those women who gain 100 pounds during pregnancy (ugh!) and as a result have an enormous diabetic baby and can’t lose the weight after birth. Yikes.

The pregnancy advice and information websites warn against putting on too much weight during pregnancy because it’s harmful to the baby. Of course they also say not to diet because that’s harmful to the baby. So unless God himself keeps me skinny, this kid’s pretty much screwed either way.

Anyway, the news that I’m not a freak (at least not physically) especially came as a relief to J. Try as he might, men are just not equipped with any adequate defense for the “I’M FAT” panic attack.

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