Wednesday, April 29, 2009

things i have learned about pregnancy in the last week

1. When you KNOW you are pregnant, you suddenly start to notice all of those little symptoms more than when you were (maybe happily) in the dark. For instance, is it coincidental that now even the mere thought of hamburgers makes me get all watery-mouthed and gaggy? Joe thinks I'm trying to milk it a little (no baby pun intended), but really I am just suddenly very much aware of my body in a way that I never have been before.

2. That baby is growing FAST! From last week, it has grown from the size of a prune (which is kinda gross, if you ask me) to a plum. Also, it's weird that there is something the size of a plum moving around inside of me and I can't feel it yet.

3. Babies are measured by produce. On every website, in every book. Baby = fruits and veggies. A friend of mine has actually made a cute little pregnancy calendar following your baby through the produce department of your local Kroger. (She also does paintings and murals... check her out!)

4. I have to go to the bathroom all. the. time. It's annoying. Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you that normally I have a bladder of steel. I used to go in the morning and then not again until after school. Now, I feel like I need to set up a little cot in there some night. I hear that this will go away and then come back EVEN WORSE. I will add that to my list of things to look forward to.

5. Joe is not interested in talking about the baby all the time. He is actually capable of thinking of something else for hours, if not DAYS, at a time. I think something may be wrong with him.

6. I, on the other hand, am always willing to talk about the baby. For instance, did you know that at this point the baby has fully developed all of its internal systems and now just uses the rest of the 28 weeks to mature and grow like crazy? And, oh yeah, I think I'm going to use yellow and grey for the nursery. Speaking of nursery, how early do you think I should look at getting furniture? And should it be white or dark wood? Oh, that reminds me that I need to make a list of things to ask my o.b. at our next appointment...


Ben Dawkins said...

Greer, I just wanted to let you know that in my minds eye, no. 6 was just spoken as a flurry of words in under 7 seconds. I'm right, aren't I?

Anonymous said...

I'm lovin' it. No really. I am! :)

GreerAnn said...

Ben- you are absolutely right. Some thoughts might even overlap. It's a crazy place, my brain.

me said...

1. Yes. You notice more than you ever have before! The smell of food used to make me sick and I was a picky eater with my first. Then, halfway through, if you mentioned some type of food in coversation, I had to eat it. Right then. We were on a boat way out in the ocean and somebody said "hotdog". That was it for me. We went to 4 different islands and docks until I had my hotdog. Which I later read I wasn't supposed to eat.
And it too bothered me to think of a plum swimming around in my belly. Something about it kinda weird, almost gross.
I still have to pee everytime I wake up. Even if it's the middle of the night and a dream wakes me up but I could easily fall back bladder won't allow that. I have to get out of de and pee. I thank my child for that. Hopefully your bladder will regain it's steel strength.
Take care!

Megan said...

I know I saw a COOL yellow and gray nursery somewhere recently. If I find it I'll send it along!