Saturday, March 17, 2012


That's "Frequently Asked Pregnancy Questions!" I get a lot of the same questions often (not that I mind at all!) and I thought I'd blog about them here.

When are you due?
July 26, 2012!

How are you feeling?
Pretty good now! I'd say the worst was about weeks 7-13 - the all-day nausea and if-I-don't-eat-right-this-second-I-will-die feelings were rough but they've now subsided and I'm loving this process of growing a little person. I definitely get winded much easier and am tired at the end of the day. And my appetite is huge (though these days not as much as earlier in the pregnancy).

What's it like to know there's a little person growing inside of you?
Amazing! And surreal... I don't know that it's actually sunk in completely yet, but the more I talk about it with people and buy baby stuff to prepare, the more real it seems. Honestly though, I can feel baby move sometimes, and I saw him/her during my ultrasound... but I can't 100% grasp what's going on in there! It's too crazy and amazing!

Do you miss alcohol or any specific foods?
Alcohol - not too much. The first few weeks was the time I most often said "Man I'd love a glass of wine" just because I was used to drinking wine regularly. But after that, I just got used to it. It's not an option so there's no use lusting over it. There have been some moments when I would have loved a glass of champagne or beer but overall I don't miss it too much. Being drunk actually sounds not at all fun right now.

As for foods, I've had cooked sushi only and it helps satisfy my cravings. It's certainly not the same, but it's okay!

I've never been a caffeine drinker so I'm fine there. Same for rare meat - no thank you!

What else? Oh, soft cheeses - a lot of people seem to think that you can't eat any soft cheeses like brie, feta, etc. But as long as they're pasteurized it's fine. And I've looked in the deli section at the store and have yet to find any that's unpasteurized.

Are you going back to work?
Nope! At least not any time in the foreseeable future. I can't say what will happen years down the road, but for the next several years (barring unforeseen circumstances) I get to be a stay at home mom. And I'm so excited about it!

I did not quit my job because of pregnancy, I quit because I just hated that particular workplace. However, I did refrain from looking for a new one in anticipation of getting pregnant. At the time I left my position in September we had been trying for a very short while, and I ended up getting pregnant in November. I know that we are so, so lucky that this plan worked out.

Do you know if you're having a boy or a girl?
Nope, and we're not going to find out until baby is born. I think it will be so very exciting to wait for that moment and get to tell people on that day :) I posted about my internal debate about whether to find out or not here.

Can I touch your belly?
I guess so, if you make it quick and not awkward. This doesn't happen often, but it doesn't really bother me like I've heard a lot of pregnant women complain about. Maybe my tune will change after months on end of the touching... but for now I understand where people are coming from. They're just excited for me.

Do you have a name picked out?
Kind of! If it's a girl we're pretty set on a first name. If it's a boy we have two that we love. I'm not sure whether I want to share the names here though...


If anyone has any other burning questions, post them here and I'll address them! :)

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