I have had the most evil time trying to blog lately. Much of my thoughts are tied up with the tiny person growing in my stomach and I feel as though many people would rather not hear about nausea and fetal heart rates. Therefore, I have not written. I am going to stop behaving as though what my world is revolving around is not important and only encourage you to click over to another web page if this bores you.
I can feel my baby flop around now. That’s outstanding and freaky all at once. I also haven’t puked in two weeks. Did you hear me? I HAVEN’T PUKED IN TWO WEEKS! My final upchuck was in the bathroom of Jiffy Lube. The few minutes after the fact were most dreadful as I knew I was going to be forced into a waiting room of people who’d just heard me say, “Yeeeeeeaaaaaaaakkkkkkkk blllllaaaaaaahhh!” Thankfully everyone pretended to be highly interested in their Family Circle magazines from 2006 when I exited the restroom.
I had a doctor’s appointment today. I heard Gumdrop’s heartbeat. I peed on a stick. I asked the nurse if they were making sure I was still pregnant when she told me what I was supposed to do. She told me they were testing for proteins. I told her I ate a pound rib eye steak the night before and it would probably come out really high. She looked at me funny and told me that’s not exactly how it works. And, then she weighed me. I’ve lost two pounds since last month. I was told that can happen with nausea, but being as it’s over this should be the last month I do not gain weight for quite some time.
Oh, yeah, I have cravings. Ice cream, chocolate, and fruit are big ones. The biggest is rum and coke. I imagine it’s the biggest because I cannot have it. Sure, I know if I have half a glass of wine or half a beer I’m going to be fine and so is Gumdrop. I’m not craving beer or wine. I want some of the Captain in me. I’ve already set aside a time after I give birth where I will drink a couple of these prime beverages and I assume by this time my cravings will be gone. Until then, I will continue to cut limes into short glasses filled with ice and caffeine free Coke and dream big.