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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Buying a house

So scary. Needs fixing. We don't know how to fix it, and we won't have the cash to get it all done. But since we ahve to buy soon or we could end up homeless (or at least ineligible to purchase), we might just go ahead and do it anyhow. Ugh. Not like us. (As a couple. Pretty like me in college, though.)

Pregnancy symptoms

I have none.

Well, almost none. At 7 1/2 weeks, I ought to have morning sickness if I am going to get it. But I don't. I don't have headaches, and I no longer have extreme exhaustion (or I am ignoring it, also possible).

The rundown right now is just this:
  • sore nipples (which I don't even notice because it's been a month, so it's my new normal)
  • have to pee kind of a lot
  • I feel bad/vaguely ill/gross more often than hungry, but eating fixes that
  • eating is much less fun
I love to eat. Eating and having coffee is what makes each work day fun. Now in the late afternoons I feel doldrum-y from 3-6 or so. I still eat (so I don't feel crappy) but it's not the psychological pick-me-up it was before.

Today I wanted Joy Yee's lemon basil stirfry for lunch. But I knew if I went down there, ordered, and waited for my food, I would eat two bites and again feel "meh."

The little things in life should bring joy. I hope this "whatever, I'll eat it" response to food goes away after the Guajolote gets here and I can be thrilled again about leftover cornbread with jam and afternoon coffee.

Post script: maybe since I am eating before I identify that I am hungry, the food is less enjoyable?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

SLEEP beautiful sleep

I slept through the night!

I think it was even more than 6 hrs!!

That is the first time in 3 weeks that I did not get up to pee during the night. It was glorious!

I see on these forums that I am reading where pregnant people seem to get antsy the last month of pregnancy or so, which I imagine is pretty uncomfortable. Other moms always counsel, "Relax! Try to get lots of sleep before the baby comes!" I'm thinking, if I can't sleep through the night at 4 weeks pregnant, who the hell can sleep through the night at 38 weeks pregnant?? Not a chance.