Posts tagged ‘pregnant’

November 3, 2010

who am i

Here is my first post for this blog. Blogging is new for me.  The most I have is a photography blog that I set up a year ago and am just now getting back to it. The concept of this blog is a learning experiment for me. A place where I can post my experiences and to see where it takes me.

A little about me:

I have been married for a year to a wonderful man.  I live in Northern Virginia. In a a two bedroom condo that needed and needs a lot of work.  Thank goodness my husband is a lovely little handy man.  So that means a lot of home spun projects.

I am a former “daycare” teacher.  I quit after the summer program this year.  The reason you ask? I am prego. Currently in my 22nd week. Now I know you’re thinking “been married only a year and already half way through a pregnancy?”. Well, we’ve only been married a year, but known each other for 4 years. We took our time and started off as friends. The best way to go in my opinion. Since we started off as friends there was no “best impression” stage to get over. I was who I was, and he was who he was.

Anyhow….. my first trimester was beyond belief.  I thought I was going to die.  I have never thrown up so much in my 32 years on this plant, like I did during the first 4 months of this pregnancy.  I heard so many lines that people consider encouraging. Which really isn’t. My favorite was “the worse your morning sickness is, the healthier the baby”.  Its the one I remember the most, probably cus of how sick I was it was the one I heard a lot. I hate lines that are fed to me just to “make me feel better”. Lip service! Give me info that is not useless.  I also heard so many “remedies” for the horrid morning sickness. Which by the way was all day long. None of them worked. One person gave me advice that I held on to.  I am going to share it with you.  “being pregnant isn’t easy. and sometime its miserable because you’re body is changing drastically. Just suck it up.  Its worth every moment when you see your baby.”  I know its not the nicest and kindest of words. You would think that there was no comfort in those words. But there was, the comfort was knowing that I’m not the only women that was miserable during what was suppose to be joyous. The other comfort was knowing that it would be worth it.  See I was so miserable that people would actually ask me if was happy that I was pregnant. I would always respond “ask me after I have the baby”.  Well, I am happy to report that my second trimester is much much better! I was so worried that the misery would last the whole nine months. One of the exciting parts of the second trimester is seeing the gender.  We’re having a boy!  Thats another thing I am grateful for. I am not sure if I am ready to handle the drama of a girl.  I barely can stand my mood swings, what if I had girly girl? We’re not going down that road, because we’re not having a girl so I don’t have to worry about it.

I believe that I have written quite enough today.  I am sure more will be learned about me as this blog continues.