Friday, May 13, 2011

In Which Pregnancy Makes Me Crazy (7 Quick Takes)

So, most of your advice surrounding this pregnancy included that I be positive.  This is me being positive. (And a little bit sassy.) In a list form.  Check our ConversionDiary for more Quick takes!

1. I received my first speeding ticket.  It happened while I was coming home from dropping Ben off so I could have the car to get my blood drawn.  The worst part? I wasn't wearing a bra.  (See? I really AM a feminist! Except that I didn't burn my bra...wearing one just makes me feel even more queasy.)

2. My doctor warned me that the only side effect to Progesterone is divorce. I know exactly what she means. Ben never knows what to expect when he comes home: will I be the snuggly wife who can't let go of him or the prickly, close to exploding, pear who lays down and refuses to talk until after the kids go to bed?  Thankfully, we have a good marriage therapist on speed dial.  I may be wrong, but I don't think she intended us (meaning me) to actually use it.  Daily.

3. Morning sickness doesn't bother me.  It's not easy having migraines, extreme nausea, and feeling extremely tired but it's also not the hardest thing I've experienced--that would be the miscarriages.  But you know what bothers me?  Wanting to eat cookies and ice cream every night.  How am I supposed to keep my trim figure with that diet?

4. If this pregnancy goes well, we will not be finding out the gender.  I can't tell you how exciting this is for me! I believe it makes me want things to turn out okay just to be surprised on his/her's birth day.   Besides, we all know I don't prepare even when I know what we are having.  (Re: Andrew's birth.)

5.  I am, um, well endowed in the chest area.  Within two weeks of getting pregnant, my boobs grew like 5 sizes.  I'm pretty sure my chest needs its own zip code. Do you know how hard it is to find a shirt that fits over them and accentuates (appropriately) the rest of my body?  Impossible.  That's how hard.

6.  My dreams now have a surreal-like quality.  I wake up unsure of what is reality and what is fake.  This is especially difficult when I have dreams of going into labor after only 3 months of pregnancy and giving birth to a 6-inch doll--in my mom's house.

7.  Despite my progesterone/pregnancy induced craziness, I love my husband more than ever.  I am extremely grateful for his caring and understanding attitude during this difficult time.  And that he cooks dinner.


  1. I hated getting my first speeding ticket, guess it was my only. I had just moved to the community and it was my first time on that particular road. The speed went from 45 mph to 35 mph (on a hill). The officer was parked at the bottom of the hill. Gave me a sour taste in my mouth, but I will say that I always make sure I slow down on the hill and I have never seen one parked their before.

  2. One of the things that constantly amazes me: This year marks 10 years of driving and I've never received a speeding ticket - though I've probably deserved one or two. But in our area there are a million police officers on the roads these days, so I shall have to be more careful or I will end up with my first ever one soon.

    That's soo exciting that you're not finding out the gender of the baby... I'd be going crazy - but I respect people who can do that. My patience level is nil. Though if I was having my third and already had one of each I may be able to be more patient... We'll have to see on that one.

    :) Keep up the positivity.. Can't wait to see this little one. xoxox

  3. Thinking positive can be overrated. Not, being a grumpy guss is no good either, but you're not. Progesterone made me crazy. Literally. I couldn't sleep and had heart palpitations. I didn't stay on it long.

    Otherwise... Yes, I know about the shirt situation. Finding bras is tough too.

  4. First speeding ticket? Girl, I got 10 in one year. All speeding.

    Love this list meme.

  5. Oooh, a surprise baby! Maybe it will be a unicorn!

  6. You made me laugh with the idea of giving birth to a six in doll in a three month pregnancy! Wouldn't it be great to have a three month full term pregnancy? :) from one irritable wife to another, cheers! (drinking juice, of course!)

  7. A 6-inch doll? Creepy!

    I think the bra-less zipcode boobs should've helped with the speeding ticket. As someone without the big boobs, I've been told stories that indicate they are an asset. You'd think they'd help with the divorce too ... :)

  8. You crack me up! So glad you are voluptuously, moodily, rebelliously feeling crappy - for all the right reasons. And may you soon feel better - in the way that is most natural for you during pregnancy.


  9. I'm a little behind on my favorite blogs, clearly! Congratulations!! Listen to your body. Rely on your strength. And get ready to receive some really rocking Romanian baby clothes ... in yellow and green, of course. =>

  10. Hooray for Hindenburg boobs!! You just gotta embrace those suckers, because you certainly cannot ignore them :)

  11. Oh Amber. I'm leaving a comment here because the previous posts comments are turned off. I know you have a good reason, but I just needed to give you a hug here. I have missed you my friend, and I'm so sorry that I haven't been here. My prayers are with you, and you are loved.

  12. just read your most recent post. I'm the same stat's - really 5 pregnancies and two live kids? I also went thru the fun of an at home miscarriage @ 11 weeks. Bleed like a stuck pig and the contractions were horrible. Ironically my other two kids were born c-section due to the first one being breech so I didn't get to feel it and I kind of wanted to - to make it worth something other than a loss.

    I'm so sorry.. I do not understand why it is so hard for some and not others.


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