Originally Posted by akmeg
Love the belly pic GISDiva! That's about what my belly's doing at the moment......I feel huge! No one knows here except my dh and my two kids, and it's kind of funny because I don't know why I care so much about keeping it a secret. Part of the reason I think is because Christmas is coming up and I think it will be a fun family announcement. My parents are coming to visit from AK, and I think it will be fun to have them just notice that I look pregnant.....no one in my family suspects a thing because my youngest is 6 1/2, so it will be such a fun surprise! But in a way it would be nice for them to know already to explain my lack of energy and motivation, especially with Christmas presents! Usually I make all kinds of fun little gifts for everyone, this year I'll be impressed if I just make my kids pajama pants and maybe some cookies to decorate at some point!
What are you guys eating these days? I feel sooooooo sick sometimes, I just don't want anything, but I know I have to eat. Nothing appeals to me. Any great ideas for nausea foods? Last night I just wanted chicken and rice, so I baked some chicken thighs on top of a bed of rice seasoned with chicken broth and onions. It was yummy, very plain, but just what I wanted. But today nothing sounds good! I need some ideas!
Wow-pajama pants and cookies. That sounds soooooo impressive. Typically, I am a very productive, busy lady, but my house is basically falling apart at the seams. DH was like "oh, I guess you do more than I realized." Ha! You think?
I just started zofran today for nausea. It's not a miracle drug, but it helps some. The half-life is terrible though so I go from feeling a bit better to totally wrecked a couple of hours before I can take another one. I tried so hard with my first not to take anything, but yesterday I was just like: Dude, this is a marathon, not a race- get a break! We'll see how it does after a few days.
As far as eating, I'm having the same problem- knowing I have to eat, but everything sounds horrible. And sometimes I'm REALLY, REALLY hungry! I have had a few emergency cravings that have caused me to run and get takeout: beef & broccoli with rice, Jimmy John's gourmet vegetarian sandwich (these are huge and I ate a whole one, which I usually can't finish, in like 10 minutes). I usually make everything at home, but I am just trying to make it through this time without feeling too guilty or burdened.
Originally Posted by GISDiva
Akmeg, I came across this thread, anything in there sound good to you?http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1369686/easy-no-minimal-cook-meals-for-morning-sickness
I haven't had any morning sickness yet, but I've been reading about progresterone. I didn't have any MS at all with my son and likewise, my boobs weren't ever sore. Lackluster milk supply.
This time, my boobs are definitely sore (and bigger! Like, I may actually be a B cup by the end!
), so I'm wondering if it's coming. I haven't hit the magical 6 week mark yet.
Ha! Is 6 weeks magical? I didn't find it to be that great! Ha.
But seriously, thanks for the belly pic and the food suggestions! I don't have much of a baseline. I don't see any change, but I still have an odd-shaped (kinda pointy) protrusion of loose skin, rather ugly actually, from my pregnancy with DS (27 mos old).
I wanted to be more secretive about my pregnancy, but I told a few friends, who I thought would be discreet and basically they've been about as discreet as the town crier. I actually had to delete a Facebook post today from someone I peripherally know outing me on my page! I was horrified! DH told me to take it as a compliment that people like me and care about my happy news. But I am mourning my loss of keeping this my news.