Wednesday, September 2, 2009

pregnant.

Pregnancy is a very weird thing. How can you ravenously devour a handful of licorice and guzzle one can of diet coke every day for years and then all of the sudden, after the stick stares back at you with a plus sign, not be able to stand the sight of either? It's troubling.

And if anyone's keeping track, I also can't stand the sight of tomatoes. So odd.

So there you have it! I'm pregnant. In my current state, I feel tired, sick, and unmotivated, so it's hard to gush about how excited I am. But I am so happy. Hopefully that explains where I've been all this time. I wish I could skip all the nausea, heart burn, swelling, and weight gain (especially the weight gain) and just have that baby in my arms.

Did I mention we think it's a boy? We've already told Franny and she tells everyone, "I'm going to have a baby brother and he's this big!" At which point she holds up her thumb and forefinger about an inch apart. I'm happy she's so excited.

P.S.: I've had a lot of phone calls, emails, and messages all from friends checking in and making sure I'm okay. I'm so touched by your concern and yes, I'm great! Just weathering the storms of early pregnancy, but I'm sure they'll be over soon. :)

Ooh, and chocolate has lost it's appeal. What the WHAT?!

44 comments:

hayley said...

Congratulations! I hope Franny is right because I think everyone should get to experience having one of each sex. It's so different and fun. Hang in there, I completely understand and have empathy for every word you mentioned about the joys of pregnancy:) I find myself relying on peanut butter during pregnancy. There is a recipe for peanut butter balls that I think would be a easy summer pregnancy snack. And my kids love them.
Peanut Butter Balls
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup powdered milk
1 cup peanut butter
honey to taste and consistency
Mix everything together, add enough honey until they are as sweet as you want, and the dough holds together. Roll them into balls and freeze.
I got this from Kadie's cooking blog. barefootandbaking

Amberlee said...

OH yeah! I am SO excited for you!! and super sad that you are feeling so crummy- and even superier (ya, not a word) sad that chocolate and tomatoes are not for you right now- what a bummer! Hang in there- and CONGRATS!

Nashelle said...

Congrats! I hope the "hazing" of pregnancy wears off soon!

cari said...

Congratulations! I hope you're able to rest a little and that you're feeling better soon.

Savages said...

Yay! Congratulations! I was wondering where you'd been...:) Hope everything goes well for you and you'll feel better soon!

mickell said...

Congrats!!! I'm right there with you on skipping the whole nausea, weight gain, moodiness bit. I hate it. I hope you get feeling better.

Danette said...

YEAH! What great news. You can look at it on a bright side, at least you were really skinny before getting pregnant so no one is going to wonder if your pregnant or just getting a little chubbier!!
I hope you start feeling like your old self soon.

christine said...

First off Congratulations!!

Secondly, I'm sorry you can't enjoy wonderful things like chocolate and tomatoes. It'll pass. I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches everyday for lunch for a month when I was pregnant with Jacob. It was the only thing I could stand. That and dry ramen noodles. I'm sorry if this comment makes you sick.

Ashley said...

Congrats! Now I'm embarrassed that you look more put together than I do when we drop our girls off at school! :)

Shuldberg said...

congrats again. unfortunately, all those weight gaining cravings come back the last few months--at least for me. I secretly enjoy the beginning because of the food aversions to the foods that I so love in hopes that is slows down my weight gain. One of the first signs that I am pregnant--chocolate just loses its appeal. Anyway...hope you start feeling better soon. It's hard when you have to get up early to take kids to school too. I struggled with that SO much my first few months. My kids would have to come wake me up and drag me out of bed to get them to school on time, barely. Sad when the new school year started and they asked me "what time do you want us to get you mom?".

Cluffs said...

Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you guys!! Hopefully this too will pass...soon! Let me know if you even want me to take Franny to school. I am going there anyways and I never wanted to get out of bed those first few months. Actually I still feel that way! Seriously let me know!!!

Jane said...

I am so very happy for you! Congratulations and I hope you are feeling great fast.

Rebecca S said...

Congratulations! I was honestly wondering about you last night. I'd turned over the page on my calendar, noticed you have a birthday this month (Happy Birthday Early bye the way), and started wondering again why you haven't blogged and if everything was okay. I'm glad to hear it's happy news that's keeping you away. Hope you feel better soon.

DeGooyer Family said...

YAY for you guys!!!!!!!! Hope you feel better real soon. Congrats!!! =) =)

The last Unicorn said...

what the what!?!? I am calling you ASAP! oh yeah, Congrats!!!! I hope it is a boy too... but another girl would be loving as well :)

Jaime said...

Congrats katherine! I am so so excited for you! I am sorry that you are so sick, that is so not fun! I will be praying for you to feel better soon!

Anne said...

So so happy for you!
And sorry you are feeling so blah, why is it we forget about that part?

Jenks Family said...

Congrats! That's so exciting! hope you feel better soon.

Melissa said...

Congrats and good luck! I just went through the awful stage of nausea and fatigue... not fun. But it will pass. I hope you guys have a boy too! We were hoping for the same thing after 2 girls, but we are having girl #3!

Kelly said...

Oh, that's so exciting. Congrats. Hang in there with the sickness!

Sara said...

what?! yay!!!! i'm sooo excited ... when are you due?
i really hope that after the first trimester you'll be feeling better.
congratulations again!! so happy for you guys.

Elsie said...

Wahooo!!! That is so exciting! Congrats to you and your fam!

The Laytons said...

So exciting! It HAS to be a boy! Congrats and hopefully you feel better soon ... I hate those first couple of months with feeling so terrible.

Carole said...

I am SO happy for you my sweet Katherine. You are such a great mother you should have eight kids! I hope you will forgive me for not writing sooner, but I have had my hand rather full. Grandpa is home now and doing a little better every day. I am SO glad to have him home again. He is very happy for you too. Hope this awful sickness is short lived. We love you, Bobby and the girls very much.

Rebecca said...

First off, congratulations! I had heard you were pregnant and noticed your blogging absence. Of course, I put two and two together and gathered that you probably felt like poo/hell or...in poo hell ha. Feel better, this will be a memory soon!

Kristy said...

congratulations!!! I hope you feel better soon.

tiffany said...

Congrats Katherine. I am exixited for you and bobby and the girls. Tell everyone hi and hope you get to feeling better soon

Katherine said...

Thanks everyone! I'm overwhelmed by all your nice comments. Haylee, I'm really excited to try your peanut butter balls. They remind me of the peanut butter candy my best friend's mom used to make for us when we were little.

I'm almost 10 weeks pregnant and due April 3.

Getting up to take Franny to school is so hard! You guys are right. Ashley, your comment made me laugh. I have had my hair or makeup done once since I started taking franny to school, so you must not be looking at me very closely, which is fine by me!! :)

Congratulations, Melissa! I hadn't heard. That is wonderful news!!

Sara said...

Congratulations! I'm sure the next one will be just as cute as the girls. I'm also pregnant, just found out that I'm having boys (yes, boys plural!)

Jill said...

Congrats chica! Come April I am there to help in any way!

Sara said...

maybe you'll have an april fool's baby! who is your doctor? i just switched to Freeland.

rebecca said...

Congratulations:) I'm so excited for you:) I just had a flashback of when I found out I was pregnant in Kirksville and you were the first person I told in Hyvee:) I hope you get through the yucky part faster than usual:)

Amber Draper said...

Congratulations! That is exciting. I hope you get feeling more like yourself soon!

HeidiB said...

YEAH!!!! I was actually wondering if you were pregnant and feeling yucky, which would've explained your "silence" on the blog. Well, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can't wait to find out what you're having. I wish I were there to take your girls so you could rest or bring your family dinner b/c I'm sure you're not in the mood to cook.

beckie codd said...

I have been checking your blog often. I am so happy for you.You look so cute Katherine. I hope you feel better soon. I am so enjoying the newborn stage that I have completely forgotten the miserable state and now know I want one more!

Anita said...

Congrats! sorry about not being able to eat Chocolate though. However on a side not, I was NOT able to eat anything with tomatoes(sauce and all) when I was prego with Damon. So maybe just maybe, its a boy! :)

sara said...

Congrats!!! A boy would be fun! Guess you'll find out. Oh and I wish you could just skip over the whole pregnancy sickness thing - it's the worst!

Eugie said...

CONGRATS!!!! super awesome rad cool.

theflanfam said...

I've been waiting to hear this news! Wish I could wave a magic wand and you would feel fabulous!

valerie said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting!! I hope you get over the yucky part quickly and start feeling better.

Raquel said...

Wow! That is great news.

Julia said...

Glad to hear your feeling sick...at least you know your pregnant that way. Love you lady.

Aubrey said...

Congrats! Seriously, no chocolate!?! That is what I have lived on this pregnancy. Well as soon as this baby pops out I will let you know if its all worth it! j/k I know its all worth it!!! Hang in there.

thesquiresfamily said...

HOORAY!!!! I am so excited for you!!!

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