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Random musings from a First Trimester Pregnant Lady

I’m full of random thoughts at the best of times. I’m pretty sure my poor hubby rolls his eyes in disbelief on a near-daily basis at some of the randomness I share with him. You’d think after all these years, I’d learn to exercise my filter to keep from embarrassing myself as often as I do. So far…hasn’t happened *hangs head in shame*


Pregnancy has not dulled that…skill. I’m pretty sure it’s only serving to make it worse. Good thing I can have a good chuckle at my own expense because my pregnancy thoughts are no less random. Or strange. Let the eye rolling commence as we take a peek inside my brain. Don’t get lost in there. :)

Week 4 (ish): Why do I feel like I’m swimming in pudding? And why do I now want to eat a pool full of pudding?

Why am I getting emotional because I want to buy the test that says “pregnant” and it’s too expensive. Clearly, I don’t need the test. My hormones are doing the test for me. Is it wrong to want the word instead of a stupid plus sign? Well…is it Safeway shelf?!

How the heck am I going to tell hubby we got preggo. I must consult Pinterest. Romance will lessen the surprise (clearly). Result: there was no pin about sitting on the couch sobbing telling hubby we need a bigger car. #fail.

Week 6: I’m going to bed at 9:30, 9:00, 8:45, 8:30 like it’s my job.

The thought of hummus makes me want to vomit. Too bad I realized this after I made a month’s supply of it.

Green pimento olives? Don’t mind if I do!

Tomatoes are my worst enemy.

Tomatoes are my best friend. I must eat them all.

Week 7: If I can make it from bed to work without vomiting, I’ll consider this day a success and go back home to bed.

Anyone who says they love being pregnant needs to be punched in the face. By me.

Is there medal for going 30 minutes without vomiting or peeing?

Is it too early to start nesting? And by nesting, I mean napping.

Baby is the size of a lentil. I’m eating lentils for lunch. I don’t feel right about this. Maybe this is why baby makes me feel so yucky.

Week 8: Baby wants pizza. Baby needs pizza. Baby will have pizza.

If baby is only the size of a blueberry, why do I feel the need to waddle when I walk?

I’m going to bed at 8:308:00, 7:30 7:00 like it’s my job

Week 9: God bless this baby for not giving me an aversion to coffee.

Mashed potato powder: Best. Thing. Ever.

The only coffee Baby can tolerate is Tim Horton’s. Can’t argue with good taste.

If baby is the size of a kidney bean, and if I haven’t gained any weight, then why the eff are my clothes so tight and          uncomfortable?!

Hubby: “Maybe it’s twins” Me:< skin-melting evil death stare >.

Week 10: Baby. Is. Hangry.

At some point, I will probably have to tell my parents that I’m pregnant. Maybe they read my blog and can find out that way. Not so much? Can I just send an email?

I wonder what it feels like to not want to vomit with each breath of wakefulness.

Week 11: I ate a veggie. A whole veggie. There is hope.

Week 12: I need roasted red pepper soup. Now. In large quantities. I also need a belly band…stat.

Prophetic baby dream count: Girl: 1, Boy: 2, Twins: 1

Dreams where I have to pee really bad and can’t find an empty/private/clean bathroom: too many to count

Week 13: Officially measuring 4 weeks ahead of my dates. When your doctor says “whoa, you’re popping”, you must be big. It’s going to be a long pregnancy.

Baby to me: “Feed me, feed me, feed me, feed me, feed me.”

Belly button to me: “Whhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy????” Sorry belly button.


Mayhem Monday: Day Dates, Tummy Issues and (another) Blizzard

Happy St. Patty’s day! No green beer for this Mama this year. I woke up with a flaming tummy today. Mis-er-a-ble. I think it has something to do with dinner out last night. My IL’s had gift cards to the Keg they needed to use so we all went there. Being that it’s a steakContinue Reading

Mayhem…Wednesday? Taking an unplanned internet hiatus

I’m back!! We had a minor snafu with our internet last week. We had made the decision to get rid of cable to focus more on quality time and less time on mindless couch-denting. We had also decided to switch our land line (yes…we still have one of those) to network into our cell networkContinue Reading

Never a dull moment when you’re a Boy Mom

This week started like many others. Fit Boy had (yet another) ear infection and fever and was home for a couple of days. I stayed home with him and Mr. O. on Monday and hubby stayed home with them yesterday so I could get come work done at the office. My favorite part of whenContinue Reading

Happy Birthday Fit Boy!

For those keeping score, I did indeed just write a birthday post for my littlest kidlet’s 2nd birthday. Two days later, we are celebrating the oldest. Really want me to blow your mind? My boys were born on the exact same Sunday, 2 years apart. Boom… Dear Fit Boy, Today is possibly your most excitingContinue Reading

Happy Birthday Mr. O.

Dear Mr. O. Today you turn 2. I can’t believe it. My baby isn’t really a baby anymore. You have done nothing short of rock my world over the past 24 months. I love seeing your personality shine through. I love your smile, even when it (usually) means you’ve done something very, very bad. It’sContinue Reading

Why Living Minimally is Not the Same as Living Cheaply

Since heading up this journey to minimalism over a year ago I’d say I’ve had equal amount of support and scoffing sent in my general direction. I’ve heard words like “impossible”, “stupid”, “not good for my kids” and so forth. I think there is a HUGE misconception out there about what it means to liveContinue Reading

I am a Mom First

There is never a moment of hesitation for me when it comes to family. Nothing…and I mean nothing is more important or takes priority over my responsibilities as a parent. These past couple of weeks have really put that to the test. I’ve wanted to run. Dreamed of running. Tasted the run within my grasp.Continue Reading

Mayhem Monday: We’ve been overrun with Germs!

I spend last week siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!! Remember all that talk about sleep? Yeah, I think I know why I was so tired. I was fighting off this bug that finally took over last week. And take over it did! I felt like absolute garbage. Yuck. You know it’s bad when you can’t even get out ofContinue Reading

My 2014 Focus Word

In 2013, my hubby and I set out to simplify our lives. The main way we decided to do this was to par down the amount of “stuff” we owned. We weren’t out to live in an empty house but we also didn’t want one that was over-flowing with books, toys, movies, furniture and gadgets.Continue Reading