so, we’re having a baby

I know I’ve been gone from here for awhile with really no explanation.  I was kind of hoping you thought I was travelling to important places or getting my kitchen remodeled (I wish!) or something of the sort, but what actually happened is Gerrit and I found out we were having a baby early in December, and about a week later I started hating food.  And not just some foods that people normally hate when they are pregnant, but absolutely all food.  I literally have not cooked in my kitchen in about 6 weeks, and that plus the ridiculous exhaustion is why I haven’t been around.  (And while I’m not making any promises, I really hope that I start liking food again soon.)

So, because I know no other way to do this, let’s have some FAQs.

When are you due?

Aren’t you excited?!
Well, yes.  It’s kind of been a tedious journey so far though, from even finding out we were having a baby (because of various reasons we were sure it was going to take much longer than it did) to the first week or so (when both us and the doctor thought it would very likely be a miscarriage) to the ridiculous sickness and exhaustion that set it (I seriously would have had several stays in the hospital by now if not for the miracle of zofran), so I’ve really only had time (and energy) to get used to the idea.  But yes, we are both very excited (and appropriately terrified).

How have you been feeling?
Terrible.  Seriously, I keep half-joking to Gerrit that it is going to be an only child because I cannot imagine feeling like I’ve been feeling while also having another child to care for.  Luckily, now that I’m getting out of the first trimester, I can feel the fog lessening every so slightly.

Do you want it to be a boy or a girl?
I refuse to say.

How are your animals going to react? (Really, lots of people have asked me this.)
The dog is going to do great.  The cat on the other hand…she’s going to have a rude awakening.  I’m a little worried that she’ll jump up in the crib and try to sit on the baby’s face.

More information to come, I’m sure.  And I promise I won’t be annoying.

4 Responses

  1. Becki's Whole Life January 31, 2014 at 11:36 pm |

    Congrats! How exciting for you both:-). Hang in there and try to ENJOY the 2nd semester. I started feeling great after having morning sickness for the first trimester. Plus, come the third you will start to just feel super pregnant :-). I’m sure your dog will be a great sibling. I felt like mine knew that we had a baby and knew it was his job to protect her and me…so sweet! Can’t wait to hear more about your journey!

  2. Abby February 1, 2014 at 10:24 am |

    Congratulations!! And I’m glad to hear you’re starting to feel better. From most mothers I know, things usually start to settle down after the first trimester…good luck!

  3. Jenny @ BAKE February 2, 2014 at 4:09 am |

    Congratulations! that is such amazing news, I am so happy for you! I’m sorry to hear that you’re feeling ill and really hope that it passes soon, but I am sure it will all be more than worth it in the end

  4. Kathryn February 2, 2014 at 12:13 pm |

    Ah, congratulations!! What wonderful news : ) I’m so sorry that the first few months have been so tough for you and I hope you start feeling better soon.


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