More questions. More comments. More answers. Sort of.
Pregnancy gets better. It does.
Thank you for this. I hope you're right.
This is nothing compared to after you give birth. You'll completely lose your privacy and you'll never sleep again. Also, you'll get stretch marks and you will probably die.
Save the stretch marks, you just described architecture school.
What are you doing with The Historical House By The Water?
We rented it out to a couple from Texas. We were a little concerned about finding tenants this close to the holidays, but we threw an ad on the internet and a sign in the ground and were pleasantly shocked at the response. Luckily, after turning down two other applications, we found the right fit after only eight days.
Is there a waiting list I can be put on for when it becomes available next?
Did you try ginger for the nausea?
The nausea comes and goes, but it doesn't seem to correlate with any foods or smells EXCEPT for ginger. Because I'm lucky like that.
What kind of workouts have you been doing since you got pregnant?
I do most of the same things I did before, just a bit slower. Running, walking, kicking around the soccer ball, P90x, lifting, yada yada yada. They seem to help. The only things I cut out completely after the first couple of months were jump rope and traditional sit ups.
I love reading about your pregnancy. Will you write about it more?
I feel like I'm boring you when I do. I also feel like I'm somehow being inconsiderate or disrespectful to those who are having difficulties conceiving or creating a larger family.
Please stop writing so much about your pregnancy. Don't turn this into a mommy blog.
That would be on par with the European financial crisis and global warming, wouldn't it?
Thank you for being so honest about your pregnancy.
Carrying this beast has been such a strange experience for me. There are so many little moments, precious ones, but they get squelched between bouts of feeling like my stomach is under a three thousand pound rolling pin.
If I add regular sugar in lieu of the Splenda mix, will your recipes turn out the same?
I'm actually not a fan of Splenda (or sucralose, in general) in any form, but because I usually cut the sugar way down in most of what I make, I add a bit of the Splenda mix to keep the texture right. My body doesn't seem to do well with sugar for whatever reason. Anyway, yes, any of my recipes will work with all regular sugar (even a lot more regular sugar).
Are you doing cloth or disposables?
Cloth. I'm thinking Bum Genius Adjustables. I'm very open to any tips or suggestions.
Is the first project in the new house going to be the nursery?
There will be a lot of smaller projects and planning for the first year. The first large project will most likely be the Master Bathroom.
You look huge.
I am huge.
I thought you weren't ready to have children?
Even though we conceived around three and a half seconds after we started trying, do not mistake this pregnancy as anything other than one of the most well considered decisions of my life. Still, I'm under no illusions that I'm prepared.
One of the reasons I've always been so hesitant about parenting is because I think that, on some level, conscious reproducing takes a certain amount of arrogance, at least a teensy bit of believing that you are brilliant enough to form an entirely capable member of the next generation.
And I lose my car keys at least six times a week.
Questions + Comments, Part 1