I didnt really do a New Years post as such but in this post I made myself a few promises…
Be more adventurous – Im not sure I have done this, I think I need to do more, even if its just trying out new food every now and again.
Try new things – again, not so much… although I did try buy more colour for my wardrobe, I think it fizzled out after a month or two.
Push my boundaries – *sigh* Not. So. Much. *sigh*
I wanted a sister or brother for Aaron – This one is a resounding success! Tomorrow we find out if #theSQL is a boy or a girl 🙂
I wished to have more fun with Aaron and be more silly with him – I think this one has been a success… our favourite silly games are “the laughing game”, hide & seek, the hi-five pickle game* and light saber battles
No more procrastinating – I think im getting better at this but I have a long way to go.
All in all, I think I need to work a little harder to fulfill some of these ‘resolutions’ before the end of the year!
*the hi-five pickle game – My brother Matt taught Aaron this one: You ask Aaron for a hi-five, then a low-five, then you hold your index fingers together at the tips and ask him to cut the pickle by ‘slicing’ his hand through your finger tips, then you tickle… so, hi-five, low-five, cut the pickle, tickle tickle tickle… cracks him up every time…
With Aaron I stayed away from sushi entirely. This time I am eating vegetarian sushi and sushi that has been cooked. My view is that as long as the fish and other ingredients are fresh and the restaurant is clean and reputable, the chances are you wont have a problem. Besides japanese women eat sushi right through pregnancy…
It winter, Im freezing and the thought of a luke warm bath makes me ill. I run a hot bath and then let it cool while I relax. I don’t run a boiling bath but its hot enough that I turn pink. I also don’t add more hot water and I just let the bath cool gradually.
I cook them until they are boiling all the way through. This should kill the bacteria that can cause illness.
Coffee/tea/fizzy drinks – In short caffeine.
Im not a big coffee drinker but I do drink tea and fizzy drinks like Coke. I drink them in moderation but I do drink them.
Runny eggs – eggs that are not cooked properly can carry the salmonella bacteria.
To be honest I had never heard of salmonella until I met a group of Americans while on a kibbutz in Israel. They refused to eat runny eggs, and when I asked if they ever ate runny eggs they said no, even at home the ate them hard. Now I buy my eggs from Woolies, I make sure the expiry date is still good and we eat them within a week. Im pretty confident that they are clean, healthy eggs. So far I’ve eaten two runny eggs. Then again, I’ve eaten two eggs in the last 4 months…
What rules have you broken? Are there rules you absolutely will NOT break?
Firstly let me just say that I am loving being pregnant. I do not take this miracle for granted, not even for one moment!
But oh boy! Compared to my pregnancy with Aaron this time round is like being run over with a bus. And then having the bus reverse back over me!
With Aaron I never had one moment of tiredness, I could have partied until all hours every night. In fact when other women said how tired they were, how they couldn’t stop yawning and were in bed at 8pm I secretly thought they were mad, or making it up. I guess this is my wake up call, I am EXHAUSTED, I yawn from the moment I open my eyes to the moment I close them. I cannot wait to get home in the afternoon so I can have a nap and then I am still in bed as early as possible and fast asleep before I can even say good night to Paul.
And the morning sickness… OMG!
With Aaron I was fine during the day, I came home at 5pm and between 5:30 and 6pm I threw up, once maybe twice and that was that. Nothing else until the next night. This time I am nauseous all day, one day I will be fine, the next I can throw up 6 times, the next only once. It hits me at random times, sometimes as I wake up, sometimes it waits for mid morning, sometimes its every hour, sometimes its only at night.
Its gotten to the point that I called my OB and she recommended Emex, which helps most of the time but not always. Hopefully it allows me some peace at work, because between the vomming and the tiredness I am really struggling to function.
There is an upside to all the symptoms Im having though… my boobs are huge!
I’ve already had to go up a cup size and they just keep getting bigger (and better), I actually have a real cleavage now, without even trying. 🙂
And of course the other very visible difference in this pregnancy is that I am showing already, have been since about 5 weeks or so. Here are a few pics: