Wednesday, November 14, 2012

First baby thoughts

I can't help but pray all day long throughout my work day and into the evening for this lil person that's growing inside of me.
I can't help but imagine what life will be with a third Brandenberger in this home.
My days are filled with day dreaming of this child I haven't even met: will you look like me or your daddy? Will you love football with your daddy? Will you be mischievous like your mommy was as a kid? What will you look like?
 I'd love it if you had your daddy's hazel eyes.

at 9 weeks, here are my symptoms: 
Fatigue: usually around 6:30pm my body is done for. By this time of the day, I'm usually sitting on the couch in my pjs and falling asleep. So, in between the time I get off work to 6:30, I get all the stuff I need to get done around the house.  at around midnight, Ryan wakes me up to go to bed. Then I go right back to sleep! Exhaustion seems to be the right word for my evenings. I'm just glad that I'm not so fatigued during my work day!:)

Food Cravings: Waffles with sliced bananas and honey drizzled over it. And my mom's cooking...which I can't get. So I'm dealing with it by cooking her breakfast of bacon, eggs, sausage, all with tabasco ,and white rice...except, it's just not the exact same as my moms. I LOOOONG for the day I get to go home and eat her food.

Nausea: Mostly at night. I used to get it in the mornings, but it's setlled for making me feel nauseated at night. Haven't puked yet at all though! 

Food Aversion: Everything that I ate before; I seem to be disgusted by. The normal sandwiches, spinach, white sauces, cheeses, steaks, bread, corn, vegetables, soup, coffee, creamer, orange juice, granola, yogurt, clif bars, etc...everything I loved, i now feel grossed out by. I open up my fridge and cupboard, and I feel sick with all my normal favorites.
Which has been limiting me to very few foods that I feel like eating: Cold apples, bananas, waffles, Tortelini (Butoni), and an Oven roasted Chicken breast Subway sandwich, has been my menu the last week. oh, and MILK. My usual non sweetened vanilla almond milk was a heavy favorite of longer! (Weird, huh?) I have been craving 1% white milk!!! Not even the usual skim that normally sits in my fridge-it's been replaced with the 1% milk. 

Getting these symptoms is a wonderful constant reminder of the little one that's taken residence, growing inside of me. So thankful for Baby BB!!!
31 more weeks!!!


Michele said...

Here's a little unasked for advice: protein is your friend with pregnancy nausea! Nuts, protein bars, eggs, whatever meats you can force yourself to eat....just keep nibbling on protein all day long.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

aw, yay!!!! loved reading this update - so crazy and excited more and more every day! p.s. but the whole falling asleep at that really a new thing? ;)

Angel said...

haha i love how honey is in your cravings :) and it's definitely weird you don't like your normal favorites. awwhh i'm just SO excited for you and ryan!!