June 08, 2008


I can't sleep.
Which is a bad thing, because I have to get up early tomorrow.

Um, question: How are you supposed to remember how pregnant you are? I keep forgetting. People ask me what week I'm in, and I stutter. I have to keep looking at the calendar and counting. This is a helpful site.

Apparently tomorrow I start Week 9. Somebody help me remember that.

I think I can't sleep because I have a hundred things I want to talk about with my husband. I wrote him a long email about it all, but that's not the same thing as lying in bed griping and laughing together. I miss that tonight.

Also I have no morning sickness whatsoever. Last time it was mild, but it was something: food aversion and queasiness due to smells. This time, I wouldn't know I was pregnant if I didn't have the ultrasound pic on the fridge. No symptoms at all. That would make me nervous if I hadn't been morning sick while carrying a dead baby last year. Maybe my body reacts in the opposite way. Or the logical way, depending on how you look at it: dead baby = sick, live baby = fine.

Please, brain, knock it off. It's bedtime.

My husband sent a photo of his room in Iraq the other day. He's fast asleep right now, and I love that I can picture where he's sleeping. CaliValleyGirl told a story the other day about a guy getting his chest waxed (it's funny), and all of a sudden I thought, "Awww, my husband's chest..." and I missed him. I hadn't really taken the time yet to miss his physical presence, but just like that, I wanted to lay my head on his chest.

He's my Rushmore.

Oh geez, I feel like I'm channelling Sis B.
And now I seriously need to try to sleep.

Posted by: Sarah at 06:21 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 I Sarah; congratulations on your pregnancy. I've been reading your blog for a while, but this is my first time commenting. You'll soon learn to speak in terms of weeks. I too found it difficult to remember what week I was in, but now I know the week and exact day as well (I'm currently 33 weeks + 3 days)! We have a calendar in our kitchen which we look at every day, so I wrote in numbers for the week I was in for each week and for all months until my due date. Also, you should check into whether your health facilty offers weekly email reminders. We are currently based in northern VA and the nurse practitioner that I see recommended signing up for these weekly emails that describe the growth of the baby each week, and remind you about things to keep in mind: nutrition requirements, prenatal classes, exercise, etc. They are really great emails, and it is nice to know about your baby's development week by week. Best of luck in the next 31 weeks!

Posted by: Maria at June 09, 2008 03:34 AM (2rnKP)

2 I read somewhere that morning sickness is due to the difference in blood types between the mother and baby. Sounds like you're doing great!

Posted by: Mare at June 09, 2008 03:36 AM (APbbU)

3 What's wrong with channeling me!? Muhahahahahahaha!

Posted by: Sis B at June 09, 2008 05:24 AM (0ZS+T)

4 Aw, SisB stole my damn comment! WTF! :-p

Posted by: loquita at June 09, 2008 06:12 AM (sPO/s)

5 I had 2 completely problem free pregnancies and I wasn't sick for one minute with either one of them. Everyone is different and every pregnancy is different. I think you count the weeks from the first day of your last period.

Posted by: TracyS at June 09, 2008 09:12 AM (E5XGy)

6 I had to write it on the calendar. Then, when pregnancy brain hit, I needed to remember what day it was, so that I could look at the calendar to figure out the weeks. If it's a stranger that asks you, just make it up if you don't remember. They'll just tell you that you're showing too much, or too little to be at that stage. I've had both responses on the same day from different people throughout my pregnancies. Enjoy your pregnancy!

Posted by: Susan at June 09, 2008 12:15 PM (edTDc)

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