Saturday, May 9, 2009

23 weeks, 2 days: Base Ingratitude, and Other Sins

I have come to the disgusting conclusion that the human heart is capable of the basest ingratitude possible, myself being the number one example.

Here's a good example:

Last pregnancy = out of control morning sickness (hyperemesis), complete misery/despair/etc. I swore to myself that I would never complain about anything else ever again should I be blessed with a non-hyperemetic pregnancy!

This pregnancy = I find myself grousing because (oh, tragedy!) I have put on more weight than I want to!

I mean, come on! Anyone who has dealt with hyperemesis knows that there is almost nothing out there (including death) that we would rather not deal with as opposed to undergoing hyperemesis again. And I'm complaining about a few added pounds?

So, my sermon to myself today is: "DEAL WITH IT, LADY!" And stop the grousing!!

I must confess myself surprised to find that it is so easy to gain weight in a non-hyperemetic pregnancy. With our last I lost weight rapidly and then didn't start putting any on until somewhere midway through the second trimester. So weight gain as a problem was never an issue for me.

However, I should have known (by the fact that I managed to gain a completely normal amount of weight last time, even with hyperemesis) that I might expect to gain more this time! And I definitely have. I've actually gained, at 23 weeks, as much (and some, if I want to be honest) as I gained the entire time last time. And we still have 17 weeks to go! Yikes!!

So the truth of the matter is that I am just going to have to resign myself to being a bit plumper than normal for the next year or so. Worse things have happened. After all, it is better to be plump sans hyperemesis than fashionably slim by means of puking one's guts out around the clock, LOL!

Sometimes we just need a bit of perspective pounded into our heads.

Other than that, all is well! Baby is doing well. She is more active than DS was, and also has far fewer hiccups. DS had hiccups multiple times daily from the time he was conceived, as far as we can tell, and this baby has had them only a couple of times that I can count. It's great that we can tell physical and personality differences even in-utero!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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