Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wordful Wednesday: Interview with Preggers

Since I've been quite the SLACKER in keeping you all abreast of what's going on with my pregnancy, I thought I'd answer some of the most frequently asked questions. Feel free to ask more questions in the comment section, and I'll be sure to answer them next week.

Q: Have you been sick?
A: I've actually been extremely blessed and I have not been sick at all. Just sick and tired of being sick and tired. I have gas strong enough to destroy a small village. **Warning: Standing downwind from me is dangerous!**

Q: Do you have any cravings?
A: Yes. FOOD! I loved food before I got pregnant, and that love has only been enhanced since I've been pregnant. There's not a moment of the day when I am not thinking about food. Everything is fair game when it comes to food. I've been eating more chocolate than ever before and I've never been a real chocolate lover. I am scary around a bag of Hershey's Miniatures.

Q: Do you ever want a "drink?"
A: I rarely crave alcohol. However, I occasionally would not mind a bottle of Two Buck Chuck after hard week of work. Oh well, I'll have to wait a few more months for that.

Q: How far along are you?
A: I will be 18 weeks tomorrow.

Q: Are you having a boy or a girl?
A: I will hopefully find out next week. Stayed tuned!

Q: Have you thought about names?
A: Yes. We picked out names a long time ago. We have chosen a unisex name so the name will be the same if it is a girl or a boy. I've decided not to disclose the name of the baby, so I will refer to him/her as AV on my blog.

Q: Do you have a preference of sex?
A: I really just want a healthy baby, but I am secretly praying for a boy. I really will feel sorry for a girl because her hair will look a hot mess!

Q: Have you started a nursery?
A: No. We do have a room in the house, but we haven't thought about what to do with it. I was thinking about chocolate and blue or pink for colors depending on the sex.

Q: Have you been getting a lot of advice?
A: I have gotten tons of advice and most of it has been pretty positive. Some of the funniest advice I've gotten from people is about sex. I've heard candidly from several people that I should have sex every day so that the baby will come out easier. "Gurl, me and my huzbin had sex all throughout my pregnancy and my baby came out in two pushes." What makes this even more uncomfortable is that most of these conversations are taking place at work!

Q: Does anything annoy you?
A: Yes. Lots of things annoy me. This is yet something else that has been enhanced. Before I got pregnant, I had a bit of an attitude. Now my attitude is a bit more colorful. My lack of patience really shows. I try not to go off every day, but it is hard. People in general have just been getting on my nerves lately. I especially can't stand when people make smart comments about what I am eating. "Is that coffee you are drinking?" or "Is that a TV dinner? You should really only be eating fresh fruits and vegetables." MIND YOUR DAMN BUSINESS! This my body and if I want to drink a Coke every now and then, I will, and I don't want to hear advice from the peanut gallery. Unfortunately, my poor husband often gets the brunt of it. When he asks why I am yelling at him, I try to explain, "I'm yelling at the situation honey, not you. You see, when you leave boots at the bottom of the stairs, I just think about how I could have potentially broken my neck thus harming the baby, had I not been paying attention. That's all."

Until next week. Thank you for all of the well wishes!



Alicia November 4, 2009 at 12:29 AM  

Those were cute answers, Joan. I know how it is being totally moody and sensitive while prego!

TwinsanityMom November 4, 2009 at 7:14 AM  

Your are such a cute pregnant woman! You are positively glowing :) Hang in there the emotions will come back in check after the baby is born...until then, just blame it on the hormones! HA!

JulieDJulieD,  November 4, 2009 at 7:50 AM  

had to laugh at the gas comment cuz i was the same, only with burping. couldn't burp at all before becoming pregnant the first time. since then (even when not pregnant), i can burp on demand and it can be heard 3 counties over.

Christie-The ChatterBox November 4, 2009 at 8:24 AM  

Oooh, JulieD, you are my twin!! This was so are so and that pitiful excuse for a belly you have there! Yes, I am hating on my own sister because I was 4x that size at that point in pregnancy! Ah, skinny people! Dontcha just love 'em? Smooches!

Jaime November 4, 2009 at 8:28 AM  

You are way too funny. I laughed out loud about the boot story. I could just hear you saying those words to your hubby with a smart-alick look on your face.

Christie-The ChatterBox November 4, 2009 at 8:28 AM  

Hold up! I am just now realizing that these pictures are at my house and my birthday party! Um, why haven't I gotten these you know...the ones with ME in them? Just sayin...

Oh and she is SO not kidding about the GAS and the ATTITUDE...but it makes for great entertainment :)

Mrs Cooper November 4, 2009 at 1:38 PM  

Okay, question number one or should I say answer number one had me on the floor. I'm thinking it's a boy. You look adorable as all get out.

from the desk of November 4, 2009 at 7:52 PM  

love the pics...i am so excited ...i really think u are getting ready to unleash ur inner scrapbooker

Tara November 4, 2009 at 9:13 PM  

I too wanted a boy and CRIED when the ultra sound showed a girl. I'm SO SO SO happy I got a girl. She brings out the girly girl in me even when we're picking up worms from the mud...

Jehari,  November 4, 2009 at 10:52 PM  

Love it! The belly is so cute and petite. I second the sex advice, even though I've never had a baby. Have as much as you can; there are so many benefits!

Wifey November 5, 2009 at 8:04 AM  

Even with the gas and the attitude you're still so damn cute! Oh, and who's that fabulous girl sitting next to you in the restaurant with the purple snuggie on? LMAO!

Winks & Smiles,

Ms. Wanda November 5, 2009 at 9:27 AM  

Look how beautiful you are!!!! You one of those ladies that will carry and be beautiful through the whole pregnancy and then have an awesome body afterwards, hmmmm:)
You know you look just like Christie in those photo's. I sent you an e-mail, did you get?

Ms. Wanda

Mocha Dad November 6, 2009 at 6:33 PM  

Will you let me interview your husband? I'd like to get his side of the story.

The Fabulous Do Gooder November 10, 2009 at 9:03 AM  

You are look so beautiful! You really are glowing. and I was reeeeeaaaaly moody during pregnancy :(

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