(Originally posted on 1/12/11)
It's funny because a couple hours after I eat a meal, I sit in anticipation of the uneasy stomach feeling I've been accustomed to experiencing and prepare myself to rush to the restroom... but for the last few days nothing has happened! Baby is finally able to absorb all the vitamins and minerals from the cupcakes I've been ingesting... What? Cupcakes aren't nutritious? You mean I'm supposed to be eating vegetables and stuff?!?! Oh... OK... Duly noted for future meals.
But seriously, I'm happy this part is all over -- which means that sooner or later I am going to start feeling the baby kick and can start bonding with the baby in a different way...
So for now, my energy is back and my eating is back to normal (minus the deli meat, caffeine, sushi, caesar salad, and a bunch of other stuff I totally miss).
Aside from my ever-growing belly, I don't even feel pregnant anymore!!! It's frustrating actually because I'm at this weird stage where I don't look pregnant enough for people who don't already know to comment on my pregnancy in fear that they'll offend a non-preggo fatty, I don't have any of the first trimester symptoms anymore, and I haven't felt the baby move yet!!! To try to curb my craziness, I go to different baby store sites to start our registry, but then I can't add anything because we don't know the baby's sex (our appointment for that is on 2/4) so we can't pick the colors/themes for the items we plan on purchasing! I'm in a lose-lose situation here, people!
Sometimes I have this irrational fear that the baby somehow fell out and that's why I don't feel pregnant anymore... I am THIS close to calling my OB-GYN to schedule an ultrasound, but my logical side convinces me that I'm just being crazy and that I should just wait until my next appointment, which is on the 27th.
I don't like being patient. I have a lot of patience, but I hate using it.
OK - end of rant. I know my complaints are really silly and there are so much more important things to worry about in life. I'm sure in a month when the baby is kicking non-stop, climbing up my ribs, and causing me insane discomfort, I'll look back at this post and laugh at my naive little self....
For now, I'm just going to continue poking at my belly in hopes that it will elicit some sort of movement that I can feel... Wish me luck!