So I am now 8 weeks pregnant. So far I have been quite tired, more hungry than usual, pretty nauseous these last couple of days, and extremely emotional. For instance yesterday I was watching Ellen. I love Ellen, she’s funny and almost the only talk show host I don’t mind watching. Yesterday on the show she reunited a couple that is serving in the Army, with their moms. The mom of the daughter has been caring for her 3 children since she has been in Iraq. Anyway Ellen reunited them and it was very touching, and normally these types of things don’t make me cry or show any type of emotion. There was also this Jif Peanut Butter commercial. This little boy was making a sandwich for school and about to walk out the door, he turns around and tells his mother to look in her bag. He had made a sandwich for her too! It was so cute and I immediately burst into tears.
Stuff like that has never brought me to tears. I have watched people ball during shows like American Idol and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and I always look at them like really, are you seriously crying over this staged bu******?! I am only 8 weeks pregnant and my emotional mood swings have taken me on a crazy up and down rollercoaster. Nausea is one thing, but bursting into tears over nothing is kind of embarrassing. I feel sorry for Justin, sometimes….okay more often than necessary, these mood swings are not pretty and have been directed at him. So this is a formal apology. I am sorry honey and will try to direct my frustration out on something else.
When I found out that I was pregnant, I downloaded a few pregnancy applications for my phone. I love them, each day they offer new information regarding my pregnancy. On the “My Pregnancy Today” application, created by BabyCenter, there is this ongoing checklist. Here are some examples; pack healthy snacks, do some kegel exercises, try a relaxation technique, take a quick walk, etc. And each checklist subject has additional information if you click on it. A few times this checklist item comes up, Do something nice for yourself. I usually just check it off, but today I actually did something nice for myself. I went and got a haircut. I haven’t actually gone and had my hair done in over a year. Today that changed. Here’s the outcome:
Well that’s all I have for now. More next time!