Tuesday, February 2, 2010

To Eat or Not To Eat

Oh, yes. That is the question! And not just for me. Some days, Bug will eat and eat and eat. He will clean his plate at every meal, and beg me for a snack three minutes later. Other days, I am begging him to "just take a bite" of his dinner...because I feel like he hasn't had anything to eat since his small bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios at 7am. (By the way, that kid loves Honey Nut Cheerios. Or Honey Nut Scooters or whatever the cheap brand is called! I pour a small bowl, add a little milk to soften them up, and he gobbles them down. On the days that Bug is refusing to eat, I am tempted to feed him cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner...just so I know he has food in his stomach!) Amazing how his appetite can be so dynamic!

As for my recent eating habits...things are getting a little bit better. I have been craving a 4pm salad, complete with Caesar croutons and generously doused in Italian dressing, nearly every day. And often, a couple of cucumbers. I prefer the little salad cucumbers, because they are sweeter and almost never bitter. But, it is so frustrating to have to peel and slice enough of them to satisfy me! Those snacks mostly prevent my nausea from getting too bad. (Notice, I didn't say that my nausea had gone away. It is still there torturing me if I wait until 4:01pm before eating that salad!) It is really strange that I haven't been craving sweets at all. That is incredibly different for me! In fact, there are so many things that are different in me about this pregnancy (with the exception of ridiculously dry and flaky skin) that everyone is assuming that it MUST be a girl! I will keep my fingers crossed.

But, whether it is a girl or a boy, I am excited. Unfortunately, my sleeping has been taking a rough hit. Bug is such a bed hog and he wakes up to nurse way more often than I want him to (which is him waking up at all). I know he is old enough to night wean, but I am afraid that a night wean would really be a total wean! I don't think I'm ready for that! I just want to get him into his own bed, and see if that helps. I've loved co-sleeping with him...but with a new baby on the way, things are going to have to change! And, no matter how excited I am to have another little baby....part of me can't wait until the new baby is old enough to become Bug's new co-sleeping partner! Perhaps it won't be too long before I get my bed back, after all!


Sara, Nick, and kids said...

how many weeks are you? 10?? hope the nausea stops for you in like two weeks! (or sooner- i guess that would help :))
so i totally hope you have a girl too! of course it would be so convenient to have a boy cuz you wouldn't have to buy a single thing and they are so close in age they would be best buds :)

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Anonymous said...

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Scotty said...

I can't wait to get my bed back too. lol. love you hun.

Pamla Barrett said...

That's exactly how I was! With the girls I was SICK the whole 9 months. Very sick! Then with Chase after the first trimester I suddenly and noticeably didn't feel sick anymore! I thought something was wrong! SO hopefully it's a girl! :) Either way you make beautiful babies. Love you!

Melinda said...

Every pregnancy is different, even if its another boy, or a girl, you'll find out the more babies you have, they're just all different! :) Good luck with the nausea quitting soon!

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Momza said...

I can only repeat what has been said, every pregnancy is different. Having had 7 children--no two pregnancies were alike--and gender didn't matter.
As for sleeping arrangements...trust your instincts. If you feel Bug is ready to be introduced to his own sleeping space, do so, and then support him in the transition. It all works out.