Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Oh hey, my blog is still here.

(That one time I straightened June's hair, and I realized how old she looked, and decided I probably won't do it again because I got too sad.)

Today I heard my baby's heartbeat for the first time. This lifted my spirits ten-fold. So I decided it's time to blog again.

I heard a few people figured out that I was pregnant just because of lack of blog posts. I don't know why, but that made me really happy.

A lot of people figured it out before I could make one big *SURPRISE* announcement. I'm a terrible liar, so I went ahead and just outed myself at 6 weeks. I seriously wanted to wait until the 12-week mark, but it's difficult to keep it a secret when you look like you want to ralph 22 hours a day. (In case you're wondering, the best times for me are from 2-4pm.)

I've actually typed this post a couple times. Each time I typed it, I made a list of all the terrible things I feel everyday... the nausea, the guilt about not being an energetic mom for June, the frustrations... But I decided that it's probably not worth remembering those things.

Instead I'm trying to focus on the positives... at least for now. I may or may not vent in the near future.

Watching: The Food Network. Since my mom is babysitting me and June most days, I get the pleasure of watching cable TV, and Food Network is always my first choice. I miss cooking more than I thought I would. Since I don't have the energy or stomach for it these days, I'm finding myself living through these chefs and learning as much as I can. And of course, summer veggies are my favorite to cook with, so I hope I feel better soon before it's too late.

Also watching: "Call the Midwife". Has anyone else seen it? It's amazing. It's about a group of midwives housed in a convent, and it takes place in the 1950s in East England. The stories are wonderful and the messages kind of make your heart soar... and I don't describe things like that very often. 

Eating: candy. Lots of it. Enough to make Willy Wonka proud. Normally, I prefer baked goods and ice cream, but oh my, candy is the only cure right now: Skittles, Mike & Ikes, Sour Patch Kids, anything that rots my already sensitive teeth.

Looking forward to: Summer movies. My favorite movies of all time have little or no action in them... but when it comes to seeing movies in the theaters, my FAVORITE movies are cheesy-lines, ridiculous-plotlines, headache-inducing, walking-away-from-an-explosion, action ones. I especially love watching with my family... we're the ones in the theater laughing at all the impossibly absurd stunts and action sequences. There's nothing better in the summer. Someday, I will write an entire blog post about this, unfortunately for you.

Craving: Mexican food. Every. Single. Day. 

I guess not that much has changed.


  1. SO glad you are back to blogging again! PLEASE let us take June for a day so you can Ralph uninteruppted. And PS. June looks adorable with straight hair AND curly hair! Heck. She'd look cute with NO hair!

  2. Yeah yeah yeah! Big blogger back in da house! I am sad that no mention of kitchen nightmares was made. Does our time spent watching Peter mean nothing to you?!

  3. i'm so sorry you have been feeling terrible! i wish i was close and could help by watching that darling june (even though she would probably be scared of me).

    i had to comment because i absolutely LOVE call the midwife! i am all caught up and so sad i don't have more episodes to look forward to. i think i cried in every single one. we should arrange lunch soon, once you're feeling better maybe, and discuss how good it is.

    someday i will be a good blogger again. someday.

  4. Welcome back!! Jenny, I am OBSESSED with CALL THE MIDWIFE. OBSESSED! I not only watched every single episode, I took notes. I am going to deliver your baby.

  5. I really enjoyed Call The Midwife, what is not to love?