Thursday, April 7, 2011


Yesterday I left the house totally unprepared for my new current state. Let me explain…

In my pre-pregnancy life I rarely ate lunch. I usually would eat breakfast, snack on cereal or crackers during the day and then eat dinner. Therefore I could leave and run errands all afternoon and not worry about brining snacks (besides my bag of crackers) or having to stop somewhere to get something to eat. Because of that, I now have a hard time figuring out what to eat for lunch..I know that may sound weird but it is hard to break old habits even when your stomach is turning from hunger. For the most part it hasn’t been a huge issue because most days I end up meeting the hubs for lunch and will either share something with him or get my own thing. However, if I am by myself I refuse to get fast food or stop to get something to eat.

Until yesterday when I realized that my pregnant body can no longer survive on 2 meals a day.

I did my usual throw up two times in the morning, try to gag down breakfast and then wait to feel better. It has been taking me a lot longer to get anything done in the mornings lately (it’s a good thing I am not working right now)! Anyways, Wednesday mornings I attend a women's bible study through my church which starts at 9:30am. I had missed the last month and a half due to travel and not feeling well so even though I was still feeling sick I decided to just go.

Sidenote: I was so glad I did because God really spoke to some things I have been dealing with and the ladies are so amazing! It’s funny the things satan uses to keep us away from fellowship sometimes.

Since the study is in an area that I rarely go on the weekdays but is near Costco I decided to run some errands after. I had my saltines in my purse but I knew as I was heading to target that they wouldn’t be enough to stop the hunger and nausea I was feeling. I kept telling myself to just push though and not think about it as I walked through the store. I think that is the quickest I have made it out of target in a while :) Then I headed to Costco. I had to get some stuff for dinner so I had no choice. I prayed as I walked in that they would have some good samples that would at least help for a minute. To my dismay they were defiantly lacking in samples yesterday. As I stood in the checkout line I was rocking back and forth on my heals praying that I wouldn’t get sick or pass out (and getting some strange looks).

Back in my car I thought “I just need to make it home”. However home was still a little ways away.

That’s when it happened folks…

I couldn’t help it, the next thing I knew I was pulling through the drive thru at Del Taco and ordering a soft taco. I just couldn’t take it anymore. When the tummy is yelling it’s hard to ignore :) I ate 1/2 the taco on the way home and finished it after I unloaded the groceries at home. Although it tasted good I felt horribly guilty for giving in and getting fast food. But I learned my lesson..never leave unprepared! I know several of my preggo friends had warned me to carry lots of snack but I guess I had to learn in on my own :)

PS I think I have never been so aware of where every public bathroom is located until now :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Travel Mania

I feel like I have been on the road as much as I have been home this last month or so. At the beginning of March we left for Washington DC for a fun anniversary trip and family time..complete with spilling the news of the bambino (which the story is still to come). Then I was home for two days and headed to Bako via car to spend a week with my family and friends and let the magical neighborhood know in person of the new addition that will be here in November (that story is coming too). It was such a nice time and I enjoyed every minute of it but it is nice to be home.

However, after a week and a half at home I am heading out again. My folks have a timeshare in Southern Cali and before we even knew about the little bambino I had made plans to meet them in Carlsbad, CA to enjoy their vacation with them :) The hubs has to work so he can’t come…sadness.

Originally I was going to spend the whole week there with them but then I realized that the Salt Lake City 1/2 Marathon that the Hubs and I were signed up for was the last weekend of the trip so I have to come back a little early. Now before anyone freaks (by anyone I mean my caring and somewhat worrier family) I am not running the 1/2 as originally planned. The race administration was nice enough to let me switch it to the 5k which is good since I really haven’t felt like running that much lately. I can barely make it 2-3 miles (I was up to 8-10 before I found out). I have actually taken up my old love of workout dvd’s…the running is just really hard on me right now. I figure that I can run/walk the 3.1 miles so that the registration money doesn't go to waste. I also really hate sitting on the sidelines. I had the cutest shirt made that says “Little Marathoner in Training” and I promise I will post pictures once the race is done.

One of the many things newly preggo couples are told to think about is a babymoon. Now I will take any excuse to go on vacation so I jumped at mentioning that to the Hubs. My dad is the travel king and while I was in bako with them he helped me find a great deal on a trip to Maui. Even typing those words makes me giddy with excitement :) I have been to Oahu several times but never to Maui and the Hubs has never been to any part of Hawaii. We were planning on taking the trip in May (due to prices and the Hubs being gone the month of June) but when we worked out everything we ended up moving the trip to April. So the day after the SLC 1/2 Marathon the Hubs and I are boarding a plane to Maui for a week.

I am supper excited but also a little nervous because I will be at the very end of my first trimester so I am hoping the morning sickness will die down some. It has been steadily getting worse (from not throwing up, to throwing up once in the morning and now it is throwing up twice every morning). Luckily though it is mostly just in the morning so the rest of the day should be okay. I know I shouldn’t complain because it could be a lot worse than that and it is totally worth it!

I know I will have internet in Southern Cali but I don’t know about Maui so if I seem absent that is why. These last two months has been a crazy travel time but I will take anything to get out of this cold spring here in Utah..I am going crazy for some warm weather!!

What are your travel plans this summer?