First off, I'd like to say thank you so much for all your emails, tweets, and nice comments. It really made that 'announcement day' super special. Maybe its the hormones, but I teared up at most of them because even though I have still yet to meet many of you, I've known you for a long time and its so cool to have that. Plus the ladies I do know in real life, I tallied it up in my head, and that's over 60+ hours of babysitting volunteering right there!
Below, are a couple of questions I've gotten the past few days..
How are you feeling?
Good! I've been blessed with no morning sickness, but the fatigue you feel is kind of ridiculously crazy (and this is coming from a Chick who once had mono for 3 weeks). Plus I completely broke out with teenage acne- which totally helps emotionally when your pants don't fit! The mood swings were intense for awhile. Tough Guy gets an award for putting up with me. Cravings? Just McDonald's French Fries (who am I kidding, any french fries would do). I've only put on 3 lbs - but I think its because the no boozing cuts out so many calories! Who woulda thunk? The biggest thing I miss the most? My gourmet Ice Coffees I lived on prior. I cut out caffeine cold turkey when I found out, but recently just started bringing a small Dunkin Donuts decaf hot coffee back into my life.
What did you think of the movie 'The Backup Plan'?
OK, no one asked me this, but i had to answer it anways because I was so excited to watch it on Apple TV when it came out. The Backup Plan was the dumbest movie ever for
anyone someone just getting over their 1st trimester. I seriously thought J-lo would bring something special to it since she'd had twins, but no. All it showed of J-lo's character during her first trimester was flashing a six pack and working out at the gym. For reals! Fact: you have no energy to do this- and while I had absolutely no where near a 6 pack before this, it turns into bloat/beer gut central. Note: you are too happy to care. Warning: obviously this only happens when you are a blogger who enjoyed too much birthday cake and sauvignon blanc in the first place before getting knocked up.
SO, is the JQ Lounge turning into a Mom Blog?
Ha! That's what Tough Guy asked when he saw me working diligently on my breaking news announcement spread for the past week. Or maybe its the 2 friends that screamed 'CONGRATS' out of excitement on gchat, but then immediately gave me some rules about not including any ultrasound pictures and limiting the JQ Lounge to 1 baby post a week. Welp- since this summer my blog has been hit by 1 post every month, this may be hard to follow. But I will totally obey your ultrasound request. No one needs to see my gorgeous uterus, besides BFFs and future Grandparents.
When do you find out if you're having a boy or a girl?
2 weeks! I've been trying to google symptoms to figure out what the baby is, and so far.. I'm coming up 50/50 (go figure). They say if its a girl, she steals your beauty away. The awesome acne I have makes sense (girl), but no morning sickness (boy).
Are you showing yet?
Nopers. Basically it just looks like a sexy bloated beer gut I'm rocking. I kind of feel my stomach muscles disappearing each day- only because when I sneeze, I can no longer hold it in. All of my clothes are fitting fine- except for a lil snug around the waist. I'm almost 4 months, so we'll see if it pops out one of these days...
And last but not least.. I need your help.
Yes! Moms out there, I need help with a registry. Any advice you could email over of products you loved, products you wish you hadn't registered for.. etc. I've already got an awesome email from a friend back in the ROC who had her baby this summer, advice is totally welcome and encouraged :)