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Take Two

September 28th, 2018 at 11:57 am

I was going to wait a little longer to post this, but since some of my recent purchases can't be explained without it, here goes...I'm pregnant again!

Yesterday was my 12 week checkup, and I'm due next April. (Fingers crossed!) I haven't really let myself be excited about it, and I've had a pretty rough first trimester, so I'm hoping it lets up soon. Since it's been so difficult, I just kind of leaned into it. There was a lot more eating out than normal since I had no energy to cook, and even if I did, the food aversions were so bad that I couldn't actually look at food for more than 5 minutes before getting violently ill. Once I realized how bad it was, I started buying more convenience food to enable my husband and brother take on more of the load, so we could eat out less. Two weeks ago, my mom stepped up big time. She visited and cooked a week's worth of healthy-ish (certainly better than the frozen stuff) meals. She offered to do that for as long as I need. This weekend, my brother is delivering the next set of foods. Since I have really bad veggie aversions, I tried to think of ways to sneak them in to the meals she's making. The menu is fajita mix, spaghetti meat sauce, broccoli cheddar soup, beef stew, and chicken fried rice.

I can't even be in the grocery store for long without gagging, so DH has been making the trips with me. At Costco last weekend, we ended up with several impulse purchases, including a big one. We bought new potholders and a king size blanket (from the Household budget). We also bit the bullet on our last remaining big purchase for the nursey - a recliner. I knew I wanted a recliner, so we could use it in the living room furniture eventually. Costco had one for $350 that was electric and had massaging and heat options, plus a USB port. The ones I had been looking at were around the same price without the bells and whistles.

For other baby planning, my dad and stepmom had already bought our crib last pregnancy. We'd also bought a dresser before losing him. When Toys R' Us had their closing sales, we went ahead and got the infant travel system, high chair, extra infant car seat base, pack n' play, and bassinet. At this point, I think we're mostly set. I don't want a lot of toys, and we're set on clothes. I don't want to heavily stock up on diapers, bottles, etc. because I have no clue what the little one will actually tolerate or take to.

Obviously, this changes financial plans yet again. More to come on that soon.

11 Responses to “Take Two”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you!

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    Oh, I'm so happy for you. We got pregnant two months after my first miscarriage and it was so good to feel excited again. I remember the veggie aversions well. I hated that. I had two months with my daughter where all I could eat was cheese whiz toast, white bread only, not even real food. Nothing else stayed down. Fortunately with my son I could eat a few more things, including tortilla chips and salsa, so there was a little veg I could tolerate, just not much. Here's hoping the food aversions won't stay with you the whole pregnancy.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Congratulations! Hope your food aversions are over soon so you can rejoice with this miracle.

  4. Debtfreeme Says:

    Congratulations! I hope you are feeling better soon!

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:


  6. Andrea F. Says:

    Congratulations! So happy for you.

  7. Jenn Says:

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

    Lemonade worked for my queasiness. And it should get better soon. Once it does, try to get those veggies in! Your body can only use what you put into it.

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations! Magnesium is suppose to help with nausea. I'd would take the transdermal kind or the kind dissolved in water.

  9. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh, I missed this somehow. Congratulations!!

  10. MonkeyMama Says:

    Congrats!! I missed this post before.

    I had to laugh at Jenn's comment. My husband is a bit of a health nut, but by the end of two pregnancies we were just grateful I could eat *anything*. In fact, Dr. Pepper and chips were the morning sickness cure I eventually found. Wish I had known that with my first. But I had a strong aversion to food for 9 months x 2. I did crave fruit like crazy with one of my kids (even though I don't really like fruit) so he got the better diet of the two. Pregnancy food cravings/aversions are so weird. Just yesterday I had been pondering a bit because I also had a very strong craving for cigarettes though I have never smoked a day in my life. To the point if I wasn't pregnant I think I honestly would have bought cigarettes. ???? That one still boggles my mind.

  11. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Congratulations! I missed this as well!

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