Yes, it has been a while since I’ve written. But I have a very good excuse–we are now officially pregnant (at 16 weeks in the second trimester) and I have been very sick as of late (first with fever and then kidney infection) and we wanted to make sure the baby was okay before announcing the pregnancy. Where do I begin…
For starters, the first trimester was no fun. Whoever referred to the “glow” you get from being pregnant was lying. There is no glow. Just plenty of acne, nausea, fatigue, heartburn, gas, and acid reflux. Every day. I was going through all that plus being ill (and taking antibiotics) plus worrying about whether we were going to have a miscarriage. Plus, wanting to write in this blog but, at the same time, not wanting to hide the small detail that we’re pregnant. Every day.
Then, we moved into a larger place (for obvious reasons). The move, although exciting, was also quite stressful. We are finally getting settled in and the place still looks like a warehouse. We live in Box City.
Now that we’re in the second trimester, I’m starting to show. And feel (and look) about as sexy as a hippo in a thong. Nothing fits me comfortably, anymore, except for my empire waist/elastic band maxi and sun dresses (which turned out to be great investments, after all). The question is now, “What the hell will I wear during the fall and winter (that will be as comfortable)?” Thankfully, the symptoms above have subsided (guess that’s why they call the second trimester “the honeymoon period” of pregnancy), although I still get occasional nausea. As for food, I have turned into a one-woman demolition derby, eating at any and all hours of the day (and night). Cravings have been the usual childhood favorites (grilled cheese with tomato soup, school cafeteria pizza, spaghetti with meat sauce, vanilla ice cream that comes in the little plastic cups, etc.) as well as certain fruits, veggies, and meat (especially beef).
As many of you know, I have taken a hiatus from my fashion blog and personal shopping business to focus on my health and carrying this baby to term. With that said, I made a discovery that every pregnant woman (or non-pregnant woman whose weight fluctuates often) should know about–Cake Lingerie. The material is amazing (actually stretches with your body).
Mom is in town for a visit and will be cooking some favorite Chinese dishes this evening (I have lots of favorites when it comes to food, as you can see). More updates to come.