Thursday, April 9, 2009

And another thing

Amazingly after my ridiculous rant a couple of nights ago, there has been a marked improvement in my nausea. I have felt closer to normal yesterday and today than I have in nearly 2 months. I am excited to actually start enjoying this pregnancy.

I read this excerpt from the Halle Berry interview in the May Harper's Bazaar:
"My pregnancy was amazing. I was happy that whole time, I felt good, I had energy, I was like Superwoman. I wish I could feel like that for the rest of my life, that's how fantastic it was."

First of all - I hate this new Wonderwall thing that has going on - on all their articles, you have to either click "next" 10 times or scroll horizontally to read the article. So lame. I get that they are trying to be all different or emo or something, but it's all too overdone and obvious.

Anyway, back to my point - when I read this, I thought that one of two things were going on. Either she did what I did a few months back and remembered only the fabulous things about being pregnant....OR....she's some kind of mutant who didn't experience nausea, back pain, sleeplessness, etc etc etc. And hey, I am one of those people who wishes others the best, so I certainly hope it's the latter. But this just makes me insanely jealous. Why is it that celebrities have such a way of pretending like their lives are all glitter and rainbows? Give me a break.

Now that my morning sickness seems to be passing, I started to think about some of the other things that I have to look forward to. One of those things, I'm determined not to experience again - stretch marks. I got my fair share with my first pregnancy, and I'd like to do whatever I can to make those the last ones I get. To be fair, I had started to get them before I even got pregnant because I had gained so much weight in the years before. This combined with the fact that my mom has terrible stretch marks had me prepared that it was going to be bad. However, I wasn't expecting them to be on my hips and on my thighs and so high on my belly....and so low on my belly. People would say "use this product" or "try this lotion" but I was all "it's my fate, I'm not going to bother with that stuff." Well, HA, I really showed them, didn't I?? Ha! Ha! Ha...oh wait. Cue cutting nose, spiting face. SO this time, I'm all up in all the lotions and creams and oils and whatever else I can slather on this belly of mine. My marks remain silvery and deep...and I'd like them to just stay how they are so hopefully they can cut them all away when I can afford my tummy tuck in 5 years. I do not subscribe to that theory that my marks are like the roadmark of my journey to bring my child into the world. My child is enough of a testament to that. Why do I also need to look at these ugly marks every day too? Seriously, if you can look at yours and smile, you are a more content person that I. And if you don't have any...well, I'm freakin jealous.

When I started writing this post, I was determined to end on a postive note since my last one was so incredibly in the dumps. So - let me take this moment to say I'm really looking forward to the 2nd trimester. No nausea. beautiful round belly emerging, the kicks and movement starting, the glow, the kindness of strangers, the smiles from random people and my cute new maternity shirts. Bring it on :)


anita ovolina said...

I also always wanted to look at the bright side of pregnancy - and I often times could until I went to the bathroom and dealt with constipation, hemorrhoids and other awesome side effects of pregnancy.
It's special but it's also really tough - it's that two side of the same coin thing
Hope the nausea subsides soon....

Sarah @ said...

I read your nausea post first and wanted to give you a hug, so I was glad to read this and see that you're feeling a little better =) I hope your second trimester is much more enjoyable than it sounds like the first has been!

As for celebrities, well, I'm about as out-of-touch as they come, but I suppose it's only natural to focus on the good and forget the bad after the baby's born =)

Michelle said...

OF COURSE Halle Berry is a mutant. I mean, look at her! It's not natural for someone's skin to be that flawless.

Parsing Nonsense said...

From what I've heard, the 2nd trimester is the Promised Land of pregnancy. Enjoy it!

Kelli in real life said...

LOL I love it.
Go suck on an egg Halle Berry! Im 23 weeks and im STILL nauseated. I have good days and bad days. Thats just part of being pregnant.

And in reply to your twitter, I felt my baby moving at 12 weeks and an ultrasound confirmed that it wasnt just gas : ) So no, its not odd that you can feel your baby moving.

Hope youre feeling well today!