So Eric is in Boise this week and I am alone for the next several days. I went grocery shopping and picked up some sweet & sour chicken, as well as some strawberries and whipped cream, a treat for me! Hey, I know Eric's getting spoiled by his mom so I figured I'd indulge a little too. Several of you have asked me about my pregnancy so I figured I'd take some time and share with you the highlights.
1. The cravings: ok, for those of you who haven't seen me in a while but will in the near future, prepare yourselves. I am huge. I'm not talking just tummy huge. I'm talking arms, face, back of the neck, legs, and cankles huge. Which is fine, I mean I'm pregnant, but I just want to warn you. It's not exactly a pretty sight. But there is a reason for this: my cravings. These would be potatoes, meat, potatoes, meat, and more potatoes. Oh, and on top of that, anything extremely fatting or life threatening. No fruit or veggie cravings here. The strawberries I bought are supposed to help remedy that (of course notice I had to buy the whipped cream too).
2. Work: everyone at work says to me, "i don't know how you can be on your feet all day doing massage and being pregnant!" Well, the way I can do it is that I have to! I just use all my extra body weight to reeeeally lean in on the pressure, and bingo, the client's just received a deep deep deep massage, and all I've had to do is sit on them (just joking). Today a client came in and looked at my belly and said, "give me all the pressure you can." Well, whenever someone says that to me, watch out! This little prego therapist isn't as harmless as she looks! The whole massage he was wincing (but said he loved it), and during the massage leaked out, "you're a strong woman...." Yes! Mission accomplished. Never challenge a pregnant therapist! But seriously, sometimes it's hard but I'm really doing alright at work.
3. The sex of the baby: we aren't finding out. Eric thinks it's a girl, but really we have no idea.
4. Names for the baby: so for those of you who don't know, we are choosing to name our children after trees. At first it was mountains, but there weren't enough names I liked to stick with that idea, so we switched to trees, one of our favorites of God's creations. As to what those names are, well that is going to stay a surprise too! But just for fun, if you'd like to throw in some tree name ideas, they would be fun to hear. Just please leave the name Dogwood out!
Well I think that is all the juicy stuff I can think of for now. We just had our first birthing class last night and loved it!