Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sympathy Pains

With my due date less than 8 weeks away, I wanted to update you and review some of the pregnancy symptoms that we’ve been experiencing. “They say” that husbands often experience sympathy symptoms…whether it’s sympathy or not, here is a side-by-side comparison of the household that anxiously awaits my arrival:

Pregnancy symptoms:

Mom – hungry all the time.
Dad – wakes up at 4am with hunger pangs.

Mom – craves oranges.
Dad – craves Oreos…and tortellini…and pasta…and…

Mom – gained 25 lbs so far.
Dad – also putting on *some* lbs.

Mom – gets tired easily.
Dad – can be found going to bed at 8pm on many Friday and Saturday nights.

Daddy says we should wait to have my siblings because this pregnancy has been rough on him!

Mommy and Daddy started their Childbirth Prep class this week and, while it was helpful to start learning some breathing techniques for labor, Daddy didn’t feel too well when they showed a video with a birth scene. It’s a good thing Mommy told him when to cover his eyes (and to stay like that…I think she said “Do NOT look…do NOT look…”) otherwise he may have tossed his cookies right there in the classroom! I’m glad they’re learning about the day of my arrival, even if Daddy said Mommy should come to the class alone next time…

Some new developments:

I’ve had my first hiccups! At least the first ones that mommy could feel. I get them right after mommy eats lunch…maybe she should slow down a little when she eats. They’re cute, unlike mommy’s hiccups that are loud and obnoxious and sound like a desperate gasp for air every time (and can only be cured when daddy plugs her ears while she holds her nose and drinks a glass of water!)

Third trimester swelling is in full effect: Mommy is definitely feeling the “Cankles” at the end of the day. She has to put lotion on in the afternoons because it feels like her skin is being stretched tight. It’s not cute, but she’s working on putting her feet up when she gets home so that it goes down a little bit. Let’s just hope that Daddy’s ankles don’t start swelling, too!

Well, I’m off to my Aunt Shelley Rose’s wedding this weekend!

Until next time…

Baby G


  1. Sooo cute! I didn't even know you feel hiccups in there! Enjoy your last weeks, and remember to take lots of pics for all the unlucky, non-Californians... :)

  2. ha ha!! Awesome!! I remember that video! Good call on the look away instructions! We need a picture in your next blog!!!

  3. Soooooo cute! I love your posts Baby G...keep them coming :)