Friday, October 15, 2010

an announcement of sorts

Sleep, when you're pregnant is like the reset button on the Nintendo. Things start wigging out? Just go to sleep for a while even ten minutes can do the trick, though an hour is really preferable.
In my dream I woke up to find the Mr home from work, striding around the house accomplishing the half done tasks I'd left. I felt fine so I got up and started thinking about dinner. Orange chicken is what I was hankering for. Heading out to Panda seemed frivolous, but I remembered the cost-co frozen variety out in the freezer. "That's what we'll do then" dream me chirruped and started for the garage.

When I woke up for reals I was worried about getting the rice on. "Really?" I asked myself. "Orange chicken?"

Before I sought the refuge of my bed I had been at the kitchen sink vomiting in true ten-week fashion. As I cleaned up the mess I remembered previous pregnancies during which this type of stomach activity was part of my daily routine and marveled at memories of consuming things like Pizza and, well, orange chicken in the midst of those weeks. I couldn't imagine eating anything but yogurt ever again. I'd made it all this way with only 2 previous incidents, both of them mild, and I just didn't remember.

The difference between my dream self and my waking self turned out to be energy level rather than appetite. While dream self responsibly used what she had on hand, waking self didn't even put in the effort to prepare a frozen entrée, choosing instead to get her orange chicken piping hot from the good people at Panda. I enjoyed it every bit as much as I imagined I would in my dream.


12 comments:

Melissa M. said...

Congratulations! I must say, I thought you were, when I saw your snacks at church, but I am never one to ask.
Hooray for babies!

Annie Get Your Camera said...

Congratulations!

Susan said...

Yay!

Momma Dianna said...

Yay...congrats! I totally feel your pain at 18 weeks. Hope you are luckier than I and yours goes away soon.

Stacey said...

Congratulations! That's awesome! Yippee!!!

Kate said...

OH yay! Congratulations! You both make beautiful babies. I can't wait to see this little beauty! Are you going to find out if its a boy or girl?
So happy for you!

Amy said...

I'm so excited for you! And what timing with husband's new calling!

Amelia said...

Congratulations! So excited for you and can't wait to see another adorable little one. So glad that my little one will have some cousins close in age to hang out with.
I vagely remember a very similar situation and feel the pain. I think Panda and Subway were my best friends during that time frame... Hard to remember you know we are programed to forget a lot of that or else no one would have more than one child ;-).
Looking forward to updates.

Wendy said...

Congratulations!

Kateka said...

Congratulations!! That is so exciting. You and the Mr. make the cutest kids I've ever seen. Can't wait to see #3!

Megan said...

Congrats!

Lauranie said...

Wha-? I was confused until I read the comments!! I know that I am "in and out" with my Reader lately, so I had to go back a couple of posts!! :D
YIPPEE!!! Congratulations! Soooo happy for you! xo


mmmmm Orange chicken....