Monday, March 3, 2008

6 things you probably don't want to know about me

Another tag, this time from Sue, that I'm twisting for my own purposes.
The Rules:
- Post the rules on your blog.
- Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself.
- Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
- Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website
I'm going to make this 6 random points about being pregnant. Just because, ok?

1. I'm big. HUGE. Like never before. At a little over 5 months pregnant, my belly button's already turned into an outie, something that didn't happen until the very last month of my first pregnancy. Could it be all the left over fat from the last time? Surely it's not because I'm stuffing my face all hours of the day and night? It's a mystery, I tell you ;-)

2. When I was pregnant with Moppet, I wanted to eat fish a lot. So the husband and I would go to this Konkan restaurant every weekend and I'd order 3 or 4 different types of fish and eat it happily, imagining all the lovely omega-3 oils filling my baby's brain and making her a super-genius. That they didn't take is another matter altogether, but I was happy that my craving coincided so nicely with what was supposed to be good for both the baby and me. This time, I have no specific cravings; it's anything goes. Except when we go out - I always feel like I want to have a banana choc-chip muffin from Starbucks. Don't ask me why!

3. I am sleep-deprived, and I cannot blame Moppet - more's the pity. Unlike the last time, when insomnia hit in the last couple of months and I could still snatch a few hours of sleep sitting in the recliner, this time there's no relief. I make 5 trips to the bathroom, and 2 to kitchen every night, simply to have something to do. I sit up in the dark and glare at my fast-asleep husband, only barely restraining myself from waking him up and saying, 'You're breathing too loudly!'

4. Munch apparently shares my insomnia. He's rarely quiet, and is way more active than I remember Moppet being at this stage. We always thought Moppet was a strong kicker - her Papa was most excited about it, and would keep encouraging her to practice kicking with the left foot in-utero, because 'every football team needs a player with a strong left foot'. Munch however, appears to have taken up Thai kickboxing as his favourite uterine sport. Sometimes, I feel jabs in 3 different places at once. How one little baby with only the normal human number of limbs can achieve that is beyond me, but there you go.

5. Everything makes me cry - a cheesy sad scene in a movie, an old song, a pretty picture, a nice view, Oprah (ok, well that's understandable!) - the waterworks just turn on, even as I'm aware of how ridiculous I'm being.

6. I'm relaxed and enjoying myself. Apart from the insomnia, I've been lucky to have had no other major discomforts so far (touchwood). The first time around I was reading, measuring, thinking, and worrying all the time. Taking ante-natal classes, scribbling notes in a little notebook, practising my lamaze breathing, lecturing the husband on all the things I thought he should know, making lists of all the things I would need... I never took the time to enjoy being pregnant. I'm doing that this time, and you know what? I'm lovin' it!

Tagging all the other pregnant bloggers out there. You can do the tag this way, or in its original format.


Poppins said...

Oh but I already did it, not in this way but more or less ! Except for the insomnia we are ditto ditto here. The belly button is halfway outie here too. Same with you on the cravings, nothing for me.

As for the waterworks wish I could blame pregnancy for that..:)

Rohini said...

6 sounds nice, 2 is okay too but the rest sound positively scary

dipali said...

Aww, sweetheart, take good care of yourself and enjoy each day of the Munchkin, inside and out:)

Random Vignettes said... I told Poppins mom, I just have the smallest bump to show for my pregnancy..:( it looks like i have eaten three burgers that kinda bump.*sigh*
i am off to do this in my blog
congratulations btw..:)

Lavs said...

I am with you on point no 5 completely. Will take this up tag shortly. I simply LURVE tags;)

Suki said...

Nice twist. Love your unique spin on things, and it's great to hear you're enjoying being preggie this time around :D
:pats the little Munchkin very softly:

Preethi said...

:) 2 and 6 sound alright.. but the others sound like a trial.. Hugs to you.. take care!

Aryan said...

oh no insomnia..I had the same problem when Aryan was in my belly..Take care dear
Aryan's mom

Mira's mom said...

Hey - great to know that you're enjoying yourself! Loved the kickboxing angle :-)

Sue said...

I've bad news for you... all the points add up to a Bhablet in utero, and that means MONTHS of sleepless nights. On the other hand, he's an exemplary eater. So... :)

Itchingtowrite said...

take care! the tag brought back memories for me. i think i shud do it reminiscing mine from 2005

Kodi's Mom said...

a tip on insomnia - tackle it head on, plan like hell about all the tasks you can accomplish between 3am - 5am, then go visit a place that will leave you jetlagged. come back and the insomnia will be gone. of course I am speaking from personal experience :) (anti-jinx!)

Homecooked said...

Lovely post!! I am sure you are enjoying your pregnancy in a more relaxed manner :)

Anonymous said...

moppet's mum, we need to see a new post soon!!

Just Like That said...

What's with the silence? Don't enjoy your pregnancy alone, SHARE!!!!
Done your tag.