Gluten intollerant pregnant woman cannot, I repeat, cannot magically digest gluten simply because they are pregnant. No matter how tastey those meatballs are... the gluten will still make you sick. Don't even risk it.
For some strange reason... people have been asking me ever since I got pregnant, if I could now eat gluten. And although some of them.. we won't name names, don't actually beleive that I cannot eat gluten, pregnant or not, it turns out I still can't.
My baby belly is getting bigger every day. And I am loving it.
There are times when I am walking around the mall and I feel like my uterus is going to squeeze my bladder dry at any second, so I waddle to the bathroom, as if I am actually 9 months pregnant, becuase if I walk too fast or too bouncy, I will pee my pants.... or when I just can't find anything cute to wear.. but I am sure those moments will only get worse, so I will try to to complain about them now... at least not too much.
When I was a kid, I used to wake up and think, "today is the day I get to eat sweet cereal"... (We were only allowed sweetened cereal every other day). I was so excited to jump out of bed to eat my sweet cereal.. nevermind the fact thay my mom still made me mix it with un-sweetened cereal... It seriously got me out of bed... my poor child, let's hope he does not have a sweet tooth like mine. Anyway, back to the point of the story.... Now, when I wake up in the morning, I remember that I am pregnant and my belly is that much bigger. It does not nessicarily
"get me out of bed", but it does make me smile, every day. And it never goes away! Well... at least when it does go away (let's hope :) I will have a child!! And every day will be so much more exciting. And I am sure my little one won't have any trouble "getting me out of bed".
Being pregnant over the holidays was awesome... I ate lots of goodies and now it is time for a sweet tooth detox... ha ha, as if that is possible :) Maybe no more baking for a bit. (I know.... you're thinking, Pam does not bake... but when you really want some peanut butter cookies,
they are not so hard to put together.) I haven't wanted alcohol too much since I started trying to get pregnant... but every now and then a beer or a glass of wine smells and sounds really good. I will surely enjoy one after Vincenzo joins us. or two.
Thanks to everyone for the registry advice... you all sent so much!! As soon as we have a house to start putting everything in, I can start collecting some baby stuff. I took Mario to Ikea today to look at nursery furniture... let's just say Ikea is not really his thing. I think there was one
point that he told me he though he might die if I made him stay there any longer. I'll have to take a different buddy next time. He also has completely different tastes than me... and refuses to let me buy anything yet. My next buddy will need to be very open to allowing me to spend money... on whatever I like :)
I have some ideas for how I would like the nursery to look and thought I might share some with you... maybe spice things up a bit with some pictures. I am also thinking of trying to do a self-portrait belly picture.. so stay tuned for that.
the crib - hopefully with some colorful sheets.
I like these shelves... and the color, although I am hoping for white walls.
picture for his room...
That's all for now...
Happy New Year to everyone!