NOW VS. THEN
The first couple weeks after I found out I was pregnant with our first baby, my husband of course had to be states away, training with the Marines. We had yet to learn that he was to be deployed soon, so I was all mopey that he had to be gone TWO WHOLE WEEKS!! On top of that I wasn't feeling too well and I was pretty emotional with the changing hormones, much less the havoc the military creates in life. This time around I feel very blessed that Corey is always around (except when he's at his normal job) especially since I'm so much sicker these days. Yesterday as I recuperated from the flu, he not only washed the dishes, picked up the house, but also packed his own lunch for the next day, because lunch meat and food in general perks up my gag reflex.
When I was a day late getting my period, say about 2 months ago, I knew I was pregnant. I told the hubby we needed to buy some tests to make sure, so we went to Walmart! The next morning I got up with him, took the test and gave it to him. He watched the two little lines appear in the strip, told me I was pregnant and that was that! We were happy.
I remember looking at baby # 1's positive test shortly after I had peed on that funny little stick. We hadn't necessarily been trying and I was scared that in nine months we would have the responsibility of a child. As negative thoughts poured into my brain- " we haven't had enough couple time yet! We're not ready!"- a little memory popped in. I had told Corey on several occasions that if he ever got deployed, he better knock me up, or I would be completely lost without him. I knew I needed that distraction, and that memory was a premonition. Three weeks later we found out Corey was to be deployed for a year.
MY GROWING BELLY
Tomorrow we will be 8 weeks along! Goodness, that's not far at all. This last week has taken an odd turn of events craving-wise. Anyone who knows me pretty well can tell you that I am in love with pizza and cheeseburgers. Especially cheeseburgers. That's all I wanted when I was pregnant with CR. Since I've had the flu? No meat please! The thought of eating a dead animal utterly disgusts me! Who knew being with child could turn someone vegetarian? I'm curious to see how long this lasts. Hopefully not long, cause poor Corey will be starving.