There have been some situations that Jonathan and I just have to laugh about! I have started a Journal of just funny things that have happened during this pregnancy. Here they are.
Before I even knew I was pregnant I started loving fish. We went out to eat a couple times and each time I got something with fish and LOVED it! I don’t even like fish!
By about week 4 or 5, just barely after I found out I was pregnant, I was craving sushi. Hard core craving sushi! I told Jonathan that I kind of wanted sushi (girl language translation: I need some sushi), and he told me to try not to think about it (because I had already started getting dinner ready) that wasn't what I wanted to hear, so I tried again… “I kinda really want sushi”. After a few times of saying that, he picked up what I was putting down and offered to run to a restaurant and grab a roll for me. That’s not what I wanted to hear either, so I told him I wanted to eat sushi at a restaurant, then he offered to take me, and watch me eat. No… he needed to eat too… I told him that, and he said “do I need to get some sympathy sushi too?” at that point, I burst into tears (we had been laughing through this entire conversation) and he was a bit confused. “Are you laughing or crying?” I said I was crying, and he held me while I bawled my eyes out. This wasn’t just a few tears trickling down my face, it was a full fledged bawl baby session. The funny thing was, I couldn’t stop. I knew how ridiculous I was being, but it felt so good to cry! … Needless to say, we got sushi, and Jonathan ate something too.
Earlier in the month, when I was about 6 weeks pregnant, I tried to eat some beans and rice for lunch, and they weren’t hitting the spot. At all… I told Jonathan that baby may not like beans and rice. He got this super sad look on his face and said “no, baby likes beans and rice”… he wouldn’t believe it. Every time I brought it up, he would deny it.
The other day (around July 13) we had beans and rice for dinner, with salad and cheese and ranch (basically, almost every possible thing I could add to beans and rice to disguise the flavor) and I took my first bite and found it wasn’t revolting! I expressed my surprise that it wasn’t gross and Jonathan said “I KNEW IT! I KNEW IT!” he was so excited! I just had to laugh, he was so happy! I again expressed my surprise and he said “I KNEW IT! IT’S MY BABY TOO!”
I am starting to get a belly on me. There was one week that I think I grew a lot. Almost each night as we were getting ready for bed I would turn to Jonathan and grab my belly and say something like; “Look! I’m getting so big!” and he would respond in the affirmative, but not as enthusiastically as I was hoping for (especially later in the week, after I had said it for a few days in a row) then I would respond “this is the biggest I have ever been!” One day Jonathan started laughing at me and said, “ya, and you’ll be even bigger tomorrow” then he said “Oh my goodness Melissa! This is the oldest I have ever been!” just to make his point. Point made… :)