Hey guys, just wanted to share a couple of things that you may or may not feel interested in. Mandy has been telling me that her morning sickness isn’t bad this time around…yet. We still have ways to go before we can come to that conclusion but so far so good. She reports nausea but hasn’t thrown up because of it yet. Her number one complaint, though, not being able to stomach much water. This could be concerning if her water intake goes below the level of hydrating. I make fun of her normally and call her a camel because she usually drinks so much water! I am a camel too so it is okay.
Hormonally she seems stable, but it is unknown how long she will continue with this trend. Her last pregnancy she wasn’t an emotional roller coaster for the most part but I do have a funny story to tell. We were living in Tehachapi at the time and Tehachapi is a small town with a somewhat limited selection of restaurants to choose from. It was lunch time and we were driving around trying to figure out what we wanted to eat. We couldn’t decide so I pulled into the Taco Bell parking lot and I looked at her and asked to her face, “What do you want?” and it wasn’t asked in a normal tone, I was asking in the tone that Noah was asking Allie in the Notebook. “What DO YOU WANT?” Mandy started balling saying, “I don’t know!” I asked again with a chuckle in my voice, “What do you want?” “I don’t know!” she replied with tears in her eyes. It’s almost as if we were reenacting the famous scene, but the thing is she didn’t know why she was crying. She wasn’t sad or upset, she just started crying. She couldn’t stop crying! I was laughing so hard it seemed to make her crying worse! Poor girl. This went on for a few minutes and she finally calmed down and we were able to make a decision on where we were going to eat and we went on with our day.
I think that hormonally she handles being pregnant very well but I do joke with her that she was crazy before she was pregnant and the surge of hormones helped balanced her out and we both laugh at that. I absolutely am grateful that my wife has had an easy pregnancy both because if it is easy for her then it is easy for me and that I am happy that it didn’t cause her much pain and discomfort. I have high hopes for this pregnancy that it too will be easy on her and everything goes well. Another thing that I am grateful for with this process is how involved Patrick and Damien are and how much they show that they care about Mandy, Snow and me.
That is all I have for today. More coming up on MWTS!