Monday, April 2, 2012

I am I am pregnant when...

I was reading The Magic Room: A Story About the Love We Wish for Our Daughters by Jeffrey Zaslow while waiting for the bus this morning on my way to work.

One of the brides mentioned in the book (non-fiction) had a car accident, and her right hand/fingers was severely damaged. The description was no where near graphic - and for those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you know I read a lot of murder/mystery books, and watch a lot of TV shows in this genre and usually the more gore the better.... I like CSI, Bones etc... and we can talk about diseases and medical procedures at dinner table... or watch these shows while we eat hamburgers. You get the drill.

Well, while I was reading about this poor bride this morning, I started feeling nauseous. I had to stop reading and took some deep breaths. If I didn't see the bus was coming, I probably would've walked back home and have hubby take me to work a bit later or something...

Sigh. I guess baby is telling me to read happier stuff instead. Or baby books. Who would have thought, food didn't make me puke, books did :p I hope after the baby is born I can be back to normal!

(No, I didn't have a problem while watching the Hunger Games. The violence was really a minimum - it was really more implied than shown - after all, it was rated PG13, and I saw a lot of younger kids there. Though my friend who lived overseas, she had to leave half way through... she said not to go in with a full stomach and sit too close to the screen. There were some jerky camera movements, but it was done for a reason and I was fine with that even if I was not a fan of the Blair Witch.)

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  1. I think it is babies way of telling you already it is all about her/him :-)

    Such a difference for you, lol

    1. Hehe :) It's funny how we really listen to our body during this time. I hope it goes back to "normal" afterward (what is normal for me at least lol, or I'd be sad if I have to give up this genre!

  2. I tried reading Twilight 3 times during my early pregnancy and it made me sick. I guess it was a sign of poor literature.

  3. I want to read this one. My reading tastes have changed somewhat since having Gage. I still like murder mysteries, but I am less willing to take a chance on a book I know will be depressing. Motherhood is tough enough, I want to be entertained when I read now :) I;m sure this will change when he gets a bit older.

  4. Ha! I feel ya.

    My baby hated anything sad. She still does. When I was pregnant I use to try singing Adele (love her) and the baby would kick and kick until I stopped. Not the good kicks either. The "holy crap that hurts" kind. She still hates Adele. For some reason she can tell the emotion behind things and when it's sad she starts to complain. Example: her Baby Signing video. She loves it until it gets to the part about expressing pain.