I'm not the best at following all these pregnancy "rules."
Confession 1. I'm laying on my bed, on my belly, typing this blog. What?! Almost 23 weeks pregnant with a uterus the size of a cantaloup (or bigger) and I still lay on my belly sometimes? Yup. Gummy bear doesn't like it, Gummy squirms a lot. ]
Confession 2. I ate raw sushi tonight. What!? Yup. It was delicious too. I think if you eat sushi from a reputable place, raw or cooked, your risk of parasite and bacterial infection is the same pregnant or not. Trust me. I'm a fisheries biologist. Go ahead, argue with me. While we're on this subject, I eat my yokes runny, my lunchmeat cold, and I think I even ate some brie this pregnancy, let's throw in some feta for good measure....I have women who stuff their face with processed carbs, genetically modified foods and sugar and point a finger at me for eating sushi and runny eggs. This makes no sense to me.
Confession 3. I don't want to gain weight, and actually get disappointed when I do. My fetal maternal specialist actually said to me at my last apt that as long as the baby measures fine (which Gummy is in the 68th percentile at 20 weeks) I could gain nothing and still have a healthy baby and he wasn't worried. So to those friends who lecture me when I say i'm happy i've only gained 7 lbs in 22 1/2 weeks, call my doctor. I assure you he knows what's he's talking about. I'm not a preggorexic or anything, I just know that because I started off this pregnancy at the heavier end of my suggested weight, I dont' need to pack on 35 lbs.
Confession 4. I don't tell people i'm pregnant because I dont' want to talk about it. I'm not hiding it, but I don't advertise it. No facebook updates, no formal announcement, nothing. If you see me and you say "gee are you pregnant" I'll gladly say "why yes I am." This is weird because with Mimi's pregnancy I would shout it from the rooftop if someone let me. If you showed the slightest interest in talking about it, I'd talk you ear off about it. This time I just feel way more quiet and private. Like this is something for me, my husband, and Mimi.
Ok, there, now that I have that off my chest, I'm going to go eat some watermelon.