This Is Not a Mommy Blog

May 12, 2015

So, in case you haven’t heard The News, I’m pregs. As in, pregnant. As in, with child. As in, it feel like there’s a tumor in my abdomen.


Crazy, hey?! (Canadians say “hey” all the time. Even more than “eh.” I’ve started saying “hey” a lot, and I’m not proud of it. But our child will be Canadian, so I’ve got to get used to it. But don’t you worry, it’ll be ‘Merican too.)

So, I’m almost 14 weeks pregnant, and the baby is due in mid-November! I wouldn’t say I’ve been feeling good, but I know I could be feeling worse. I actually haven’t thrown up at all, which I find pretty amazing. I do get headaches and nausea and oh, the tiredness. I’m not a very awake person to begin with, but pregnancy fatigue is a thing, people. Andrew has been very kind to me lately by not calling me lazy when I am constantly asleep at 7 p.m. He also let me cry in his arms for literally 45 minutes the other night when I was worried that I’d gained weight in my face. (I think I’ve got the pregnancy hormones completely under control.) And he’s been great about foraging through the garbage for food because all cooking has basically ceased the last three months in favor of me eating any/all crackers or other carb-type foods I can get my hands on. (Yes, I’ve made us ramen noodles for dinner because I’ve had a sudden craving. Again, not proud. But man, ramen noodles are delicious sometimes and you know it’s true.)

Little Tiny Tucker is apparently the size of a peach this week and you’ll be glad to know that he/she finally has a thyroid. Phew.

So now that I’m pregnant and will be having a kid, does this mean that my bloggy will have to become a mommy blog? I don’t even know what mommy bloggers do, I just know that a lot of people do them. The one mommy blog I’ve ever read is Big Mama, and she mostly just talks about what she did that day, or cute dresses she saw online, or what TV shows she is watching, or what she made for dinner. She also sometimes posts pics of her daughter and talks about some stuff that they have done. So basically, my blog is already a mommy blog, even though I’ve never had a child. I’ll just replace tiny animal pics with pics of my new baby. Perfect, nothing has to change! OR — just throwing this out there — maybe we can just add pics of my baby to the tiny animal ones, right? We’d miss the wittle baby piggies, wouldn’t we?

teacup piglet

Speaking of which, I realize that it is silly to talk about the possibility of my blog changing when I never even blog in the first place. But do you think becoming a mom will make me blog more? I am betting on “yes.” Because did you know that Canadians get a year of maternity leave?! Take that, America! You have some catching up to do!

So during my year of learning how to care for my baby, which will likely involve a lot of sobbing (me), feeding (me), burping (me), sleeping (me? please sometimes me…) I’m guessing I may want to tell you all the things. So let’s look forward to sometime in January when I may be sane enough to write you a note or two.

Guys, what has even been going on with you? How is Target? (Target is now closed here, so my baby will look like a hobo. It’s all up to Jilly Bean to send me darling Target items.) How is everything else?

Andrew and I have been learning a lot about trusting the Lord with all kinds of things — money, our baby, our future, etc. He is worth trusting, so we try to do it.

So that’s our big update! I could also update you on how my pants are all getting quite tight or how we are watching Big Brother Canada (and it’s the best, don’t even hate), but I’ll refrain. I’ll try to blog again soon — I miss you guys!

Have the best day! I’ll be over here trying to keep up my no-vomit streak!



6 Responses to “This Is Not a Mommy Blog”

  1. Anonymous said

    Congratulations Denise & Andrew!

  2. […] This Is Not a Mommy Blog […]

  3. Devon said

    Denise!! I’m so, so excited for you! I wish we lived closer so I could give you all my maternity clothes and we could swap swollen-ankle stories. But, I’ll just have to keep up on the blog. You’re gonna be a great mama! xo

  4. Juanita said

    Congratulations Denise and Andrew. Continued blessings!

  5. Hi Denise. You absolutly do not know me. I went to univeristy with Andrew and watched my fair share of Amazing Race Canada with him (Team Branson.) I also think he is fabulous. So I think your fabulous too. I have 2 little girls (just about 3 and 6 mths) and may I just say that you are about to embark on the most amazing journey. No ones ever told you that before right? But its true. I havent slept in 3 years but I am still amazing. It can be done my friend 😉 Such an exciting time.

    Also. Mommy blogs rock. Or just call it a “lifestyle blog” and post the odd cute shirt and diy Frozen themed rice krispy treats. You’ll be set. I have a food blog. And a food business. Check it it out if you like to eat. So maybe in about 5 months.

    Sat hi to Andrew for me!

  6. tammygrobe said

    Right on Denise!! So happy for you!! So, I do think Mommy Blog will need to be in order!!

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