Friday, September 7, 2012

Babe, Are You Being CRAZY! or "Just" Pregnant?

So, its now been a couple of weeks since I updated the progress of the pregnancy and the lives that surround it.  For those of you in a hurry, here's quick snapshot of the stuff that has gone on:

  • Carly isn't fat yet
  • Carly acts crazy a lot of times-some of it is normal, some of it I'm not sure about yet.
  • According to a site, the baby is 3/4" CRL and has developed all major organs, muscles, and nerves.
With that out of the way, here is the unabridged version of all the goings-on of the past two weeks...

We are now about two months into the pregnancy.  Carly, at least to my untrained and usually unobservant eyes, doesn't seem to have put on any extra weight from the baby-no signs of "showing" yet.  I'm not really sure when we should expect to see physical signs but I'm guessing it should be sometime soon.

Since first finding out we are having a baby Carly has been trying to get me to read books on the pregnancy.  There's this book by Jenny McCarthy, Belly Laughs, that Carly is convinced I will "looooooove."  I doubt this opinion of hers greatly and haven't taken this leap of faith for her yet.  Although the book is only 165 pages, I'm hoping I can find the cliff notes version of it on Amazon or something.

Apparently, via information gathered from, the baby right now is about the size of a walnut.  Its crown rump length, or CRL, is about three-quarters of an inch, and, like I mentioned in the outline above, has developed the basic elements of all major organs, muscles, and nerves.  This fact is amazing to me and I really hadn't thought about it until about a week ago.  It's so hard for me to wrap my head around all of the biological elements going inside my wife that will lead to another walking talking human being.  When someone cuts their hand, for example, its relatively easy to see how some thread will lead to the closing and thus healing of the wound.  However, looking at another human being and imagining that person creating another human being within their body is absolutely mind boggling to me, let alone the person doing the creating is my wife and is creating our future son or daughter.  Wow.

One thing that is really driving me nuts during this pregnancy so far is I can't tell when Carly is acting legitimately crazy about stuff or if the craziness is the result of her being pregnant.  If she is being legitimately crazy I want to be legitimately pissed off.  However, I'm afraid her craziness is just the result of all the goofy stuff-you know, like the added hormones and chemical weirdness, all boiling up on her insides.  If that's the case I don't want be some kind of a-hole and freak out on her over something I helped cause (wink).

The perfect example of this happened this past Wednesday night.  We, as many nights the past few weeks, decided we weren't going to cook dinner.  After much deliberation we decided to go to Wegman's for supper (their hot foods and salad bar is amazing).  There have been numerous occasions where we have spent way too much money on dinner at Wegman's so this time we set a budget of about twenty dollars (which is feasible as long as you don't let all the bright lights and shiny colors impulse you into maxing out your credit card).  All was fine and dandy-Carly had a container of turkey and stuffing and I had some manicottis and a couple of meatballs.  If we walked straight to the checkout from there we would have been fine-well within budget.  However, Carly asked if it was cool if she got some fruit salad and I obliged thinking "what's another couple of bucks?."  Then she asked if we could get some macaroni and cheese, I said sure.  It turns out Carly got over two pounds of fruit salad (at $7.99/lb it came to over eighteen dollars for some freakin cantaloupe and watermelon!!!) and the mac 'n cheese was one of those "club packs" (ten bucks).  When the cashier rang us out our total dinner bill at a grocery store came to $48.56, just a shade over the twenty dollars we were trying to stay around.

Moral of the story?  Every time Carly does something crazy like that I don't know if its the baby talking and thus her concept of all that is rational has completely disintegrated or if its something I should really be mad about and maybe politely verbalize to her.  There's the stereotype out there that pregnant women act crazy and I'm hesitant to find out how much crazier Carly might get.

The last item of note is the fact that in a couple of weeks we head off on our annual trek to the Outer Banks, North Carolina.  For Carly and I this likely will be our last vacation without being a full blown family with babies/kids and stuff.  That's just another one of those things that kind of makes me grasp my breath a little when I think about it.

That's all I have for everyone right now.  As Carly's pregnancy begins to progress further I anticipate having more frequent posts.  I had a lot of people in the past two weeks request that I put up posts more often.  And, although I am extremely humbled and grateful for all of the positive feedback from this blog that I am getting, I want to make sure that I don't "water it down" with posts just for the sake of cranking them out.  Each time I write a new composition I want it to be fresh and, most of all, genuine.  I feel as though if I keep this mentality throughout the lifespan of babyBlogED it could become something that hopefully you, the reader, will benefit and enjoy, I, the writer, will benefit and enjoy, and perhaps even something my future child will be able to one day benefit from and enjoy.

Until my next splurge of thoughts on my impending parenthood, I wish you all pleasant reading,


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