Thursday, June 20, 2013

Lie ONE of pregnancy

The first falsehood of pregnancy I'd like to call out: You will have luscious gorgeous locks of plentiful hair that you didn't have prior to pregnancy.


Actually most of the pregnant women I've talked to have not noticed a reduction in hair loss, but normal or even increased amounts of shedding.

I have definitely fallen into the later category of increased amounts of hair loss probably due to the fact that my body now calls for an increase in protein and since my body can't easily provide it, it takes all the protein intake it gets that would normally have gone to my hair and nails and has redirected it. Which of course is in the best interest of the baby, it just kind of messes with your head when you were expecting one thing and another happens.

Thank goodness I am finally being able to eat meat slowly a little at a time. Chicken for the first time since I got pregnant yesterday. And I was actually craving steak earlier today so this could be more hopeful for my hair situation if I can increase my protein intake. 

Maybe someday near the end of my pregnancy I'll see those gorgeous luscious locks people tell you about.

^^^ I used to have hair like that. Hopefully soon again ^^^

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

That show my husband hates

Have you ever had a TV series that you are enthralled in? Grew up with and just really connected with? Whenever the regular TV season ends you go in withdrawals? I definitely have that TV show that I love. And it is none other then Grey's Anatomy.

You see I didn't really have anybody who liked to watch it when I was growing up in high school so every week I would watch it by myself with a glass of milk and some cookies or a bag of popcorn. It was my secret and indulgent obsession that I looked forward to each week. And before you imagine me as a little girl in pigtails let me state that I was in High School when it started and I loved it.

When they had originally announced that this last year would be Grey's last season (season 9) I was completely upset. It was like graduating High School all over again. You know these people, the story line, and quite honestly can't see their story not going on. Maybe that's a little melodramatic but I love my Grey's. So when we got Netflix and they added all the seasons of Grey's on there I just about died of happiness. And proceeded to watch it from the very beginning of the beginning not once but twice. And I'm starting again. It seems to be a Summer ritual along with shaved ice and outdoor movies.

And if you're wondering if Jared partakes...he goes in the other room with headphones in or flees to the nearby park with the dogs so he doesn't have to listen that's how much he hates it. And I'm pretty sure he shed a tear when he heard that there was going to be a 10th season while I screamed up and down I was so happy. Anybody else have the same reaction? Or immature addiction?

Monday, June 03, 2013


We knew that starting a family would bring lots of sacrifices with it, and because we couldn't exactly pick when we got pregnant we couldn't pick the sacrifices either. For example I would have preferred to get pregnant at the end of the summer so I could run my Wasatch Back 2013 and the half marathon I was signed up for, and to beat the heat of the summer. Don't get me wrong I'm very very happy we're expecting, I just have had to rearrange or cancel a lot of plans but good things have come of it too.

For example thank goodness our secondary vehicle broke down AFTER we found out so we could plan for car seats and needing more space. And so we researched and decided a great starter family vehicle would be a Subaru and thank goodness we found a great deal and mileage on a wagon that would be useful for us.

So far I'm loving the drive even though each time I come out to look for my car I have to remember it's not a red one and I think, 'oh yeah, it's that mom car over there'. I'm sure as I get more pregnant I feel like I need the space and once we have the baby it'll be perfect. I plan to baby this car since Subaru's that are well taken care of live into their 300,000 miles. Having a secondary car payment stinks but we think both our current cars will last long past they are paid off so hopefully we won't be buying any new cars for A LONG time.