You Aren't Even Gonna Know What Hit You

This isn't a post about pregnancy, but I feel I need to begin it by saying that according to ALL literature I have read, the Second Trimester is supposed to be a (relatively) glorious time. Your energy returns and you generally feel better than you did in the First Trimester, and better than you're going to in the Third Trimester.

Yes, well.

My First Trimester was a breeze. Oh, I had waves of nausea and soreness and some hormonal fluctuations, but mostly my issues were internal (i.e., "What do you mean, I'm pregnant???).

This here Second Trimester is Kicking My Ass. I get home from work these days before 5 p.m. and am so exhausted I can't think straight. I have no energy, I have no motivation, I have little to no coherence (I just wrote that as "know coherence" and then stared at the screen for a full two minutes wondering what was wrong). I had a cold that lasted a full month (I counted the days) and with the suddenly growing belly and aches and pains pretty much everywhere, I'm uncomfortable all the time and sleeping poorly. And peeing every 3 seconds.

And I know what you're going to say next because EVERYONE says it.


Yeah, I know. I KNOW it's going to get worse, thank you for reminding me, that is very helpful. Mind if I kick you?

Hmm. Remember how this post isn't about pregnancy? Shut up.

The point is that neither my body nor my mind is working properly and so by the end of the day I am useless. There is no point in my trying to blog.


My last day at work is a week from Friday. And while I have lots of projects in the works and house stuff to deal with (eventually) (because eventually we will be moving somewhere, whether it's Napa or Novato or San Rafael or we're renting or buying) (and we have to pull the trigger soon!), I will be able to blog WHENEVER I want.

Oh my dear, dear Invisible Internet Friends.

I have a folder on my desktop labeled "blog fodder." I have TWO shoeboxes full of "Stuff To Blog About." I have about 27 drafts of entries I never finished, and I have a bazillion photos that could each warrant their own blog entries.

It is alllllll coming. So much stuff you always wanted to know about! (By which I mean "stuff you never, ever wanted to know about, never thought to ask about, but that I'm going to tell you about anyway!")

So if we can just make it through this week and next with just the barest dribs and drabs of blog posts, the flood is sure to follow. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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SERIOUSLY. This is the funniest thing I have ever seen on YouTube. I pick and choose what I post here wisely, and this had me crying, literally, at my desk.


  1. Don't listen to the "Just you waits." Lots of them are totally ass. My mother-in-law swore I wouldn't be able to sleep the whole last month, and I had the best sleep of my life.

    I can't wait to read the new posts and I like the pregnancy ones, too.

    Happy Almost Last Day of Work!

  2. I agree. Everyone's different. But boy, do I remember the tiredness. It's like world-class tired.
    Hang in there.

    (I LOVED the Ellen clip)

  3. Love Ellen. And I love your pregnancy posts - all posts actually! Keep them coming!


    I tell you, as a mother of three, that nothing good comes from reading "all the literature." You just find out all the little ways in which you and your baby are exceptions to the norm. Oh, and all the scary things that will most likely never happen, but rationality is not a part of your life right now, so you will be certain that YOUR BABY is going to have that horrible disease or YOU are going to go through that terrible procedure, even though everything is going to be FINE.

  5. That Ellen video is great! I always look forward to your posts- prego or not.

  6. BTW, I gave you an award!

  7. No just you waits, just a poor baby, yes, the second trimester sucked for me as well, but fourteen years later, I hardly remember that.

    Take care of you.

  8. Tell me about it. I never got the reprieve from the exhaustion either. I'm still waiting and my youngest is 22.

    As Billy Crystal said kind of (adapted for our purposes here) "That's the nice thing about Preganancy. At least you get your rest."

    And it's so wonderful to have time to blog.

  9. I stumbled across this clip a month or so ago and just fell off my chair from laughing. Gladys is a treasure!!!

  10. Thanks for that Ellen clip - I needed a laugh today!

  11. Love Ellen! I love her interviews with kids, too. Some of them are so stinking funny -- there is one with a solar system expert Brandt Bickford -- I recommend it!!

  12. Glad to hear that your pregnance is progressing nicely -- even if you are tired as hell.

    Thanks for the Ellen clip -- that was hilarious. Being from Texas I can tell you ALOT of old ladies here are like her!!! Too funny!!!

  13. OH

    "I love Jesus, but I drink a little."

    That will go down as one of the best quotes I've ever heard!!!

  14. Pregnancy is definitely hard! Feel free to punch the "just you wait" people. Just because it's going to (possibly) get harder, doesn't mean it isn't hard now!

    As for Ellen, I've never watched that show, but I saw a youtube video of her on some chair that moves around (did you post that here?) and it cracked me up. This video was hilarious too. I might have to start watching her show. :)

  15. I was exhausted second trimester, too -- there's a picture of me crashed on the couch with a wet washcloth over my face and the kitten perched on my HUGE belly, and that about sums it up. Except, oh yeah, I had to take a brown paper bag full of food to work every day -- that's a shopping bag, not a lunch bag. But I really loved being pregnant, and I wish you so much joy and sweetness with that baby growing inside you!


  16. I just heard your name on Talk of the Nation.


  17. WOW How long has it been since I have read your blog Congrates on your new bundle of Joy I myself will never be able to experiance the joy of being a father but I'm sure You and Peter will make great parents

    I need to start hitting the wi fi hots spots Being a long haul truck driver has its draw backs and a good wifi connection is one of them


  18. Oh my God, that Ellen clip! Thanks for the laugh. Tears rolling down my face!!!


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