Friday, August 22, 2008

Q and A

We've been getting alot of questions lately, so below are answers to the most frequently asked questions that we've heard so far. If I've missed any that you're just dying to know, well, just ask!

Do you know what you're having?
Yeah, a baby!! But as for the sex, that we don't know and don't want to know until Baby M makes his/her grande appearance. However, many people are already placing their bets, and most people think we're having a girl. In fact, the Chinese Gender Predictor Chart has confirmed that it's a girl. And we all know what that means ... we're probably having a boy.

How do you think the dogs will handle having a new baby in the house?
Oh gosh, sometimes I'm afraid to even think about the answer to this question. Because the reality of it is, it makes me sad! I know it will definitely be a transition for the little ones. Manny and Olivia are used to having our complete and undivided attention, and we all know that's going to change come February. We've already done research on how to best acclimate pets to a new baby, and some of the suggestions include: playing audio of babies crying so that the dogs can get used to the sound; walking around the house with a babydoll so that the dogs get used to seeing me with a foreign object; and letting them smell the lotions, shampoos and powders that we plan on using on the baby.
Does anyone have a greatest hits compilation of baby noises and cries that they can loan us???

How are you feeling?
Much better, thanks for asking. The first trimester was tough and made me feel like a zombie most days. I developed a real love/hate relationship with food (especially the smell of food), but now I feel like I'm back on track and finally eating a more balanced diet.

Have you had any cravings?
Not really. In the first trimester, though, I would see something on tv and just get fixated on it (like the Arby's Beefy Cheesy Melts, which I haven't had in years, but are apparently two for $4 at your local Arby's. But when it comes down to it, if one was sitting in front of me, I probably wouldn't eat it anyways. Although their curly fries sound really good about now ...).

Have you thought of any names yet?
Yes, but our hope is to keep the name(s) private until Baby M is here so that people's opinions don't ruin our like or dislike for certain names. But it's tough keeping it private when you have nosey family members poking around for top secret info (ahemm.... Mom!). Let me reassure you, however, that we won't be following in the footsteps of Gwen Stefani, who just named her new baby Zuma Nesta Rock Rossdale.

Are you showing yet?
Not noticeably. My pants are tight, and by the end of the day I look much more pregnant than I do in the morning. Here's a morning shot for ya. The little lemon is nearing the size of an apple this week!


professionalskinnypeople said...

Hey Gina--

Our hubbies are having drinks together right now and they sent me your blog link. Congrats on the pregnancy! I have to laugh at this pic--I know you're showing it to show your ever-so-slight baby bump--but let me tell you a tummy like that would be my dream in the next 6 months! We have 2 kids, 28 months and 14 months and I've lost 92 lbs. (since the oldest one was born--I had gotten pretty fat since college days...). I actually have a blog too, feel free to check it out It's about my quest to lose 100+ pounds. Also, you should check out my friend Danielle's blog, she just sold it to People Mag, but with your current pregnancy I'm sure you'll love it!

Best wishes!
Rod loves running into Jeremy on the road, I always here about him...maybe someday we'll meet :-)

Jennifer Griola

Sara said...

Looks like a little bump to me!! You wear it well, my friend.

Jodie said...

I love the lemon/apple tummy. So exciting.