We recently announced the big, big news that we are expecting a baby in early February! Now that I am further along, I have more of a grasp on things, but it has been an interesting time, that’s for sure! Here is a little recap of the last four months.
We actually found out just days before we left for our trip to France. I knew it must be true because I was crying my eyes out during just the previews of Mama Mia 2. I immediately started calling OB’s and took the first one that accepted our insurance, BUT they wouldn’t see me until I was eight weeks pregnant (I was only four weeks). I was super nervous to travel because I had heard that so much development happens during the first few weeks of pregnancy, not to mention that I was so incredibly nauseous. Our trip was really fun but I am not sure I will ever eat Babybel cheese ever again. We were traveling with friends who did not know, so I had to try and keep my sickness discreet. I was continually eating crackers to try and curb the nausea, but ended up throwing up in front of everyone and was forced to break the news. To this day, I cannot look back at our trip photos without feeling like I am going to hurl (hence the no France blog post).
*FUN FACT, my mom found out she was pregnant for the first time right before a trip to France too!
Although I was so, so, so excited to be pregnant, I 100% felt the pregnancy blues. This is a term I’d never heard of until I found out Amber Fillerup (blogger) was pregnant and due right around the same time as me. She posted a blog post about her blues and I resonated to it so much and was feeling those exact same sluggish emotions that she had described. I didn’t want to tell anyone I was pregnant, I didn’t want to talk about it or post about it. I would sleep 11 hours a night and still need a nap at lunch time. I was so happy, but there were so many new hormones going through my body that I think it really affected my thought process.
I am in week five of my second trimester and I am feeling SO MUCH BETTER. The nausea is gone and I have more energy (although I am still sleepier than non-pregnant me). My symptoms are now just headaches and heartburn, which I will happily trade for the first trimester symptoms! The belly is growing and clothes are starting to get too tight. It is such a strange feeling to watch your body change so drastically and at a fast rate; Sometimes it’s hard to appreciate the process.
We get to find out the baby’s gender on September 11th! Just two short weeks and we can start calling the baby by name (unless its a boy because I’m having a hard time with boy names– start sending suggestions!). I’ve had three dreams that it is a girl… BUT I would honestly be happy with any happy, healthy, baby!
Thank you for all your kind words and love following our announcement. I can’t wait to be a mom.