Why, hello there! As many of you know, I had to take a little break from blogging because I’m PREGNANT! During my first trimester, it took all my strength just to get up, shower, and brush my teeth.. let alone do anything else. 🙂 HA.
Well, I finally hit 15 weeks a few days ago and I wanted to give you an update about baby! I’ll start off by saying that weeks 4-7 were fairly typical. I started feeling “different”. I had some morning sickness, my smell radar was off the roof, and I could just feel that my body was feeling “different”. Weeks 8-13 were ROUGH. There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t throw up or feel like throwing up all day long! The only thing that kept me going was knowing that it was all going to be worth it!
As week fifteen has approached, I still must say that I do get morning sickness most days. However, I finally feel like an actual human again…I finally feel like myself. There were days in the first trimester that I couldn’t even muster the courage to go to CVS to run an errand or stop at the gas station on the way home from work. However, now I’m finally able to run around and spend time outside of the house after work.
As far as symptoms go, I’m feeling the following: nausea, headaches, body aches, food aversions, tiredness, constant cravings, and a few more that I won’t go into detail about. 🙂
At the end of the day, I’m simply thankful. There are some days, that I don’t know how I’m going to be able to get through it, but I always do. I always keep in mind that this is ALL worth it…every.single.moment.
Ross has been such an amazing husband through it all. He literally caters to my every whim and if I didn’t have him, I really don’t know where I would be. He’s gone out on multiple occasions at 11 PM to get me Salt and Vinegar Chips, or an Icee, or fries. (Those are my major cravings at ALL times.) He gives me a pep talk nightly to encourage me to take that ugly, nasty, pre natal pill. He’s the one that will go downstairs when I’m tucked into bed because I forgot to bring something up. He gives me a massage literally EVERY night and doesn’t ever complain. He laughs with me when I start crying about a tv show or the fact that I just ate my last chip. *Seriously, I have zero control of my emotions at times* . He empathizes with me when I complain about feeling sick. He fantasizes with me about all the magical things we have to look forward to with our baby. He comforts me when I start to feel overwhelmed. He encourages me to relax and do whatever I feel like that night. (AKA not worry about the laundry, the house, and the million things I have on my to-do list….) . In fact, Ross will do it all for me. BUT, the true reason that he’s my hero is that he loves me and this baby with his whole entire heart.. and there’s never been a moment that he hasn’t shown it.
ALERT ALERT * EXCITING NEWS — This week we go to the doctor to do a gender reveal ultra sound! We’ve decided to not find out the gender until our party this weekend. Which means Ross and I will have to sit with that little envelope most of the day until my best friend, Adrienne, does the honor of taking it and preparing our balloon with either pink or blue confetti!
My gut instinct told me the baby was going to be a girl (and I had a couple of dreams it was a girl), but the more and more I think about it, the more I think it might just be a boy? I’m not sure and I really don’t care. I just want a healthy babe who becomes a momma’s girl OR boy. 🙂
Me- I have to go with my first instinct here… GIRL
Mother in law- BOY
Father in law- BOY
Brother in law- BOY
Old Wives Tales
Morning sickness YES
Baby’s heart beat <160
Sleeping on the RIGHT
Until next time,