Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dear Time, I need to catch my breath. Thanks.

Where has the time gone?

I'm already 1 week into my second trimester.
And I haven't even done one pregnancy update post.

It's a funny thing.
How time doesn't stop for even one second.
Not even when you're world gets rocked.
You know.
Like when you find out you're having a BABY.

I'm going to try my darndest to do weekly posts.
TRY being the key word.

In a nutshell over the last 15 weeks.

How am I feeling? It's amazing how I hit 12 weeks and instantly turned back into a human being. Before that? I was pretty miserable. At times, unbearably miserable. Part of me feels as though I can't say I had terrible "morning" sickness because I never once vomited.

However, don't let this fact fool you. I was nauseated 100% of the time I was awake. At times, I sat by the toilet and PRAYED to throw up. It just never happened.

On top of that? I was absolutely exhausted. My job already takes every.single.ounce. of energy out of me. But add first trimester fatigue...and witness a living zombie.

Overall, I'm feeling quite better. I still have moments where I'm like, "Oh no. It's baaaack..."

Cravings? Eh. Not really.

I am a VERY healthy eater, and I have continued my healthy ways.
I've been pretty good about avoiding things I shouldn't eat: e.g. fast food.
BUT, I do allow myself to indulge at least once a day with something sweet. :)

Funny Changes? Um, since when do I like hot coffee?

Yes. I AM drinking caffeine.
No. Not a lot.
Doc AND What to Expect say it's okay in moderation.
So moderation is what I live by.

But, I have never, ever, ever liked hot drinks.
Now? I am obsessed with a hot cup of coffee.
And freezing cold peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Another change?
Holy Double D's.

Most exciting things so far?

Telling friends and family.
Gabe started talking to the babe last week. So.Cute.
Ordering a crib.
Spending every Saturday with Gabe and the pups with a hot cup of coffee and internet searching for babe stuff for HOURS.
Hearing the heartbeat - I'm in love.

So. I think that's it for now.

Here are some "belly" pics from past weeks. I do promise that I AM sporting a belly at the moment.

Actually, I am currently going through the "softening" phase.
It is not cute.


Mrs. Southern said...

Congrats!! Can't wait to follow you on this amazing journey!

Leigh said...

Can I just say that I love all of your outfits in your pictures? Super cute! Love your big white scarf too :)

Can't wait to follow along on your journey :)

Crystal Seed said...

So happy for you!!!! Once yours comfortably in your second Tri, I promise you the sickness should subside! You are too cute!!!!!!

Tiffany said...

you are so cute! but no cravings?! I think you should make some up. :)

ginny ellis said...

Congrats dear! Glad you are feeling better!
Pass it along if you find a way to freeze time. I am in a complete panic that my 6 day old will be a toddler someday.

Aliya said...

ACK! You are freaking adorable!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I give you tons of props, there's no way I could feel that way and continue working.