As most of you might know from instagram, facebook, or just cause you know me personally, I got knocked up this summer! Which means, TJ and I will be welcoming a little one this coming April (first thing TJ said was “Oh but how are we going to watch Game of Thrones?!” His train of thought makes me laugh). I wanted to do a little recap although it’s been a long time and lots has happened!
We found out early August that I was pregnant. The first few weeks were a little scary (and I’m not going to lie, the nerves still knock on my door every now and then), especially since I had a miscarriage earlier in the year. It was a horrible experience that I wouldn’t wish upon anyone, but we got over it together and decided to keep trying. Luckily, this one seems to want to stick with us and we couldn’t be happier!
The first couple of months I was positively exhausted. I guess it really is hard work to make a human, and I just napped whenever I possibly could. TJ made a joke of singing Kendrick Lamar’s Swimming Pools but instead of saying “Wake up, drank, stand up, drank” etc he sang “Wake up, sleep, go to work, sleep, school, sleep, eat, sleep” hahaha! It was really like that though, I was tired all the time. I was also a little nauseus but was very lucky to not have any extreme nausea and only actually threw up a couple of times, even though I felt sick a lot of the time.
A lot of people have been asking me about cravings, which is funny because it seems like I’ve almost gotten scott free out of that one! Only during the first 3 months, I wanted to eat steak all the time. I didn’t want any sides or anything with the steak – just a simple steak and maybe barbeque sauce to go with it! It was pretty funny actually, but turned out good because my restaurant serves great steaks.
After those first 3 months I haven’t had any specific cravings, nothing that I can relate to pregnancy anyways. I might want hot chocolate this day or pasta the next, but it’s never *so far* been an overwhelming craving that I can’t resist. (I do use the “well the baby wants it, what can I do” excuse once in a while 😉 )
I have been eating a lot of bread, though. Chicken is not appetizing to me, especially if I need to cook it myself. So whole wheat bread with cheese and cucumbers, or bananas, has really been my go to for the past few weeks.
Other than this I have mostly felt perfectly fine. I continued going to school and work (with naps at appropriate times) and finished the fall semester right before Christmas. I did get migraines once a week, like clockwork, for a few weeks in the fall, but my doctor recommended I drink some coke when I have a migraine and by golly, they went away!
The only thing that has started acting up is my back. I’ve always had back problems, and I guess this pregnancy thing isn’t helping. It’s not horrible at all, but I do need to make sure I don’t overdo it. For example, I got a steam cleaner (which I will talk about in detail soon), and when I took it out for the first time and did my entire kitchen with it, I was totally done. I started waddling like a duck, which would have been funny if it didn’t hurt.
As I write this, I’m sitting in the lab office to get my glucose test done. It’s a test to make sure I don’t have gestational diabetes, and everybody here in the states has it done. I drank a bottle of the sweetest juice I’ve ever had – I’m pretty sure it was just water, sugar, and fruit punch flavoring, and then I wait an hour to see if my blood sugar is normal. If it is out of a certain range, they have you come back for a 3 hour test that you have to fast for. So let’s cross our fingers that I’m in the right range, people!
Let’s finish this post off with a few pictures, shall we?
Our announcement on facebook
On Thanksgiving we revealed that we are having a BOY!
And here’s a sweet little profile picture of our little man.
From now on I will do updates on here on various things regarding the pregnancy and the baby, so beware! Looking forward to sharing the rest of this journey with you all.