Recently Justin and I announced we were expecting out first bebe in May 2021! We are so thrilled to be growing our family. I am officially in my second trimester and thought it might be fun to look back on the first. Some women have little pain during their pregnancy and others…. throw up every 30 minutes… I’ll let you guess where I fall on that scale. 🤢
Junk. Junk. Junk. Ugh. If I were to envision my ideal pregnancy I would be eating fruit, vegetables, salad and all the plant-based goodness. Well, baby hates that. I have wanted Cheetos, greasy food (breakfast sandwiches, hamburgers, etc.), soda, and ice cream. Which, is kind of crazy because those are things I’ve eaten in the past but never in this much quantity. Those types of items were always a treat, now it’s my livelihood. It’s crazy that I went from eating 100% vegan in January, did meatless Mondays after that and now can’t stand the sight of a salad. I am super hopeful for my second trimester and being able to choke down healthier options.
My poor husband is all that should be under this. I have been a wreck and honestly the simplest things upset me. A commercial, TV show, reading an email the wrong way… etc. There is also the weight of being pregnant during Covid and having to go alone to doctors appointments. It has been hard for both Justin and I that we can not experience this together. I try to film and record everything for him and then we try to share those special moments together at home. Will these emotions end in my second trimester? Probably not!
I have been really tired especially during the previous month. Afternoon naps we a must and getting out of bed in the morning was almost impossible. I have now started to gain some energy back and I am so thankful!
This is funny to talk about (especially if you read what my current diet looks like), but I have lost weight! I have been so sick and unable to keep much down, that it really took a toll on my weight. I was shocked! At my most recent appointment Idid gain one pound back. I have been trying to include a protein smoothie each day. Those do not always agree with me, on the days they don’t I make another one. I’m being a little more stubborn about this – telling me stomach “You must eat this!”, “You have to keep this down”. Do I sound crazy?
Other than nausea, I’ve been hit with some pretty intense lower back pain. I have never experienced pain like this and credit everyone who lives with it daily. There are days where bending over is impossible, sitting or standing too long hurts and paint shoots up my back and down my legs. A heating pad and baths every other day have been best friend. I have been able to stabilize the pain with this those two items as well as some light stretching. But plan to reach out to a physical therapist for pre/post natal therapy.
Preparing the Dogs
I would like to think Harper and Bailey know exactly what is going on when I talk to them about the baby, but also know their world is about to be rocked. I like to think they are going to be the best 4-legged big sisters and Harper is going to follow in the footsteps of Nana from Peter Pan (*note to self: watch Peter Pan with Harper and Bailey). As of right now Justin and I are doing a ton of research on how to introduce a baby to dogs, as well as constantly talking about the baby. I think they get it… although they have been the center of our lives for the past 6 years so I hope they don’t mind sharing the spotlight.
Skip this if you don’t like gross things, or keep reading to be entertained…. As I’ve mentioned previously. I’ve been sick, lost weight, blah blah, blah… Well friends, I have thrown up in our hallway 2x so far because I’ve been unable to make it to the bathroom as well as peed my pants while standing at the sink throwing up because that was far as I could make it. I had to both pee and throw up so my body decided to do both at once. Thankfully, we have no visitors during this time, so Justin ever so kindly put an orange home depot bucket in the bathroom so I can puke and pee at the same time. He is a keeper I tell ya.
So that is where I currently am. Excited to be in my second trimester and see what else is to come. I feel like I am coming off as complaining but I promise you Justin and I are so thankful. Each ailment I experience I find myself being thankful to experience them because I know the greatest thing is to come. This is all temporary… well except the exhaustion… and maybe peeing my pants 😉