Friday, December 5, 2014
I'm so excited to announce, finally, that my husband and I are expecting our first (and possibly only) child!
As you can tell, I've been away from blogging now since October!
A lot of that is due to my pregnancy.
I had horrible morning sickness- I've been on Zofran since week 5, and am still on it. I had a bad day earlier this week on Wednesday, felt better yesterday, and have been good today. My doctor said as soon as I am good for 72 hours, I can start dropping down to one less pill a day, and I currently take four 4mg pills. I'm really anxious to get off of it, but it's also the only way I've really been able to eat real food.
I'm really hoping I'm not one of those women that is sick all the time, but if I am, I'll get through the next 27 weeks as best I can.
So if you're good at math, now you know that I'm 13 weeks along as of this week! I am due in early June.
I pretty much just starting showing late last week/early this week. It's seriously blowing my mind that that's me. It's weird. But in a good way.
I've slowly started transitioning into wearing maternity pants (I got a really great deal on two pairs at Destination Maternity), because they are just way more comfy. I might never ever wear regular pants again! (Okay, I'm joking. But really, maternity pants are amazing.)
I haven't had any crazy cravings yet, other than normal stuff. No pickles and ice cream over here, yet. I really haven't "craved" anything yet, at least no more so than I would when I wasn't pregnant. It's been more like "Yeah, I think I can eat that and it won't make me feel completely awful!"
We don't know what we're having yet, but I do plan on finding out at our anatomy scan- I'm not going to do anything elective on that end.
I did opt to do an NT Scan, and I will complete that sometime between my 16th and 18th week. Other than that, I've had just the initial ultrasound at 9 weeks, and I've heard the heartbeat. That was a total trip.
So far, I haven't cried during any of my appointments, which is amazing to me, because I'm a crier in general. Maybe when we find out the gender?
Speaking of the gender- I personally have no feelings one way or the other right now what gender we are having. Maybe because I know we are probably only going to have one child, I don't want to get my hopes up for one or the other. But mostly because I know that I will be happy either way. I like bow ties and sparkles equally!
Most people think/hope we are having a girl. Especially when they find out how high the heartbeat has been (171 and 169 during my ultrasounds, 183 at my 12 week doctors appointment, but I had just had lunch, and apparently that makes a bit of a difference) and I guess that is one of those old wives tales about guessing gender.
So, what does my pregnancy mean for the blog?
Well, if my morning sickness hadn't have been so bad, it wouldn't have affected anything. Other than after this post, I might have started talking a bit more about pregnancy.
I was considering cutting back on the posts, and go to a more "when I feel like it" type of posting. I will probably still end up posting two or three times a week- but I need to be able to step away if I need to. Especially now since the way I'm feeling is a little touch and go.
I also might do some pregnancy and baby blogs- if I find some product or book I love, I feel like it's completely in line with what my blog already is all about.
I'm hoping that, now that I'm feeling better, I can come back! I hope you're all still out there!