I am definitely still a NE heights girl at heart. As nice as it is to live somewhere new I miss our old Smith's, Target and other regular stores. But fortunately for me I still work in the heights so I still do most of my shopping at my "normal" stores.
But that's not the purpose of this blog. This blog is about our little bundle of joy that is expect to Arrive on March 27th, 2014. Eeeek, we're having a baby!! I have some major catch-up to do since i'm almost 19 weeks now.
I actually found out I was pregnant really early on, at 3 weeks and 2 days to be exact. I thought it was way too early to test but the positive pregnancy test I got would disagree. I was so shocked and excited but even more excited to share the news with JD. There is no way to describe how you feel when you find out you are going to be a mom and the man that you love and adore is going to be a dad.
Selfie I took right after I found out.
Below is how I decided to tell the hubby that we were expecting. It was saturday and he was working as usual but at 4:25 I was standing at the garage door waiting for his arrival. But true to form he got stuck working late and showed up maybe half an hour later. It felt like it took forever to get him in the house and into the living room. But being the guy that he is he still did not notice once inside so I finally just got too excited it pointed it out. I believe the first words out of his mouth were "no way?!" The shock and excitement continued. No matter how much you think you "plan" for getting pregnant it's still crazy when you find our you are expecting.
Over the next couple weeks I felt pretty good. I had mild nausea and fatigue but nothing compared to what would come in the weeks ahead. Then came week 7 and that was the first time I threw up. We had dinner with some friends at Chili's and it was pouring. I started to feel sick on the way home and then bam! I'm pretty sure the morning sickness never stopped after that. But to this day I hate calling it morning sickness because for me it would start around 11am and gradually get worse throughout the day. Sometimes I would throw up and other times I would just feel nauseous or get an upset stomach. Each week it would get stronger and by 9 weeks I was sick as a dog. I did not want to take any medication because I wanted to try and have as natural a pregnancy as possible. Each week I would tell myself maybe next week it will go away. After all "they" say morning sickness is suppose to go away after the first trimester. So I kept holding onto that magical date of September 22nd (the end of our first tri happened to also be our anniversary) hoping that the morning sickness would go away. Well, September 22nd came and went and no relief was on the horizon. However, we still celebrated a year of marriage and a perfect healthy growing baby. This is also when we went FB official with our news.
Now we are to the point where I was just past 13 week and I cannot tell you how many times I walked in from work at the end of my day and saw my husband and then burst into tears. I was sick of being sick. I was throwing up, exhausted and had more acid in my stomach then my body knew what to do with. No one wants to be the lady that is miserable while being pregnant but I was. I just wanted to be the happy glowing pregnant lady. Don't get me wrong, I was and still am so beyond blessed to be pregnant and carrying a baby who has already changed my world. However, I never imagined how tough it would be. Thank goodness for JD, I cannot imagine not having his support through all of this. He has been such a trooper and taken care of EVERYTHING.
So now here I am 18 weeks and 5 days pregnant and I am still dealing with morning sickness. Just past the 16 week mark I finally give into medication and started taking the Unisom tablet (don't take the gel, it does not work!) And although I am still sick it is helping tremendously. It definitely take the edge off and the bonus is you get a great nights sleep too. My midwife had ordered me a prescription but I had a couple girlfriend tell me to try the Unisom first and I am so glad I did. But there is still part of me that is hoping 20 weeks will be my lucky week and I can go medicine free :)
Despite all the hard parts there is a lot of really fun stuff too. Just last week I started feeling the baby move and I can't wait until JD can feel it too. It's amazing to know I have my little passenger with me at all times. Pregnancy really is a miracle. I also cherish each time we get to hear our babies heart beat or see the baby wiggling and kicking during an ultrasound. I am also fortunate because JD has been able to come to every single appt. with me. You never know when you are married to a police officer but god has been good and it has worked.
I am going to be much better from now on about posting. The baby news is no longer a secret and I am excited to share our journey. Will share some of our ultrasound photos soon! Oh and we find out gender next week :) eek!! JD is 100% convinced it's a girl, i'm about 80% sure but still thinking it could be a boy.
Happy Halloween Week!