Wednesday, June 17th –
Well, it’s crazy to think that in 12 weeks (give or take) we will have a real life, extra little human in our home 😬🤭
The first 12 weeks went pretty quickly, so if these ones go that fast… I had better get my butt in gear and get a fair chunk more of baby stuff bought and ready 😅🙈
Speaking of the first 12 weeks speed of passing, I figured I’d give an update on how pregnancy has been thus far, whether you’re actually interested or this simply turns into a journaled recollection for my sake, you decide 😉💁🏻♀️
During the first few weeks, I wouldn’t have been surprised if a doctor told me we weren’t actually expecting because I felt so ‘normal’ compared to all I’d read about the first trimester symptoms.
There was maybe a week or so where come evening I just felt sort of blah and there wasn’t any food that sounded good but I still felt like I needed to eat but that was about as bad as it got 🙈
I feel bad even saying that, knowing so many who are SO not that lucky 😬
As for cravings, I wasn’t thinking they came so soon, so at first I didn’t consider them ‘cravings’ so much as ‘normal desires for specific foods’ which isn’t that unheard of for me 🤪
Looking back though, I know now they were for sure STRONGLY DESIRED 😜
One such thing being tomato soup.
Cheetos were for sure a one night want.
Spicy stuff has continued to sound appealing throughout and for a while sparkling/refreshing drinks (Italian soda for example) sounded sooo appealing.
I also don’t think I’ve ever wanted mashed potatoes and gravy from ‘The Marlboro’ (a buffet restaurant here that’s been closed for years) so badly and never thought about potato’s so much during church one Sunday morning 😅
I was afraid I’d ONLY and CONSTANTLY want to eat the 7/11 brand of all dressed chips, as pre pregnancy, I could eat them on a daily.
Since being prego, I’ve not wanted them once 🤪
Up until about 2 weeks ago, I’d still been wanting coffee but that has now switched and iced coffee is the only version that sounds good.
I MISS my morning cup of java but after a few sips it just… holds zero appeal 🥴
It is so odd how your tastes can change just like that 🤔
One thing that’s been real and only gotten more so, HEARTBURN 🤪
Tums come everywhere.
Both my mom and sister suffered with this malady during their pregnancies and it’s a thing for me now as well… I guess the wives-tail that goes with, is that your baby will have lots of hair and that was a truth for their babes, so we can hope 🤓🤞🏻
Been feeling the little goober move since around week 18 and it’s odd 🤪
The best way to describe the feeling truly is how my brother explained it, ‘it feels like a walleye bite’ 😂
If you’ve ever felt a fish nibble on your hook, that’s really how it feels, just on the inside and then of course it gets passed the nibble stage and goes to what I am now experiencing, which is the rolling insides along with the ‘strong nibbles’ 😜
I’ve been having a fair bit of upper rib pain and luckily have a brother-in-law and sister who can crack my back because I’ve had a spot that has gone out nearly daily, for months 😬
The whole ‘laying flat on the floor’ to get it cracked bit is pretty… odd 🤪 but it’s still possible at this point so I’m crossing fingers my back gets better or my belly keeps being capable of smooshing horizontal when necessary 😂
The middle niece keeps coming up to me and creepily poking/tickling my belly while saying ‘fat, fat belly’ while her sister try’s to politely tells her ‘no it’s a baby’ 😏
I exercised 5/6 days a week up till 20 weeks and have THOUGHT about working out daily since then 😬 but instead end up just going for what are typically 5 km walks.
Hunger was hitting fast and hard but has levelled out a bit and now mid morning/sometimes evening naps, are the new ‘in thing’😜👍🏻￼
I have had an outwardly emotional day… or three and since that is one for each trimester, I am fine with the number staying there but we shall see… if there is one thing that is weird to deal with, it’s emotions that you know are simply emotional and not logical yet not being able to really stop them. I. Don’t. Like. It. 😂
I’ve woke up from charley horses in my legs a few different times and have had close calls multiple times a night when I wake myself up stretching my legs and they begin to tighten up 🤪
Standing up after church has also brought some leg swelling/stiffness.
All this to say it’s really went quite well!
It sounds like I’m just pointing out allll the minimal issues I can think of but this has all been spread out over 27 weeks and I really can’t complain 🤓
Babes room is slowly beginning to get worked on but some items won’t be delivered until mid July.
This is somewhat how I imagine the desired aesthetic.
We do not have a name picked out yet but there are three that we are semi contemplating more than looking for new options… I want to decide and have it narrowed down to at least two but so far that hasn’t happened 🤪
A little babymoon is still possibly being thought about but up until now, it seemed too risky due to the restrictions still in place everywhere but with restaurants and parks opening up more and more, we shall see 😉
As always, if you have any suggestions regarding anything baby/babymoon/new parents/what was mentioned in this post etc. feel free! 😄💕