This pregnancy has taken its toll on my life. Gone are the days when I took photographs for my P52 project and my blogging has been sadly non existent. I've got so much to share, but I'm going to begin by getting you all up to date on this pregnancy as I'm sure you have all been eagerly waiting for more details and pictures!
So this pregnancy story of ours began when we decided to get off the pill in January and let nature take its course. Every month went by with a bit of disappointment and worry about why we weren't pregnant yet. I know...it takes time, but still! Fast forward a bit to May and suddenly I was a week late (if you get my drift). I didn't think anything of it, but decided to take a pregnancy test just in case and immediately two blue lines popped up saying that we were pregnant! That night was filled with hope, excitement, uncertainty, anxiety and yes, even some happy tears. The next morning, I took one more test which confirmed the results. That might have been enough for most people, but not me. We booked it to the hospital after school and a few hours later we got the positive confirmation from the doc himself that we were about 5 weeks pregnant!
It is amazing how the symptoms suddenly all became apparent once we got the confirmation from the doc. During those first five weeks, I was a wee bit more emotional (don't believe what Matt says), a tad bit cranky, and super tired. There were days when I went to bed as early as 7pm! Crazy! As time progressed, other symptoms I had included a loss of appetite, slight nausea in the mornings, and some back pain. As we moved farther into the pregnancy, at about week 8, I started experiencing "morning sickness," which, FIY, does NOT just happen in the mornings. I usually was nauseous in the mornings, but didn't get sick until the evenings which I was actually thankful for as getting sick at school with the kids around wasn't ideal. It was also around this time when food became unpleasant. I didn't enjoy eating at all and sadly lived on McDonald's french fries for many of my dinners. The only food aversion I really had though was to chicken and luckily that ended by about week 16.
As first trimesters go, I did alright mostly thanks to Matt. He was such a trooper and let me be and didn't push me to do any more than I was capable of. I think one of the hardest things was having to keep quiet about our pregnancy and not sharing the news with everyone until we knew that baby was safe. That said, I basically said I was pregnant to any stranger who would listen! HA! We were able to mostly keep it quiet till about week 12 and then we slowly started sharing our news. Although it wasn't until a couple of weeks later that we made it public on facebook and as everyone knows, nothing is legit until it is on facebook! :)
Self-portrait with the pregnancy test. So happy!
We are gonna be a family of three!