So being pregnant comes with a lot of territory, good and bad. Something’s I wanted to share, mostly for the sake of looking back on.
Cravings, in order of which they came throughout my pregnancy:
-Pickles -CocoaCola -Cranberry Juice -Salad -Mac n Cheese -Skittles -Milk -Menchies -Doughnuts -Cucumbers with Ranch -Popsicles -Lemonade -Blackberry Italian Sodas -Jamba Juice…
Sleep is a joke! Ha ha ha.
Feeling her move is what I live for. It always makes me smile & I love sharing it with the people around me. She moves a lot, especially in this last trimester.
She has brought me closer to my family; especially my Dad. He is so excited to be a grandpa, it’s cute. In very lucky to have a sister that’s been there every step of the way.
I’m happy she is coming in Spring, just in time for nice weather & summer :)
Morning sickness didn’t stay within the 1st trimester; I still throw up randomly :( No bueno.
I like when people are nicer to me :)
It’s a lot to take on & it’s not something I could have done alone. I have a great support team. William, Melissa, My Dad, Xochilth, Kara, Nicole, Heidi & the rest of my family, Work & friends.
Haha, don’t take me into any store if I’m looking for something specific, especially if everyone is too busy to help me. I swear I get so frustrated & emotional. I almost cried in Costco trying to find Otter Pops. I’m not something you wana mess with, my hormones are all over the place; you never know what your going to get.
Each day is different. Sometimes I’m energized, sometimes I’m super tired. It can be hard to get anything done when I’m tired…
I feel like an Oompa Loompa Turtle. I’m short, my face is filling out, my hands & feet are getting swollen & I have to take my time with everything I do. I feel like a slug. Not to mention the horrendous waddling.
I had a really hard time gaining weight until half way through my 2nd trimester. I had no appetite & couldn’t keep anything down in my first half of pregnancy. I’m at 26lbs weight gain. The cutest little asian lady, nearly the same size of me, told me she gained 80lbs in her first pregnancy!!! I don’t know how that’s even possible! That’s practically a whole other person.
I’m proud of myself for working through nearly my whole pregnancy. Of course I had moments where I had to call in being sick :( and eventually I had to make restrictions to only work 4 days a week with 5-6 hour days, but I did it!!! The walking was very good for me & I’m happy I has a job that kept me active. I stopped working 2 weeks before my due date & in good time, all the walking, stairs & being on my feet for so long was catching up to me. I started getting super out-of-breath, really overheated & needing to sit down… Growing a whole other person inside of you where you have to share all of your nutrition, oxygen & energy takes a lot out of you. So don’t push yourself & be in charge of your pregnancy no matter what.
I became much more horny than usual; It was ridiculous.
Heartburn sucks! There are many annoyances besides this though: morning sickness, exhaustion, no appetite, back aches, swollen hands & feet, head aches, sleep deprivation, mobility issues, feeling like a whale trying to switch sides during sleep, limited clothing options, feeling overheated, hormones, emotions… The list could go on.
Over all we should really be thankful to our mothers, even if its just for the fact they carried us around for 9 months. It’s a lot for a woman to sacrifice… And for those who were naturally birthed with no drugs, be extra thankful. Birth is a traumatic physical experience on the body; your mom is a Super hero! To go through that is a miracle…
I love you mom, thanks for everything you have sacrificed for me.