It has been quite a while since I have been on here. I will not beat around the bush, becoming pregnant has put brakes on several of the projects that I have wanted to get done- whether it be organizing the upstairs, exercising, or even cooking something decent. Since the beginning of October, I’ve been hit with fatigue, morning sickness, and just about every other early pregnancy symptom that there is except for heartburn. Fingers crossed that one doesn’t sneak up on me.
It’s interesting that this post is sounding so cynical, but I am just being honest! Early pregnancy doesn’t seem to be very much fun for anyone, whether or not your pregnancy was planned. On the flip side, my husband and I are extremely happy to be bringing a child into this world. We are already so in love with him or her and think so much about how happy the future will be. We also think so much about how some of the good things will be changing too. While there are of course tons of sacrifices to be made, we know it will pay off one day. I kind of hope it is a boy, but I think that it is a girl. But either way, I will be thrilled. I just hate not knowing! Thus…we will be finding out as soon as we can what the sex of the baby is. I think that before we find out, I will do a post on old wives tales to try to guess the sex. I know it’s all silly but think it will be really fun too. Also, the official due date is May 29, 2016.
At this point, I’m mostly through the worst of the first trimester symptoms. However, the morning sickness won’t go away on its own! Nightly, I take a pill called Unisom to keep morning sickness away. It works about 90% of the time. But I thought that since I am in my second trimester now, I could try not taking it to see if I was over this phase. So after not taking it one night…I still had morning sickness at 14 weeks and 5 days along! I’m convinced I am one of the unlucky ones that will have it the entire time. Super fun stuff. At least it only happens in the morning and not throughout the day. My clothing still fits at this point which is nice. I feel that my pants will only have a week or 2 left before I must invest in a few pairs.
That’s it for now! I will do another post soon about the Old Wives’ Tales. And I think next week, at 16 weeks, I will need to start taking bump pictures 🙂
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I envy people who have uneventful first trimesters! You’re not alone in that. I had rough nausea for about 3-4 weeks and I know I thought we had made a huge mistake in getting pregnant. I was miserable then. But thank goodness it got better! 🙂 wishing you a better second trimester!