Friday, May 20, 2016

Pregnancy Journal: Halfway There

At this point, I can really say this year is flying by.
I found out I was pregnant in January and I can't believe we are approaching June.
The first trimester was extremely long and slow, 
but now things are grooving along nicely.

I mean, I can not believe I am half way through my first pregnancy!
Here are some of my thoughts along the way.

20 week scan:
Wow.  This appointment was such a milestone for me.  I seriously feel like a new woman after seeing all of the body parts and internal organs and hearing that "everything looks perfect".  I can not explain the sigh of relief this brings me!  As exciting as everything has been, it's been nerve wracking as well.  It's not that I've felt like there is anything is wrong, it's just that there is so much unknown the first time around.  Anyway, I can honestly say I feel SO much more at ease and confident going into the second half.  
And of course I'm leaving off one of the most exciting discoveries of our anatomy scan...But I still have a few phone calls and in-person surprises to make, so I'm not going to show you any pink or blue just yet!
Here is a picture from the ultrasound.
I'm just tickled with the way our baby looks like they're laughing or talking!
Not only am I feeling so much better regarding anxiety and nerves, physically I am feeling great as well. We have been really busy with house related things so I'm thrilled to be able to help and feel eager and enthusiastic.

Sleep  It's lights out between 9:00 and 9:30 every night and I'm falling asleep very easily. I'm waking up to go to the restroom atleast twice a night, and then I wake up around 5:00 AM, only to finally drift off minutes before our 7:00 AM alarm.  I am thinking a pregnancy pillow is in my very near future.  I have been sleeping in what I've deemed a sideways "army crawl", but my belly is getting to the point where I need to switch to fully on my side very soon.

Exhaustion  Like I said, my energy level has been up.  That is not to say I don't get waves of exhaustion like whoa.  My usual fatigue starts around 2:00 pm and lasts about 30 minutes.  I haven't been wanting to nap because I don't want to mess with my night time sleeping schedule.  I will seriously yawn every minute during these stretches and it's so frustrating because I can't even have a conversation or drive when I feel this tired. Luckily, they don't last long and I'm able to get a second wind.

Food Aversions  Still happening over here. And still so so sad about it.  It has gotten slightly better but still nothing like my usual self.  It's so hard because I've always been the cook of the household and it's just impossible for me to do right now.  K still asks what I want for supper every night and I can never come up with a single thing.  But I'm happy to sacrifice my taste buds for our little one.  

Hair Growth  Ok this is something you probably didn't know.  While some women have beautiful hair and nail growth during pregnancy, some actually stop growing completely and go in a state of "resting".  I'll let you guess which one I'm falling into.  I chopped all my hair off weeks before finding out I'm expecting, and it hasn't grown an inch.  I have now cancelled my second hair appointment in a row because there is nothing to trim. 

Movement   Over the past couple weeks I've started to feel little flicks of movement.  K can't feel them from the outside yet but they are definitely happening.  They are most noticeable at night.

We are just so. dang. excited. to be parents.  Things are feeling so much more real and I'm picturing our little trio so perfectly in my mind.  It's an incredible dream coming true.
After revealing the sex to some family and friends, it feels like our child is already being spoiled.
There is so much anticipation from everyone and we feel so lucky!
I want to remember the way I feel now, forever.
Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to hear what you're having!! So glad you're feeling better!! I've had nothing but food aversions this time around as well! It's not fun is it? Enjoy these last few months just the 2 of you!! You'll soon forget what it was even like before this sweet bundle was born!!


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