Surprise! We’re expecting a little bundle of joy in March 2019! Keeping this secret has been so hard, but now that you all know, I can talk about all things babies with you and let you in on my pregnancy journey!
I found out I was pregnant on July 4th after taking an old pregnancy test and when it read “positive” I didn’t really believe it since the test was from a year ago. So I took 5 more tests just to be sure. They all came back positive and then I started to finally get excited once the reality hit me. I wanted to surprise Tanner in a super cute way but I didn’t hide the pregnancy test box well enough (I left it in plain sight in the trash can) and he asked about it and I just made it seem like I wasn’t sure yet haha. I still went through with my plan to “surprise” him even though he already knew because I knew I would regret not doing that. Tanner is so excited and keeps calling the baby a “him” “until he’s proven wrong” he says haha. I would love a boy first, but I would also love having a girl, so either way I will win;)
When I found out I was pregnant, I didn’t have any noticeable symptoms. I took the test on a whim because I was supposed to start my period that week, but it was 4 days in and I hadn’t started yet, so I decided to just see what the test said. Since I didn’t feel pregnant, it was hard for me to get super excited because I didn’t want my hopes up. I also didn’t want some test to tell me I was pregnant(cause what if it was wrong?! haha), so I was holding off on letting myself get too excited until the first doctors appointment. We weren’t trying to get pregnant when we did either so that was another reason I held off a bit because it happened so fast haha. I was like “really? That was it?” I was expecting us to have to try for at least 4-6 months. We are very fortunate that we were able to conceive and I’m now more than excited to meet this little babe!
The first doctors appointment sealed the deal for me and made this pregnancy so real. We did an ultrasound right away to confirm that I am in fact pregnant to make sure everything is looking okay in there. When the nurse said “there’s your baby” and the little embryo appeared on the screen, I still felt shocked and emotional at the same time. Tanner was able to be there with me and we both couldn’t stop smiling and saying “wow, it’s real life!”. It was an amazing feeling. At the appointment I was measuring 6.5 weeks along and so far everything was looking healthy!
By week 8 I was officially feeling nauseous. I was getting a little cocky for a minute and feeling great about myself for not having any morning sickness, then all of a sudden, it was hard to keep water down in the morning. I realized that as long as my stomach was full, I wouldn’t get sick, but that was hard to do after waking up from a full night’s sleep, so mornings were rough. My appetite has also been MIA lately and I can’t eat a lot of food at once. I can barely eat a full Torchy’s Taco 🙁 It’s sad. I have lost 7 pounds since I found out I was pregnant and I wish so bad that I felt better so I can enjoy food again. Right now I’m eating only so I don’t get sick and sometimes it’s not a food I actually want to eat, like a frozen burrito at 8am since there wasn’t anymore milk for cereal. Or the occasional 3am saltine cracker snack.
Tanner has been the best with helping me out. He’s cleaned the fridge 3 times so far just because the smell would make me throw up and he always pats my back and asks if I’m okay when I’m crunched over a bowl dry heaving. He’s a life saver and I honestly don’t know how I would get through the day without his help. I keep thinking how much this will suck having a toddler and being pregnant again, but I don’t want to really think about that yet haha. He also helps make food or get things out of the fridge for me (the smell is back and I can’t handle it) and has made special trips to the store for random things like milk and more frozen burritos. My only “craving” so far has been lemonade but there isn’t anything else I HAVE to have yet. I just can’t wait for this first trimester to be over. Just 2 more weeks!
And yes, I have been exhausted on top of everything else and I’m usually ready for bed by 8pm. That’s also the reason why I haven’t been active on my social media or blog lately. I just haven’t been feeling that great and haven’t felt like posting. But now that the secret is out, I am so excited to start sharing more with you about our nursery plans, products I’m using or what we will add to our registry. All that good stuff!