As I wait for our breakfast to heat up, I figured y'all might enjoy a bit of an update. Would you like that?
Today I'm about fifteen weeks along and feeling fantastic. Things seem to be going on as usual and I honestly have no complaints. I have most of my energy back, the morning sickness is pretty much gone, and I feel like I can conquer anything--which is good because I have been extremely busy with church related stuff. Let's break things down a bit (sorry, I like to over-share, so be prepared for a long, wordy post :) )
Physical: Well, I'm definitely not showing yet. Though, if you ask me, I can tell a difference in my body. Last week I told Jonathan to feel my stomach and it was the first time that he was able to feel the "baby bump" that is there. We were both pretty excited about that. I want him to be able to experience this as much as possible. I have only regained the 5 lbs that I lost at the beginning of my pregnancy, so I'm feeling pretty good about that. My goal is to be in the best health that I can be as I progress. I have been working out, focusing on staying active in my day-to-day life, and trying to make smart food choices. I really don't want to end up with gestational diabetes--which I'm at a higher risk of getting because I have PCOS.
Food/Cravings: Speaking of trying to make smart choices, food and I have been having a hard time. Last week I bawled my eyes out as I tried to force myself to eat the salad I made for dinner--yes, after I got over myself, I then laughed hysterically. And predictably, all I want to eat is carbs. I have absolutely no desire for sweets, but would happily munch on carbs all day long if I could. I would say that I'm doing a decent job keeping this under control, though. I have been focusing on eating plenty of protein and veggies instead. Even if that means force feeding myself a salad every-once-in-awhile. ;)
Preparations: Well, today Jonathan is planning on gutting our guestroom. We are in full-baby-preparation mode around here (is it possible to nest this early?!) We want to make sure we aren't waiting till the last minute to ready our house for the new little one. As I have mentioned before in previous posts, we are planning on gutting our guestroom and doing a bit of other rearranging so that we have more space for the little one. I'm getting really excited about having another room in our house complete. It will be nice to have a cheery nursery to welcome the baby to. I will definitely keep you updated on the progress! I'm ecstatic!
We have also started accumulating a few things for the baby. Admittedly, this started all the way back during the summer, when our neighbors had a yard sale and were selling a beautiful wooden highchair. We had no idea of the plans that God had for us, but the price was right and we both jumped at the chance. Then later, sometime in November I believe, again before we knew of the little one, my aunt was selling her crib and pack-n-play for a good price. We also bought the both of those. We are thrilled to have a beautiful crib all ready and waiting.
Oh and we also finished off our kitchen counters and purchased a washer and dryer in preparation for all of the little cloth diapers that will need to be washed. I don't like the fact that the washer and dryer is taking over my valuable kitchen space, but I love the fact that I can do laundry whenever I want. Plus, I've learned to use the tops of the washer and dryer for added counter space--this is an unexpected bonus!
Also in anticipation, I have been trying to do as much reading as possible. I have started reading Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin and The Pregnancy Book: Month-by-Month, Everything You Need to Know From America's Baby Experts by William Sears. Both have been very interesting reads and I love that I'm gaining an understanding of how my body is preparing for this little one. Our bodies are one amazing machine.
Other than that, I can't think of much else to say! We are enjoying the anticipation of becoming parents, but also trying to hold on and enjoy every last minute of just the two of us. We have been going on dates (something we didn't really do before), have a week long vacation scheduled for before the little one arrives, and this whole becoming a parent thing has us talking about all sorts of new and fun things. This is definitely a beautifully sweet moment in our lives.
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