Whew! You have no idea how hard it was keeping that secret a secret for the past month. Yes. A MONTH! There were so many times that I wanted to mention something about being pregnant in one of my random posts or comments to other people, but I knew that it'd be better to wait.
Plus, it makes it more fun to reveal the longer you hold it in.
I'm sure some of you are wondering about how everything is doing inside my body and I assure you, I'll be updating you all until you know more about me than I know. Not really, but you get the idea.
I hope you understand that just because I'm having a baby doesn't make this a baby blog. Of course, you'll all get your fill on baby bump statuses, pregnancy highs and lows, and oh-so-much more. But, I'll still be doing things for me. Not just for our baby. And if I get too carried away with 309234 baby posts a week, please let me know and tell me to slow it down. Do it for my sake and for yours before it gets bad.
Anyways, onto the oh-so-wonderful pregnancy/baby bump update.
...I'm about 10 weeks along. We could have waited longer to tell y'all, but it's such a hard secret to hold in. And plus, most of our families already knew weeks ago.
...I have no morning sickness. All of you pregnant/post-pregnant women can hate me. I know others do. I have been blessed with a mother who didn't have it, and luckily with this pregnancy (although it could easily change in our next pregnancy) I don't have any of that wonderful nastiness either.
|You think I'm on the left, huh? Well, I'm on the right. Short hair and all: circa 2005.|
...I DO have heartburn, fatigue, and headaches. See? I didn't get off too easily. I've been pretty tired (with/without working 12 hours a day) and I have a nice little heartburn that likes to grace me with its presence every now and then. And the headaches? Well, they aren't frequent, but occasionally they like to let me know they're there. This weekend I had a headache the ENTIRE TIME. It may have been minor, but it was still a headache. Figures I'd get them, since I had them at least once every other week pre-pregnancy. Oh well. Tylenol and Tums can just sleep next to me. All day, every day.
...I eat. All. the. time. Or at least it feels like that. It struck me a few weeks ago, but I snack a lot and can no longer eat "normal-sized" meals. I have to eat at least half of what I would've usually eaten, but then I'm just hungry again an hour or so later. Hence the need for lots of fruit/vegetable snacks around the house and granola bars. My saviors in not gaining a million pounds.
...I feel and look fat. Ok, I know this just seems silly, but I was never "flat-bellied" before pregnancy and now that that area is growing little by little, it makes me just feel fat. That's mostly because people look at your stomach when you tell them you're pregnant or they ask how you're feeling lately and you don't even look pregnant. It's such a sad thing. Especially when your pants are slowly starting to lose their nice fit and your bra is starting to become too tight. Sigh. Pregnancy is beautiful.
...Nick is excited. This may seem like a weird update, but a lot of people asked me when I told them if he was excited. Well, I'd hope he was excited! I wouldn't have married him if he didn't want to have children with me. I do know why people ask and not all of them were out of line or offensive. It just seems like a silly thing. Maybe it's my hormones. Whatever. Anyways, he has resorted to a few chanting sessions with my belly. Yup. You read that right. Here's what it sounded like:
Maybe not exactly, but something very similar.
...My breasts hurt. A lot. It's probably TMI, but that was how I knew I was pregnant and they have been extremely sore for the past month with no sign of stopping. It wouldn't normally be too bad, but when you have a 4-year-old climbing over you all day, accidental boob squishing/elbowing happens a lot more than you want it to.