Well the news is officially out: Marty and I are expecting our first child this fall. 🙂 I announced the news on Instagram and Facebook last week and it feels so good to have it out in the open!
I’ve successfully made it through my first trimester and truthfully can’t believe that we’re less than six months away from meeting our little one. I’m really going to be a mom?!? It still hasn’t fully sank in yet…
FIRST TRIMESTER RECAP:
Weeks 6-10 were rough. No workouts (not even walking) and clean eating wasn’t a priority. All I wanted were carbs and meat! I tried to eat as healthily as I could but I ended up consuming more macaroni and cheese, beef and breads during this time than I had in the last three years combined.
Around week eight I was prescribed a anti-nausea medication which helped but I honestly only felt okay when I was eating. There were several times where I just laid in bed crying because I had such an upset stomach. It’s a difficult transition going from such an active lifestyle to laying in bed all weekend long. I’m glad that time passed quickly…
Weeks 11-13 were much better. As the weather started to improve (and my nausea began to subside) I was able to start walking with the kiddos I nanny and made sure to do so 4-5x/week. I love that I’m regaining energy and eating a normal diet once again.
I began my fifteenth week on Monday and feel great. At this point, I’m just waiting for that baby bump to get a little bigger…Eek!
FINDING OUT WE WERE PREGNANT:
Ironically, I found out I was pregnant on Fat Tuesday 🙂 I’ll be honest and admit that I was a bit overwhelmed when I saw the positive sign appear on the test. Without getting into too many details, I’ll just say that I’ve had quite irregular cycles over the past two years and pregnancy was just something I didn’t foresee happening for awhile. That said, I saw the positive symbol on the test, looked at myself in the mirror for a few minutes and went back downstairs to have dinner with Marty.
I wanted to do something special to surprise him with the news so I wanted to wait until the following evening to break it to him. Side note: Toughest twenty-four hours of my life! I wanted to spill the beans to EVERYONE. It was really tough keeping it in.
So how’d I break the news to him? Well, I decided to get a cupcake with ‘Dad!’ written in cursive across the top. By the time I got home with the cupcake, it had been almost twenty-four hours since I had taken the test; I was a ball of nerves to say the least. I didn’t want to give him the cupcake before dinner so we just ended up eating dinner together and watching a few episodes of ‘The Office’. Afterwards, he ran upstairs and when he came back the cupcake was waiting on the table.
He was confused about what the cupcake was for and asked if he missed an important date. He kept asking me what day it was and what he was missing. I just smiled and waited for him to read ‘Dad!’ across the top. He finally said, “Are you pregnant?!”
I actually decided not to weigh myself throughout pregnancy. I checked my weight a week after I found out I was pregnant and was shocked at how much weight I’d already gained. I figured it’d be better for my mindset if I just skipped the scale and continued throughout pregnancy not knowing (I even told my doctor not to mention my weight!)
After living on a vegetarian (almost vegan) diet for the last couple of years I was surprised to crave meat. What baby wants, baby gets 🙂 Like I mentioned above, I craved mostly carbs and comfort food during weeks 6-10 but have made sure to eat a more well-rounded diet since the nausea passed.
BABY’S DUE DATE:
Our little one is expected to arrive around November 3rd!
So there you have it! The big news I’ve been keeping secret since the beginning of March. I’m so happy to finally share it with you all.