By now you’ve probably heard the news on social media. WE’RE PREGNANT! We’re going to have a baby! We’re going to be parents (woo hoo!) There’s legit a tiny human growing in my belly right now, and that to me is the most craziest most amazing feeling in the world. We cannot be anymore excited. I don’t even know where to begin. When we found out, all types of feelings were felt. Very emotional, because we found out a little after a week of us losing our baby Kujo. Both George and I literally cried because we both were thinking the same thing – that this was God. I guess you can say it was a blessing in disguise and a bitter sweet moment for us because I don’t know how I would be if we lost Kujo during this time. But I know Kujo is in a better place, and he lived a very long and happy life, and I will always be his furry momma.
I’ve been receiving a lot of questions, and so many comments from a lot of you on social media because this was a huge surprise. Many of you did not see this coming. So in this post – the first official baby blogpost of 2018, I will share a few questions I’ve received, what I learned, along with my first trimester experience.
MORNING SICKNESS – Not everyone gets it, and I am so thankful I was one of them. I think this was a big reason why it was easy for me to hide my pregnancy news, because I actually felt great. The only thing I did notice was how strong my sense of smell got. For instance, the smell of wet dog food… barf! It was definitely stronger than I remembered it being. Besides that though, I felt just fine. Going to the gym really helped keep my energy up. Again, very thankful that I was able to work out. And yes, my doctor approved my workout routine. In fact, they encouraged me to work out. Apparently there are so many benefits, along with an easier delivery experience. So you bet ya sweet butt, momma is going to do squats! 😉
CRAVINGS – I didn’t have any specific cravings. Just randomly would crave pho and veggie soup, and one time french toast, like whoa! I’ve been asked how I’m doing without drinking coffee, since we all know how I love my lattes and what not. Surprisingly, I haven’t been craving coffee, and I’ve been ok without it. I’ll treat myself to a latte here and there, but always get a small cup. When I do crave a cup of coffee, I make myself a Nespresso decaf coffee, and honestly, it’s just as good.
OTHER SYMPTOMS – When they said you pee every 5 seconds, they weren’t kidding. No joke! I pee even when I don’t feel like I have to pee, but I’ll go just in case, before leaving the house (TMI). The bloating, sore boobies, itchy belly are also even more real. I also, was having the most bizarre dreams and nightmares. I could not even explain them if I tried. Some were scary, some were sad – really sad. None of them ever made sense. I also have trouble sleeping at night and taking naps. Sometimes I felt tired, but couldn’t nap. I’m a horrible napper.
COUVADE – also known as sympathetic pregnancy for men. Oh yeah, it’s a thing ladies. George definitely felt some type of way during my first trimester. He felt tired, certain foods made him nauseas. He didn’t gain weight though (insert eye rolling emoji here). I didn’t even know this was a thing.
FEAR OF MISCARRYING – It’s real and I felt this so hard. I was so afraid that this would happen, because of all the stories you hear. I think it’s pretty natural and normal to feel this way, and for the word miscarriage to run through your head period.
FELT ALONE – because we kept our pregnancy news to ourselves. I had so many questions. I couldn’t ask my family or friends because George and I decided to wait until our second trimester to tell our family. So I googled EVERYTHING, and when I mean everything, I mean from sentences not even making sense to words that I’m so embarrassed for anyone to find on my history page – lol. Luckily, I downloaded my very first baby app (insert cheesy emoji here).
Lastly, thank you to everyone for all the sweet comments, direct messages, text messages, phone calls, visits. They truly mean a lot to us. We feel so loved, we feel the love, and feel so much love for this little nugget already. I cannot wait to be a mom and for this new life George and I will have. I cannot wait to begin this journey and share it with you all. If you have any questions or want to share your stories with us, please do. Comment below or DM on Instagram.
Any moms out there that have any tips for this new momma to be, please do share. I’d love to hear any tips and advice you can give. Also, any soon to be moms out there, I would love to hear from you, too.
It still feels so surreal. Like, is this really happening? Holy cow! Sh*t just got real!
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