Monday, February 15, 2016

Bump Update

I know this will sound bad, but hear me out.  I was overweight most of my life due to poor eating habits and not knowing the value of exercise.  I lost weight through Weight Watchers and now, as I watch the scale inching upwards again, it's hard.  It's hard to wrap my brain around the reason why I am gaining weight and it's a good thing, I know.  But it's hard.  It's become a prayer to embrace my new body and to know that after the baby comes, there will be work to move back towards what is healthy for me.

So, my bump update.

Well, at the beginning of the day, it's quite small and by the time the day has progressed, so has my belly.  I'm taking these bump updates from Courtney at Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life.

Right now, I am at 17 weeks and the baby is the size of a turnip. Next will be a sweet potato.
Weight gained: At least 15 pounds, but am reigning it in.  I was up last week and down this past Saturday.  It's about listening to my body and filling it with healthy foods when I am hungry.  I also made my couch a no-eating zone, which is A HUGE victory for me!
Workouts: The first trimester was awful!  I was so tired and couldn't get off the couch.  I was at the gym Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.  I did low-impact Zumba in my basement Friday.  So happy with moving again!
Symptoms: The indigestion is still happening, but not as much.  That's about it now!  There was no throwing up in first trimester!
Food Aversions:  Not sprouts though.  And I love brussels sprouts.
Food Cravings: Carbs!!!  I'm trying to drink tons of water, so I bought some water enhancers to make it go down faster!
Sleep: I wake up at least once to go to the bathroom...I've heard it gets worse.
Maternity clothes?:  Completely!  I've bought a few maternity leggings for my tunics and a few friends have loaned me their maternity clothes.  So thankful!
Stretch marks? Maybe...but I had them from before, so who cares if there are more?
Miss Anything?  All of my venti, full-fledged filled caffeinated coffees. Having to heat up lunch meat instead of just eating it.  Tasting cookie dough (even though I barely did that before).
Fun & Weird Stuff From the Week: Maybe I've felt the baby move, but it might be gas too, so not sure.  
Baby Items Purchased: None. Not until I know if it's a boy or girl.
Looking Forward To: We have a reveal party coming March 12...and then there's a child's clothing consignment market (it's huge) the following Saturday. Feeling the baby move and knowing it's the baby.
Questions for the Moms:
  • What supplies are a must?
  • How many outfits should be bought for each size?  My husband and I disagree on this one?
  • Cloth or disposable diapers?

Thursday, February 11, 2016


I took this photo as a just in celebrate the beginning of life in case something didn't go as I had planned.

Thoughts that were running through my head at this point...

  • Oh my goodness, it has to come out...
  • Will I miscarry?
  • How will I handle the gaining of weight?
  • What will it be?
  • Will I throw up? (thankfully never have)
  • Will the baby be okay?
  • What kind of mother will I be?
  • Can I handle this?

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I'm back...

I'm back.  It's been way too long and I've had a lot of posts in my head that want to be written, but I've just not done it.  I've spent a bit of time on the couch sleeping or just trying to not throw up.

For those who don't know...

More updates to come, but I might be off for a quick snooze...actually, the tiredness is much better now.