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Hellooo lovely folks!
It has been a long while since I’ve written a blog post, and let me tell you why. I’m having a baby! I’m currently 25 weeks (5 1/2 month) along and the reason why I took a break from blogging is because pregnancy has been hard for me.
How we told close friends who live far.
I suppose a little background is in order. Hubby and I decided at the end on 2016 that we wanted to try for a baby at the end of summer 2017. So I kept track of my menstrual cycle and figured out when I ovulated from the beginning of 2017. Mid June I stopped my birth control (pill), we used back up protection the rest of June and all of July. Come August we were officially “trying” (we tried more regularly on the 3 days before and after ovulation) and WE GOT PREGNANT!
Yup! We knew by mid September when I peed on “the” stick. It happened fast and easy for us. People hate us.
BUUUUT…..it’s pretty much been rough from the start.
I had some bleeding the first few weeks and it was very worry some, turns out I had an infection due to bacteria that changes once you get pregnant. I threw up almost every day up until a couple weeks ago. Which meant low weight gain. Nausea was pretty bad for the whole first trimester and I still get episodes once in a while. Indigestion sucks. But baby has been doing great the whole time! Plus the fatigue. I spent so much time just feeling exhausted for the first trimester and most of the second. I just wanted to rest and do nothing all the time.
Everyone says it was normal and to rest take it easy but I feel like I got NOTHING done!
A baby takes alot of time and preparation.
Average maternity look for me: leggings/jegging, long top, and oversize sweater.
Finally I’ve gotten a boost of energy and other symptoms have eased up, and I get to feel baby move all the time now 🙂
Now I’m in overdrive trying to get SO. MUCH. DONE.
It’s February 1st already! Baby will be here in May!
That’s only 3 months away!
January has been the first true productive month for us. We have been cleaning and purging our small apartment. Yes, we decided that baby will be fine here in our 1 bedroom abode.It’s been quite the undertaking. But using some mind power and rearranging, to make a happy home for two adults, one 45lb dog, and soon to come baby. It’s all exciting and scary at the same time!
Typical us: Trying to get a cute 20 week New Year’s Eve pic. The halfway point of pregnancy.
So many things have been happening, and I’m excited to share with you guys all the changes and updates! I probably will be posting less frequently because things are just going to get a little hectic from now on!
On the docket this month:
*Finish purging/organizing the aprtment
*Setting up a registry
*Starting on the baby “nook”
Thank you for following along!
And as always; if you have any questions or comments and advice,
I love to hear from you!
We first announced the pregnancy on Halloween (2017)