This was filmed 2/12/17. I'm so glad to have finally reached the 2nd trimester! Even though everyday my pregnancy symptoms are different, everyday it seems to get a little easier. I think partially because I'm getting used to feeling different. If you're pregnant, please let me know how far along you are & how it's been going for you! If you have any name suggestions, leave a comment & let me know! I love hearing from you!
This was filmed 1/23/17. Welcome back for my next pregnancy update! I wanted to catch you up on weeks 8 - 10 because they've been a little crazy! I feel like being pregnant has made me more sensitive to things like stomach issues & food poisoning. I hope I never get food poisoning ever again. It was so terrible! If you're pregnant, let me know how it's been going for you! Or please share any experiences you had while being pregnant! Talk to you again soon!
I'm in the 2nd trimester now, but why hasn't my energy returned?! Everyone, & I do mean EVERYONE, told me once I got to the 2nd trimester my symptoms would magically go away & I'd feel like myself again. Of course I know all of our experiences are different though so while it's not unheard of that some of my symptoms have decided to stick around, it's annoying that everyone lied to me! *shakes fist at the sky* It never ceases to amaze me that people will tell me how it's going to be as if it's fact, when they really don't know! They know how it was for them, but they can't speak for the rest of the world! I just politely smile & nod. I know they mean well & pregnancy is such a unique event it's wonderful to have someone to talk about it with. So, I've been anticipating this wonderful relief & resurge of energy that was supposed to come...any...day...now... I actually feel more tired than I have the entire pregnancy! I keep hoping I'm just a late bloomer & one of these mornings I'll wake up & not feel like I could sleep 10 more hours.
I'm pregnant! For the first time too! While I'm so thrilled & feel like it's a little overdue - I'll be a couple months away from 30 when the baby is born - I still have moments of disbelief. I think partly because I swear I was just turning 23, so I still feel like I have a lot of time to be a wandering twenty-something. & partly because it happened very fast (first try). Which I'm totally not complaining about! We feel very lucky it happened so fast for us. I guess I just naively assumed I would have a few months, maybe more, to try & to prepare & to talk about things & get there mentally & emotionally. Lastly, my pregnancy so far has been challenging. Not bad, not terrible, just a challenge. Imagine you're you, the person you've known all your life & then one day things you never even think about like eating habits, bathroom patterns, the way the air smells, are all turned upside down. That has been pregnancy for me thus far. I used to have a bad sense of smell, a super human immune system & I was the worlds least picky eater. NOT ANYMORE! I'm also convinced pretty much every symptom that could be a possibility, I've experienced at one point or another. But my favorite (sarcasm) & most persistent has been gagging! I'm well into 14 weeks & the gagging has decided to stay with me. I'm beginning to fear that this is just who I am now. Some people grind their teeth or tap their foot, I gag. In the beginning it would happen because of morning sickness. Then it would happen whenever I would smell something remotely unappetizing. Then I caught a cold & my coughing fits would end in gagging tantrums. Now it just happens for no apparent reason. Like right now. It's happening as I'm typing this. Pregnancy is a powerful thing & I'm grateful I get to experience it, but I'm really looking forward to when things like this are just a distant memory!
This was filmed on 1/1/17. Thank you for all the wonderful support & congratulations! Quinn & I are beyond excited to become parents! It means so much to me to be able to share this journey with you. Sometimes it makes me feel better just being able to talk about my symptoms & the changes I'm going through. I hope for any other pregnant mamas out there, that my videos & experiences are relatable & maybe make you smile from time to time! Being pregnant is both so extremely amazing & also challenging. Only 33 more weeks to go!