EEEKKKK! I’m so excited to finally tell you all that Ryan and I are expecting. It’s been so hard for me to keep this a secret. I’m 12 weeks along, and literally could not be more thrilled to be pregnant.
In case you didn’t know, I’m the youngest in my family, and both of my sisters each have two kids. We’re just so excited that our baby will have cousins that are close in age. On Ryan’s side, he’s the oldest, so it’s the complete opposite. We’ll be the first ones in his family to have a baby. So it’s safe to say everyone is beyond excited.
But it definitely has not been all sunshine and rainbows. I’ve had really bad morning sickness for the past six weeks…(and can we go ahead and get rid of “morning” in that phrase, because it lasts all day long.) I’ve really just been nauseous 24/7, and honestly nothing helps. But I just keep telling myself it will all be worth it.
It definitely has helped to have friends and family close during this first trimester to keep us occupied. And of course, huge shout out to Julianna for literally taking over all things blog related for the last few weeks.
At my last appointment, the baby’s heart rate was 168 bpm – any experienced mommys out there with a gender prediction for me?! Would love to hear what you ladies think! Clearly I’m new at this, so any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated.
How I Found Out: Well I had a feeling I was already pregnant. So the day after I missed my period, I couldn’t sleep at all. I got out of bed at 4 in the morning and took a test! Haha! Sure enough, it was positive.
How I Told Ryan: Sorry to disappoint.. but I was far from creative. I was so excited that I told Ryan as soon as the test was positive. (Yes, at 4 in the morning.) We were both so excited that we couldn’t fall back asleep. We just sat in bed and watched Jerry McGuire on TV until about 7:30 when we finally fell back asleep.
How Far Along: 12 weeks
Baby’s Gender: Still a surprise!
How Am I Feeling: Still like crap… I have good days and bad days, but I’ve definitely been more sick than I imagined I would be.
Current Cravings: Culver’s concrete mixers, cinnamon swirl bread, beef jerky, and pickles. Literally the four most random foods on the planet.
What I Can’t Stand: Anything with carbonation.. I’m usually obsessed with La Croix, but even looking at it now makes me sick… same goes for all pop… so I’ve just been just been sticking to water.
What I’m Looking Forward To: Where to start.. everything!?! Right now we’re just so excited to be pregnant. As for this trimester, I’m looking forward to the gender reveal and to (hopefully) start feeling a little better! Oh, and I’d totally be lying if I didn’t say I’m excited to finally get my hair done in couple weeks… These roots are horrendous!
Stay tuned for more updates along the way! Please share any advice or thoughts in the comments below!