I’m in Greenville, SC for work right now and I’m kind of in one of those modes where I’m just needing a brain dump. You know? So today’s post is a bit of a hodge podge with a 12 week pregnancy update thrown in there at the end.
1. I love our dogs. Like, I LOVE our dogs. I know, I know, everyone loves their dogs. But it’s almost absurd how much I love our dogs. I mean just look at them:
I know, you’ve met Niki before, too. But again, this girl is TOO awesome for words. I’ve LOVED becoming close bloggy buddies with Niki. I really hope we get to meet in real life one day because I just KNOW that we’d be instant friends.
Niki is the happiest when she is cuddling with her dogs. (Can you SEE why I love this girl?! I mean, refer to point #1!) And she hopes her blog inspires people! I know she inspires me – so, I’d say mission accomplished, Niki! 🙂
5. 12 Week Pregnancy Update!
No, this blog isn’t going to become SATURATED with pregnancy stuff, but I do love that I can use it as my pregnancy journal, if you will. Mmkay? Mmkay!
Here’s my current pregnancy update:
How far along: 12 weeks
How big is baby: A key lime! 1.5 inches
Weight gain: Honestly, not sure. I have been bad about weighing myself. I should probably do that.
Sleeping: Okay. I honestly have a lot of weird cramping at night (normal according to doctor) and I have to get up like every few hours to go to the bathroom. So, not well, right now.
Food cravings: Salty, but especially CHEESE FRIES. I want cheese fries for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Food aversions: This hurts my heart to say, but Chick-fil-a. I LOVE CFilA, and suddenly the smell or thought of it makes me nauseous.
Symptoms: Nausea is finally starting to get a little better, still not great, but certainly WAY better than before. Headaches. Sciatica. A bit of dizziness. But most of all, I’m so tired. All the time. All I want to do is sleep. It’s awful.
Doctor’s appointment: Not for another two weeks.
Movement: None yet. I hear that sometimes you can feel “flutters” at this point, but I often wonder if it’s “flutters” or just gas. TMI? haha!
Gender / Names: We aren’t going to find out the gender and we’re keeping our names a secret until baby is born. We have a girl name, but we’re still debating on boy names.
Best moment of the week: Telling the world we’re expecting! It’s been SO hard to keep the secret, it feels SO good to be able to tell people.
What I’m looking forward to: My next ultrasound at 20 weeks. I know that’s like eight weeks from now, but I just can’t wait to see baby again.
What I did / Got for baby: Bought my first pairs of maternity jeans at a consignment store in town. AWESOME! There is some former pregnant lady who is my EXACT size so I snagged a pair of Gap and Old Navy maternity jeans for like $22 total! Woop!
What I learned this week: As terrified of labor as I am, I’m really thinking that I want to try and do this thing drug free (no epidural). I obviously have PLENTY of time to consider this and will probably change my mind as soon as I go into labor, but I’m trying to mentally prepare myself.
Prayer requests: Energy. I really need some energy. I’m trying everything I can, but I NEED some energy. My sleep is awful and I’m so tired all the time, it’s making the days very difficult. It’s hard to explain, but I just don’t feel like myself. Also continued prayer for the health and growth of the baby. I know this is cliche as can be, but I just want this baby to be strong and healthy when it’s born.
That’s all for now. What hodge podge of things are on YOUR mind this week?