November? That’s the last time I did an update??? Slap my hand!! In my defense, though, life did get a little crazy after January rolled around. In a good way. In an exciting way. (Although I can’t believe I didn’t post ONE thing about Christmas?? What in the world?).
So. What’s been going on? Well, in January we found out we were pregnant! So exciting and fun. But boy was I nervous. After having a miscarriage prior to this great news, every symptom and lack of symptom was heightened by nerves and fear. Part of that is the reason that I haven’t posted much
at all during this whole pregnancy. The what-ifs spoke, and still speak loud in my ears. I have sat down a bunch of times with this page open to write a post, or to share a photo of an ultrasound, but honestly I was scared to. Because if something happened, I would have to announce to everyone again that things didn’t go as planned. And that scared the crap out of me. A lot. In some ways it still does. (Even though as I sit here typing, I can feel my baby kicking against the laptop as healthy as ever.)
So how have the trimesters been treating me? Well, I didn’t have any morning (or all day) sickness that a lot of women get. I was hungry All. The. Time. But nothing sounded good to eat because I did have food aversions. That seemed to pass pretty quickly once I arrived at the second tri. I don’t really have strong send-my-husband-out-at-2 AM cravings, but McDonald’s Cheeseburgers are on my list of delicious wants, along with sweet things. Luckily fruit can pass as a sweet thing! I haven’t had any major symptoms during my third tri, but my thighs go numb if I stand too long when the bean is laying on my sciatic nerve. It’s not pain, so I’m totally fine with that. I also have carpal tunnel issues over night where my two middle fingers go numb, and then tingle with pain. It wakes me up frequently, so that’s annoying. But it’s just a little nuisance. I haven’t had any back pain (thank God!) so I’ve been quite blessed. Now I just have to get through labor and delivery. Yikes!
In a couple of weeks, I’ll post a tour of the nursery. We’re so close! All we have to do is install one more shelf in the closet, and hang the drapery rods and wall décor. Woohoo! Then we’ll be all set!
Until then, here is a little reminder for us all: