Lots of things that has happened since I’ve last posted. Time has come and gone so rapidly. The last time I’ve posted, I announced my pregnancy and was upcoming the 13th week mark. As of tomorrow I’ll be at my 24th week mark. There’s so much that has happened in between that time and so much I should’ve been documenting about my pregnancy. That’s why now, I’m going to try to keep this up and even if its little jots of notes down about my pregnancy, it’s still going to post. I want to be able to look back and read some of my blogs and giggle and reminisce the things I went through and what I was feeling while going on through my journey of pregnancy. Here’s an updated pic of baby: This is her at 19 weeks. This was our gender reveal ultrasound. I’m so excited to be having a little girl to call my own. All the cute things I can dress her up in, do her hair, do lots of arts and crafts. I’m so excited for everything that comes with kids. Now to make memories of my own with my own family is what excites me the most.
My husband is the best. Throughout this whole pregnancy he’s been so supportive and so patient with me. Sometimes I just don’t know how he puts up with me but I guess that’s what makes me love him even more.
Cravings As far as pregnancy goes, the only craving I’ve really had was Jamba Juice’s Orange Dream Machine. They get so pricey so hubby and I found a great knock-off DIY Orange Dream Machine smoothie to make at home and it’s pretty spot-on! So delicious! I have one everyday. Imagine how much I’d be spending if I actually went to Jamba Juice every single day to go get one?!
From the beginning of my pregnancy I went from eating only carbs just to be able to keep food down. Like breads, rice, potatoes, hefty stuff. Lots of eating out at the time. Then my favorite thing was strawberry Jell-O with pears. Yum! Then I went and craved lots of oranges. Then Frosted Flakes. Now Orange Dream Machine. Lots of sweets it seems.
Sickness: I haven’t been sick since around September I guess. Looking at my last post, I still wasn’t enjoying life very much lol. I definitely don’t miss those days. Once it was over, it was completely over. Haven’t had a pip of uneasiness since then.
Pains/Uncomfortable-ness: Sometimes I get lower back pain. Part of it I think though comes with what I do at work. I’m a surgical tech and I stand up all day so I think it makes it a little uneasy on my lower back. My feet are also starting to hurt sometimes. Again, I think that comes with the job, just depends on what I’m doing that day because it’s not everyday that my feet hurt. Here’s a crappy one, I also have costochondtritis. Basically an inflammation in the cartilage that connects the ribs to the breastbone. It’s definitely a very uneasy, sharp pain that I feel constantly and it’s always in one spot. Never had it til pregnancy. Doctor says it’s because my body’s stretching, but to me it’s like, why just one spot and not multiple where all the cartilage run in my diaphragm?
Baby Movements: Baby girl moves a whole lot and it feels so cool! The very first time I felt her, I was in the Operating Room assisting another surgical tech and for a moment I was standing there during procedure and I felt these little flutter movements inside the upper right quadrant of my belly. At first I was thinking to myself like ‘oh man, might need to run to the bathroom soon’ but it was a totally different type of stomach flutter movement. I stood there and waited a few minutes and I felt the flutters again. I knew that was definitely something I never felt before. It excited me immediately, I just knew it was her moving around on the inside. I will definitely never forget that night when I felt her. Oh yeah I was working graveyard that night too.
Now that baby’s getting bigger, the little tickle flutters turned into little poking movements. I’m pretty sure its her moving or kicking, but to me it feels like someones poking me… from the inside. My husband got to feel her move the other night, it was so awesome! It was like a little thump/poke against my lower abdomen and he was able to feel it. The look on his face was priceless. One of the best moments of my life.
Random Prego Stuff No one Tells You About: So going through this pregnancy, unexplainable things happen to my body that I never thought would happen to any pregnant woman. You always see on TV and shows that these women experience wonderful and beautiful pregnancies. I’m here to testify that and tell you that don’t fall for that! Lol. I’m only speaking for myself and what happens to me and my experiences of being pregnant so don’t quote me on it saying that all women are this way. I’m just saying that from my experience, pregnancy is not what movies make it out to be. So here’s a good one: You can definitely clear a room when you fart. My husband and I always had fart wars, usually on who’s louder, not so much on smell but sometimes one of ours can clear a room. How about this, once I got pregnant, I can clear the room every single time?! Ahh so gross lol. My husband is a good sport about it. He definitely leaves the room each time but he just pokes fun at me.
Oh, here’s another: I’ve never had skin problems until I got pregnant. I have sensitive skin but I always take care of it well so I never had many issues with my skin… until now. Everytime I got sick, my face broke out in red dots all over my face. It’s like I had mini chicken pox on my face, and it stays there ALL day! I was always so embarrassed when I got sick at work. I’d feel so ugly every single day. Here’s one I deal with everyday: I have these dry patches at the corners of my mouth. I’ve tried all kinds of lotions, moisturizers, medicated skin creams, you name it and its still there and still stays irritated all day everyday so everyday you see me with these red patches on the sides of the corners of my mouth. No stretch marks yet thank goodness but I’m sure those days will come.
Here’s another frustrating thing, I’ve always shaved down south and now that my stomach is far enough where I can’t see myself down there, it’s been a huge struggle to shave. I’m going to go get waxed I just haven’t built the guts to go in there and do it. Lol. I can’t imagine not being able to shave my legs. I’m going to have to make hubby do it or something lol.
Bending over to pick something up or just to even tie your shoe, is going to be one of the most frustrating things you deal with. I would totally recommend getting a chair or an ottoman near wherever you put your shoes on because it definitely begins to be a struggle. Your stomach is just going to get in the way and you’re probably going to run out of breath when trying to put them on. I only run out of breath when I put something that takes too long to put on such as my boots or my shoes where the heel backing becomes a pain and doesn’t want to unfold from under my heel. Lol.
Speaking of putting things on, I’ve never struggled so much to find clothes to wear out. There are many days where I’m very laxy-dazy and I’ll wear just plain ol’ jeans and t-shirt (which is my kind of style most days). But there are those days where I just want to look pretty and dress up and look nice. When the belly gets big, oh man you’re in for a treat. The hardest part was the beginning where you begin to have a belly but it doesn’t look big enough to be a belly yet, it more so looks like you’re just getting fat, yeah that was a tough one to pull off for awhile. Thank goodness I have awesome friends and family that either bought me some maternity clothes or donated their clothes to me. I haven’t spent anything on maternity clothes. They’re so dang expensive! Do people not realize as an upcoming parent, you are already going to be spending so much to buy necessities for the baby?! Here’s an updated pic of me with my belly 🙂
Can’t really think of anything else right now. I will definitely keep you updated. 🙂