So excited to finally be 12 weeks! The first and hardest trimester is finally over... I hope! :) I'm not going to lie.. This has been harder then expected. I never once realized how exhausted I would feel. It has set me back more than I ever anticipated.
I'm going to vent a little. I'm a woman/wife/mom that can multi-task like no other! :) I have friends and strangers call me superwoman! Not only do I have ADD but I also have OCD. If anyone else has both of these, I feel for ya!!! I am a major clean freak and tend to spend hours a day organizing or cleaning. I catch myself everyday wanting my kids to pick up this & put away that, I need to slow my roll and just let my kids be kids! So, I can tell you with as much down time as I have had these last few weeks, my kids have enjoyed every second of it! :) I usually can clean my house (every Monday) from top to bottom and finish every last load of wash in one productive day! Now... LOL! I believe it's Friday?? And I still have laundry in my dryer waiting to be folded! That I keep tumble drying just to freshen up the clothes and get the wrinkles out! :) I'm not ashamed to admit it! I would just like at least half of my energy back. I know that once I move past this trimester things should go much smoother! Okay.. Enough venting!
On a positive note!! Morning sickness is gone! WooHoo! Unfortunately, on Wednesday I had thought it returned but instead realized that I had come down with some 24 hour bug that would not allow me to hold anything down. I tried to sleep as much as possible just to allow it to pass. Thank goodness it did! :) I am so stinken excited to be moving onto the second trimester! I am ready to start looking like I am pregnant instead of everyone just thinking I am enjoying Big Macs and Salty Fries! :) I'm enjoying this little miracle growing inside my body and I am adoring waking up every morning to see my bump growing daily! I really hope B & C will be just as excited to see their little miracle baby getting bigger and bigger each and every week.
Thursday, I decided it was best to let all my dear family and friends share in the joy of this journey. I posted this note on Facebook:
"I've been contemplating how to start this post for weeks and even if I should share with all of you. I figured most of you would all see or hear about my extra large round bump I will soon be sporting! Yes! You have it, I'm pregnant! (Most of you probably have to go & pick your jaw off the ground right about now! And you're all probably thinking I'm crazy! They already have 6 kids!) But here is where it gets tricky.... The baby is not ours. Yep! Another shock right?! I've been so lucky to have the opportunity to have been asked from some dear friends to carry their beautiful baby...
Can I just tell you how overwhelmed I am with emotions. I never thought in a million years how much love & support I would receive from all my family & friends! Thanks so much to all of you! ❤
Weight Gain: 0
Cravings: Grapes, Oranges, Pineapple, Apples, Peaches, Smoothies, PB & J's, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Top Ramen (lol), Purple Powerade, Ice water! I want real meals to sound good to me again. :( I have to force myself to eat them. All I want is fruit!
Symptoms: Bigger Breasts, Baby bump, Tight clothes, Potty Breaks like crazy, Picky eating, Exhausted, Headaches, Trouble sleeping, Vision Changing :(
|12 Week Baby Bump!|