It has taken me nearly a month to getting around to this post. I think it’s because there’s been big things happening (actually…one big thing) and I’m not sure how to talk about it. (Me? Having trouble talking? I KNOW, RIGHT?!)
If you follow me on facebook, you know by now that I am pregnant. Very exciting! *twirl* Cody and I are expecting our first little one, and we are due in the middle of August. Our first appointment isn’t until the 19th, and we will have our first ultrasound on that day.
That’s about as far as I’ve gotten in the process. Seriously. I kind of feel like…besides carrying crackers with me everywhere, I’m not really sure what to do next. The whole concept still feels a little abstract to us. I feel like I should naturally feel super connected to my baby and feel all my motherly instincts seeping in. But in reality, I feel more like a bloated, queasy, emotional, crazy person who eats double her weight in food every day and never drinks coffee.** Someone commented on my “belly” yesterday and I had to be honest with her. That’s not baby. That’s gas.
And so far, the biggest thing I’ve noticed is that pregnancy happens REALLY FAST with other people and REALLY SLOW when it’s you. An interesting road so far, and I’m sure it gets better/weirder/amazing-er/whatever.
Next post: the morning we found out. 🙂
“This is what the LORD says—
he who made a way through the sea,
a path through the mighty waters,
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up;
do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
and streams in the wasteland.”
Isaiah 43:16, 18-19
**That’s right, folks. No coffee. Strangely enough, even though I am allowed one cup of coffee a day, the stuff just sounds/smells/tastes gross to me now. I will make sure my children know how they have disabled me and where I got that chronic twitch from.
8 thoughts on “Baby on board…”
You’ll get past the coffee thing. One of my friends couldn’t stand coffee when she was pregnant and she’s an addict like me. She works the church cafe! 🙂
Clarissa, I’ve heard that from so many people, and is something I had no idea about until I actually got pregnant. I fully intend on getting my addiction back once all is said and done. 😉 Thanks love!
Love it, love you, so stinkin’ excited!!!!
Love YOU and I’m so stinkin excited too!! For BOTH of us! 🙂
Yeah, I don’t know if anyone gets terrifically excited until closer to 5 months. That’s been my experience anyhow and I think others have said te same thing. 🙂 So maybe its a slower process for us like you said. : ) I’m really excited for you Jamie! what a year, huh?
Linnea, good to know. I was really feeling like maybe I was the oddball for feeling a little disconnected. 🙂 I’m excited for you too, girl. I know you’ve waited a long time for this!
I hated coffee during my first trimester too. I had a little once in a while at the end, and fully embraced my habit again once he was born. I need a t-shirt that says “Coffee Makes Parenting Possible”. 😉
Gwen, I am so glad my taste for it will come back. *happytears* I laughed out loud when I read your second comment. Um if you ever get a shirt like that I WANT ONE. 🙂