Hi friends. Thought it would be cool to share with you my experience being pregnant up to now. Along with how I found out I was pregnant!! I want to write about my experiences not only as a sort of journal for myself, but also for all you other first time moms who may be going through the same things.
HOW I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT:
I got married November, 2014. My husband Colten and I had talked about when we wanted to start trying for a family, we both said we wanted to wait AT LEAST one year after getting married, then we would discuss it for real. Well, the first five months of our marriage flew by! Colten started a new job, and we had just moved from Utah to New Mexico. A couple months into living in NM, I got a terrible terrible kidney infection. I couldn't move, I couldn't eat, I felt shaky, nauseas, and wanted nothing more than to just lay down. Colten took me to the urgent care, and they had me pee into a cup, and test it, to make sure I really had a kidney infection. The dr. came back and told me I indeed had a kidney infection. She asked me if I was pregnant or nursing, because the antibiotic they usually prescribe for kidney infections is really strong, and can cause birth defects or miscarriage if your pregnant. I quickly responded NO! Colten looked at me, and then explained to the doctor that my period was three days late. The dr. explained that sometimes getting sick could push your period back a few days. I laughed, and again said "THERE IS NO WAY IM PREGNANT". I just wanted the dang medicine so that I could start feeling better! Colten again persisted that we didn't know for sure, and the dr. said she could use my pee (sorry if TMI) to take a pregnancy test real quickly. I told her that was fine, and when she left I laughed at my husband for thinking that I could possibly be pregnant. Moments later the dr. came back in and said "Congratulations, you're pregnant". WHAT??!!??!?! My heart dropped, and I literally started bawling my eyes out. I had no idea I would be leaving the urgent care with anything except a prescription. Honestly I am so happy that my husband felt inspired to have the dr. take a pregnancy test. I would hate it if anything were to have happened to my sweet baby due to my carelessness by not making sure I was pregnant or not. Anyway...we got back in the car after and just silently drove home. I wasn't scared or upset about it, but rather in complete shock!
The first trimester for me at first wasn't so bad. It wasn't until I hit about week 6 or 7 that I started feeling pretty nauseas. I can't complain to much about it though, because I know so many pregnant people are deathly ill in the first trimester (and throughout pregnancy). For me it was mostly the lack of ANYTHING sounding good to eat. I have always been a pretty healthy person, and suddenly instead of craving fruits and veggies---I was craving carbs and cheese! I remember going through the grocery store, and cringing because I wanted so badly to buy Mac N' Cheese. (I did buy it once, and I bought the Annies brand Mac n' Cheese so I didn't feel as guilty eating it...) The worst part about the first trimester wasn't even the nausea or the cravings...but instead the lack of interest in doing things that I normally loved. I was about 8 weeks when I noticed blood in my underwear. My husband was at work, and I called him hysterically crying worried I had a miscarriage. He came home as quick as possible, and we made an appointment to see the OBGYN the next day. Fortunately everything was fine, and we got to see our little baby bean for the first time! Thats when everything seemed so real. I also went through a period at the end of the first trimester and into my second, where I literally had zero desire to do anything except sleep or watch tv. I couldn't stand getting on social media, and the thought of blogging seriously made me feel sick! I was pretty depressed too, because Colten worked during the day, and I was lonely in a new state with no one! I didn't love going to the gym either, but I forced myself to continue going with my husband. It was hard finding energy to even get through a workout, and most of the time I just walked or jogged on the treadmill.
I had read that the second trimester was always the easiest! It was like the moment I hit the second trimester the feeling of being nauseas went away. I also had a lot more energy, but this time a growing baby bump :) I soon got my desire back to start blogging again and felt a lot happier about life in general. I think it helped that I got a fun Summer job working for Delta Air Lines, and had a reason to get up everyday. The Summer flew by, and week after week I could see my little belly growing. The only downside to the second trimester is that you are in the most awkward stage...You're not big enough to look 'pregnant' but not small enough to look fit....So it really just always looked like I ate way to much and had a full belly haha! My favorite part about the second trimester was finding out the gender of the baby! I fly down to Utah for all my OBGYN appointments because my husbands aunt is my dr. Plus my family is all there, and we plan on delivering in Utah. Anyway, Colten and I flew into UT, and my mom picked us up from the airport to take us straight to the appointment. The excitement I had to find out was overwhelming! I also, just wanted our baby to be healthy and growing!!! My aunt put the ultra sound machine on my belly, and started moving it around to find the baby. When she told us it was a girl, we both were so excited! I even saw Colten tear up a bit. Seeing an actual baby (not a jelly bean looking thing like my first ultra sound) was so exciting, and made everything that 'seemed' real, actually crazy insane REAL! We were having a girl, and I was so happy! At about 20 or so weeks I felt actual baby movements for the first time. I would just sit and watch my belly in awe, and loved every second of it. Nothing is cooler than the feeling of your baby inside you, and wondering what she is doing or what she looks like.
When I hit the third trimester, I suddenly started feeling super nervous to give birth. (still feel that way) I keep researching everything, and asking my aunt all sorts of questions pertaining to the actual delivery. I can't believe I'm 7 short weeks away from being called "mom". How crazy is that????? I feel the need to get everything planned, and research everything I may need! Still in the process of designing my nursery, packing my hospital bag, and planning out when I'll leave to Utah to stay for good before having my baby. I feel crazy ninja kicks every two seconds, and sometimes Ill get kicked so hard I want to cry. I have had my share of Braxton Hicks, and sleeping at night is the worst unless I have my pregnancy pillow (Which ill be doing a post on VERY soon btw). I have lots of energy though, and still enjoy going to the gym, and being active although its not as easy with a watermelon in my stomach. Just want to savor these last few weeks of it being just Colten and I before the baby comes.
Everyone needs to check out APeainthePodMaternity when they're pregnant. Everything they have, I WANT. These pants are from there, and don't even look anything like maternity pants which I like. They have such a great selection of clothing for mamas to be thats stylish and comfy! Also the black booties I'm wearing here are sold out, so i found a similar pair below...which I LOVE! I will probably buy that pair below, they're so cute! & this bag is Oliveve, and is currently on Shopbop, I love the leather and the color is my current Fall favorite.!!!! You guys also really need to check out Gentle Fawn....like seriously I want everything on their site. The cardigan I am wearing is from there, and I am seriously in love with the material and the quality of it! Perfect for FALL! I can't leave out this maternity top too. PinkBlush babes!!!! And its a great piece to wear with just about anything!