hi my loves! I’m a broken record on this blog but my-oh-my has it been a LONG time! I’ve severely neglected my little space on the internet but, as you can tell by the title, I have exciting news that will hopefully resurrect this little site. Surprise… I’m pregnant! But since you’re probably here from instagram, I’ll just assume you already know that.
I’m currently at 16 weeks (how does time go by so fast, someone please tell me!) and wanted to recap how my first trimester has been since I know it’s so different for every woman. I’ll start by saying that I feel so lucky that baby has been treating me SO well! I don’t know what it is, but I’ve had zero morning sickness, no food or smell aversions, practically no cravings… am I even pregnant? (I am lol) My most significant symptom has been fatigue (I could hardly go a day without a three hour afternoon nap) but since heading into my second trimester, even that’s fading. I feel super normal and pretty much like myself. Counting my lucky stars because i know so many women experience tons of uncomfortable symptoms. Since finding out, we’ve had two ultrasounds (babe is perfect) and we even know the gender (omg!), which I’ll be sharing vvvvery soon.
I also didn’t want to write this post without chatting about something I went through back in May. If you follow me on insta you might already know, but if not go check out my “real life” highlight where I go more in-depth. A few months ago I miscarried at six weeks with my first pregnancy. It was scary and sad but if I learned anything from going through that, it’s that it’s SO unbelievably common. And I thought it could help to talk about how pregnancy after miscarriage has been. When I got pregnant again in July, I couldn’t help but worry–I’d be lying if I said I haven’t worried every single day that the same thing would happen this time around. For the first three months, I couldn’t go to the washroom without holding my breath in fear that I’d look down and see blood. Thankfully we’re all good, but it’s still something that lives in the back of my head everyday. I just want you to know that if you’re reading this and going through something similar, you’re not alone. Since having a miscarriage, I’ve realized that it’s something so many women go though–often silently–and it’s something we should speak more openly about. It all-around sucked when it happened to me and was something I never expected, but that’s just life sometimes and I’m just thankful for everything that has happened since.
So, that’s my little update! I do plan on blogging a little more but I also know myself and might not follow through on that lol I have two posts coming up, though: our gender reveal (place your bets in the comments!) and my nursery wishlist because OMG there is so much I need, so much I want, and my goodness no one tells you baby stuff is made of gold and that’s why it costs a fortune. Stay posted for those! Gosh, am I a mommy blogger now?