We also told our close friends that live on our street and would know what was up if I wasn’t drinking. We waited for my husband’s parents to be home from Florida before sharing with them and the remainder of our family at Christmas which was so much fun being able to celebrate such exciting news around the holidays. We also shared with friends on New Years Eve. Again no drinking = big give away and I didn’t really care too much to pretend or fake drinking. Although I have found some great non alcoholic beers and wines!
My first trimester was actually great, I was so lucky to not be sick, just tired :) I am officially into my second trimester and have some serious nesting happening, with projects on the go and lists of projects and things to do while I am still able to and before summer is here.
One of my favourite bloggers Jessica Garvin shared updates on her pregnancy which I loved reading and inspired me to share my own experience as I am sure I will soon forget;
How far along: 17 weeks
Gender: unknown until the beginning of March :)
Weight gain: 4lbs
Maternity clothes: tights and over sized sweaters are a staple for me in the winter but have been a wardrobe favourite now more than ever. I said goodbye to my normal jeans and pants with a button and zipper a few weeks ago as I can’t stand the feeling and pressure on my stomach especially when sitting down. I was super fortunate to receive a basket FULL of maternity jeans, tights and clothes from girlfriends and bought my first pair of maternity pants recently. Loving sweater dresses and high waisted nylons for work
Sleep: sleeping well but up several times a night already to pee and often have “awake time” from 3am-4am. My husband jokes that this is preparing me for being up in the night with the babe, I am also always freezing going to bed and require layers in order to get to sleep and peel them off throughout the night. Also. need a pillow for in between my legs. Haven’t started using my maternity pillow yet.
Best moment so far: our 13 week ultrasound, seeing our babe wiggle and squirm :)
Miss anything: Not really. I actually thought I would miss wine more but I am loving weekends without hangovers. I thought the holidays might be tough but made it through just fine, indulging more in food :) I suspect I might miss booze once we hit summer patio season but I will enjoy my non-alcoholic beers and virgin cocktails until baby K’s arrival.
Movement: Lots of movement at our ultrasound but none that I can feel yet
Cravings: Loving sweets in the morning- fruit, smoothies, yogurt, syrup, jam, cereal. Usually, I am savoury/salty over sweet l but I actually ordered french toast when out for breakfast and have been making waffles and pancakes at home.. Also, a bowl of cereal or yogurt and granola with fruit before bed- I never used to eat after dinner. And a cheeseburger and fries once a week :)
Food aversions; Eggs- YUCK! The smell of meat cooking also isn’t my fav
Queasy or sick: No, I have been super lucky that I haven’t had any morning sickness. I did have a bit of what felt like motion sickness on about 3 occasions that were very short lived. Struggled a bit with feeling dizzy and light headed. My only negative symptom has been the hormones - holy emotional roller coaster!!
Looking forward to: Finding out gender and planning the nursery decor!!
We are soooo excited for what the coming months have in store and even more excited for summer with our babe!! Stay tuned for more updates on our adventure :)