It’s finally here! This is my first post for my long awaited blog that I’ve been dreaming of starting for years. I just always let things distract me, but this year, 2017, I decided that I’m done with distractions. I finally broke through those walls and MADE IT HAPPEN!
Now that I have gotten that off my chest, I guess I’ll just explain what’s in my belly …
Guessed it yet?
Well, I assume most of you who are reading this know us, and if you didn’t hear already … Trevor and I are pregnant!
We are 6 months along, and the baby is due on May 1st. Want to guess what the gender is? We don’t know either. It’ll be a surprise to discover the gender when the baby is born, just like in the old days. Yes, we’ve heard it all before: “Are you crazy? How can you wait?” Honestly, it’s not a big deal to us. We like that we will get gender-neutral items for the first baby so we can reuse anything for the second child, if the child ends up being the opposite gender. And it’s not like knowing the gender would change anything about our future plans anyway. We know we absolutely love the baby all the same. We don’t consider being pregnant as “we will be parents when the baby is born.” We are a mother and father already, as the days of being parents started the moment the baby was conceived. Of course, we didn’t totally know that we had filled those roles until a month or so after the baby’s conception — the easiest time of parenting.
We didn’t plan this. We really wanted to experience at least a year of being a married couple before our first child arrived in our lives (just married in June ’16). However, I guess God had other plans for us and realized we were ready for the next step already.
So far, during this pregnancy, the hardest movie for me to watch was “Finding Dory.” Gawsh, the tears were streaming down my face as if I was turning into a river. Oh, and it was not helpful that I was in the middle of a crowded airplane, with no one around me understanding my emotions.
My first trimester was kind of a blur. Maybe it was traumatizing enough that my memory has blocked it. I’m defiantly not a fan of the nauseous side effects that this little one has brought up. There have been a couple days when I’ve still experienced that side effect. Thankfully, those days have been when I’m at home or church.
Unfortunately, I haven’t been one of the lucky ones experiencing fun food cravings. In fact, food hasn’t been my friend. I’ve already had to strike eggs and popcorn off my to-eat list, which saddens me because I love both of those. The effects of those two rascals have just not made them worth it. A month ago, I already started having acid reflux which is especially annoying when I want to sleep. Overall, I know that these feelings will be totally worth it in the end, as we can’t wait to meet our little one in May.
I know once the bump starts to become more obvious, we will be receiving a lot of advice. So far, we have appreciated all the advice we’ve gotten from family and friends. We would also like to hear great advice from new and seasoned parents reading this. So if you have some neat tips or tricks on babies/children, would you like to share it here?
Also, if you somehow had a baby with SAG insurance, please let me know, as there are so many questions I need to ask you.