I found out I was pregnant around 5 weeks. At that point, besides the initial early pregnancy
symptoms, I was feeling fine. Then 6 weeks came around and BAM! Why hello there morning sickness. I've heard all about you. Not only did I start having morning sickness, but I had a sinus infection. I seriously was not feeling well at all. I was sick and coughing, could barely keep any food down, and on top of that, I was so nervous this was all affecting my baby. When I went to the doctor's for my sinus infection, she noticed that I had tachycardia, which is when your heart rate is elevated. We discovered it was just because I'm a huge worry wart and was fearing for my unborn child. My doctor did her best to try and comfort me and even suggested I go watch a comedy movie!
Morning sickness is NOT only in the morning. We hear it all the time from pregnant woman that whoever came up with the term "morning" sickness, had no idea what he or she was talking about. I had "6 p.m. on the dot" sickness. Whenever I got the initial feeling of nausea, I would look at the clock and sure enough it was 5:30 p.m. That's when I knew it was coming. When 6 p.m. rolled around, I was down for the count. I could not do anything but lay down.
The second trimester is seriously so much fun.Once I hit the second trimester, around 14 weeks, the morning sickness literally disappeared. I was extremely happy. I finally am able to fully enjoy my pregnancy. The constant worry of miscarrying is done and over with. Calvin and I were able to tell more family and friends of our little miracle. My energy was back and I was practically feeling back to normal. Life is good!
Now at 24 weeks, my belly has officially popped! It was weird because in pictures, starting around 19 weeks, my baby bump was slightly visible.
|19 weeks and 6 days|
|23 weeks and 5 days|
|I have noticed the roundness in my face getting worse each day and the thicker arms!|
Other than the little struggle with my self esteem right now, life could not be better. I feel Liam kicking and moving more and more each day. Although it keeps me from sleeping, I love the feeling knowing that he is doing well and is active. This past weekend, Calvin and I were thrown a baby shower by our sweet friends in Downtown Disney! We felt so much love!
Stay tuned for the next post where you can read all about our Monster's Inc Themed Baby Shower!