Wednesday, 30 October 2013

18 Weeks Pregnant

Taken at 18 Week, 3 Days

How Far Along? 18 Weeks, 6 Days

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nope!!

Food Cravings? A donair. Ha! How's that for nitrates? (Don't get me started on nitrates) Yes I ate one, and yes it was delicious!

Mood? Great most of the time, but I have had a few silly tearful moments this past week. (I can only see the silliness afterwards of course.) Just the other night I cried while making granola bars (first time since being pregnant- at first because I was too sick, then I just got lazy) because I was sure Chris wouldn't like them anymore since he's been eating store bought sugar filled granola bars for the last 3 months. He laughed at me. I cried a little more. He realized I was actually crying and assured me he will love them just as much as he used to. (Phew!)

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The Art of Single Tasking

When did this become a lost art? In a way it seems it happened so slowly and quietly that none of us noticed. The art of single tasking has been lost to the days of proving our ability to do it all. Multi-tasking is the new little black dress that all women strive to squeeze into.

It starts early too. In high school? Well you best be in a few extra curriculars or at least one sport. Not to mention have a part time job to fund your active social life all while pulling honors. In college? Doesn't matter that your work load for school has tripled, you still need that part time job, and you now have twice as many clubs to belong to. You finally get out of school and are working full time. You think you might finally get a break, but the truth is that if you want to succeed in your new job you need to prove that you can indeed (you guessed it!) multi task. It's a skill that is not only an asset, but a must for most jobs. We need to do more in less time. We need to succeed, we need to survive.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

17 Weeks Pregnant

Taken at 17 Weeks, 3 Days

How Far Along? 17 Weeks, 6 Days

Anything making you queasy or sick? I love that my answer is no. I think I could even try some hummus if I wanted. Feeling great!

Food Cravings? Still all things Mexican and all things spicy. I feel incredibly blessed to not be experiencing heartburn, and plan to take advantage as much as I can for as long as I can! I am also experiencing a lot of extra hunger these days, so often my cravings are just whatever is closest and fastest to get in my belly!

Thursday, 17 October 2013

And Then We Didn't Get Pregnant Right Away....

Ok, to pick up where we left off, Chris and I had just received confirmation from God that he wanted us to start trying to conceive our first child right away. We. Were. Stoked. So, if you remember, this all happened in January. There were a few things that got in the way of us beginning to try (getting off the pill, etc) so that didn't actually happen until March.... which brings us to April and our first pregnancy test. As I am sure you can imagine from the title of the post.... it was negative. And I cried.

I know it's silly, but there was just something that made me think we would get pregnant the first month. I know a lot of women who have - even after being on the pill for years. That, and the fact that God had told us to start trying right away? It seemed like it was all pointing to getting pregnant right away. (Great logic, right?)

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

16 Weeks Pregnant

Taken at 16 Weeks, 4 Days

How Far Along? 16 Weeks, 6 Days

Anything making you queasy or sick? Not that I can think of! Aaaand I can officially drink coffee again! I've had a few long awaited lattes, and even a couple black coffees, and they taste soo good! I know it's perfectly safe to drink up to 200 mg of caffeine each day, but when it's available I've been drinking decaf. It's just a little weird to me that caffeine is a stimulant, and all that jittery-ness would be passed to the baby as well.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

15 Weeks Pregnant

Taken at 15 Weeks, 3 Days

How Far Along? 15 Weeks, 6 Days

Anything making you queasy or sick? Nothing stick out in my mind. Actually, there may be good news on the coffee front. I think I can finally say that I am on a continuous uphill with the nausea battle. I still need to make sure I am eating enough, but for the most part I haven't had any huge "I think I'm going to vomit" emergencies. Hallelujah!!! On Sunday I felt confident enough to order a Pumpkin Spice Latte, and aside from it tasting too sweet (even though I ordered it half sweet) I was able to enjoy the entire thing!! I'm still a bit nervous to try real coffee, but at least I have hope that this aversion might not last the entire pregnancy.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

14 Weeks Pregnant

Taken at 14 Weeks, 3 Days

How Far Along? 14 Weeks, 6 Days

Anything making you queasy or sick? This week the thought of meatloaf completely turned my stomach. I'm afraid it might be a long term aversion (as opposed to the many in-the-moment aversions I've had) because even as I type this I'm feeling a little gaggy (is that a word?)

Food Cravings? Poutine. (Oh how I love poutine!) Which I had on Sunday afternoon and it was delicious!
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