We have a lot to catch up on! I’m going to be honest here, I held on you guys for a while. I didn’t feel comfortable sharing the news yet and honestly I was still hurting from our miscarriage to the point where we were only OK with telling really close family and friends. The thing is, even if the same thing had happened I would have shared that again, but I wasn’t ready. Not yet.
That being said here we are and I feel the desire to share with you guys all that has been going on, what IS going on, and what will be happening in the future. The main focus of the blog will still be food, but I can’t just ignore this part of my life and as such will be posting about what I’m going through as well. I’ve always considered Heather’s Dish to be about things that are important to me in my life and our babies are DEFINITELY important to me! So just to catch you up a little here is a little information that I’m planning on going more in depth on as we move along:
- I am now, at this very moment, 18 weeks pregnant. I held out for a very very very long time!
- I am very blessed in that morning sickness wasn’t as bad as it could be…but was definitely worse than last time. I threw up 3 times, whereas before I didn’t get sick at all. Thankfully it was all in the afternoon and never happened at work!
- I lost about 5 pounds in the first trimester, which I’ve been told is completely normal, and have now gained a total of 4 pounds. I do NOT plan on knowing my weight during this time, although I do want to know the total weight gain since the risk of diabetes is on both sides of the baby’s family. And my clothes? All of my clothes still fit, although I have to admit I don’t feel quite as svelte as I once did and I’m 100% OK with that.
- I craved nothing but burritos for pretty much the entire first trimester. But who am I kidding, I crave burritos all the time anyway!
- After the initial blood tests they found that my progesterone levels were low, and so I started to take Prometrium to supplement that. I only had to take it for a month or so, but it was pretty terrible. I was and am willing to do whatever I need to to make sure that things go smoothly for the baby.
- At around 9 weeks I started to feel some random pains in my abdomen, so I freaked out and went in to the doctor. Turns out it was just gas. I’ve never been so happy to have gas in my life…
- I think I started nesting earlier than most. I have now created a 3-page single-spaced document outlining in detail what we need to do to deep-clean the house, garage, yard, and then change the office into a nursery and the extra bedroom into an office. Nate is stoked. Not.
- The dogs are completely oblivious, but I try to tell myself that they know what’s going on. Isn’t Bunker snuggling more than normal? And it seems like Keira sure is hanging around me more than she used to…
- I have days, hours, and moments where I get terrified that we’re going to lose this baby too. And then I remember the fact that I have not been promised anything, but that no matter what happens I am a woman loved and adored by God and that is more than enough. But I still get scared.
- We are going to find out the gender of our sweet child in less than two weeks. I don’t care either way what it is – I just want a healthy child! I think about Nate with a little girl and my heart completely melts…but then I think about snuggling a little boy and it melts that way too. We are just so excited at the thought of being parents!
So there you have it – a little snippet of what’s been happening. If you have questions I’d be more than happy to answer them the best that I can. I’m just so excited to finally be able to share this incredible news with you all!
And again: thanks for being so loving and encouraging during this entire year. You guys are awesome!