FIRST TRIMESTER SUMMARY [WEEKS 4-13]
WEIGHT GAIN: YOU GUYS. I SERIOUSLY CANNOT CONTROL MYSELF THIS ROUND! HOWEVER I MANAGED TO KEEP MY WEIGHT LOWER THAN I THOUGHT. GAINED A TOTAL OF 3 POUNDS BY END OF THIS TRIMESTER.
SYMPTOMS: (1) nausea NAUSEA NAUSEA. IT DEF WAS NOT LIKE THIS WITH ELIOTT & I AM REALLY STRUGGLING. VICIOUS CYCLE OF EATING TO SUBSIDE THE NAUSEA THEN GETTING NAUSEOUS FROM EATING. I'VE BEEN EATING LOTS OF BAGELS, WHITE RICE, CHEERIOS, FAST FOOD...HONESTLY ANYTHING THAT POPS INTO MY HEAD. S.O.S. SOMETIMES EVEN SCROLLING ON INSTAGRAM MAKES ME SICK. IDK GUYS, (2) ACNE. mainly on my face and back. flashbacks of high school all over again. (3) EXHAUSTION. LIKE BEING TOO TIRED TO RETURN TEXTS OR GET MYSELF UP IN THE MORNING. AND ZERO GYM. ZERO. (4) BLOAT. PROBABLY RELATED TO THE NAUSEA BUT I CAN BARELY BUTTON MY JEANS.
FOOD CRAVINGS: SWEET & COLD (WATERMELON, ICE CREAM, SMOOTHIES, ACAI BOWLS, ETC). CHOCOLATE ANYTHING. I JUST WANT SUGAR & DESSERTS. PLEASE.
FOOD AVERSIONS: ANYTHING REMOTELY GOOD FOR ME. MOSTLY CHICKEN (AGAIN!)
EXERCISE: NOT AS MUCH I WANT TO. I WAS DOING REALLY WELL WHEN I FOUND OUT AT 4 WEEKS THROUGH 7 WEEKS. LIKE STILL HAD LIGHTWEIGHT AB DEFINITION (I EVEN TOOK A PIC LOL). THEN WE ALL GOT THE STOMACH FLU (NEVER NEVER NEVER AGAIN) & IT WENT DOWNHILL FROM THERE. HOPING NEXT TRIMESTER I'LL CATCH UP A BIT.
HOW I FOUND OUT: OK. I REALLY REALLY DIDN'T THINK WE WERE PREGNANT. I HAD ONLY BEEN OFF BC FOR A MONTH & MY PERIOD NEVER CAME SO NATURALLY I THOUGHT MY BODY WAS JUST ADJUSTING. I RANDOMLY DECIDED TO FIND A 24-HOUR WALGREENS ON MY WAY TO THE GYM AT 5AM. MIND YOU, I BOUGHT TESTS AND OVULATION KITS (SEE, I REALLY DIDN'T THINK IT HAPPENED THAT QUICK & WE WERE PLANNING TO TRY OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS). I REMEMBER TRYING TO BE DISCREET & QUIET AT MY WORK GYM AS A SNUCK THE TEST TO THE STALL AND QUIETLY (SLOWLY) TEARED IT OPEN. AGAIN, WAS VERY NONCHALANT. I DIDN'T EVEN LOOK UNTIL 10 MIN LATER. THERE IT WAS. A BFP, YOU GUYS. BIG. FAT. POSITIVE. I SENT CLINT A SELFIE OF THE STICK. NOTHING FANCY. NOW I REALLY GET THE "SECOND KID PROBZ". WE TOLD OUR PARENTS IMMEDIATELY THAT DAY, THEN FAMILY AROUND 10/11 WEEKS. ELIOTT WORE THIS SHIRT & WE DIDN'T SAY A WORD, HOPING AT LEAST SOMEONE CAN READ & WOULD NOTICE, HA! IT WAS FUN. EXCITED TO SHARE MY BUMPDATES AS I'M SUPER GLAD I DID IT DURING ELIOTT'S ROUND. BUT I MAY KEEP IT A TRIMESTER AT A TIME. LIFE'S BEEN BUSIER THAN EVER BUT WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!
MUST HAVES: THIN PANTY LINERS (SERIOUSLY), PLAIN CHEERIOS, DRY PRETZEL PACKS, BELLABAND & PRENATAL GUMMIES (MY REGULAR PILLS MAKE ME SICK).
helping mama announce his little sibling
Eliott is already over 18 months old! unsure how time has passed so quickly but his growth & development has been amazing to see unfold. he's improving in communicating with us & those around him. he's learning to play with his peers & share. he started day care (we call it "school") at 16 months & it's so cute to see him interact & learn with kids his age. he really loves it (minus the drop-off situation).
He loves drinking out of straws & using utensils to feed himself. his appetite has grown like crazy - very little he'll say no to. his current favorites are cucumber, watermelon, banana, BLUEBERRIES, cheese, rice & CHICKEN nuggets. oh & FRUIT juice popsicles. he's slowly weaning off pouches & has shown more interest in animal cookies, cheese bunnies & gummies. he loves his whole milk, juice & at times, chocolate milk.
eliott visited the zoo for the first time. he went to a giants game. he stayed with both grandparents for a whole week while mommy & daddy took a trip to london...first time away! attended daei payam's high school graduation. started school part-time at mommy's work. spent a weekend in pinecrest on a boat eating ice cream & bbq. Visited Monterey bay for the first time & enjoyed walking around cannery row.
His FAVORITE WORDS. NO. CAR, BALL, PURPLE, POLE, CAT, DOCTOR, "AUB" (water), Yes. MAMA. DADA. BABA. "DAEI" (Uncle).
FOUR YEARS, THREE HOMES, TWO NEW PARENTS & ONE BABY LATER.
THE PAST FOUR YEARS HAVE BEEN A SERIES OF UNCHARTED TERRITORIES, LEARNING & EXPLORING WITH ONE ANOTHER AS WE DIVE IN HAND-IN-HAND, CREATING OUR LIFE TOGETHER. I KNOW WE'VE ONLY SCRATCHED THE SURFACE. GRATEFUL TO GOD FOR ALLOWING US TO HAVE FULL HEARTS, COMPLETING EACH OTHER IN A WAY UNIQUE TO US. I PRAY OVER OUR MARRIAGE AS WE START TO GROW THESE FOUR YEARS INTO FORTY & MORE.
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