May 8, 2013

Month 3

Week 8: Sweet Raspberry
April 7 - 13
This week has been marked with utter exhaustion. I never knew that getting out of bed and walking to the couch would require so much pep talk and energy. Brushing my teeth is the biggest accomplishment of the day ;) Fortunately, I feel ok most of the day, it is the evening that is really tough. I don't have morning sickness, I have evening sickness. But it allows me to still go to work and make it through most days. 

I just ordered the book "A Sacred Pregnancy". I am really excited to read it. Don't get me wrong. I am beyond excited to be pregnant, it is what I have dreamed about for 3 years but right now it feels more like an out of body weird thing happening to me. It is strange to have your body changing so quickly and you are not in control of it. I am not totally showing yet, I haven't heard the heart beat, I haven't had an ultrasound so it feels more like something strange is happening to me verses a baby growing inside of me. I can't wait for the first kick and for the moment that I know there is life in there. I want to feel the connection with the little one in there, it just hasn't come naturally yet. But maybe that is normal at 8 weeks. 
Michael and I spent the afternoon dreaming about our future - babies, careers, different countries, travels, so much to dream about!

Week 9: Baby Grape
April 14-20
This week will always be marked with celebration! The Durham family welcomed a new little girl into the family. Sami and Jonathan had Ellis Rose at 2:03 pm on April 15th. She is beautiful and I love her so much already. I can't wait for our babies to be cousin friends. 

Week 10: Darling Kumquat
April 21 - 17

Well sweet baby, you are making me sick this week. Apparently week 10 is when morning sickness really hits - well evening sickness. Dinner time is the worst. Humph - this week has been a wash.

But my husband was so sweet to buy me donuts (current craving) and watch childbirth documentaries with me.
Ina May Gaskin is my hero and I hope to meet her soon!
We love spending time with our precious niece. So soon it will be our turn!

Week 11: Little Lime
April 28 - May 4
Not much happened this week except a funny, emotional moment where I realized that my belly button was changing. I had processed my belly growing and had always visualized what that might look like, but my belly button is a totally different belly button! I had a break down. Michael laughed. We are really having a baby!

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