Hello my lovely friends. This past weekend, Dale and I went with all of our family to Huber’s for pumpkin picking. This is always my favorite fall activity. We search for pumpkins, take pictures, drink hot cider, and enjoy a yummy country meal at the farm’s restaurant. I am so thankful for my big family that just keeps growing. Twenty two of us went to Huber’s this weekend (which sadly I didn’t get a picture of everyone… sometimes it’s so hard when we have so many of us together). Looking around it made me so happy to think that our baby will be born into such a big and loving family.
It has been two months since my last blog post. I have taken some much needed time off from blogging and social media to enjoy time with family and my pregnancy. Dale and I found out that we were having a baby a week before we went to Hawaii this summer. After my last post about Hawaii, the first trimester symptoms including sickness kicked in, and all I wanted to do was relax. I am now almost 18 weeks and feeling so much better. Thank God that my morning sickness didn’t last my entire pregnancy. In the first trimester I would stay sick almost all day long. I kept a sleeve of crackers by my side at all times to help with the hunger and sickness. Towards the end, and after a really rough night I discovered sea bands which really helped. At around week 12, the nausea started to ease up. Now, I don’t get super sick unless I am hungry. At the first sign of hunger I have to eat RIGHT AWAY or I get an awful headache.
It really is true when they say that the second trimester is so much better. I am finally starting to get to a stage were am enjoying being pregnant. You can see in the pictures from Huber’s my bump is still really tiny. However, it is finally started to make a little appearance and it’s so exciting. I still kind of look like I just ate a burrito but to me I can tell it’s growing. Dale says when he hugs me it’s so weird feeling how I am growing. He has been so involved and excited about everything. They say that becoming a dad really changes a man but I can already tell a change since getting pregnant. Dale is so attentive to all my needs and helps out so much. With all these pregnancy hormones it has made me emotional a few times. I have to remind myself that getting help is okay and just because I am resting doesn’t mean I am lazy. I keep reminding myself to take all the naps because I know soon that will be a thing of the past.
Life is transitioning fast but it is in the best way possible. On Wednesday we go for our anatomy ultrasound. We are so excited to see the baby. Hearing its little heartbeat is the best but I know seeing baby moving around on the screen will make it feel even more real. We have decided that we are not finding out the gender at this appointment. We are both 100 percent excited for a boy or a girl. We think that the big surprise on baby’s birth day will make it all worth the wait!
Thank you for following along. Please let me know anything you would like me to blog about on my pregnancy journey. This is all so new but I love sharing. Hope you are all having a beautiful week!