Thank you so much for everyone’s kind words and well wishes yesterday. It’s been so hard to keep this secret and now that it’s finally out it’s such a big relief!
After the news yesterday, I’m sure this will explain why I haven’t been as active on the blog or social media as much the last couple of months. I’m so glad I have only had to deal with fatigue, mild nausea and no morning sickness. It’s been quite the energy drain lately and I’m lucky if I can get up and remember to brush my teeth, let alone churn out a blog post in the morning. I’ll keep updates to every four weeks, with today’s post filling you in on the last three months. I’m finally starting to feel my energy come back, which is perfect timing for my favourite time of year – the holidays!
I actually found out pretty early at less than 4 weeks. I hadn’t been feeling the greatest and there was this little thought in the back of the head. I took a test and was totally floored. Garrett and I were just so excited.
We debated waiting to tell our parents, but just couldn’t wait to see their reaction and share this journey with them. After my doctor’s appointment to confirm everything, we told our parents and siblings. Lots of hugs and smiles going around. I only had mild nausea but serious fatigue – I started crashing really early and waking up later.
I went to the dentist and were about to do x-rays when they asked me the standard question if I might be pregnant – I almost forgot to answer yes! I had to check “yes” on a medical form too that week. After years of checking “no”, it was little things like this that started to make it feel real.
Started off with a trip to hang out with my sister in the city. We’d made plans and bought tickets to Toronto Cider Fest months before I found out I was pregnant. While I know she felt bad that I’d be going and not be able to drink, I was just happy to have the time to be together. It ended up being a great weekend, with a big Italian dinner on Friday night, the Etsy Made in Canada marketplace on Saturday morning and cider fest in the afternoon.
We staged some photos, so that it looked like I was partaking in the fun.
I actually bought my very first gift for the baby from the Penguin Books booth at the marketplace.
I can’t wait to read it to our little one someday.
I went to my cousin’s wife’s baby shower on the Sunday and was dying to tell her, but I didn’t want to take away from her big day. It was kind of funny to have all my aunts teasing me about holding the baby and getting baby fever when I had this little secret. It made me so excited to tell them for real, oh so soon.
By the time the weekend hit, I was wiped. Both Saturday and Sunday called for sleeping in and long naps with the dogs.
They really didn’t seem to mind that I’m so lazy these days. It was not uncommon to come home from work, crash on the couch with these two and then wake up to make dinner. It helped me get through the long days.
Canadian Thanksgiving! It was a weekend full of good food, lots of time with family and many many naps.
Two of my roommates from university came for a visit with their little ones, which was so much fun. Hard to believe that we could have our own little one in the mix in seven months! I was really feeling the fatigue this week and at first I thought it was just the pregnancy, but I soon learned I had picked up a serious cold and there is very little you can safely take while pregnant.
We also had our first ultrasound. It looked like a little shrimp! Thankfully Garrett was able to get off work and join me to hear our little one’s heartbeat. I’ll never forget that it was also the fifth game of the ALDS post season between the Blue Jays and Texas Rangers. We’re not sports people, but it was hard not to get caught up in all the excitement for our home team.
I headed to the Blissdom conference at Blue Mountain Village. It was nice to be surrounded by so many great bloggers, many of whom are moms and were happy to give me lots of tips!
I made sure to take plenty of naps on the breaks, and I’ll admit I was in bed most nights long before the parties ended. It was still such a nice break and gave me plenty of ideas for the blog.
When I got back from the conference, I was totally wiped for the week. I’m usually bad about packing my days full of work responsibilities, housework and blog work. I was lucky to just get out of bed every morning and make it to work on time, which meant something had to give. You may have noticed that the blog was pretty light that week. I was crashing on the couch as soon as I got home and had no energy to make dinner, let alone blog about it. A self-prescribed week off is what I needed. Sometimes you just need to listen to your body!
This was the first week that I really started feeling my belly was heavy, especially at night. Now that this was starting to feel real, I took the time to get some things in order. I signed up for prenatal yoga classes, scheduled the next ultrasound, and completely gave in to the joy that is maternity jeans. Best jeans ever!
Garrett and I went on a date night to pick up some last minute Halloween supplies at the mall and grab a movie. It was nice to get out of the house for an evening, instead of lounging around.
Halloween! It was interesting to come up with a costume to hide my growing belly. I ended up going with Red Riding Hood, as I could cover it up with a flowy blouse and a hold a basket.
I had tried to make a paper corset, but it was just too awkward and popped out from my belly. I’m sure this is not the last outfit mishap I’ll have during pregnancy.
This week felt like a huge milestone…
My belly really started to feel round…that is until I got to my first prenatal yoga class and saw the women who are 35 weeks along. Oh boy, I have so much more to grow.
We had our 12 week ultrasound, which was so crazy. I had no idea it would be moving around so much. We could see the head, spine, legs, hands…it is really starting to look like a little person. An incredibly small plum sized person, but still so cool.
After weeks of anxiously waiting to share the news with all of you wonderful readers, I finally could spill the beans! What a huge relief to be able to tell you all now. We’re so excited about this new adventure and I’m happy to be able to share the journey! Thanks again for everyone’s well wishes! Every comment and message was so greatly appreciated. xoxo