Sunday, June 3, 2012

6 months Pregnant!

Believe it or not I have entered my 6th month of pregnancy. It doesn't even sound real to say. I have been swamped, with church, and taking intensive spanish courses (I want Scarlett to be multilingual, so trying to become fluent in spanish within the next year or two so we can teach it to her) but now that I finally have a day off, I can catch up on my blogging.

Ok, first trimester (january - March) was HORRIBLE. I had always heard women talk about "morning sickness" and when I found out I was pregnant in January, I just figured, it would be a little nausea, but no big deal. But month 1 through month 3 (ALL of January, February, and March) I literally could barely move. I was vomiting anywhere from 2 to 8 times a day, every. single. day. I could barely get out of bed to do even the most basic of things like clean the house, take a shower, or cook a meal. Even the smallest of tasks took a herculean effort. Some women say they dont get morning sickness at all and I suppose that every woman is different but for me, I can say I was probably much worse off than most.

2nd trimester bliss (months 4, 5, and 6!) (April - June!)
The doctors told me that once I hit my second trimester, my nausea and fatigue should subside, and boy were they right. It came almost as a miracle, literally overnight I felt great.  Since the end of March I have literally only thrown up once.... I went from vomiting 5 times a day to feeling absolutely fantastic! I had no idea what to do with this new found energy. I took a quick trip to Dallas to show off my belly to friends and family, then the second I returned to Arizona  I enrolled in very intensive spanish courses so as to be able to teach my daughter multiple languages. The doctors told me exercise was imperative to ensure a speedy deliver with fewer complications, So i joined the local walking club and do several miles with them every week. and i recently signed up to work in the church nursery so that I can get used to working around children before Scarlett gets here. Also I have had a blast decorating the house and planning for the baby shower. It is sooooo fun planning for a girl. I have so many ideas for her room. This is the mural I am currently painting on her wall except instead of disney princesses I am going to be painting my own characters, and I am painting a night sky above her crib.

Not to mention, this was the trimester I began to show. and it was so much fun. It is really nice because you finally go from looking as though you might be pregnant, to definately looking pregnant, and people are so nice to me. Everywhere I go people open doors, greet me, ask me how the pregnancy is going. Its so fun to share such a special experience with the world. Also other moms have been really helpful, at work and school other moms are there giving me a plethora of tips and tricks about pregnancy, childcare, and birth. People let me cut in lines, offer me free food at restaurants, and I have even had strangers offer to buy my lunch! Who knew pregnancy had so many perks? lol.

This is me Pre-Pregnancy, weighing in at about 110

Definately got a baby bump at 3.5 months

4 months pregnant, at about 120 at this point.

5 months pregnant

6 months pregnant. Weighing in at a whopping 126!

Well, thats about it for now.  hope everyone has a great week!