Well! I’ve been keeping a secret for a few months now, but there’s just no hiding it anymore! My husband and I are adding a little one to our lives this summer and we couldn’t be happier! The last few months (I’m currently 21 weeks along) have been interesting. What your body goes through that first trimester is crazy. The mental uncertainty along the way was unexpected. And yet the excitement of this mini-human coming to life has been so interesting and fun.
I’m sure you all have questions. I’m going to answer the basic ones you get asked a lot below. But there are some others that I want to write about in more depth. I have no intentions of becoming a pregnancy or mommy blogger, but there are a few things I learned a little late. I feel very strongly that I need to share those for other first time moms. The absolute best thing to get through a pregnancy is to talk to others – moms and dads who’ve been through it all. Besides that… I’m only going to get bigger for the next few months and becoming parents will become increasingly more central to our lives. I hope you’ll ride along this new adventure of ours because I’m going to need you!
Some of those Burning Early Pregnancy Questions…
When are you due?
This little one should be making an appearance mid-June.
Are you going to find out if it’s a boy or girl?
Yes, we are. I’ll be sharing that with you at some point!
How are you feeling?
My first trimester wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t ideal. I had some troubles with my prenatal vitamin and it took a while to learn tricks for handling the everyday queasiness. These are the kinds of things I’ll be sharing more about soon.
Was this a surprise?
No, this wasn’t a surprise. My husband and I decided we were ready. Well. More like 18 months ago, I started thinking it wasn’t the craziest idea we ever had. Maybe. I told my husband and a few days later, he said he agreed. So we made plans for the coming year and thankfully everything has been ok since then.
Do you have names picked out?
We have one or two ideas, but many parents have told us that it’s likely we’ll change our minds and that when we see our little one, we’ll have other ideas. So we’re going to come up with a shortlist! I didn’t have a name for a few days after coming home from the hospital, so I’m not too worried about it!
Are you freaking out?
Yes and no. I’m not getting caught up in when he or she joins our family. I’m trying to take one small stage at a time. At the same time, I spent portions of my first and early second trimester worried that I’d done something wrong and the baby wasn’t ok. Absolutely nothing has gone wrong, but you worry constantly about it. Only now that my belly is growing am I a bit calmer (except at the ultrasound appointments when I cry until I find out the baby is ok)!