I have to admit that I was a bit hesitant to share my pregnancy story here. I typically keep my business separate from my private life. But now that they are starting to intertwine, I feel like this is a good time to share my experience and emotions...so here we go.
My husband and I have occasionally talked about starting a family one day. It’s something that we both wanted and looked forward to. After a few long discussions about our future, we made the decision to experience the world first, taking 6 months off to travel to destinations on our bucket list….while we’re young and adventurous.
Our travels around the globe were exciting, memorable and was a much needed break from reality. But the desire of experiencing the miracle of a tiny person growing inside me was starting to build.
I remember the moment that the second line appeared on the pregnancy test. We were thrilled, but also in shock because the pregnancy caught us off guard. I have to admit that I was a bit nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. I immediately dived head first into pregnancy websites, books and magazines so I would know what was about to happen to both my unborn child and my body.
My pregnancy has been pretty smooth so far, but not without its challenges. Morning sickness struck during the first three months of my pregnancy. Nausea swept over me like a tidal wave, knocking me over throughout the day. It pulled me under and I felt like I was drowning in a sea of queasiness. Foods that I used to love became my worst enemies. The only things that helped ease the never-ending hangover were juice and fruit...the occasional popsicle was a nice treat too. I found myself slowly becoming a sloth, laying on the couch binge watching home improvement shows.
Thankfully, the second trimester was just the opposite. Most the discomforts were gone, including the nausea, and I had a lot more energy. My appetite came back with a vengeance and I just wanted to eat everything in sight. Towards the middle of this trimester is also when the reality of my pregnancy really hit me. It was the first time that I felt my little bean move.
As I navigate through my 3rd trimester, reality is really setting in now. Our little bean will be making her big appearance in a couple of short months. Even though this may seem like a lot of time, I have a feeling that it'll fly by. I'm both eager and nervous to meet my little bean, but it'll definitely be love at first sight!