Sunday, April 18, 2010

14 Things

Well, I am almost 14 weeks pregnant so I decided to write 14 things about being 14 weeks pregnant. . .

1. I am beginning to feel much more human again. For a while, all I could do was sleep and eat bland foods. Now when I say sleep, I mean sleep, like come home, fall on the couch, and be out for hours at a time. I have talked to countless other women that said there is not another tired like pregnancy tired, and boy were they right. This was by far my worst symptom. Luckily I have gained most of my energy back.

2. I am always wondering what the baby is and wish I knew already. . . I can't wait to know what color to buy!

3. One of the most annoying symptoms that is sticking around is the need to go to the bathroom at night! I mean seriously, around 4-5 o'clock every morning I am up and going to the bathroom, and then back to sleep again.

4. As of right now, I have never slept better. I used to always have trouble going to sleep, now I am a champion at it and I am really liking the change.

5. My eyes are no longer the first place people look; no this has changed to my belly. My mom is the funniest because you can just watch her eyes dance back and forth during a convo.

6. I don't like people touching my belly yet, even my own family. Right now it is just all guts and stuff that has been pushed up and out, so it is squishy, not hard, so it feels as if they are just petting my fat.

7. A pregnancy isn't always as ideal of a thing you think it will be. Sometimes there are things that are unexpected. This came as a surprise. I figured I would just be enamored by these "on top of cloud nine" feelings, but this has not always been the case. Don't get me wrong there have been some magical moments, but not all of them have been this way, and that was kind of a shock.

8. Yes I am in maternity clothes (some of them) because it is just way more comfortable to me.
9. I don't know how much weight I have gained, and I am kind of scared to find out. I didn't loose any in the first trimester because I never got sick, I was just nauseous. So hmm. . .

10. I don't think any hormones have kicked in, but I may not be the one you need to ask ;-)

11. Everyone asks you how you are feeling. . . it is a question that comes up daily. I like it though, it shows others are concerned.

12. I asked Mark what is one thing that has changed since I have become pregnant to which he replied "You sleep and eat more." He is equally as excited about our little one!

13. I wonder when I will be able to feel the baby move. I know that is one thing that will definitely be magical, and I am so ready for that.

14. I also wonder when I will get a legit baby bump (and how much longer I can make pre-pregnancy teaching clothes last. Each week my choices become slimmer, while my waistline gets bigger hehe).

Well there you have it, 14 things about being 14 (almost) weeks pregnant!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Change is Comin'

So change in my life is coming, and it is coming fast and furious. From changes with work, to home, and not to mention with my body. That is probably the biggest and hardest change I am having to deal with, at least personally. I know I should be excited about my changing body, but right now I am not overjoyed with it. While I know I am getting bigger for a purpose, right now it seems like I have gained just a lot of weight and fat. I know that while this is not all completely true, I can;t wait until it gets to be baby and not fat, and then to where I can loose it. I just hope I have the self discipline to do it after the baby comes.

Which coincidentally that leads me in to the next big change in life. Mark and I recently made the decision that I would stay home this next year with the baby instead of continuing on at Harleton Elementary. This was literally one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. I am giving up my dream job, which is hard, but God has made it so evident that this is the right decision for our family at this time. I am so excited about being able to stay home and watch our baby boy or girl grow up, especially through the baby years. I don't know how long I will be out or anything, and while it really wasn't the plan to teach a semester, get pregnant, and stay home, it was God's so I am leaving him in control of all of this!

Baby Clifton is doing well I guess. I am excited about going to the next dr. appointment because we will be in the ultrasound room and hopefully be able to see our baby. We haven't gotten to see him/her since 6 weeks really. Hopefully if it is big enough and turned right, we might be able to tell the sex. I will be 16 weeks and 3-4 days! It could happen! I will definitely be posting more later as things begin to happen!