if you follow me on instagram or are friends with me on facebook you may have seen my recent announcement that we are having a little baby boy this december! we are beyond excited! jarman literally tells me every day how excited he is for baby. in case you were wondering why my posts have been so few and far between- it's because this first trimester has been kicking my butt! i have been pretty sick since week 6. even though i pretty much lay around all day, for some reason spending time on the computer sounds really hard. hopefully things will be picking back up soon- i'm counting on this sickness going away now that i have made it to the second trimester!
for some reason, whenever anyone gets pregnant i have a million inappropriate questions that i generally don't ask because i don't want to seem weird. so i'm just going to answer those questions for you to keep you from wondering.
1. was the baby planned? (why is this the first thing that comes to mind, i don't know!). yes our baby was definitely planned and tried for. even though it seems like terrible timing- we are due right in the middle of jarman's first semester of law school finals- we knew we wouldn't be able to plan things perfectly so we just tried until it worked. it took us a few months of casually trying, and then one month of seriously trying, for me to get pregnant. we got seriously lucky.
2. have you been sick? like i said before, i have been pretty sick. but, i know a lot of people who have been sicker so i feel like i can't complain too much. i feel nauseous almost all day and throw up usually once a day. any of you who know me well probably know that throw up is my number one fear. my mom told me over and over that i needed to get pregnant to get over it (she was super sick too so she knew what i had to look forward to). it's not really working though. i can now throw up and go on with my day- but i would still definitely count it as my greatest fear. i am taking zofran, unisom and b6 for the morning sickness, but i never know if they really help or not. maybe i would be much worse if i weren't?
my whole schedule has been completely thrown off as well. i am generally a night owl, but have gone to bed by 9 since the beginning of april (once i went to bed at 6:30!). i wake up in the middle of the night to eat of a bowl of cereal that jarman so kindly gets for me, and then again between 5:30 and 7:30 to eat again. i don't even know myself anymore- sleeping in used to be my favorite thing in the whole world and now i can't do it for the life of me.
luckily i have the most helpful and understanding husband in the world. he takes care of me constantly, and has taken on all of the cleaning, laundry, cooking, etc. i couldn't imagine doing this without him.
3. what is the first thing you purchased for baby? we found out i am pregnant just a few days before my birthday, so lots of my birthday shopping centered on baby. i started buying clothes that would work with a belly, and found lots of gender neutral clothes that are freaking adorable. i also got an elephant head for baby's room. since then i keep finding more and more things that i have to have. i eventually got sick of buying gender neutral clothes and started buying clothes for boys and girls (of course i had wayyyy more girl things). but when we found out baby is a boy i got to go a on a little spree with all of my credit and actually found some really cute things.
4. what gender did you want? your husband? i obviously wanted a girl. i have wanted to have all girls since i can remember. i just don't know what to do with boys! but ever since i found out it was a boy i am totally excited! i am not disappointed in the least, and am just so happy to be having a baby at all. jarman apparently wanted a boy the whole time, but never told me that until after we found out. in fact, the whole time he told me he thought we were having a girl to hide it.
if you have any other intrusive questions- feel free to ask!