Now that we've shared our extremely well kept secret I can tell you all about it! I have tossed up over how much I wanted to share on the blog, especially considering we mostly talk about food, but I know how much I love reading about other people's life stories and kids and fun stuff like that, so decision made - I have started a "family" section so if you're only here for the food you can skip over these posts! Plus, this isn't just a food blog - it's where I tell you all about Josh, our farm, Sage and all that's in between. And from now on, we are going to have a tiny human in our lives that is going to be front and centre and I know there is no way I will be able to not share all about him/her!
So here we go - the first trimester!
Due date: 20th May 2017 - exactly a year after the due date of our gorgeous niece Teagan! Pretty special
Found out: About 5 weeks
Told people: Family & close friends between 8-10 weeks, close work buddies at 12 weeks and the whole world at 17 weeks.
Bump size: Currently rocking the "is that a food baby or a real baby" situation. I can tell it's a bump but others laugh at me because I'm still so small. Looking forward to having an actual obvious bump!
Boy or girl? No idea and we are not going to find out! We love surprises so it will be a gender neutral room and all newborn clothes etc.
How are we going to fit a baby in our tiny house? Good question. I feel like our house is tiny but Josh's parents lived here when Josh was little with 3 boys so if they can do it, so can we! We may just have to de-clutter a little!
Work plans? At this stage I am planning on leaving my job and (eeeeek) not going back. Which is something Josh & I have been planning on, but now that it's a reality it is kind of equal parts exciting and terrifying. Because of how far out of town we live it wouldn't make any sense for me to be bundling a baby into the car, driving for an hour to drop him/her off at daycare and going to work before driving an hour home again. Plus we are both of the opinion that if we can make it work for me to stay at home with the baby, that will be the best option for everyone.
Morning sickness: Pretty minimal. I had a couple of weeks where I felt pretty queasy but I quickly figured out that as long as I kept snacking, I was fine. That lasted until about 13 weeks when I suddenly realised that I felt hungry for the first time in weeks instead of sick! Yay!
Emotional moments: Um, one in particular springs to mind. I really wanted a drink of juice but we hadn't realised yet that this was something I was going to be needing so badly. Josh had finished it about 3 days earlier, it was late at night aaaand I cried. Yep, embarrassing but also kind of hilarious...well, now anyway!
Other symptoms: Right at the start I was getting little static shocks from all sorts of things I touched. I also started having quite vivid dreams and for someone who never remembers dreams, it is quite weird. Other than that, just general feelings of exhaustion. My bedtime has come back by about 2 hours and I get to Friday night and I am falling asleep on the couch.
The food: I am 100% sure that if the first trimester is anything to go by, I will give birth to a white bagel covered in cream cheese. I have been eating cream cheese on everything. But other than that, pretty much anything involving carbs and cheese. Pizza, nachos, grilled cheese, garlic bread, you name it. Super healthy. Oh and asparagus! I've never liked it but suddenly I can't get enough of it. And then there's the juice. I have put away more juice in the last 12 weeks than I have in my whole life and I don't think this is going to go away.
As for aversions, my morning cup of joe is no longer my happy time. I'm slowly starting to drink coffee again - mostly in the form of Starbucks Christmas drinks and iced coffee but for a while there, the thought of it was not nice. Also, for some weird reason I can no longer stomach the thought of an avocado which makes me so sad. I guess I must have just eaten it while I wasn't feeling great so hopefully that will come back!
General feelings: Obviously there is extreme excitement and nervousness! We are both still having a hard time processing that we are actually having a baby and I don't think it will seem real until we have the wee one in our arms. Now that it's happening, it is incredible and we are both feeling super lucky and excited that we get to be the parents of this tiny human being and add 1 more to our family.
As for Sage, she seems to be thoroughly bored by the whole thing...but seriously...those baby BOOTS!! 💖
So there is the first trimester in a nutshell! Would you believe I'm already 21 weeks, this is just going back in time a little...I'll be back with more baby updates soon!