For anyone who doesn't follow Evan or myself on Twitter/Facebook....surprise we are pregnant!
It has been a crazy few months, I am already 21 weeks along (actually it feels like I am ONLY 21 weeks) and I am just now starting to feel more like myself. I don't think I will every feel like who I was before getting pregnant, mainly because this is my first time hiding a human being inside of me, and also because once he's out I will be forever a mommy! (That's right, I said HE).
I expected pregnancy would be hard, but I didn't expect all the vomiting, the exhaustion and the emotional ups and downs to be so extreme. Now when I see another pregnant person I want to go up to them and say "Isn't this the craziest thing you've ever done?? Who do we think we are walking around with tiny, slithering beings inside our wombs?" I haven't harassed any strangers like this yet so don't worry. But every day I wake up and think about how absolutely absurd my body has become.
This little baby has already made some changes in our life. First of all, we moved out of our house at the beginning of May. We still own it but are now just renting out all three units, while we rent our own place. Reasons for this were mainly due to space, and comfort for me (I don't like how selfish that sounds). We hadn't planned on staying in our unit for very long but moving out this fast was not the original plan. Regardless, we are back in the Woodfield area and loving our new place. Secondly, for me, I have had to slow down my pace as my symptoms have been less than accommodating to my work schedule. Once I am home from work the thought of doing anything else is overwhelming. I will never again in my life ask a pregnant woman to commit to anything unless she volunteers first :)
Lastly, I just want to say I am open to advice! Lots of people say don't listen to all the advice people will give you, just decide for yourself. While I appreciate being empowered to make my own choices, I also want to know how pregnancy and motherhood has gone for others and if you tell me something that I don't agree with, we can just disagree! I love it when people ask questions like "midwife or OB? Baby names? Natural or Hospital?" etc. I like talking about my choices because it normalizes things for me.
So please, talk to me about pregnancy- I need as much help as I can get !