My creativity and energy has truly been down lately. I had all good intentions of documenting this pregnancy a lot better than I have. So I decided that I would sum up the first half (I can’t believe we are already past the halfway point as I am 21 weeks and 1 day when I am writing this) of our pregnancy. So much has happened since finding out October 19th that our little one was on its way!
Descriptions start from top left and go straight across:
1| A new adventure begins, 2| A little poppy seed, 3 + 4 | Telling Jason he is going to be a daddy, 5| Telling my parents and grandparents, 6,7,9 | Telling Jason’s family, 8| Telling brother and his fiance, 10| Telling Mason and Payton they will have a new cousin, 11| Green Smoothies and Salads are my jam, 12| Trying on a dress for a future event had to wear a fake bump, 13| My mom and dad are stoked for their first grandbaby, 14| Baby is Facebook official, 15| Second sonogram, no longer a bean but a human been, 16| First Family Christmas Picture, 17| First baby gift crochet booties ornament and crochet hat, 15| First Christmas gift from Uncle Tay-Tay and Aunt Lee-Lee, 16| 2018 is going to be the best year yet, 17| Hello BUMP, 18| Let us introduce you to our daughter to be, Lily Grace Sparks, 19| Starting the nursery, 20| Watching the Olympics with my bump buddy, 21+22| Gender reveal to family
My Weeks 1-20 Weeks Bump Date
When is your due date? July 1st, 2018! The countdown has officially begun to D-day!
How big is baby? We have gone from a poppy seed to a bok choy since yesterday.
Boy or girl? GIRL!!!! We are tickled pink! She is going to be a daddy’s girl for sure.
Do you have a name picked out? Lily Grace Sparks!
How are you feeling? I went from being nauseous 24/7 in the first trimester to just being tired with the occasional bursts of energy now in the second trimester. I am starting to have trouble sleeping due to growing bump and joint pain in hips and knees.
Food cravings? I started out craving salad and green smoothies. But now its fresh fruit and protein. I occasionally want a chicken sandwich but other than that nothing weird or serious cravings.
Feeling movement? She is a little wiggle worm. I feel her in the mornings when I eat breakfast, at lunch, and at dinner. Apparently she is a foodie like her mama. I also feel her late in the evening when she is getting settled for the night I imagine. She is also a zombie like her mommy in the mornings as we had a hard time at the anatomy scan getting all the details cause she wouldn’t move lol.
Maternity clothes? Being that I am a curvy gal my clothes are loose fitting anyways so as far as shirts go I am still wearing my own clothes. However I have dealt with tons of bloating early on that made my old pants extremely uncomfortable. I have been rocking the same pair of maternity jeans from the get go. I am planning on wearing breathable maxi dresses as it gets warmer to survive the heat.
Sleep? I can’t get enough if that is what you are asking. Being a very active person before I usually didn’t need a nap to get through the day but now I take multiple small naps throughout the day. I am now going to bed about 8 or 9pm and will wait to the very last minute to wake up to get ready for work. Naps are my new best friend. Jason has become an expert in tucking me into bed to night. Bless him.
Anything you’re nervous about? My anxiety has tried to get the best of me lately. And in fact it did when I had extra stress on me. I made the decision early on to go off my anxiety meds cause it was best for Lily. But now I am seeing an amazing counselor who has taught me techniques on how to shut my inner chat girl in my noggin that just loves to spew negativity. These techniques will help me through the rest of my pregnancy, through labor, postpartum, and later to Lily so that she can have control over her life and emotions. But most importantly, I am lucky to have such a wonderful partner in Jason who has loved me through all the hormonal craziness, crankiness, and me constantly apologizing for being such a hormonal, hateful, crazy woman. Who he assures me I am not its all in my head. God bless him.
We are so ready to get started on the nursery and to continue to see our daughter at appointments and to notice her growing bigger and bigger everyday as I continue to get bigger everyday!
Until next time keep creating sparks of love, life, and happiness!!