Now that I’m exiting out of my first trimester, I’m excited to announce that Kyle and I will be parents this spring! I’m pregnant! It feels so crazy to say that, but wow, do I feel it. I wish I could say it’s been butterflies and rainbows, but pregnancy has knocked me out. I know it’ll all be worth it, and hopefully, I will get to feeling better soon. I hear it’s supposed to get better after the first trimester…I’m still waiting! 🤞
Through all of the sickness, I still feel so grateful. I know I’ll forget all about the hard times as soon as I get to hold our little one. I can’t wait to see Kyle be a dad. He’s truly going to be the best.
I’m sure you have a lot of questions about the first trimester and my pregnancy so far! I know I have been away from the internet for a while, but I needed to give myself some time. It’s hard to want to write when I haven’t been feeling mentally or physically myself. I hate that these cute announcement photos make it seem all so “peaceful.” I’ve read a lot of first trimester recaps, and I’ve seen a lot of posts on social media, but I was not expecting the wave of sickness that has taken over me. Please don’t confuse this with complaining, but only keeping it real. I mean, just before these photos, I was puking up breakfast and trying to put on mascara in-between. I was chatting with one of my good friends, and she encouraged me not to sugarcoat how it’s been. I think we’re sometimes afraid to share the struggles because it shows weakness, or people confuse it with complaining. Trust me, I’m SO grateful, but not a day goes by where I don’t throw up 2-5 times, and sometimes I’m sick from 5 am until I get to bed at night. It hasn’t let up yet, but I do have a bit of my energy back. It’s crazy how every pregnancy is different. Some people go through it without one symptom, and I naively thought maybe that would be me. I’ve already thrown up twice today, and it’s not even 9 am yet. I want to post more on my first trimester, talking about everything and answering your questions! You can leave some questions in the comment section for the first-trimester post, or you can submit them on Instagram.
Kyle and I had been talking about starting a family for the past few years. We finally felt like the timing in our life was just right, and we prayed to God that He would bless us with a child. We have decided to keep the gender a surprise! We don’t want to know until he/or she is born, which is so fun and hard not knowing! Kyle thinks it’s going to be a girl, and I think it will be a boy. It does help not knowing the gender because I have been buying more neutral things that can be reused if we have another baby later down the road. But if I knew the gender, I would be buying so many gender-themed outfits for the baby! I always see something that melts my heart, but then I know I can’t buy it because I don’t know the gender! So financially, it helps me!
Motherhood and blogging.
I’ve always felt a certain way about it. Kyle and I have always been on the same page about keeping our child’s life private from the blog. I think there are tasteful ways to share family moments, but ideally, I’d like my child to be able to choose when they want to be on the internet. Privacy is such a hard thing to attain nowadays. I’m so lucky my mom and dad didn’t post 1000 embarrassing photos and stories about me online. Elementary school was hard enough. I plan to give my kids that respect as well.
I plan to blog about motherhood from my perspective, share products that I use, nursery design, food, organization, books, activities, and everything while keeping my child’s life or struggles off the internet.
Feel free to ask any questions about this, and I’ll include it in my first-trimester post.
Seeing the baby bounce around during the ultrasound was the cutest little thing in the entire world. It’s crazy how real it all feels in that moment, and as soon as you hear the heartbeat, the waterworks start going. I know I’m feeling defeated with sickness right now (morning sickness isn’t an accurate word to me because it’s all-day sickness), but my excitement for our baby is so much bigger. I cannot wait to be a mom. It’s crazy to think about all we’ve been through this past eleven years of blogging. Some of you have been here since 2010! I’m excited to bring you on this baby journey with me! ♥️
Questions for you!
- Do you currently have any kids?
- Questions you’d like me to answer in the first-trimester post?
- What are your guesses? Boy or girl.