It’s hard to believe that today marks week 14 of pregnancy. June feels both years away and terrifyingly close! After finally announcing our pregnancy to the internet, I feel almost like a big weight was lifted off my shoulders. I don’t have to hide my weird meals anymore (milk and olives anyone?) or the fact that some days I just feel downright crappy.
My nausea has gotten a bit better, but the days that I skip Diclegis (to see if I really need it) are spent carrying around my barf bag. Fingers crossed that the second trimester settles my stomach! I’ve definitely seen an increase in energy over the last couple of weeks, and for that I am SO grateful.
I’ve noticed that my nails are growing crazy fast (yay!) and the linea nigra line on my belly has officially showed up (so, so weird). At this point I still don’t have a very visible baby bump, I’m just looking heavier around the midsection and have to unbutton my jeans when I sit down.
I think my emotions have finally settled down a bit. When I first found out I was pregnant just hearing “you’re growing a brain in your belly” sent me into terrified hysterics. But after wrapping my head around how freaking COOL that is, my anxiety decided to focus on the other small detail of pregnancy: getting that baby out. The idea of labor downright terrified me until I decided that I want to aim for a drug-free labor and let my body just do it’s thing. My general thought process here is that if my body can grow a baby with minimal help from me, it can push that little (big) babe out too. I’ve never reacted well to pain meds and I don’t particularly want to add those side effects to everything else you experience in labor.
When I decided that my goal was a drug/intervention-free birth, it was as if something clicked and I suddenly felt so empowered and relieved. I know that every woman is different, and every pregnancy is different, so there’s absolutely no way of knowing how things will actually go down. But just the thought of embracing everything instead of numbing it makes me… dare I say it… excited!
I have a new-found addiction to stalking baby hashtags on Instagram (#EtsyBaby #NurseryInspo… you get the idea) and saving everything to my collections. There are so many cute things, hopefully I can just lock my wallet away for the next five months.
Also loving: stretchy pants, green olives with cheese, baths, and candy canes (still).
I’m SO pumped to start decorating the nursery, but I want to wait until after the holidays before we dive into it. I’ve found so many adorable gender-neutral nurseries on Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration. Right now, I think I want to go for a cozy, rustic style meets modern and clean. If that makes any sense!
That’s all for now! We’ve gotten so much done on the house and I’ll have a bunch of home updates after the holidays!