Hi friends! It’s been a while since I posted on here and I’m so excited to finally be back… and with some news!
A couple months ago David and I were surprised to find out that Baby Hawkins will be joining us in June 2018!
While we weren’t planning on starting our family just yet, I know that God’s timing is perfect. I feel so thankful that what could have been a very long road to growing our family simply found us. After a few days of complete shock, I’m getting more excited by the day! When I first told David the news (at like 6am) he was instantly ecstatic. It makes me so happy just thinking about how pumped he is for this little bean!
The first trimester hit me HARD and I was extremely sick with morning (all day) sickness and took multiple naps a day. Work got done at a snail’s pace and the home renovation came to a total halt. It’s only been in the last two weeks that I can get through the day without napping (or wanting to barf, if we’re being honest here).
SOME RANDOM UPDATES, SO FAR:
1 / David and I are going old-school and waiting to find out gender until the big day. I think it’s such a cool opportunity to be genuinely surprised, and I was planning to have a pretty gender-neutral nursery anyway. Y’all know I love gray ;)
2 / I am 99% sure my cats knew I was pregnant before I did. They never used to sit on my lap (just nearby) but one night, Joules decided to come curl up right on my belly on the couch. And then she just sat there purring away! It was so weird, but she’s been doing this consistently now since I was about 4 weeks. Animals are so smart!
3 / Thank goodness for the second trimester, bread in all forms, and discovering Diclegis (morning sickness meds). Weeks 6-12 were pretty much the stomach flu.
4 / No bump to report yet, though I know it’s super early. I just look like I ate $50 worth of tacos on dollar taco night.
5 / No cravings either, I either want to eat (finally!!) or want to puke. Candy canes have been a LIVE SAVER in reducing nausea and I have a stash permanently on my desk. Festive and helpful!
6 / While I’m not in disbelief anymore (I’m that girl who took 8 pregnancy tests and didn’t believe them until I saw a tiny bean with a beating heart on the ultrasound) I’m still definitely unprepared. I’m trying to slowly read up on stuff (ex: ‘ what exactly is happening in there?’) but don’t want to go overboard and freak myself out. The internet is both super helpful and downright horrible… those baby forums can go to worst-case-scenerio pretty quick.
7 / After much going back and forth, I am planning to write those cheesy ‘bumpdate’ posts I always laughed at. I got a journal with the intention of writing, but so far the only pregnancy-related thing I’ve written is this blog post. Writing just flows more naturally for me here I think, so if baby updates aren’t your thing… sorry in advance ;)
It feels so good finally having this out there into the world!! Mamas and mamas-to-be, do y’all have any books that you love and recommend? I just read Belly Laughs and it was hysterical!