So, the last time I wrote was 7 weeks ago…crazy!!! It was a bit of a traumatic event since I published what I thought was a private blog and it went directly to Facebook without my knowledge, therefore, I made our pregnancy announcement without even knowing it.
I found out by the texts I was receiving from family and friends saying congratulations. When I pieced it together I freaked out! My heart was beating so fast and my hands were shaking.I immediately got on Facebook to see what I did (TOTALLY ON ACCIDENT). Sure enough, there it was! My Vice Principal and Librarian had already “liked” it so I knew there was no turning back. The rumor mill had started.
I was so upset at myself. That is not the way I wanted to share our special, amazing, and exciting news. I had envisioned Aaron and I getting pictures taken and then announcing with a special hand-crafted caption that we both wrote. But, that’s not how reality unfolded. After freaking out for about half a day I decided that I needed to embrace what had happened. This embracing only happened after friend and family had consoled me numbers times.
So, the next day I re-posted a blog, but this time it was the first one I had written after finding out I was pregnant. This time it was intentional, the way I prefer. Aaron and I talked about it and decided this was the perfect way to announce sweet Foster. It was not the way I had planned, but I do know that everything happens for a reason!
Now moving on…I am now 15 weeks! It’s amazing how quickly time is going by. We had our last visit last Tuesday and everything is looking good. His or her heart beat is 155 and we find out the gender December 1st! I’m so beyond excited, but what I’m more excited about is getting to see Foster and making sure everything is healthy and going well. I want to see his or her little face. I wonder if there will be any resemblance of Aaron or myself?! This whole process is an amazing miracle. I’m so thankful that God chose us to have Foster.
Like I said, we are finding out the gender on December 1st. At the appointment we are going to ask them to put it in an envelope and then we will look at it once we get in the privacy of our own home. I can’t wait! After that we plan to throw a gender reveal party on December 5th to tell our families of the good news!
How I’m Feeling
Headaches are the new thing this week. I never get headaches and these suckers are no joke. The doctor has said that I can take Tylenol, but I’m really trying to hold off. I would love to take nothing at all, but we’ll see how that goes. I’m stilling having bouts of nausea but not as bad. My emotions are still up and down at times, but let’s be honest, they were that way before being pregnant so I don’t know what I was expecting. It’s just such a new adventure and my body just feels straight up confused at times.
I’m thankful that sleep is not a problem at all. I pretty much pass out as soon as my head hits the pillow.
My little bump is starting to come in. It defintely fluctuates day by day. It’s neat to see evidence that Foster really is there! But crazy too because Foster REALLY IS THERE!!!!
I’m still exercising at least four days a week. I’ve been running six miles on the weekends with Hunley. I’m trying to do strengthening workouts on my legs and arms, but some days I’m doing pretty good to just get cardio in.
Looking Forward To
My 20 week ultrasound!!!I get to see Foster and find out if he is a sweet boy or girl!
Alright folks, until next time!