So now that Megan has spilled the pregnancy beans, I guess it’s my turn to share some thoughts (especially since this is kind of like a journal for me).
Adam and I are SOOOO EXCITED that we are having another baby!! It was a decision that we did not take lightly, and we absolutely know that it’s the right time for us to add on to our family.
With Megan, I was pretty sick. I threw up pretty much everyday for about 10 weeks. This time around, it is MUCH worse. Of course I don’t remember exactly what I felt like with my first pregnancy, but I do know that I was finishing up my last semester of school, and I was working. There is no chance that I could be doing either of those things this time.
This time I am also extremely exhausted. I try to go to bed between 10 and 11 each night, and I am able to sleep in until a little before 8 each day. One might think that 9 or so hours of sleep would be plenty, but no…by Megan’s nap time I am struggling to stay awake.
Well, I guess those are the main things. Throw in many of the other pregnancy symptoms (headaches, backaches, frequent trips to the bathroom…etc.) and that’s me in a nutshell.
Okay, so when I was pregnant with Megan, I gained A LOT of weight and I felt so unattractive. I took hardly any pregnancy pictures (until the very end, I mean like the night before labor) and I regret that I have NO pictures to look back on. So, regardless of how I feel about how I look this time around, I want to post a picture each month. So here is the first picture of me taken a couple weeks ago (at 2 months pregnant/8 weeks):
Lastly, I mentioned before that Adam and I did not make the decision to get pregnant lightly. When Adam and I were engaged to be married, we met with our home stake president. I will never forget the inspired counsel he gave us about planning our family. He told us that it was no one’s business when you decide to have children but your own (and Heavenly Father’s) but it is not a decision to be taken lightly. He said you should never bring children into a marriage that does not have a firm foundation, and a foundation is determined by MANY things: financial security, spiritual strength, marital strength, mental health, physical health…etc. Of course, only the parents know whether these areas are strong and firm enough. I am very grateful for the relationship that I have with my Adam. I will likely never forget the confirmation I felt that it was time to add another child to our family.
I just love being a mom! I can’t wait for this little “Turkey” to join my family 🙂 (Thanks to my cousin Josh, I have lovingly begun calling our baby “Turkey” since I am due on Thanksgiving).