|8 weeks, 37 weeks, 1 week!|
About this time last year I found out I was pregnant with my sweet little boy. I totally forgot that I took pictures to document my pregnancy and have never shared them. So I've finally shared them on here.
I cannot express my love for my little Wes. He melts my heart more and more every single day. I kept a journal while I was pregnant and I was one of those crazy ladies who loved being pregnant. I really actually enjoyed most of my pregnancy. I spent my first trimester working as a middle school teacher in Denver. I didn't have horrible morning sickness, thank goodness! I was only really affected by morning sickness for about 2 weeks. I was however so so soo tired my whole first trimester. That made being a middle school, high energy, exciting teacher almost impossible. My students would be reading in small groups and I would be hanging out by my window, having a hot flash and bending over a trash can while holding my hair back and trying not to throw up. I never actually threw up during my pregnancy (at least not from morning sickness) I just felt like I was going to. Again, that only really lasted 2 weeks. I was so lucky!
Some of the things that helped me relieve nausea while I was pregnant were:
They look super weird so I always wore long sleeves but I swear they worked for me.
It might just be all psychological though. Either way, they worked.
::Water with lemon::
I love drinking water this way anyway.
I hate the taste of these things but they seemed to help
Again, don't love the taste but I was willing to try anything.
This stuff was amazing. As soon as I would start to feel sick to my stomach
I would pop one of these in and I would feel better almost instantly.
I'm not sure why I decided to include all that info above but I found all of those things to be helpful and maybe you (or a friend) will too! I know everyone is different and some people are just plain lucky and don't get any morning sickness at all. Since I had to go into work and decided to not tell all my students I was pregnant until I was past my first trimester, I tried it all.
Anyway, pregnancy was great. Once I hit 12 weeks I swear I felt amazing until about 37 weeks, then I just started feeling like a blimp (as you can see in the pictures). I wrote little notes to Wes in my journal each week. I'll include a little of what I wrote with each picture.
|Yay I'm not feeling sick anymore! We recently found out dad|
got a job in San Francisco so that's where you will be born!
We got some cute pictures of you at the ultra sound last week.
You have the cutest little nose and a huge head!
|We're taking you to Arkansas this week. Lately I've|
been craving french fries and bagels with cream cheese and fresh
lemon juice. Speaking of lemons, this week you are the size of a
lemon! That's so hard to believe since you're not quite showing
|Mom and dad are counting down the days until your arrival. We can hardly wait.|
Your dad took us camping this week. It rained all night. Glad that's over.