Fresh Pregnant. :)

Topic : Daily Glimpses

This post has been a long time coming…
I am happy to let the news shine that I am expecting in September!

It has been hard to keep the news quiet, family and friends have known for a few weeks now but we did wait for a bit to let people know. I am a cautious person and I didn’t want to tell people until we heard the heartbeat again at week 14, heartbeat was all good so we sent out a few “expecting announcements”

We did cute postcards with Miss Avery and some baby shoes to share the news…she is thrilled in this picture, what you don’t see is about 5 minutes late when she realized we were taking pictures of her…she then refused to look at the camera and the photo session was done! Such a Diva. 🙂

Grinning Avery, cute gender-neutral Converse. 🙂

I will be 5 months pregnant on Friday and have been feeling pretty good throughout the entire time. I’ll do some posts on my 1st trimester including exhaustion, fear, not telling people even though we desperately wanted to say something, and comments you should NEVER make to pregnant women.
Things have already been quite interesting things about being pregnant and people’s comments and advice have been some of the most entertaining (and insulting) parts of the journey!

I do have a bump picture that I will post below…to be honest, until this past week there hasn’t been too much there.
Don’t get me wrong, I do look like I’ve gained weight or like I’m bloated but there hasn’t been a belly bump that you would clearly identify as “baby” not “beer/veggie burger/cake”.
Yikes.

This week I feel like there has been some real growth and my belly has started to feel like a fishbowl inside, weird description but I can now feel like there is something in there and my movements (my yoga practice) have started to really change.
With all this inner growth, the outside of me is starting to show progress as well!
Woo! Woo!

It is really strange to think that I’ve been pregnant since January….I am thankful and loving it!

Here’s a pic, I’m going to start “dressing my bump” this week and see how that goes.
I’ve bought some cute maternity clothes and I’m now busting out the maternity jeans- scary thought until you’re ready for them.

Week 18/19

This picture was taken the morning before our doctor’s appointment when we talked about the results of our ultrasound where we found out the sex of baby!! (Ultrasound was great, very wiggly baby in there!) I put week 18/19 because the due date inched up a it because of growth and pinpointing the size of the baby so the week got smooshed a bit!
I’ll share is baby is a he or she soon but not quite yet… 🙂

Be back to post more soon…
Thanks for reading and being a part of this journey with us!

Emma
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  • Meghann Parson August 27, 2014

    Emma, I have the same problem with Tess who is not quite 22 months. Still nursing and sometimes refuses to eat. We add raw sprouted protein to her smoothies. Not a huge amount but just a little. She will almost always eat eggs, pancakes and bacon (I'd very easily be ovolactovegetarian but Daddy is a meat eater) or eggs, guacamole, Brown rice and black beans. Or avocado. Those are my only two "go to" meals. And carbs. She'll eat cookies or crackers for days. Glad the doctor was supportive, I've been thinking about going there as well. I'm sick of the weaning conversation.

    • ReplyEmma August 27, 2014

      Scrambled eggs are a hit so I'm going to keep offering, avocado too.. I was impressed by Little Flower, it is so refreshing to be in a place that supports breastfeeding. Not a formula pamphlet in the place. And applause for continuing to breastfeed? Makes me want to go daily! It's far by driving standards (least from our house) but worth it to be able to not get hassled about parenting choices.

  • Bethany May 14, 2014

    Good job, mama!

    • ReplyEmma May 15, 2014

      :) thank you friend!

  • Lara October 18, 2013

    Wow, I'm so glad we aren't the only ones who have gone through all these ups and downs with nursing. G is still nursing strong at 14.5 months. There were times when I swore he was weaning himself (8/9 months, and I cried and cried), and nowadays lately he nurses like a newborn. Some days I have so much milk that I'm still spurting and needing nursing pads, other days I think he looks at me like, "Turn it on, mama!" I think the lesson after we have put all this time in it should be: our babies and our bodies know what to do! :)

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