15 Weeks! And yes, I cropped out my ridiculously goofy face.
As long as I can remember I have always looked forward to the day that I would start a family. And by “looked forward to” I mean was totally obsessed with. And I wasn’t just obsessed with the idea of having an itty bitty little baby to take care of, I was even more obsessed with the idea of being pregnant. I once told my husband, “some little girls dream of their future weddings. I dreamed of being pregnant.” And it was true! I have always loved looking at pictures of pregnant celebrities and their fashionable clothes, reading blogs of pregnant women, and hearing different people’s stories from when they were pregnant. Over the years I have slowly and steadily built up pregnancy in my mind to be nothing short of magical–which is why I was a little worried when I saw those two pink lines on the pregnancy test. After the initial Hooray, we’re pregnant!!! came the What if pregnancy doesn’t live up to all the hype that I’ve placed on it? thoughts. What if I spent the next several months constantly sick and miserable? What if I couldn’t find the energy to wear cute outfits and show off my baby bump? What if I became a scary, crazy, hormonal mess that no one wanted to be around? Well, I am happy to report that none of that has happened. I feel a little guilty saying this, but I have felt amazing during my pregnancy so far! No morning sickness, great energy, and I would even go so far as to say I have never felt better! I usually suffer from lactose intolerance, but for some reason that has totally gone away during my pregnancy. Last night I ate pizza, cheesy breadsticks, and a DQ Blizzard for dinner (what??? I’m pregnant!) and had absolutely no digestive issues! BEST. THING. EVER. Basically, pregnancy has been everything I ever dreamed of and more. I would like to think that I have been steadily feeding my mind a very specific set of standards for pregnancy, so that when my body was actually pregnant my brain knew exactly what the experience should be like. I have trained it well.