A little person is in my tummy

Sometime around November 3rd, Adam and I are going to have a bouncing bundle of joy enter our lives!

I’ve been lucky for the first trimester, although I’ve been sick, I didn’t throw up once, which is wonderful.

One thing I was afraid of is that my addiction to desserts would only increase with pregnancy, which, as all the pregnancy books laid out for me, would inevitably happen and would inevitably be bad. Babies need nutrition, not empty calories. But as soon as morning sickness struck, desserts were the last thing in the world that I wanted. Looking at chocolate chip cookies makes me want to gag. I have never gone so long with so little sugar, and I don’t even crave it. And greasy foods, like grilled cheese sandwiches (which I’m usually in love with), I now dislike. As far as I’ve heard, craving healthy foods over sugary and fatty foods during pregnancy is not a common thing. I will not complain, what a blessing these crazy cravings have been! And only craving healthy foods has certainly helped decrease how much weight I’ve gained this first trimester. Since I don’t throw up anything, that means it all gets added onto my body weight. With all the food I’ve been eating I’m surprised I’ve only gained about seven pounds so far. Hopefully I’ll be able to slow down the eating thing a little bit in the second trimester. And Adam is incredible, listening to me every time I burst into tears about positively nothing, due to the berzerkness of my hormones these days. 

It was the craziness of my hormones that made me first suspect that I was pregnant. I was at work and a customer did something that made me so frustrated, I had to put a lot of effort into keeping a smile on my face. But afterwards, I thought about it, and realized that customers do what that customer did all the time and I've never been so frustrated about it before. And then the mood swings I had been having the past few days came to mind, one minute I would be happy and dancing around the house and the next I'd be a complete grump. As soon as I got home from work I had Adam run to the dollar tree with me to get some pregnancy tests, and sure enough, this is what we saw:

When I showed this pregnancy test to Adam, he started dancing around the house for joy.

Even though I knew to expect a lot of changes once I got pregnant, it's still shocking when they actually happen. For instance:

-how often I have to get up and go pee in the middle of the night (who knew that started in the first trimester?)

-Back pains that affect how I walk (isn't the waddling not supposed to start until you actually have a tummy?)

-I pulled on a shirt the other day that has fit totally fine in the past, but this time I pulled it on and my chest was squeezed so tight I could hardly breathe

-One of the only desserts I like: Really Raspberry ice cream from the Creamery on 9th-- oh yum!

-These days I need about 9 1/2 hours of sleep a night in order to be able to handle normal activities during the day-- that's crazy! One pregnancy book I've been reading said: when a pregnant woman is just sitting still, her body is exerting as much/more energy as a person who is rock climbing-- that explains a lot.


  1. Oh my gosh Annie, I'm so excited for you! I admit I suspected something at Sandee's baby shower when you were talking about how you couldn't eat sweets, and I said "make sure you're not pregnant!" Haha, that probably made you feel pretty awkward. But I'm super excited for you!

  2. lol thats funny that you say that Diana because I was just about to comment on that... it was so weird to see you turn down sweets just because I had never seen you do it before...

  3. This is just pure happiness! What a lucky baby! If you ever want to chat or have questions I'd love to talk. Even if you ever just want someone else to cry to, or complain to about things, I'll be a listening ear! Love you guys!

  4. Sooo exciting! Congratulations!

  5. Oh my goodness I am SO happy for you!! YAY! Congratulations guys!

  6. Diana and Niki- when you mentioned that I might be pregnant I was shocked that you had come to the correct conclusion because I didn't think a dislike of sweets was at all typical for pregnancy! I thought it was so funny that you had guessed right, I told Adam about your diagnosis and he thought it was funny that you were so accurate as well!

    Thank you, Lindsay! I may take you up on your offer, sometimes it's just nice to be able to cry to a girl who understands. Adam is a great listener, but sometimes I can tell he's baffled about how I can cry about absolutely nothing (and I don't blame him!).