As many of you already know, I am going to be a mommy and I simply could not be more excited about this new chapter in my life!
With good reason, I’ve taken a small hiatus from blogging; coming to terms with the fact that your whole entire life is about to change can be all consuming. Not to mention that creating fashion posts is hard to do when your vestment options wear thinner and thinner as your waistline grows thicker and thicker. But, now that I am well into my fourth month of pregnancy and finally starting to show signs of a baby bump I am so anxious to share with you all the details of this amazing journey! To begin, I wanted to share with you guys the little photo shoot Daniel and I put together (with the help of dear friends and family) to announce the joyous news! As you can see, we had a lot of fun with the shoot!!
How I found out I was pregnant: In short, two words: Tender Boobies. Besides the obvious sign of a missed period, it was the extreme tenderness in my breasts that drove me to take a pregnancy test. Although tenderness of the breasts is also very common throughout my monthly period, this was different and unlike any other sensation I had ever felt. I took an at home pregnancy test and clear as day, there were the two pink horizontals (II) !
How I broke the news to Daniel: I wish I had some cute, thoughtful or romantic story to tell about how I broke the news to Daniel, but that’s definitely not the case here. It was a manic Monday at work when I realized that the tenderness in my breasts was beyond unusual and I should take a pregnancy test as soon as I got home. However, when I got home that evening I became distracted by my anxiety to catch up on our missed episode of Homeland from the previous evening, so instead of going for the EPT, I went for the couch and began to watch Homeland with Daniel. For those of you who watched this past season of Homeland, you know damn well how intense each and every episode of the season was (with the exception of the season finale which was a major bore).
As soon as the intense, heart pounding episode came to an end, I shot off the couch like a bullet from a gun and ran to the bathroom to pee on a stick. Before I could even lay the stick down flat on the counter I could already see the two horizontal lines emerging and thought to myself, “Holy shit, I’m pregnant”! I walked out of the bathroom (white as a ghost and jaw wide open) toward Daniel who was still sitting on the couch trying to make sense of what the hell had just gone on on Homeland and said “I think I’m pregnant”!
“What?! Are you serious? Are you joking? You’re not just riding on Carrie’s (Claire Dane’s bipolar character on Homeland) intensity in this episode are you? BABE THAT’S GREAT NEWS” – he replied. He grabbed me, hugged me and I immediately began to cry….. Tears of fear, joy, emotion, surprise, reflection. A roller coaster of emotions.
Needles to say, my approach was not the smoothest, but it was such a relief to see and feel Daniel’s excitement. For those of you looking for cute and creative ways to break the news to your boyfriend/husband, here and here are a few cute ways I’ve come across since.
Best Part of the 1st Trimester: Hearing the baby’s heartbeat for the very first time. I have never heard a more beautiful sound in the world than that of our baby’s heartbeat! The thought of having two hearts beating inside my body at the same time is surreal and brought tears of joy to my eyes. Now, please don’t hate me, but another wonderful thing about the first trimester for me was NOT experiencing a single day of morning sickness or nausea. I kept calling my doctor to make sure that this was normal because I never thought I would be one of those lucky women who simply do not experience morning sickness. So, at least for this pregnancy I have to say the first trimester was like a walk in the park!
Worst Part of the 1st Trimester: Unsurpassed tiredness. Making a baby is an exhausting feat and never is it more obvious than in your first trimester. Whatever glory I felt in not waking up nauseous was stripped by the overwhelming tiredness I felt throughout the days of my first trimester. And while my first reaction to such tiredness would normally be to reach for a gigantic cup of coffee, during my first trimester I steered completely away from coffee.
Now, in my second trimester I am more excited than ever to become a mommy and am starting to have fun with fashion while embracing my little bump! Stay tuned for my adventures in maternity fashion throughout my pregnancy!