It seems like just yesterday that I took that pregnancy test, knowing it would come back positive this time. I waited for Canean to leave for work and then immediately took the test. That day was one of the longest days of my life waiting for him to come home that afternoon. We had been trying for a while with no luck, so I wanted it to be a surprise. He came home rattling on about something with a house in Texas that we were thinking about buying at the time and I thought he would never let me get a word in! Finally I interrupted and told him I had a surprise. I made him close his eyes, and gave him a piece of paper on it where I told him in a not so obvious way that he would be dad. We both cried, were in shock, and felt incredibly grateful that God would give us this gift. Fast forward to 9 months later and we are two weeks and two days from baby boy's due date and it all seems so surreal to me.
Hi guys! I'm back home after three weeks of traveling and am slowly getting back into blogging along with counting down the days until Baby Boy Chatagnier arrives! It's all becoming very real, especially after both baby showers that were hosted the past two weekends! Our first shower was in Louisiana where sweet friends and family threw the most beautiful shower with handmade decorations that completely blew me away! And last weekend I traveled to Tennessee (my home state), where the loveliest brunch was served while looking at a gorgeous view of the Tennessee River. Between both showers, we were showered with more love than I could have ever imagined for my baby boy and myself. They truly were two magical afternoons spent with all of the people who mean most to me and who will love my sweet boy.
I'm two days away from entering week 27 of this pregnancy journey. It really seems like just yesterday I found out I was pregnant. Time is flying by and in 13 weeks I will have a little tiny human (or maybe not so tiny based upon how he is growing) to take care of. This is both terrifying and really exciting to be honest. I mean it's FOREVER guys! I get to have him, as mine, forever! So crazy. As I approach my third trimester, I thought I would give you my updated Friday pregnancy confessions over the past couple of months!
These days Canean and I spend most of our nights talking about our sweet baby boy and all the things we will do with him. We imagine how exciting all of his firsts of everything will be. First ice cream cone, first bike ride with dad, first time he says dada or mama, the list goes on and on. And while we are so ready to meet our little one in theory, we are also trying to soak in these last months where it's just the two of us together in our house. While life is sure to be better than either of us could imagine, poopy diapers and sleepless nights included, we also know that life is going to change in a big way. We, as a couple will change as a result and so we are trying to be conscious and savor these last days where our little human is still safely tucked inside my belly. For now, it's just me and his dad loving each other and preparing for the arrival of the greatest gift either of us could ever receive.
I'm almost 21 weeks and officially halfway through my pregnancy and honestly time is flying by. I can't believe that in a little over four months we will be meeting our baby boy in person! It's so crazy that I will be holding a tiny human that Canean and I made together in my arms and I get to keep him forever. I don't know if I will ever stop being amazed by the fact that women grow a baby in their bellies and that it all starts with a tiny sperm and a tiny egg...it truly is a miracle. I'm going to go over the good (which there's a lot of), the bad, and the ugly this week in my Friday Pregnancy Confessions, so grab your coffee and pull up a seat!
Let's start with the most exciting news this week! I am finally feeling my little wiggle worm move around in my belly! I even felt two tiny kicks with my hand this week which had me more excited than I can even describe!
Sometimes I still can't believe that I am actually pregnant. What a miracle and a blessing that Canean and I have been given. Each day that passes our little boy grows inside me and makes his presence more known as my body continues to change. My curves are a little softer and my belly bump has started to become an actual bump and less, I ate too many nachos and need to lose a few looking. I really thought by now I would be having a panic attack about watching my body change and instead have been embracing the pleasant and not so pleasant surprises that have already begun to take shape. Here are my Friday pregnancy confessions as I leave my first trimester behind and embark into second trimester territory.
I'll be 17 weeks on Sunday and so far, the biggest change has been my energy coming back to me! I am starting to feel like somewhat of a normal person again. Although I still take any opportunity for little power naps if the afternoon allows, because why not right?
I've heard stories of pregnant women and infamous cravings. I kind of thought it was a hoax or an excuse to eat whatever you wanted or maybe it was exaggerated a little bit. Especially because my first couple of weeks of finding out I was pregnant I was super healthy giving my body and baby every single thing I read and knew would be beneficial to me and the baby. I was full of energy, exercising everyday, and eating as clean as anyone could. I cut caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and anything else that might be less than amazing for the little lentil growing inside me. Then something happened around week eight...here are my Friday pregnancy confessions from the first trimester.
I have always prided myself on being a healthy eater and have never in my life had an issue with getting my veggies in. I love them all, eh or did love them all. Around week eight my body decided that it was super tired and my energy levels went up and down.