If you haven’t noticed yet, I am one very happy person right now. I was already above cloud nine after the exciting things I announced in my vlog, and then two more amazing things happened today. I am not in a place to disclose them, but they have just topped off my past couple of days better than I could ever imagine. I know it’s a pain not to know immediately what they are. I promise not to say “curiosity killed the cat” or “patience is a virtue” because those sayings can get frustrating, so just know I will fill you in as soon as I can. Am I driving you crazy, yet? 😉
Now, I would like to extend a huge thank you to each of you for your comments and congrats. Every single one put a smile on my face. I know it is extremely early to be announcing it, since I literally took the test yesterday, but I knew I would not be able to keep it in. Also, since you all know how much this has been weighing on me recently and are smart cookies, I figure you would have noticed something sooner rather than later anyways. I just have to keep on praying for this to be as healthy a pregnancy as my last one and nothing to cause me to regret making this announcement early. I’m enthusiastic to take this next step in my life and continue combining my passions for healthy living in all areas of life.
Before I move on, I do want to be clear on one thing. This blog will not become a blog solely about pregnancy. I plan to keep my content similar to what it currently is; continue branching out in new recipes; share healthy living tips; details of my life; etc. I will discuss my pregnancy on occasion (how could I not?), but I don’t plan on leaving behind the topics and form of my current blogging at all. Basically, don’t ditch me because you think all I will be able to talk about now is morning sickness and cravings for ice-cream & pickles. Speaking of which, is there any woman out there who has been pregnant and actually craved those two things together? If so, please let me know because that is just an ick combination…pregnant or not.
Okay. Time for some of today’s fun and adventures. The ones I can share anyways. *insert evil laugh here*
This morning I slept in for an extra 1.5 hours. It was glorious. Especially since I woke up at 5 am yesterday morning. The bummer about this was it had me missing spin, but that is okay. I still hit up the gym for a variety workout on the cardio equipment. I actually like cardio equipment right now. My intensity is low enough that I can read the entire time. Two birds, one stone? Suits me! I read my Harlan Coben book while I did 20 min incline walking on the treadmill, 15 minutes on the stepmill, 10 min on the elliptical, and followed everything up with a good stretch.
Later in the day I fiddled with my camera and my lunch. I also welcomed the fun of microwaving deli meat back into my life. You have to do so while pregnant to kill any possible bacteria. Who knows how much longer I will be able to stomach this for lunch.
My tastes go all sorts of crazy during the first trimester. In fact, on Thursday night I spit out the salad I made for dinner because I couldn’t eat it. The first trimester is a sad time because many of my favorite veggies do not agree with me during that time.
After lunch, I headed to the store to get some supplies for how we plan on telling others I’m pregnant. I told my mom on Mother’s Day because she knew I was trying and knew I was testing that day. I can’t lie so I had to go ahead and share. Same story with my sister. She knows about us trying and will be asking me for results when she comes to visit tomorrow. So I am going to beat her to the punch and have Makenzie wear this shirt to surprise her.
Cute, huh? Although I don’t think it is near as cute as who will be in the shirt.
These pictures are from our friend Dan who does photography.
I wish there was more for me to talk about today, but there isn’t (besides playing with M and tutoring) and this post is already long enough. Enjoy your night and I will see you tomorrow with a great giveaway. I’ll give you hint…$60 worth of stuff YOU get to pick! If you can’t wait until tomorrow, Morgan is having a cool giveaway you can check out now.