It seems crazy that the day has finally come that in a couple short months I will have a baby! I do not feel old enough or maybe grown up enough to have a child under my care!
As my mom can concur I have always looked forward to being pregnant. I used to stick out my belly pretending & it would make her really mad for some reason..
( I guess it's not really lady like)
Well no more pretending my belly is really starting to stick out as I am halfway done at 20 weeks!
I was worried there for a while when it seemed I still wasn't making any progress & just looked a little pudgy instead of expecting. Well right before and after Christmas my stomach grew a ton very quickly. It was really exciting to start feeling the little one move & kick. Makes the whole thing seem a little more real when you can see & feel the proof that there is indeed a baby in there.
Now to answer some of your questions..
Morning sickness? I have been super lucky in the sickness department. I have only thrown up twice! Once when I ate sushi (I know I shouldn't have so I got what I deserved) & the other time doesn't even really count since I had the flu! Don't get me wrong there were days where I felt blah or incredibly tired but for the most part it has been a breeze. I personally think I use all my alloted sick days & more throughout the year so there were none left to use during pregnancy :)
Eating habits & cravings? Honestly my appetite has not changed much. If anything I eat a little less than I did before I was pregnant & have to remind myself to snack during the day. I just don't feel all that hungry? I do feel like my taste buds are heightened as I avoid foods I dislike a lot more. The one thing I can say I do crave is Salt & Vinegar chips. So buy me a bag of those & I will be your new best friend!
Weird dreams? Yep I have 2-3 a night. What a strange symptom of pregnancy. I sometimes wonder if it is just because you are not in a deep sleep since you are waking up so often to use the bathroom.
Delivery? NO I will not be delivering my child in Mexico! I will be delivering in Utah with Dr. Farley (who also used to be my old bishop) :)
and last but not least..
Boy or Girl? Yes we know the sex of the baby. We are very excited to be having a little..
Well there you have it. Now for the most important part. I really need your advice & suggestions!! Really anything would be helpful from where to find cute baby boy clothes to your favorite brand of diapers. Things you can't live without & things you wasted your money on. I would love any info you have for a first time mom!