So yeah, I’ve been pregnant for 15 weeks and have had to keep it to myself for the majority of that time. And let me tell you, it’s been tricky. When it comes to other people’s secrets, I’m a vault. With extra security. But when it comes to my own secrets, I can rarely keep my trap shut. But this time round, that’s exactly what I did. It was hard not being able to share everything with everyone, as I’m usually a big sharer. But the flood gates are open now! Woo hoo!
Don’t worry (Nate) I won’t be dedicating every blog post from now on to the growing human life inside of me. Just a few. Like this one.
Right now I’m hungry. In fact, I can’t actually remember a time in the last 15 weeks that I haven’t been hungry. I pretty much knew straight away, even before I peed on a stick, (tmi??) that I was pregnant. I just felt different. I could feel things going on that I’d never felt before. And it was really cool. It still is! Except that I’m hungry. Did I mention that already? “They” (who are “they” anyway??) reckon you only need an extra 300 calories, or 2 pieces of fruit, per day, to keep up with your body’s needs. I think “they” are wrong. I have been eating SO much more than that, but have been trying to keep all my “extra food” on the healthy side – fruit, yoghurt, rice crackers and nuts mostly. Apparently the whole “eating for 2” idea has been tossed out the window. Dammit.
So I have to wait another 16 minutes til lunch and it seems like the longest wait in the world. (I know – my life is hard…) The first couple of months I just felt constantly nauseous and eating helped with that, but now I feel like my body is needing extra fuel, so I’m going to give it what it needs.
Aaaaaaaah. I feel much better for sharing all this. Gosh this is going to be a big year for us! And I’m loving every minute!