Conversation #192: Can you guess?

I am so so so sorry I told you I would have a surprise for you on Monday and didn't follow through.  It isn't because I didn't want to.  My job has been CRAZY for the last few months, and right now it goes up and down with plan submittals and revisions.  Therefore pretend today is Monday.  Although I am glad it isn't because I really would like to be enjoying the weekend!

So I wanted to share my Easter outfit with you just for fun.  I know there was a link-up for it on a lot of blogs, but clearly I missed that!

So it was pretty simple, but I am loving mixing my jean jacket into outfits right now.  However, I know the heat is coming so I actually ordered a jean jacket vest to throw over dresses in the summer for a little warmth in the A/C and also to add some layers without adding a lot of bulk.  It was actually pretty nice on Easter (I totally wore my outfit again to work on Monday - I like to wear Sunday church outfits on Monday - it is an easy way to not think much on a Monday morning).


Okay, okay, that wasn't the big surprise.  If you guessed.....PREGNANT.....then you are right!

It was so hard to not spill the beans on here in the beginning, but then I got so busy that I just hadn't even had time to blog at all!  We are definitely working overtime on the house now to get as much done as possible before baby.  I am 17 weeks and 4 days in this picture.  I will be 18 weeks tomorrow.  My due date is September 6.  We do plan to find out the sex, and that will happen in about 2 and a half weeks.  I can hardly wait!!!

Luckily, I had a fairly easy 1st trimester.  Not a lot of sickness and who knows why I was tired: being pregnant or working on our house.  We have been working on renovations for so long now that I have been perpetually tired since the end of August!

So far the second trimester has been great too - although I am starting to feel more stretching pains in my stomach.  Oh, and I think I wake up to pee every 1.5 to 2 hours during the night.  Which is kind of annoying, but worth it.  Although I thought it wouldn't get that bad until later on so I can only imagine how much I'll have to go in the third trimester.  Maybe I should just sleep on the toilet.

One of the weirdest symptoms I didn't know about until being pregnant and reading books: extra saliva.  I notice it often during the day, but I wake myself up when drooling.  It is weird. And kind of gross.  Pregnancy is an awesome miracle, but maybe not so glamorous.

Something hard not to do during pregnancy: compare yourself to others.  On one hand it is nice to find out what others are going through or getting tips, but it also makes me question everything.  For one thing - a lot of people that seem to be on their first and around my due date are not showing at all and wearing pre-pregnancy clothes.  I have been in maternity pants regularly for about 4 or 5 weeks now.  I feel like I have a very noticeable bump in most clothes and then worry I am gaining weight too quickly.  I am not really worried about gaining weight in general - I know it is important.  I just want to gain it the right way. 

I will say that pregnancy has done some weird stuff to my body though.  I have pretty good acne going on right now - which is actually a bit new for me.  I'll deal though.  I also had to have a couple of moles removed because they looked  irregular.  One was fine.  One was weird so I have to watch that spot now.  Then I went to the dentist and got a crown put on (how old am I?)  That wasn't so much pregnancy related, but happened at the same time as other weird stuff so it made me feel like I was falling apart.  Lastly, I started seeing this black spot in the center of my vision.  That freaked me out!  Luckily, it wasn't dangerous to me or the baby, but still annoying.  I had a cyst under my retina on top of my macula so I couldn't see right in the center of my eye.  Usually caused by stress, but heal on their own.  It can takes months to heal or even so medical intervention, but God is so good and started healing my in the last two weeks!!!  It isn't completely gone, but it is much smaller and hopefully will be healed entirely soon.

Weird things happen when you are pregnant, but honestly, I don't care (as long as the baby and I are safe).  I can't wait to hold this little life (well I can wait the appropriate 40 weeks, 22 more), but I am just so excited to be a mom and meet our little baby.  I don't know how often I will share about it on here, but I will definitely keep you updated.  I have been taking more official bump pictures that I will try to share soon, but I just wanted to let you all know the going ons around here.  I hope you are each having a great day!!!