I am 10 weeks pregnant which means we have only known about our baby for 6 weeks now. This seems crazy because it feels like I we have been a family of 2 1/2 forever now! The baby, who we have named Peanut, has become so much of our daily lives that I sometimes forget Peanut is only the size of a prune and won't be joining us in the "real world" for 30 more weeks!
Peanut is constantly involved in every aspect of our lives. The days I leave to work before my husband I give him a kiss goodbye and he says goodbye to each of us individually and then send us each off with some message about taking good care of each other (me and Peanut). When he leaves first he always gives me a kiss and then plants one on my stomach for Peanut.Throughout the day Peanut often butts into our conversations because he/she is very opinionated, Peanut helps us decide what to eat for dinner and when to go to bed, and he/she is constantly flip flopping which parent is the favorite. We have so much fun being Peanuts voice, I really pray that our neighbors can't hear us through the walls because we sound like the most delusional crazy couple that ever existed. I have decided that pregnancy is the most fun job to have and I can't wait for this baby to get bigger and strong enough that we can feel him/her.
Symptoms! So I am still feeling really well! If it wasn't for that little ultrasound I would wonder if there really was a baby in there! I have yet to experience nausea, food cravings/aversions or any of those unpleasant food related symptoms. I spent so much of my non-pregnant life nauseous (orals meds or just random bouts of nausea) that I still can't believe that when "normal" people get nausea I lucked out! My chestne disappeared, but I need to invest in cover up because my skin thinks I am 16 again and I am definitely experiencing breakouts on my face. Yuck! Gotta love hormones! I also invested in Poise (yeah, I know you wish you could be like me) and now I can sneeze worry free!! The last symptom that has appeared in the past week is that I NEED a nap by 5:00pm. I can easily nap for 1-2 hours in the evening and still fall asleep at 9:00 like clockwork. So besides my much needed naps and new zits I feel great and am loving being pregnant!
Last thing I wanted to add is this has to be the most beautiful fall ever!! When the rest of the country was experiencing fall we had fall like weather in that the harsh heat of summer faded, but our leaves had yet to change. We are always a little late with our cold seasons and a little early with our warm seasons. Well, this year we have had such a gradual change in weather that our trees turned brilliant oranges, reds and yellows what seemed like forever ago and they have yet to drop their leaves. Everyday I drive to work in awe at how pretty the leaves are this year. It is as if autumn arrived and then time froze and we are in a perpetual state of early fall. I keep waiting for the morning that I wake up to barren trees, but those stubborn leaves won't budge. I wouldn't mind if they stayed that way until Spring!