How was your first week of the new year? I tried to be productive both at home and at work. I think I was successful for the first week. I’ve been looking for a new personal laptop and a monitor for my desk at home. So, we ventured out with the kids decked out in their jammies. I got a sweet deal at Best Buy and spent some time last week reorganizing and purging some stuff in our office and den. We shredded old paper work, consolidated our electronics, and made a pile of stuff for donation. I’m so happy with my new laptop/work laptop/monitor set up. It’s really motivated me to honor my work space and keep up that whole “word for 2017” I decided to stick with this year.
I’m 18 weeks as of yesterday. This pregnancy is flying by. I definitely have my energy back, but my nausea/appetite issues are still lingering. I think the worst of it is over, but it’s definitely still a struggle to make sure to stay hydrated and nourished. Honestly, I can’t even keep up with regular prenatal vitamins. Oy.
On the bright side, we have our anatomy scan in a few weeks and I’m so excited to see our little babe. I haven’t had an ultrasound since my dating one at 7 weeks. This will also be the first time D will be ‘meeting’ our newest love. I’m looking forward to our lil’ day date for lunch and my OB appointment. (I know we’re too cool, aren’t we?~)
As always, the constant feeling that encompasses how I feel about this pregnancy is gratefulness. I feel beyond blessed to have healthy children and healthy, average pregnancies. We feel so fortunate to have a less than an eventful road to parenthood and we feel immensely lucky and blessed with each of our pregnancies thus far. I had an early loss (chemical pregnancy) between our two oldest babes that served as a wake-up call and great reminder that not everyone’s road to parenthood is as easy or according to ‘plan.’
As far as keeping track of the pregnancy, I try to take bumpics when I remember, but in all honesty, our day to day is so busy, that I’m just trying to enjoy each moment (that I actually remember I’m pregnant.) From feeling the baby move to hearing A telling my belly/baby how he’s going to take care of him when he’s on the outside. These are just a few of the tender moments that I will cherish in my memory for as long as time allows.
We had a full and productive weekend full of activities for the kids: soccer & swimming, running a lot of errands, and some pampering and QT! I managed to squeeze in a solo date with my oldest and a day date with D too! Oh yea and I grabbed a much needed red cup and manicure! Pampering and retail therapy is always good for rejuvenating my soul.
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