Many apologies for being MIA lately… I have a GREAT excuse!
Late February, the day after my 38th birthday, I took a pregnancy test and it was positive! I tried not to get too excited though… we had been trying to conceive for more than two years and the positive test result felt more like a dream than reality. Still, I shared the news with hubby and we kept things between us until I took a second pregnancy test nearly a week later… the result was still positive! This was really happening… “we” were pregnant!
I wanted to make an effort to revive this site this year, and the baby news definitely gave me the inspiration for that, but what I didn’t count on was how sick I’d be in my first trimester of pregnancy. It’s been a constant day-long nausea since the beginning of March. For the past two months, I’ve struggled tremendously with food. I’m talking about things like not being able to cook dinner for two months… not being able to go near the kitchen sink if it had any dirty dishes in it… and consuming some of the most bland, boring, carb-heavy edibles you can imagine: bagels, pizza, cereal, bread, rice, macaroni and cheese, etc. I couldn’t even think about fruit and vegetables without my stomach churning… such a weird concept to wrap my head around! But, my body rejected any sort of highly nutritious food I tried to take in. It’s safe to say I was adverse to most foods… even favorites, like chocolate! (I still can’t fathom eating chocolate. I hope this changes soon!)
I’m finally starting to feel better and regain my interest in food. I cooked spaghetti for us Friday night and didn’t gag once! I don’t say that to be gross, but as I was stirring the pasta sauce that evening, I realized how much I enjoy cooking and how much I missed it while I was sick.
Come November, when we welcome our first child into this world, I know these past few months of being ill will seem like nothing, just a tiny little bump in the road to achieving greatness!
What can YOU expect going forward as a reader of this blog? More posts, more often. I’m so excited to share my experiences with you! Yes, many of them will be centered on my pregnancy, but I promise I’ll keep the gushy stuff to a minimum. Besides… do you really want to miss out on some of the bizarre cravings I’m likely to have?!? LOL I did consider creating a “baby blog” to document my pregnancy, but talking about it here made more sense to me. I’m a 38 year old, plus-sized vegetarian woman working her way through her first pregnancy… my hope is I’ll have lots of insight to share as our mixed-diet household transitions from a couple to a real family!