When I found out I was pregnant, I was bound and determined to be as healthy as I could. I read some great books on nutrition and pregnancy yoga, and got super pumped. Things started out great...we made a trip to Whole Foods, I was faithful with my morning yoga, and we were continuing to work out at our gym. Then, around the end of March, I got terrible morning sickness. And by morning sickness, I mean 24 hour sickness. :) I never thought it could get as bad as it has for me...I basically stayed in bed for 3 months and my amazing husband cared for me when I couldn't. We had to make one trip to the ER, I lived in the bathroom some days, I cried a lot, and I lost a considerable amount of weight. I was so disappointed.
I have realized something about myself...I love to plan out and be in control of a situation. I make lists, I plan ahead, and I figure things out. But this experience has completely taken the control away from me and I am being challenged in a way I never thought I could be. While things haven't quite gone the way I had intended, I am realizing that I am learning so much...about myself, about my husband, and about my family. I'm pretty sure that pregnancy (and parenthood) are a way to learn self-sacrifice...which I think is a wonderful quality to master. Landon and I are learning this on a daily basis, and we have become much closer as a result.
Things are finally toning down in the sick-all-day department, and I couldn't be more excited! I am finally able to start eating the way I want instead of the way my stomach demands, and the nice weather is motivating me to get back into the yoga.
This little bambino is becoming more and more a piece of our lives, and every time I hear the heartbeat with our midwife, I realize how real this is and how amazingly blessed Landon and I are.
(I hope to be posting more frequently...I'm so sorry to have been absent for so long. I miss you all!)