HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!
I have some big news to share with you all... I'm having a baby! I'm sure you all have lots of questions so hopefully this will cover it all but feel free to ask me anything in the comments!
WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON?
If you've noticed that my posts have been few and far between for the past couple of months it's because I've been suffering with severe pregnancy sickness and migraines. At about 7 weeks the sickness hit me like a truck and left me unable to go to work for several weeks or even get off the couch most days. I'm not sure why they call it morning sickness because I was sick 24 hrs a day! It was so awful. Eating was so not fun and I ended up losing like 5 lbs. My husband has been so amazing! Trowing out my puke bags, going to the grocery store like every other day because there is only one thing I could possibly eat, back and foot massages, and just incredibly patient and encouraging! I could not have gotten through this without him... and La Croix!
HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU?
I'm 14 weeks now- 15 weeks on Wednesday. So that makes my due date January 20th which is one week after our 15 year wedding anniversary! That sounds so crazy! Who waits 15 years to start a family? We do!
HOW AM I FEELING NOW?
I'm still not feeling very good but it is better than it was for sure! No more throwing up- Thank you Jesus! I've literally tried everything so don't even bother with suggestions- from essential oils to everything under the sun made of ginger to several prescription drugs- you name it I've tried it! I'm on an anti nausea pill now and it works the best out of everything but still not completely. Then there are the migraines. I pretty much always have a headache but periodically it gets worse and I can't do anything; no work, no t.v., no computer, just sleep in a dark. quiet room! I've never suffered from headaches or migraines that much before so I really have a lot of compassion for those of you who have them all the time! I'm back at work but I'm shortened my hours to 9-2pm on my regular days- Tuesday, Friday, ad Saturday. The sickness and headaches get worse in the afternoon and evening so this schedule has worked out well! I used to work till 8pm and now I'm in bed by 8pm! On the up side, I'm getting a lot of rest!
WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO FIND OUT?
I wasn't surprised at all when I found out I was pregnant as we have been not exactly trying but not preventing pregnancy for almost a year. Even though It wasn't a surprise it was still a lot for me to take in. You see, I'm not like most other women. I've never been sure if I even wanted to be parent (except for fur babies!) I'm just not into babies. I don't think baby stuff is cute. I think baby showers are a cruel kind of torture and when I hear people baby talking it makes me feel ill. Sorry, just being honest! I can't be the only one, right? So to be honest, between that and the fact that I've been so sick it's been hard for me to feel excited about all this. I feel really guilty for saying that because I know so many people who struggle to get pregnant and want it more than anything. I think I'll be more excited once I start feeling better and when I get to meet the baby. It just doesn't even really feel real yet.
THEN WHY HAVE A BABY?
I truly believe what many parents have told me is true that when it's your own child it is just different. I also feel like God was telling me that he would support my decision either way but that if we chose to be parents he would use it to bless our lives and use it to refine us in ways in ways He never could otherwise. I'll be honest, I'm still not completely sure about all this but God has given me an assurance that it will be good and I trust Him!
PLANS FOR THRIFT & SHOUT?
I love blogging and definitely am planning on continuing! I can't wait to show you how to dress a bump on a budget! My plan is to try to get by with as few actual maternity clothes as I can! I already put together a whole wardrobe full of my regular clothes that will work! As far as maternity clothes go, so far I've bought a black tank top, a white tank top, a black t-shirt, and a white t-shirt. The plan is to wear those under regular jackets and sweaters. Right now I'm still wearing all my regular clothes but I know it won't be long! And don't worry, the vision here at Thrift & Shout will stay the same. It will not be turning into a "kid" blog! I will of course give you updates but thrifty fashion will remain the main focus!
This is the only big announcement we are making so feel privileged! We have of course already told our family and close friends but we are not really into big social media announcements. But you guys are like my extended family so I had to tell you and besides, I didn't want you to think I was just getting fat!