The most exciting thing about this change? I love food again! Steven and I joke that the way to MY heart is through my stomach. I have missed food so much and it feels great to enjoy it as it was meant to be enjoyed. ;)
Now, I'll be honest, the nausea and puking hasn't completely subsided, but as a whole I am feeling MUCH better these days. Man, if I had just known that the puking would "only" be the first half, I think it would've saved my sanity when I was 17-18 weeks along. I was convinced that I was going to be one of the select few unfortunate moms that are sick the whole dang time. And for the few moms that I know that are like that, I just want to give you a huge hug right now.
Other fun things as of late:
-I am feeling our little guy move ALL THE TIME now!! (is it sad that that comes second to me being able to eat food again?)
-I'm pretty much past the "awkward" pregnant stage. Almost as sudden as the nausea went away, my belly decided to pop!
-Steven has been able to feel our little guy moving too! I never thought he'd be able to feel the baby's movements this early, but I've got pretty strong kicker in there…which may be a big issue later on. Guess we'll see.
-My maternity jeans and leggings are GREAT. I could live in those leggings…they are so so comfy!
-No swelling (yet). My ring still fits and my feet are just fine.
-My belly button is flat!
All in all, we are happily humming along. I'm a bit irrationally excited about the holidays this year…partly because my in-laws rented a beach house in Florida for Thanksgiving and partly because I get to spend Christmas with both sides of the family AT THE SAME TIME in Colorado. It's going to be so great.
ALSO, THE HOLIDAY FOOD. Did I mention the holiday food? My mother-in-law makes these sweet potatoes that are the best, and this blueberry-banana pie that I now look forward to every year. YUM. I'm drooling. Gosh I'm such a fat kid. I need to stop talking about food…
Speaking of which, dinner is calling!
Until next time,
Amber and Baby Boy