pregnancy is such a different time of life filled with so many various emotions and changes.
it's amazing to see your body work so hard to build this other little body.
my first trimester looked a lot like this:
laying around in the mornings feeling super sick. calling my mom and sisters..knowing they would understand the feeling and have some compassion. only feeling like eating bananas, crackers and juice. being completely wiped out and ready for bed at 8. lots of throwing up.
the second trimester:
feeling awesome. practically forgetting i was even pregnant. enjoying having energy and spending one on one time with clementine.
beginning of the third trimester:
back to feeling tired…taking long afternoon naps when clementine naps. starting to feel a little uncomfortable; difficulty cleaning up toys and bending over a lot. sciatic nerve pain. itchy, itchy, itchy.
i am really grateful for the opportunity i have to be a mother and have the privilege of expecting a new little person to join our family in just ten weeks. i hope to be prepared for this huge life change. i hope i can have patience and that i can gracefully live on very little sleep. i was talking to my sister katie a few weeks ago and she said, "carter girls just don't do well on little amounts of sleep." it was a difficult, lonely feeling being up in the middle of the night nursing a little baby when all your body wanted was to be in bed. i also need to remember that it was a special, sacred time as well and i wouldn't trade it for anything. i know that it won't last forever, which is comforting.
so excited to meet our little boy and see what he adds to our family! i already love him.