Just when you thought this blog was nothing more than vegetables and gardens - a new feature appears on the right side bar. What's that? PREGNANCY? Whaaaaaaaaa.......???
Yes, it's true...I'm pregnant! Oh man, so much to talk about now...where to begin?
So in April I had an ultrasound to identify the cause of my abnormal menstrual cycle. I was diagnosed with PCOS, and I started seeing a naturopathic doctor who changed my diet and had me start taking a variety of supplements. DIM and Chaste Tree Berry were two in particular that I think had a positive impact on my body. I also started getting weekly acupuncture. The doctor gave me an estimated time frame of 1-3 years to conceive.
Fast forward one month to the middle of May. I woke up with an excruciating headache and nauseous as all hell. I didn't think anything of it. Maybe I was getting sick? I went on with my normal daily routine, and around lunchtime I went to have a salted avocado. Well, let me tell you, I eat a salted avocado almost every other day. And on this day - it was the most revolting thing I had ever seen, smelled, or tasted - in my life - no hyperbole. Now I knew something was wrong! That evening Dan and I got a pregnancy test.
Well there it is! When I came out of the bathroom I just started hugging Dan and crying. 1-3 years??? More like 1-3 weeks! I took another pregnancy test the next morning just to be sure - yep still pregnant. Ahhhh we couldn't be happier!
Last week I went in for my first midwife appointment and we were able to hear the heartbeat. This was one of the most crazy and fulfilling moments of my life. I'm so glad Dan recorded a whole 10 seconds of it. The look on my face is both "wtf is this real" and "omg this is real".
Then today we had our first ultrasound. What a trip. When you get a visual of what's actually growing inside of you - it becomes ultimately real. Up until this point, even with the heartbeat, it was still all very abstract.
We didn't find out the gender yet, even though we really want to know. I keep looking at these two pictures and debating. The first image looks like it has obvious little boy parts, but it's gone in the second and looks more like a girl. Idk idk, can't wait to find out though!
Check out that hand! So cool. Anyway, last but not least, I have some bump pictures for you. I feel like I've looked about the same since week 10. Actually I think I looked the biggest in week 11, but maybe I just ate too much junk food. Also...I've lost 5 pounds since finding out I was pregnant. Beer weight? Probably.