I can’t tell y’all how hard it has been keeping this secret for so long! But I can now finally shout from the rooftops, “Mike and I are having a baby!!"
I am 15 1/2 weeks along and Baby Arrieta is due on July 21st.
We've known about our little bundle of joy for a little over two months now. We found out on our two year wedding anniversary. He or she is starting to make a tiny bulge in my tummy - not enough to make me look "pregnant", but enough to look like I ate a few too many burritos!
Below is just a little about how the first trimester went for me. My goal is to continue progress/update posts such as this throughout my pregnancy. 🙂
How we found out: We had talked a lot about starting a family and wanted to put this in God's hands. The morning of our two year wedding anniversary I felt a little off so I decided to take a test. The test had two lines but the second was so faint (barely there) so I threw it out and went to the gym. I came back home after my workout and had an instinct so picked the pregnancy test out of the trash and started to Google. Sure enough even the faintest line means positive, I was just extremely early. So I called an Uber and went straight to the doctor office to have them draw blood because I just had to know 100%.
Later that night I was meeting Mike for our anniversary dinner in San Francisco. He was already sitting at the bar waiting for our table when I got there so I told him within seconds of walking in because I clearly couldn't hold it in any longer. He was so excited and the news made our anniversary that much more special.
We were able to tell our families during Thanksgiving and Christmas, which was so so exciting. And now we get to tell you! I feel extremely grateful we were able to get pregnant so fast.
How far along: 15 weeks and 4 days! Baby Arrieta is as big as an orange!
Due date: July 21st. Excited for a little summer baby!
Sickness: My first trimester was surprisingly great! Thanks to my mom's good genes (she somehow avoided morning sickness throughout all 3 pregnancies), I too have avoided morning sickness. While I didn't get morning sickness I think I made up for it in how tired I was during the first trimester. Wow, who knew someone could be so exhausted 24/7. I had to take multiple naps during the day and literally had no energy to do anything. Luckily, I've regained some of my energy back up in the second trimester!
Cravings: I haven't really had any cravings so far except for the occasional pizza or burger or candy.
Aversions: I haven't really had any aversions except eggs, which is pretty normal. There's days when I just don't feel like chicken or something but I wouldn't call it an aversion.
Weight gain: I've actually lost a few pounds. I've had trouble 'eating for two' and have been getting full quickly. So I've had to start eating every ~2 hours and eating more fatty foods and carbs so that I can start to gain.
Physical changes: My bump is barely there and much more noticable at the end of the day with a full belly. My pants are getting harder to button, especially after I eat! My chest is much bigger and much more sensitive. I’ve also gotten little breakouts on my face because of the hormone changes. And my hair is growing so fast that I had to chop off a few inches the other day because I can't keep up with it.
Gender: We find out in roughly 5 weeks during our 20 week ultrasound! We both just want a healthy baby so will be happy either either a boy or girl.
Thank y’all for reading and for all the love and support with our upcoming move to Atlanta and now this exciting news! xoxo!