We’re having a baby, and there’s nothing like a Valentine’s Day pregnancy announcement to share the news! I’m one day away from 12 weeks when I’m writing this and am just now starting to feel like a human again. The past 6 weeks have been filled with nausea, vomiting, exhaustion and so many headaches.
I started feeling sick around 5 weeks, which I know is way earlier than most expectant mommas. The actual vomiting started around week 6. When I first found out I was pregnant, I just assumed I would wait the whole 12 weeks before telling people, but I didn’t realize it would be so hard!
I found out 6 days before my missed period, so I knew I was pregnant at just 3 weeks and a couple of days. I know, crazy. Christmas was just two weeks away, and my hubby and I decided to go ahead and tell immediate family at Christmas. It was so fun to tell them, and I was just starting to feel sick, so it was nice to be able to be honest about how I was feeling.
Going back to work after Christmas totally sucked. I felt like I had a terrible flu every day all day. I didn’t feel like I could just take off work for pregnancy symptoms. Who knew how long they would last, and I couldn’t exactly just not work the whole first trimester. Luckily I have a mostly desk job that isn’t very physical, so I tried to just get my work done to the best of my ability and threw up in my trash can or in the public bathroom down the hall when needed.
I ended up talking to my doctor about how miserable I was feeling, and she gave me a Zofran prescription. It didn’t make my symptoms go away, but it did take the edge off and mostly made me stop throwing up while it was in my system.
I really didn’t want to tell coworkers I was pregnant at just 6 weeks, but it was so hard when I was feeling like total crap. I ended up telling my boss when I was around 7 weeks so that he knew what was going on if I had to come in late or leave meetings suddenly. I started telling other coworkers when I needed to explain my paleness or inability to stand for more than 10 minutes because I was so dehydrated and malnourished.
Fast forward to now, and I am so incredibly grateful to hopefully have the worst behind me. I’m also so excited to be sharing the news with everyone! Although it has been hard, I am so happy that Kyle and I will be welcoming a little one into the world.
My 12-week mark ended up lining up with Valentines Day week, so we did a little Valentines Day shoot. I threw up about 5 minutes after we were done taking the photos, but I’m so glad I forced myself to curl my hair and put on makeup for the photos. The photos show how happy we are to be having the little one, and we are so truly happy. I will just be reminding this kid his (or her) entire life how much he put me through to get him here.
You can watch my pregnancy test reaction on YouTube here: