I can’t believe how fast time is flying by this year. 2015 has been a big year of firsts for us. This year and the last month of 2014, Kaleb and I both accepted and started new day jobs, moved across the country, lived with my wonderful parents for a few months, bought a house, built a fence and deck for the house (actually this was all Kaleb – what an awesome husband!), furnished the house, joined a new church, made new friends, and now are having our first baby. What a year!! And we definitely would have loved to share more blog posts about the details of that process here, but to be honest we have been exhausted. And life has required us to live completely every second in the moment this year. There has not been much time to reflect. But as we approach the end of the year we are finally starting to settle into a semi-normal routine. And we have baby on the mind!
This week I am 25 weeks and in last two weeks I have really started to ‘pop.’ Since we haven’t shared photos from the progression up to this point, I’ll just share with you all that the first trimester (or even 15 weeks) was pretty brutal. I was very sick and just trying to stay alive. Sometimes I was unable to even drink water and keep it down. Though what I’ve heard from other mothers is that I had it much worse than most. I don’t think I gained any weight because of being so sick and not being able to eat much. I was immediately suspicious at that point that we were having a girl since I’ve read a few different places that you tend to be more sick with girls. The second trimester has almost been smooth sailing compared to that as I have been able to eat and walk around normally. The only thing is that now I’ve started to have some back pain and trouble sleeping. It is definitely odd sometimes to think that you can go through your whole life and only experience these types of things while pregnant. Around 19 weeks along, I started feeling our little girl kick and since then it has progressively gotten more noticeable. Her kicks seem to be harder now and I can’t imagine what it will be in the weeks to come.
I never thought I would be ready to be a mom, but I can’t even begin to describe how cool the feeling of being pregnant is. It’s such a miracle to think that Kaleb and I created a tiny human together. And I have to say it’s definitely made us feel a deeper love for each other and new maturity that we haven’t felt before. We are looking forward to meeting our sweet baby in just 15 weeks! Valentine’s day will be here before we know it, and until then we will be enjoying all the goodness of holiday meals. 🙂
Photography by Kaleb Nimz