Hello Blog-world! I've missed you! I have been totally M.I.A. since before Christmas. It feels good to be back!
On Christmas Eve we surprised Ben's family with our 7 week sonogram framed and wrapped in a gift box. They seemed very happy for us and look forward to welcoming the first grand-baby into the family.
Ringing in the new year sober was a new experience for me. I had a good time, but it made me realize that Champagne really brings a lot to the evening and the non-alcoholic sparking grape juice I drank this year...not so much! Being pregnant is the best high of all so I could definitely forgo the bubbly this year, although, it was difficult to stay awake that late as I have become the sleepiest version of myself that I've ever known.
All in all our holiday vacation was wonderful. We had lots of time just the two of us to smile and reflect on all the changes that are going to happened over the next 7months. We also enjoyed time with friends and family playing games, exchanging gifts and eating meals together.
The bond between Ben and I feels extra special these days. Many times over the last couple weeks when our eyes locked across a crowded room we couldn't help but smiling at each other. Just knowing what's growing inside me is an amazing feeling. A feeling we feared we'd never know. We're so happy and relieved that we made it this far and we're so excited for the future. I find it very romantic to be pregnant with my Love's baby.
I have been feeling pretty good recently. Really sleepy some days, moody (verging on bitchy at some moments), sore boobs, hungry all the time...you know, PREGNANCY symptoms!!....it's a wonderful thing! I honestly have nothing to complain about. I finally have everything I've always wanted so I'm soaking it all up!
I'm still on Endometrin (vaginal progesterone suppositories) but I've been cut back from three times a day, to twice a day, to now only one a day since our first ultrasound. I can't believe how long I've been on these damn things. I know I said that I have nothing to complain about, but these are the one thing I have a few choice words for. GROSS...being the first one that comes to mind! I am so ready to stop using them. My doctor wants me to continue once a day until our next ultrasound which is still 10 days away. I can manage it for sure, but I'm really ready to be a normal pregnant person who is on nothing more than prenatal vitamins! I have been using prescribed hormone drugs for 73 days and counting! If these drugs help my baby stay put and keeps him/her healthy than I can do it, but I'm also starting to feel that my body is capable of taking over it's own hormone production! Doctor know best, so we'll see what he says on January 13th. Until then, I'm feeling content and confident that The Pea is growing fast and stong!
Happy New Year!!!