Pregnancy Update: FAQ’s

Hello from 17 weeks pregnant! I had an appointment today and we heard a strong heartbeat so everything is going great. Thought I’d do a little FAQ post today about how things have been going so far!

 (Baby at 13 weeks)

1. When did you find out that you were pregnant?
Remember when it was Friday the 13th and we closed on our house? It was a pretty amazing day because that night we also found out that we were expecting! It was the Friday before we were headed to Minnesota for the 4th of July which made it pretty tough to keep our secret to ourselves while we were up north, but since it was so early and my first doctor’s appointment wasn’t until we got back, we kept our mouths shut as much as we could!

2. How did you tell Ryan? Anything creative come from Pinterest?
Ha! No. When Ryan and I started thinking about starting a family, I started thinking of creative ways I would tell him. I thought about having the dogs wear “Big Brother” bandanas, or serve Ryan a dinner of baby carrots, baby back ribs, baby corn, a’la Becky and Jesse on Full House. In realty, we went to Walgreens together to buy the tests and he waited outside the door of the barely finished bathroom in the flip house we were staying in. It’s such a snapshot in time of our crazy life when we first moved down here that we’ll always remember. Not Pinterest worthy, but perfect for us. 

(The picture I texted to my girlfriends to let them know the news)

3. When is the baby due?
Our due date is February 12th – maybe a Valentine’s baby!

4. How are you feeling?
I have been super lucky – besides feeling really really tired and hungry all the time in the first trimester, I’ve really felt great! No morning sickness at all. Thank you baby!

5. Any food cravings yet?
I know this is an incredibly annoying thing to say, but the only things I have been craving so far are fruit! Maybe it’s the heat down here but I can’t get enough smoothies, melon, and my newest fave: green apples with peanut butter and granola. Don’t get me wrong though, I have definitely had my share of Chick-fil-a and I usually eat ice cream every night!

6. Are you showing?
I think I popped a little while we were in Alaska! I’m happy to feel and look more pregnant and less chubby, haha. Here’s how I looked at 15 weeks before we left for Alaska:
And here I am today at 17 weeks:

7. Are you going to find out if it’s a boy or a girl?
Definitely! We find out at the end of this month!

Bonus Question: How is it not drinking?
I almost didn’t add this question, but I really get asked about it a lot, haha! It actually hasn’t been bad. It gets kind of boring drinking water and lemonade all the time, but I haven’t really craved beer and wine like I thought I would. The hardest part for me though is seeing all of the fall beers coming out! Octoberfest/Pumpkin beers are my favorite. 

Any other questions for me? Ask in the comments! 

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