So far, this is what I have observed about pregnancy. Please give me your feedback! I love hearing what other people think.
Morning sickness only in the first trimester is a lie. You either have morning sickness, and touches of it all 9 months, or you’re lucky enough to not have it at all. If you’re the one that gets stuck with the morning sickness, don’t count on it only hanging around the first 3 months. There’s a nice possibility you’ll still puke over smells or accidentally swallowing hair or brushing your teeth when you’re farther along. I know. From experience.
Also, the wonders-if-she-had-one-too-many-doughnuts stage is worse (for me) than the morning sickness. Paul says that the baby bump finally looks like a baby bump. No more guessing for anyone! I already have noticed eyes wandering down to the extended torso. Though the bump is small.. we have a noticeable bump. :)
Then there’s the flutters.. Ah, the flutters! Though they’re still light and it’s few and far between, when I do feel them I can’t help but get excited! I already have a feeling that we have a kick boxer on our hands.. just because when I do feel it, it feels like he’s really going at it! Or she. :) I have to remind myself that it will probably be weeks before feeling actual movement all the time, so I pray that these little flutters here and there are good enough for awhile.
Because of working in a slightly dangerous atmosphere for a pregnant woman, I try and be safe by not picking up too heavy of things or having someone else use hazardous chemicals, etc. But.. I’m not an invalid. There are a lot of things that I can still do by myself. I am thankful though. I work with a lot of people, men and women, which care about my baby’s and my safety on the job force. I just want to make sure I don’t “use” their niceness too much. I don’t want it to wear off. :)
Even though there are some things that I don’t love in this pregnancy (throwing up) I still love being pregnant. It amazes me that right now, inside of me, there is a little human being that already has a soul that is growing inside of me- that Paul and I made! It makes me very, very happy. Even Paul is excited- though he can’t help but think about the financial issues of having a baby. I choose to not think too much about it and just pray that God keeps His hand on His children. No one can afford a baby, so we’re just like everyone else. That helps me too. :D