As I'm sure you can tell by the title, yes, I am pregnant!! Please excuse my excessive punctuation in this post, I am just so excited! We are expecting our first baby in June of 2017. My heart could not be filled with more gratitude and excitement. Nick and I have been together for 12+ years, and married 2+ years, so now felt like the perfect time to start our little family. We made the decision to start trying for a baby in August, while in Italy. We didn't get pregnant that month, but we did in September. We were shocked that we got pregnant so quick and we are just so grateful that we were able to do so without any complications. When we first found out I was pregnant I was about four weeks along, we found out very early. Our reaction was interesting, I was amazed at how shocked we both were. We both went into a state of panic/excitement/fear/joy all in one. I thought since we made a decision that we are ready to be parents that when we found out it would only be joy. It's surprising that even though we are "ready" (if that's ever the case), we were still shocked and very nervous. Becoming parents is just such a new thing for Nick and I both, uncharted territory. In life it is such a fine line between fear and excitement. The moment we found out, all I could think about was how excited I was to tell my mom, sister, best friends and Nick's family! Since I am now 27, the anticipation for Nick and I to become pregnant was high. My sister bugged us about it everyday, she was dying for the day she'd become an aunt. The morning after we found out, we went to Starbucks and ordered two drinks, the cups would be our announcement for my mom and sister. On my mom's cup we wrote Grandma of four (she was already a Grandma of three) and my sisters cup said Auntie Nicole. When we surprised them with their cups, their reactions were precious. My sister cried like a baby for a good five minutes and automatically started kissing my belly. My mom seemed to be in pure shock with a layer of "I already knew because mom's know everything". They were both thrilled by the news. The next few days we let our closest friends and family know about the good news. I feel so grateful to have such an amazing support system that is genuinely excited and happy for baby Greco to come.
As I am writing this, I am eleven weeks pregnant and the baby is the size of a lime. It's so strange because sometimes I forget I am pregnant, hard to believe there is a little lime sized baby in there that will be a plum by next week! I am still in my first trimester of pregnancy and I must say, God has been so good to me in this first trimester. I was anticipating insane mood swings, pure exhaustion and lots of vomiting. If you are reading this and that was your pregnancy, you're going to hate me (as my other pregnant friends do) ... I've had it pretty easy so far. I have had days were I could sleep twenty hours and still feel tired, but thankfully that is not the case everyday. In the first few weeks I was more tired, I would say it started to let up around week nine. As for nausea, I do get it, but as long as I eat bread, crackers, or suck on a preggie pop, then I am totally fine and the nausea subsides. I am already amazed by what my body as a woman is doing, being pregnant makes me feel so grateful to be a woman, and I'm sure that feeling will just grow as this journey continues.
Follow along with me as I enter this chapter of being a mommy, I will blog the whole journey. I am so excited about this new addition to my blog, the mom life section. I hope to connect with other mommies around the world and support each other through what is called the hardest job ever, being a parent. Thanks so much for reading, make sure to enter your email below to stay in the loop!