If you get our newsletter then you read about my big announcement that PH and I are expecting our first child, a little girl coming at the end of December. If you don't get our newsletter, what are you waiting for? Look up and slightly to the right and you'll see where you can enter your email and subscribe.
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Well I am not going to lie to you, I am over the moon about having a baby. We're very happy and excited. I am also exhausted, and often sick, and more than once I have dissolved into tears while my husband sat there in terror wondering 1) what happened to the person he married, 2) what did he do wrong, and 3) how can he fix it?
Well as you saw a few weeks ago he took it upon himself to not only make me dinner but take pictures so I would have something to blog about, since he is the best husband ever and he takes really good care of me even though I get home from work and lay down and do nothing because I am dead tired and dreading that I have to do it all again tomorrow. He doesn't complain when I ruin our trip to France by being sick, or when he makes me a nice dinner and I eat three bites and then can't stomach anymore of what I would, under normal circumstances, devour (because my husband is no slouch in the kitchen my friends.)
He is helping me bear this burden as best he can, and we are looking forward to when our sweet little one arrives and these days of sickness are long forgotten as she keeps us up at night, but we just find her so beautiful that we're still feeling happy and blessed despite our mutual exhaustion.
Now that I have thoroughly terrified anyone reading this who has not yet been pregnant, let me talk about the plus sides of pregnancy.
You can take naps whenever you want.
People have to move and give you their seat because you are pregnant and they are not.
You can eat popsicles and ice cream because it is hot, and you are pregnant, and nobody can judge you!
My food palate this last 14 weeks has been interesting. While in France cheese made me sick, just the smell of it made me want to die (which by the way, is very depressing, especially in France, the land of cheese.) However, string cheese sticks helped with nausea. I could eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches which makes packing my lunch every day much easier. Also, I bought a box of Otter Pops, and found out they took out all the food coloring so now all Otter Pops are white.
Needless to say, making ANYTHING has been a struggle for me lately. Except Sunday I made cookies because I was craving cookie dough and I had to make the recipe without eggs so I could eat some of the dough. They turned out great, so I'll share some recipes like that with you soon.
Anyway, if you too are pregnant, enjoy! And eat an Otter Pop!
If you're not pregnant but thinking about it don't let my description scare you off. Everyone says the first trimester is the hardest, and now that I am entering the second trimester zone I am starting to feel more normal. It's all worth it in the end, because we're going to be able to bring our sweet little girl home in December.
Speaking of which, remember when Alicia talked about the Amazon baby registry? Well, I made one!!! Now, I am not posting the link to mine here to say you must buy me something from it. (But if you wanted to I wouldn't stop you). It is more to show you how one looks and let you know how easy it was to do. As I went through Amazon even had a checklist of items for me to consider adding. They have categories to take you through and it really helps. They even offer suggestions, plus, they give you free stuff, who doesn't love that? So take a look and then hop on getting your own registry together!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!