As most of you know Sissa is our resident newlywed to the group and well, things are about to change. Her and her husband announced on Christmas Day that they are adding to their family and are expecting a baby in June!!!!! We are so excited for her and she is even more excited to share her journey with all of you. The rest of this post is her story so far.
I am just so excited to finally be on the journey of becoming a mother. For years, I have watched friends have children and I have enjoyed being the “aunt”; sharing in milestones with them, but now it’s finally my turn. And so far what a turn it has been. By the time I share this with the Busy Bees world I will be 19 weeks pregnant. And I am here to tell you…I will NOT sugar coat anything.
When we first found out I was pregnant I had taken the test about 3 days after my missed period. Within seconds, it felt like that line turned into a plus sign and then the digital test read pregnant. We were both extremely excited but also scared and nervous as we had experienced a miscarriage in early July at 8 weeks pregnant. This second time we waited a little longer to go to the doctor to confirm the pregnancy. At 7 weeks we had our first appointment and there on the screen was this little blob with a heartbeat.
As soon as we got the confirmation, the “morning” sickness began. I felt nauseous from the second I woke up to the second I went to bed. Brushing my teeth became impossible in the morning and I had to resort to keeping my teeth clenched to get a light brushing in without causing myself to throw up. As for breakfast, a Dunkin Donuts Egg and Cheese on an English Muffin with an apple juice was what was tolerable. Mini Triscuits, plain Cheerio’s, red and orange peppers and ice cold water were my go to foods trying to much on something every few hours just so I wouldn’t dry heave behind my mask at work. Lunch was mac and cheese and as for dinner…yea I could barely eat as I was so tired by the time I got home everyday.
Now you are probably thinking…that doesn’t sound very healthy. Well ladies let me tell you, healthy goes out the door when you feel that sick. Everyone around you will start to give you advice on what helped them (and I took any and all suggestions) and others will tell you to try to suck it up and eat real food. My best advice, DO WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER. Does the baby and you need nutrition, yes you both do, but when you feel sick, you have to just eat what will stay down.
By week 13, it started to go away and I was able to start eating more food again. This is when I also tried to get in the “healthy” foods that you need as you are growing this human inside of you. Little by little it has gotten better. Do I still have moments where I dry heave, yes I do but they are few and farther between.
I also decided to spoil myself and subscribe to a Bump Box which I am going to share with you of what I get inside each month. Check out our Instagram stories for that! I am just thrilled to share my journey with you in hopes that if any of you are going through the same thing or starting your own journey of parenthood that you get a little more insight without everyone telling you “pregnancy is a wonderful thing”…it is but let’s be real, we all want to know the rough side of it too
~Sissa…and baby too