Pregnancy Diary March 21st: Coffee and An Ultrasound

March 21st, 2022

Hi! Guys, I managed to drink coffee today. COFFEE! Granted, it was an iced latte (so, mostly milk and ice, lol) because hot coffee sounds yucky. But still. I feel like this is a step in the right direction. To even be able to consider drinking coffee is huge.

Starbucks vanilla iced latte

The past couple of weeks have been rough on the morning sickness front. I hate anything I used to eat, which is a weird experience. I have been subsisting off of saltine crackers, plain baked potatoes, toast, smoothies, and oatmeal.

I don’t feel much like myself until the evening. At that point I can manage vegetables and sometimes meat. The things I’ve craved the most are sushi, Panera fuji apple chicken salads, salmon, and cold vegetables. Basically anything cold that I haven’t cooked is okay at night, lol. I looked through my camera roll for the early days of Sadie’s pregnancy and I literally liked all the same foods I just mentioned. So weird!

I think the hardest thing is not feeling like me. I usually have energy and positivity and joy and lately I haven’t felt anything but sick. And tired.

But it’s a good sick and tired–or as good as feeling sick and tired can be. I know it’s for a purpose and something we have desired for years now. Even on the hardest days, I am so thankful. I am imagining Sadie meeting a brother or sister. I’m dreaming of two sets of feet pitter-pattering across our floors. Buckling in two kids to drive to church. Two little voices calling for mommy. Two sets of cheeks to kiss. You get it. We’re excited to, Lord Willing, have another child join our family!

We told our church family yesterday and it was the sweetest! There is nothing in the world like church family. Feeling everyone’s joy and excitement, getting the best hugs, and just being able to talk and dream with everyone was amazing. It kind of took my mind off of feeling gross for a few hours 😂

Back to the coffee thing: I had coffee and a little more energy today. I took Sadie out with me to look for snacks that sound appetizing (it changes day by day for me… my poor wallet 💵). The sun is shining, it’s slowly warming up, and we have an ultrasound today to confirm the pregnancy!

Praying all goes well at the ultrasound. Jimmy is coming home from work a little early this afternoon so he can watch Sadie while I go to the appointment. It’s tough to go alone, but because of COVID restrictions and not having someone to watch Sadie while we would go, that’s just the way it is.

So, yeah. That’s the update for today. Hopefully in my next post I will have an ultrasound picture to share!!

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