Here we are a week later. I can’t believe it’s been a week already since we shared our first pictures. I think by doing a weekly photo shoot it’s going to make the time go by so fast. I don’t really think my belly has changed all that much- it all depends how I am standing, what I have eaten and what time of day it is. haha. It’s really funny because right now it kinda just looks like I have gained weight (which I have- 8 pounds to be exact/ YIKES!) more so than being pregnant and when we touch my stomach I think we both think it’s going to be kinda squishy but its crazy how firm it feels. Kev thinks its crazy how firm and likes to tell people to touch it. I usually then have to look at the person he just told and shake my head like “no, please dont.” haha. He is cute. He rubs my stomach for a while every night before we go to bed.
I think the weight gain at the beg. of pregnancy has been a hard thing to adjust to for me. Its a weird feeling because things don’t fit but at the same time you don’t really look pregnant. So its hard to keep remembering this is suppose to be happening. I have been going to the gym 3 times a week still, which I really enjoy and of course helps the mental game of gaining weight. No, I am not trying to lose weight but I want to keep going to the gym through out because it makes me feel good and I know it will be really good for me and baby. I had to give up running now, which was sad. No marathons for me this year, but I have been walking for 40 mins every time at varying speeds and inclines. Its a good work out.
We are dying to find out the sex of the baby. I have my next appointment on April 1st and I am hoping that we will be able to find out soon after that. I am counting down the days till the next appointment. I want (need) to hear the heart beat again. Its so hard to go a month between your visits when there is nothing really apparently pregnant happening to you. There is not a giant belly or little kicks that are telling you “hey I am still in here and doing ok” so the farther I get away from my last appointment the more worried I get that everything is going ok. I mean I know I have past the crucial time period but still, all you want is the best for this little baby growing inside of you and its nice to hear some reassurance. The last time we were at the doctor the midwife was going to use the doppler thing to listen to the heartbeat and said “it might take a minute” as soon as she touched that thing to my stomach you could hear this strong super fast little heart beat. It is the cutest most heart warming sound ever. Kev is always so cute at the appointment. Afterwards, he was like “I am so proud of you. Did you hear how strong it is” He always tells me that he is proud of me because of how healthy I am trying to be and how well I am taking care of myself for the baby. Its very sweet.
Ok on to my last point. As you can see I feel like I have a lot to say and share about this journey. I am thinking of starting a separate blog for baby. I know jenloveskev is already more of a lifestyle blog than just fashion, but I feel like I have so much more to share about pregnancy that I am not because it just makes too much for one blog. I really like the focus of jenloveskev right now. Yes, some things will overlap. I will still talk about us and baby on this blog as it comes up, but I like the idea of a more focused baby blog as well. Any thoughts? I’d love to know what you think!!!