Today, I want to share how my life has been for the past few months with Little Garay. Honestly I feel extremely blessed to be enjoying this pregnancy so far. I’ve been without any morning sickness and pain. I can truly say that I have been enjoying every possible moment with my little bundle of joy.
I remember how in shock I was when I first found out. I couldn’t really believe that I was pregnant. Everything was still surreal and it took some time to adapt to this new lifestyle. I think it first hit me that I was pregnant when we went to out first doctors appointment at 9 weeks and we saw the heartbeat. It was such a special moment sharing that with my husband. The little shining heartbeat looked like a bright star full of life already, I will never forget that moment.
Once, I fainted at the movie theater because I forgot to eat within 6 hours. I was still adjusting and realizing that I need to eat/snack even if I am not hungry because it is all for the baby. At the beginning, the smells of greasy food, burgers and meats would gross me out. Passing by an In-N-Out made me queazy. Those feelings have slowly changed as the pregnancy has gone on though.
I have always dreamed about being a mother one day. Being with children just brings such joy to me. If you guys didn’t know I have a Degree in Child Development for Kids with Special Needs. So being a teacher and working with kids is something that I would love to do in the future.
Starting on the 5th month, it was uncomfortable to sleep at night. I read that sleeping on your left side is the best position to sleep in if you are pregnant, so that was an adjustment for sure. Kai seems to like to kick right when I lay down for bed, and early mornings it can wake me up. I didn’t know all the things that you weren’t allowed to eat while pregnant, including soft cheeses, mayo (if it contains raw egg) ranch etc. I feel like being pregnant is like being on a diet or something. I do feel nauseas here and there but I think I get more heartburn than anything when I eat foods that contain a lot of spices. I was reading an old wife’s tale that if you get alot of heartburn during your pregnancy your baby will most likely come out with a head full of hair… ha! Let’s see if that’s true when the baby arrives!
Starting this 6th month, I look forward to more kicks from Kai Alessandro, more walks, more pressure on my stomach from the baby growing, but I look forward to every single one of those things. My brother-in-law says that I am the happiest preggo he has ever seen, and I couldn’t agree more with him. Just creating a person inside your body, being able to mold another human being to be the best that they can possibly be and a great person when they grow up is such a joy to me. I would love to have more kids in the near future. I would love to have my kids close in age so they can grow up together.
Nothing makes me feel more relieved than going to the doctor and hearing that the baby is doing well. It just makes me feel great that I am doing things the right way, or as best as I can possible do them. Just getting to be here with Kai at 6 months is a milestone for me, because I know so many stories of other women who have lost their baby or who struggle to get pregnant. I remember thinking; what if I can’t have kids? What if it’s my husband? What are we going to do when we both want a family? Can we adopt? I thought these things because I got off birth control three years ago. I was only on birth control for 5 years which wasn’t a long time compared to my other friends who have been on it for over 10 years, etc. It took us 3 years to get pregnant (not that we were trying all the time but we weren’t using any protection, so we figured if it happens, it happens), but it finally happened. I am extremely happy to finally turn my parents into grandparents.
My husband and I have been together on and off for over 10 years now, (High School Sweethearts ♥). We have been married for almost 6 years now and we both turned 30 last year. I know my husband and I will be the best parents to our child/children because we have gone through so much together, we kind of laugh about the stupid things we would fight about before but then again we were younger, immature and we thought friends were our everything. We may have lost friends along our journey, but we have gained some great friends along the way and it’s been great being able to share this special time with them. We are true believers that things happen for a reason and they happen when they are meant to happen.
Hope you guys enjoyed my personal story, and how happy and blessed I truly feel at this point in my life.
Kai Alessandro, mommy and daddy can’t wait to meet you. ♥