My husband Tim and I got up Saturday morning because we decided it would be a good day to buy a new car. I've actually been trying to sell my car online since mid November, with no luck. I've had several people call about the car and want to drive it, but it was hard for me to let it go. I really loved that car. Anyway, so today I traded it in for a 2008 Hyundai Sonata. It's a normal car. It has a back seat. It has a trunk... and it's not charcoal like every car I have ever owned, it's dark, dark blue, almost black. I love the car. But I must admit I got teary eyed driving off the lot knowing I would never drive my little Smart again. My first brand new car. The car I pre-ordered and customized a year before it arrived. I loved that thing. Anyway I had to give it up, either now or later, but I figured the sooner the better with winter approaching. If you know me well, you know I panic driving in winter weather. So this is a positive change for me. But, the real reason why I sold my car is because...
I've known of the pregnancy since Nov. 9th, it's been hard keeping it in all of this time. Tim and I decided to wait until we told some of our family members and also to wait until our first doctor's appt. which is generally at 10 weeks, but due to the holidays it was a little over 11 weeks for us. I am now just short of 13 weeks. We went to the doc and did a bunch of tests. We got to hear the baby's heartbeat. It was pretty amazing. I knew I was pregnant, but hearing the heartbeat was a real confirmation that there is another life inside of me. I am caring for someone else. There is something bigger than just me. My doctor is amazing, she is my family doctor who also happens to be an OB/GYN, so she will be delivering the baby also. She is very supportive of my vegan diet, and thinks that the baby will thrive as well or better than any other. If anyone reading this has been pregnant while on a vegan diet, or raised their children vegan, I would love some advice and suggestions. I'm doing just fine right now as far as my health, but I'd love to hear anything you have to offer. Did you breast feed? If not, what formula did you use? Anything really! (thanks!)
I haven't had a lot of 'morning sickness' but some nausea at night here and there. I've definitely been moody and emotional. I cry about everything. I cry at everything on TV. I'm just so emotional and overjoyed at everything. I feel like I feel everyone's joys and suffering. It's an incredible feeling. Besides that I have just been really tired, sore legs, and a little heartburn. I tend to go to bed at 9 PM these days, wake up at 1:30 AM, watch a few shows on Netflix in bed and then fall back asleep. It's getting old, but I can't stay awake much later, and I can't sleep during the night. I've been craving fruit like you wouldn't believe. I've always been more of a veggie eater, because the acidity of fruit has always upset my stomach. But I've been eating at least an apple and an orange daily. The other day I sat down and ate almost an entire pineapple and an orange with plenty of room for more fruit. It's delicious! It no longer upsets my stomach, it's great. That may be a normal amount of fruit for some people, but I pretty much at 0 fruit before.
Everyday I feel more and more pregnant. I'll probably post a picture here and there, but I don't want to overdue it since this is a vegan blog, not a pregnancy blog.
We go back to the doctor on February 7th to find out the gender. I'm really excited to see the baby.
Anyway, thought I would share. We are really excited!
Again, if you have any suggestions, advice, stories or whatever, I would love to hear them. Thanks!
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