Pregnancy is not for wimps and baby scurvy

That’s right.

After a long wait, we are finally expecting a baby late in the summer. We surprised family and friends over the Christmas holiday. Excited and a little overwhelmed is the best way to describe the whole experience.

But I have to say pregnancy is not for wimps.

I have never been more confused and frustrated by so many strange pregnancy symptoms. I expected the moderate symptoms that others have shared with me. But the NAUSEA,  HEARTBURN and EXHAUSTION. It is the worst.

Turkey, eggs, tomatoes, salads, vegetables, iced tea and most cheeses are dead to me. Of course until I crave them. Pregnancy makes no sense.

Please tell me this goes away. Clementines are the only thing that sound appetizing right now. At least the baby won’t get scurvy.

And more than one evening I have fallen asleep at 6:30 after eating a super-food dinner of a Wendy’s baked potato and french fries. #givemeallthestarches #doublepotato

Anyway, all this to say. LIFE CHANGES are coming. New house, job change, both boys at college, and a new baby. It’s enough to give me a panic attack. But it will be worth it.



I hope!

By the time this posts, I will be through my first trimester. I am looking forward to sharing our house hunt, nursery decor and lots more this year.

Happy New Year!

9 thoughts on “Pregnancy is not for wimps and baby scurvy

  1. Yay yay yay!!! It is going to be totally worth it!! Babies are the most precious blessing and the love you will feel for that little peanut is unlike any other love you have ever felt!! Can’t wait to meet my little baby B!!!

  2. Congratulations!, that is wonderful news!. Psalm 127 vs 3 ‘Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him’. Gods timing is always perfect!.
    Blessings to you from Helen UK

  3. Congratulations, Renee! Yes, these things do go away, or at least the symptoms mitigate after the first trimester. (Though food cravings/aversions? They can linger for quite some time!) Good luck to you and your husband in all these life changes!

  4. I, too, was shocked at the TOTAL EXHAUSTION of the first three months. It is my understanding that baby’s brain is being built then, and that takes a lot of energy. I would come home from work, fall into bed, and my husband would wake me up when he got home to go get dinner some where. If they test the DNA of my first child, I am sure they will find Taco Bell and Honey Nut Cheerios! Congratulations!

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