Pregnancy Update

2/18/2019

Monday

2:59 PM

Pregnancy has been a very intense process for me so far. I’m still dealing with the hives. They aren’t as swollen and red but they are for sure causing more discomfort this week. I’ve started using Aveeno’s Anti Itch formula along with their Baby Eczema Formula but some days, the itch is overpowering.

My face is breaking out in areas which are making me very insecure. My lips are back to feeling like they are on fire and I feel like I have a mustache of fire.

My breast are swollen and filling out. I cannot tolerate wearing a bra because the straps cause my skin to react.

I am exhausted by every action I participate in. I’m nauseous by the slightest scent. The smell of juice could ruin my entire day; my favorite juice at that.

I am 7 weeks pregnant this week and boy oh boy, this must be a boy lol.

The journey with my daughter was so much more subtle and easy. I experienced morning sickness and that was really it. I literally feel like a different woman and they did advise that this pregnancy would be so different due to my age and other factors.

Saturday, February 16th, 2019 – was the last day I felt normal. I was up early, cleaning, blasting music by by 4pm, BOOM, pregnancy humbled my mood. I feel like I have about 1 normal feeling day a week now and I take full advantage of it. At this point, I have to keep reminding myself that I am no longer that normal woman; I am preparing to procreate with the Universe so my body has to change in these drastic forms.

I’ve been having extreme cravings and if not satisfied, I feel nauseous and cannot eat anything but what I craved. Of course, this leads me to crying because being pregnant and hungry creates a different type of hangry.

I’m projecting to deliver on my birthday, October 7th, 2019 (according to an ultrasound), so that means I have 231 days left. According to my research, most of what I’m experiencing is normal and may only last for the next 7 weeks.

Transformation is a mental, physical, and emotional journey and I feel the brick of right now.

Please pray for me. I am a pregnant, emotional woman, begging the hormone Gods to have mercy on me.

I am ready for this journey and ask for strength as I weave in and out of the woo’s of pregnancy.

Bee.

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