they promised me a pregnancy glow

I'm crossing my fingers and toes because besides heartburn & cramps,
morning sickness really hasn't kicked my butt too hard yet (though I might regret saying this later.
I've been working hard to get in the gym every single day that I emotionally can
because I've made a lot of health and fitness progress this year that I don't want to lose.

I've learned that pregnancy isn't all glows and beautiful baby bumps though,
and I'm a big fan of being one hundred percent honest here on the blog,
so bear with me while I reveal some of the not-so-pretty truths about pregnancy, too.

^^^ images via 

Mood swings are par for the course.
Yesterday, I was having a bad hair day, which quickly escalated into a full-scale meltdown
in which I became convinced that Ryan would leave me after I got "fat and ugly."
Bless him, he held his laughter in until after he left the room.

Flatulence is an everyday occurrence.
It's disgusting, my friends, but it's a truth worth sharing.
Growing a human has made me into a farting machine,
and though I blame it on our baby, which we call "the ficus,"
there's really no hiding the fact that it's just not a pretty side effect.

Exhaustion is always lurking around the corner - everywhere I go.
It doesn't matter if I have 8, 10 or 12 hours of sleep, it never seems to be enough.
Our little ficus has disrupted my sleeping habits and makes me wake up 4+ times a night to pee,
plus apparently 2 AM is an appropriate time to be wide awake.

But, there are some wonderful things about pregnancy, too, I promise!
I swear to you that my skin has never looked better.
My nails are strong and pretty (ready for a spa day this weekend,)
My appetite has diminished, which means I pay less for groceries for Ryan and I.
Annnndddd many naps = many cuddles with my crazy kitties:

^^^ this is a weekly thing, my friends. he gets a frappe...she drinks the frappe with him

We decided to start documenting the bump, or lack thereof, next week,
though I'm not sure if I'll share right away because, let's be honest...there's nothing to share yet.
Except the bloat...and gas...which I won't share :)
You're welcome!


  1. Spa day this weekend? Sounds like a good plan!

  2. 1) i love that Ryan was kind enough to wait until he left the room for laughs 2) i love that you picked the term Flatulence. 3) sorry you're gassy ;)

  3. Praying for you, sweet friend!!!!!

  4. Also, spa day. Yes, you deserve it!

  5. LMAO! The things they don't tell you about getting pregnant..The first 18 weeks of my pregnancy were AWFUL. And quite honestly, one of the reasons I don't care to have anymore kids. I was so sick I couldn't move, I couldn't even drink water without throwing up and all I could eat was crackers and coke. My head hurt, my back felt like someone was stabbing me and even the slightest movement caused me to puke my guts out. I'm crossing my fingers you don't get the HG that I had!!

  6. Haha! The farting thing is too funny! Spa day sounds fabulous! Enjoy!

  7. Ha! You are so cute!! Can't wait for your bumpdates doll! Xx.

  8. Flatulence is ALWAYS an everyday occurrence in my case. ;)

  9. Haha this post made me laugh....even though I'm really sorry you're not feeling all that amazing, girl. I can't wait to see your baby bump updates!!!! :)

  10. OMG I love your cat! My cat loves sweets too, but probably not enough to get up like that for them. So cute!

  11. Oh, my Mom was very sick in all of her pregnancies--but I remember how she was always very impressed with having nice nails for a while!! Hey, you gotta appreciate what perks there are!

  12. That is so cute, I would of never thought of that. I am definitely making me one or maybe a few! Lol hair salon jersey city