My sister, Kimberlee's blog inspired me to start my blog back up again! So much has been going on in the last few months, I feel like I haven't had time to sit down and write about everything (or I've just felt too sick to).
I am 16 weeks pregnant now, along with my sister Kim who shares the same due date with me....so here is a quick recap of the last couple months:
The first 7-12 weeks of pregnancy were not fun ones for me! And in the middle of that, Heath and I planned a trip to Japan (we booked this trip before we found out I was preggers). Japan was great though, even with all the frequent trips to the bathroom! My only regret is that I could not fully enjoy all the great and different Japanese food....I was pretty picky and would only eat fried rice (which isn't even Japanese, its Chinese) and yaki soba (noodles, cabbage, and soy sauce).
Heath planned EVERYTHING. Since he served his mission in Japan and also visited frequently after his mission while working for the Aussie airline Jetstar, he knew all the good places to visit and stay. We visited 5 different cities in 2 weeks. We went to Disney Sea, the snow (1998 Winter Olympics were held there), temples (including LDS temple), and different areas of Heath's mission. Here are a few good pictures of the overall trip...
Since being back from Japan, we have both been busy working all the time! I am still working full time at my job, which has been very busy and demanding, but I am so grateful to have a job. Heath is working at Amart All Sports still and getting a few shifts substitute teaching at the Royal Brisbane Children's Hospital. He teaches sick children and their siblings in groups, and for those who are too sick to attend class, he will do one-on-one classes. It has been very eye opening for him...it's definitely a job I couldn't do! He comes home and tells me about his students and I just cry! But he enjoys it for the most part.
After the 12 week mark, I have started to get over my morning sickness and get my energy back. I am still traveling for work, which has been a struggle for me. When I have to fly to my 2 regional stores, my day will start at 5am and get home after 8pm. But, again, I am so grateful to have a job and don't know what I would be doing with myself if I wasn't working!
I haven't really had any cravings but the other week I was on a hunt for tamales! Australia has very limited Mexican food, and tamales is one of those delicacies they do not sell, or even have the products to make tamales. So I've been eating lots of tacos, burritos, and fajitas. I am not normally a milk person but I love cereal and chocolate milk right now! I usually have a glass of chocolate milk every night before bed.
I had a doctor's appointment today and the doctor asked if I wanted to hear the heart beat....HECK YES!! For me, being pregnant hasn't really hit me yet. I just feel like I'm sick all the time for no reason so to hear the heart beat of that little person inside of me makes it all real and worth it! She put the monitor on my stomach and you could hear the heart straight away, beating fast! The doctor said the baby is most likely awake and moving around. I was able to put a visual in my head of this little person swimming around inside of me, having a nice time in my belly. We have a scan in 2 weeks, where we'll find out the sex!! We are way too excited and can't wait to find out what we are having.
Well, that's my pregnancy update. I will try to be more diligent and post more often with pictures! For now, here is a picture I took a couple weeks ago....not quite a belly yet but I am feeling very bloated these days!