Pregnancy Announcement and the Answers to All of your Burning Questions

Pregnancy Announcement!  Wait, what?  Yes, it’s true, we’re having Baby Luxicon in October.

9 week sonogram

We put off trying for a while due to some health issues I had, so although we hadn’t been trying long, it felt like we waited a long time for that little pink line.  I mentally prepared myself for the possibility that this could be an arduous process.  Babies don’t come easily for many couples and I don’t want to consider myself lucky or ahead of the game.  Post marriage, we’ve been fielding the insidious, “When are you going to start trying?” question for years now.  It’s a relief to finally share the news with everyone.

We shared with family via Facetime and we revealed to friends during my birthday dinner when I unwrapped a present from my husband which turned out to be a onesie and the sonogram.  Now that everyone knows we’re pregnant, I thought it would be fun to answer some pregnancy questions (instead of deflecting questions)!

My Pregnancy Q and A:

Do you know what you’re having?

Yes, we’re having a boy!

When are you due?

October 2nd, which makes him a Libra.  I’m not too familiar with astrology, so let me know what I have in store with baby boy Libra!

Have you had any morning sickness?

No, not even once.  I don’t feel smug at all saying that, because I have other fun health issues to manage, so at least I have that going for me.  About 25% of women just luck out and don’t experience morning sickness.

Are you craving anything?

Wine.  I’m not sure if it’s a craving so much as, I just like to have a glass of wine sometimes.  Ah, the first of many lifestyle changes.  Lately, I’ve been so excited to meet the little guy that I haven’t missed staying up late or going out for drinks.  I’ve also had a stronger urge to eat healthy.  I think all the bloating and water retention caused by pregnancy makes heavy food less appealing for me.

How has the first trimester treated you?

I’ve been exhausted.  People need to stop saying, “You might feel tired in the first trimester.”  I haven’t been “tired,” I’ve felt like I’ve had mono for 3 months.  Besides falling into a comatose-like state around 3pm, not too bad.  I’m so thankful that I haven’t had terrible nausea like so many other mommas.

How has the Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome been treating you?

My already flimsy joints have been replaced by over-cooked wet noodles and did I say that I’m exhausted?  It’s not easy doing regular tasks with noodles for arms and legs!  The first trimester isn’t really the worst for EDS patients, so fingers crossed, I’ll make it through the next two trimesters with as much grace as I have the first.  I have a really great doctor, so hopefully everything will be relatively easy to manage, but if anything comes up, I’m sure she’ll take good care of me and peanut.

Do you have a nursery theme?

Not yet.  We are planning to find a house more suitable for raising a child.  I’ve been busy readying our current home for sale and I haven’t had time to check out nursery themes.  I’m excited to do that after we find a house.  It will also be fun to start shopping for him.

Do you have a name picked out?

Not yet.  You can keep asking, but I’m not sure when we’ll be ready to discuss names.  Talk about responsibility, the kid’s going to be saddled with whatever name we pick for life.

Are you showing?

Not really.  Some days I show more than others depending on water retention, but I could easily fool you, even in Lululemon.  I kind of can’t wait to “pop.”  I’m certain I will regret those words.

People have commented on my glowing skin, so, you didn’t ask, but I just wanted to share my thoughts.

My pregnancy did not come with a glow.  Not at all.  Hormones caused acne and dry skin, not a great combination.  I changed my routine to support the needs of my skin and it has never looked better.  I’ll be sharing those changes with you soon!  I’m really excited to share my routine because my skin is looking better than ever and I’m also spending A LOT less money.

Shop My Pregnancy Announcement Look:

Did I answer all of your questions? Comment below if you have more questions!

XO,

The Luxicon

Kate Thakkar

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