Sharing Something Special…
May 28, 2020
Besides all the wonderful sourdough we’ve been baking during quarantine, I’ve also been cooking up a special little something that’s finally ready to make it’s debut…
This November, Eddie and I will be welcoming a baby boy into our lives!
We found out about our little one before Coronavirus flipped our worlds upside down. Since then, I’ve gone through a gamut of emotions. Excitement was of course the immediate reaction when we learned of the wonderful news. When COVID-19 came to the U.S. and lockdown measures were put in place, I started to feel a little uneasy about what the future might hold. Unfortunately, this uneasiness hasn’t been alleviated just yet as the numbers don’t seem to be decreasing at a healthy enough rate. However, I’ve tried to maintain a mostly positive disposition throughout – even with morning sickness…
Morning sickness was something I was totally unprepared for. One of my best friends had hyperemesis for the entirety of her pregnancy and handful of others I know didn’t throw up once! I wasn’t sure where on the spectrum of ‘sickness’ I’d fall and, unfortunately, I had it pretty rough for almost a month. For about three weeks I was bed-ridden and completely overcome with nausea, loss of appetite, and fatigue like I’ve never experienced before. In the first two weeks of my month-long bout of morning sickness I lost about 10 pounds. All I can say is THANK GOD FOR EDDIE! The most positive outcome of lockdown has been Eddie’s ability to work from home for the past (almost) three months. I was considered ‘high-risk’ during my first trimester (getting a fever during your first trimester could be detrimental to the baby) and so I never left the house once. Eddie did all of the supermarket runs for over a month. He took care of me, fed me, cooked all meals, cleaned the house, attended to our very hyper puppy, all whilst juggling work. I was absolutely useless!
Gold Hoops (similar)
Picnic basket (similar)
I’m currently at week 16 now and feeling almost 100% myself! I still have a sensitive nose – although not nearly what it was just a few weeks ago (I had seriously strange food aversions due to the strong smells). This has been the most fascinating part of pregnancy thus far! Husbands, if you go to great lengths to make a delicious meal for your pregnant wife, and she refuses because the smell makes her want to throw up, don’t take it personally!
My bump has only just started to pop a little – making Baby R feel all that more real! The next few months are going to be an exciting journey as we prepare to bring the little one into this crazy world. We’ve not touched the nursery (currently the office), nor have I gone into purchasing mode yet, but I have a feeling all of this will start kicking in soon as the weeks seem to be flying by already! In accordance with Simply Saffy standards, I’m going to try and make as many of Baby R’s purchases sustainable, ethical, and secondhand where possible. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes as I’ve already found some brands and items I’m in love with!
My boys are ready to have another boy in the house! Eddie is going to be such a wonderful father as I’ve really seen him shine whilst taking care of me during those rough weeks. Toulouse is going to love having a new playmate (once he’s older) and someone else dropping food on the floor for him to scrounge!
Now that my life is about to undergo such a large change, I’d imagine the blog will too. Whilst most of the focus will remain the same, as I discover parenting tidbits I’ll share them here too.