I know there has been some talk and questions about my belly lately and so I wanted to share some happy news… I am indeed pregnant!
Throughout ones life there are always some interesting twists and turns for sure. I wasn’t expecting to find love, but I did. I certainly wasn’t trying to get pregnant at this time. I thought maybe in a year or so, but life comes in when the universe decides sometimes. I have a photo I took of over 6 pregnancy tests scattered on the bathroom floor that I kept taking over and over again to check for “faulty” tests, even as each test registered the same positive result! (definition of insanity or freaking out a little?!) After the initial shock, I transitioned into acceptance and surrender.
Then over time, bliss and gratitude settled in. Being pregnant has been one of the most spiritual experiences of my life. Feeling the life, the kicking, the immense honor of housing a life has been life-altering. It’s also brought up a lot of emotions around my own life to the surface, including unhealed old wounds with my own mother. As I consider what kind of mother I will be myself, I feel empowered that I can make very different choices from my own experiences.
I’ve read that the destabilization of your spine, as the ligaments stretch in ways they never have, to accommodate the growing life, frees up energy and brings up a lot of what needs to be healed, allowing for growth and evolution.
I often feel like I’m floating in my own little world with me and the baby, and things are going on all around but it’s just the two of us, happy as can be because we have love and are completely and intimately interconnected to each other. I can already feel so much overwhelming love, and I can feel that in the future this love and passion will definitely shift to include some of my work and writing to focus on women’s cycles, fertility, babies, children!
I’m finally starting to show (every woman is different!), with my belly starting to bulge out and same for my two girls upstairs :).
What about the physical part?!
During my first trimester I definitely had fatigue, and I did have some nausea- more in the afternoons than the morning, but thankfully it cleared up after a few weeks.
The baby is perfectly healthy and has been growing even slightly above average. I’ve been eating to my fill, and having an extra Power Protein Smoothie every day, but I also haven’t yet experienced any unusual food cravings or anything super odd. I am hungrier when I wake up, and besides the GGS I’ve been eatting more between breakfast and lunch, and have bigger lunches. I’m not as hungry at dinner, and it’s better for me to not eat huge dinners anyway as heart burn from the baby pushing the food up is a very common pregnancy ailment. I can’t lie down too close to eating or I cough from mild heart burn, something I’ve never experienced!
The baby gifts are starting to roll in and they are overwhelmingly adorable!!!
I will of course share more on my new journey, but first I wanted to share and rejoice with you, dearest Beauty, about this sacred news.
We are all here to love and support each other on this path of healing and love. I thank you and am so grateful for any prayers and good thoughts you send, as I send them back to you as well.
It’s a magical time, and I feel even more creativity and love burbling up that I will share with you and dedicate into our community! We have amazing times ahead, you and me and all of us together. Because as they say, it takes a village to raise a child, and this child will grow up in our Beauty Detox community! What a joy.