The last few months have been very quiet as far as my online life is concerned. Once big reason is – I am expecting a baby! I am 19 weeks along and just started feeling first tiny ‘kicks’. Exciting! I still can’t believe it is happening, it all had felt so uncertain in the not so distant past. We are embracing this huge and life-changing event, while also being a bit scared too. Good scared, excited scared.
While being pregnant is absolutely not a good reason to completely disappear, the last 3-4 months were very challenging. I basically was in a survival mode trying to keep it together. Posting anything on any of my social media sites was very last item on my priorities list. Now that I finally feel a LOT better, I am catching up a bit on all the updates from my frugal online friends.
To give a little more insight to what happened in the last 3-4 months:
1. Morning sickness
How about morning, midday, evening and night sickness? How about 24/7 sickness 🙁 Now, that that’s over I can laugh about it but when it lasted, I literally thought I would not live another day. Did I mention I never missed a day at work while at it? I surely did not manage it keep it a secret for more than the first 2 months.
2. Zero cooking
Well, maybe not a complete zero, but pretty darn close to it. Up until week 15 or so I had aversion to basically all foods, especially those in our fridge or cooked at home. Go figure. T. was still trying to put things together from pre-cooked Costco foods or basically made salads for himself. I, on the other had, purchased all breakfasts and lunches out, sometimes dinners too. I had to eat and somehow eating out felt less disgusting.
3. No energy
To me all expecting moms who already care for their older children are my heroes. During the first few months I could barely take care of myself, and the house was a complete mess. All I could do after coming home from work was to literally fall down on the living room coach, begging T. to untie my shoes. That was it for a day. Is it too much to share I happened to go to work without a shower more than a few times? Gross. Pregnancy glow? Haha. Not me. I am also completely out of shape since I have not exercised since around May. I am a hot mess.
4. Barely frugal
Lots of feeling pathetic and inadequate. I spent so much money on eating out I basically stopped tracking it. I felt like I gave up so I had nothing to share here since I did not want to be pledging the ‘Simple is good for you’ while eating lunch at ‘Little Collins’ spending $14+ each day. Gulp. I am getting nauseous just thinking about how much I spent overall. Saying that, I am getting back on track since around mid July. Since then I got only 3 or 4 lunches out and I had a few amazing shopping trips at CVS (85-90% off with coupons). We are back to making dinner at home 6 out of 7 nights too.
But it’s all worth it.
It’s a boy!