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Nothing Prepared Me for This: 26 Weeks

I'm not going to lie and pretend everything has been wonderful and amazingly blissful. No. The truth is, pregnancy has been HARD. I definitely overestimated myself and my ability to keep living life and working the way I had been prior to pregnancy. I didn't realize that it would take such a toll on my body this early on.

Nausea and morning sickness for the first 14 weeks was awful. I couldn't eat much of anything except for crackers, fruit, and granola bars. Some days I would throw up immediately upon coming back home from work. I rarely could keep my dinner down. I hated the smell of eggs or any kind of meat. Even my husband began to smell repulsive to me, and it didn't matter if he had just showered!
I felt relieved when I got my very first craving that wasn't pickles. One late night, the intense desire for a cheesy gordita crunch came to me around 1 a.m during one of those weeks where it had been difficult to eat anything. It was the most delicious cheesy gord…

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