18 Week Bumpdate!

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How far along: 18 weeks
Gender: Unknown
Weight gain: Also unknown – although I’m expecting to find out at my next appointment in October. Yikes.
Maternity clothes: Not really … leggings, baggy tees and sweaters (when it’s cool enough!) are currently making up what I’m wearing these days.
Stretch marks: No
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: FABULOUS. Work hasn’t quite picked up yet so I am in the wonderful first few weeks of September where I can just sleep in — and TRUST ME that is EXACTLY what I’ve been doing. I’ve heard it sleep becomes harder to come by as you get further along.
Best moment this week: Well, I’ve had my eye on a beautiful knitted blanket I have intended to start for a few weeks now … so I am attempting to learn how to knit! For those of you who know me, I have been an avid crocheter for the last few years. Knitting is a whole other ball (or skein … get it, anyone?).
… I also started incorporating YOGA into my workout routines. Let’s just say it was wayyy more difficult than I thought it would be.
Miss anything: The usual suspects (sushi, deli meat and caffeine). I had this random day when I REALLY wanted a glass of wine, but thats it!
Movement: NONE!
Cravings: Mostly carb-ish items. I did get the nachos I was craving last week this week though! For those of you who know me, food cravings are things that happen to me on a daily basis even when not pregnant so, I don’t think I’ve had cravings that are out of the ordinary. Still rocking quick and easy snacks though!
Queasy or sick: None at all!
Aversions: STILL chicken in plain naked form, and apparently whole olives.
Looking forward to: This HEAT to end. Seriously. I basically have NO clothes that fit comfortably and are suitable for this weather. So if the cooler weather could just get here … like SOON, that would be great!
Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments on my blog and through Instagram about my blog! This is a whole new territory for me and definitely an opportunity to learn so I truly appreciate the love!!
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17 Week Bumpdate!

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(This post is perhaps a week late … but better late than never!)
How far along: 17 weeks
Gender: Unknown
Weight gain: Also unknown.
Maternity clothes: I have invested in a few items of clothes, but not wearing much yet!
Stretch marks: No
Belly button in or out: In
Sleep: Seems to be good so far … aside from a few rough nights! Also this pillow has been a godsend! The only complaint I have is waking up too early because I’m hungry (but really, how can you complain about that?).
Best moment this week: FINALLY hearing baby’s heartbeat. One of the most amazing sounds I have heard in my entire life. Oh, and making it “facebook official” of course!
Worst moment this week: Pregnancy hormones are in full effect! I basically cry at everything. Like not fitting into any of my clothes. Yes. I cried.
Miss anything: SUSHI. DELI MEAT. AMERICANOS. I miss fitting into all of my clothes, I am in the “looks like I’ve eaten too much pizza” stage where most of my tops are just a little too snug but can’t make maternity tops work yet.
Movement: No … wait a second! *stomach gurgles* … nope. I patiently wait …
Cravings: Giant soft pretzels, nachos and cheese, and pancakes, but those seem to be the random ones of the week. Moreso all I want is oranges, apples, pears, strawberries and Greek yogurt. I could eat that every day!
Queasy or sick: None at all!
Aversions: Chicken (unless it is in some sort of dippable form OR loaded up with sauce), EGGS, PICKLES (RIGHT!? I had a horrible experience on Canada Day and ever since that .. nope). Also brushing my teeth has become a struggle.
Looking forward to: FALL! The cooler weather, giant sweaters, warm drinks and just being cozy and comfortable!
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I’m here … and guess what!

I have been wondering how I would start this blog for MONTHS. I had every intention of writing throughout summer, but things don’t go as planned my sweet blog had to be put on the back burner for a bit.

I won’t lie … I had been experiencing a little bit of a writer’s block to get this thing rolling. I mean, I didn’t do anything “blog worthy” over the summer and just sort of laid low.

But, I have good reason for this …

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YUP. WE ARE PREGNANT!

This journey has not been an easy one; it has been filled with tremendous anxiety, fear and hope, while excitement kind of sat on the back burner for the first trimester. BUT MORE ON THAT LATER …

Officially, WELCOME TO THE WILDERJESS!

I created this name on the idea that life is wild and unknown. You really have no idea what you’re in for – similar to adventuring out into the wilderness!
I’m pretty darn excited to get this thing going! As you can see from the headings, I have a LOT I want to blog about! I am also going to use this space as somewhere to document my journey through this pregnancy and onwards! My hope for this blog is that it becomes a place where I can share bits and pieces of my wild and unknown and connect with others.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend friends!

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