the gardening diaries: quick update
Happy Independence Day, Y'all!

I'm Pregnant!

Normally on Wednesday I try to do a garden diaries post but this time I thought I would share that I am pregnant! Yay!  On Monday I posted our pregnancy announcement on Facebook!  I had not decided until last week that I would do it, but the majority of people I know use Facebook as a way to keep up with others so I thought it would be fun to post it.  I feel so blessed and thankful seeing all the likes and comments that we got from our friends!

Ok, I'm just going to say that being pregnant is much harder than I expected.  Pregnancy and hormones hit every woman differently.  For me, I have experience an almost total lost of energy.  I have read and been told that it gets better during the second trimester, but so far this first trimester is kicking my butt.  When I get home from visiting people or work I usually go straight to my bedroom and lay down.  Unfortunately this has allowed to develop not-so-great habits.  Like a new addiction to constantly playing on my phone. 

I also thought that being pregnant during the summer would be easier if it was the beginning of my pregnancy but now I'm not so sure.  This week the temperature has been in the 90's before ten every morning.  It doesn't take long to get worn out if I'm outside especially with this heat and humidity.  It has been really difficult to do yard work and it's kind of frustrating because my garden needs me!  Around the house I pretty much do the cleaning that is needed but not much more than that.  I'm really hoping once I get into the second trimester I get my energy back!  If I am at home and I get a burst of energy I try to do something that I've been wanting to do before I lose it again.

I cannot wait to find out if our little "Baby Pete" will be a girl or a boy!  We have decided that waiting until birth to know the gender is not something we want to do.  Even though we have known for almost three months now, Kevin and I still randomly say "I can't believe we're having a baby!" to each other.  It is so unreal and I feel so surprised and honored and completely humbled.