Since November, there has been lots of behind-the-scenes stuff going on. You may have noticed fewer desserts on here, or fewer comments from me on your blog. There is a good reason for this, and I hope to be doing better with that stuff soon! I don’t want to go into all of the crazy little details, but if you want to read a little bit about me (and not very much about food) then continue on. If you aren’t continuing, then tune in next week for more normal Fudging Ahead moments. 🙂
I will start with the conclusion so that you don’t have to be on pins and needles. No unnecessary drama here, folks! K and I are expecting our first baby in July! We are super super super excited and have already begun planning. (Those of you who know me well, know that I am quite the planner.) So, today isn’t just topic-changing, but quite life-changing.
We waited until this past year or so to start a family because we wanted to get settled as a married couple first. Well, starting in November, I began to feel a bit sick. But then it eventually went away. Later, when we returned from Maryland in early December, I began feeling super sick. We had to run through the airport because our first flight had been late. I could barely run, and K had to help me with my bag. This was embarrassing because I felt like I must have gotten super out of shape over our vacation. When I tried to pick up with my workouts at home, I was sluggish and nauseated. After a week or so of this, I finally took the test. After all of this, you can imagine our excitement at seeing the two bars appear. At least I had a reason for feeling so horrible!
Of course, I had no idea how far along I was, so when we visited our family and friends for Christmas, I had to keep quiet because I wanted to wait until I heard from the doctor that everything was fine. My appointment was a few days after we got back to Seattle, and after having my first transvaginal ultrasound (it looked a lot scarier than it ended up being, FYI), we got to see the first pictures of this little person. Apparently I was much further along than we first thought because it really looked like a baby! It was amazing being able to see it and hear the heartbeat.
So, after all of this….I have no idea what will happen down the road with my blog. I hope to still be making and sharing food with you. I expect that my posts might be a bit less frequent, but at least you’ll know why! Food has been tricky for me. I apologize that I haven’t been able to spend more time looking at everyone else’s posts. I have been able to do some cooking, but baking has not been appealing. Yeah, how did I not guess it when I realized I wasn’t interested in dessert!? This is also why I had such strong cheese cravings, and random other loves like potato chips.
I will say that my one main treat has been gummy bears. They work surprisingly well to stave off hunger and nausea.
Peanut butter has also become less interesting to me, which is bizarre because normally I love it. Oh well, I am still trying to eat it some to keep the future baby okay with peanuts/etc.
I will keep you posted on any updates and changes as they happen. Until then…wish me luck!