ShuGar Baby Monthly Update: 4-12 Weeks

As promised, I am starting a weekly series Wednesdays on the blog called, Mommy’s Corner.  With this series, I will explore our journey in becoming parents, our love for our ShuGar baby, and general topics related to mommyhood.

The moment we found out we were pregnant, I immediately knew I wanted to chronicle every magical moment because, after all, it felt miraculous to be given this gift.  We decided to take monthly photos of my growing baby bump and little tidbits during that time (thank you, Pinterest!).  Since we couldn’t make an announcement until after our first trimester, we’ve been secretly taking these photos and patiently waiting to unveil them. It’s so much fun seeing how I’ve changed in just a few weeks!

Now that the countdown is on to meet our ShuGar boy, I’ll share with my lovely readers my maternity updates as the weeks go by. Below is a recap of weeks 4-12.

I knew I was pregnant…

the night “it” happened! I am seriously not lying. I felt something unusual in my belly and I remember telling Mr. ShuGar this.  Of course, we didn’t tell anyone but weeks later it was confirmed. Before that confirmation, I felt crampy and bloated so I knew something was up.

My OB/GYN is…

the nicest person ever.  So relieved! As I have shared before, I hadn’t had luck finding a decent doctor.  I was traumatized by the lack of kindness and sensitivity with the doctors I was encountering. I was so happy when I met my current OB because I knew right away, she was the one.  If you are planning on having a baby, I highly recommend finding the right OB first. It’s like a marriage; you’ve got to click with the doctor because it’s a very intimate time and you want to feel comfortable with this person.

My body feels like…

it’s been inhabited by something foreign. I do feel different. It’s so strange, but it’s pretty constant. Not bad or good, just not the same. One thing has remained consistent: I am constantly tired.

I crave…

carne asada big time! Oh gosh, you don’t even know. I even went to the Mexican supermarket yesterday to get three pounds of marinated carne asada. I am also obsessing over Asian food, specifically sushi (which, of course I can’t have because it’s raw fish) and ramen (which of course I am avoiding because of its high sodium).  To quench my Asian cravings, I’ve ordered pad see ew, gyoza, fried rice and anything else I can get my hands on!

I can’t stand…

chicken. Yuck. I am still eating it every once in a while, but the smell and texture kind of  gross me out. Fish is also unappealing, mainly because of the smell. This has placed a lot of limitations on what food I can actually eat.

I’m amazed at…

my superpowers, which include my bionic sense of smell. I can smell something from far away or something that was in the room hours ago. It’s soooooo crazy! It’s actually been kind of torturous because sometimes I smell things I shouldn’t smell. It limits what I want to eat, too.

I’ve also developed superhuman protection for my belly. I walk around very cognizant of what is around me and don’t allow anything/anyone to get near the belly. I protect my little man everywhere I go. If anyone bothers me, I become fierce not because of me, but due to this cutie growing inside of me.

I feel…

 so excited, very exhausted, overwhelmed, blissful, anxious and nervous.

Thank you for reading! I am now 16 weeks and will share photos soon. I appreciate all the lovely comments you have left for us. We are grateful to each and every one of you. We are living a dream that has come true!

Photo credit: Peter Shushtari

  • Neha Suradkar

    Heartiest Congratulations… Love the way you are to document your journey! The changes we go through are so different and unique for everyone and I am amazed to hear of so many different kinds of cravings and aversions… But the best thing to do is to enjoy this beautiful period… and yes will be following your updates… Love XX

    • Thanks so very much! I so appreciate the support. It’s kind of amazing how women can have such different experiences, yet we are all carrying a child. I am in awe on how our body changes and our personality during this time. I’ve been super emotional these days. I am always emotional, but now more heightened. I am loving this time because I feel honored to be someone’s mommy. Thank you for following with me!

  • kgstyle

    Oh,man! I’ve been there with the smells. My sense of smell is already heightened so even worse when I was pregnant. Everything smelled!!Eggs, cheese even yeast smelled terrible.I ate very little because of this and ended up losing weight. It was so bad, – I couldn’t enter the kitchen..!

    Keep it Touched,

    • So funny! It’s torture. I totally know what you mean. It’s taken away my appetite with man things, but chicken is the strongest and fish. Double yuck. Thank you for visiting!

      • kgstyle

        I hear ya! I think that was the worst part of pregnancy…

  • Katy

    I had no idea! Congratulations! Can’t wait to follow along 🙂

    • Surprise!!! I just started telling the world =) Thanks for the support & for following my mommy journey. So happy to share it with you!

  • Vanessa Paola Garcia

    Cannot express how excited I am to meet my little nephew! I’m going to love you silly little man!!!

    • Me neither! I can’t wait for you to spoil him with all your crafts. He is so lucky to have a tia just like you! He’s gonna adore you <3

  • this is such a great series! must be so so exciting 🙂

    • Thanks, sweet Jane! I just still can’t believe we are so blessed. It wasn’t an easy road.

  • Kristen Genevieve

    So excited for Mommy’s Corner!! Great to see your first update. Also still so excited that I’m just one week behind you in pregnancy after finding your blog several months ago!! Biggest commonality: my sense of smell is also just too much! I want good food again!! 🙂
    xo kristen genevieve

    sunny bloglovin

    • I think it was destiny that we met! I love that we are so close with our pregnancies. How cool is that? Yesssssssss!!!!! The sense of smell is crazy. It’s making me not want to eat anymore. I can’t wait to have this be normal again. Many hugs, lady!

  • PS

    I love the shirt design on your “bump”!

    • Thanks, Mr. PS! I kind of heart it =)