I’m 14 weeks along now and my bump is starting to show a bit. When I’m not engaging my core, it’s pretty obvious. But being a mompreneur has been tough. Especially since the work I do is truly my passion and purpose, so not being able to show up for that has been difficult.
The Happy Feels
Of course, I’ve been super excited to see my bump grow. And I’m looking forward to buying some cute new outfits as I get bigger.
I still fit into all my normal clothes, and I haven’t gained more than a few pounds, though my physique is definitely shifting.
Since this is my first pregnancy and I started this journey fit with a low BMI, my midwife is predicting my bump will really pop around 20 weeks.
Apparently Wilder is the size of a navel orange this week! I’ve definitely been feeling his growth.
The Not So Happy Feels
After feeling pretty energetic all last week, I’ve hit a period of more nausea, fatigue, intense emotions, and restless sleep. It’s the side of mompreneur life that really gets tough.
Pregnancy is wild ride, and I’ve been doing my absolute best to stay positive amidst the chaos of our world and what’s going on inside of me.
As a passionate and very energetic active person who loves to be on my A-game 24/7, I’ve been struggling with having no energy to do the things that deeply matter to me. And my mompreneur journey is only just starting! I can only imagine the many feels, both happy and sad, that will come as time goes on.
The depression can get real sometimes. There are days when I don’t feel like getting out of bed or doing anything. Followed by days of high energy and mental clarity where I can focus on my work and my self care fully.
I’m grateful that I don’t have to work full time right now within my business and can slow down when I need to. But that doesn’t mean I don’t miss it terribly.
My work is deeply fulfilling and meaningful to me. It gives me tremendous purpose every day. So, not being able to work at my full capacity makes me sad. Not being able to workout the way I love to every day also makes me sad.
Of course, I know this is just a short period of time and my body is busy making a miracle, but it’s still hard to accept some days. I’m sure many mamas and mompreneurs out there can relate.
Trusting and surrendering to this process is key!
Beyond the body shifts, we are putting together Wilder’s nursery piece by piece, and I’m really enjoying that creative process. So fun!
So, to all the mothers out there… What was the highlight of your pregnancy? What did you enjoy most? I’d love to hear from you! Comment below and let me know!
Sending much love your way!