We got a chance to see our baby girl’s face for the first time and it’s amazing. It’s so incredible to think that this little human being is being grown right inside me right now. You can see her little eyes, nose, and mouth very clearly. It’s hard to tell whether she looks like Kenny or like me since we both have wide eyes and a wide nose. Plus her eyes weren’t open. We can’t wait to meet her in a few months.
I think I should be feeling more upbeat right now since the 2nd trimester is supposed to be better than the 1st. But I feel nauseous and tired. I hope you all understand an expectant mother being real about pregnancy. Please do not confuse this with not being grateful for the blessing growing inside of me. God has blessed my family well beyond what we deserve. We had already been blessed with Roxy and with a new, larger house. I am thrilled to be having a baby. My body is just not my own these days and that is okay. Sometimes the changes are just overwhelming. It’s a completely different experience than adoption because of the physical manifestations of pregnancy.
I’ve decided to be real about my pregnancy publicly because I think too often, that people hide the icky parts of it. I’m still experiencing some nausea. Some days are better than others. But I have been frustrated by my inability to keep everything down. I’m really way more tired than I used to be. I typically sleep from midnight to about 11 am now. It’s actually not as much sleep as you would think because I wake up almost every hour to pee. I have pelvic pain which stems not just from my pregnancy but from some previously existing bladder issues that I have which I can’t really take medication for.
I used to be way more social. But these days I really only see my friends if Kenny drives me somewhere or if they come over. I can’t drive longer than a few minutes without pulling over and puking my guts out so these days going anywhere is a challenge. So I spend a lot of time at home. I bought the Twilight series on blue ray and watched all of it. I’ve been eating a lot of homemade soups made by me or my housekeeper and smoothies blended lovingly by Kenny using our trusty Vitamix. But I have to confess, I can’t wait to get this baby out of me! I can’t wait to meet her and hold her and love on her. I can’t wait to see my new baby girl and Roxy together. I know I will get less sleep when the baby comes but I can’t wait to “move on” from the stages of pregnancy.
Can I ask for all of you to please lift me up in prayer? I just need some relief from my nausea and pelvic pain. Of course, I also ask for prayer for my baby to continue to develop and grow healthy and to be born safely.
Enjoy the ultra pics and 1st glimpse of our baby girl’s face!
May God bless you and all of your families! I am asking God to especially bless all those who are pregnant and all those who are in the adoption process right now or adjusting to bringing your child home.
Dr. Jacqueline "Jax" Cheung grew up in Sacramento, California. She is a Christian Wife, Proud Mom,DrPH, MBA, Foodie, Writer, Blogger, Adoption Advocate, ESFJ, & Breast Cancer Survivor. Jax is the owner of the award winning Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption Ministry. She is also the Editor-In-Chief of the Elk Grove Tribune, and freelances for Sacramento4Kids, and many other publications. She was voted Sacramento Area A-List Best Local Blogger 2014, 2015, 2017 & 2018 and Best of Elk Grove Best Blogger 2016 & 2017. In 2019 Jax was recognized for Outstanding Service & Dedication to Elk Grove and also received an Award of Recognition from the California State Senate. Jax is married to Dr. Kenneth Cheung (Kenny). Jax and Kenny live in Elk Grove, California and have 2 daughters named Roxy and Carissa, 1 dog named Marshmallow, and 3 cats named Mochi, Miso, and Mango. To follow her journey please like her Jax Chronicles Facebook page, follow her Instagram @jaxchronicles, follow her Twitter @jaxchronicles, or check out Jax Chronicles Blog & Adoption ministry.