Can we just talk about my early pregnancy adventure? You know that feeling when you’re driving and you feel like throwing up but nowhere convenient to do it. Maybe you had a good day and then, all of a sudden, you wake up the following morning with a strange headache and a very icky feeling in the pit of your stomach. Oh yeah! That’s all pertaining to pregnancy and that phrase called “morning sickness.” That’s if only morning sickness were just relegated to the mornings!
I never experienced the typical “morning sickness,” but I got a lot of evening and every meal sickness if that makes sense :). Sometimes I would make a delicious meal that I felt like eating and, at that moment, it tasted good. A few hours later, I’m running to the bathroom. I’ve even had a nickname to one of our bathrooms now because of how frequent I visited there. Now talking about it is a little amusing but, during my early stages, it was NOT funny at all! I can go on and on but I’m not trying to be too graphic. Hopefully by now you can picture what I went through. I went from having a mild headache to a sinus infection all in a matter of days. This particular pregnancy threw me off guard because my first one was very very smooth. With little Kizzy I threw up maybe twice, but this pregnancy is completely different. I’m saying to myself “Adaku, you were warned” but there’s no amount of preparation that will get you ready because every pregnancy is different. Ladies, please hear this very clearly because things will change, so just embrace your new bundle of joy as they make their debut at the right time.
Now that I’ve said all that, let’s move on 🙂 I am very thankful that those days are gone, or that they have subsided. I no longer have the frequent bathroom visits. I still throw up every now and then especially if I ate something that didn’t sit well in my stomach, but it’s more rare now. I am so thankful as always to have my supportive husband who wipes my tears in the middle of the night when I feel like I can’t take it anymore and stressed out. He listens and consoles me. It’s not easy but I am getting through it each day with the support I have surrounding me. Don’t think I got it all figured out because, each day, I’m learning this body and this new phase I’m embarking on.
Today’s blog is to all the mothers out there, expecting or ready to pop :). Hang in there and know that you’re not alone with what you’re going through whether good or bad. Somebody out there is going through it with you. Just know that you are an amazing mother and your baby will be proud of you for keeping it together even when you don’t feel like you have it together. Thank you for being the strong nurturing mothers God has created you to be and I’ll be cheering along once your bundle of joy baby is born into this world. Cheers and let’s finish this race as strong as ever!
Today’s blog is very exciting for me to write and I’m praying that I find all the right words to comprehend how I feel at this moment. Just in case you missed the news, we are expecting and we shared our gender reveal with the public. Below is where you can find the link so make sure you check it out. Another celebratory moment was my birthday earlier this week. How old are you, as you may ask? Hmmm! Let’s just say this will be my last year in the twenties 🙂 (Pretty easy to figure out now)
A lot has happened so far during these past few weeks since we embarked into 2018 but, through it all, I am thankful to God for giving me another year. A new year and age to me means more opportunities to step into my purpose and achieve all that I can and looking ahead, not backwards. My family and friends have shown me a tremendous support during this new journey I’m stepping into and I could not thank them enough.
My hubby more especially has surprised me so much that I’m in awe…speechless to be more specific. I love you so much babe! I have cried, laughed, screamed with excitement just seeing the gifts I received, and so much that has taken place during this birthday celebration. My prayer is that, as God is opening the windows of heaven to pour out His blessings on me as I embark on this new journey, He would do the same for you. Whatever you are expecting God to do for you this year, I pray He will answer your prayers.
I thank God for my support team and I know I wouldn’t have been where I am today if not for them. Thank you once again for all the birthday wishes, the love you showed towards my gender reveal video, and the prayers. Your encouragement and support pushes me to keep going and never give up no matter what. It humbles me and, at the same time, reminds me of how blessed I am to have this platform. YOU ARE AMAZING!
Don’t forget to click the link below to watch the full video and share it with all your friends. I can’t wait to take you along but, until then, stay blessed and be inspired xx
As I woke up this morning to start my day, I’m being reminded of how good God is. I know this year just started and we all have goals and aspirations but I’m here to encourage you to put God first in front of that goal before even going further. To be honest with you, I always say to myself that I’m not a morning person, but for some reason this year I find myself waking up and spending quality time with God before I do anything. For sometime now I have asked God to make things clear as to what is my next assignment for this season I’m in. He recently made it very clear and my heart is just filled with joy because I have a focused vision as to what I’m supposed to be doing. I feel like a kid jumping around the house screaming with excitement. I know where I need to be and I have to push hard to get there, even if it requires me to say no to my bed.
I am very thankful to have the Holy Spirit who gets me up in the morning to attack each day with a purpose. I intend on making things happen and not waiting for things to happen. Making an effort goes a long way and you just have to start somewhere, like having a routine and being consistent to that routine.
Get up and begin to create momentum because the future is in front of you and not behind you. I know this is not the normal blog you’re used to seeing in terms of Thankful Thursday. It feels like a TED Talk right? However, if this is what it takes to motivate and get you focused, then I’m very thankful to God for that. Hope this encourages someone out there.
Have an awesome Thursday and I’ll catch you very soon!
A trip to Riley Rose store was an exciting one for me. Although this was my first time visiting, it was worth it. Trust me I held back buying every makeup or beauty products they have because I’m learning to buy what I need, not what I want. Let me enlighten you about why I really like this store. It feels like a candy store with lots of pink and gold which is one of my favorite combinations when it comes to colors. Just think about an old-fashioned soda-pop shop.
It’s geared to the millennials for sure because, once you walk in, you would definitely stop whatever you’re doing to soak the moment in. It’s all about the essentials you need for beauty and lifestyle.
I’ll leave you with this side note: this year make it a priority to smell the roses every now and then. You already work hard so take a moment and grab a latte with a friend who brings out that joy inside you. Anyway, enjoy the pictures below and how we took advantage of this opportunity 🙂