I also cancelled my hair appointment; if anyone knows me I've been coloring my hair since about 6th or 7th Grade. There were certain face products and hair products that I stopped using as well as my herbal remedies to stay healthy. (Though I know some I may have been able to still take but I wanted to be safe than sorry). I did this all because I loved someone whom I've never even met.
It's just the same in marriage. You want to be a better person for your spouse because you love them and your goal is to be with them for as long as possible. Your whole world changes when you become a family, where before it was "me," now it's "US". I know I won't live forever but I'm going to do my darnedest to be around for as long as I can for our child. During pregnancy, you get all sorts of reminders from your OB/GYN about eating healthy. And I've found myself rethinking the food I eat. I LOVE sweets and though I tried not to eat them (which was easy to do in the first trimester) I have to pack something sweet in my lunch or I start snacking and just don't feel fulfilled. I make my lunch every day- usually consisting of chicken salad with vegan mayonnaise, whole grain crackers, an apple, and then the something sweet. This week it's brownies. :) I also include in my lunch bag a bowl of cereal, something with fiber, whole grains and healthy, with mixed fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries and blackberries) more berries than cereal. This afternoon, when I came home. I had this for a snack:
But what I really wanted was this:
But I do it because I love someone and want to make sure he gets the proper nutrients that he needs. And if we're lucky enough, I'd do it all over again. And I think you would do the same.