Thursday, January 12, 2012

Through the 1st Trimester!

Whoohoo!! It seemed like I'd never make it this far, but this week I am officially done with the 1st Trimester of my pregnancy.  I wanted to keep a journal of sorts for myself so here are some things I have experienced in the past 13 weeks.  And a little baby bump tracking too!
I missed taking pictures a few weeks but the bump is starting to materialize!  I'm sure I feel way more huge than I look to other people, and I'm going to need to start looking at maternity clothes before I know it!

Things I've experienced that I want to remember:
-The shear nervousness of waiting after our embryo transfer.  I get anxiety over several other things as it is, and this was the most consuming anxiousness I have ever felt.  I remember feeling totally positive one minute and then consumed with fear and sorrow that it didn't work the next.  But it was definitely worth all of my analyzing and agonizing!

-The pure joy and elation of seeing a positive pregnancy test for the first time in my life!!  I wanted to tell everyone the minute the line showed up.  At that moment I had such a peace and calm about the pregnancy.  I think it's probably the only time I didn't have one ounce of fear about things not working out.

-The terror I felt as I cramped and cramped at 7 weeks.  I felt so sure that something was wrong and to my dismay the next day after the cramps had subsided...bright red blood!  I was so scared I would loose the baby but at the same time so sure that everything would be alright. My prayers were definitely answered when everything turned out to be fine.

-Up until 10 weeks I had to take progesterone.  Unfortunately only the very expensive (like $350 for 2 weeks expensive) stuff had no side affects on me.  The oral progesterone guaranteed dizziness for at least 3 hours a day.  So for weeks, because we just couldn't afford to do anything else, I dealt with being so dizzy every day that all I could do was lay on the couch with my eyes closed!  Am I complaining?? :) No Way!!  Haha I would do it all over again and compared to other peoples pregnancies this was nothing!

-I made it through the whole 1st tri without one ounce of morning sickness. Once in a while I felt a little queasy, but only very mildly!  I have been so blessed to be able to still enjoy eating and being completely active!  

-Several food aversions :).  Not to the point of feeling sick if I ate the food, but just something tasting so off that I didn't even want it. Sadly the list includes Turkey Gravy (which is a favorite at Thanksgiving), anything too sweet (not a bad thing I guess), mayonnaise/miracle whip, soda, anything fried and probably a few other things I should have written down!

- I guess you could call them cravings.  I never have sat at home just dying for weird combinations or loved things I haven't loved before.  My cravings have been more like I could eat the same thing every day because it just tastes soooo good!  We went out to Craigo's Pizza one night and I ate 3 slices of their potato pizza and nothing else.  I didn't even want my favorite bbq chicken one (and they have tons more flavors I love).  Another time we went out to eat with my brother and I just wanted waffles or yummy baked mac n' cheese.  So those have been what my cravings are like.  I have eaten a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch probably 5 times a week for the past 3 weeks :)  Hey if I don't get tired of it, that's ok with me!

- Heartburn!  Oh my lands!  I have never experience heartburn with such a vengeance!  I cannot do anything fried or I suffer the consequences.  That means no hamburgers, french fries, chicken strips, chinese food, or any other breaded yumminess.  Which makes me a little sad, but I have been eating a lot healthier due to that fact.

-I haven't experienced too much fatigue.  It has been great!  Once in a while I have a day where I am just exhausted, but for the most part I have felt great and had plenty of energy!

-But oh have I mentioned the gas?  Noone does gas like a pregnant woman and I wish it would just go away.  It doesn't seem to matter what I eat I am always feeling the urge!  So I just I'll have to deal with it and hope it will ease up as I get farther along.

-I wanted to remember our last ultrasound at 10 weeks.  The Babes (my little nickname until we find out gender) was so much bigger and totally putting on a show!  Had the hiccups, was waving little arms, and bouncing around like he was in a little bounce house. (No I don't think it's a boy more than a girl but I have to say something so we will go with he.)  It's funny we have three pictures taken within a second and he is totally floating in one, then touching the wall of my womanly organ, and then bouncing back off with only part of his back touching the wall :).  Very entertaining and amazing!!  I'm sure we are just going to have a spazz for a child!

So those are just some of the things I want to remember.  I'll have to  do another post about the weird and wild dreams I have already started to have :).


Traci said...

I'm just so happy for you! Pregnancy is definitely an adventure. I'm sure you will appreciate it as no one else can. Happy 2nd trimester!

Cameron and Vanessa said...

What a great post! I love all your details and you will definitely want to remember all that stuff. How exciting and I am so, so happy for you!

Lara said...

Your blog is so fun to read. I think it great that you are journaling the "little" things like your cravings and feelings. You're so cute!