Saturday, February 4, 2012

First Trimester Recap

Yes, you read that title correctly. On Monday, I will be 14 weeks and officially out of the first trimester. I didn't want to officially blog about the first trimester until I was reassured that the baby is okay. And yes, he/she is doing very well. We had our NT scan yesterday and it was amazing. I cannot believe how much the baby has grown and how much it actually looks like a real baby now. We won't receive results from the NT scan/blood work for about a week - but that's okay - we were just absolutely thrilled to see the baby measuring on track with a strong heartbeat and wiggling around like crazy.

Okay, on with the recap....

Symptoms:

Weeks 6-12 - "all day sickness", lots of dry heaving, throwing up from time to time, complete loss of appetite, nothing really tasted good to me and I was eating because I had to, sore breasts, bloated to the max, some lower back pain, a "pulling" like feeling in my lower pelvic area, FATIGUE (I'm still getting about 12 hours a sleep every night), and crazy dreams.


At the start of 13 weeks, I started feeling more like myself. I currently have waves of morning sickness, but I am so relieved the all day sickness has dissipated. My appetite has also picked up this week. I had my first ever foot-long meatball sub from Subway, and yes I ate every bite. The pregnancy brain has also kicked in. I actually forgot my phone at home when I went to work the other day and I've been making a lot of simple mistakes at work. There are days I don't feel safe driving because I feel so out of it.

Cravings: None really.

Aversions:
Starbucks hot chocolate. I used to have one of these every single morning before work and the thought of one or any Starbucks related drink makes me actually gag.

Maternity Clothes:
Not yet, although the only thing I wear to work is leggings because my pants are all now too snug. A few of them I can't button anymore and the ones I can still button are just too uncomfortable to wear all day at work. I plan to buy some more leggings this weekend and some additional loose fitting tops.

What I Miss: Absolutely nothing!

What I'm Looking Forward To: OB appointment in 2 weeks, telling the rest of the family, "showing" more, feeling movement, and eventually finding out the gender.

I start and end my days in the exact same way - in prayer. I thank God every single day for blessing me with each day of this pregnancy. I pray that he continues to keep our baby healthy and growing each day. I also pray that He comforts me and helps me to let go of any fears I have and that those fears can be replaced with faith and trust in Him.

And here is a picture of our lil one from the scan yesterday. Sorry, it's not the best quality - taken from my phone.

17 comments:

Jessica said...

This post makes me happy!! I am so excited for you!

Cori said...

So happy!!!!!! Look at that precious little baby!!! Too cute!

M said...

Yay! I've been anxiously waiting for your update. I'm so happy for you!

Mrs. H said...

So glad to hear that you've been doing well and the little one is growing healthy. I've been waiting for update.

amiracle4us said...

Love it!!!!!!!!!

Jesica said...

Congrats on making it through the first trimester!

M said...

Hi LC, I just saw your comment on my blog. I told my principal when I first found out, because I had to go in for blood work before school a few mornings and I was afraid I would be late. He knows about my loss and has been very supportive. He and his wife had fertility problems in the past. I feel lucky to have his support. My grade level teachers have known since the beginning also. They knew about my loss (two of them have had m/c also) and have been really great. It is scary now though because the whole staff is catching on. I can't hide my bump anymore! Good luck- I hope you get lots of support when more people find out.

Laura said...

Enjoy every minute of this pregnancy!!!! Praise the Lord for this miracle baby:) I'm totally sobbbing as I read your post, so thankful for God's answer to prayer!!!

Hugs,

Laura

Dana Lynn said...

I am BEYOND over the moon happy for you and your husband. This is AMAZING news and I wish you ALL the best for a healthy happy pregnancy and baby! You deserve it and will be wonderful parents!!!! ALL MY BEST TO YOU!! Dana

Andrea said...

Cutest baby ever! So, so, SO happy for you! Glad you're feeling better! 2nd trimester alteady?? Wow!!

Bridget said...

I'm so happy everything is going well for you!! I hope the morning sickness goes away completely soon!

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

I am so happy to hear this! Enjoy every second!!!

Kelli said...

Your little baby is so adorable LC!! Keep enjoying every moment....I am so happy for you!! =0)

Sarra said...

OMG, this is the best news!!! And your baby is just the cutest already! Glad you seem to be getting over the morning sickness. It's tough to go through that, but oh so worth it :). Very happy for you!!!! Congrats on entering the second trimester. This really is a great, joyful time!

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

I really hope my all day sickness eases up like you at 13 weeks!

I wanted to us my doppler this weekend but we couldn't find it! I might have to order another one!

amy said...

So so so so happppy for you...what a beautiful picture :)

Jen said...

Congrats on your natural BFP and successful 1st trimester. I used to think that natural BFPs were a myth but you got me believin'!! Congrats and best wishes on the remainder of your amazing pregnancy!!