Even though I went through most of the past 13 weeks without anyone knowing I was pregnant, it’s still hard to believe that I’m already in the second trimester!
I can’t say that I’m sad to be moving onto this next stage, but there are some things that I want to
kiss goodbye remember about the first trimester:
* Food cravings: FRUIT, fruit & more fruit; spaghettios; lemonade; mac-n-cheese; grilled cheese; cheese & crackers; pizza; chicken nuggets (until one day I ate like 30 of them and haven’t been able to look at them since without throwing up) **as you can see I’ve been eating really healthy lately**
:: Initially I was eating yogurt with granola and saltines EVERY day. Then morning sickness kicked in and I couldn’t stand those any longer
* Food aversions: VEGETABLES – cooked, raw, steamed, whatever… they all made me gag; meat; whole grain bread – especially the crust (apparently baby doesn’t like the healthy stuff)
*I was feeling ok (just tired) until about 6 1/2 weeks or so, then the morning sickness really kicked in. I was sick from 6 1/2 weeks until just into the 13th week (my doctor prescribed Zofran for my nausea just so I could make it through our trip to Spain). Add that to the fact that I have been SO incredibly tired – some days I could barely make it out of bed. I am so thankful that I was out of school for the summer… there is NO way I could have been on my feet teaching all day feeling this way.
*My skin has completely broken out – I can’t do anything to control it right now (one of the wive’s tales I’ve read says that if your skin gets worse, it means you’re having a girl, as they ‘steal their mother’s beauty’ – haha! we’ll see…)
*I am taking flintstones vitamins with separate supplements because my prenatals make me sick. So every night I take 3 separate pills – one of which is chewable (helps tremendously with the gag reflex!)
*Although I am a bit emotional to begin with, pregnancy has definitely kicked the hormones into high gear. Biggest mistake so far – watching Dear John with my sister-in-law. I was practically gasping for air I was sobbing so hard while she didn’t even shed a tear
::I told my Doc about this and she laughed and said she is forbidding any Nicholas Sparks for the rest of my pregnancy
*Since my morning sickness (AKA: all day sickness) has kept me from leaving the house much, Matt and I created a new way to “go to church” for the time being. We have been downloading pod-casts from 2 of our favorite pastors (Matt Chandler and Matt Carter) and loading them on our iPods while we go for a walk – that way we can do it at any time that I happen to be feeling okay
*Last but not least – Matt’s favorite memory from first-tri was waking up in the middle of the night to hear me crunching on whatever type of cracker happened to be on the nightstand. Hey – it was either that or throw up in bed – so he preferred the late night munching.
Ok, I’ve been wordy enough, without further adieu… the first belly picture: