Pregnancy has treated me fairly well thus far, I’ve felt pretty great and with the exception of a couple weeks in first trimester I haven’t had any serious nausea (haven’t thrown up at all!).
Since I am coming up on the third(!!) trimester I figured I should get my butt in gear and do some pregnancy updates!
So, here is a recap of first trimester: (basically a bunch of crappy cell phone pictures of me looking bloated)
4 Weeks: Just found out I’m pregnant, just feeling regular pms blahs.
5 Weeks: Bloated already. Fun.
6 Weeks: Fat jeans please. Am I already feeling round ligament pain? What is all this stretching!?
7 Weeks: Still no morning sickness! Feeling pretty great! (Until a few days after this picture was taken…)
8 Weeks: Oh hey, nausea! I was wondering when you might show up! We saw the baby this week! I looks like a little bean, but there is a heartbeat and everything looks good so far, this might really be happening!
9 Weeks: Feeling a bit better already, and is this the start of a bump?? No, it’s just bloat… Right?
10 Weeks: WOO HOO double digits! Jeans are definitely getting tighter.
11 Weeks: Jeans are overrated. So are belts.
12 Weeks: I think I need to officially start taking “belly pictures”. This is definitely a bump. I also gave up on my “regular” clothes, maternity clothes for the win!
13 Weeks: This is the last week of the first trimester!! This may actually be happening! Also, holy belly!
Overall, I had a pretty uneventful first trimester. Lots of bloating, cramping and stretching. Also a lot of indigestion and insomnia, but overall the nausea was minimal and I felt pretty good. Something I did struggle with during my first trimester was anxiety. Having taken a long time to get pregnant and it basically being a miracle, I was SUPER nervous about miscarriage, or having a blighted ovum or something else that would mean the pregnancy wouldn’t continue. Having been on TTC forums (especially infertility forums) I had heard all of the bad things that could happen and I was SURE it would happen to us, our odds were SO SLIM of getting pregnant, there was no way I would get that lucky… It was a really scary mix of emotions, being so overjoyed by something, but so scared it could change any second, and then feeling pregnant on top of it (however mild I had it)… It was a rollercoaster, and hitting each stepping stone of the first trimester was really amazing for me. I felt a LOT better after we say the baby on the ultrasound at 8 and a half weeks, everything was measuring on schedule and everything looked good. Shortly after that I was able to use a home fetal doppler to find the baby’s heartbeat on my own and that helped put my mind at ease as well. Once I knew baby was still in there on the regular I started to get more comfortable. Once 12 weeks hit I felt really good, we even went public on Facebook at that point, that REALLY made it real.
Coming up: Second Trimester (so far).