My first trimester was not what I expected, I was pleasantly surprised. As soon as I found out that I was pregnant, at 4 weeks 2 days, I immediately bought saltine crackers to keep by my bed, lots of ginger ale, preggo pops, and tons of other goodies in anticipation of morning sickness. I dreaded that part the most. However, I never got sick!! I was fully anticipating feeling sick all the time and was very happy when I didn’t. I felt a little queasy in the late afternoons, but a quick nap or rest would do the trick to get me feeling better! All in all, my first trimester was a time of excitement, joy, happiness, and lots of naps!!
I kept a journal of the progress of my pregnancy and wanted to share it all with you, here are my entries for the first trimester!
Week 5: The idea of carrying and growing a little baby that God created and blessed us with is sinking in and consuming my thoughts! I am being careful about what I eat and drink, and I rest a LOT!! We have already started discussing baby names, boy- Joseph Daniel, girl- Kylee or Kinsley Elizabeth or Alexa Michelle.
Week 6: Our first doctors appointment was uneventful, tests were ordered and that was about it! I am already in love with this growing baby and more and more in love with my sweet husband. I feel great, but sluggish in the afternoons and tired most of the day, but enjoying it all!
Week 7: Valentines Day!! Joe got me and ‘Alexa’ (the name he wants if we have a girl) two dozen pink roses, carmel chocolates, two new beads for my bracelet, and cards for me and our ‘baby girl’! The anticipation of getting to see my baby at the first ultrasound is weighing on my mind and I cannot control my excitement!
Week 8: I cannot describe what I felt when I saw my little tadpole with a little fluttering heartbeat (163 bpm). We are thinking we are having a girl, but it is all based on ‘feeling’ really. We have told some of our closest friends and family and it gets more and more exciting with each person we tell! It all becomes so real with each new moment! I feel great! I am very tired and am getting a cold, but it doesn’t seem to bother me.
Week 9: I am very tired and can’t shake this congestion I have. We have told more people, and I can’t wait till everyone knows!! My belly is growing, at night it is double the size it is in the day! It is a wonderful reminder of my ever growing baby! I will be glad when everyone knows, right now I feel like everyone thinks I am just getting fat (cause that’s how I feel!). (PS I think we decided Alexa Michelle if its a girl!)
Week 10: I have more energy this week and I am taking advantage- I organized the spare room and hall closet, I have to start making room for baby soon! We had another doctors appointment and we got to hear the heartbeat!! Everything looks great! I was so anxious going to the doctor, but relief and comfort spread over me with each fast pounding beat of our baby’s heart! We told our family and friends this week, we couldn’t be happier!! Oh and I bought some stuff for baby at a resale shop: boppy, play gym, nursing cover, and maternity pants and shorts!!
Week 11: At the beginning of this week my belly bump wasn’t there at night only, it popped out to stay! My mom came to visit! Now everyone knows our wonderful news and it feels awesome to share our excitement! There is not a moment that goes by that I am not thinking about my baby, gosh I love this baby so much already! We bought the baby’s furniture this week from Eryn, my sister in law. I can’t wait to find out if its a boy or a girl, I want to start planning the room!!! I feel great this week, but I am starting to get out of breath very quickly now.
Week 12: We had another ultrasound. Everything looked perfect. I am more at ease and still so excited. I feel great, which I thank this baby for LOL, well I constantly thank God! ( I am still out of breath easily, there is major pulling on the sides of my stomach, and my back is hurting, a lot!). Wow, He is wonderful! Joe has been realizing more and more that we will have a baby. It is very sweet to see his excitement and the process he is also going through. Cravings begun a bit: all things cold! pickles, popsicles, tomato-cucumber salad with Italian dressing, juices, milk, and fruits!! I mostly have aversions to basically all foods, but am finding a way to eat anyways. I bought more things this week: baby jeans at target for $1.50, and a baby girl and a baby boy outfit, I can’t control my excitement! lol And I was loaned a ton of maternity clothes from my good friend Michelle and my sister-in-laws friend Jenn!! Thank you ladies!!!
Week 13: This week flew by! We had another doctors appointment and all looks great! The baby is growing and so is my belly!! The heartbeat at this appointment was 156 bpm. I get more and more excited as I see my baby changing and think about the sweet baby developing and growing!! ahhh, bliss!