Well, we did it. I'm pregnant. It still feels super weird and totally hasn't set in yet!! We are super excited and I cannot express how thrilled I am with how things have gone thus far and I can't wait to see how they progress.
So for those of you who are just dying to know all the deets regarding my first trimester fun, read on!
I was about 4 weeks when I found out I was pregnant. I had zero symptoms, but wanted to drink a margarita by the pool so I tested, just in case, because margaritas. To my insane surprise, two bright pink lines popped up on the test. I WAS SO SURPRISED. I totally did not think I was pregnant. I texted Michael immediately because I am such a big mouth and wanted to tell him immediately. It took him about an hour to get back to me (hardest hour of my life) and he was also super surprised! Yay babies! We let our parents know ASAP, along with my two sisters. They were all over-joyed!! We wanted to wait until I was 12 weeks before letting the masses know, just in case something happened.
My first symptom were moderate cramps - kind of like my period was coming. This scared me because I did not think I'd feel like this while being pregnant! I seriously thought my only symptoms would be puking and getting a belly. Also, I had some major paranoia. I was freaking out about any potential issues that could come up. I was not prepared for that. Thank goodness for Michael and his sanity and love for me. Soon after the cramps/paranoia ended, I started feeling better for a few days before starting to feel slightly "motion sick." This followed me up until about 13.5 weeks. Around 5 PM every night, I would start to feel like I had been in a car all day and could barely eat anything. All I wanted was cereal and milk. It wasn't that bad and I feel very fortunate to not have puked at all. Shout out to you ladies who have/had morning sickness! You are my hero.
Around 6 weeks, I started spotting, which scared the crud out of me. I called the doctor and they informed me that it was normal as long as it stayed light. I watched it for a few days and it eventually went away. At about 7 weeks, it came back and lasted off and on until about 8 weeks. I was still spotting at my first appointment! Thankfully, baby's heartbeat was nice and strong and baby was bouncing around like a little bean. Praise the Lord! I haven't had spotting since 8 weeks!
Tiredness & Constipation have been my most consistent symptoms through the beginning of my second trimester. They aren't too bad, just mostly annoying. But again, I'll take it over other things that could be going on.
Here are pics of my stomach growth progression. I started with a little pooch, since you know, I'm alive and love food. At about 8 weeks, my stomach starting poking a bit more - still not sure if that was from food, bloating, or constipation (real talk). However, still stoked that I was showing a smidgen!
Here are a few additional details that apply to how I feel currently (questions from my awesome friend, Jessica Warfield):
How far along: 14 weeks and 3 days
How big is baby: Baby is as big as a troll doll - so almost 4 inches or so
Weight gain: So far I am up to .4 pounds as of my last appointment
Sleep: Was great for a while and now it is harder due to back pain (thanks, scoliosis!)
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I almost typed no cravings here - LOL - SUSHI. So much sushi. Give me all the sushi. Of course, vegetarian. For the most part, I am eating like I did before getting preggo. I do get super hungry if I wait too long to eat.
Movement: I feel occasional flutters and the occasional pinch
What I’m loving: I love having a bump! It is so insanely fun. I've never felt so confident.
Symptoms: As of the second trimester, just tired and constipated. :]
What I’m looking forward to: Finding out the baby's gender is going to be so fun! We can't wait to see what our little thang is going to be!
Thoughts: Being pregnant has been awesome so far and I pray that things continue to progress healthily!
We are so unbelievably grateful for how things are going and can't wait for the next 6 months to fly by so that we can hold our little kid and love them forever. We are also terrified. So pray for that. ;]
Until next time!