Wednesday, July 18, 2012

first trimester in a nutshell

Even though we just broke the news on here last week, I feel like I've been pregnant forever (yikes, I still have over 5 months to go)! I am officially in my second trimester, but I thought I'd do a little recap of the first one.

Week 4: I found out I was pregnant when I was 4 weeks along. I felt really good: excited, a little tired, sore boobs, kinda crampy, but otherwise normal.

Week 5: Same as week 4, but a new symptom revealed itself: heightened sense of smell, which was particularly bothersome when walking anywhere near the school cafeteria. Ew.

Week 6: This is when it all went downhill. I started feeling nauseous-I wouldn't really call it "morning sickness," more like "all day sickness" woof.

Week 7: Constant nausea, throwing up, loss of appetite, and bad taste in my mouth. We took a trip to New York to visit a friend and lets just say, I now have an aversion to New York. The smells, the heat, and the crazy cab rides do not mix well with pregnancy hormones. We also had our first ultrasound this week where we got this beautiful picture. It was a relief to see the heartbeat and know that everything was looking good so far :)

Week 8: Nauseous, throwing up, no appetite, bloated, tired. This is the week I officially stopped wearing pants unless they has a stretchy waist. All other pants felt so uncomfortable when they pressed on my stomach. This was also the last week of school before summer break wahoo!

Week 9: Same symptoms as above. Thank goodness I was on summer break because it was hard to do anything but lay on the couch. The only thing I could manage to force down my throat was carbs-this is what my kitchen counter looked like.

Week 10: Same symptoms as above. I finally called my doctor in desperation and he prescribed me some anti-nausea medication. It wasn't a cure-all, but it helped!

Week 11: Same symptoms. We had our 12 week appointment and got to do another ultrasound which I was thrilled about! It was amazing to see how much the baby had changed in 4 short weeks. What looked like a bean before, looked like a baby now. We got to see him/her move its little hands and feet. That was the coolest experience. I wish I could see that every day!

Week 12: Same symptoms. Even when I wasn't feeling terribly sick, I just didn't feel normal. I felt like a stranger in my own body. I went up to Boulder and my mom took me shopping for my first maternity clothes.

Week 13: Same symptoms, but slowly starting to feel less nauseous. We went to visit Paul's parents for the week and it felt so good to float in the lake every day!

Week 14: Second Trimester!! Finally starting to feel better. Still feeling nauseous on occasion, but not nearly as often. Praise the Lord!

I've been trying to take a belly pic every week since I found out. I missed a few here and there, but here's what I did get..

So there you have it, the first trimester in a nutshell :)


  1. You look great! The pregnancy will start to fly, promise!

  2. love, love, love the belly pics...
    your first trimester reminds of your Mom's first trimester with Buzz...ask her to tell you about it sometime!

  3. You look fabulous and I'm so glad you're feeling better! Can't wait to see what you're having!

  4. Nice pics.Its better to hear that you are not facing many symptoms during your first trimester.

  5. You look so wonderful! I am sorry you were all day sick during your first trimest--that is no fun at all! I hope the second is nausea free! :)