I figured I should publicly record what has been going on with this pregnancy thus far so here we go...
We found out that I was pregnant when I about four weeks along.
We told my family on Christmas day (so I was eight weeks along). I actually wrapped up the pregnancy test for my mom. The first thing she said was, "It's a fruit leather!" Then when she realized what it was, she said, "Has this been used?" Her Christmas Wish List had "A Grandbaby" on it. Merry Christmas, Grandma! This is the video. Sorry I was shaking so much. I was really excited!
The only symptom I have had is that I am exhausted! I take a nap almost every day. Luckily, I haven't thrown up and I don't feel nauseous at all. I am getting excited to feel the little fetus kick and now that he/she is five inches long, I feel like this will be happening any day! Oh yeah, oh yeah! I have not missed class a single time! So Jessica (lame girl who ditched out on our final presentation), boo-ya! Even though I am always extremely tired, I drag my pregnant booty out of bed and get to an 8am class. I am so tired, my kitchen frequently looks like this:
My first doctor's appointment was really scary. I waited a long time to set up an appointment with the doctor and so my first appointment was around thirteen weeks. Sam came because we were going to hear the heartbeat through the Doppler! Unfortunately, they couldn't find the heartbeat. After a few minutes, I started crying and was worried that either I had never been pregnant or I had miscarried. Sam held my hand while the doctor called the nurse in and told her that we needed to do an ultrasound. As soon as the ultrasound was started, we could see the baby and the heart beating. It was very healthy and fast. He/she was the right length and had a heart rate of about 167 BPM. Fast little baby! The reason they couldn't hear the heartbeat from the front was because I have a tilted uterus. However, we have passed all the risk related to that and now there is very little chance that I will miscarry.
I still work out a lot. And I think that working out has really helped me feel better. Sam can attest, I never stop eating. However, for the last four months, I have been having an aversion to chicken. I have only eaten chicken once in the past four months and we were having dinner at someone's house. This has been hard, because I love Del Taco's chicken soft tacos. I always craved them before I was pregnant, but since I have been pregnant, they did not seem appetizing at all. I know Del Taco is ghetto, but I can't resist! Anyway, this has all changed! I drove past Del Taco a few days ago and realized that the thought of chicken soft tacos didn't make me want to dry heave. So today I went! And I loved it! I am so happy!
My weight gain has been... strange. I lost eleven pounds in my first trimester. Even with my constant eating! I have since gained about five pounds back. I can still fit into all of my pants quite well (it helps that I mostly own baggy pants due to my nonexistent butt). I haven't had to leave any pants unbuttoned.
This is me at six weeks:
And again at eleven weeks:
And again at sixteen weeks:
I really feel like we will be having a boy. And Sam really wants a boy! But, of course, we would be thrilled for a girl as well. Either way, I already have some outfit ideas.
I forgot to mention, MY SISTER IS PREGNANT! Michelle is due on September 13th and we are so excited to have our first kids so close together. Unfortunately, Michelle has been miserable. She works full time and has been having a hard time getting to work because of the morning sickness. But she's a champion and can totally make it!
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