Monday, June 1, 2009

My First Trimester

Here is a recap of how it went:

Cravings:
Chips & salsa
tacos
Pickles
Popsicles
Oranges

Aches & Pains:
Cramping
Nausea
Heartburn
Breast tenderness
Exhaustion

First Doctor's Visit:
We went to see the doctor at 9 weeks. We had our first ultrasound. We heard our baby's heartbeat and saw our baby moving all about inside of me. It was amazing to hear the heartbeat, to see that little baby, and know that it was really real. I cried tears of joy and relief, and Randall giggled and smiled from ear to ear. It was at that moment that it was reality for both of us. After 6 years of it being just about us, it was now about much more than just us.

What I Wore:
At about 8 weeks I was officially too big for my regular pants and my dresses were starting to hug me pretty tight in the midsection. Maternity clothes are still a little too big. I am still in that awkward stage where it looks like I have eaten too much when actually it is a growing baby in there! I have worn my regular pants with the bellyband over them and worn lots of dresses.
I had fun shopping in Motherhood Maternity at my 9th week with Mama, Sarah and Aunt Janet. It was interesting, for sure. Finding maternity clothes in Jonesboro is a chore. I am ready for a trip to Ross Dress for Less in Memphis!
At 12 weeks I am ready for maternity pants. They fit a little too big but they are more comfortable than the alternative. My work out shorts and t-shirts are even snug in my mid-section…it is wild. I am wearing lots of my empire waisted dresses to get me through this awkard stage.

Baby Items We Purchased:
3 pair of Robeez shoes at the resale shop in Star City. I bought 2 girls and 1 boy. I will sale the ones we do not need. There has been a lot of "window shopping", but we haven't bought anything because we want to know the sex of the baby first...then we will go crazy.

Baby Items and Maternity Items Received:
Rock a Stack (the plastic colored donut looking things on the stick) – Julie and her crew
Pregnancy Book – my friend, Kemberlyn
Pewter bear shaped picture frame – Mama (she gave it to me for Mother’s Day)
Ultrasound photo frame – My boss, Laura
Black maternity dress - Aunt Janet
Denim maternity skirt – Mama
Sack full of maternity clothes from her very own closet – Sarah
“My Daddy Loves Me” Sleeper, bibs and burp cloths- Molly
Cuddle Bear - Diana
green polka dot sleeper set - Memphis friend, Mandy

What I am Looking Forward to:
Not looking like I have eaten too much but finally really looking pregnant
Finding out the sex of our baby
Picking out the fabric for the baby bedding
Decorating the nursery
Kissing my baby's sweet face in December
Abby

2 comments:

Lindsey Watson said...

i can't wait to kiss your baby's face either!!! :) and take pictures of it! :)

Anonymous said...

Cravings:
Chips & salsa
tacos
Pickles
Popsicles
Oranges

Aches & Pains:
Cramping
Nausea
Heartburn
Breast tenderness
Exhaustion

How is any of the above different from menopause?

Love ya Claudia