Friday, June 29, 2012

Pregnancy Post #1

I promise not to become one of "those" pregnant women that overwhelm Facebook or the blogosphere with my experience as a preggo, BUT I do want to record and share some of this exciting time! It is strange to realize that so many of the pregnancy symptoms are actually true - not that I believed they didn't exist, it was just hard to imagine that I could all-of-a-sudden be completely disinterested in eating a salad! So, here's a quick overview of what the first two months of being pregnant has been like.

Weeks: I'm 9 1/2 now. We found out at 5 weeks.

Weight: 112. Down 5 lbs from my first appointment at 5 1/2 weeks.

Cravings: I wouldn't say I have any real cravings, but it seems like when I want something, I want it and I can't think of anything else. Some of these "cravings" have been: messy nachos from Taco Casa (when usually I get chicken tacos!!), coconut soup and crab angels from Surin, sausage biscuits, orange juice, bread, salty stuff, and Fruit Roll-Ups.

Aversions: At first, I was grossed out by everything except bread and rice. Beef is currently the only thing that I can't even think of eating, but I have had trouble with eggs, salad/lettuce, vegetables, fruit. Veggies & fruit were surprising to me - I LOVE some produce! But the weirdest thing that I haven't been interested in is CHOCOLATE! It doesn't gross me out, but... I'm just not interested in it!

Struggles: I am having a hard time taking my vitamins. I hate pills of any sort to begin with, so having to take ones with a nasty aftertaste is even worse. I'm trying to suck it up and do it for the baby but it is hard! Lately my appetite has been better, so I feel like I'm naturally getting in some important vitamins and nutrients, but I need to find a vitamin that works (maybe even just a chewable one would be better than nothing!).

Bump: No official baby bump yet, but I can definitely tell that some of my pants are fitting differently. I try to suck in, but it's not really going anywhere!

Symptoms: "Morning" sickness hit me right around 6 weeks and usually lasted ALL day. It has gradually gotten better, but I have been taking Zofran to help on the days when it's bad. Fatigue is also starting to set in - but usually a 20-30 minute nap helps! I've also been constipated... hey, I didn't say this was going to be a pretty post!! It actually hasn't caused me any pain or discomfort, but it's just annoying.

Gender: Blake and I both think it's a boy. Well, I think it's a girl but I have guessed wrong with the past 5 pregnant girls I've known, so... I'll go with boy.

The first few weeks went by SO quickly and now things are slowing down just a tad. I feel like I should be further along, but we're getting there! Next time I do a pregnancy post, I'll put up a belly picture. Right now I just feel like there's no point - my stomach looks like a pretty normal stomach, but I have a feeling it won't be long before there's a noticeable pooch!


  1. I Love that you're doing pregnancy posts! My mom kept a note book about my sister when she had open heart surgery at 2 months old, and it was really interesting to look back at now that my sister is older. I think Baby Ball would like to read this kind of stuff too when he or she is all grown up.

  2. I also have a pregnancy journal, but it is a little limited so I wanted to also have another place where I could be a little more detailed. I love journaling and keeping track of things... hopefully Baby Ball will appreciate it!

  3. I don't know how, but I just read this! Keep the posts coming! I LOVE reading about Baby Ball!!!!

    And we WILL Skype soon. Our house guests are officially gone, but now Benji is sick with some sort of virus. One thing, after another. Sheesh.

    Love and miss you!

  4. Hah, well I just saw your comment!!! No worries!!! :)