Category: First trimester

Trimester smack-down

From comparing my week-by-week updates from this pregnancy and my last pregnancy, I’ve definitely noticed that I’m experiencing all the same symptoms — and at the exact same times. I had heard that boy-pregnancies and girl-pregnancies were supposedly really different, but I haven’t found…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 13

Week 13 (Oct. 22 to Oct. 28)  Symptoms: Crippling exhaustion. But that is probably because I am a ONE-WOMAN MOVING MACHINE OMG. Boxes. Unpacking. Ow. And headaches. Body changes: I think I’m officially done playing “Pregnant or just fat?” The answer is (luckily) always “pregnant.” And that is…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 12

Week 12 (Oct. 15 to Oct. 21)  Symptoms: Boobs are definitely bigger — not awesome-big, but better than those sad-looking, flat, post-breastfeeding disasters. Body changes: I keep reading stuff in pregnancy guides about how “your regular jeans might be getting snug.” Bite me, pregnancy guides! Now where are…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 11

Week 11 (Oct. 8 to Oct. 14)  Symptoms: This. But the nausea is gone! Body changes: Coming to terms with the fact that I’m practically a continent. HOPING and PRAYING that although I looked pregnant almost immediately, I will end up gaining the same (or less) as…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 10

Week 10 (Oct. 1 to Oct. 7)  Symptoms: Oh yeah — that again. Joy. Nausea is easing up, though! I am actually starting to resume somewhat normal eating habits. Body changes: Hi, I’m ginormous. Cravings: Oreos and milk. Pancakes. Aversions: I can eat chicken again! Woohoo! High…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 9

Week 9 (Sept. 24 to Sept. 30)  Symptoms: Nauseous. Cold. Headache-y. Loads of fun, generally. Body changes: I will be glad when I’m in the second trimester and it won’t be so pathetic that I’m wearing maternity clothes (and have been since like the fifth…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 8

Week 8 (Sept. 17 to Sept. 23)  Symptoms: Still nauseous. Getting up once in the night to pee — boo. And I’m really, really cold all the time. Even when no one else is. Very weird. Body changes: Still look mega-pregnant. Still planning on lying…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 7

Week 7 (Sept. 10 to Sept. 16)  Symptoms: So very, very, very, very nauseous. And tired. And weak. Body changes: I live in fear that people will see me and ask how far along I am, and I’ll have to admit I’m only six weeks…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 6

Week 6 (Sept. 3 to Sept. 9)  Symptoms: Nausea. Dog nose. Exhaustion. Airheadedness. I am basically just sick and tired and DUMB all the live-long day. Body changes: It is depressing to look so pregnant when you’re only five weeks along. Cravings: Most things that start…

This bout of morning sickness is brought to you by the letter "C"

Originally written Wednesday, September 7, 2011Five weeks, four days pregnant Puke, puke, PUKE!OK, I haven’t actually puked.But I feel like I’m going to. Like constantly.Deja-vu! Here is a complete list of the only things that I can tolerate at the moment: Granny Smith apple slices…

What have we done?

Originally written Saturday, September 3, 2011Five weeks pregnant O.M.G. You know those days when your toddler is kind of HORRIBLE? This is one of those days x 1,000,000. Baby Boy didn’t nap at all this morning — just screamed in his crib for an…

Weekly re-cap of pregnancy #2: Week 5

Week 5 (Aug. 27 to Sept. 2)  Symptoms: Oh God. The nausea. Please stop. Also: dog nose has returned, and every smell on the planet offends me. Heartburn (already, what the #$&@?). And pregnancy brain — I’m an airhead again. Body changes: Bloaty. Possibly a…