Friday, January 9, 2015

Thoughts from my (Second) First Trimester

Good morning!  

Thank you so, so much for your sweet comments, messages, etc. on our announcement yesterday.  You guys are the best.  I am very happy to finally be able to talk about my pregnancy here.  I hate not being completely honest, but for many reasons, had to keep this news a secret. 

During my first trimester, I made a few notes along the way.  Here they are:

4 weeks

  • Yay!  I am so excited!
  • What did I do?  What was I thinking?  Can I actually take care of two children and have a job and have a life?  How is this going to be possible?
  • Ina will be so excited to have a baby sister/brother.  Dan doesn’t believe that I am pregnant.
  • How am I already tired?  It must be in my head. 

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(the Ina-leftover-bump)

5 weeks

  • I bought maternity clothes because Gap was having a huge sale and for some reason that made this pregnancy feel much more real.
  • What am I doing?
  • I miss my 3 (OK 4) cups of coffee each day (I cut it down to one in the morning and one in the afternoon, which is very necessary if I want to stay awake past 6 PM)
  • I feel great.  I feel like crap.  I feel great.  

6 weeks

  • How in the world did I think it was a good idea to get pregnant days before I am going to a foreign country?  What was I thinking?

7 weeks

  • I saw the baby during an ultrasound at my first prenatal appointment!   And his/her very little heartbeat!  I told Dan I saw the baby and he said, “So you really are pregnant?!?  Yay!”
  • I am so glad Ina was wrong when she said there were two babies in my belly.  And was counting them every day.  
  • I don’t want to exercise.  At all.  But I do, at least every other day.  Most of the time it is yoga or walking.  
  • I am having waves of nausea, but nothing that has made me think I better find a bathroom pronto.  
  • Dan lost his job.  Many minor freak outs occurred.
  • Dan got another job. Yay!

8 weeks

  • I love cottage cheese
  • Changing diapers just got a lot harder
  • I can no longer cook raw meet with out gagging
  • Chewing ice is the only thing that doesn’t make me want to hurl

9 weeks

  • I had a dream that the baby has holes in it.
  • Having the stomach bug while pregnant is not so fun.  
  • Ina is starting to tell people that I have a baby in my belly.  
  • My sister told me that the uterus doesn’t move until 12 weeks, so I shouldn’t even kind of show until then.  I am going to ignore that.  

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10 weeks

  • I went to brunch at a restaurant that makes homemade eggnog and ordered some.  It came with alcohol.  Hmph.
  • I ate an entire jar of (room temperature) pickles on the drive home from the grocery store

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(I got a Snoogle for Christmas and Dan is already trying to steal it!)

11 weeks

  • Pregnancy insomnia is real 
  • The last thing I want to do is exercise.  
  • It is insane how much bigger my belly feels at the end of the day compared to the beginning of the day.
  • I swear I have already felt the baby kick.  My midwife says that it isn’t uncommon for 2nd time moms to say that this early.  However, I “felt” Ina kick for about 6 months after she was born, so who knows?
  • I heard’s the baby’s heartbeat again!  Such a lovely sound.

12 weeks

  • I have slept so well the past two nights, I feel like a new woman.  I think my lack of motivation to exercise mainly came from not getting enough sleep.  
  • Pregnancy dreams are weird

I also can’t help but compare this pregnancy to Ina’s:

Last time and this time I told Dan within minutes of finding out, even though I wanted to surprise him in some grand way.

Last time I wrote a post for every single week and this time I lumped them all into one.  Last time I obviously had more free time to write.

Last time I was more tired, but less nauseous.  This time I was less tired and more nauseous, but I think I have a new “baseline” for tired.

Last time I was so excited to tell everyone about my pregnancy and made “announcements” with my family and friends. This time I told people as I saw them, and it was awkward.  How do you casually bring up pregnancy in a conversation?

Last time I trained for a half marathon during my first trimester.  This time I ran maybe 10 times total, never more than 4 miles, and mostly walked and did yoga.  Running doesn’t hurt or anything, but I just feel like I want to relax a little more this pregnancy.

Last time I ate like crap (lots of PopTarts, pretzels, and cereal).  This time (with the exception of the holidays), I have done a decent job of eating my fruits and vegetables.

Last time I thought it might be a boy.  This time I am pretty sure it is a boy.

Last time we named the baby Margaret while she was in my belly, this time the name is “Baby Gary."

Last time I had no idea how my life was about to change, so I was equally excited and scared.  This time I think I have a pretty good idea, and because of that I am equally excited and scared.


  1. Congratulations! Such exciting news.
    I love the play-by-play. I can actually HEAR you saying these things; the benefits of growing up with you, ha.

    I hope you're feeling less-queasy. Happy, happy Friday!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. Thanks! Haha, I feel the very same way reading your blog. I hope you had a fantastic weekend! :)

  2. Congrats!! So exciting!
    I am not a mom and I cannot give any "mommy advice", but I hear a lot of moms say that no matter how busy it can get as a mommy, it's more than worth it!! I love your daughter's name btw, so cute!

    1. Thanks! She is named after my grandma. I agree, it is so worth it! :)

  3. I love watching pregnancy journeys. It makes me want to have my own someday, Lord willing.

    1. I agree! I love documenting mine too, and then going back and reading it later. Cheers!


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