Archive for July, 2009

Ravenous!

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

A new symptom has arrived. I’m STARVING! I could not eat enough today, no matter what I tried. My appetite has been interesting. What I am guessing to be weeks 4-6, I wanted nothing but salads. My usual taste for cake, cookies, and ice cream had vanished. I just wanted anything with a high nutrition content. This all changed quickly. Weeks 7 through current, I’ve eaten my fair share of sweets, but it wasn’t until today when I became hungry for everything in sight. I also noticed my stomach pooched out just a little. Nothing big. It’s about to 11 weeks  now and just below my belly button is sticking out slightly. No one would think I’m pregnant, but I do look like I’ve put on a few pounds. It’s probably that darn constipation, or poop baby! Whatever it is, it doesn’t look like a cute mommy tummy.

9 Weeks, 3 Days Pictures!

Monday, July 13th, 2009

Jen’s babe tum from the side (9 weeks, 3 days)Still nothing, just more pictures!

Jen’s babe tum from the Front

Am I Still Pregnant?

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

The first trimester is a tricky one. Many women decide not to share the good news for fear of miscarriage. With the latest and greatest pregnancy tests available, “5 days before your missed period”, women are finding out so much earlier than they used to. A number of pregnancies have always terminated during the first 13 weeks. In our parents and grandparents age, you didn’t hear about miscarriage as often because they would wait for their period, maybe wait to miss a second, and go to the doctor. If they missed one, then had a heavy one, they’d assume they weren’t pregnant, and it was just a missed or late period. For us, we find out immediately, and sometimes the pregnancy terminates itself. So, while sharing the news is your own personal choice, many couples choose to only tell family and close friends during the first trimester. Jeff and I decided to go the family and close friends route, and I’ve decided to obsessively worry about my baby most of the day. Is it still in there? Will I know if I miscarry? I decided to do some research. I found out that you usually know because of cramping, bleeding (though not all bleeding is miscarriage), or loss of pregnancy symptoms. Loss of pregnancy symptoms? What does that mean? I began examining myself. Well, I haven’t been to the doctor and don’t have an appointment until my 13th week. My Seattle doctor told me I was doing everything right and didn’t need to see anyone until then. But, I also don’t know the exact week I’m on since I went to the Seattle doctor so early. 4-6 weeks? That’s a big difference! Right now I could be 10 weeks or I could be 9 or I could be 12. I’m feeling pretty good. I woke up in the middle of the night and my breasts were no longer sore. I rarely feel sick anymore. I am tired, but anyone could be tired after moving and having free time for the first time in years. Oh my gosh! What happened to my baby? I got on the internet and read that many symptoms can start to clear at about 10-11 weeks. Whew! I’m feeling better. For now.

8 Weeks, 1 Day Pictures!

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Jen’s babe tum from the side (8 weeks, 1 day)Still, not showing anything, but wanted to post pictures!Jen’s babe tum from the Front Notice acne on cheeks on side view… ugh.

Please Come Scrape Me Out of Bed!

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

I would guess that I’m about 9 weeks pregnant and we just moved across the country to Cambridge, MA a few days ago. My constipation, light nausea, and sore nipples have stayed the same. A symptom I forgot was major acne. My skin is horrible. I’m embarrassed to go out in public sometimes (of course I still go). But, I really have nothing to complain about. I’ve been feeling really great. Until today. It’s July 3rd and my energy is gone. I usually run between 4 and 10 miles a day, depending on the day. Today, I believe I’ve been hit by a truck. Getting up out of bed is just not working. I’m so tired! I attempted a 26 minute run and while I know it was slow, it was horrible. I felt like I couldn’t build up enough energy to move. How on earth could I possible go into work feeling like this?! Good thing I’m not working while we are in Cambridge. Wow, I’m so tired today! I spent the entire day laying on my couch, aside from the 26 minute run. Am I going to feel like this every day? I’m already sleeping 9 hours or more at night, plus a 2 hour nap on most days. This is much different from my previous, much busier life.