Jul 21, 2014

The First Trimester

pregnancy tests might be really creepy to some people... but it felt like the only picture that made sense. don't hate me cuz I peed on this.

So this post is kind of difficult to write because well, the first trimester wasn't all that crazy for me. In fact, I never got sick. At all. Don't hate me. It's genetics (or maybe not, we'll see the next time around). But I wanted to commemorate it on the blog in some way, so here is my attempt.

After the initial surprise that we were pregnant (Basically this was the first month we "stopped trying not to be pregnant" and bam, it worked. So it was planned, but also a surprise at the same time.) we tried really hard to soak it in as much as we could. But we kept forgetting. We would have a normal day and then, as we got ready for bed, and one of us would say "oh man, I can't believe we are going to have a baby!" That pretty much happened on and off for weeks.

We had an ultra sound at 10 weeks and I definitely expected to you know, feeeel emotional, but that didn't really happen. It was so great to hear the heartbeat and know there really is a baby in there, but neither Eric nor I cried or had an intense emotional experience. I know that is normal (thank goodness for blogs and baby books!) but it all just felt so surreal.

I'm... weird and I haven't been keen on telling anyone. I don't know why. I have great people in my life, but it just felt like such a special secret between Eric and I. After the ultrasound, Eric convinced me to tell my family about the baby and I am glad he did. We called most people via FaceTime (can we all talk about the wonders of FaceTime?) and it was so fun to hear their reactions. Everyone's reaction was different: my mom literally yelled and fist pumped, my dad got really emotional, my in-laws were shocked, my sister laughed a lot and my brothers already started talking about the baby being a boy. 

Telling our close friends and family made it all seem a little more real, but in general things definitely did not feel too different. I wasn't sick, which was such a blessing. There were a few moments of nauseousness, but those were quickly fixed by eating a snack (applesauce and yogurt) or sniffing peppermint oil. I also didn't show at all during the first trimester, which is showcased  in my outfits: 6 weeks, 9 weeks12 weeks.

I could definitely feel my body changing, but it was relatively minimal. In a nutshell, the whole 1st trimester just didn't feel real. But every time I would remember "hey, there's a baby in there!" it was such a good feeling. I couldn't wait to find out the gender and to feel his/her movements.


25 comments:

  1. Everyone is so different. I couldn't wait to tell everyone right away.

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  2. Congrats again pretty lady!

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  3. Hooray for not getting sick!! That's one of the (many) things that freak me out about pregnancy. I hate getting sick. Can't wait to hear how the next two trimesters go!

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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  4. I don't think things became real with my first 2 pregnancies until I felt them kick but I never felt that strong maternal bond to them until they were born. My 3rd was totally different. We had just been through 2 miscarriages and everything about her pregnancy was different. I felt bonded to her the minute we knew she was sticking in my belly. So my point is, I think its one of those things where everyone is different. And I waited to tell the 3rd time around because I wasn't ready to talk about the state of my uterus all the time.

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  5. My mom always said that between me and my sister she knows nothing about being pregnant because we were such different pregnancies.

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  6. this is precious! I can only imagine how surreal it much feel at first, such a big and crazy life change, but oh so sweet I'm sure. :)

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  7. I was the same way! I didn't want to tell anyone and didn't for 11 1/2 weeks! It is such a fun and special secret to have (as long as you can keep it)! Glad you had an easy first trimester! The second feels the longest and the third you are so excited getting everything ready!

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  8. It is so special to have that little secret! We kept it a secret for a long time too but then I was busted when we were out with friends and I ordered a non-alcoholic drink! So happy you had a easy 1st trimester!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  9. So fun to have a little secret between you and the hubs. I'm worried about the next time I get pregnant because I was showing before I even wanted to tell anyone with #2, so #3 will be difficult to keep secret. Lucky, lucky about not getting sick!

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  10. That's awesome to have such an easy first trimester! Hopefully the rest of the pregnancy will be just as calm!

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  11. That sounds EXACTLY like my pregnancy - minus waiting to tell people. I wasn't sick, didn't start showing early, and didn't feel very connected to him early on... We're twins!

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  12. So exciting!! Congrats! That is awesome you haven't been sick :)

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  13. It sounds like the first trimester was pretty easy going. It's so nice that you didn't get sick!

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  14. thanks for sharing :) sounds like an easy pregnancy so far, hope it stays that way!

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  15. Congratulations! That is so exciting!!

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  16. Wow I had no idea! Congratulations.

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  17. You are so lucky to have no sickness! Whewee! That is great. I was sick with my daughter up until five days before I gave birth. I felt the same way as you with my first. You are right, it is a normal feeling. I am so excited for you and I think we are all thrilled and privileged that you chose to share the this information with us. : )

    Jenni

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  18. We had the same experience with that little bit of shock setting in at how quickly it happened and really realizing what we signed up for! :) But very jealous that you felt really great throughout the first trimester!

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  19. That's awesome that you didn't get sick!! I'm surprised you weren't excited to tell your families! I thought that was the best part (besides having the baby of course haha) but I can understand it being a special thing between the two of you. I'm glad everyone was so excited for you! And yay for not getting sick! That part scares me...

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  20. Thanks for sharing! This is such an exciting time and while it's "cool" that a bunch of internet strangers are interested, it's going to be awesome to look back on this post (and the whole journey) later. Gotta love blogging.

    Congrats again - such an exciting time!!!

    xo Jackie

    Something About That

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  21. Such a beautiful raw post! I too didn't get that sick. We told our families at exactly 9 weeks though we contemplated waiting till 12 weeks.

    You are going to make a fantastic mom - I can tell. Treasure each day of your pregnancy because it's amazing!

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  22. Yay! Just now getting to read some of your posts. :) Just can't wait!

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  23. Okay, I don't know how I missed this, but CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That's great news :-) And lucky you for not being sick in your fist trimester!

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