Week 10 came and went. The last five weeks I was more nauseous than ever and talk about tired, I could sleep 15 hours a day if my schedule allowed it. I almost think part of maternity leave should be reserved for the first trimester. There were several days I didn’t know if I could make it through the day, even one day I left work at 3:30 to go home and take a nap. That was a long day.
But as I’m closing out the first trimester (12 weeks today), I am starting to feel better. Started to gain more energy where after work I am able to do more than just sleep, like write this blog post. I’ve been slacking on the blogging along with the cleaning, laundry, house projects and even bills. Oh I need a vacation to catch up on life.
So here it is, week 10 picture. I had a hard time with this photo shoot since most of my stomach puffiness was due to bloating and not the actual baby. Yes, one of the other side effects that has really come into play these last five weeks is constipation. I think it’s the vitamins. The vitamins actually contribute to a lot actually, especially nausea.
Andy and I had our 12 week appointment today and this is the first appointment that Andy went to and I’m so glad he was there, not only to hear the heartbeat but because I had to get blood drawn and well needles, not my thing. However, Andy really enjoyed hearing the heartbeat. I head it during my six week appointment so I wanted Andy to come to this appointment so he could experience it. I think it became real for him today. I mean there is not much going on in the first trimester, besides him leaving the bathroom when I’m getting sick so to hear the heartbeat was the first thing that brought this to life for him. I will always cherish that moment.
Updates the last 5 weeks
Sypmptons: Still nauseous, like everyday. Extreme tiredeness, all the time. Bloating. And did I mention my breasts are growing like miracle grow on weeds. That is the most surprising thing to this pregnancy so far. Holy moly. That’s all I can say.
Current Cravings: NONE. Major food aversions. I won’t go into details because it will just lead me straight to the bathroom.
Gender Hunches: I have had no intuition about the baby’s gender until the other day. I was sitting, praying for our future baby and I just got a feeling that it was going to be a boy. The feeling didn’t last long and I can’t really describe the feeling, just an intuition. All along Andy, my mother and Andy’s mom believes it will be a girl and until that little moment, I didn’t have a clue. So the next natural thing I did after this intuition, was check the Chinese lunar calendar for gender predictions, and of course, it said boy. Of course I’m not going to rely on the Chinese but I did find it interesting.