Thank you SO SO SO much for all of your well wishes, congrats, and support! We are thrilled for our journey ahead and for the next 6 months to FLY BY so we can meet our LO! And I’m so grateful to share our journey with you. I don’t promise it will be all that interesting or different, ’cause c’mon we are “conventional” LOL, but regardless I’m excited to document this chapter of our lives via this forum.
I wasn’t very diligent about bump pics the first few weeks after our BFP because there weren’t any changes, but the fuzzy pic below is the one I took a couple days after our BFP (in hindsight, I think we found out just shy of 5 weeks). Anyway, without further ado — my first “bump update:”
Written April 14, 2012
It’s hard to write blog posts during this first trimester. I want to keep it going, but at the same time, not reveal the pregnancy until we’re out of this fragile trimester. Call me paranoid, but I count my blessings every day and can’t believe the good things that have happened to us so far in our lives.
Anyway, today I’m a day shy of the 9 week mark, according to our dating ultrasound done on 3/27 – our lil’ one is due on November 18, 2012 (2 months after our 2 year anniv and 1 month after Mr.Dubs’ 31st birthday!) This may change at our next appointment on 4/24, when I’ll be just past the 10 week mark! I can’t wait to hit double digits in a week!
So it’s been just over a month since we got our BFP and life has not changed drastically YET. LOL
Week 5 & half of week 6 were full of excitement, fear, surreal joy. I didn’t feel all that different, beside the bloating that persisted beyond my period dates and random shoving face with food moments! Then, the week of my girls’ wknd trip in Chicago, I came down with the worst part of pregnancy (in my opinion thus far), morning sickness!
Random smells (dog food, cooking oil, glade plugins, clean laundry, fried eggs) started making me nauseous. I couldn’t eat dinner without puking for four nights straight and I’d wake up with this heartburn, tight chest feeling every morning! Needless to say, the yakkin ensued for most of week 6 and week 7.
Luckily, the nausea eased up this past week (8). I’m holding my breath and hoping that I’m one of the lucky few who has a mild bout of morning sickness, but I guess only time will tell.
Mr.Dubs is absolutely over the moon. He’s been a trooper being my slave. No, seriously, he is my hands and feet. Especially during this time of extreme fatigue and exhaustion. He’s also in his overly protective husband mode. Anytime I have to walk down a flight of stairs (not at home), he won’t let me walk down or up without holding onto him. I whine about it outwardly, but inside, I think it’s super duper adorable.
We were both elated when we were able to see the bean’s heartbeat at our first appointment. Since I was so early on in the pregnancy (6 weeks), the Dr had to do a transvaginal ultrasound. It was absolutely surreal seeing our lil bean for the first time. No really, he/she looked like a bean! (: Mr.Dubs was so thrilled to get home so he could put the printout up on our fridge. He’s going to be such a good daddy.
Anyway, since you guys will be reading this and many other posts in hindsight, I wanted to keep it brief without inundating you with what is now past first trimester stuff. I do however plan on doing weekly updates from this week (Week 9) on and posting retroactively, so you guys will just have to skip if you get sick of all this Baby Dubs talk!