Tuesday, December 1

One down!

Today, at 13 weeks and 2 days, I Officially end my first trimester! (The two days are for that extra un-accounted-for week 40... I'm splitting it up into thirds to make the trimesters fair, lol.)

I've been over morning sickness for a while, for the most part. I had about a month of constant nausea, nothing sounding good to eat, and throwing up a few times. Now, I feel sick if I eat too fast, or if I eat certain things, but it usually happens after the fact, so most of the time I feel completely normal.

So normal, in fact, that I am just frustrated with this pregnancy right now. I don't even feel pregnant! I'm still not showing, except in chubbiness that I mentioned before. I just barely started gaining weight, but I can't honestly tell you if that's from growing a person or eating too much on thanksgiving. I can still sleep on my stomach, which I view as the ultimate indicator of my uterus not getting any bigger. I can still fit into my stretchy-waisted jeans, unless I'm having a bad bloating day. I have felt the baby move a few times, but it's VERY VERY rare that I can feel it AND be sure it's not gas or muscle twitches. I'm incredibly tired all the time, but sometimes it's hard to tell if that's from growing a baby or working nights, because it takes me a long time to catch up. If I take the nap my body demands, then I'm usually awake at 4 AM the next morning unable to go back to sleep. If I force myself to stay up all day, I'm falling asleep on the couch by 8 pm. So sometimes I feel like I'm more tired than normal, and other times it just feels like my sleep schedule is off, but still totaling a basically normal amount.

Put all together, I sometimes wonder if the baby's even still in there. There's just nothing to really make me feel pregnant anymore. I'll be relieved to go to my appointment next week and hear the heartbeat again, and a thousand times more relieved to start feeling him really kicking and moving regularly. Sometimes I poke my uterus to try and make him wiggle. It never works.

4 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

I hope your stomach starts showing soon! There's nothing worse than just feeling chubby.

heather said...

My only thoughts are to not wish this time to go so fast. While it is fun to move on to the next phase, or at least feel some evidence that it's all real, there's still plenty of time to get there. Enjoy this time where you have a little more flexibility (physical, emotional, and mental) and just try to make the best of every stage. Good luck ... and for your sake I hope you start showing soon, but not get too uncomfortable! :)

Que and Brittany's Adoption Journal said...

Yay for trimester #2!

Erin said...

Not feeling pregnant is the hardest part of being pregnant! You just want to go to the doctor's office every day to hear the heartbeat.

I tried laying on my stomach yesterday to read. It lasted about two minutes, and then I decided I was uncomfortable.

Yay for both of us! We made it through the first trimester!