Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Pregnancy Observations

Now that I've officially cleared the first trimester of pregnancy, naturally I'm an expert on the subject. I don't think I had it quite as bad as some, but I definitely wasn't boasting a "pregnancy glow." Here are a few of my first trimester pregnancy observations:

My boobs changed before anything else. And by changed I mean, got HUGE. So on our honeymoon, I basically passed as a Victoria's Secret model. Okay at least in the bust area.

Second thing? I had to pee. All The Time. I've never been one to have to get up in the middle of the night to pee. Someone please tell me that goes away post-pregnancy.

Chicken was the most disgusting food in the entire world. Do not say chicken, do not let me see chicken, even the chicken dance would have probably made me gag.

I could smell everything. I could sniff you and tell you what you ate for lunch (heaven help you if it was chicken.) I could walk into a room and exactly where and when Sparty had an accident. It was like I gained a superpower.

There were a couple of days where I lived on bread, cheese and prenatal vitamins.

Even if I could have slept 23 of the 24 hours in a day, I'm still not sure that would have been enough.

Suddenly every commercial brought me to tears. Even the ones that I used to think were cheesy and ridiculous.

Plain bagels from Dunkin Donuts with strawberry cream cheese were heaven. If I thought of one, or saw a DD commercial, I had to stop what I was doing and go get one. If I couldnt get one, I would think about it until I could. As a matter of fact, even just bringing it up now... hang on I'll be right back.

Even though it was 10 degrees (or less!) outside I swear my inner temperature was at a constant 110 or something. If Rambo turned the thermostat up to above 68... well then steer clear.

Seeing our baby's heartbeat for the first time? Instant tears.

I have a book that tells you what progress your baby is making week by week. If I read that week, that the eyes were moving from the side of the head to the front, I would freak out. "Ohmygosh, what if one of the eyes doesn't move?!" The week the ears were moving from the neck to the head? I prayed every night that both ears would make it. Seriously, growing a baby is scary.

Then, just like every book I ready, I woke up one day and the first trimester was over. A spicy chicken sandwich sounded appetizing, I could get out of bed in the morning without whining, and I'm not quite so emotional.

What did you deal with first trimester?



  1. hahahaha, you crack me up lady! I'm glad that passed. And now I'm looking forward to getting boobs....someday. :)

  2. Aww! It sounds exciting! At least everything changes and you don't feel like that for 9 months! This will help for when I get pregnant, I will re read and make sure that I am not crazy haha! : )