We found out that I was expecting on Monday, February 8th at exactly five weeks according to my last period and that my estimated due date would be in early October! I’m not thrilled about being super pregnant over the summer, but that’s what pools and air conditioners are for. Am I right or am I right?
I am very thankful that I have not been sick. Fun fact, neither was my mom when she was pregnant with me! I’m still not sure whether it was a coincidence or if morning sickness is partially hereditary. My main symptoms have been fatigue, major food aversions, painful gas, and breast tenderness. I also have some super annoying post nasal drip, but now that I’m getting closer to my second trimester it’s not as bad as it was.
My major food aversion has been to meat that wasn’t already prepared, so I haven’t cooked dinner in weeks! I feel bad, but it is what it is. A lot of the things I ate repetitively throughout the early part of my first trimester haven’t sounded as great lately. Those things include: honeycrisp apples, cereal, and eggs with ketchup.
I’m not a fan of restricting pants in general, but those definitely don’t fit now. I’m living in leggings and flowy pants these days. I still fit into my regular shirts, but it won’t be long before I need to go shopping! My favorite shirt that currently fits the bump the best is a tunic that I bought for our Utah trip last year that’s by CALIA by Carrie Underwood. They have them in solid colors as well and I’m leaning towards going up a size and buying all of them. They’re a bit pricy, but I think they would transition really well from pregnancy to postpartum. They’re quite long and are perfectly soft and stretchy, which is what I need right now.
I was up two pounds for the pregnancy during week ten, which is right on track for what is considered healthy for my first trimester even though I definitely loved chocolate covered ice cream bars in the early weeks. I also had a UTI during my ninth week which warranted antibiotics (first trimester safe, don’t worry!) but the checked my protein levels last week and everything looks good.
We have our second midwife appointment next Tuesday and we finally get to hear the baby’s heartbeat finally! I also need to make my appointment for the ultrasound portion of my NT Scan this week.