First Trimester

First Trimester Recap

March 16, 2012
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The highs and lows of the first tri! Most Exciting Moment… I think the obvious answer here is getting a positive test, but I actually think my most exciting moment was hearing the heartbeat for the first time. More than the positive test, more than the first ultrasound, this is when pregnancy really became real […]

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13 Weeks: Attention Convention

March 13, 2012

I had a lot of fun talking about all-things-babies at convention with some of the other women there. I’m in that information sponge stage where there is no such thing as unsolicited advice, and I’m enjoying hearing all kinds of perspectives. Our mentor, Amanda, wanted to rub my belly (the first time someone has asked!) […]

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13 Weeks: Breastful Dreams

March 13, 2012

The most commom dream I’ve been having since becoming pregnant is about breastfeeding. It’s the part of motherhood I look forward to most (so I sure hope it works for me!). Probably because I’ve had a large chest my whole life and hope that it hasn’t all been for nothing! A few weeks ago I […]

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13 weeks: Time Is Speeding Up

March 12, 2012
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13 weeks has flown by! Likely because I spent most of it in San Diego with my mind on Great Harvest instead of the ticking clock. I used to wake up each morning and study my stomach, feel around for my uterus and see if anything had happened overnight. These days I feel like I’m […]

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12 Weeks: A Second Peek Inside

March 11, 2012
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After what felt like an eternity of waiting, our first official ultrasound finally arrived! This was Matt’s first time seeing the baby in person since he wasn’t able to go with me to my emergency one a month prior. I was excited to see how the baby had grown, but also very excited to see […]

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12 Weeks: Diaper Dance

March 10, 2012

KERF reader Stephanie emailed me last week and asked if we intended to use cloth diapers. YES we’d like to try! As it turns out, she had about 45 (FORTY-FIVE!) cloth diapers of all different brands that she no longer needed and shipped me a HUGE box of them! Liners too!   I’m so thankful […]

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12 Weeks: Husband Aversions

March 10, 2012
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You want to know what one of the weirdest aversions I have experienced? An aversion to my husband’s smell! Well, not really his natural smell, but the smell that lingers on a body after a full day of wafting bread baking flavors through the air at the bakery. I’m not talking about the good ones […]

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12 Weeks: Kerthump, Part II

March 9, 2012
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One of the most exciting things that happened this week was attending Sarah’s baby shower! I can see how motherhood is such a bond – even before babies are born. Sarah’s family threw her a beautiful shower, and I enjoyed watching her open her gifts very much. After the guests had gone home, Sarah invited […]

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12 Weeks: Meds + Beds

March 8, 2012

I’ve started to wean myself off my meds a bit since I’ve been feeling better. I accidentally forgot two lunch doses of my B6 and Unisom and felt OK, so one day I skipped them altogether. I did feel a bit more nausea that day, so I’m sticking with a breakfast dose for another week […]

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12 Weeks: Transitions To Two

March 8, 2012
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3 months in!! The more people that know, the more fun this whole process is. And sharing ultrasound photos already gives me a sense of mothering pride : ) I really think my uterus has started to grow up, pushing everything else out. My stomach is no longer easy to suck in, although I can […]

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